Thursday, July 29, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen: Emerald Fitzgerald, Midnight Mission & First Class Ticket

China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collection for Fall 2010 has been one of the most anticipated Fall collections this year, and in my opinion it lives up to the hype. From the 1940's themed artwork on the boxed sets, to the inspired names from an incredible era, to the colors and finishes of the polishes themselves, this collection evokes memories of a simpler, yet more sophisticated and glamorous time.

Below: You knew I'd have to start with Emerald Fitzgerald because it's green! All 3 of the shades I'm showing you seem to have a subtle black base to them, which seems to allow the color to appear deeper and richer on the nail.

Above & Below: In the shade, this deep emerald green with with blue-green shimmer is absolutely stunning...that is, if you're a fan of green polish. Even if you're not, you must admit that this is a beautiful shade. The intricate detail of the shimmer can be seen in the macro shot below.
Below: Midnight Mission, a deep blue with silvery-blue micro glitter has just a hint of grey in it. I think this gives a more subtle look than if it were strictly a navy blue.
Below: In the shade, the glitter becomes more refined and delicate looking.
Below: A macro shot shows the detail of the glitter.
Below: A deep royal purple, First Class Ticket is filled with multi colored micro glitter. This is a true purple that surprisingly, didn't turn blue in my photos!
Below: The macro shot shows the multi colored glitter, which is more noticeable on the nail than my photo above was able to capture.
These shades all covered very nicely using 2 coats, and even though I'm only three shades into this collection, I love it! The 1940's likely didn't see shades like most of these, but I'm very pleased with the way China Glaze interpreted the era into this collection. Have you picked up any (or all!) shades yet from Vintage Vixen? I'd love to hear what your favorites are.


  1. I love Midnight mission! great hual : D

  2. I have First Class Ticket and I loved it. I wore it on Wednesday but I removed cause the unusual warm, sunny weather here in Norway demanded something more "summery". alsog got EF, Ingrid, and Going My Way.

  3. They're all very pretty :> I love blue-green polishes.

  4. I just picked up some polishes from this collection today! Ingrid, Bogie, Midnight Mission and Emerald Fitzgerald. I can't wait to wear them. :)

  5. My three favorites from this collection. I order the whole collection from TransDesign. Plus many other polishes! Can't wait to get them.

  6. I just unpacked mine last night but didn't have time to play yet. I'm hoping to get a chance to try one out this evening ;)

  7. Midnight Mission was the one where when I saw it in person, I thought to myself "This is sick!" and I meant it in a good way. It's just so unbelievably stunning!

  8. I haven't been able to find any of these so far, but I can't wait to get them!

  9. Midnight Mission looks absolutely stunning!

  10. I love all three of them, love them!

  11. Definitely "Midnight Mission," your right it's stunning in the shade as is "Emerald Fitzgerald," and I am sure "First Class Ticket," does the same. Amazingly stunning nail color. Love this collection...

  12. Tara~I like that shade of blue, not quite navy and a little different. I've been waiting to haul these since I first saw the promo pics!

    Regina~FCT has much more detail that I was able to capture, don't you agree? I'm really looking forward to using Ingrid, very pretty shade.

    Phyrra~not disappointed yet with these! I also love the blue/green/teal range.

    Sarah~sounds like you got some of the best from this collection :)

    Lucy~I just ordered a set for my niece, but VNS was out. Back in stock now, so I think she'll love them.

    Anonymous~I just love the packaging on the boxes too. I have them on my desk and the colors/shades are so pretty.

    kittypolishnbags~that's one of my many favorites from this collection.

    Zara~I think they're slowly coming out at Sally, so hopefully you'll find them soon :)

    Anh Nguyen~this one seems to get the most love!

    Jackie S.~the application has been great so far, which just adds to my love for them.

    Mc Huggs~China Glaze just gets better and better. They listen to their customers and deliver every time.

  13. I'm wearing emerald Fitzgerald right now and I love it. Its such a nice Fall shade.