Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mid-October Display Report

Of course I've been out and about in recent weeks snapping photos of nail polish displays around metro Detroit, and today I'm sharing what I've found since my last report on the subject.

Starting at Ulta, Piggy Polish has a display that they might have made just for me. It's got three glitters in it, all "Karen colors": Teal it Like it Is (blue green microglitter with turquoise hex accents), Confetti (red violet microglitter with gold and green string accents), Among the Stars (lilac microglitter with pink hex accents). One of each went into my basket as soon as I was done taking pictures of the display.



There was also a Halloween display from Piggy Polish, called Nocture-Nail. Three shades here, too: Pumpkin (orange creme), I'll Get You My Pretty (lime creme), and Nocture-Nail (glow in the dark). I don't recall seeing a glow in the dark from them before, but the two cremes look familiar, like maybe they're old colors with new names.



When I was at Meijer, checking to make sure they hadn't restocked the pumpkins with colors I didn't already have, I realized that I'd missed some polish in the Halloween section before. I'd seen these double-ended wand-type things but for some reason skipped right past them; I guess the shape made me think they were lipgloss or face paint. I have a French manicure pair of polishes packaged like this and don't like it, mostly because no matter how I store it, polish is potentially seeping into the threads on one end or the other or both.



Revlon has an all-pink display out for what my husband calls "Boob Month". I spotted this one at Rite Aid. These are all core colors, near as I could figure out: Sweet Tart, Sheer Petal, Fuchsia Fever, and Pink Chiffon. They probably figured I wasn't going to buy more pink cremes anyway so why bother making new ones. (Okay, I know that had nothing to do with it, but I enjoy my fantasy that the nail polish world revolves around me.)



I'm not sure what's up with Milani. Rather than getting new stuff in front of me, they put out a display with the One Coat Glitter colors (now core, though not all stores carry all the colors) and their black Krackle (which showed up at Walgreens over a month ago). Strangely, this display was called Mewow Look at My Nails, which is the same thing the one with the Fast Dry colors and Krackle was called when it appeared at Walgreens. I'm in favor of recycling generally, but not so much when it comes to nail polish displays.



Of course the new Sinful Colors display I saw at Rite Aid is another OPI knockoff; this time it's Destination America, their version of OPI's Touring America. In a comment on an earlier entry of mine, Purple Green Panda gave me a heads up to look at this one more closely because it was supposed to have two new colors in it. Here's what I found, left to right: Envy (seen it), Big Daddy (ditto), Cross My Heart (yawn), Georgio (not familiar to me but I need another dark red like I need to gain 10 pounds, which is to say, not at all), Slate (new, a pretty grey shimmer), Winterberry (also new, also pretty, a taupey purple shimmer), What's Your Name (old), Daddy's Girl (old).



Also at Rite Aid, I saw a new City Color display called Blue Moon, which had three shimmery polishes: a blue with tiny silver glitter scattered in it, a silver, and a purple.



At a different Rite Aid, I saw some differently shaped City Color bottles in a display called Glo; I'm not sure if that's a collection name or a new line from them. Because City Color polishes have never had names on them before, I hadn't picked up the Blue Moon bottles to check, but since I'd never seen this type of bottle from City Color, I did want a closer look and found these had names. Very basic names. Left to right: Dark Red, Red, Reddish Purple, Grayish Brown, Dark Blue, and Dark Green.






You know what I haven't seen? Any more Wet 'n' Wild On the Prowl displays since that first one at the end of September. I was sure that once I arranged a swap for Tangled in My Web, which I did earlier this month, I'd start seeing these at every CVS I went to, but no. Does Wet 'n' Wild not want me to buy their stuff? Do they not realize that even after I have the colors I want, I often get more to swap and give away? Milani at least lets me order direct, somewhat mitigating their wonky distribution.

What I have noticed popping up from Wet 'n' Wild at CVS are some adorable Fast Dry minis packaged in sets with 7 bottles of color, a top coat, and little nail file. The shades appear to be core ones I mostly have already (including Party of Five Glitters), which helped me resist taking home these super cute little bottles.



I assume those minis are intended as Christmas beauty gifts, as it's coming up on the time of year when perfume and bath product sets start to take up more and more shelf space in drugstore beauty sections, space that I think should be filled with nail polish, of course. The approaching winter holidays aren't all bad news for nails, though; my Rite Aid already put out the winter limited edition Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips. Five designs here: Plaid About You (black and red plaid), Peppermint Twist (pink/red/white diagonal stripes), Snow Bunny (red on white stars that remind me of a ski sweater), Prep's Cool (black/silver argyle), and Winter Fun-derland (blue/silver glitter on black).



Rite Aid also had what I'm guessing is the Wet 'n' Wild New Year's collection, called What Happened Last Night?, which has eight sparkly and jewel-toned Wild Shine colors. I've got a couple problems with this display. First, the only thing new about these colors is the names, and second, a couple of the names are just too hard partying for my taste. Maybe I'm just old and cranky, but I don't think there's any need to associate nail polish with drinking so much your vision, balance, and ability to tell who you're kissing all start to falter. The silvery scattered holo glitter polish you can grab from the core display that's called Kaleidoscope is renamed I'm Seeing Double, the silver Metallica is I Can't Stand Up Straight, and Burgundy Frost is Whose Lips Are These. Hallucinate, the off white scattered holo glitter from the core line (hmm, never thought about that name) is redubbed Tipsy on Bubbly, which is about as hard as I party these days. The remaining ones have celebratory names that I'd be all for if the colors weren't just rebottled core shades: Caribbean Frost becomes 5,4,3,2,1 (teal shimmer), Sparked becomes Pop the Cork (rose glitter), Egglplant Frost becomes Ring in the Year (blurple shimmer), and Frosted Fuchsia becomes The Countdown Begins.



Bed Bath & Beyond is the first place I've seen Revlon's holiday collection, Spice It Up. This one doesn't say limited edition on it, so seems like these colors might end up moving over to the core display in the new year, which is a good thing since there are some I really like the looks of in the bottle. There are eight shades: Ignite (red shimmer), Mistletoe (green with gold shimmer), Cheers (dusty rose creme), Varnished (old gold shimmer), Snow Bunny (white shimmer), Glitz & Glam (rose glitter), Spice It Up (burgundy shimmer), Decadent (deep blurple shimmer).



Here's a close up of Mistletoe, which was the one I had the hardest time leaving in the store (I'm sure it will be mine before too long, I'm just hoping to wait until it shows up where I can get it a bit cheaper without having to remember to bring a big unwieldy coupon to the store with me).



See anything you like? Anything you've already bought?

26 comments:

  1. Decadent from the Revlon collection looks so pretty! I also want to try out Piggy Polish. Thanks for the pictures :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I know I will be getting the Sally Hansen salon strips! I just don't know which ones I will pick, they are all fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Totally want the polishe from that revlon collection!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for the close up of Mistletoe - that's the one that interests me the most from the description, but I'll have to see it before deciding. The whole Revlon Christmas display looks interesting...can't wait until it shows up around here. Thanks for the pictures so I know what to look for!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So many beauties and I can't put my hands on them :P

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice post, thanks for the preview. I can't believe that WnW got away with some of those names. I wonder if they will get a lot of complaints? Love the first set of piggy polishes!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I cant find OTP any where, I have been out and about in the wixom, farmington hills area, hitting every rite aid and cvs I see. The man is being really patient thought LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Those Piggy Polish glitters would have jumped in my basket too! You're so funny (big unwieldy coupons), I only ever used beauty coupons when I lived in the US so I just carried them around in my wallet with my cash. You never know when you're going to find what you want and a sale too so it pays to just keep the coupons with you. Maybe keep them in the car if you drive?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those piggy polishes are So pretty! Great displays!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love this post. It gives me a real good idea of what to look for when I am out and about! I am really intrigued by the Revlon Holiday Collection and the Piggy Polish

    <3 Shannon

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm going to move to Detroit.. The places you go have amazing polishes!!!

    The places near me suck and have nothing new!!!

    xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  12. Greta post as usual... I bought my very first piggy polish Confetti .... it was too pretty to say no! .. I like how sinful colors always copies OPI its too bad I never see these knock off around here ... only their main line! Anyways thanks for showing us :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Heh, thanks for the shout out. And I am really peeved at Wet n Wild! Aside from the OtP ridiculousness, I wanted new colors for their holiday collection! Or at least bringing back some of their beloved discontinued colors. Renaming core colors for an LE display is a huge SNOOZE.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for this post. All the Revlons are calling to me :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the Piggies, how much are they sold for at Ulta?

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well nice job straightening up the displays as always! Just got my winnings of on the prowl collection and the glitters are scaring me! But I promised to try each one. The black glitter looks ok, the multi so so but the orange glitter one is freaking me out!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Teal It Like It Is is gorgeous and the SC Slate and Winterberry look interesting. I guess it is time to make another order with my polish pusher, Mom. I just got the SC Adventure Island, Revlon Glitters and Pumpkin Spice from her so it must be time for my next order. Still waiting for the OTP collection. I so hope we get the SH Christmas stripes here. I will be trying Prep's Cool. Mistletoe I might have to try and get as well. You are going to make me go broke!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ooh I love those Piggy Polish glitters, I look forward to these posts, thank you for taking so many pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I got the mini wet&wilds I thought they were so cute and perfect for a giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Haha I actually bought Mistletoe... I almost didn't, but I asked myself would I be sad if it was gone when I went back again, and the answer was yes! Funny thing was that I bought Owl's Night in the same trip... similar colors lol.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I almost drove back to Lima last Friday (which would have been about 30 miles, at the time) to go to RiteAid, because we don't have RiteAids in Texas - or at least not where I live! - and I knew there were some polish brands you always talk about and I never see. I'm sort of sorry I didn't. (Maybe another swap is in order, later!)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks so much for sharing all the holiday displays! I'll have to check out my local stores.

    I love that your husband calls it "Boob Month". Mine calls it "Octoberbreast"! I'm glad it's almost over.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Thanks, everyone! I'm so glad so many of you you enjoy seeing these sorts of posts, as it gives me a great excuse to visit all the stores. :)

    Kate, the BB&B coupons I get usually get come in the mail and are huge postcards bigger than my purse (and because they're postcards, the paper's too heavy to fold)--I should keep them in my car, you're right.

    Halifax, I think the Piggy Polish are $7.50 at Ulta. They're $9.00 on the Piggy Polish website, though that doesn't look like it's been updated since summer so not sure what's going on there.

    Mel, sure anytime--I'd be up for more Orchids, for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  24. thanks a lot for this post! I enjoy it so much because I´m from Argentina so it was almost a trip to see all that beauties we don´t have here (only Revlon, and now since a month a go Sally Hansen). Here nail polish it´s quite expensive: Revlon U$S 10, OPI U$S 20, Chanel and Dior U$S 35..Julie

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)