Claire's Nail Polish in Party Like a Unicorn, swatch

Claire’s — Party Like a Unicorn (Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Collection: Claire’s 2017, Unicorn PWR

It has been ages since I bought anything from Claire’s, the girls’ jewelry and accessories store that seems ubiquitous in North American malls. (I just took a peek at their Wikipedia page and it turns out that they may be fairly ubiquitous in European malls, too! Are there many malls in Europe? There are some photos of standalone Claire’s stores in the UK and France on that page—it’s hard for me to process a Claire’s that does not reside in a mall!)

In any case, I stopped into my local Claire’s on a whim a little before Halloween to check out their nail polishes. To my surprise, there wasn’t much in the way of seasonal collections, but I did spot emoji and unicorn collections, so I snagged 6 of them. The deal was buy 3, get 3 free; for a while, I considered just getting two polishes, but then I would only be one away from three free ones, so obviously I got suckered into the whole shebang.

fivezero's Claire's Nail Polish haulage (September 2017)

Claire’s polishes are pricier than I remember, but I guess it’s been probably at least five years since I’ve shopped here. The special collection colors were also a little more expensive at CA$7 instead of the regular CA$5.50.

Today, I have one from the unicorn collection, Unicorn PWRParty Like a Unicorn (21780) is described as a “rose gold shimmer.” It’s actually a sheer, medium rose pink shimmer with gold shimmer/microglitter. Still pretty, but not technically like rose gold.

Claire's Nail Polish in Party Like a Unicorn

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Halloween 2007: Reds & Blacks

Lastly, some blood reds and midnight blacks:

China Glaze
Where’s My Guard

China Glaze
Vintage

Zoya
Raven

Claire’s
Starry Night

NYC
119A Black Lace

 

Have a safe and ghoulish Halloween!

Halloween 2007: Greens, Part 2

Freshly swatched greens.

Rimmel Camouflage

Claire’s Emerald Metallic

Claire’s Envy

Here’s Claire’s Glow in the Dark. I was hoping that since it is sheer (with glitter!) it could be layered over any colour, thereby transforming it into a glow-in-the-dark polish. Unfortunately, even with five coats, this polish is not quite functional on the nail. The bottle glows, though…guess I need 10 coats or more. Anyway, save your money! I’m sure there must be other GITD polishes out there that work.

And, lastly, one of my favourite greens of all time, which is really an olive/amethyst duochrome, is Rimmel’s Zeitgeist:

Halloween 2007: Greens

Here’s a selection of greens that are currently available for your Halloweening pleasure. I’ll have different holiday colours posted later today…

Have a ghastly day…for now…

CND – Okey
Dokey Artichokey

Misa
Green With Envy

NYC
118A Big Money

Milani
Key Lime Shine

Icing by Claire’s
Envy

Claire’s
Goonies

 

And, of course, you can also go back to the Sally Hansen and NYC Halloween collections posted earlier in the month.