Monday, February 3, 2014

Spotted, Hauled...a couple, & Swatched - Essie Encrusted Treasures

**all items purchased by me

Yep, another holiday collection that I bought just a couple.  These you might actually be able to find still since they have a wider distribution.  When I first saw it at Ulta, there was a huge display and I've seen it at other stores as well.  I have worn one of the 2 polishes I bought, but I need to recreate the mani to share since when I originally had it on, housework took it's toll before I could get pictures.  I feel like I've seen this collection on the wall at Walmart, but I'm not positive.
~the Ulta display had 8 of each shade~

I've already shared one of the polishes I got from the collection:
Lots of Luxe - texture finish

But I actually bought this next one first:
Peak of Chic - baby white and silver holo bar glitters

And some quick swatches:
Peak of Chic and Lots of Luxe
~1 coat of Peak of Chic (but multiple dips in the bottle since not enough came out on the brush for 1 full coat)
~2 coats of Lots of Luxe

At the time that this collection came out, I felt that Hors D'oeuvres (silver) was close to one of the Maybelline Brocades collection, but the more I see swatches the more I'm wishing I had picked it up (as if I really need more) but I'm going to do my best to resist buying any more from the collection.  Of course, if I happen across these at Giant Eagle on clearance (Giant Eagle's beauty clearance pretty much always goes to $.99) then they'll probably make their way home with me.  

I also saw the Luxeffects display with a couple new glitter toppers but didn't feel the urge to buy either of the new ones.  But looking back at my pictures, I might eventually end up with Jazzy Jubilant (purple, teal, red and either white or silver hex glitters) - Jazzy is both the second color from the left as well as all the way on the right.  The other new one is Sparkle On Top, which is flakies.  I have the original Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and I've rarely used it so there's no point in buying a similar polish.

But for now I'm hoping that I have everything I need from the stores since another winter storm is on the way - prediction is for between 6 and 10 inches in 24 hours.  Oh yay! (can you hear my sarcasm dripping right there?).  At least it's not supposed to be quite so bitterly cold as it was in January.

Did you get anything from either of the new Essie collections?  How's the weather holding out in your section of the country?

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

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