China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection Holiday 2016

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Well hello there! How was your Thanksgiving? (I’m assuming that you’re American, here.) Mine was really nice despite the ham/car mishap that I had. Since I don’t eat turkey, I made a ham for Thanksgiving dinner. I was driving so carefully on my way to my brother’s house and then I took a sharp turn…which made all the ham juices fly out of my dish. My car now smells like glazed ham, but I guess it could be worse. Despite that, we had a really great time with a lot of friends and family. I ended up taking an extra day off so today is my first day back to work since last Wednesday. It’s so hard to go back to work after a short break–it sucks being an adult. Anywho, today I’m here to show you my swatches of the China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection for Holiday 2016. Holiday, you say? You must be mistaken, you say. Now, now…don’t get all worked up about the lack of true seasonal colors or even a holiday vibe from this collection. Let’s take a look at my swatches below.

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China Glaze Eat Pink Be Merry

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China Glaze Let’s Shell-ebrate

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China Glaze Sand In My Mistletoes

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China Glaze Snow Way

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China Glaze Good Tide-ings

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China Glaze Joy To The Waves

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China Glaze Partridge In A Palm Tree

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China Glaze Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish

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China Glaze Seas and Greetings

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China Glaze ‘Tis The Sea-sun

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China Glaze Warm Wishes

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China Glaze The More The Berrier

I’m torn here because I do like some of these shades quite a bit, but I just don’t get holiday from this collection. I do think there is a cute play on words for this collection and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash if these shades weren’t part of a holiday collection. I’m used to seeing tons of glitters, sparkle and jewel tones from China Glaze, but this year they just went another direction. My picks from this collection are: Seas and Greetings, Warm Wishes, Good Tide-ings and Snow Way. I’m sad that you can really see the gorgeous shimmer in Snow Way from my pictures but I promise it’s there. In fact, it’s the white equivalent of Pearl Jammin’. I really did not care for Partridge In A Pear Tree because it’s  difficult to work with due to the matte formula. I think the color is beautiful, but the formula not so much. Now for some details on where you can get these shades: Ulta will not be carrying this collection in stores or online. Sally Beauty will be carrying six shades from this collection in stores; the complete collection will be available online at SallyBeauty.com.  These will be sold in stores:

·         ‘Tis the Sea-Sun

·         The More, The Berrier

·         Seas and Greetings

·         Let’s Shell-ebrate

·         Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish

·         Joy to the Waves

So what do you think about this collection? Are there any shades that you interested in? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

34 thoughts on “China Glaze Seas and Greetings Collection Holiday 2016

  1. Rebecca Gibson
    29 November, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I think it’s a really beautiful collection! It’s sort of a “Holiday by the Sea” theme… spending Christmas somewhere warm and Tropical:-)

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Basically a California Christmas! lol Although, it’s been a little chilly here.
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  2. Rebecca H.
    29 November, 2016 at 9:04 am

    I ordered Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starfish. I think it will look lovely layered over darker shades.

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Yes, absolutely! I am going to try a bunch of different combos with it.
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  3. 29 November, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Great swatches of each color!
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    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks, Lisa. 🙂
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  4. Tracey
    30 November, 2016 at 6:33 am

    This collection of colours take me back to the warm sunny summer days ♡

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      As a Summer hater, you would think I’d hate the vibe of this collection but it’s cute–just different. 🙂
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  5. 30 November, 2016 at 7:36 am

    I really like this collection. It’s a damn shame about Partridge in a Palm Tree.
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    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      I know. 🙁 I really like mattes but most of them are problematic like this one. Maybe if I leave tons of time in between each coat…
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  6. 30 November, 2016 at 8:33 am

    yup, gonna need that periwinkle.
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    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Good choice! It’s a great creme.
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  7. Lesley
    30 November, 2016 at 10:51 am

    “Ham/car mishap,” lol. I didn’t know you don’t eat turkey!
    Dude, it was SO HARD to go back to work after four days off…and I started getting a cold right at that same time. Ah, life, lol.
    I’m not dying over having to have these, but I don’t mind that it’s not the “usual” China Glaze holiday collection. Strange how they are retailing it, though.

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Pffft. You already know how I feel about this comment. You are also uninvited from any future amexicaustrian thanksgivings. Hmmrrrpphhhh!
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  8. 30 November, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I always seem to enjoy shades that are opposite of the season we are in. China Glaze ‘Tis The Sea-sun is definitely my kind of shade.

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      It’s definitely almost neon and very summer-like.
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  9. 30 November, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I love Partridge in a Palm Tree, but damn that formula.

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Booo! I know. I have seen other people make it look pretty flawless. Maybe top coat will smooth it out for me.
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  10. 30 November, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I really liked this collection, and I love that China Glaze is willing to step outside the box when other mainstreams wont… but it did leave me wishing for some more jewel tones.

    1. 30 November, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      100% agree! I need my dark reds and greens in a holiday collection. Maybe next year!
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  11. 1 December, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I only managed to nab a few from this collection so far, but your swatches are making me to buy the rest! I always really love CG’s holiday collections even though this year they kinda went in a weird direction with it lol.
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    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Weird is the right word but hey…sometimes weird is fun. 🙂
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  12. Ana
    1 December, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I actually really love this Collection. Beautiful swatches!

    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks, Ana!
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  13. 1 December, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Your pics make me glad I bought some of them!

    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you! Which ones did you get?
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  14. The Jedi Wife
    1 December, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I personally love the take China Glaze took this year, but then I’m a beach person anyway so it just suits me. At least The More the Berrier is true to the usual holiday vibe!

    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      I love the beach too so I can appreciate these as well.
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  15. 3 December, 2016 at 4:18 am

    As usual beautiful swatches !! These colours are really lovely !

    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Anita.
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  16. 3 December, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Your swatches are fantastic! There are a few shades from this collection I wouldn’t mind getting.
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    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you, Sasha. Let me know if you get some of these and how you like them.
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  17. AuttyW
    11 December, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t think I will ever get over how gorgeous your swatches have always been! One of my favorite nail blogs! Also, I definitely get the whole “holiday by the sea vibe” here like others have stated. I’m thinking they didn’t want to just go with the “typical” holiday colors that everyone else goes to this time of the year.

    1. 20 December, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      You are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much. Totally made my day. 🙂
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