Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Polish from Studio M

To celebrate the holiday, I've got a selection of colors from this year's Studio M Valentine's display, Be A Heart Breaker.



As I mentioned when I shared this display photo I shared last month, every time I came across it, some of the colors were already sold out. A couple weeks agao, I was in a Meijer where they must have put it out late, as there was at least one of each color left, so I was able to reassure myself that I hadn't really missed anything that was new with this display. I did pick up the two I hadn't seen in a Studio M bottle before as well as few others. I'm going to be giving away these colors to one of the commenters on this entry, so keep that in mind as you look at the swatches so you can decide if you want in on the drawing. (The bottles I'm giving away will be the ones I used, so if that squicks you out and you still want to comment, just let me know you don't want in on the giveaway.)

Foil Me Once is a silvery pink foil finish shimmer, which I first remember seeing in the Valentine's display for 2012, then it showed up as part of the Christmas 2012 display as well. I used two coats, no topcoat, for these swatches.





I topped Foil Me Once with Platinum Record, a mix of silver and pewter glitter in various sizes in an almost clear grey base. This is the first time I've seen it in the Studio M line, but it looks to be the same as Color Club Platinum Record from their 2011 Fame & Fortune collection (both brands come from the same corporate parent). I used two coats of Platinum Record plus topcoat over Foil Me Once for these swatches. If I were wearing this as a full mani, I would have added another layer of topcoat to smooth it out a bit more. The glitter was pretty flat, no curling that I could see, but there's still a lot of it and where the pieces pile up on each other there is some bumpiness.





Power Pink is a neon pink creme that shows up in the seasonal displays sometimes (this one and last summer's On the Bright Side, to name two) but is pretty much always available in the core section. Because it is a neon, it benefits from being layered over a white base, but I was lazy and didn't use underwear, instead putting on three coats of Power Pink by itself. I doesn't dry quite as matte as some neons, but you'd definitely need topcoat to make it shiny.



Over Power Pink, I used two chunky layering polishes. Singles Only has a similar glitter mix to Platinum Record, but the base is a sheer pink. I've not seen this one before, either in Studio M or Color Club. For an accent nail, I used Fame & Fortune, another Color Club Backstage Pass rebottle. This has shredded silver holographic glitter pieces in a sheer berry red base. I first saw it in a Studio M bottle in 2012's Valentine display. I used two coats of each of these over the Power Pink and used topcoat on Singles Only but none on Fame & Fortune. You can see how Fame & Fortune has a deeper base color.





Here they all are lined up. Remember to let me know in the comments if you want a chance at getting these in your stash. I'll leave the comments open for at least a week, and non-US ladies are welcome.



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UPDATE 05-Mar-2013: I finally drew a winner for these; it's Meredith Anne from Polish and Charms.

26 comments:

  1. Oh gosh they are gorgeous I love the glitters so pretty!

    JAzz x

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  2. Oh I loved Fame & Fortune, that shredded glitter polish! Are these available online somewhere? :O

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    1. Gelic, I don't think Studio M is available online, but Color Club is, and the Fame & Fortune from them is the same polish. I saw that one on Amazon for $2.19 when I checked just now.

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  3. Love your use of the word squick! I love Power Pink. Don't think I own much like it because my pink collection is rather small considering the number of polishes I own. Great swatches as usual.

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  4. I loved the pinks and Foil me Once...wow! Is stunning! The pinks are pretty too ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers!!

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  5. Both combo's are gorgeous, I prefer the first tho :)

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  6. I wish they sold this brand where I live.

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  7. Nice! :-) I prefer the second combination, beautiful! :-)

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  8. I love the square bottles. My fave is the pink on the far right.

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  9. Oh my that shredded glitter!! We just dont get stuff like that in england! X

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  10. oh i seriously need to go shopping! these look amazing!

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  11. Totally in love with Foil Me Once. :D Awesome!!

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  12. Count me in, 'cause I really wish these were available somewhere near here. I love the first one in particular :)

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  13. I was wondering, is Studio M produced by Color Club? Foil Me Once in this collection looks identical to Foil Me Once in the Color Club Foiled collection (Fall '11).

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    1. Denise, yep, both brands come from Forsythe Cosmetics.

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  14. Okay, not entering, but I do wish Studio M was more accessible. I know they have lots of dupes, but I like these bottles! *hulk smash*

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  15. Wow! Never heard about this brand and surely it's not available in Italy!
    These colours look really gorgeous.
    Can I enter your giveaway? I'm a new follower.

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  16. very shiny! i'd like to enter. thanks!

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  17. Color Club's Foiled collection had 2 colors with the same names: Foil Me Once and Hot Like Lava... just like this one! I'd like to enter your giveaway too!

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  18. Foil Me Once and Power Pink are just gorgeous!! These would be perfect for a giveaway!! I wish these were available in Canada!!

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  19. I don't think I have ever seen this line of nail polish where I live or in the stores I shop. I must look alittle harder for them. Pretty colors! Would love to be entered in the giveaway.

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    1. Cynthia, as far as I know Studio M is only at Meijer stores, and there are only Meijer stores in a handful of state (so far, anyway).

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  20. I'm not a fan of the glitter toppers but I do like the opaque polishes! Also I really like the Studio M bottles :)

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  21. Wow these look so pretty! I love the glitters!

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