Everyone is getting in on the unicorn action, these days, and Revlon are the newest ones to release unicorn-themed cosmetics in the form of nail polish! Aww yeah.
I bought two of them at what I thought was full price, which really goes to show how cute these are, ’cause I generally despise buying stuff at full price. Revlon Nail Enamels are usually about C$9 at Rexall (I know, what?!) but I did have a $5 coupon, so I bought two holographic shades from the new HoloChrome collection.
It turns out that they must have been on sale, even as products from a new display, and they rang up at $6.79 instead. Woohoo! Fairy Dust and Unicornicopia were mine at, after the coupon, under $5 a pop!
Also, the next day, I stopped by a Shoppers Drug Mart location that I don’t often visit and saw the same display. The makeup gods must have known that I’m on a shopping spree this month, because Revlon polishes were on sale for $5.99. I picked up two more—Galactic Pink and Hologasm—and I think that’ll be it for me from this collection, as the rest are chromes, not my favorite finish.
The HoloChromes collection polishes all come with a silvery holographic sticker around the cap.
Korean brand Innisfree seems to have revamped their nail polish line last year. The bottles are pretty much the same, but now it’s called Real Color Nail, not Eco Nail. (Unless they’re keeping both lines? I’m not sure.)
32 is the shade I chose when I placed a recent order with Cosmetic Love (referral link). I wish I could read the Korean names! You can see the names/descriptions in Korean in this color chart:
As you can see, the color swatch isn’t too far off, and it’s a really pretty, shimmery denim blue with silver shimmer. Except in sunlight: this is holographic! Score!
I like to pick up a classic Revlon nail polish whenever they go on sale, but for some annoying reason, I ended up paying full price (CA$8) for Daydreamer (215). It didn’t ring up at the sale price ($3.99 or $4.99); my drugstore bill was fairly long and I didn’t realize until I checked the bill a week later. Alas, one must always remember to check one’s bill at the point of purchase!
The color is pretty enough to temper my annoyance a little: it’s a sheer, pinked lavender shimmer with a strong green-gold iridescence.
I don’t know which collection it’s from, though it’s definitely not from a 2010 collection called Daydreamer. The code is 215, but I don’t know how reliable codes are with Revlon; they are often all over the place. I do suspect it’s a newer release, which is why it didn’t ring up at the sale price (drugstores here tend to keep new releases at full price, despite sales—ugh!).
Today’s Throwback Thursday was released in OPI’s 12-shade World 2001 fall collection. Some of my all-time OPI favorites were released in this collection: Black Tie Optional, Mat-Adore Red, and Russian to a Party.
Outback Aphrodisiac (NL W22) is another one of these faves. It’s a sophisticated, intensely rich plum cream that’s hits a perfect balance between purple and red.
I’ve been making a habit of picking up one or two Flower nail polishes every time I make a Wal-Mart order—which is not all that often, so I have a lot more shades to get before accumulating the whole set. Ha!
I Lavendare You! (NP6) is a very whitened, milky pink-lavender pastel with subtle, sparkly, silver shimmer.
A while back, I scored a pack of six Color Club polishes, plus a clear top coat, marked down to CA$5 at Winners.
The Color Club packs sold at Winners are typically unlabeled, but the colors all looked like the ones in Color Club’s Spring 2014 Safari Garden collection. I’ll have to label the bottles myself.
Safari Sunset (1023) is a rather unique shade of orange: it’s a peachy amber with honey-gold frost. The African-inspired collection reminds me of those honeypot ants (no pic ’cause it’s a bit icky if you’re not into this stuff).
In my last Maybelline nail polish post, I wrote this:
Back in the early 2000s, and possibly the late 90s, as well, Maybelline nail polishes came in these cute, squat little bottles. No matter what line it was (Express Finish, Wet Shine, Wet Shine Diamonds, and so on), this was the bottle. The exception was, if I recall correctly, Colorama polishes, which came in teeny and hilarious looking bottles with little dunce caps. And you know what? Maybelline nail polishes totally rocked back then. They were some of the best nail polishes in the drugstore, for my money. Apart from Express Finish—those were kind of crap, albeit with some awesome colors.