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China Glaze Jewels Royale Collection Review & Swatches

Hello!

After a long long wait - I finally have the China Glaze Jewels Royale Collection to share with you. 😁 I purchased this collection from Beyond Polish*

This 8 piece collection is full of sparkle and unique finishes that is sure to make you smile. At least, it made me smile. 😊

Many of the shades were a complete surprise to me as I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm definitely happy that so many of them ending up being so beautiful.


Here is what China Glaze had to say about the collection:

Sparkle like a jewel. Lavish yourself with mesmerizing holiday hues that capture the brilliance of the most luxurious gems. Yule feel so loved and adored, who could ask  for anything more?

We've seen quite a few jewel collections this past winter season but these definitely did not disappoint.

All items in italics are from the China Glaze website. All swatches are 2 coats and no top coat unless otherwise stated. 

Let's get to the pictures!

First up is Stay Frosted, a matte frosted light blueWhen I was swatching it on my swatch stick, I wasn't sure how to feel about it - it didn't look like it would be a shop stopper of any kind but when I was swatching it on my nails for these photos, I definitely could see the draw of the polish. The icy look and feel was so apparent under the light - a perfect polish to wear during these colder winter days around here. Also, I love the intense blue at the edges of the nail where there was no light hitting it 😍Shown here in 3 coats.




Glistening Pearls is a modern pink pearl, capturing the luster of iridescent blushed pearls. I like the shade of pink but I think I would have rather this be more opaque rather than being more on the sheer side. The flakies did add another dimension to the polish though which I thought was cool. Shown here with 2 coats and a top coat.






This one was another surprise. I wasn't sure I'd really appreciate the greenish gold but it is so unique that you can't help but love it. Kind of moody and dark but also very shiny. 






Ice & Bubbles is described as a champagne holographic glitter. It dries textured so make sure to use a top coat to bring out the holo and smooth out the texture. I thought it would have been a more in-your-face holo but it's a lot more subtle in person.






Reminded me of one of the Zoya Cosmic Pop polishes called Celestia but once I put them into a side-by-side, you can really see how Ice & Bubbles is more silver and more densely packed than Celestia.


Sapphire Up! is a gorgeous brilliant blue glitter. Definitely a favourite from the collection for me as I am loving the intense blues at the moment. This one with the lighter blue glitters is an absolute winner for me. 💙






Spoil Me Royal is a purple duochrome. I couldn't really get the navy to come out in my pictures because of my lighting but in low light you can really see it and in my bottle shots. I love this vibrant shade of purple though! A royal jewel indeed! 💜






Emerald Magic is a deep green crelly glitter. There are also almost iridescent like flakies too that just make this polish so much more beautiful than I thought it would be from the descriptions. The bottle also shows off a subtle pink shimmer that come from the glitters. Pure magic! 😍






And finally, Ruby Riches is described as a cranberry glitter. You know how much I love a red with the golden shimmer 😍






I thought this one looked similar to Essie's In a Gingersnap and although the flakies are identical, Essie's came out more red with a stronger golden shimmer. Both drop dead gorgeous though! 😍


Well that's it for today! Let me know if you have any of these polishes and what your thoughts are on this collection.

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~Tracey

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