Mmmmmm. Glitterrrrrrrrrrrrr. I, again, am so shocked and so pleased with how much I’ve been loving all the new collections from the nail polish companies this season. Last year, yes, I loved them, but this year, it’s a whole new level of awesome. As somebody that loves glitter, all these glitter released have been fantastical.
China Glaze’s Eye Candy collection is their second collection for this holiday season. All of these polishes are meant to be “3D glitters”, which mean, all of the glitters have multiple components to them making them look “3D” in a way. This collection was inspired (or themed off of) by Marilyn Monroe.
There are originally 6 colors in this collection, and I purchased 4. The other 2 were the gold and the graphite color and I just wasn’t interested in the gold and the graphite color has been done in other brands before so I just skipped it.
The 4 I did purchase were Love Marilyn, Material Girl, Marry A Millionaire, and Lorelei’s Tiara.
Just as a little “Just So You Know” type thing: there are a lot of companies that are releasing similar polishes in response to all these multi-glitters by OPI, China Glaze and other big brands. Sally Hansen just released their Gem Crush collection and then Nails Inc. which you can buy at Sephora also have their own line of “3d Glitters”, and I’m sure they’re going to be seen in other companies soon as well. I’ve included comparisons of the Sally Hansen Gem Crush collections in this post, to show you that you don’t have to go far to get the same effect of nail polish.
These can be found at Sallys, Ulta as well as online at various etailers and can be purchased for $3 to $6 depending on where you get them from.
Love Marilyn is a very classic red microglitter with bigger pieces of silver glitter mixed in. Like a bunch of crushed rubies and diamonds. Gorgeous and applies very easily. Above is a swatch of 3 coats with no top coat. Great holiday color. It’s not similar to any of the other red glitters released by OPI or China Glaze either.
It’s got a very similar (not sure if it’s a dupe) counterpart from the Sally Hansen Gem Crush collection, which I’ve been able to very easily find at all the CVS’ I’ve gone to.
I’m including both this and Nails Inc’s Sloane Square (below) because they’re very similar to the China Glaze Eye Candy color Some Like It Haute. It’s a graphite microglitter with holo glitter mixed in. I’m going to assume it’s either a dead on dupe of one of these, or right in between one of these as judging from other people’s photos I’ve seen.