These are our purchases from the last 2-3 weeks.
Ulta had a BOGO sale on Butter London last week, so we picked up two lacquers. The lucky winners were HRH and Wallis. Amanda will have a review of HRH going up later in the week.
At Meijer I found some novelty Halloween polishes. I knew by looking at these bottles they weren't really going to be practical to use because of the bottle shape. And I was right, application was really difficult because the lid is so small. Coverage was ok. Voodoo is a semi-matte red jelly with red microglitter and Toxic is a medium green shimmer almost leaning toward a foil-y finish.
This is 2 coats with no top coat
And this is a coat of Rush High Speed top coat over it.
Here is 2 coats of Toxic - no top coat
Phantom Frights Jack O'Lantern bottles. Aren't these cute? They are a little more practical than the coffin shaped bottles. They had lots of different colors and textures - several neons and glitters and even a mini set, which I impulse bought and gave to Amanda.
All polishes are layered over Sinful Black on Black unless otherwise noted. They don't have names so I'll just show you the pictures. This was the first one to catch my eye as I love glitters and holos. I originally thought this was a clear base with holographic glitter and large bat glitters in it. But upon closer examination, I see that it is, in fact, holographic crescent moons. So cute!
Next is a small multi colored glitter in a clear base. I could actually see myself using this one for more than just the Halloween season. It looks really pretty matt-i-fied too.
Next is a clear base with holographic bar glitter. This polish is plaqued by the same problem other bar glitters have. The bars tend to migrate around the nail so uniform coverage is difficult. The base is also really thick and goopy. Might need some thinning out.
Here is the only polish out of my haul I didn't swatch over black. This is applied over the top of Wet n Wild Buffy the Violet Slayer (which looks blue in the pictures but is actually a vivid violet shimmer). This polish has a medium purple base with holographic glitter and blue flakies. Again, it's much more purple than the picture makes it look.
Lastly is a clear base with black and orange bar glitter. Black probably wasn't the best color to layer it over because you can't see the black glitter. Again, its really goopy and the glitter is hard to place. It ends up really thick and uneven and you'll need to put a top coat on to try to even out the surface.
And here is one of my most anticipated lemmings of the fall season. This is the Revlon limited edition Expressionist collection. I'm so excited to wear these! The colors are (L to R) Facets of Fuchsia (which is a Deborah Lippman Bad Romance dupe), Smoky Canvas, Blue Mosaic and Starry Pink. Look for reviews of these coming up real soon!