Feast Your Eyes on the China Glaze Eye Candy Collection

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china glaze eye candy

Oops! I just misspelled my Google search term. I meant to type “YouTube kittens,” but I accidentally typed “Ryan Gosling abs.”

Don’t you hate it when that happens? :)

The Internet can be so distracting. It’s easy to get so busy Googling important things like Ryan’s abs that you miss the really important stuff, like all of the glittery nail polishes appearing this season.

The stuff’s been showing up everywhere! — but after a certain point, it all starts to blend together, like house music at a three-day rave (duh-chuh-duh-chuh-duh-chuh!).

No worries. Eye Candy, the latest collection from China Glaze, can simplify the process of finding a glitter polish that’s both flashy and classy. The six-piece collection was inspired by Marilyn Monroe and utilizes a special variety of glitter called GLITTER (in all caps).

GLITTER is basically exactly like glitter, only sparklier, and because of it these polishes sport so much sparkle that they look like they’re about to explode! But at the same time, they’re bright, light, and to me don’t seem garish.

NOTE: There’s really no such thing as GLITTER. I just made it up.

China Glaze says that the “innovative glitter technology” they cooked up for these creates a “3-D effect.”

That’s marketing-speak for “these polishes are flashy and all up in your grill!” With that said, they might not appeal to ladies on a strict mani/pedi diet of Essie Ballet Slippers.

All six Eye Candy shades showcase glitter in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors in a clear formula. My favorite? — flashy Marry a Millionaire, which sets thin, confetti-like strips in green and teal against a backdrop of purple micro-glitter.

Hot, hot, hot!

I swatched Millionaire and its siblings this afternoon using two layers, and without a base or top coat.

china glaze eye candy

china glaze eye candy

china glaze eye candy marry a millionaire
Marry a Millionaire

china glaze eye candy some like it haute
Some Like It Haute

china glaze eye candy material girl
Material Girl

china glaze eye candy love marilyn
Love Marilyn

china glaze eye candy loreleis tiara
Lorelei’s Tiara

china glaze eye candy blonde bombshell
Blonde Bombshell

The China Glaze Eye Candy Collection…

  • Love Marilyn — Vivacious red with shimmering silver particles
  • Blonde Bombshell — Glistening multidimensional flecks of gold
  • Lorelei’s Tiara — Sterling silver infused with blue sprinkles
  • Material Girl — Posh pink with holographic bubblegum glitter
  • Some Like It Haute — Graphite gray with holographic glitter
  • Marry A Millionaire — Alluring amethyst with multi-tonal fibers

I love how unusual, fun and festive these are.

“Bravo, China Glaze!” I think the brand managed to make glitter interesting and tasteful at the very same time.

PRICE: About $6 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to salons and beauty supply stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+

Today reader Mikki from Canada informed me that the people at People have apparently lost their minds. The magazine recently crowned actor Bradley Cooper the “Sexiest Man Alive.”

What the what…?

I get that he’s kindasorta cute when he speaks en français, but c’mon, now. RyGos was robbed! :)

Demand a recount!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. I’m so excited about Marry a Millionaire because it has bar glitter in it! :D YAY! Thanks for swatching these, Karen!
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  2. stephanie says:

    sorry, that dude looks like a serial killer. i vote for brad.

  3. Mandy says:

    Oohh Material Girl looks awesome! Definitely going to check it out when the collection comes out! Thanks for the swatches! :)

  4. I love Lorelai’s Tiara- such a nice wintery shade that doubles as the perfect Hanukkah mani!

  5. Allison says:

    Such pretty sparkles! If I ever do my nails (I’m lazy and don’t do them often) I definitely like to do something a little outside the box like these!

    When I saw the People mag on the stand my first thought was than RYAN WAS ROBBED! lol
    Seriously I could watch that boy all the time. :D

  6. shontay says:

    Karen, I love that you love Ryan so much. He’s my #1. The complete package. :D

  7. Chris25 says:

    Marry A Millionaire is ridiculously gorgeous.

  8. yuri says:

    i dont really like glittery nails but that purple and pink look soo cute

  9. Lindsay says:

    I need Lorelei’s Tiara!

  10. gio says:

    Lorelei’s Tiara and Some Like It Haute are so gorgeous! I need them both!
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  11. peach_ says:

    These GLITTERS are so dense! :D I love the photo session with the keyboard…so geeky and fun. But hmm, after all that RG googling and no search result ab image? :P
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  12. Vonvon says:

    These are so beautiful! I wish we could get China Glaze more easily in the UK. And at less rip-off prices!
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  13. Anitacska says:

    I’ve already ordered 4 of these (not the red and gold ones since I got the red and gold from the holiday collection), but nice to see swatches and know that I’ve made a good choice. :) Thx.
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  14. PinkGlitter says:

    I really like Marry a Millionaire. I’m in love with glitter/sparkle anything. Because all the nail polish companies keep coming out with glitter polishes, I decided to only purchase the ones that really catch my eye or are unique. I think this one qualifies…
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  15. Nina says:

    all those nailpolishes are so festive and pretty! <3

  16. Adrienne says:

    Wow those really deliver on the glitter in just two coats, that’s solid discoball glitter! I think my faves are Haute and Material Girl, bug I think they all have major New Years Eve party potential!

    • Adrienne says:

      Oh my god, Bradley Cooper speaking French, I think I just died a little from cute boy overload. I have a maaaajor weakness for French :P

  17. Elle says:

    Gosling’s too cool for People magazine… :)

  18. Stephanie P. says:

    Thanks for this! I really want Material Girl and Some Like It Haute. I wish these were out now.

  19. just reviewed these on my website as well. LOVE them! haven’t stopped wearing them since they arrived. :)
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  20. Shannon says:

    I am completely in love with anything and everything pertaining to glitter. I have to get my hands on one of these beauties!
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  21. Carrie Ann says:

    I love Lorelei’s Tiara, but Love Marilyn is exactly like OPI Gettin’ Miss Piggy with It.

  22. Rebecca says:

    I “NEED” these in my life! So gorgeous!

  23. Angela says:

    I have bought all but one (material girl, cus I haven’t been able to find it at my stores)
    I LOOOVE these polishes. They are so pretty.

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