Friday, May 11, 2012

Nail Mail

My first blog sale purchase! I love orange polishes and copper-colored ones, too. I had seen Sally Hansen's Pumpkin Spice on blogs, but it was not sold in stores anymore. I saw it on a blog sale late last week, and I got it on Wednesday this week!

Here are some photos of Pumpkin Spice:

Pumpkin Spice is not easy to photograph, but it's a copper glitter in a dark, smoky base.

Then today I received an order I had placed with

Hits Speciallita Glitter Forte Punk Rock 614 (above) is a polish with bright orange glitters. I got it on sale for $3, but as of yesterday it was down to $2 on

Hits Speciallita Hula (below) is a great flakie in very vivid red-orange shades. Anyone younger than 30 years old probably won't know what I'm talking about, but the color reminds me of the mercurochrome that was put on our boo-boos when we were kids.  I got Hits Hula on sale for $5, but as of yesterday the sale price went down even lower to $4.

Up Colors Lilas Holo (below) is a different shade from what I expected. I had thought it would be pale lavender or a bluish lilac color, but it's much more purple than I expected. I thought that I might give it away or swap it, but it's growing on me, especially when I noticed it's a complex color with some gold shimmer to it.  It looks very classy and pretty. It was $7 on sale on

Shipping was very fast from llarowe, about three days from when I placed the order, and the shipping cost  was under $3 for all three bottles combined.

Below are pictures of the three polishes I received today swatched on a nail wheel, two coats each.  #9 on the nail wheel is Glitter Forte Punk Rock 614; #10 on the nail wheel is Hits Specialita Hula; and #11 on the nail wheel is Up Colors Lilas Holo.

Indoors, no flash.

Indoors, no flash.

Indoors with flash.

The glitter coverage was pretty thorough at two coats of Hits Speciallita Glitter Forte Punk Rock 614, but it doesn't feel very gritty on the nail wheel.  It's just slightly grittier than Sally Hansen Pumpkin Spice (#8 on the nail wheels above) which was hardly gritty at all.

Hits Speciallita Hula is such a juicy and shiny color!  The flakies have more of a glitter sandwich look rather than the more prominent look of flakies that I'm used to seeing.

And, the Up Colors Lilas Holo has a slight holo visible indoors and the holo effect is more visible using flash photography.  All my pictures above were taken indoors.  I haven't seen Lilas Holo outside in the sun, but I would guess the holo would look amazing in the sunlight.

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  1. Oh, I LOVE that Pumpkin Spice!!! It's just gorgeous! I'm a big fan of coppers and browns.

    1. I'm so happy to have found it! I didn't like the inexpensive Spoiled dupe, Cougar Attack I think it's called, especially with those awful Spoiled brushes.