Monday, October 22, 2018

Get Your Nails all Spooked Out for Halloween with China Glaze Paint It Black Collection

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It is the most wonderful time of year- Halloween is only 10 days away and everywhere around me, houses are decorated with their own spooky fashion for the occasion. To celebrate in the festivities, China Glaze has launched their new Halloween collection that is sure to add a spooky and edgy spin to your every day look. The Paint It Black Collection consists of 6 nail lacquers all in a shade of black so you are sure to find your perfect touch. Because several of these shades look deceptively similar in the bottles, I wanted to share swatches of the most similar looking shades side-by-side so you can easily see how these really compare. Ready? Let's plunge into the darkness and check them out!

Pret-A-Potion vs Night and Slay
Pret-A-Potion - Matte black micro glitter
Night and Slay - Black and iridescent glitter blend

These two shades are the most similar from the Paint It Black Collection with only one key difference. Night and Slay contains with same matte black micro glitters as Pret-A-Potion, but is also includes holographic glitters in both smaller and larger sizes. When shown as a single coat over white, they appear much more similar, but when you build up to opacity, it's easy to see the difference between these two. I had no issues with either polish, and I was able to achieve opacity in just three coats. Please keep in mind that because these are glitters, they will dry to a textured finish and will need top coat to become smooth. Also, they will require a little extra time for removal, but they came off easily with the foil method for me. Alternately, you may prefer to use a pell off base coat.

Maliboo-boo vs Shadies & Gentleman
Maliboo-boo - Black holographic
Shadies & Gentleman - Black matte

While a matte polish and a holographic polish are obviously different, I paired these two together for the sake of this post as these were the two "basic" black shades without any extra bells and whistles like shimmers or glitters. Both shades are pretty and easy to work with, although when it comes to Shadies & Gentlemen, take note that you will want to work fast! As often seen with matte nail lacquers it dries quickly and isn't the most forgiving if you end up overworking it. I don't usually need a ridge filler when I apply polishes, but I think the look would be a little smoother had I used one. Both nail lacquers are shown with two coats for opacity.

Wicked Liquid vs Ash & Burn
Wicked Liquid - Black gold metallic
Ash & Burn - Black base with copper micro glitter

Wicked Liquid and Ash & Burn looked much more similar in the bottle (although definitely not the same), but wearing them on the nails really shows just how different these two look. The addition of the gold metallic gives Wicked Liquid an almost dark olive look whereas Ash & Burn has more pops of copper against a black base. When it comes to choosing between these, I suppose it's a matter of picking your preferred metallic shade! Both applied easily to the nails with two coats needed to cover any visible nail line.

If all black nails aren't quite your jam or you want to mix it up with a fun accent nail, China Glaze has also released their limited edition Spider Nail Decals. Whether you want your Halloween nails to be cute, spooky, or just a little bit vampy, these decals will help you achieve your preferred look. These decals apply like a sticker: simply peel with tweezers and place on your nails and seal with top coat. No extra steps are needed, so your manicure can be ready to go in no time!

The China Glaze Paint It Black Collection is available for purchase now at Sally Beauty Stores and online at The MSRP is $7.50 for individual shades. The MSRP for the Spider Nail Decals is $6.99.

I love black polish, so I am excited to see China Glaze release an all black collection this Halloween season! Wicked Liquid, Ash & Burn, and Maliboo-boo are my favorites although Shadies & Gentleman likely would win me over more with a glossy top coat.

Do you have a favorite shade from this collection? I'd love to hear your top picks! Also, please chime in below with how you would use these decals! I'm always eager to here how products inspire others!

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

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  1. Yes, I do. Wicked Liquid is a stunning shades. I also like Night and Slay. A black-focused collection is such a cool idea

  2. this is a great collection of Halloween nail polishes! mine looks Halloween-ish already w/o polish, boo me lol

  3. I think there are better matte black polishes but Wicked Liquid is top notch.

  4. Now that's unique! I've never seen a brand release a black color collection before.

  5. Wicked Liquid is my favourite of this lot - a more intense, golden and glowing version of Chanel Peridot. I didn't know CG had decals - those are really cute!

  6. Ohh, I like the black glitter one that has some holo in it!

  7. I do wish they did a black with orange glitter but I love the concept of this collection.

  8. I really like ChGl but feel like this Collection was a huge miss. The matte is just bad! And the others seem uninspired.


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