China Glaze Autumn Nights – Shimmers




I am so very glad that I finally got done swatching the third and final part of the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection. At this point, my nails kind of hurt yet I still have a bagillion polishes to get through today. Hey, I’m not complaining because I have a lot of pretty polishes to swatch and a few are giving me some serious polish sweats. In case you don’t know what I mean by polish sweats, it’s when you see a polish so pretty that you get the sweats just thinking of how pretty it will look. Maybe it’s just me…? Anyway, as I had predicted, I do like the shimmer polishes from this collection. In fact, I actually love 4 of the 6 which was definitely a surprise. Let me show you the swatches.

China Glaze Kiss My Glass 1

China Glaze Kiss My Glass 2China Glaze Kiss My Glass

China Glaze Public Relations 1

China Glaze Public Relations 2China Glaze Public Relations

China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine 1

China Glaze Don't Make Me Wine 2China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine

China Glaze Red-y & Willing 1

China Glaze Red-y & Willing 2China Glaze Red-y & Willing

China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans 1

China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans 2China Glaze Scandalous Shenanigans

China Glaze Tongue & Chic 1

China Glaze Tongue & Chic 2China Glaze Tongue & Chic

The formula on all these polishes was very similar so I didn’t feel the need to discuss each one individually. I applied two coats of each polish and that’s really all they needed for full opacity. The formula was not too thick and not too thin and it was extremely easy to control. I did find that it was very easy to create bald spots when I didn’t wait enough time in between coats. The worst offenders in the bald spot and streakiness departments were Kiss My Glass and Public Relations. In fact, those are the only two polishes that I  didn’t like from this half of the collection. The remaining four are just beautiful and if I had to pick just one, I would pick…Tongue & Chic just because I have a current obsession with teal. I picked up this whole collection during last week’s major binge shopping escapade with my friend Lesley. If you had seen what ensued when we were informed that this collection was available, you might have laughed. We literally grabbed everything we could get our hands on. I don’t even want to think about what kind of look I had in my eyes but it was probably something like this:

buyallthethingsWhenever I go polish shopping, I kind of go into a trance and literally grab EVERYTHING in sight and think about consequences later–and yes, that always backfires but the high I get is totally worth it. Yes, I am still talking about nail polish.

So there you have it. What do you think of the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection as a whole? Are you excited about these colors and finishes or do you find them very been there done that? As you know, the chromes were horrible in my opinion, but the cremes and most of the shimmers were total winners in my book. I guess 6 out of 12 isn’t too bad, but I wish this collection had more cremes…ahhh my lovely cremes. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by, and I will talk to you soon!

24 thoughts on “China Glaze Autumn Nights – Shimmers

  1. Have you thought of using glue as a base coat when you’re swatching? It’d cut down on the amount of remover you have to use on your nails and mani’s are super easy to just pop off with a glue base.

    1. I actually did try using glue a while ago and it was kind of a nightmare. when I tried to remove the glue (elemers), it peeled off some of my nails. Plus, the time it takes to apply the glue and wait for it to not be tacky just added so much time to my swatching. I wish it had worked out for me! 🙁

  2. i didnt like the foils.. and i didn’t like kiss my glas and public relations, OTH, the 2 blues of the shimmer.. well. hello beautiful.. this was my face when i saw these beauties:

    i get so sad when i see a brand i like so much releasing so many polishes i hate, first the bird feathers collection and now all this weird autumn thingies.. meeeh..
    whenever i get in my mail your last post i feel like the first picture, and when i see all these ugly ChG colors/formulas i feel like the second one
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    1. You always make me crack up with your images. I know what you mean about all the ugly collections. I mean, some of these are nice but they aren’t winners. For example, last year’s On Safari collection that CG put out was AMAZING. I loved every single polish so hard. I mean, the whole thing was perfection.

    1. lol…it should be classified as a psychiatric condition as far as I’m concerned. It’s not really a shopping addiction…but pretty close. ha!

  3. Wwweeelll….I have to admit, these are the best part of the collection. 😉 I agree with you about the colors, too. The gray & gray/purple…eh, OK (although I like the gray/purple better), but the fuschia, red, blue, and teal…SO glowy and gorgeous!!!
    That graphic made me laugh out loud. To anyone reading this, I can 100% confirm the trance that she mentions…I SAW it happen. And not only did I see it happen, the lure of this trance was SO STRONG that I just followed suite. For a second I was like, OK, let me check these out here, and then I was like, ah, eff it, and just chucked them all in the basket. We CLEANED them out…their display looked so sad after we demolished it. We were proud…proud and guilty.

    1. Oh, you were just as bad as me if not worse since you did spend like triple what I did? 😛 However, I think you had an excuse because this was a one time thing for you while I do this…every week? lol I am going on a no-buy at this point because I just can’t buy anymore polish when I literally have hundreds of untried and about 30 polishes lined up for swatching. And of course now that I broke a nail on my money hand, I don’t know what to do. Should I resort to a fake nail????

      1. OMG, girl, no! No, no, no. Patience, grasshopper!
        Yyyeeeaaahhh, the full gravity of my hoarding just hit me when I realized that between my crazy spree and gifts, I just got about 50 polishes in the span of, like, a week for my birthday. That’s…that’s a lot. On top of the hundreds of untrieds I already have. I think I need to cool it down….like, immediately.

  4. I also love the four you like. They look amazing. Hope to find them soon 🙂 Perfect jewel tone polishes for fall.

  5. I am so apathetic to this entire collection and that makes me sad.
    Mmm, polish highs…. those are my favorite.

    1. lol…I know, right? We can have a million dupes but if the colors are great, we end up getting them every time. I’m trying to stop myself when I see dupes, but it’s so darn hard! I guess this is what addiction is all about.

  6. So pretty! I don’t mind a bit of brush strokes as long as the polish isn’t streaky. If it’s brushstrokey, but no streaks, I can handle that. Hubby bought me the whole set for my birthday, can’t wait to get them.

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