China Glaze • Phat Santa • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I found this at Sally's for $1.99 USD. Score!! This is great red, not too dark and not too light. Just right for me. You can get away with one coat, but I feel it looks best with two coats. I hope China Glaze releases it again next year.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very christmas red. Very watery runny nail polish though. I gave it away.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I think the packaging on this nail polish is so cute because it has a silver top instead of the regular black one. I bought this because it looked like such a pretty, creamy and shiny red color- perfect for winter. However, this was a nightmare to apply. It applied very streaky on my nails, one coat wasn't opaque enough but 2 coats caused pooling on the sides. Also, I know that red polishes stain, but upon removal, this got all over my hands. It does look nice on my nails but just takes too long to get looking nice for me. I found it worse than my Revlon polishes, which are the cheapest nail polishes that I own.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Nice Christmas red color, like holly-berry red. Nothing bright or orange-y in this shade. It looks great after 5 days, but after that will start chipping and now I'm anxious to get it off. But it looks good while it lasts. I use about 2 coats for the perfect opaque look. Very nice, pretty, rich red cream n/p, good quality, dupable red shade.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Boring. Not unique. But a dream to apply.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this color.I am generally not a red lover but i got this in one of the holiday packs. I used this color when I tried water marbling the first time. I only did my pointer finger and ring fingers for the marble but the rest of the fingers i used this color and I really fell in love with it. I marbled phat santa and jolly holly I wanted to use a white to get a candy cane effect but the white I had was not marbling well so I just used the two colors. this color marbled very well in case anyone wants to try it. I had 7 days wear with minor tipwear. I don't think I had any chips at all. I did this a week or so before christmas.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Phat Santa looks gorgeous on my NC50 skintone very sexy not to bright not to marooney or burngandy but perfrect. Look up the swatches on the net to get an idea of the color. This is limited edition and I almost missed it at my local sallys.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really liked this polish on my NC30 hands. When I saw pics of this on Temptalia and raves for it on the NB, I went searching and found it at Sally's. Paid around $5-6, which was alright. As said on the NB, this can be a 1-coater but looks best w/2 coats. The color is a neutral, rich red creme. Almost a perfect "Christmas" red. Application was smooth and I didn't have hardly any pooling in the cuticles. I applied 1-coat of Sally Gelous BC, 2-coats of ChG PS, 1-coat Barielle ME, and then 1-coat of SV. The following day I applied another coat of Barielle ME. I always use these products in this order for every NP. This polish lasted about 5 or so days w/very minor tipwear, almost not even worth mentioning. Perhaps not even traditional tipwear, maybe a little "shrinkage" from the SV. It started chipping yesterday on a few fingers 'cause I was really deep cleaning for Christmas. Overall I would definitely purchase again if I ever ran out. Application, length of wear, ease of use=great polish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this in one of the holiday packs at Sally's and I'm in love! This is the perfect shade of red. It looks beautiful with two coats.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This color disappointed me because the pics and swatches I had seen were SO gorgeous and it looked like a really cool texture. This was actually my favorite of the China Glaze holiday 2010 collection judging from the pics on Temptalia.
However, when I actually tried it- it didn't go on very smoothly and the texture is kinda blah:( Some areas are darker than others and for some reason the bristles on the brush really stuck together which had never happened with China Glaze polishes before.
It is a very pretty red, but nothing special so I would not buy again. If I could give it a 3.5 I would. I just had high hopes for this one and it didn't live up to the quality that the other colors in this collection did.
I bought most of the polishes from this collection and so far, I've tried Phat Santa, Mistletoe Kisses, Midnight Kiss, and Party Hearty. The other three are AMAZING!!!