Thursday, December 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

I have one of my first polishes I ever owned as a nail polish addict to share with you today. I got into nail polish back in December 2008, 6 years ago. Wow, that seems like so long ago, in nail polish years, considering all the collections and trends I've seen come and go.

When I first got into nail polish I was only familiar with drugstore brands and OPI. I didn't know China Glaze existed. I started visiting the nail board on Makeup Alley (haven't been there in years) back then, and heard that a must have polish was Emerald Sparkle by China Glaze. Emerald Sparkle became one of my first China Glaze polishes, and definitely igniting my already growing love for nail polish.

Emerald Sparkle
 Emerald Sparkle is a deep green jelly base filled with green micro-glitter.

Collection: Sleigh Ride Holiday 2008

Color: This is a beautiful squishy green glitter. This is so richly pigmented and sparkles beautifully. I haven't come across a green in recent years that can compares to the awesomeness of Emerald Sparkle.

Formula: This a nice and smooth formula. I do find this requires 3 coats for full coverage.

Price: Unfortunately, this has become a little harder to find, but not impossible fi you're will to splurge. If you search it on eBay you can find some listings in the $14-$15 range.

Overall: This is classic favorite for me, and it definitely has some sentimental value. That being said, it is a beautiful polish, and one I haven't seen replicated or beat in 6 years!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Thursday!


  1. Such a gorgeous shimmery dark green this is. Really festive for the holidays.

  2. This is so gorgeous. I love love love this shade of green!

  3. Emerald Sparkle is one of only two nail polishes that have ever lived up to every good thing written about them - and exceeded them. I wish they'd bring this color back permanently - it's really that good. My favorite green ever!

  4. China Glaze makes so fine glitter polishes and this is a great example. I love that dark rich shade of pine green.

  5. This is one of my favorite polishes of all time! So perfect for the holidays.

  6. Very deep color but it's nice and and classy :)

  7. ♥♥♥ this still wows me everytime I see it.


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