Purchased by Me

I have a new China Glaze collection on the blog tonight! Usually I receive them from PR, but I hadn’t seen an email for it yet and didn’t want to wait (we don’t always get every collection) so I went ahead and purchased the My Little Pony X China Glaze Collaboration Collection just in case… and I’m not all that disappointed that I did. It’s nostalgic, so I wanted it!

The My Little Pony X China Glaze Collaboration Collection is a 12 piece collection with special brush caps on them that have the My Little Pony logo as well as words like Generosity, Kindness, Magic, etc. Very cute. The words are actually ON the caps too, not a plastic wrap.

There is also 2 Collector’s Edition Duo sets, but I only purchased 1 of them. It will be in a future post. The set I didn’t buy contains My Little Pony nail decals as well as 2 of the shades in the main collection. The set I purchased has Best Friend Rings as well as 2 shades in it NOT in the collection (which is why I grabbed it) so technically I guess there are 14 shades in the collection.

Let’s take a look at the 12 main shades in the My Little Pony X China Glaze Collaboration Collection!

China Glaze I Sea Ponies

China Glaze I Sea Ponies is a silver holographic with a chrome finish. The holo isn’t super strong with this, but it’s more obvious in person than it is in my photos. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat. Application was good, but because it’s chrome you do need to wait for the first coat to be completely dry before applying the second.

China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot

China Glaze Cutie Mark The Spot is a pastel like mint creme that leans heavily into green. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay!

China Glaze Hay Girl Hay! is a shimmery iridescent microfleck topper. It has shifts of gold to aqua to lavender. I enjoy it and loved it layered over Cutie Mark The Spot. Shown is 1 coat.

China Glaze Applejack Of My Eye

First off, this isn’t color accurate. I had a lot of issues photographing this one.

China Glaze Applejack Of My Eye is a red leaning fuchia-ish creme. It’s a bit redder in person. I used 2 super easy coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle

China Glaze Let Your Twilight Sparkle is another iridescent fleck topper! This one is super sheer blue base with iridescent flecks mixed in that are primarily blue with shifts of violet and pink. I used 1 coat over Applejack Of My Eye.

China Glaze I Just Canterlot

This totally reminds me of indie polish! China Glaze I Just Canterlot is a violet jelly base packed with silver holographic microglitters. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos. 2 coats of top coat might be necessary for a completely smooth touch, depending on your top coats thickness.

China Glaze Where’s The Party Canon At?

China Glaze Where’s The Party Canon At? is a raspberry jelly base with silver holographic glitters mixed in. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Much like I Just Canterlot, you might need 2 layers of top coat to smooth.

China Glaze One Polished Pony

China Glaze One Polished Pony is a medium aqua creme with silver shimmer. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The first coat went on rather patchy, but it built up nicely and evenly.

China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome

China Glaze Too Busy Being Awesome is a cerulean blue creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

My photos aren’t completely color accurate for this. It’s slightly darker in person.

China Glaze Kill ‘Em With Kindness

China Glaze Kill ‘Em With Kindness is a soft yellow creme. It’s slightly lighter in person and a really beautiful yellow. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

China Glaze She’s A Mane-iac

China Glaze She’s A Mane-iac is a medium hot pink satin with pink shimmer. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Sweet As Pinkie Pie

Sweet As Pinkie Pie is a slightly peach toned baby pink creme. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

 My Little Pony X China Glaze Collaboration Collection Overview

My Little Pony is very nostalgic for a lot of people, especially those like me who grew up in the 80’s! I like how China Glaze handled this collection and the softer shades really go with it for me. While I no longer have my figures, they had lighter, pastel like bodies and brighter, bold manes – so the mix of colors works for the collaboration.

Application wise, these were actually really good. Some of the pastelish shades needed 3 thin coats, which is common, but I didn’t have patchy issues I normally would with pastels or lighter shades. The only one that went on slightly patchy was One Polished Pony.

Some of these shades reminded me of indie polishes. Primarily I Just Canterlot and Where’s The Party Canon At? with the jelly bases and holo glitters. I remember they had some jelly based shades in the Holiday 2015 Cheers Collection, but the jelly bases were really sheer and I wasn’t a huge fan. This time around, the jelly bases were really well done and I actually really loved them.

My Top Picks:  Hay Girl Hay!, I Sea Ponies (cause holo!), Kill ‘Em With Kindness, I Just Canterlot, Where’s The Party Canon At? and Let Your Twilight Sparkle.

The My Little Pony X China Glaze Collaboration Collection will be available at Ulta, Sally Beauty Supply and other fine salons for $7.50 each

You can also find China Glaze online at Harlow & Co (Canada)

For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on FacebookInstagram,Twitter and Pinterest

In addition to the 12 shades, there are 2 promotional kits: One Polished Pony & Songbird Serenade.

I will have Songbird Serenade to share with you soon, as it has 2 colors that aren’t from the main 12 polishes. One Polished Pony has She’s A Mane-iac and One Polished Pony in it.

So what are your thoughts? Are you going to be purchasing this collection for nostalgia’s sake?

 

Author

I’m Lisa, a 33 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend, Nick . I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.

26 Comments

  1. I like the collection, it’s lovely and it reminds you of the colors of the ponies in My Little Pony! It is somewhat nostalgic. I really think it’s worth getting especially if you’re a fan!

  2. I didn’t grow up with My Little Pony but it was popular with my nieces. The colors are very pretty and I really like the ones with the subtle shimmer in them.

  3. Hello Too Busy Being Awesome! I love that shade! The whole collectiom DOES bring to mind My Little Pony, so I’d say it’s a pretty good collection!

  4. I LOVE ALL OF THEM!! I so wish I could do my nails :(. Where I work full time it just isn’t worth it. They would be chipped the first day.

  5. I just love scrolling through this post and looking at all the gorgeous colors! What a fantastic collection! It makes me wish my nails were in better shape!

  6. I love the entire collection, but if it weren’t 10:30pm, I would run out to the store to get Sweet as Pinkie Pie. I adore it, and also the yellow one too and I never like yellow!

  7. I didn’t pick up any of the creme shades from this collection, but you’re making me regret that… Damnit! Haha.

  8. Literally in color heaven! I like a lot China Glaze that is the brand their have at the nail salon I attend and love their colors and the durability of the glaze. Love red pink variations so I am in for lovely nails!

  9. Ramona Spires Reply

    China Glaze has some really vibrant colors. I can honestly say I love them all.

  10. Your swatches are so beautiful. As a kid I think I had over 100 MLPs, plus the Castle and other things. The colors don’t really remind me of MLP.

  11. I’m wearing Hay Girl Hay! layered over Tonic Polish’s Enchanted Elixir right now, and it is seriously such a magical combination! I wish that I had picked up more from this collection though!

  12. I grew up with that show! I love the silver color with the shimmer. it’s a great look for night!

  13. So many pretties in this collection, I’ll be looking for them on my next trip to Sally’s.

  14. I’m not too excited about the cremes, but they do fit the MLP theme well – I was thrilled to see another mainstream holo – I hope they do more!

  15. My Nail Polish Obsession Reply

    So many great colors, I don’t know which I like best!

  16. lauriestrode Reply

    I must say this collection ties in perfectly with the New MLP Friendship is Magic series which I also think is the intention since most of the polish names references each pony in it. My twin rascals are huge fans of the series and will love these so I might buy the entire collection – and as usual it is your swatches that have me considering it

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