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Scenes from Cosmoprof – Scoping Out China Glaze Holiday 2011 & Spring 2012

china glaze fall holiday 2011 spring 2012 nail polish collection cosmoprof Stopping by the AII Beauty booth at Cosmoprof North America, the premiere business to business beauty trade show, is like a visual assault. They own so many brands, including China Glaze, that it’s hard to know where to look first.

Thankfully, two of my fave people from the company, Amy & Anne, were there to walk me through. You may remember that eons ago, not really but it seems that long, I had the chance to meet the China Glaze team during a trip to LA. It’s where I got my first glimpse of the best green glitter to ever exist on the planet, China Glaze Emerald Sparkle.

Get ready for your own visual assault courtesy of ALU as I bring you a look at the 34 new China Glaze polishes that will be released between now and January 2012. That’s right, I said 34.

China Glaze Metro is the Fall 2011 collection and it’s already on shelves. Going around the nail swatch wheel we have: Skyscraper, CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren, Loft-y Ambitions, Brownstone, Midtown Magic, Street Chic, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior and Trendsetter.

china glaze metro fall 2011 nail polish collection

China Glaze Haunting started shipping August 12th so expect it on shelves very soon. This is China Glaze’s Halloween offering and it includes two cremes and two glitters. It will be displayed with Ghoulish Glow, a glow-in-the-dark top coat, and Crackle Glaze Black Mesh.

china glaze haunting halloween 2011 nail polish collection

From left to right we have: Haunting, It’s Alive, Near Dark and Crimson china glaze haunting nail polish swatch halloween 2011 collection

Just like last year’s holiday collection, China Glaze Let It Snow is bringing a LOT of color to the party. There are 12 colors in the collection and 12 gift sets and the whole collection starts shipping September 2nd.

china glaze let it snow holiday 2011 nail polish collection

Twinkle Lights, Champagne Bubbles, Holly-Day, Glittering Garland, Velvet Bow, Winter Berry, Ring in the Red, Poinsetta, Blue Year’s Eve, Tinsel Town, Icicle, Snow Globe (re-promote) china glaze let it snow holiday 2011 nail polish swatch

china glaze let it snow nail polish holiday 2011



I’m a sucker for a great gift set and even though the Carry Me Away for the Holidays set doesn’t contain very “me” shades, I love the travel case the comes with it.

china glaze carry me away for the holidays gift set 2011

It’s a travel roll that holds your nail tools and has a zip up case to hold your nail polish bottle. I need one of these in my life ASAP!

china glaze carry me away travel nail polish holder holiday 2011

The next collection to roll our way after Let It Snow are the China Glaze Eye Candy 3-D Glitters. Shipping out at the beginning of November, these six new lacquers are named with a Marilyn Monroe theme and packed with a mix of multi-shaped, multi-colored glitters to create a multi-dimensional look on the nail.

china glaze eye candy 3d glitter nail polish 2011

china glaze eye candy 3d 3-d glitters 2011

Blonde Bombshell, Love Marilyn, Material Girl, Marry a Millionaire, Some Like It Haute, Lorelei’s Tiara china glaze eye candy 3d glitters nail polish swatch 2011

Finally, let’s talk Spring 2012 for a hot second. Releasing in January 2012, China Glaze ElectroPop brings eleven pop-art bright cremes along with the re-promoted glitter Techno.

china glaze electropop spring 2012 nail polish

The world is yours to create, a bed ripened for your own artful ecstasy. It’s about independence and pushing boundaries –a hyper sensory clash of art and technology. This trend is optimistic for a bright future!

china glaze electropop electro pop spring 2012 nail polish collection

Top Row: Kinetic Candy, Electric Beat, Aquadelic, Gaga for Green. Second Row: Sunshine Pop, Make Some Noise, Wicked Style, Fuchsia Fanatic. Bottom Row: Gothic Lolita, Dance Baby, Sweet Hook, Techno.

china glaze electropop spring 2012 nail polish collection

Whew! That’s a lot to take in all at once. China Glaze is certainly living up to its “Live in Colour” motto, no?

Which collection is grabbing your eye? Is there one specific color you can’t wait to get your hands on? How do you feel about Spring being all cremes with an accompanying glitter top coat?

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  1. kaylee says:

    some like it haute and lorelei’s tiara are calling out to me. i’m a sucker for glitters!

  2. Amanda L. says:

    Ooo I like Concrete Sidewalk, It’s Alive, New Year’s Eve, and Tinsel Town. New Year’s Eve looks cool since the light hit it just so that the base was a bit lighter and the tip darker. Really nice :D

  3. Those Eye Candy 3-D Glitters are awesome! (Then again, I’m a sucker for anything glittery.) I hope they have nice coverage. Nothing more disappointing than a pretty yet sparse glitter. :(

  4. NailPolishFan says:

    I love them all.

  5. Wow, I don’t know which collection I’m most excited for! I love the multicolor glitters, and I’m loving the blues and greens of Electropop!

  6. stephanie says:

    i think…i just…had a series of heart attacks…i cant even begin to tell you how excited i am. some like it haute, lorelei’s tiara, it’s alive, aquadelic, snow globe, twinkling lights, dance baby…sigh. i cannot wait to own them. you always manage to have the best pictures btw! love these up close and personal images of china glaze [and essie in the post before] from cosmoprof.

  7. carmen says:

    Oh I want lots! But for sure I need marry a millionaire and some like it haute!! I bet they will look AWESOME once there’s a topcoat :) yummylicious!!!

  8. Nicole says:

    oh yes..Im gonna have to get both the “eye candy” and the “electropop” collections..Im like a cat anything glitter catches my eye! and those cremes for next spring look too cute to pass up!

  9. Kristina says:

    I can see my wallet will take hit between now and January!! This a great preview, thanks!

  10. Rachel Kurtz says:

    Oh, so many pretty new shades! I will definitely want a glitter or 2 for the holidays and the ElectroPop lites collection has a lot of great colors that are in my comfort zone. Glittering Garland and Snow Globe caught my eye. The little gift sets look so much fun! Kinetic Candy, Aquadelic, Sweet Hook and Make Some Noise all look good to me. In fact, in that collection, I wish I could grab them all! I await with great anticipation!

  11. Robin says:

    I have been a Marilyn fan-girl since I was in elementary school. I need those polishes! :) The January collection looks like it has some fun colors as well. Lots to look forward to!

  12. Monica says:

    I want the whole Eye Candy collection so bad… They look like pretty nice coverage too. (unfortunately they also look super gritty… did you get a look at that? I feel like they would guzzle topcoat)

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I don’t think they had top coat on them but I agree, it will probably take some thick layers to make the surface perfectly smooth. I’ll definitely be using a “spackle coat” of Gelous base coat between the glitter and top coat.

  13. Iris says:

    it’s somehow soothing to get to see all of this in advance. i’m glad to know the beauty industry is this organized!
    and, oh, there are some GORGEOUS shades in here.

  14. EPoodle says:

    I desperately need the entire top row of the ElectroPop collection

  15. Cat says:

    They’re all lovely… I can’t decide which ones I like best!

  16. Tikibwana says:

    Love all the eye candy glitters and snow globe and twinkling lights, and …..

    oh, this is gonna cost me!!

  17. Maria says:

    i want them! and i want them all!! those glitter 3D are just screaming at me to get them!! . hahah your so luck to have attended.!!

  18. KittyQ8 says:

    Eye Candy is grabbing your eye of course !!!
    Especially Lorelei

  19. Michelle says:

    Huge CG fan! Really looking forward to seeing these live and in person!

  20. Jackie says:


  21. meme says:

    That’s a lot of polish coming – hope that our pocket books don’t have me going back to limit of one polish per season again. It’s getting really tight $ wise and going to get worse.

  22. Jeanie says:

    How do we keep from not buying them all! I just love this years colors and glitters!

  23. Jill says:

    I can’t wait to get Snowglobe and Techno but I’m wondering how the Eye Candy collection glitters compare to the OPI holiday Muppets ones.

  24. L says:

    Which collection grabs my eyes?? mmm, pretty much all of them!! I admit being disappointed by the Metro one on the whole, there are at most two colors that I want, but the two new Halloween shades (I don’t count Ghoulish Glow & Black Mesh), the 3D eye-candy, and some of the Christmas ones are splendid. I’m even excited about the Spring collection, while I don’t usually get crazy on cremes…

  25. Therese says:

    Love them!! Thanks for the run down!!

  26. Erin says:

    Assault? How about nailed in the first degree?
    Let it snow eye candy with a Gaga for green on top.
    I’ll need my Wheaties to stay strong polishing my nails EVERYDAY!

  27. Phyllis says:

    My head is spinning! But in a good way :)

  28. Ken says:

    Thanks for all of this info. I LOVE China Glaze & Blue Years Eve is a standout for me.

  29. I love every single polish of every single collection. IMO, China Glaze has done a wonderful job!

  30. Lisa says:

    I’m with verticaltrout–If the 3D glitters have good coverage I’m all over them!

  31. Anastasia says:

    Oh this is exciting! These are great new colors and classic colors paired together !!! China Glaze is one of the only polish brands I can easily get at the supply stores in my small town!! YAY! I am becoming a bigger China Glaze FAN every time they release a new collection like these!!

  32. Chris says:

    I really like the Eye Candy collection. Do you think Near Dark (from the Halloween collection) is a good dupe for NARS Galion?

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      I haven’t seen Galion on person to know. China Glaze is certainly the more affordable option.

  33. Lindsey says:

    OMG, amazingness overload. I have to get to Beauty Brands this weekend to see if they have the Metro collection.

  34. Sarah C says:

    Champagne bubbles and Love Marilyn makes my heart flutter.
    The 2012 spring stuff makes me squee too.

  35. julie says:

    Travel case is fantastic!!!

  36. Andrea says:

    All of this looks amazing! I’m very excited for the holiday collections and the spring collection with all of the pastels.

    I really want that nail polish travel roll, like you do, but I wish the silvers in it were golds. Oh well. It’s a pretty neat little bag.

    Thanks for sharing this information with us!

  37. Stef Smith says:

    If I don’t get the entire ElectroPop collection, I think I might just die! January can’t get here fast enough!

  38. Katy says:

    Wow. Those Christmas gift sets look classy and the teddy bear is adorable. The Marilyn Monroe glitters are SO Marilyn Monroe. Like, if Material Girl had existed in the ’80s, Madonna definitely would have worn it in the video. It’s perfect.

  39. Stephanye says:

    The Eye Candy glitters look like fun. I also like It’s Alive from the Halloween collection and the nail polish travel kit. Too care you can’t buy the kit separately.

  40. lillian says:

    I like the cremes in the Electropop collection best…just like last year when I first saw the Anchors Away collection. So excited! I’ve already seen swatches of the Metro colletion, and I love love love Midtown Magic. Can’t wait to see your swatches!

  41. Claire says:

    Love the glitters and the pop art colors! Also that carrying case will have to be mine as well. :)

  42. beedee says:

    OMG… must. have. electropop. collection. !!!

    I love cremes and the pretty pastels, can’t wait to buy these :)

    great post!

  43. Sara says:

    I’ve already got the full metro collection sitting on my polish shelf next to me, and my wallet is hurting just thinking of how many of these other pretties I’m going to be picking up. Thanks for the sneak peek! (:

  44. N'awlins Darlin' says:

    OMG, are those fingerless gloves that come with the Baby It’s Cold Outside set??? I want that!! Being such a creme girl (meaning I’m psyched to see those Spring cremes!), glitter is usually not my thing, but the Marilyn collection is making me want long, glittery nails!

  45. Alicia says:

    The metro collection hasn’t wowed me, but maybe in person. I’m EXTREMELY interested in seeing more on that halloween collection. I love a good theme!

    The glitters from the holiday collection have my eye, and I’m hoping tinsel town in similar enough to be a poorman’s Graphite.

    Eye Candy 3d glitters!!!! I need them all since I really don’t have any glitters, except the fairy dust top coat which i do love.

    I was hoping for some better pinks from Electropop but again maybe in person I’ll think differently. I really like the idea of having the glitter topcoat. I feel you get more options that way. You can have a glitter or a creme. I just hope they are well pigmented and the glitter isn’t sparse.

  46. JACQUELYN says:

    If they look as spectacular on as in these pics, I need a lot of them. Most faves:
    Westside Warrior
    It’s Alive
    All the Marilyn esp. Love Marilyn and Blond Bombshell
    I will try to wait for some swatches before buying.
    Electro Pop not so much.They look like what is already out there to me.

  47. Joanne says:

    The Metro release is not in at my ULTA yet. Is mine just slow??

  48. allison says:

    crimson is a cool color and one I’d like to try for fall. I always mess up dark manicures though – need to go to the experts for that.

  49. JACQUELYN says:

    YIKES! :( CG METRO is not @ my Sally’s. She even looked in the back and not there. I am Jonesing 4 Trendsetter…

  50. Susan says:

    Trendsetter and Love Marilyn both look amazing!

  51. Ulmiel says:

    I was really disappointed with Metro Collection, so I’m looking forward to halloween and holiday collections, I’m thinking glow in the dark one and Haunting will be mine from Halloween one and from Holiday coll. probably the greens, the blue looks nice too. Frankly, the one that really catches my eye is the Eye Candy collection. Half of the glitters look amazing!

  52. Joanne says:

    Has anybody been able to spot Relovn’t Graphite? I saw it at ULTA about 3 weeks ago, but now it’s gone. Didn’t buy it at the time cause I didn’t know what it was.

  53. *DROOL* I keep hearing about Cosmoprof…but only professionals can go? *whine* This would be like going to ComicCon for me!!

    I LOVE the red & silver Marilyn glitter polish. That travel roll MUST be mine as well. Seriously.

  54. Tia says:

    Usually I don’t like glitters, but the ones from the Eye Candy collection actually look amazing…like diamonds on a nail :)
    I love the gold, red and silver one!
    And the holiday collection as well…I don’t know why, but China Glaze always keeps me fascinated with their holiday collections…although it’s the same color theme :)

  55. Brenda says:

    China Glaze will be getting a lot of my money in the next few months. Eye Candy and Let It Snow look great.

  56. Joanne says:

    The Ulta in Mentor Still DOES not have the Metro collection in yet. If they are so far behind with their collections, we’ll never see the Holiday ones till Feburary 2012!!!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      Well that sucks. I haven’t been out looking for them but did you try Sally Beauty? The one at Points East in Mentor usually gets all the collections.

  57. angela says:

    cvs still has it, i saw it and bouthg last week

  58. nicole says:

    does anyone know when let it snow will start showing up in stores?

  59. MBirch says:

    I have a spare Revlon Carbonite (“Graphite”) if you are interested….let me know :)

  60. Mandragora says:

    Am loving the upcoming spring 2012 collection :D cant wait to get my hands on all of them, though i do believe i already have techno, oh well more wont hurt :D

  61. Samantha says:

    The China Glaze gift sets may not be released until late 2012. One of the sites I buy from has the single polishes available, but the sets show a release of 9/2/2012. I looked up a specific set and found an entire post on another blog indicating that the sets were all September 2012 releases. Do you have any more information about that?

    • sheena says:

      Why in the world would they show posts of the np gift sets a yr in advance… that is ridiculous!

  62. Leeanne says:

    Does anyone know of any online stores to buy the Let it Snow collection?

    • tillie says:

      trasdesign has all of the let it snow sets out except carry me away for the holidays. I just ordered one set and a bunch of the individual polishes. I am gonna be soooo broke when the Eye candy collection comes out

    • Nicole Sadler says:

      trans design has them :)

  63. Leeanne says:

    Thanks so much! Off to go spend too much money on polish. :)

  64. Melinda says:

    Thank you SOOOO much for this post!! I’m so glad I get to see all of the great shades in their limited edition collections all in one place, I underestimated the Let It Snow Collection, they are gorgeous :)