China Glaze recently announced their Pop Top Collection, which I posted about here. They were kind enough to send me a sample of the collection so that I could play around with it and share its glorious glittery-ness with you!
I know that at least three of these are in their core collection, as well they should be! China Glaze White on White is part of this collection, but is also their classic white creme that is a go-to white for many nail polish lovers. Additionally, China Glaze Fairy Dust is in the core collection and is in many, many nail polish lover’s collections. Fairy Dust is pretty much a staple topper! Techno is also part of the core collection. Before I received this sample package, I did not own it. Now that I’ve played with it, I’m so glad it’s here!
Your Present Required is originally from the Holidaze collection. Luxe and Lush is originally from the 2012 Hunger Games collection where it represented District 1. Heart of Africa is from the African Safari Collection. Pizzazz, I believe, is originally from the Holiday Joy collection. Finally, I pink I Can is from the Up and Away Collection.
Some might feel that it’s strange for China Glaze to simply re-promote already released polishes in a new collection. Well, my take on it is that all of these polishes are gorgeous and should be re-looked at for the holidays. I would much rather have a company say, “Yeah, you know what? Here’s Fairy Dust and it’s awesome and we’re going to market it again” than have a company try and pull a fast one on us where they just change the name to “Holiday Sparkle Stuff” and then think we won’t notice. Do you know what I mean? So I’m not even mad. I’m impressed.
So without further ado—let’s take a look at these!
First up, let’s look at China Glaze White On White all alone, since it’s part of this collection. I’d never actually used White on White before since I have a bunch of other whites…but this formula is amazing and wonderful. I was extremely impressed. It went on smoothly, opaquely, and no streaks in sight. I think this will be my go-to white from now on!
I then decided to layer China Glaze Pizzazz over White on White. Pizzazz is a multi-sized, multi-colored glitter bomb! I did regular strokes on my ring finger, and then on my other three fingers, I sponged it on the tips. I wanted you to see what it looked like each way. I did this method with all of the toppers.
Over Heart of Africa, I layered China Glaze Techno which is a silver holo multi-shaped glitter. This is actually one of my favorite looks I came up with for this post!
China Glaze Luxe and Lush is a white flakie top coat. I decided to layer it over China Glaze Flying Dragon. I’ve actually used Luxe and Lush before and I can tell you that it really takes on elements of the polish it’s layered on top of. It’s quite the chameleon! Sidenote: Whenever I hear/think/say/read “chameleon” I can’t help but remember this….
China Glaze I Pink I Can is a multi-sized pink glitter. I decided to layer it over China Glaze Smoke and Ashes (from the 2012 Hunger Games collection) because I simply adore black and pink together!
Last, but most certainly not least, we have China Glaze Fairy Dust. Or as I like to call it, “The best topper in the whole world and everyone should have it”. Fairy Dust is a tiny silver/holo shimmer topper and I’ve used it in many-a-mani. Today, I layered it over China Glaze Petal to the Metal, from the 2014 City Flourish Collection.
This winners of the China Glaze Pop Top collection are Fairy Dust, Heart of Africa, and Techno. Those are totally my three favorites. Which ones are you gravitating to???
China Glaze® Pop Top will be available in August 2014 as open stock colors and 12-piece counter display, plus two four-piece box collections, “Glisten Up” and “Feeling Sparkly”. Individual polishes will retail for $7.50 MSRP and the four-piece box collections retail for $19.95 each. China Glaze® Pop Top will be available at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide; the four-piece kits will be available exclusively at Ulta.