China Glaze – Autumn Nights Fall 2013 Collection, part 1

CG Autumn Nights pt. 1 opener


The Fall offerings from China Glaze, have got to be my favourites – and this year’s version does NOT disappoint. The 12-piece collection is broken up into two themes: the 6 shades of the ‘Strike Up A Cosmo’ set (shown here today), and my upcoming post which will spotlight the 6 hues of ‘Gossip Over Gimlets’. With rich, jewel-toned hues and mega-what shine, there’s a whole lot of gorgeousness going on here.

CG Autumn Nights pt. 1

China Glaze – Autumn Nights ‘Strike Up A Cosmo’

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Autumn Nights – Autumn Nights ‘Strike Up A Cosmo’


Strike Up A Cosmo – a deep rose-gold foil hue with mauve undertones as well as some copper and gold glitter shards thrown in,  in an amazing formula: great coverage even by the first coat, self levelling and brush stroke free. Absolutely brilliant sparkle at the finish, plus this shade is so totally trending right now. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Strike Up A Cosmo swatch

China Glaze – Strike Up A Cosmo

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China Glaze -Strike Up A Cosmo


Red-y & Willing – a deeply saturated ruby/garnet hue, with an almost “glowy” kind of effect, in a formula that was very easy to work with – although it does have the potential to be slightly staining (don’t skip the base coat here). Self levelling and bearing a glossy finish, I had some issues with the brush on my bottle – I’m guessing it’s an isolated incident, because the rest of the collection was fine. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Red-y & Willing swatch

China Glaze – Red-y & Willing

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China Glaze – Red-y & Willing


Don’t Make Me Wine – a luxuriously rich magenta hue with an inner amethyst shimmer, bearing an excellent formula that applies in a self levelling manner, leaving a high gloss behind. Strongly pigmented and with that ‘glowing centers/darker edges’ look that I love, there’s also the added bonus of it being non-staining upon removal. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Don't Make Me Wine swatch

China Glaze – Don’t Make Me Wine

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China Glaze – Don’t Make Me Wine


Scandalous Shenanigans – a true sapphire hue with a matching pearly shimmer, bearing a violet undertone. This highly pigmented formula can almost be a 1-coater, and application couldn’t be easier: brush stroke-free, self levelling and with a nice shine at the finish. There’s definitely a stain potential with this shade, so do not skip your base. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Scandalous Shenanigans swatch

China Glaze – Scandalous Shenanigans

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China Glaze – Scandalous Shenanigans


Tongue & Chic – an intense viridian hue with a matching shimmer, and is a true 1-coater (it’s THAT colour saturated). Self levelling and über glossy at the finish, there is a slight stain potential with this shade as well – make sure to apply your base first. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Tongue & Chic swatch

China Glaze – Tongue & Chic

CG Tongue & Chic swatch 2

China Glaze – Tongue & Chic


Goldie But Goodie – an antiqued gold/pale bronze complex hue, that’s jam-packed with golden/bronze micro shimmer, as well as larger copper and gold glitter flecks – not quite a foil, nor a glittery shimmer, but a hybrid of the two finishes & very unique. An amazing formula with a super easy application, the self-levelling formula leaves no visible brush strokes, and finishes in a ridiculously brilliant shine. Some migration of the fine shimmer upon removal. Coats applied: 2, plus top coat

CG Goldie But Goodie swatch

China Glaze – Goldie But Goodie

CG Goldie But Goodie swatch 2

China Glaze – Goldie But Goodie


The 2 foils of this group are in a word: outstanding! The other 4 shades all seem to have this hypnotic “glow” and are so incredibly colour saturated, but other than ‘Don’t Make Me Wine’, need a bit more preparation to avoid any staining issues. That being said, if jewel-tones are your weakness, you should definitely check these beauties out.

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*Disclosure: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

22 Responses to China Glaze – Autumn Nights Fall 2013 Collection, part 1

  1. Love your swatches of these Eugenia, you really make them look stunning. Elsewhere I haven’t been that pulled in by the collection, but you always change my mind! 😛

  2. These are beautiful! I especially like the magenta one 🙂

  3. Magda says:

    wowowowowow!! hello, can I ask what top coat do you use?

  4. Wow! These are really lovely and I can see them joining my collection for sure. I like CG but have been a little disappointed with a couple of their collections recently but these are beautiful. Don’t Make Me Wine is fabulous. Gorgeous photos.

  5. Oh wow, Wine and Red-y are incredible! And I don’t even wear red/red-y pinks, but these are truly spectacular.
    And great news about those formulas!

  6. Babsi says:

    Wow, the 2 red tones are soo pretty 🙂 xoxo Babsi

  7. Deborah says:

    Gorgeous shiny swatches ♥.

  8. That red looks stunning! Reminds me of Essie Thigh High.

  9. Oh I’m totally one whose weakness is jewel tones! These shades are gorgeous too, CG does these very well. I’d buy all of them, but they did similar colours before and I can’t justify to buy more! Mostly because I have no more room to store them. LOL

  10. Gwen says:

    Wow. I see a lot I like. Wonderful swatches as usual.

  11. Luchessa says:

    Beauuuuuuuuutiful colors for fall 🙂 Loving Red-y & Willing 🙂 So darn pretty.

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