Tuesday, November 01, 2011

China Glaze Blue Year's Eve Swatches, Comparison, and Review

Hey girlies :) So yesterday I found the China Glaze Let it Snow! collection at Sally's and I HAD to pick some of the polishes up. The ones I got were Ring in the Red, Glittering Garland, Tinsel Town, and the star of today's post, Blue Year's Eve. I love China Glaze's holiday collections, I think they put out some of their best shades in the holiday collections. I like this collection too, and these four colors are my favorites of the collection. I also want Poinsetta, Holly Day, and Twinkle Lights which all come in a cute little set, but I didn't get them just yet. Anyways, the point of the post, Blue Year's Eve. It's a great polish. Have a look:

It's a gorgeous blue duochrome glass fleck that looks purple in certain lights. I did two coats plus Seche for the swatches. The formula was amazing, and I got the coverage pictured in only two coats. It was neither thick nor thin, it was perfect. Drying time was great as well. Clean up was not a problem so I'm assuming removal will be easy as well. I love everything about this polish. It reminds me of one of my absolute favorite polishes ever, OPI DS Magic. I did a little comparison to show the differences/similarities:

I have BYE on the pinky and middle fingers and Magic on my ring and pointer fingers, two coats each. This picture doesn't show the differences very well, but they are there. Magic is more sparkly, because the glass flecks are larger. Magic also has a darker base and a stronger duochrome, but not by much. They are still pretty similar, and if you missed out on Magic, BYE is a nice substitute. It is by no means a dupe, but they are pretty similar. Do you need both? No. Am I keeping both? Absolutely.

What do you think? Do you like Blue Year's Eve? Did you pick up any colors from this collection yet? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 


  1. I purchased this color and I wasn't too sure I liked it after I tried it. It's just like every other blue shimmer I have.

  2. I guess we have seen a few of this same type of color, but I like it so I don't really mind :)

  3. Good to hear that the formula was not a problem, had heard that it was a little thick. Might have to buy this polish now :)


  4. this is GORGEOUS! i mayyy just have to go pick it up!