China Glaze – Don’t Let the Dead Bite 

A bit late for Halloween, but I’m going to share it now, better late then never!  This is China Glaze, Don’t Let the Dead Bite!  Its from the 2014 Halloween collection and I picked this up for a bargain £3.

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This is two coats over a base of Sally Hansen Big Peel Off Base Coat and topped off with Nails Inc Kensington Top Coat.  Formula was great, an easy two coats even with the glitter in it.  I love this red and dark raspberry pink – I think it works very well.  The Peel Off Base Coat is brilliiant and certainly removes the PITA that is usual glitter removal!

What did you have on your nails for Halloween?  Let me know in the comments!

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Halloween Nails with MoYou Halloween Plate

I got one of the Halloween plates, before they all sold out at MoYou.  And I am glad I did as they are all gone!  This is from the Festive collection, which also includes Easter, Christmas and New Year plates.

I did a bit of a mix and match here, using some of the different images and different colours.  I love the spiders on the thumbnail – its a base of Maybelline Color Show Vinyl, Grey Beats, stamped with a variety of Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes.  All sealed in with a coat of G&G HK Girl.

Happy Halloween!!!

 

 

 

Second Chance Saturday China Glaze – It’s Alive

Hello there!  Exciting plans for the weekend?

I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the stash this time and show you one of my older Halloween edition polishes that I just adore.  This is It’s Alive from China Glaze Halloween 2011

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Its a lot of greenygold glitters suspended in a green/black base. Its awesome.  I just love this colour combination.  Its very Halloween, it reminds me of glistening green monster skin.  Formula was good, even though I have had it for a couple of years.  What you see above is two coats over Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and a nice coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

Sparkly is what you get in abundance here and glitter is something the China Glaze do well. It is a complex as it looks in the pictures.  I’m not sure on its availability, but I am guessing it was limited edition, meaning that your best bet is either to trade or purchase via eBay.

What do you think?  Wish you had picked this up?

New Things I Have Spotted #63 – Free polish in Company magazine, Sally Hansen Designer Shades, Seventeen Rock Hard X-treme Nail Effect and Bourjois Halloween 2013

 

A few new things for you to peruse this week – first up free nail polish in Company magazine, November 2013 for £2.50.  Its their own brand, which I have no experience with, and it comes it two colour sets.

20131026-203834.jpgSally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in the NEW Autumn Fashion shades by Prabal Gurung, although every US blogger with the set seems to have a gold shade and not that nude on the left.  This is the Prabal Gurung set on Pinterest, the nude looks like the one in the Rodarte set (Pinterest link) and for completeness here is the Tracy Reese set (Pinterest link) it does say six shades, so perhaps two from each or just two sets?  I didn’t see any others but I will keep my eyes peeled.

 

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A new polish in the Seventeen nail effects range.  I had a horrid flashback to the nasty Barry M sequins, but I am reserving judgement until I see this on someones nails.  Seventeen is also doing 3 for £10 in store at the moment if there is anything else you fancy.

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Next up, more of the Halloween Bourjois creeping into stores without any kind of fanfare.  Here we are 30 Ghost Lovers, 31 Dangerous Wish (swatches here) and 33 Enchanting Potion.  Boots is having a 2 for £7 offer on the polish, which is great as they are £5.99 each.

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So there you have it, a quick Spotted! for you this week.

What has caught your eye?  Let me know in the comments!

Dollish Polish – Spectral Pup

Continuing our slightly spooky theme, here is a polish I picked up for Halloween last year that I have yet to share with you.  Spectral Pup by Dollish Polish is still available in the store BUT ONLY UNTIL OCT 19, and she does ship internationally, so you can get stuck in!

Anyway, lets have a look at some pictures!

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Spectral Pup is a clear based polish, although it does look a teensy bit milky, packed with glitter that is orange and white with smaller pieces of iridescent glitter shot throughout.  Its based on Jack Skellington’s dog, Zero and was part of the Halloween collection 2012 (of which I have a few others….)

And the best it?  Its said to glow in the dark!  Now I don’t recall mine doing that, but I didn’t charge it up under a light bulb beforehand.  So if Dolly says it glows in the dark, its glows.

As you can see, I put mine over a coat of darkest black, which I think looks pretty awesome.  I have seen it over several other colours, including cream and white, so it really depends on what glitter colour you want to accent.  Those little iridescent glitters are really clear over black and man they shine and shine.  And I just love those white squares!!

I wore this over two coats of Wet N Wild Black Creme, which is part of the Wild Shine range, and then a coat of Seche Vite to seal it.  I based with Essie Millionails (now discontinued).

Dollish Polish is available via a number of retailers as well as directly from the Dollish Polish Website.  For those of us in the UK, our best and brightest stockist is Rainbow Connection UK.

Now that’s what I call Halloween!

Bourjois – Dangerous Wish

Today I have one of the new Bourjois Gold is Back collection, there is a hint of Halloween with the naming of these.  This one is Dangerous Wish.

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This is a very dark green glitter bomb of a polish – its packed full of gold glitter in two sizes, average and small sized.  Its so dark green its look black.  The polish dries quickly and thanks to the Bourjois brush you can coat your nails in one go.  What you see above it two coats over a base coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl.  Its an awesome wearer too, love it.

Bourjois can be bought on the high street, in both Boots and Superdrug.  At the moment, there is a 2 for £7 online at Boots.com and they have these new colours in.  Otherwise RRP is £5.99 each.

What do you think?  Halloween or not Halloween enough? Let me know in the comments!