China Glaze Surprise Collection Swatches and Review Part One

by Lisa Heath

It’s a China Glaze kind of day!

Today I have 3 of the 6 new China Glaze Surprise glitter top coats to show you!  All 3 are a great mixture of matte and metallic hexes in a clear base.  I do have to say, all 3 of these seem to be unique colors mixed so I don’t have any dupes in my personal collection (big plus!)

Shine on with pops of colour and glitters galore. The six-piece, limited edition China Glaze® Surprise collection is the life of the party where you can confidently let the pieces “fall where they may” for the ultimate manicure. The chunky glitters bring together large matte and shiny particles in feminine, flirty and funky color combinations. Wear alone or as a top coat for an extra effect that’s uniquely you.

Let’s take a look!

Glitter Up

Glitter Up

Glitter Up is a mix of purple metallic hex glitters with matte turquoise and peach hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze What A Pansy.

Glitter Up Side


Shine nanigans

Shine-nanigans is a mix of pink and purple metallic hex glitters and matte lime green hex glitters mixed in.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin.

Shine nanigans side

Glimmer More

Glimmer More

While people may not feel this is a good color combination, I don’t care.  I love it for some reason.  Glimmer More is a mix of pink metallic hex glitter with orange and yellow matte hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over China Glaze At Vase Value.

Glimmer More Side


If you like glitter and slightly funky color combos, this is a great set for you!  I have already purchased the remaining 3, so I will post those up when they come in!  The clear base was a little thicker so for some of the larger matte hex glitters I did need to dab them on a little.  The smaller metallic hexes seemed to apply without issue though.  Worth the work?  It is for me.  All 3 glitters also work great with the 6 shades I received from the China Glaze City Flourish collection

Price: $7.50 

China Glaze® Surprise will be available in April 2014 at fine salons and beauty supply stores.

China Glaze® is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.

China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, please visit or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze), Pinterest ( and Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial).

China Glaze® is a division of American International Industries.

Love China Glaze?  Be sure to check out past China Glaze swatches I’ve done in the Swatch Gallery


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Pam/ Girly Bits Cosmetics March 8, 2014 - 8:47 pm

So fun, and flirty.
I love Glimmer More and Glitter Up especially.

destany March 9, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Shine-nanigans – hahahha! I love the word Shenanigans :) I try to say it as often as I can :) heheh I really like Glitter Up, tho. That combo is nice!

Heisenglossy March 9, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Oh man, those are all pretty!

Eugenia March 9, 2014 - 2:43 pm

These are pretty!

Anastasia March 9, 2014 - 3:32 pm

How awesome! I wouldn’t even pay attention to these glitters, but you found a perfect creme base for each one. I especially like the last pair with Glimmer More.

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries March 9, 2014 - 3:34 pm

They all look so pretty!!!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 9, 2014 - 4:02 pm

Woooo! Pretty hex glitters!

Laura MyNewestAddiction March 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm

How fun! Love that the name really has you thinking Confetti! :D

litfromwithin March 9, 2014 - 6:26 pm

I think Glimmer More is my fave, but those lime green glitters in Shine-anigans also call to me! Great combos, too, with the undies.

Betzy Carmona March 10, 2014 - 4:58 pm

I just love glitters to much !

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