I've slipped a few Halloween ones into my recent display entries, but today I've got plenty more. Still no Wet 'n' Wild On the Prowl, though--do they not understand I need my glitters?!
You may remember the $4.99 Sinful crack from my last display entry. I've since seen another display with the crack in it; this one also had three shades of nail polish to wear under the crack. I didn't even pick them up to see what shades they were; I'm guessing they're core. This display is called Breaking Light; I'm assuming that's an attempt to tie into the upcoming Breaking Dawn movie in the Twilight saga in a way that won't get them sued.
Sinful has also put out a Get Haunted display with nail art paint and nail polish (the Walgreens where I saw this had added some seasonal decorations of their own). Again, I think these are all core colors. I think Sinful is going to have to call a collection "All New Never Before Released" in order to get me to do more than take a picture and move on.
Ulta had the China Glaze Haunting collection, which consists of Near Dark (very deep olive green creme), It's Alive (olive green glitter), Haunting (black with silver glitter), Crimson (very dark red creme), Black Mesh (black crack re-release), and Ghoulish Glow (glow in the dark). Just to the left of this display you might see a tiny bit of the Orly Halloween display, which I am not including because it looked like the very same one as last year, with no new colors.
Meijer is a wonderland of Halloween polish. Let's start with the Fright Night Claw Polish in the coffin-shaped bottles (I've also seen these CVS this year). The display has six slots, but I've seen seven different colors of polish so far in different Meijer stores. The display below has Sinister (black creme), Toxic (green shimmer), Phantom (grey shimmer), Bloodshed (red creme), Voodoo (red glitter), and a blue shimmer that had no name on any of the bottles I picked up, but I've also seen Poison (purple shimmer). I might have to brave a trip to Wal Mart to see what they have this year, as last year they had an orange creme and an orange/black bar glitter in these bottles.
Continuing along the shelves and bins at Meijer, they have sets of four glow in the dark polishes from the Expressions brand, which I've never heard of before:
They also have individual bottles of Nite Lites glow in the dark glitter polishes from Diamond Cosmetics, nicely sealed so people can't sample them. I found four colors of these; they look to be the same ones as last year, but some of these bottles have a prominent Diamond Cosmetics logo on them, which is new.
Still at Meijer, there are sets of six mini polishes labelled "Phantom Frights", with bright cremes in orange, purple, and pink, a glitter with cresent moons and circles floating in a dark base, a black creme, and an orange glitter.
But the big draw at Meijer is the pumkin polishes. Last year, my store had them nicely lined up on shelves; this year, they've put them in mosh pits like they did with the snowmen last Christmas.
I spent some time one morning digging through the bins to see what all different pumpkins I could find and lining them up on shelves to get their pictures taken. (Fortunately no one cares if I roll into work a little later than usual, as long as I don't miss a meeting or conference call, and the Meijer employees are too busy to bother paying attention to me.)
Here are the cremes:
Here are the black light colors (I think those two pinks on the end are supposed to be the same, but one looks darker to me so I let them both pose for this shot):
Here are the pastel glow in the dark ones:
And the vibrant glow in dark ones (again with the two veryclose pinks):
The fine-grained glitters:
The hex glitters:
And finally the big, bar, and other glitters (the blue one second in from the left seems to have flakies, too):
Rite Aid has pumpkins, too, in displays with other Halloween cosmetics. Sometimes they put these in the makeup section of the store; sometimes they put them in the seasonal aisle.
Early this month, I shared the Fantasy Makers R.I.P. display at Ulta which had the dud black creme versions of Black Magic; I did find the same display at Meijer with the glitter version. I also found a smaller R.I.P. display at CVS with cosmetics and polishes; the polish shades in this one are Night Glow (glow in the dark), Vamp Red (very dark red creme), Black Pearl (not, as you might expect, a shimmer, but instead a black creme), and Purple Potion (black with purple glitter).
Finally, and this might not be strictly a Halloween display, but I've found it in the Halloween sections at both Meijer and Rite Aid so I'm including it: Rimmel London's Wicked Beauty, which has two polishes in it, Black Satin and Rags to Riches. (I think both of these are core colors.)
I am really, really hoping that posting this will cause On the Prowl to come out of hiding. How can I learn to love black glitter if I can't find it to buy?