I feel like I’ve been waiting a long time to see a collection from a mainstream nail polish brand that doesn’t feature a red polish. So imagine my sigh of relief when the China Glaze Happily Never After collection dropped through my door… like a breath of fresh, autumn air.
The collection is out in time for Halloween and I’d happily rock most of them in a Halloween mani. The only exception is Queen, Please! which I think is a little too tame to hold its own as a Halloween mani and very sheer so I’d only use it as a topper anyway.
This green-black with gold shimmer is a stunner and doubles as a great Christmas shade too.
Sin-deralla is quite a unique shade. The base is kind of grey and there’s a strong pink shimmer which shifts with the light. You can see it in the nail art pics below as the base for my skull stamping.
This sheer pearly shade could be worn on it’s own but I think it would work best as a topper over a nude or pale shade of polish.
Do You, Boo!
A great glitter topper for Halloween manis. Quite densely packed with glitter but not quite enough for full coverage. The glitter in here is black and gold with a hint of holo in bars and hexes.
Crown for Whatever
Crown for Whatever is a Royal Purple with a Matte finish so, I’d say, the ultimate ghoulish polish. See it below with a glossy top coat.
I’m a sucker for a dark purple crème and the burgundy shade of this one is incredible.
Where to Buy Happily Never After
In the UK, you can buy the collection from Nail Polish Direct
For the Nail Art
I used Sin-derella and Crown for Whatever as my base colours and stamped on the skull design from MoYou Biker Collection 08 Plate in Black. Then I topped my ring finger with Do You, Boo!