Thursday, January 27, 2011

Big Haul

Perhaps it is my eagerness for Spring to arrive, 
or maybe it's just all the great collections that have been coming out,
but I've gone a little polish crazy this month.
Here's another group of polishes to finish out the month with.

The first 2 are from ULTA.
This muted magenta with gold shimmer was in the clearance bin
and have no name tag on it, bummer. 
( just found out the name is "Always A Bridesmaid")
But I grabbed it just the same as the color is really unique and pretty.
The application was flawless in one coat, but I gave it two for good measure.
The 2nd ULTA color is called Limelight.
A Classic Spring Green cream, again, the application was wonderful.
The swatch is with 2 coats.
Then I picked up 2 Art Club's striper's, ironically in the same shades, 
though these are neon versions.
Mod Pink & Go Green.
They are both quite sheer, as most neon's are, 
and I had to go over the swipes twice to show their true color.


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(from left to right)

Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in Mystic Lilac
Petite's Color Fever in Candy Green
Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in Golden Ticket
Mystic Lilac applied quite sheer and needed 4 coats 
to come to it's full potential. 
This oh so popular dusty mauve/lavender color has a twist,
it has green reflective shimmer and
that is the main reason why I picked it up.
While I'm disappointed in the multiple layers, t
he final result is quite striking.

Candy Green had a similar result.
It took 3 coats to get some opaqueness out of it and 
the blue shimmer is a bit more 
understated than I would have liked.
Still, it is a very pretty Green, and I'm always a sucker for Green.
Golden Ticket I picked up for one reason, then name.
(I'm a BIG Willy Wonka fan)
But I was pleasantly surprised by not only the density of the glitter, but just the color itself. And these golden/copper colors work well throughout every season, bonus.
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Love & Beauty, from Forever21 

Jade is a green-based Turquoise with a hint of blue shimmer.
Its both striking in the bottle and swatched.
Great application with just 1coat.
Brown is just that, a classic chocolate Brown cream.
Again, the application was fantastic with 1 coat, 
but I gave it 2 just for good measure.
Yummy


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Sally Hansen's Complete Salon Manicure in All Fired Up.
This orange-based fire engine Red definitely appeals to the pin-up girl in me, This screams classic retro.
A single, flawless coat was all it took, and I'm in love.



ORLY's Lunar Eclipse
I don't know why I overlooked this color when 
it was first released with the Cosmic Collection, 
but after having a second glance, 
this bottle asked to come home with me & I'm sure glad I listened.

It took 3 coats to get the love out of the bottle, but it was well worth it, 
and when the light hits this color, it's just stunning.

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KISS Nail Paint- Nail art Stripers
Lavender, Aqua, & Hot Pink
These 3 came together in a set and all are opaque creams.

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Brucci in Black Emerald

I had posted a fast pic on Facebook when I first grabbed 
this because I was so taken with it's uniqueness.
 And I said it there, and I'll say it again, 
that I personally think that Brucci is one of the most 
overlooked polish brands to date.
The prices are always reasonable, they have a fantastic 
selection of colors and the application of most, is fantastic.

I know this color came out last Spring, 
but I didn't take notice of it till, it was requested by Karolina,
aka ohfaciq
my YouTube friend that I have been doing Swaps with.
She requested this color, so I picked it up, 
only to realize that this was a real gem. 
Needless to say, I grabbed one for myself too.

At first glance, it is a Blackened Brown, but when the light hits it, 
this AMAZING rich green pops out. 
WOW, Black Emerald indeed.
Gorgeous.
Great finish with 2 coats. 

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 (from left to right)

KleanColor in Jazz Olive
KleanColor in Neon Aqua
Essie in Bermuda Shorts
KleanColor in Starry Purple
KleanColor in Starry Blue
KleanColor in Fuschia Glitter


 Oh yeah! 
I am SO ready for Spring with these colors, 
just staring at them cheers me up and makes me 
forget about the foot of snow we just got slammed with.

Jazz Olive is a shimmery cross between a Spring Green and Olive shade.
1 coat did it with a great application, but as usual,
I gave it 2 coats.
This is a beauty.
Neon Aqua
Not a neon shade but still, a bright Aqua cream.
Another color that makes me smile & think of 
breathing in warm ocean air.
2 coats, flawless application.

Essie's Bermuda Shorts came out ages ago 
with their Neon Collection.
This is one of those colors, that always seems to catch your eye,
but for one reason or another you think..
hmmm ok, maybe I'll get you next time.
So, finally after endlessly eyeing it, I just decided to get it.
I'm glad I did, another great Spring/Summer shade.
A little streaky, but nothing 2 coats wouldn't fix.




Fuschia Glitter - Pink Jelly with large Pink hexagons & smaller holo glitters
Starry Blue - Clear jelly with Blue & Silver hexagon glitter
Starry Purple - Clear jelly with purple hexagon glitters

I seem to be on a glitter kick and really into layering as of late.
These work fantastic with the KleanColor shades.
 

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Milani Jewel FX in Gold
This is a clear jelly loaded with Gold hexagon glitter, 2 coats
Milani One Coat Glitter in Silver Dazzle -
This is indeed a one-coater, with a nice charcoal gray glitter
 
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720 3D Nail Art Bows (60 of each color)
These are so cute and I can't wait to try them out

I purchased these from E-Bay.

Hello Kitty Stamping Plate I also purchased from E-Bay.



10 comments:

rock-or-not said...

What a great haul!!
I'm so sad the seller hasn't got the bows anymore )=
I'd like them..
Have fun with all this!

~*~ Dollface ~*~ said...

She does! Here, I found the exact listing for you

http://cgi.ebay.com/12-Colours-Nail-Art-Mini-Bows-Nail-Art-Decoration-/270516382990?pt=AU_Nail_Care&hash=item3efc086d0e

rock-or-not said...

I can't access to it because I'm in france...
Too bad ^^"

rock-or-not said...

I'm sorry to bother you again, but would it be possible for you to buy it for me and to sent it to me in France?
I'd pay everything by paypal before of course!
Thank you !

Sophie Isobel said...

Woah, huge haul! Some really lovely colours, I like the starry ones.

Thanks for the Hello Kitty image plate link, I've been wondering if you could get one!

nail crazy said...

oh boy, some haul!!!
you'll have a lots of fun wearing all that stuff :-)

Beauty shades said...

Huau such a nice all. L>ove the glitter nail polishes, the bows and the stamping plate

Dylana Suarez said...

Beautiful colors!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Miss Kristiansen said...

Woh, that's a lot of cool nail polishes! I love the "limelight" one :)

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