New Things I have Spotted #27 – New Revlon, New YSL, New Estee Lauder and New Dior

Goodness, seems like it was an age since the last Spotted! post, trust me that is not because of a lack of looking, but just a bit of Nail Polish World stability before the excitement of Autumn Collections.  So I have a LOT for you to see today…. lets get going

Here we have the first UK sighting of new Revlon polishes, some of the two tone nail sticks that I have seen on US blogs.  £7.99 is what you would pay in dollars, but look at the pretties.  I Spotted! these in Boots.  Nothing on the website yet, but I’m guessing there soon will be.  Wonder if this means we might get some of the other nail art sticks, like Moon Candy or Crackle?

Above you can see them in their natural habitat in the larger Revlon stand.

Also spotted today are the new YSL Autumn Winter Collection.  This arrived on Monday this week.  Two polishes in the collection, close up below.  Although that eye pencil in green looks very pretty…

This is 31 Khaki Arty and 32 Rouge Expressioniste, both cremes, both retailing for £18.

This is exciting news – two new collections from Estee Lauder.  First one is called Beyond Black, includes blues, greens and grays.  The second is Metal Mania, including lots of shiny gorgeous colours that you just HAVE TO SEE! These retail in the UK for £14.50 and can be bought directly from Estee Lauder online.

And finally for today’s Spotted!  The new Dior Golden Jungle range. A crackle duo, the gold is the underwear and the green is the crackle, and two new polishes.  The Duo is £24 and the individual polishes are £18.

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New Things I Have Spotted #23 – New W7 Sprinkles and TK Maxx finds

Out and about this past weekend I spotted a few things of note. Firstly new W7 glitter/sprinkle polishes, there seems to be three in the collection from what I gather online. There is a fourth in my image that is silver and sparkly.

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Then, more nail polish sets in TK Maxx from Nails Inc and Color Club. The Color Club ones seem to be made up of mixes of colors in the same boxes, so I saw two sets with the same packaging that were distinctively different. Great price point however. Lots of Crackle Sets from Nails Inc but still a bit pricey for my liking.

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Revlon Nail Art Break Up – Fatal Attraction

Just when you thought you might be over crackle, along comes a product that might make you change your mind…..

What is it about Revlon that is so appealing?  I think its the fact its such a well established brand with years under its belt.  This year its been pulling some blinders in terms of new product.  You may remember a recent post where we now have access to the new (to UK anyway) ColorStay range.  Sadly, Revlon Nail Art sticks are not available in the UK. (I so want to add YET to that line…)

Revlon Nail Art in Fatal Attraction is a double ended nail polish.  One end has a lovely basecoat (Fatal) and the other provides the crackle top coat (Attraction).  Fatal is a lovely shiny, mauve/berry/cherry colour, with a strong shimmer.  In terms of formula, its quite thick and so care is needed when applying it to prevent drag and bald spots.  I did two coats to ensure even-ness of colour.  You can see what two coats looks like in the images below.

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Attraction is a red creme crackle overcoat.  As with all other crackles, you quickly paint on a coat over bone dry nail polish and the polish overcoat crackles, forming the effect.  I found this quite thin and prone to not cracking very well or cracking onto large chunks.  I tried painting it quickly, slowly and a bit thicker than usual, as well as blowing onto the still wet nail to encourage any forming crackles.  Didn’t seem to make one jolt of difference. So just paint it how you ordinarily would and see how you go.

In terms of contract however, its quite subtle.  Its not a vivid colour different, say black over a neon colour, but its discrete and does look very red at a quick glance.  A bit of a more considered look picks up on the more pink base coat.  Considering my gripes with the formula, I quite like this look.  I did experience tip wear quite quickly, despite a seche topcoat, so next time I’m only going to do one of of the underwear and see if that helps.

I have my eye on a couple more of these beauties since they are not available in the UK, and should I be lucky enough to score more of them, rest assured they will end up on here!

And just in case you haven’t seen them, here is the whole collection.  Anything catch your eye?