So…it’s the first day of December. How did time go by so quickly? It’s crazy how it’ll be Christmas soon.
To pay tribute to the changing seasons and fun holiday traditions, I decided to share China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses with you! It was part of the China Glaze ‘Tis the Season 2010 Collection.
I’ve always thought that hanging mistletoe at the top of a doorway was a very cute idea, even though I’ve never actually done it myself. Have you?
Hehe, when I was a teenager, and saw that my friend’s parents hung mistletoe, I kept hoping that they’d invite my crush over.
I had the whole thing planned out – I’d slyly inch him closer and closer to the mistletoe until it was too late. Needless to say, that never happened. However, I did end up getting my first kiss…just not under the mistletoe and it wasn’t a set-up.
Do you have any fun mistletoe moments to share? I’d love to hear them because I’m a sucker for romantic stories…not the kind in cheesy novels with Fabio-type men, but the real-life variety (and still without Fabio – sorry, I’m not a fan)!
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Pictures
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Green glitter
- Name: China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses
- Collection: China Glaze ‘Tis the Season Collection
- Colours Available in the China Glaze ‘Tis the Season Collection: Mistletoe Kisses, Party Hearty, Peace on Earth, Phat Santa, Ruby Deer, Snow, Sugar Plums, Cheers to You, Frosty, Jingle Bells, Mrs. Claus, Jolly Holly, Little Drummer Boy, Midnight Kiss, Mommy Kissing Santa & Naughty and Nice
- Amount: 14 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $2.95 USD
- Where to Buy: Victoria Nail Supply
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses Review
Mistletoe Kisses by China Glaze is pretty different than a lot of other sparkly holiday greens I own. Usually the greens companies put out for Christmas have evergreen tones that are rich and deep. This one’s silvery, which makes it lighter. The end result on your nails is a speckled light green that has this cool, icy effect!
This is a fine-glitter polish, but the finish isn’t gritty like a typical glitter polish. It’s smooth with just a single layer of top coat! It doesn’t eat up top coat like most glitter polishes do.
I just love how each little piece catches the light. Even in low lighting, I found that it sparkled. And when you take it outside when there’s sunlight? It goes berzerk, and I encourage my nail polish to go berzerk.
Since the glitter pieces are fine, removal is also a breeze.
Application & Formula
The formula on Mistletoe Kisses by China Glaze was impressive because it wasn’t goopey, but it wasn’t overly watery. It was liquidy, but I could still control it very well to avoid flooding my cuticles even when I used medium coats.
The glitter goes onto the nail relatively evenly, so you don’t have to take too much care in placing the glitter. But I do feel like unless you use really thick coats, you should probably apply 3 coats of this for full opacity. After 2 medium coats, it covered well, but I noticed that on one of my nails, there was a spot that I felt needed another layer. So I ended up just putting a third layer on all my nails.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
You’ve probably seen this polish a bazillion times already, but this was the first time that I’ve ever worn Mistletoe Kisses by China Glaze, and I really enjoyed it. Silvery greens aren’t usually the types of greens I go gaga over, but this one made me look down at my nails a little more than usual.
I think that this would look lovely even for a New Year’s Eve manicure just because it has so much bling, yet it’s easy to wear and it’s not as gritty as typical glitter polishes. With this one, you can do the crime (i.e. wear glitter) without doing the time (i.e. scrubbing to remove it).
Have you thought about what your Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve manicure is going to be? Do you prefer light greens or dark greens for polish? Did you try any of the other colours in the China Glaze ‘Tis the Season Collection from last year?