Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage Vixen Swatches - "Hotsy Totsy"

Hello Everybody! I have a very exciting post today: One half of the China Glaze Fall Collection, Vintage Vixen. I have been very excited to see these shades for myself and they do not disappoint. The only way they disappoint me is that they make me wish it was fall!

Vintage Vixen is a collection of 12 foxy, vintage shades and I am showing you them in two parts. Today is going to be the first 6-piece set: Hotsy Totsy. Tomorrow I will show you my swatches of other set.

Okay, ready? >>>

Jitterbug - This is a steel colored, mega shimmer with a sort of foil finish. It's part foily metallic, and part shimmer. Very flashy and hott. This is 2 coats.

Swing Baby - Same concept as Jitterbug but this is a champagne colored shimmery foil shade. This appears to have several different colored particles in it to give it the overall shade it is. It is hard to peg as "cool", "warm" or "neutral". This is on the thinner side than Jitterbug though. I needed three coats.

Bogie - This is a eggplant purple shade with silver shimmer. WOW. I really like this one. I wish it was fall so I could wear it! It doesn't feel like a summer color.

Hey Doll - This is a mauvy, rose with shimmer. Not a color I would normally go for, but it is still pretty.

Ingrid - Ah, the beloved taupe nail polish. Do we have lots of them? Sure, but this one is special thanks to the caramel colored shimmer.

- A very unexpected surprise. This is a very brown, red shimmer. On coat 1 it looks mostly like a red shimmer (boring), but by the second coat it has a more noticeable brown color to it (awesome). This is another one that is making me wish it was fall.

How pretty are these? I would have normally thought tomorrow's set would be way better thanks to the bold colors like blue and green, but this set is fantastic! There is lots to enjoy here. The formula of these are a bit thin and runny, but very pigmented allowing for two coats on all except for Swing Baby. Hey Doll may need 3 coats but by doing a thicker second coat I was able to get away with just two.

Stay tuned for Part II!!


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  1. All pretties! They don't seem unique to me though, so I think I'll skip these :)

  2. ACK!!! Everyone seems to be getting these but me!! You have done such a scrumptious job, I am wanting them more and more. :)

    Do you think if I go to Sally's and beg them to sell me them early, they will?

    Good job, Elaine!

  3. These remind me a lot of the Rodeo Diva collection. They're gorgeous, but I'm hoping to just decide on a couple of must haves and skip the rest.

  4. Nice swatches! I am not sold on any colors yet... maybe Ingrid?? I am not sure...

  5. I'm with Tasha - I'm not sold on any of the colors yet (but especially not Ingrid - LOL). Maybe I'm not in a fall kinda mood yet?

  6. Thanks for the swatches! I want Ingrid and Foxy, they are so pretty! :D

  7. I want. The entire collection, I want. (why do I have to be broke?!?!) The first three colors look fantastic on you.

    Also, I tagged you in an award on my blog. Check it out here! http://newbienails.blogspot.com/2010/06/with-cherry-on-top.html


  8. Great swatches! I want all of these except for Hey Doll. Bogie is amazing and I don't think I have any dupes for it.