Day 2: China Glaze

China Glaze
L to R: Jumpin’ Jupiter, Moon over Miami, Aurora Borealis, It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere

I got my hands on a fair few rare China Glaze’s this year too! Up until recently with China Glaze’s glitter explosion, besides Ruby Pumps and Emerald Sparkle, these babies were the be all and end all of China Glaze Glitter. I really can’t say how old they are (anyone? Bueller?) but pre 2000 is my guess. The old style bottle (which you can see has a shorter cap next to “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere”) and old China Glaze logo are a good indication that these are fairly old.

China Glaze
L to R: Over Black: Aurora Borealis, Jumpin’ Jupiter, Moon over Miami. Plain white: Aurora Borealis, Jumpin’ Jupiter, Moon over Miami

The collection consisted of 6 glitters made up of bar glitters in clear or lightly tinted bases. If you click the pic above you can see the glitter in more detail. Oddly, I noticed that Moon over Miami had a slightly speckled base. I’m not sure whether this is due to age or not. Out of the three not pictured above, Cherry Bomb and Sunburst also have small round glitter as well as the bar glitter seen in the rest of the collection.

China Glaze Cherry Bomb & Sunburst China Glaze Stardust
China Glaze Cherry Bomb & Sunburst, China Glaze Stardust
Pictures provided by the most awesome Konad The Barbarian

China Glaze – It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere

China Glaze

*insert dreamy sigh here*

When I first started full on polish collecting and stalking eBay, I remember seeing I5OCS pretty much everywhere for a lovely buy it now price of $4.99. I guess it must have been new at the time, but the tragedy of the whole thing is the fact that China Glaze promo pics for this colour did it absolutely no justice! I passed on it, and by the time I had joined the nail board and seen a proper swatch, the stock that had been everywhere on eBay was long gone.

Early in the year the opportunity arose to obtain it via swap, and I was swaplifted. But karma has a way of looking after those who help others and I found that after I had helped a few ladies find their impossible dream polishes, a dear, wonderful friend sent I5OCS to me with a little tag around the bottle that simply said: “Because I can…” I was so touched that I made sure I could return the favour. And “Because I can” also, she has now provided a very loving home for my Essie Starry Starry Night.

China Glaze

I guess there is a lesson to be learned here as well. There’s no point in shelling out ridiculous amounts of cash for a bottle of nail polish. Help other people. Make friends. Do good things and anything your heart desires will make its way into your life. And I’m not talking about nail polish either!

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  • :drool:my heart skipped a beat!! Those glitters look awesome.
    btw I love that your comments form has a smiley selection.

  • Lucy

    :>>Gorgeous bar glitters. It’s 5 o’clock Somwhere is an amazing shade. I’ll have to look out for that.

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  • Kristy

     It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere just arrived to my helmer yesterday by luck and I was just searching for for swatches and came across this post  “Do good things and anything your heart desires will make its way into your life”
    So true Kaz!

    • Kaz

      You know it doll – I know you’ve been super kind to me in the past and the Universe always rewards!