Manicure of the Day: China Glaze Sugar PlumsMonday, October 18, 2010
China Glaze always releases amazing holiday collections, and this Christmas season is no different. I'll be showing you various swatches over the coming weeks, but this is the one I really wanted to try out first.
Sugar Plums is described by China Glaze as a "Plum Shimmer", though I'm not sure that it accurate. I've always thought of "plum" as being more like the fruit, with definite purple in the red. This color is more dark red with some magenta/berry in certain lights. I'm a sucker for any red with berry leanings, so I immediately knew this would be my first manicure! In the bottle there is very fine multi-colored shimmer. I can spot pink, blue, green and gold when I look closely, but from afar the shimmer is apparent only as flashes of color.
The color is well pigmented, and I almost didn't even need a second coat for full coverage. Unfortunately, the shimmer does make the finish a bit bumpy. I used a thick top coat to even things out (I used Seche Vite, Poshe would work as well), and I have been debating about adding a second coat of top coat because it is still a bit bumpy. Just like in the bottle you do need to look closely to see the colors of shimmer.
While the color will likely be available as a single bottle, you can also buy it in the "Oh, Ruby Deer" gift set which includes Sugar Plums, Ruby Deer and a stuffed animal. Look for it at locations like ULTA and Trade Secret. There will be 16 limited edition shades this Holiday Season.
China Glaze Holiday 2010