China Glaze 2017 Happily Never After Collection | Swatches + Review

Hi loves! Today I’m sharing with you a gorgeous, beautiful, and stunning collection. This is the Happily Never After Collection by China Glaze.

In this fairytale, there’s no Prince Charming, fairy godmother or even a happily ever after. Never known to go the traditional route – especially not during Halloween – this year China Glaze® introduces Happily Never After, a collection of six new jaw dropping colours that celebrate your dark side.  This October evil queens rule and villains always win with this collection of sultry crèmes and shimmers with wickedly gorgeous matte and chunky glitter accents.

This collection was marketed for Halloween, but I promise you that these polishes can be worn at any time, especially in the Fall. They are so stunning, let’s take a look.


This is a beige base filled with gold shimmer topper. This beauty looks pretty on it’s own, but is very sheer so it will bascialy give you a glittery look. It looks UH-MAZING over a coat of black polish. You can use any dark polish. I used Black on Black by SinfulColors.

It almost looks green right?! I love this topper.


This is an incredible grey polish filled with pink shimmer. WOW this one really took my breath away. The pink and grey combo is simply perfection!

I love how China Glaze really went out of the box with this polish and made it so different.


This is a deep, vampy eggplant purple creme. So luscious!!! YUM! This guy was really pigmented, almost opaque in 1 coat but since it did have a few patches here and there, I added as second coat. It’s your perfect eggplant shade for Fall!


This is an amazing blurple matte with pink/purple shimmer. Ahhhh I was blown away with this polish. I was just so surprised it was a matte. I had no idea and when I applied the first coat and it turned matte I was in awe! It dries down completely matte. I did 2 coats here.

You can slightly see the shimmer here.

I wanted to add a glossy top coat of course just to see what it would look like… what do you think?

I think I prefer the matte version, but they are both so pretty!


This is a stunning black base filled with gold glitter. Opaque in ONE thick coat! I love polishes like these. So gorgeous!!

This one is a little similar to the way Queen, Please looks over black. They are both stunning.


This is a super chunky thick glitter in a clear base. It’s filled with black & gold hex, shard, and bar glitter. It also has holo bar glitter in it as well. It is definitely a chunky chunker polish. I was happily surprised this was opaque in 2 coats.

I love the holo bar glitter and those giant hex glitter in here!

I did 1 coat of this beauty over white and while I like it, my fave is 2 coats of this on it’s own.

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My favorites were Sin-derella and Crown for Whatever. All of them were beautiful, but these two are extra beautiful! Which one was your favorite?


China Glaze® Happily Never After is available now at Sally Beauty and, as well online at  MSPR $7.50 USD for individual bottles.

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FTC: These products were sent to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are always my own.

Have an amazing rest of your week loves!