Sunday, September 14, 2014

Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Swatches

Hey all!

My parents were in town, so I decided to delight them with the wonder that is the Christmas Tree Shops. (Man, I hate the built-in plural of that name.) While I was there, I came across Color Club's Seven Deadly Sins collection. There were eight beautiful polishes in the display for $7.79 each. I had read of a Color Club price hike, and these were definitely a lot more expensive than the core collection which still costs about four bucks and some change. After I got them home and tried them on, I saw that these are textured polishes, which I suspected from the bottles and display. I really hate that some brands don't clearly indicate a textured polish, but I still ended up liking these and find myself inspired to try more!
 
Color Club Seven Deadly Sins


Read on for more pics and reviews!

Color Club Seven Deadly Sins Display + Bottle Pics

Hey guys,

I ran into this display the other day at Christmas Tree Shops and wanted to share. I will post swatches of the ones I purchased in a separate entry!

Color Club Seven Deadly Sins

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

#TBT with OPI My Private Jet (the "Dud" Version)

Hey all!

Just a quick #TBT with OPI's My Private Jet. I  never did own this one in its non-dud version, but I think the dud is pretty exceptional itself.  It's understated yet still has that special something to keep it interesting. To me, the holo is pretty subdued and quite similar to the one you see in OPI DS Classic.

OPI My Private Jet Nail Polish
Shade
OPI My Private Jet Nail Polish
Sun
Pretty, ain't she?  I wonder why this was never a DS shade, honestly.  The formula is a perfect two-coater that also happens to be a great bridge to those autumn colors I think we all are craving!

What are your favorite summer to fall transition shades?

*OPI is cruelty-free, but Coty, its parent company, is not.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Nail Polish Collection

Hi, all!

I'm super pumped about all the Halloween collections that I'm starting to see in stores.  I managed to pick up the polishes from Wet n Wild's Fantasy Makers for 2014.  These looked pretty hum drum in the bottles, but I was pleasantly surprised once I get them on... JELLIES, people.

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Bottle Shots
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014
First, we have Ghouls Rush In, a lovely bright pink jelly.  This one went on beautifully in two coats.

DH's color description: "Amish pickled eggs."  [Uh, yeah.  I think he means the beet pickled ones.]

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Ghouls Rush In Nail Polish
Ghouls on the Run (shade)
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Ghouls Rush In Nail Polish
Ghouls on the Run (sun)
Next, we've got Goosebump Suit, a bright orange jelly.  It went on nicely in two coats, and surprisingly, I did not hate this orange on my fair skin.  This would be extra awesome on deeper skin tones.

DH's color description: "Traffic vest and/or cone or something."  

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Goosebump Suit Nail Polish
Goosebumps Suit (shade)
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Goosebump Suit Nail Polish
Goosebumps Suit (sun)
We've also got Queen of Envy, which looks kelly green in the bottle but a touch lighter and brighter on the nail.  This one was a bit more transparent and tricky than the other formulas.  I used four coats to even it out.

DH's description: "Gak."

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Queen of Envy Nail Polish
Queen of Envy (shade)
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Queen of Envy Nail Polish
Queen of Envy (sun)
The next color is Roach Busters.  This one is a bright yellow green with subtle orangey-red shimmer throughout.  I didn't detect any hint of shimmer in the bottle, so I was quite surprised to see it coming out fairly strongly in the sun.  No problems with application; it's shown below with two easy coats.

DH's description: "The drink from Star Trek...  Aldebaran Whiskey."

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Roach Busters Nail Polish
Roach Busters (shade)
Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Roach Busters Nail Polish
Roach Busters (sun)
There's also a glow in the dark top coat in this collection cleverly named Glo' Money, Glo' Problems.  It didn't change the appearance of Roach Busters when I layered it on, and I applied three thick coats in the hopes of achieving a really strong glow effect.  When I initially went into the closet to check out the glow properties, I saw nothing but darkness.  I remember "charging" a lot of my glow in the dark toys in the light when I was little, so I tried the same with the polish...

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Glo Money Glo Problems Nail Polish
...Et voila!

Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers 2014 Glo Money Glo Problems Nail Polish
Glo' Money, Glo' Problems
This is the best photo I could capture.  It does definitely glow after some time under the light, but it fades rather quickly, so I would not plan on glowing all night long with this one.  I recall trying to paint my tennis shoes with glow in the dark nail polish in high school with similarly temporary effects.  It's still kinda neat though.

There's also a re-promote of Wet n Wild's appropriately famous one-coat wonder, Black Creme, in this collection in addition to tons of other fun Halloweeny cosmetics (I also snagged the glittery black liquid liner!).  I was pleasantly surprised by this collection, which you can find most anywhere that sells Wet n Wild.  I've seen it out at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and K-Mart at this point.

Which Fantasy Makers are your favorites this year?!  

*Wet n Wild is cruelty free.