You can call it Glitz ‘n Pieces. You can call it Glitz Bitz ‘n Pieces. You can call it Glitz. Just don’t call it Glimmers.
By any name, China Glaze‘s new six-piece collection is pretty! Each polish contains black bar, hex, and micro glitter along with one color of micro and hex glitter. The collection was first announced as “Glimmers” but somewhere along the line the name changed to Glitz. Or Glitz ‘n Piec….. oh, you get the idea.
Yeah, I’ll have what she’s having!
- Bling it On – royal purple
- Mosaic Madness – deep blue
- Graffiti Glitter – emerald green
- Glitz’N Pieces – silver
- Scattered & Tattered – red
- Razzle Me, Dazzle Me – pink
I recently saw these all swatched and decided I wanted some but not all, so I bought Mosaic Madness, Scattered & Tattered, and Graffiti Glitter — the blue, red, and green. From photos, I thought the red and pink were rather similar to each other, as were the blue and purple. The silver one is pretty but how much glitter am I gonna wear?
Each polish contains the glitter in a clear base. In all three of my bottles, the glitter was very thick as was the overall consistency. Kind of gloppy, but manageable. For each swatch I used two coats of base color, one coat of Glitz plus some extra dabs, and a clear top coat. Each is shown under indirect outdoor light and then in bright direct sunlight.
First I tried Mosaic Madness over a complimentary color, the silver-grey creme Carey from Zoya. Very cool.
Then I swatched Scattered & Tattered over a contrasting color, Zoya’s Jacqueline, which is a very pale yellow creme.
Finally, I went monochromatic with Graffiti Glitter over a light mint green creme, Neely, again from Zoya. Reminds me of Christmas cookies!
Overall I like these a lot and the blue is my favorite. The glitter shapes remind me of one of my favorite polishes, Sticks ‘n Stones, which I showed you the other day. I like that there are so many different shapes of glitter although some might think it’s too “busy.”
I do wish the red glitter was a deeper red and not so pink. Also wish this set had been available for the holidays but hey, can’t have everything.
One note: I found that the polish was so thick that it built up and dried quickly on the mouth of the bottles. I had to use a remover-soaked paper towel to clean off each bottle opening when I was done, or I don’t think it would have closed completely. You don’t want either the bottle cementing itself shut or not closing and then getting dried out. Probably something to check with any bottle of glitter, though.
This new collection should be available in stores soon but is available online now. Head2ToeBeauty has it, and I bought mine on eBay. SRP is $6.50-$6.99 and may vary. It’s much cheaper online but be sure to factor in shipping costs.