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 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.