China Glaze Mini Mixers Micro Mini Set Swatches + Review

I live for the release of China Glaze minis; so snatching the Mini Mixers Mini Set when it hit stores was a total no-brainer. Admittedly, I'm not the biggest fan of shimmering, metallic shades {which this 6-piece largely consists of}; but in the spirit of the {sparkling} season I had to give it a whirl, and I tell you, it. is. incredible.

Don't Get Elfed Up is a Blackened Teal Shimmer. Can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this color is? Seriously! Don't Get Elfed Up {love that name btw} is an off-beat holiday shade that you can't help but to love. Despite how dark it is, it's patchy on coat one, but builds up beautifully, and is super easy to work with. Though photographs don't capture it, this one has a bit of a multichrome shift in certain lights that is brilliant! This is 2 1/2 coats.

Peppermint To Be is a Ruby Red Shimmer. Hello, holiday-perfect red. Isn't she gorgeous?! Peppermint To Be may be my new favorite red shimmer {have I been saying that too often lately?}. I mean, just. look. at. her. Le sigh. The formula here is brilliant - easy coats, quick opacity, and shimmer galore. This one's a keeper ladies! This is 2 coats.

Better Not Pout is a Berry Metallic Shimmer. Pictures do not even come close to doing this color justice. This is the perfectperfectperfect shade if you want something different than your typical classic red creme. Though classic overall, Better Not Pout is insanely multifaceted - looking like a merlot shimmer in some lights, and a vibrant berry shimmer in others. The lit from within glow on this one is just TDF - as is the formula. Each coat is easy breezy {and non-staining}. This is 2 coats.

Son Of A Nutcracker is a Pink-Toned Red Shimmer. This color is seriously cray for the holidays - yet somehow it just works, especially if you want something funky yet festive. The pink undertones make it feel bright and summery; while the red lends that Christmas-sy touch. Like with Better Not Pout, the formula here was flawless. In fact, I almost achieved OCW status with this beauty, and am positive you could with a thicker coat. This is 2 coats.

Mix and Mingle is a Blurple Crelly. I'm not always huge on purple shades, but Mix and Mingle is simply too gorgeous not to love. Though this is one of my favorite shades from the collection, it also has the thinnest formula which resulted in patchiness, and a desire to flood the cuticles. As long as you're v. careful with application the finished mani is divine! This is 3 coats.

I Soiree I Didn't Do It is a Teal Green Jelly with Teal, Silver, and Blue Glitter. My feelings about this color in one word: Dead. OMG you guys, this color is mind-blowingly beautiful - we're talking the kind of beautiful that you literally cannot take your eyes off of. It's v mermaid-inspired, yet seriously apropos for the soiree season. I Soiree I Didn't Do It can be used as a top coat; but I love the way it looks when you build it up - the silver glitter particles look so much like laughing champagne bubbles! This is 3 coats.


PRICE: $13.95 for the 6-Piece Mini Kit; or $7.50 per full-size bottle.




ellie said...

Lovely China Glaze! Some fun names for their polishes too!

ivy said...

Wow! Some great sparkly colors. Can't choose a fav. What a great gift idea!


The teal glittery colour is gorgeous. I'd also try that "Don't Get Elfed Up" haha. Clever names too. Happy Friday, love. x
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Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous shades and lol at the names!
I need Son of a Nutcracker :)


mrsfox said...

the green one (perfect for christmas;)

Unknown said...

Pretty blue nails!Have a lovely weeeknd

kisses Adela Acanski

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful colors! Don't Get Elfed Up is amazing :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

These all look great but I really love that last one. It just shines!

www.janetteria.com said...

Love them all!

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