China Glaze Feeling Twinkly vs. Dorothy Who?

When I got my press samples of the China Glaze Twinkly Holiday 2014 collection, I couldn’t help but notice that China Glaze Feeling Twinkly looked a lot like China Glaze Dorothy Who?….at least in the bottle! So I did a quick side-by-side for you guys.


So in the bottle, these look remarkably similar. Not quite the same, but close enough where you wonder if you need both.



However, once you get them on the nails, you can see they’re not even close at all.

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China Glaze Twinkle Holiday Collection

{Press Sample}

China Glaze sent me their holiday collection to show you! This collection is full of 12 polishes that you can pair to make pretty much any holiday nail art your heart desires!





China Glaze No Peeking!

No Peeking! is a shimmery dark purple. The formula on this one is quite nice. This is two coats.

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HPB Oct. Halloween Mani Link-Up: Graveyard Nail Art

I am a member of the Hobby Polish Bloggers Facebook group! It’s a great resource to get ideas and help troubleshoot with other bloggers! Today’s nail art is part of our new monthly linkup post!

I started with Sally Hansen Wax Poetic which I think is limited edition….at least it was in a special display at the store! It dried quickly and into a gorgeous matte/wax finish. Then, I used the special Cici&sisi Halloween plate to stamp different graveyard nail art designs on each nail. I used Bundle Monster Black as my stamping polish.

First, here’s a shot of Wax Poetic all on its own. I really love the look of this!



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Press Release: China Glaze Twinkle Collection

‘Tis the season for gathering with friends and loved ones, and dreaming of the future. This holiday season China Glaze® introduces Twinkle, a collection of shades that perfectly capture the spirit of the season, sparkles in the night sky created by glowing lights, the softness of fresh snowfall and visions of the new year. With 11 new shades and one special effects top coat, China Glaze® Twinkle collection also features nail art kits and gift sets perfect for gifting the manicure addict in your life.


China Glaze® Twinkle features 11 new polishes and one effects top coat:

  • I’d Melt For You: Icy silver chrome


  • Meet Me Under the Stars: Holographic glitter in a black base
  • Dancing & Prancing: Multi-color glitter


  • Tip Your Hat: Classic red crème


  • Pine-ing for Glitter: Forest green glitter


  • December to Remember: Dark blue iridescent shimmer


  • Out Like a Light: Dark grey crème


  • No Peeking!: Rich eggplant shimmer


  • Define Good…: Sultry cranberry shimmer


  • De-Light: Gold and holographic staple glitter


  • Feeling Twinkly: Dark blue glitter


  • Chillin’ with My Snow-mies: Multi-sized white snowflake overlay



The China Glaze® Twinkle collection also features seasonally-inspired gift sets including:


  • Glow in the Snow: De-Light, Out Like a Light, and Meet Me Under the Stars with a mini LED flashlight (MSRP $22.50)
  • Bringing in the Season: Define Good…, Dancing & Prancing, and No Peeking! with a bright purple pouch (MSRP $22.50)
  • Reflect on the Season: Chillin’ with My Snow-mies, Out Like a Light, and Tip Your Hat with a compact mirror in a bright red sleeve (MSRP $22.50)
  • ‘Tis the Season: Mini bottles of Define Good…, De-Light, Pine-ing For Glitter, and Feeling Twinkly (MSRP $20.00)
  • Time to be Freezin’: Mini bottles of Tip Your Hat, No Peeking!, I’d Melt for You, and Chillin’ with My Snow-mies (MSRP $20.00)


There is no better time of the year for nail art than the holidays and this season, China Glaze® makes creating the most festive designs a cinch with five Twinkle Nail Art Kits including:


  • Lights in a Tangle: Create holiday lights using De-Light, Define Good…, Pine-ing for Glitter, and Snow (core shade) with nail design thread (MSRP $30.00)
  • Trim the Tree: Decorate your nails with Christmas trees using Define Good…, December to Remember, and Paper Chasing (core shade) with nail design striping tape (MSRP $22.50)
  • Clause for Celebration: Accent your manicure with Santa’s hat using Tip Your Hat, Meet Me Under the Stars, and Chillin’ with My Snow-mies with nail design gems (MSRP $22.50)
  • Candy Can Can-Can: I’d Melt For You, Tip Your Hat, and Snow (core shade) with nail design striping tape (MSRP $22.50)
  • Sprinkle Some Twinkle: Half-moons and French tips glisten using Dancing & Prancing and No Peeking! with nail design guides (MSRP $15.00)


Make this holiday one to remember with the China Glaze® Twinkle collection, available in November 2014 at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Sally Beauty and Ulta (individual shades MSRP $7.50).


For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest ( #ChinaGlazeTwinkle.

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Gold Lace Stamping Nail Art

Today’s stamping nail art used Cici&Sisi Plate 03 which has a lovely spiral lace stamp design. I started with two coats of Essence Gothic Gold which is from their limited edition Dark Romance collection. It’s an antique golden texture polish. I used Konad Special Black to stamp the design. The design I picked is in the bottom right corner.




I really love how this one turned out. The stamp transferred very well and I love the look of gold and black together.






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