Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowman Army

In my holiday displays entry, I mentioned the snowmen polishes and my need to take photos of them to avoid buying duplicates, there were so many different ones. Blue Cross can't be faulted for lack of variety for sure. It's been a while since I saw any colors I didn't already have, so I decided the time had come to pick some for swatching. First, I assembled the troops:



Why yes, I do have a slight tendency to go overboard when collecting. It's nature and nurture: my dad collected all sorts of things (coins, art supplies, magazines, electronics) and aimed to have complete sets; my mom is less organized but just as enthusiastic in her accumulation of stuff (she especially likes books, magazines, craft supplies, clothes, and plants).

Here are the blues (four different finishes represented—glitter, shimmer, foil, and micro glitter):


The teals and turquoises (there's a creme in here, so that gets us up to five finishes):


The greens (one of these is a perle, the sixth finish):


The yellows and coral (no new finishes, but I think yellow snowmen are hilarious, since my dad was quite fond of telling me "don't eat the yellow snow" when I was little):


The silvers (look, a holo glitter, that makes seven finishes):


The purples:


The red violets:


The pinks (I know one looks orange-ish, but it's more pink, I swear):


The reds (I now think the two on the left might be the same; I had convinced myself one was lighter but I think it's just that the glitter has settled differently in the two bottles):


Can you believe I have all these and am still looking for one more? It's true. There's a pinky peach creme that some ladies on the nail board have found this year which I have never seen. I know it's most likely too late for it to turn up at retail (the first of these displays showed up at the end of October, so most are pretty picked over by now), but until December 26th, I can keep hoping.

Tune in next entry for swatches of some of the snowmen.

30 comments:

  1. oh they look so adorablee! I wouldn't want to use them because they're pretty the way they are. :)

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  2. You have quite the army there! Those are so cute - I wish we had them in our area. But, then again, that's probably a good thing. LOL They sure do have a wide variety of finishes and colors.

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  3. We don't have these in New Zealand. But every time I see them I always wonder are they hard to use? The hat as the cap seems like it would be awkward to hold.

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  4. OMG, these are so sweet! :P and you have so many! <3 swatches, please :D

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  5. Woahhhh. @_@
    They're all so cute!! Part of wants to roll in them and but I don't want to hurt them, lmao.

    That holo one is especially intriguing though...can we get a little swatch? *looks hopeful*

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  6. I've never seen this at Walgreen's or CVS down in FL. Too bad :(

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  7. :o Wow I had no idea there was this many!!

    What is strange-- the displays are not big enough to fit all those polishes!

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  8. Love your cute army of snowmen :) Hard to resist getting them all, wasn't it?

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  9. Uwaaaa, these polishes are so cute! I love the bottles and I have to say, you have quite the colour collection! But I would totally buy more too, if I was you, so I hope you find the colour you're looking for ^_^

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of little snowmen!

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  11. oh my gosh, how cute!!! i've been looking for these!~

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  12. Awesome post! I love your anecdotal style of writing. :O)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Everyone has said it already, but these are so cute and adorable! :D I love how you lined them up and colour-coded them into a snowmen army, it makes them look even lovelier!

    How big are the bottles though? They look like they'd only be about 10mL, but they are still so cute!

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  14. wow, I didn't know there were so many snowmen polishes :o

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  15. I wanted these soo much! I ended up with one pink shimmer. I want more?! They are just too cute.

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  16. They look so awesome!
    Whenever I see them online I really want them but then when I see them at the store I don't...What's up with that? LOL

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  17. These are so unbearably cute!!!!!!!!! I love the little army you've assembled with them! hehehehe

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  18. Wow this is so cute!!!

    We dont have them here :(

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  19. Aww I love the Snowmen, I only have one of them but they are to cute all be it hard to paint with the hat lid.

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  20. Ohmygosh and these are only your Snowman polishes? How many polishes must you have, haha! I have mostly 8 colors of the same brand! I love these colors! I would love to see a swatch of the holo one.

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  21. This snowmen are so cute!!! I really like pink ones! <3 Hope you'll get that one you want soon! :)

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  22. You have amazing collecting skills! Love your army - especially the red violet one on far right.

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  23. Just adorable! I'm very impressed by your collecting skills :D

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  24. These are just adorable! It makes me happy just looking at them!

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  25. Wow, so many snowmen! They look really cute! Pretty colours :)

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  26. Thanks, ladies!

    Lisa, the hat cap is a bit awkward to use, but no worse than other chunky shaped caps.

    Joan, the bottles hold .5 fl. oz (14 ml).

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  27. Wow, I never imagined that there were so many snowmen polishes! They're really quite an army *lol*

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  28. Where do you buy these? so cute!

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  29. teycha, around here they were in Rite Aid and Meijer stores before Christmas.

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