It’s hard to believe that the holidays are quickly approaching. To get into the festive spirit, I slicked on China Glaze Glittering Garland.
Have you put up your Christmas tree?
I have a baby Christmas tree with tiny gold and black ball ornaments on my kitchen counter. The tree also has some red berries on the tips. This year I may get a tiny angel ornament for the topper. My tree’s so small, I may have to look for an angel finger puppet, actually.
Back when I lived at home, we had a big, tall tree that I enjoyed putting up. We had so many decorations (both bought and home-made).
Sometimes it felt like opening up a time capsule because, over the years, we had a good assortment of ornaments from back when I was a baby up to when I was in high school.
Although the Christmas trees look gorgeous in the stores full of glittery and glistening decorations, I liked the one at my parents’ place more because when you looked at the tree, you saw our one-of-a-kind ornaments that reminded you of fond memories.
It used to be a tradition we had that, each year, we’d make a new ornament to commemorate that year. I miss that. I’m not sure why, but after high school, we stopped doing it.
One day, if I ever have a family of my own, I hope to rekindle that tradition. Of course, this greatly hinges upon me moving into a bigger place – I’m practically living in a shoebox now! There’s no room for a big tree, and I do miss it.
China Glaze Glittering Garland Pictures
China Glaze Glittering Garland Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Glittery green
- Name: China Glaze Glittering Garland
- Collection: China Glaze Let It Snow (Holiday 2011)
- Colours Available in the China Glaze Let It Snow Collection: Glittering Garland, Twinkle Lights, Champagne Bubbles, Holly Day, Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Ring in the Red, Poinsettia, Blue Year’s Eve, Tinsel Town, Icicle & Snow Globe
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.95 USD
- Where to Buy: 8ty8Beauty, Head2Toe, Trans Design, Nailsupplies & Victoria Nail Supply
China Glaze Glittering Garland Review
Glittering Garland is mainly a deep, dark evergreen, but when the light hits it, you get golden notes that really play well together. I think the golden bits help it come to life and make it more interesting than just another green polish.
Although it was dark, you can notice the green, so it’s not one of those near-black-but-just-looks-like-black shades.
I’d have to call this one a flakie polish. At first, I thought the pieces of glitter were just standard and round, but upon closer examination, they’re actually small irregular-shaped flakes.
Application & Formula
Glittering Garland applied beautifully – no hang-ups or let-downs. It was smooth and extremely pigmented. It’s one of those almost-one-coaters! And then with two, it’s really rich and vampy.
Final Verdict: 9/10
This green polish was really fun to wear, and I liked how it caught the light in a mysterious way. Then again, I really love green polishes! It takes a lot for me to dislike one.
Edit: I’ve published my nail-art tutorial on the frog design. Please see the link above.
I took a point off only because while I really liked the colour, for me to give it a perfect score, I have to absolutely looooove it!
What do you think of China Glaze Glittering Garland? Did you already put up your Christmas tree? What are your favourite holiday decorations? Do you celebrate Christmas?