I managed to not get blown away today - yay! - we had a high wind advisory all day. And I got a couple of things that had to be done checked off the list, as well as a nice stroll around the mall and an excellent visit with one of the ladies that works at the Lancome counter at Dillards (it's gift with purchase time!).
I've got a nail swatch post to share today. Back when I was swatching/playing with the new Wet 'n Wild Silver Lake polishes, I still had the glitter toppers I had picked up from the Luxe Lace & Patent display sitting out and un-played with. So I decided to play around with the trio I had picked up since the collections seemed to want to play well with each other. These glitters came out in the Patent Gloss & Luxe Lace collection (not my post), which I first read about in November. It was actually quite a while before I picked up anything from the display, but then I decided to get the 3 that I knew I didn't have any like in my collection and passed on the black version (I also passed entirely on the Patent Gloss section of the display). Now when I go to Walmart or the drugstores, I see 2 of the ones I purchased, along with the black, in the core lineup for less than $6.
Crochet, Eyelet, Intimate
ring is Eyelet over 1 coat of Wet 'n Wild Wear Skinny Jeans
middle is Intimate over 1 coat of Reject the Mainstream
Looking at this picture wearing a total of 7 polishes(!), I actually really like the way they all coordinate together. Who knows, I might do my nails like this on both hands one of these days. It's a nice Spring-y combo, and it could also work perfectly for other "soft" occasions. As for dupes, while I was writing this post, I thought I'd grab my bottle of China Glaze Chillin' With My Snow-Mies to see how similar they are. Sally Hansen Eyelet actually has more sizes of matte glitters than Chillin,' and I think that overall Eyelet looks more satin in finish than the more flat finish of Chillin'. So according to my stash, Eyelet doesn't have a dupe. However, I can't say whether there is a dupe in the indie world.
This trio of toppers all follow the same formula, with satin-matte white hex glitters in multiple sizes mixed with either a medium blue or baby pink. Eyelet is the all white version. I did have a tiny bit of bubbling with Intimate, but that could have been brought on by a little too much dabbing to get an even disbursement of glitters. From what I remember, the suspension base wasn't too bad and I don't have any notes saying anything negative about the formula.
Out of the 4 matte glitter toppers released in the collection, 3 of them are now in the core display. The 2 of those that I have are Crochet and Eyelet; the one I don't have is Ruffle (black matte glitters). Intimate is the only one that was truly limited edition. I still might pick up Ruffle since I think it's different from the black glitter I have from Forever 21; at least now I can pick it up at Walmart whenever I feel like it.
Did you pick up any of the Sally Hansen Luxe Lace Glitters when they first hit the market? Do you prefer matte or metallic/shiny/holo glitters?
**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own