Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is Almost Sprung Displays

Because I was off having winter fun, I missed a week of display hunting, so some of the photos to follow will not be as chock full of bottles as I'd like. Still, I think you'll get the gist of what's out there (or rather, out here where I am).

First up, something I've seen only in one Walgreens of all the stores I've been to over the last few weeks: Nabi Crack. Even I, who loves crack, at first thought this might be too much too late. Of course, my second thought was "hey, I don't have any crack like this one, or this one, or...", and I ended up leaving the store with two bottles.



Also spotted at Walgreens: a very bright springy display from Sinful called Petal Pusher. I believe these are all re-promotes, but they do have flower rings around the bottle necks, so that's added value (unless you got all the flower rings you needed last year when they did the Beverly Hills display). Left to right: Amethyst, Mint Apple, Savage, Innocent, Hazard, Boom Boom, Pink Forever, Pinky Glitter.



At a Meijer not too far from the Walgreens where I snapped Petal Pusher, I saw a Sinful Display called Wishful. If you think these colors look familiar, you're correct. Left to right: Boom Boom, Mint Apple, Pinky Glitter, Savage, Hazard, Pink Forever, Amethyst, Innocent. I guess it's called Wishful because you can only wish to get a ring like they have at Walgreens.



There was a long stretch with no new stuff at my Sally Beauty stores after the Finger Paints flakies hit around the end of last year, but lately there's been lots to see. The first spring thing I spotted was Orly Cool Romance. Six colors here, and I want at least four of them (which means I'll probably get all six because at that point might as well catch 'em all, like Pokemon). Left to right (front row): You're Blushing, Prelude to a Kiss, Jealous Much, Faint of Heart, Steel Your Heart, Artificial Sweetener.



China Glaze Electropop was the next thing to catch my eye at Sally's. There are twelve colors in this one. In no particular order: Kinetic Candy (light slightly greenish blue creme), Electric Beat (lightish periwinkle creme), Aquadelic (lightish teal creme), Gaga For Green (grass green creme), Sunshine Pop (yellow shimmer), Make Some Noise (red orange creme), Wicked Style (coral-y red creme), Fuchsia Fanatic (bright pink creme), Gothic Lolita (warm bright purple shimmer), Dance Baby (candy pink creme), Sweet Hook (light purple creme),
Techno (silver and holo glitter). So far I've picked up Techno and Electric Beat and have my eye on a few more.



Jammed in next to Electropop at the first Sally store I spotted it at was the Finger Paints spring offering, Gumdrops & Lollipops. Six colors here: Lemon Sour (buttery yellow creme), Circus Peanuts (light orange creme), Choco Mint (mint green creme), Blue Raspberry Taffy (turquoise-leaning blue creme), Pop Rock Pink (bright warm pink shimmer), and Grape Gumball (blue-leaning purple shimmer). I just went ahead and got all of these; they made it easy by not having a typical spring pink creme that would have made me pause a second because I have so many already.



China Glaze's other big collection that's out now is decidedly un-springy in appearance: Capitol Colours, the Hunger Games movie tie-in. I haven't read the books (yet), so I'm not up on this whole district thing, but research tells me there are twelve of them, so twelve colors in the collection makes perfect sense. They are: Luxe and Lush (iridescent mylar flakie), Stone Cold (charcoal matte shimmer), Riveting (orange shimmer), Hook and Line (gray frost), Electrify (red and gold glitter), Fast Track (tan shimmer), Mahogany Magic (warm brown creme), Dress Me Up (dusty peach creme), Harvest Moon (copper shimmer), Foie Gras (warm taupe creme), Agro (olive shimmer), Smoke and Ashes (black shimmer). I was fortunate to win Stone Cold and Fast Track from Polish Amor and am still contemplating which others I want to get to join those in my stash. Luxe and Lush is a given; Hook and Line is a definite no. Other than that, I'm not sure yet.



Apparently China Glaze didn't think 24 new colors in my face at Sally's were enough of a challenge to my stash enhancement decision making process, so they've also come out with Magnetix, eight shimmery magnetic colors: You Move Me (warm brown), Cling On (dusty green), Pull Me Close (dusty blue), Instant Chemistry (deep purple), Drawn to You (medium purple), Attraction (charcoal). The three-design magnet is sold separately. Despite never having used any of the magnetic polishes I already own, I got a couple of these. Okay, four of them. Can the other two be far behind? I think not.



Speaking of magnetic nail polish, Ulta had a display of Layla Magneffect, the first Layla I've ever seen there. The display was fairly picked over by the time I saw it, which was surprising since these were $15.50 each (the China Glaze were $5.99 with a Sally card). Amazingly, I managed to resist, though I have some Layla holos coming from AveYou.com and if I decide I need to order more after I've tried those, I might get a magnetic or two as well.



The only thing I've got to report from CVS is a Milani glitter display. It's called Texture, like red/gold/silver one that popped up last month, but this one has the blues and pinks and purples. Left to right: Fuchsia, Lavender, Hot Pink, Blue Flash, Twinkle, Pink Flare. That Lavender Jewel FX looks darker than the one I got from Meijer where I first saw these; I might have to go back and buy it purely for comparison purposes.



I stopped by Target and saw no new nail polish, but did spot some Sally Hansen nail files in designs that match the new spring Salon Effects strips (which were also on display). I thought they were super cute.



Finally, one last thing from Walgreens, the traditional selling of the green from Sinful. The Shamrock Shimmers display has Irish Green (not a shimmer) and Green Ocean (not a shimmer) polishes plus white and gold Nail Art lacquers (the gold at least is a shimmer).



Two things I'm keeping an eye out for but haven't seen yet: China Glaze Prismatic and Wet 'n' Wild Be Jeweled. Because you know I need more glitter.

30 comments:

  1. I like the Milani display, all that glitter!

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  2. It's insane how much you girls over there has to choose from, so that doesn't make one green with envy, the prices do. OPI is around $21 in Denmark, China Glaze normal colors $13-14, and Sally Hansen is about the same +/-, and all the brands we do not have...

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  3. Oh my gosh, you are so lucky! In Belgium, you have to search all those brands over more then 10 different shops, mostly you pay €15 that is $20! I have to buy most brands online because they just don't sell it here!

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  4. Oooh, the Milani and the CG Magnetix! I am excited to see those.

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  5. What fun! I went to CVS yesterday saw that Milani Texture display, but I haven't seen the others yet. I don't think my Wags gets the good stuff like yours does! Thanks for all the pics.

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  6. omg! I wanna have 'em all! :)

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  7. Love seeing all of these! And about the first photo, THAT IS A LOT OF CRACK!

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  8. need to go look for the Shamrock Shimmers... <3

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  9. First, that is a LOT of crack!

    Second, I recommend Riveting from the Hunger Games collection. It's GORGEOUS and with Luxe and Lush as a topper... ggahahhhh! Amazing!

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  10. i love the new display posts. makes me want to go to the store and see what i can find. i haven't been to a walgreens lately but i want to see the new sinful displays. i hear there are some fun colors. and i just got my hunger games polishes today. you have to read the books!

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  11. I never saw so many crakle colours in my life :)

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  12. I love your display posts! Thanks for doing them.

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  13. Oh Sinful, you so silly! That is one gigantic crack display.

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  14. Keep an eye out at your Walgreens for Nabi Magnetic nail polish too! I've seen the display around for at least two weeks, but I'm not much for magnetic nail polish so I didn't bother. My Walgreens is selling them for $4.99.

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  15. I also would like to recommend Riveting from the Hunger Games collection. I love it! And this is coming from a girl that hates orange polish. :)

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  16. Beautiful collections that will never make it to Portugal :(

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  17. Please read The Hunger Games. It is so. so. sooo. good.

    And I really want those magnetix. I just hate that you have to buy the magnet separately lol.

    That mint green from Finger Paints is also pretty-looking.
    Thanks for the nail news! :o)

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  18. I was surprised as so many colour offerings for the Nabi crackles...and can't wait to see your Layla holo swatches!

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  19. Wow that's a lot of crackles! lol. I really want to check out the Milani polishes..

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  20. oooh I've been wanting Sinful Green Ocean, if it's the flakie I'm thinking of!

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  21. I love your display posts, because the places where you shop are so much more orderly than the places I have access to!

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  22. Thanks for sharing those displays! I still gotta get me those Milani polishes, lol!

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  23. Love this post. I defn want to get the Milani Hot Pink glitter!! CUTE!! I know how you feel re: China Glaze as I have ordered all 6 polishes + magnet. I have got 2 Laylas and I don't think they are worth the money personally. That NABI polish looks amazing... now THAT's serious crack. LOLz. One again, thank you for these pics!!
    BV

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  24. Thank you for a lovely run down!

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  25. In still waiting for the sinful Shamrock display.

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  26. Haha it sounded so wrong when you said 'Even I, who loves crack' XD !
    Such beautiful displays, I want to live where you live just so I can look at these beautiful displays !!

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  27. The Hunger Games is really good! You should read them :) So jealous of all the collections you have in store over there!

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