Review and Photos: China Glaze Cranberry Splash and My Christmas Manicure

Hi everyone!

Today I have for you China Glaze Cranberry Splash from their Holiday Joy 2012 Collection! This is the second of the two polishes I have of this collection. And it’s a beauty.


Cranberry Splash is an absolutely gorgeous red shimmer that glows like no tomorrow. Application is perfect, shown here with one coat.


Va va voom!

For my Christmas mani I just added some glitter, as this is the perfect Christmas red.


This is one coat of Cranberry Splash with one coat of Love Marilyn (Eye Candy Collection) on my ring finger and one coat of Electrify (Colours from the Capitol collection) on my thumb. I was originally going to use Glittering Garland from the 2011 Holiday collection. Remember that one? A gorgeous dusty emerald green creme with golden (?) micro glitter. But that sort of “stuck out” too much, and I wanted a simple, elegant combination. So instead I used Electrify on my thumb and realized that, while it looked absolutely gorgeous on my nail swatch wheels, on my nails it fell flat and looked overdone. It’s a pretty combo, don’t get me wrong, but it just wasn’t what I wanted. So I used a coat of Love Marilyn for my ring finger instead, which turned out much better.


The worst part about the Eye Candy collection is that cameras can’t truly capture how this sparkles. Even in dim lighting it picks up some light. It’s the perfect addition to Cranberry Splash, as you can still see the glow through the glitter, and even the red glitter in Love Marilyn is visible.

What was your Christmas/Holiday mani? How was your holiday?



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