China Glaze Vintage Vixen
Have I ever told you about my obsession with 1940s style? Yup, ever since high school. For a time I was actually dressing the part, too, like I was an extra in Swing Kids, wearing Veronica Lake waves, red lips, fishnet stockings — the whole shebang.
Now I’m more of a tank tops and jeans kinda girl, but I still get my ’40s fix any way I can. China Glaze’s new Vintage Vixen collection helps.
Arriving July 6 for about $5 each, the 12 dark fall greens, burgundies, blues, taupes and silvers (NOTE: Fall? Can you say early much?! ) evoke ’40s film noir with a modern day twist.
Sparkle’s a key player in this drama, as the entire cast of characters features some kind of light-catching finish, ranging from micro-glitters to frosts to shimmers. It’s been a recurring theme for China Glaze’s fall collections, with both of the previous two, Retro Diva and Rodeo Diva, doing something similar.
But where Retro and Rodeo crafted a more playful, whimsical tale, Vintage Vixen’s darker story feels more like pulp fiction in paint. I like it, though (if I put my mind that far ahead in time), and feel like it’s right on point for fall.
My nails go through a lot of abuse, but China Glaze polishes always put up with it well as far as chipping is concerned. It’s been a long time since I’ve compared their durability to Lippmann or OPI polishes, but for me CG polishes have always held their own.
The Vintage Vixen polishes apply without streaking and are easy to layer, with two coats producing a fully opaque look.
One of my favorites? Emerald Fitzgerald, the deep, shimmery green. It hit me in the gut, not only because it appears China Glaze gave props to one of my favorite authors of all time (or did they intend to channel Ella??), but also because of the color.
I also really like two of the neutrals… Classic Camel looks like a fuzzy wool coat in a bottle, and Swing Baby’s like a party on my nails!
China Glaze Vintage Vixen: Your take?
Being a fall collection, it might take some getting used to these darker colors, but I’m there.
What do you think? Is Vintage Vixen too early for fall?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,