Friday, August 30, 2013

Spotted, Hauled, & Swatched - China Glaze On the Horizon

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**all items purchased by me

Time for another installment of Spotted, Hauled & Swatched!  This time it's China Glaze On the Horizon collection, which is made up of 6 "feathered" polishes - multiple colors of short matte bar glitters in a clear base.  The first I heard of this collection was actually in an issue of Nail It Magazine that I had bought in June.  I've noticed from reading many posts about these (as well as the Sally Hansen version) that this trend is very touchy - you either love it or you hate it.  I'm just short of loving it...done with the proper color underneath, I love it but worn on its own, not so much.  I ended up buying mine a couple at a time, for a total of 3 different purchases over the month of August.

As usual, we'll get started with a picture of the display at Sally's Beauty Supply:

 Bottle and label shots (I bought these 3 first):
1275 Party Fowl, 1276 Flock Together and 1277 Flying South

This is the second purchase that I made from the collection:
1273 Light As A Feather

And I figured since I had already bought 4 of the collection, then I might as well get the last 2:
1272 You're A Hoot and 1274 All A Flutter

Swatches are necessary in this type of post:
 All A Flutter, You're A Hoot, Light As A Feather, Flying South, Flock Together, 
Party Fowl
~these are all roughly 1 coat (a couple of dips into the bottle to make one coat)
~I did notice that the brush doesn't spread out hardly at all when applying, which necessitated more than one trip into the bottle
~Flying South has a bonus!  Firey shiny red-orange super fine shimmer running through the clear base
~All A Flutter dries the most matte - even the base looks like it dried matte
~the rest are all matte glitter in a clear, shiny-drying base
~these do dry with some texture, but topcoat would smooth it out; you might need to layers of topcoat for smoothness
~I did notice that when I swatched these on the wrong nail wheel (oops), they were about impossible to get off after just a few minutes so these could be perfect for when you really need your mani to last for a while.

At the couple of Sally's locations I've been to recently, these are selling out quite quickly.  In fact, the last 2 I purchased, I got from the local beauty supply store (where they were also $.50 cheaper than Sally's Beauty Club price).  These actually aren't that far off from the price of the Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coats depending on where you buy the Fuzzy polishes from, but none of the shades are duplicates between these 2 brands.

Do you like the feathered/fuzzy polish trend?  What would you layer under these to really make them "shine"?  As much as I love all the different types of glitters (and I have tons), I have a hard time deciding on base colors to wear under them...

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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