China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous Swatches & Review

China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous Swatches & ReviewBeing a green lover, I was very excited to try out China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous from the Happy HoliGlaze Collection. The fact that it was also full of fine glitter was like the icing on the cake.

When I wore this, it was almost like I had green tinsel on my nails because no matter where I was, I could see them twinkle.

This is a very festive look, but I’d wear it again any time of year, not just around the holidays.

If it were a darker green, I think I’d fall more in love with it, but it’s still pretty, and I had lots of fun wearing it!

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China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous Swatches

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  • Green with fine gold glitter (Yes)

Key Notes

China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous Review

Colour

This Is Tree-mendous by China Glaze has fine glitter that is predominantly a grassy green, but there’s enough golden glitter sprinkled throughout. Overall, it has a yellow undertone, but there’s no mistaking that it’s a green nail polish!

Finish

Since the glitter is suspended in clear nail polish, you get the true colour. And while you might be able to use this as a layering polish, just keep in mind that although the glitter is fine, it’s fairly dense, so it makes a significant impact on the overall look of a manicure.

I chose to wear it solo because I was craving a full-on glitterfest! 😉

This glitter dries gritty, and you’ll need to wear a shiny top coat (like I did) in order to enhance the shine and to smooth out the polish. With a thick top coat, my manicure felt smooth like glass, but I did notice that by the next day, the glitter seemed to ‘eat’ the top coat and a little bit of the grittiness could be felt.

Grittiness is sometimes a sign that the removal will be challenging. In this case, I had to put in more effort to get the glitter off. Especially because the glitter is fine, I feel like they cling onto nails for dear life even more than larger pieces of glitter. But, as long as you use an acetone-based nail-polish remover and have patience, it all comes off. (Remember, if you can’t do the time, then don’t do the crime!) 😉

Application & Formula

When applying this, I recommend using thin coats. (I used my usual medium coats, and had to really watch for flooding cuticles!)

The formula is very watery, so it can drip everywhere if you don’t expect it and if you use too much.

Allow each coat to dry before adding another. This will help you build up the density and cover up any bald spots for a uniform appearance.

As expected, This Is Tree-mendous by China Glaze dried pretty quickly. (This is typical of glitter polishes like this.)

You’ll need 3 coats, if you wear it solo and want complete opacity.

Pros

  • Super sparkly!
  • Green with some golden glitter mixed in (but still predominantly green)
  • Dries fast

Cons

  • Gritty (Needs a shiny top coat to smooth things out & enhance the sparkle)
  • More challenging to remove than a typical nail polish
  • Needs 3 coats if you wear it solo & want full coverage

Final Verdict: 7/10

While I really had a blast wearing China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous, I kept wishing that it was a few shades darker. There’s no mistaking that it’s a pretty green, but I think it’d pack a more powerful punch if it went into the evergreen territory. (Plus then it would really be ‘tree-mendous’, since it’d look like ‘evergreens’!)

Will you be wearing this for Christmas? How do you feel about fine glitter worn full-on like this? Do you sacrifice easy removal for a glittertastic nail polish?

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8 thoughts on “China Glaze This Is Tree-mendous Swatches & Review

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lindsay!

      I’m curious about how it’ll look layered. The time I wore this, it was solo, and now I’m curious how it’ll look over red. Maybe it’d make an interesting Christmasy manicure!

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  1. Fedoraharp

    I love this shade! I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I wonder, do you think you could achieve the richer darker green you want by layering it over a dark green? It should still have the ultra-sparkly finish, but the dark color peeking out should lend it some more depth. AND perhaps partially solve the grittiness problem! Since it’d be only one coat instead of three.
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Fedoraharp!

      That’s a good question – it’s possible! I definitely am going to experiment with the layering possibilities just to see if I’ll like it better.

      Great points that you mentioned!

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