Thursday, January 24, 2013

Collective Hauling

Today I have a bunch of polishes I picked up over the last month, not a huge haul but some goodies!

First I will start off with some polishes I ordered in late December but received in January, these are from China Glaze's Cirque du Soleil collection. I picked up Surreal Appeal and Get Carried Away. I had a previous opportunity to pick these up when the collection was first released but they didn't appeal to me at the time.

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Surreal Appeal is a coral pink creme. From the swatches I had seen both online and in-store it pulled way more coral/orange, I had even heard it was the non-neon sister to Flip Flop Fantasy which is my all-time favorite! To me it just looks pink though :( it's not all that accurate in my photos either unfortunately.

Get Carried Away is a black, silver and red glitter set in a dark jelly base. The glitter in this one ranges from hex, bar and mircro! Very interesting and complex combo. I'd love to layer this over a black jelly, anyone know of any that is readily available?

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Next are some polishes I picked up at Sally's, Ho-Ho-Holly and The Gift Of Sparkle. These polishes are both scented and apart of Color Club's holiday collection. I was so confused when I tried to look up swatches of these, long story short Colour Club released some different shades in their regular release (which are not scented) which have the same names as the collection they released at Sally's. I wish Sally's carried Color Club all year round!

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Ho-Ho-Holly is a pretty green foily duochrome which I almost picked up previously but I'm glad I waited, both of these cost me $1 each! The scent of this polish is pine.

The Gift of Sparkle is a blue foil, I figured it would work well for stamping although I haven't tested it out yet. The scent of this one I can't really nail down, probably because I swatched both polishes right beside each other. However, from what I can smell I didn't really like it, kind of sweet and weird.

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My final polish purchase is something I was excited to find but did let me down, Gosh Holographic Hero. It is not as holographic as the original, and apparently it is only good for one night? It has a label on the bottle that mentions this, weird. I heard others mention that Gosh used the same formula for Holographic Hero as they I'd for the original Holographic polish. I'm hoping that it will get better with age or something lol I didn't even really need this polish, I have Layla's Murcury Twilight, I guess it's the thrill of owning it, and it was the last bottle in the display!!

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Did anyone out there get a good bottle or hear any info on Holographic Hero? I think Gosh should do a recall and bring the original formula back :) Swatches to follow in an upcoming post

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  1. Lovely haul, love them all : ) I know what you mean about Holographic Hero, I did a comparison on my blog a while ago and was so disappointed by the new one !

    1. Thanks :) Just checked out your blog, I am you're newest follower, I gotta find the comparison you have , lucky you getting your hands on Gosh Holographic!

  2. Great haul- awesome deal on the Color Clubs!

    1. Thanks! sometimes it's best to wait a bit before picking up new polish, especially when you have as large of a collection as I do.

  3. Apparently the original wasn't all that great as well (though better than the Hero version >_<). just a gorgeous holo. What I was most disappointed about was the fact I could not use a top coat. As soon as I did, good bye gorgeous rainbow >_<
    I saw two at this one location and picked up both...I am really regretting it lol but oh well...

    1. From what I have seen online the original looked awesome, but I guess I won't be able to make an accurate assessment unless I see it in person. I could not capture the holo on camera but it was there. I have Layla's Twilight Mucury which is way more holo though, even the Nfu Oh silver holo is better than Holographic Hero and I got the "bad" "new" version. It was impulse when I saw the last one in the display, I heard it wasn't too great but hoped that this particular bottle would be better lol


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