China Glaze Color Is Magic “My Little Pony” Collection // Swatches and Review Part 2 — Including Silver Holographic Comparison’s


Hi everyone! Today I have Part 2 of the big 12 piece Color Is Magic “My Little Pony” Collection from China Glaze. You can see Part 1 HERE and the Sneak Peek Bottle Shots HERE, and a Sneak Peek at the Collector’s Duo, Songbird Serenade HERE. Swatches for that duo will be up tomorrow.

This is another long, picture heavy post!!

06-18-2017 China Glaze Color Is Magic My Little Pony Collection Part 2
China Glaze Color Is Magic “My Little Pony” Collection – Part 2

This part of the collection consists of a silver holographic, two jelly based glitter bombs and two sheer toppers.

First up is I Sea Ponies, a silver holographic. This was nice and smooth going on. I didn’t have any dragging or balding at the cuticle line like you would sometimes see with other mainstream holographic polishes. I didn’t need to use a special basecoat, but just my normal one I’ve been using (Sally Hansen Triple Strong, lately). Without topcoat, indoors this looks like a flat, drab looking silver foil. Adding topcoat does bring out some extra sparkle, but it’s still pretty flat indoors. Outdoors or in bright lights is where the magic comes out. I think this is a pretty strong holographic. I’m just so happy to see a mainstream brand doing holo again! I used two easy coats plus topcoat for these photos.

 

Bottle with flash…

06-14-2017 China Glaze I Sea Ponies
China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

Outside in the sun…

China Glaze I Sea Ponies
China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

Outside in the shade…

China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

In the lightbox with additional flash…

China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

In the lightbox without flash…

China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze I Sea Ponies

 

 

I did a quick comparison with other China Glaze Holographic polishes. I used (in order of the bottles and swatch wheel:

  • Sexagon from the Kaleidoscope Collection – 4 coats
  • OMG from the OMG Collection – 3 coats
  • I Sea Ponies from the My Little Pony Collection – 2 coats
  • Cosmic Dust from the Hologlam Collection – 2 coats
  • Don’t Be A Luna-tic from the Hologlam Collection – 2 coats
  • Galactic Gray from the Hologlam Collection – 2 coats

 

Bottles…

06-18-2017 China Glaze Silver Holo Comparisons (1)
China Glaze Silver Holographic Comparison

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze Silver Holographic Comparison

China Glaze Silver Holographic Comparison
China Glaze Silver Holographic Comparison

 

Outside in the sun…

China Glaze Silver Holographic Comparison

 


Next up is I Just Canterlot. This is a purple jelly base loaded with holographic and silver micro glitter. The other day after painting the swatch wheel I added a bit of clear nail polish trying to tame the syrupy consistency of this polish. It helped some, but it’s still thick and syrupy. I have quite a bit of area to fill in the bottle (evaporation) so I think I will add some nail polish thinner in too, hoping that will work for next time. It’s manageable as it is and the final result is a gorgeous blinged out glitter bomb! Just don’t overload the brush and do thin coats, that will make it easier.

I used two coats on all but my index finger I did three. Three coats is not necessary, it just makes it that much thicker on the nail but it does deepen the color. I also used a matte topcoat on my pinky but that just kills the holo.

This one dries very textured with all that micro glitter. I used a coat of Gelous and a coat of my normal quick dry top coat. That made it very smooth but I have the feeling if I was to wear this for hours it would start to sink in and feel bumpy again. I cheated and used a peel off basecoat on all but my pinky finger. Removal in the scrubby tub of my pinky nail was not difficult, but the polish didn’t even really have time to set all the way.

One tip about China Glaze micro glitter polishes in particular (but this should be a habit for all your polishes!). Make sure the neck of the bottle is entirely clean before storing your polish. For some reason, China Glaze micro glitters have a tendency to evaporate quickly and I think that messy necks are a leading cause of that. I’ve read online a lot of people have had micro glitter polishes evaporate and dry up, but I’ve never really had that happen to mine. But, I keep the necks clean after using them.

So, back to I Just Canterlot. I used two coats plus two coats of topcoat.

Bottle with flash…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot
China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 

Outside in the shade…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 

Outside in the sun…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 

In the lightbox with additional flash…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 

In the lightbox without flash…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot
China Glaze I Just Canterlot

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze I Just Canterlot
China Glaze I Just Canterlot

 


Next is Where’s The Party Canon At? This is a berry jelly base with the same holographic and silver micro glitter as Canterlot. I added a bit more clear nail polish and a couple drops of polish thinner to this one before starting. The thinner helped, I think. This was not as syrupy but it is thick. There is so much glitter in the bottle that I think it will be on the thick side no matter what. Just use thin coats and don’t overload the brush.

It is also textured when dry. My two coats of topcoat smoothed it out, but again, I feel it would sink into the polish at some point and be bumpy if I had worn this for a real manicure. I really love the berry base color of this one! I used two coats and two coats of topcoat.

Bottle with flash…

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?
China Glaze Where’s The Party Canon At?

 

Inside without flash…

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

 

Outside in the sun…

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

 

Outside in the shade/indirect sun…

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?
China Glaze Where’s The Party Canon At?

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?

China Glaze Where's The Party Canon At?
China Glaze Where’s The Party Canon At?

 


Lastly are the two shimmer toppers. Hay Girl Hay is an interesting polish. It looks white in the bottle but it has a strong yellow gold (almost green at some angles) shimmer fleck and small white matte glitter. This does not look that great on it’s own, but it is especially pretty over the yellow, mint, aqua and even the peachy pink from this collection.

I used two coats without topcoat just to show you what it looks like on it’s own. The plastic swatch ring shows one coat over a black base. Below I have a swatch wheel showing it over the other colors from this collection.

Bottle with flash…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

 

Inside without flash…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

 

Outside in the sun…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

 

Outside in the shade…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay

 


And lastly is Let Your Twilight Sparkle. This is a barely tinted blue/purple base with pink and purple micro shimmer. It’s very sheer and takes on a duo chrome look with the right “undies”. I didn’t think this would build up on it’s own, but it you don’t mind some visible nail line showing, two thin and a thick third coat actually looked pretty nice. Very soft and ethereal. This is very sparkly in real life. Really beautiful!

I have three coats on by itself on my natural nail and one coat over a black base on the plastic swatch ring.

Bottle with flash…

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle
China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle
China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle

 

Inside a naturally lit room no additional flash…

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle
China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle

 

I put my niece to work painting a swatch wheel to show you the creme/crelly and shimmer polishes from Part 1 of this collection with the two shimmer toppers on top. She even commented as she was painting the base colors how smooth and easy these were to apply. She said she doesn’t have any polishes as nice as these. (I think she may steal the hot pink neon. If it goes missing, I’ll know where to look!) She’s not obsessed with polish like I am, but she does paint her nails pretty often.

So here is a swatch wheel with two coats of 6 of the polishes from my Part 1 post from this collection and then one coat of Hay Girl Hay, then one coat of Let Your Twilight Sparkle. I left the red off because I don’t think either of these would look good over that base color.

It was hard to capture, but here it is.

Inside without flash…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection

 

Inside with flash…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection

 

Outside in the shade…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection

 

Inside with sun through a window…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection

 

Inside with sun through a window. This one shows off the sparkle and shift in Let Your Twilight Sparkle…

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection
China Glaze Hay Girl Hay & Let Your Twilight Sparkle over other colors from the collection

 

So that wraps up the whole 12 piece collection from China Glaze. I really liked all of these polishes! The crelly/cremes had the best formulas, I loved seeing a holographic polish from a mainstream brand, the shimmer toppers, especially Hay Girl Hay, are so pretty, and I love jelly based glitter bombs!

If you can think of any polishes you’d like to see a comp from in the whole collection, let me know in the comments and if I have it, I’ll compare it for you!

Watch tomorrow for the swatches from the Songbird Serenade, a special collector’s edition Duo. I have links at the top of this post to my other blog posts about the My Little Pony Collection.

 

Well, there we have it!
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