Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Nail Polish Haul!

I got my order from Head2ToeBeauty and I am STOKED. I am totally, 100% in love with each and every one of these colors... Beware! This is a VERY pic heavy post. I did my best to capture the polishes in their true form. Some of the swatches have outdoor and flash photos. If you see two minis, the outdoor is on the left and inside is on the right. You can click on the pics to get full sizes (around 900 x 700). You -need- to blow some of them up -- the shimmer on some is outrageous.

They came packaged in lovely little China Glaze boxes.

Left to right: Tempest, Pucci-Licious and Wild at Heart (omg look at the holo)

Left to right: Foxy, Afterglow and Bogie

Left to right: Wild and Willing, He's Going in Circles, Bare if You Dare

Onto swatches!

China Glaze - He's Going in Circles: This is an absolutely stunning pale green holo. My mom hates green anything and actually loved this color, so that says a lot -- the indoor photo (right) shows the rainbow holo sparkle. I'm sure it actually shows better in sunlight, but it hasn't been very sunny lately here. Love this.

Color Club - Wild and Willing: This is a lovely orange-bronze-pink duochrome. I am excited to wear this. The fine glitter particles are more noticeable in person.

China Glaze - Bare if You Dare: Horrible, horrible swatch. This is lighter and peachier than it's shown here. I took 15 photos of this and none of them showed it properly. I will post a NOTD with it soon. Think Nars Orgasm in a nail polish.

Color Club - Wild at Heart: Most disappointing swatch ever. The bottle came out fine but I could not get the holo to show on this. It hated being on tape. This is a medium purple packed with silver and holo glitter... a stunner.

China Glaze - Tempest: Is it blue? Is it purple? No one knows! This is another stunner... I love the name! It is very stormy and mysterious. It flashes between medium blue and violet purple. Gorgeous.

Color Club - Pucci-Licious: This is a neon medium purple, a lot less blue than it shows here. This one is so amazing! It's pastel without being too girly or Easter Egg like, but yet it's non-streaky and applies so smoothly. This does dry to a slightly matte finish so a top coat is definitely recommended. I am wondering if this is a dupe for Illamasqua's Jo'Mina. I don't have Jo'Mina so I can't compare, but in real life they look awfully similar.

China Glaze - Afterglow: Omg, if you love nail polish, blow this photo up. My macro loved me on this shot -- look at the light blue shimmer! This is such an amazing polish. I will have NOTD photos at the end of the post -- you can apply 1-2 coats for a sheer, subtle look, or do 3-4 like I did and get a stronger pink base. I do still have a bit of VNL though -- it makes me think of Mac's Stars n Rockets in nail polish form, sort of.

China Glaze - Foxy:
From the new Vintage Vixen collection. I absolutely adore this (well, as I do everything else...). The outdoor swatch simply didn't do this justice -- blow up the indoor one. You can see the gold/bronze shimmer floating in it. It's a brown toned red and will be beautiful in autumn.

China Glaze - Bogie: I tried to capture this one, it's another from Vintage Vixen. The VV polishes are dark and fall and very hard to capture. The indoor shot shows it more as what it is: an eggplant shimmer. It has a subtle silver glitter, and is quite lovely.

An overall shot (outside, click for full size):

And to round out this post -- My NOTD: 4 coats of China Glaze's Afterglow. Gorgeous.


  1. Ooh these look so pretty! I am just getting into doing my nails more...this could be dangerous! LOL!!

  2. Lovely haul, i never buy more than 1 or 2 polishes at a time but you got some beauties there xx

  3. Great haul :)
    I just placed an order with H2T yesterday :D

  4. Wow, great haul! Some amazing nailpolishes! x