Vintage China Glaze – Red, Pink & Purple

Well the past 48 hours has been nothing short of spectacularly shitty. I ended up getting suspended by my previous host who told me that my little blog (yes, this one) was using over 53% of the host servers CPU! But in the same email they also offered me a dedicated server package for a whole heap more money than my current hosting package. I was suspicious right away – there was no way I could have been using that much especially considering I haven’t even been using the blog as I have been too busy to put up new entries. So I called their bluff and said “adios” or something else not so pleasant and moved my sites. Pretty Random is now happily moved, and BMovieChicks.Com will be next. It’s been a lot of trial and error and a lot of stuffing around, but I’m finally ready to post again. Don’t forget to vote in my poll and let me know what you think of the new layout.

Enough of my my yabbering though, time to make with the nails!

I have been heavily into reds lately, especially red cremes. I KNOW. I’m sick. They all look the same. Maybe I caught something off Suzi? (Tangent: I wonder if they sale of OPI to Coty will mean significantly more or less red cremes in OPI collections? Will Suzi still work for them? Will they continue with the ‘Suzi’ shade in each collection? IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOLKS. More news at Eleven.)

I somehow ended up buying a whole bunch of old and discontinued China Glaze polishes from an eBay seller. Now, if you’re interested in any of these shades, just search for them. I’m pretty sure most, if not all of these are still up on eBay and for a pretty fair price too.

China Glaze Pin Prick

For me and China Glaze Pin Prick, it was love at first sight. I’ve already dedicated a whole other post to my love of Red Polishes with Gold Shimmer and I honestly don’t think you could find a more perfect example of the point I am trying to make than this amazing polish. My cuticles are in bad shape (apologies), but even my ganky hands cannot diminish Pin Prick’s beauty. (FYI, I just typoed Pink Prick. Thought I’d share that with you all). Pin Prick is from the Voodoo That U Do Collection from 2005. Other shades include: CGX236 Sweet Revenge, CGX237 Pure Torture, CGX239 Hurts so Good, CGX240 I”m Not Bitter, CGX241 Voodoo, that U do.

China Glaze Drastic

Drastic is oooooold. The bottle has the old China Glaze logo on it, along with the older brush handle with vertical grooves. It is core though and I have seen it in the newer style bottle. The colour is an awesome blood red jelly that’s a little difficult to apply (the patchiness really shows up under my lamp) but it’s so shiny and beautiful that all the effort is totally worth it.

China Glaze Vermillion

Vermillion is also core and is seriously the PERFECT neutral red creme. It’s not too blue, it’s not to orange – it’s just right. If Goldielocks wore red nail polish, it would be China Glaze Vermillion, without a doubt. This is a good depiction the family of red creme that I have been buying up by the truckload ever since I tried Face of Australia’s Sold Out. There’s just something about that gorgeous red glassy sheen that has me hooked. It’s retro, it’s glam and it’s gorgeous. Yes, you are reading this right – this is still Pretty Random and I still love green polish like no ones business, but I gotta say I am seeing the virtue of the classic red creme.

China Glaze Mischief

Mischief was kinda disappointing to me. It looked much more vibrant in the photo on eBay, but what it is in reality is a dusty raspberry creme. It’s nice, just not what I was expecting. It just goes to show, you GOTTA research polishes before you buy them! I should have googled to look for swatches, but no, I bought blindly and ended up disappointed. Heed my lesson kids, find a swatch before you shop! I can’t find any info on where Mischief came from, so I am guessing it’s older than the rest of these so far.

China Glaze Lavender Lynx

And finally, Lavender Lynx. A weird, muted purple duochrome which I find endlessly fascinating. My picture isn’t the best, but there is a definite colour shift from purple to an odd sort of pale gold. It’s very pretty and very unique. Lavender Lynx shade #118 is from the Winter 1999 collection that I don’t know the name of. Other shades included #114 Chinchilla Vanilla, #115 Warm Sable, #116 Blue Fox, #117 Cashmere Creme, #119 Mink Frost and #120 Angora Plum.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these old China Glaze beauties – I’ll have to follow this up with one on old China Glaze Greens!

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  • Scrangie

    You and me both. I’m so into red cremes lately. Do you have Pure Torture? It’s a super obnoxious bright orange-red creme. Pin Prick is one of my all time favorites, too! Which reminds me that I really need to finish swatching my old China Glazes… ugh… *hands fall off*

    • Kaz

      It’s weird hey! Ooh, no I don’t have Pure Torture. I’ll have to find me a bottle! I really like the name too hehe.

      Yes yes! Finish swatching your old China Glazes! I must see!

  • Nixxy

    So very pin-up-girly :)

    • Kaz

      I think that’s what it is. Red is very vintage glam :)

  • emmablossom

    Your red nails are as sexy as your new layout. That is to say, extremely sexy!

    • Kaz

      But not as sexy as you!! 😉

  • Satori

    I always love older polish and these are no exception! These are beautiful – thanks for sharing! I even like Mischief. 😉
    Pin Prick is particularly gorgeous.

    • Kaz

      No problem! :)

  • jbrobeck

    I LOVE old ChG’s… I can’t wait to see the greens!

    • Kaz

      I’ll have to get right on those swatches!

  • Miranda

    OMG lavender lynx went straight into my wishlist, beautiful!

    • Kaz

      It is indeed! I am glad I picked it up!

  • IceRozie

    Where’s mah free prize!!!!
    LOVE the new layout! And the category stuff too…
    Oh, and the reds, nom nom nom.
    I’ve been not wearing reds out of principle for decades (soooooooooooooo mainstream, me likey greens etc), but man, do I love me a red ‘anything as long as it’s polish’ on my nails. In fact. tips and toes are red right now!

    • Kaz

      Its invisible!! DUH! 😉

      My toes are red (pin prick) too! Awesome!

      • IceRozie

        Really? I was not aware!
        (insert here pic of hyperbole and a half girl just before tucking into that cake)

  • sybelle

    Pin Prick is amazing! I love glowy reds, too. It was your photos of Hard Candy Stop that made me pine for it until I finally caved and snagged it on ebay. I may have to hunt down Pin Prick too.

  • MCB

    Hey!! Its Renee here – I emailed you the other day re the Gumleaf Mafia and got your response – thanks! I have been trying to reply but the email won’t go through for some reason – maybe from changing servers or something?

    Anyway, my blog is – so sorry to put it in comments, and I hope you don’t think I’m spamming you :( but I just couldn’t get the email to go through.

    Thanks so much! Love your blog – its awesome :)


    • Kaz

      I haven’t fixed up my email yet, but thanks for your info! Of course I don’t think you’re spamming me! I have been waiting to hear from you!

      I’ll do up a welcome post for you soon and send you through our little mascot to stick on your blog. You can also add the Gumleaf Gals to your blogroll too and I’ll ask them to do the same for you.

  • Lucy

    Your going to start up my red craziness. I try not to order them since I have so many. Pin Prick is beautiful. I’ve never seen that one swatched. Haven’t seen any of these swatched. You temptress you. Glad you’ve gotten everything straightened out.

    • Kaz

      Isn’t it amazing how we all seem to have a love for red lurking beneath the surface! Hehe I do what I can!

  • Kaz

    Hi Alison! I had to change servers and it took a bit for my email to catch up. Thank you so much! I’ll let you know when it arrives.

  • Sandi

    Don’t know what you paid for them on EvilBay, but all of those reds are still available at Head2Toe for $3 US + about .75 S&H (when ordering multiple polishes). They actually have a ton of old ChG’s. If they don’t ship international can you work a deal with an American fellow np fiend to reship to you if it’s cheaper?

    • Kaz

      Yeah I saw that AFTER I bought all of those hehe. It’s ok. I didn’t pay too much for them on eBay – and thanks for the heads up!

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  • Kaz

    I know! It’s amazing.

  • Kaz

    They are an addiction, that’s for sure!

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  • Lovelyangel_4

    Im looking for a VERY vintage china glaze called Bizarre! Its my favorite I wear it sparingly and my cat just knocked it off the counter and its no more :-( anyone who has any info on it I would be greatly appreciate it!!!

    • Kaz

      Hmm I’ve never heard of it. What colour is it? I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you.