Friday, October 24, 2014

China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Swatches and Review

Press Sample

Happy Friday, dear readers! I hope you have had a wonderful week and have fun weekend plans ahead of you. As for me, I'm looking forward to some early Halloween festivities with my family! I feel like I've really gotten into the Halloween spirit the past few days, and I can't wait! To keep the Halloween momentum going, I wanted to share with you the new China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Collection with you today. This collection includes five new shimmer and glitter polishes in addition to a re-released glow-in-the-dark topcoat. Let's check them out!

But Of Corpse
But Of Corpse is my favorite shade from the collection; it is the perfect shade for your zombie or monster themed nails! I had no application issues with it, and I found that it dried really quickly. The finish is matte and slightly textured, but you can easily add top coat to help smooth it out and give a little shine. I applied two coats for the top photo and added a layer of topcoat for the closeup photo.

Rest in Pieces
Over China Glaze Desert Sun
I always look forward to see what China Glaze is releasing for Halloween because they always come up with the best names for the collection. I am digging the name of this glitter topper, and the combination is simple but cute for the holiday. The clear base boasts glitters in various shapes and sizes of black and golden glitters, and I adore how it looks with this base shade. I did find the formula of this topper to be very thin, so be careful to not flood your cuticles. I tried to remove some of the excess base from the brush prior to dabbing the glitters on my nails. The glitters spread out nicely for me, and the thin bar glitters were easy to work with as well. I then topped my nails off with topcoat for these photos.

I Love Your Guts
I Love Your Guts is the pink-leaning version of But Of Corpse. It also dried quickly for me with the same matte slightly textured finish. I didn't have any problems with the formula for this one either, but I do recommend working quickly due to the fast dry time. I used two coats for the top photo and added topcoat for the closeup photo above.

Getting to Gnaw You
I've really been loving black-based glitter polishes, and I am glad to see one in this collection. The warm brown glitters make Getting to Gnaw You a great shade not only for Halloween, but for the fall season in general. It is very densely packed with glitters so it made application a little tricky for me, but it still turned out nice with a little bit of patience. I used three coats plus topcoat for these photos.

Don't Let the Dead Bite
I have mixed feelings about the overall look of Don't Let the Dead Bite. I'm not a fan of the combination of the pinkish nude base with the red glitters, but it does look like something that works for Halloween. Unfortunately, my bottle of Don't Let the Dead Bite was really thick and gloopy, and I could not get it to apply nicely for me. The glitters did not want to break up easily for me, and I had a bit of patchiness with the first two coats. A third coat hid the bald spots, but it did leave my nails looking a little on the lumpy side. I also used topcoat to make my nails smooth overall, but it didn't help to conceal the lumpiness of the colour beneath it.

Ghoulish Glow
Over White Base
Ghoulish Glow is (obviously) the glow-in-the-dark topcoat; China Glaze has been rereleasing this shade with the Halloween collections over the past few years. It is very sheer on its own, so you will want to layer it; the glow is much more obvious if you layer over white or a very pale colour. I used a stark white here, and as you can probably tell, it does give a slight yellow tint to whatever is underneath it. To get a little extra glow, I used two coats of Ghoulish Glow. To help make it glow, I charged my nails for about a minute under a black light. The formula is a little on the thin side, but it is still easy to work with. I topped my nails off with topcoat, and as you can see, I still was able to see the glow effect.

The Apocalypse of Colour Collection is now available for purchase from various retail locations; prices vary by location. Pick up your favorites before they're gone!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual authors. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.

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