Saturday, August 21, 2010

China Glaze Vintage Vixen: Hotsy Totsy Set

I finally got around to swatching the second set of China Glaze Vintage Vixen shades--I guess that's not too bad, considering I still haven't touched my Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection from last year yet! The Hotsy Totsy set contains a perfect mix of shades for the Fall season and I was not disappointed with any of them. Like the others in this double-set collection, they all applied nicely using 2 coats.

Above & Below: Hey Doll is a rose mauve shimmer with multi colored tiny glitter. I didn't think I would like this with my skin tone, but I was pleasantly surprised by it.

Above & Below: Foxy, a darker rich copper shade, is a shimmer with coppery golden highlights. This is a nice shade of copper for me, as it doesn't seem to pull too much orange.

Above & Below: Jitterbug is a darker silver grey shade, with a metal flake glitter finish. The finish on this is smooth as glass and virtually brush-stroke free.

Above & Below: Swing Baby has the same metal flake glitter finish as Jitterbug, and is a shade that look more gold in brighter lighting (above) and more of a darker golden taupe in lower lighting (below).

Above & Below: Ingrid is a rich taupe creme with gold micro glitter that shifts to green and pink. Taupes are a favorite of mine and the shimmer colors add a nice touch.

Above & Below: Bogie is the slightest bit frosty, but don't let that bother you. This toned down purple with multi colored micro glitter is still a beautiful shade, and I love the actual shade of purple, because it's almost a dusty or muted version of grape.

The polishes in both of the Vintage Vixen sets are so pigmented that the application was quick and easy on all of them. I don't think I can pick a favorite because they're all beautiful and perfect for the upcoming season. I love the varied shimmer/metallic finishes and am thankful they aren't actually frosts, as we thought they were from the promo wording! China Glaze has once again come out with a fabulous collection, and I think we all appreciate not only their pricing, but also their willingness to listen to what their customers want .


  1. Jitterbug and Swing Baby were surprise loves for me! I got Bogie and I'm on the fence about it still. I liked it at first but then it was okay so I'm not sure. It's still a keeper though.

  2. Beautiful colours! I think Foxy is my favourite, but they are all so pretty.

    Did you receive my emails from the other day? I want to purchase some Massini polishes. Thanks.

  3. Love every polish in this collection. I think this will be a complete hit with this whole collection. Igrid, Jitterbug and Swing Baby are my three favorites. I didn't expect the beauty of those last two. I don't mind if you have older collections. I get so tired of seeing the same polishes on every blog. This way I get to revisit them with a fresh eye. Have a blessed Sunday Mary.

  4. They're so beautiful!! I like foxy the most, I think :)

  5. I have to agree with "Lucy," amazing polishes from china Glaze. I love them all and you make them look so gorgeous on your beautiful nails. My favs are "Hey Doll," with that rose mauve and how it looks in the shade, "Bogie" lovely purple with micro glitter, "Ingrid," the high taupe creme with gold micro glitter. I love taupe's, purples and dark brown (or (dark burgundy shades the most. Surprisingly no green colored polishes in this collection? Or did I miss something, LOL Anyway, another sensational blog. Nameste.

  6. Mmm, I'm really liking Foxy and Ingrid. Those are gorgeous!

  7. I like Swing Baby on you... Bogie is also very nice!

  8. China Glaze always surprises me, what a gorgeous new collection. Ingrid is a must for me this season.