Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stash Swap, Part II: China Glaze Glittering Garland

Remember back in December when I showed you guys Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe?  I wasn't too thrilled with it, because for me it leaned a little too blue.  I thought China Glaze Glittering Garland may have been a better choice, but I never had the opportunity to pick up a bottle to try.  Rach to the rescue!!  She just so happened to have Glittering Garland and offered it to me for our stash swap.  WIN!

Glittering Garland is super similar to Meet Me Under the Mistletoe.  It's a green that falls somewhere between foil and glass-fleck.  Probably closer to glass-fleck.  This one's less of a pine green and more of an  It's much more yellow, so it's more flattering for warm-toned girls like me.  The major difference though is the formula.  Glittering Garland is WAY more pigmented, and it only took me two coats (compared to three) to reach full opacity.  The application was fantastic, and it went on like a breeze. 

 (click to enlarge)
 (click to enlarge)

YESSSSSSSSSSSS!  Much much better!  This is exactly what I wanted Meet Me Under the Mistletoe to be!  Don't get me wrong, it was lovely, but this one is just much more flattering for my skin tone.  And the depth is just amazing.  A huge thanks to Rach for having just exactly what I needed!  :-)

I'm such a doofus.  I totally meant to take my own comparison shots of these two polishes on the nail before I removed it.  I don't know what happened.  Too many episodes of Stark Trek:  The Next Generation or something.  I completely forgot.  Forgive me!  But here's a side-by-side comparison of the two.  Glittering Garland on the left, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe on the right.

SO glad I got to try this one!  Definitely satisfied my craving!  Again, a HUGE thank you to Rach for (again) letting me play in her stash and keep her polishes for a couple of weeks!  You're awesome!  It's always a blast! 

You guys KNOW we've already started to plan Round 3, right?  ;-)  Can't wait!!


  1. WOW very pretty on you! I'm glad I picked it up and on clearance too :)

  2. I totally agree with you! Exact same experience with MMutM and GG XD MMutM has long been purged in my stash!

  3. That is GORGEOUS! I'm so glad this one was a win for you!!!! Can't wait till our next go. <3 Maybe it'll be Lippmann glitter time. ;)

  4. @Polish AMOR - Thank you! Hope you love it!

    @cilucia - I think I'm gonna have to track down my own GG now! See ya later, MMutM! Haha!

    @Rach - Yay!! DEFINITELY!!!


Please be polite! No spam or links to other websites in the comments. Thanks!!!