China Glaze Snow Globe, Blue Years Eve & Let It Snow Winner

28 December 2011

Silver charm bracelet - Links of London. Silver ring and Bangle - Mont Blanc.
This was my main reason for purchasing the China Glaze 'Let It Snow' gift set. I'd been eying up the color Snow Globe and thinking about how it would look layered over white. As we all know by now I'm a big advocate of a little sparkle, on nails in particular! So when I spotted a swatch of the white, very iridescent Snow Globe I had to get it. Up close it has gorgeous flecks of pink, blue and soft yellow glitter.

I had a vision in my head of a white base coat with a thick coat of the glitter over the top turning out like a snowy looking type of nail.

Well....I think it worked! I'm sort of surprised because usually my imagination does a better job than I can ever do in real life. Sadly, as with most glitter polishes, the pictures don't capture how it twinkles under the light. But let me tell you, it's very eye catching and...I love it! It looks like winter, in my head anyway. What do you reckon?

White polish base coat with China Glaze 'Snow Globe'.

Before going ahead and doing this I actually tested out both of the colours (Snow Globe and Blue Years Eve) in the 'Let It Snow' gift set. I get a bit over excited about new polishes and have to try them as soon as possible.

China Glaze 'Let It Snow' nail polish set - 'Snow Globe' and 'Blue Year's Eve'.


I'm a big fan of the blue on it's own as a block color. It has a very metallic foil like finish. For me it doesn't seem to work with Snow globe though. I feel like it's too fussy and the colors don't seem to compliment one another. Just my two cents. I'm excited to try Snow globe over a lilac though. I think it will go well with the soft pastel colors in the glitter. I've seen it over black too which looked cool so I may possibly try that at some point.

One lucky person has won the giveaway for a China Glaze 'Let It Snow' gift set all for them. The lucky lady is...

Bri!

Congratulations Bri! I hope you like the colors and find a way you like wearing them best.

Thank you to everyone else for entering and for all of your support. Reading everyone's lovely comments is what keeps me blogging so thank you all very much!

xxx

49 comments:

  1. Congrats Bri! I love this look! Absolutely perfect for the season and New Years!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  2. gorgeous!! I really love how the blue looks with the white sparkly tip

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  3. Oh so pretty! I wanna try it too. But I guess I have to find a nice nail polish that looks like snow.

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    Mrs. Kolca of Pink MagaLine

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  4. I looooveeee the new years eve one!! Fantastic!!

    Great giveaway! I should do one myself!

    :):):)

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  5. Seeing how the colors turned out on your nails makes me want to go and splurge on it. I checked out Snow Globe when I was in Sally last week but bypassed it. Now I see an example, it really looks like a must have.

    I love the blue and white combo where the nail looks almost dipped. Not so crazy about Blue Year's Eve and Snow Globe layered.

    I do have one question: how do you manage to get glitters off without ravaging your nails? I picked up China Glaze's Love Marilyn on my last trip to Sally (it's a red and silver glitter - very festive) and had a really hard time getting it off, even with a base coat. Am I doing something wrong during application or removal? It looked like I had lost nearly a layer of nail from all of the scrubbing I did to get the stuff off.

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  6. Oh wow, your nails look fab! I was just thinking I needed to do mine, and I think I just found my next inspiration ;)

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  7. I love the way snow globe looks on you lovely!
    ~Jazmin

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  8. Cool nails! Perfect for the holidays! Sporting glittery nails too!

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  9. Great job! Your nails look fantastic. I like the gradient effect.

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  10. Love! I don't know why but I have been obsessed with light opaque polish lately.

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  11. The two colors mixed together LOOK amazing

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  12. gorgeous, I love all the sparkles!

    Hope you had a great holiday! Check out my blog today on my review of Sharp Hill Designs ;)

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  13. Love it! I would wear it just like that!!

    <3
    Samantha

    http://biochicgeek.blogspot.com

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  14. I like it with the white look so beautiful and wintery!

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  15. Ooh love the sparkles on the nails, gotta get me some!

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  16. ohhh so funny nails!! thanks for your visit on my blog and for your sweet comment, I hope you will want to follow me also on facebook
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  17. I really love what you did with the polish on your middle finger! So pretty!

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  18. love the white one and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
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  19. Thank you ladies, glad you all like the colors. I think I will get a lot of use out of Snow Globe.

    i might try and do a whole manicure of the blue with white tips sometime soon if I have some spare time :)

    Thank you all for taking the time to leave comments, I really love reading them all :)

    Amelia xxx

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  20. great post and photos i like
    Hope you had a great holiday! Check out my fashion blog and follow if ull like what ull see +following u

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  21. Over lilac sounds like it would be so pretty! Love this idea :)

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  22. Wonderful nails, love the winter white color:)
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    Much love,

    Flutra

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  23. Great nails! You have a nice blog!
    Wanna follow eachother? let me know when you follow me and I follow back!
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  24. i love the last picture!
    how you tried different styles!

    i love the snow globe one!
    really cute



    congrats to Bri!




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  25. ah blue years eve and snow globe look amazing together! I'd love to wear glitter nail polish but it just makes my fingers feel weird

    xx

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  26. ah blue years eve and snow globe look amazing together! I'd love to wear glitter nail polish but it just makes my fingers feel weird

    xx

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  27. Ooh Snow Globe will look fab with a lilac polish underneath! These look excellent, I never knew China Glaze done many colours, I must live under a rock!
    xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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  28. I love the white base with the snow globe over it! Sp pretty :)
    -Jenny

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  29. These nail colours look great. Your nail posts always make me want to experiment! I've neglected my nails lately. For 2012, I think I will have to get more of a nail and handcare regime going.

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  30. The blue and the white look to die for!!! I'm gonna go try it now! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Great blog, want to follow each other :) ?

    XOXO

    S.

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  32. Such adorable Christmas colours! Love the way you've done this :)
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3

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  33. Congratz to Bri~! ^o^
    Wow the colours really look nice!! I think the blue looks really nice on it's own heheh I like metallic colours XD

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  34. i want that snow globe polish! hand it over! ;)

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  35. Nice nails!

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  36. Thanks for following me!! I'm following you back now ;)
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  37. Thanks for the comment :) Following back,
    xxx -S.

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  38. wow! loving the color and what you did with the sparkles.

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  39. cute cute cute post and nail art!!!i love total white

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  40. Gorgeous! love the snow globe.
    Your have beautiful nails.
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  41. These nails are perfect for NYE! I am about to paint my nails for NY as well!! Have a great night!

    XX Hilary
    http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

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  42. Your nails lookk gorgeous! I love the colours so much!

    X

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  43. omg! the colours are so so pretty!! love it on your nails!



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  44. Your blog is so fun! I love seeing all of your ootd and the nail designs! <3 Definitely following! Look forward to your future posts! ^_^ I am definitely inpsired to get that china glaze snow globe now! <3

    always,
    mia from olivesandcoke.blogspot.com

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  45. I need some china glaze :)

    -Stokely

    http://stokelyrainbow.blogspot.com/

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  46. Thanks! I'm so excited! I'm going to post pictures of my new nails as soon as I can :) Happy 2012!

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