Showing posts with label b: spoiled. Show all posts
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Early August Displays

I'm going to kick off this display post with something that really should have gone into my Las Vegas trip report but didn't: a Morgan Taylor display at one of the nail supply stores we visited, one of the few instances in all the suppply stores where polish was in a small display like this rather than on a rack or shelves or boxes (or even piled in a bin). I didn't note the color names here because it seemed like core colors rather than a limited edition collection and I really wanted to get back to putting things in my shopping basket.

Moving on to something else I've seen only once, here's the summer offering from Spoiled by Wet 'n' Wild: Viva Brazil. Since I've only seen this display at one CVS and it wasn't full when I got there, so I'm not sure what's supposed to be in it. I can tell you what was in it: I Got So Plastered, Pretty in Punk, Pirate's Booty, Uh As If, Kickin' the Habit, Designated Driver, and Pearly White Teeth. Since the display text references "6 sizzling shades" and there were seven colors there, I'm sure something's off. Fortunately Spoiled doesn't seem to do limited edition colors so whatever was supposed to be here should also be in the core display.

When I first saw the Milani Retro Glam collection, as shared in my last display post, it was missing some colors like the Spoiled display above, but at least I knew what they were because the display was labeled. I did happen across a full display at a different Meijer since then.

A different Meijer store (there are three of them I regularly stop into plus a few more I hit up occasionally) had some mini sets I haven't see anywhere else. First there was a display with L.A. Girl Ombre Limited Edition Gradient Polish kits. Each one had five colors plus a topcoat. The blue green set looked like the same one that I'd seen at my Kroger store this past spring, but the yellow to pink set I hadn't seen before.

Right next to the ombre kits were L.A. Colors Color Craze mini sets with 18 colors, most of them very bright.

Finally there was a big display with Color Club minis in sets of four, called The Perfect Pop of Color. I don't think any of these were new colors, but can't be sure because I didn't see any shade names on them.

A while back, I shared sightings of new Fergie by Wet 'n' Wild colors at Walgreens. Just recently, some of those colors have showed up at Rite Aid, in a display called the Centerstage Collection that indicates these are limited edition shades. Colors here are Havasu Blue, Ferga-colada (yellow), Summer Spritzer (fuchsia/green/gold glitter), and Caribbean Coral.

Rite Aid also had some new Katie Cazorla designs of Kiss Nail Dress stickers. If these have names, they're not printed anywhere obvious on the packaging. There's a red/white/black zebra design highlighted with silver dots, a black/white butterfly lace with teal/pink/lilac accent colors, lilac/purple geometric lines, bright curvy diagonal lines, black/clear with gold lace trim, and brown/pink/white cheetah stripes.

The most recent new thing I've seen at Rite Aid are Dramatica fake nails from MOB (Ministry of Beauty). These sets of fakes have very elaborate designs, some with jewels or studs or other ornamentation, and all sets have a mix of designs on a theme. The nails themselves are oval/almond shaped.

There were nine or ten different sets in this display; I don't have closeups of all of them but here's a sampling:

I made a stop at the Bed Bath & Beyond that has a beauty section and saw a shelf display of Nicole by OPI Gumdrops. Up to this point, I'd only seen the collection in a sidekick at WalMart and in the Nail HQ at CVS.

Not too far from the Gumdrops was a display of Sol Vida sun-activated color changing polishes. There were four shades, all ivory/pale pink in the bottle but apparently brightly colored blue, red, pink, or orange in the sun. If they weren't $6.00 a bottle, I might have bought them all to do a mani that looked demure in the office but morphed into multi-colored Skittles when I got out into the sun.

Lastly at BB&B, I saw an Essie wedding collection display with six colors, which surprised me, since as far as I knew, the wedding collection only had four shades in it. It made more sense when I got up close and saw that the limited edition colors Using My Maiden Name, My Better Half, No Baggage Please, and Meet Me At the Altar were joined here by core colors Allure and Vanity Fairest.

At the other end of the strip mall, I popped into Five Below to see there were new Funky Fingers shades. I'd seen Jawbreaker, a multi colored glitter in a white base, before, but this visit it was joined by other milky glitters, though these seemed to have only black and white glitter instead of multicolor: Puffo Gelato (blue), Berried Treasure (pink), Fro Yo (lilac), and Mint Choco Chip (green).

There were also some new Funky Fingers Solar Color Changing polishes. These were priced at $3 each versus the regular 3 for $5 pricing. There's L'il Miss Sunshine (white/orange), Solar Flare (yellow/orange), Sunset (pink/dark pink), Aurora Borealis (hot purple/dark purple), and Partly Cloudy (teal/dark blue).

By the time I made it to Sally Beauty in late July, the China Glaze On the Horizon display was really picked over by the time I saw it. I wasn't too sad, though, as these are all bar glitter, similar to Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat, and that is not really my thing. Even though you can't see all the colors here, you can see them in the swatches The PolishAholic did. For the record, there are six: Flock Together (green/blue/black), Party Fowl (orange/blue/black), All a Flutter (blue/orange/white), Light as a Feather (yellow/orange/white), You're a Hoot (orange/yellow/black), and Flying South (orange/yellow/copper). I might end up getting Flying South, as it's the only one that has regular glitter in with the bars, and that's something Fuzzy Coat didn't offer.

On that same Sally Beauty visit, the Finger Paints Vintage Glam display was completely full. I've no idea if these are new core shades or limited edition. I do know there were six colors: Vintage Glam (bright red creme), Pincurls & Pouts (dark red creme), Bombshell (golden green shimmer, looks like this might be yet another Chanel Peridot dupe), Whatta Dish (peachy pink shimmer), She's a Beaut (gold shimmer), and All Dolled Up (dusty blue green shimmer). Actually, looking at the names, I'm guessing these are limited edition, because the core colors all have names that tie into art somehow and these don't.

I'm not sure I've ever taken a photo inside an Icing store before the ones for this post. In part that's because I rarely set foot in Icing stores, since they are inconveniently located in places not on my usual shopping routes. In part it's because they don't really have nail polish displays but just put the bottles on shelves, old colors right alongside new ones. But I did take a photo this last time, as I spotted something curious. Maybe you will, too.

Did you see them? The rectangular bottles, reminiscent of Butter London style? According to the sales associate I asked, Icing is changed over to these new bottles. On the one hand, yay, because they'll store more efficiently in Helmers. On the other, boo, because I have so many of the old style and now they won't match. Oh, also Icing has texture polishes; they call them Quick Sand.

Since I was on a photo taking roll after Icing, I snapped a shot at Claire's (which follows the same shove it on shelves nail polish display ethos) of a sign touting their Splatter Nail Polish. Near as I can tell, what they mean by splatter is black and white glitter in various bases.

The latest limited edition collection from Wet 'n' Wild, Pop Art Craze, showed up at Walgreens recently. This has six colors of Wild Shine polishes, though the first time I came across it, one was already sold out.

The next time I ran into the Pop Art Craze display, it had all the colors but I nearly missed it as it didn't have the display backing card; the polish section was just shoved into a cave on a low shelf. I'd guessed the missing color was pink, but no, it was purple. Quite refreshing to see a mass market collection with no pink in it. The shades are: Listening to Blue Reed, Stand the Test of Lime, Who is Ultra Violet, The Clock Strikes Orange, Teal Slowly and See (turquoise), and A Blank Canvas (white).

Also new at Walgreens are three Sinful Colors collections: Heart & Soul, Glam Rock, and Country Chic. As per usual with Sinful, there are new shades and old shades mixed together in here. Also, depending on the store, different assortments of colors are put into the displays, so it's not entirely clear which colors belong in which collection. Thank goodness for Nouveau Cheap, who keeps on top of these things.

In this particular display, Heart & Soul had these colors: Pink Forever, Ruby Ruby, Southern Belle (new), Envy, Mesmerize, Berry Charm (new), Beau Brique (new), and You Just Wait. Glam Rock had Glimmer (new), Black on Black, Sugar Sugar, Secret Admirer, Daddy's Girl, Silver Screen (new), Rain Song (new name, but color looks like Let Me Go according to Nouveau Cheap), Opening Night (new). Country Chic had Skylark (new), Song of Summer (new), Unicorn, Coffee (possibly new), Vacation Time, Graine de Poivre (new), Social Ladder, and Flirting Nails.

At another Walgreens, I saw the triple decker endcap as above, but also a separate shelf top display with no name but a similar microphone photo as the Heart & Soul section. This had a random selection of colors from the three new collections plus a couple from older collections like Starfish and Kissy.

I leave you today with a jam packed Sally Hansen display that was at the same Walgreens with the mysterious Sinful display above. This endcap combined Fuzzy Coat, both collections of Sugar Coat colors, the two latest Diamond Strength collections, the most recent Insta Dri colors plus a tray of other random Insta Dris, Salon Effects strips, and pedicure Salon Effects. Oh, and a couple of nail art pens and a topcoat. Talk about overload!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Mid-June Displays

Yep, it's that time again, where you grab a beverage and settle in while I blast display photos at you. Actually, it's not as crazy as it sometimes gets, as there hasn't been quite as much new stuff showing up the past few weeks, so I should be able to keep this under two dozen photos.

Let's start with the latest Essie collection, the non-neon Summer 2013 grouping called Naughty Nautical. I first saw these polishes in a Nail HQ at one of the CVS stores I frequent but almost missed them because the collection signs were missing and the polishes were mixed in with other recent Essie collections. In the photo below, five of the Naughty Nautical colors are in the second section from the top and the sixth color is in the third section below that.

At a different CVS Nail HQ, I saw Naughty Nautical (well, five colors of it) in a cardboard display stuck to the side of a mostly empty Essie section (which did have a collection sign for the neon Summer 2013 even if it didn't have the polishes).

At Rite Aid, I finally saw the whole collection neatly organized in its own display (which also had top coat, base coat, and a treatment). Left to right: Sunday Funday, The Girls Are Out, Full Steam Ahead, Rock the Boat, Naughty Nautical, and The More the Merrier.

Some Rite Aids have a four-color display for this collection; that version is missing The More the Merrier and Full Steam Ahead.

At Ulta, they have the salon bottles (no white brand stickers on the sides, names on the bottom of the bottle rather than the top of the cap). I'm not sure if they didn't get a full allotment of Sunday Funday to start or it's just that popular; I felt lucky I spotted this while it still had all six colors in the display.

At Walgreens, I saw the collection on an endcap, with six designs of Sleek Sticks strips there as well. (I had to shoot this one at an odd angle to avoid getting too much of my head reflected in the mirrored strip at the top—as it is you can see my forehead and hairline).

Four of those Sleek Sticks designs are the same ones that I spotted in a standalone display at Meijer and shared in last month's display post: Sea Me Shine, Shoot for the Moon, Croc Madame, and Small Pleasures. The two on the far right I hadn't seen before: Stick With Style (textured peach) and Show Me Your Stuff (blue on blue brocade).

The latest display I've seen from Maybelline is Stick-On Mirrors, which has limited edition designs of the Color Show Fashion Prints Nail Stickers. It's shown up at both Walgreens and Rite Aid around here. There are eight designs: Golden Distress, Aztec Gold, On the Prowl, Urban Jungle, Silver Sparks, Frayed Foils, Platinum NYC, Platinum Standard. Most of these do have a foil look to them, similar to Minx; Silver Sparks looks more like the Essie textured strips.

On a high shelf at CVS, I saw a display from NYC New York Color that I can only assume got lost in the back of the store for some months, as it refers to Shattering Spring Savings and features crackle polish. Crack? I don't know about you, but I've bought quite enough of it to last me until the next time the trend comes around and wasn't looking for any more right now. For the record, the polishes in this display are NYC Long Wearing in French White Tip and Black Lace Creme, which one could use as base colors under the NYC Crackling Effect Top Coats in Shock Me NYC (purple shimmer), Heat Wave (red creme), City Treasure (gold metallic), and Broadway Smash (blue creme).

CVS also had a seasonal display of Spoiled core colors. This was called Yacht Party and had these shades (left to right): Correction Tape, My Button Fell Off, Uh As If, Toad-ally Amazing, Jail Bait, and Your Fly's Down.

Sinful Colors continues to confuse me by releasing similar displays with different names at different retail chains. In my end of April display post, I shared the Sure Bet display, which was some core colors and some re-releases and featured a photo of a be-hatted woman looking through binoculars with race horses in the background. A couple/few weeks ago, I came across a display at Rite Aid called Out of the Gate, with a different woman wearing a different hat holding different binoculars with different race horses in the background but the same Sinful Colors shades in the display. Left to right: Let's Meet, Big Daddy, Why Not, Lavender, Exotic Green, Let's Talk, Gogo Girl, Beverly Hills.

Sinful Colors Sail La Vie showed up at Walgreens. This has three old colors and five new colors: My Buoyfriend (new), Anchors Away (new), Into the Blue (new), Snow Me White, Sail La Vie (new), Cross My Heart, Out of This World, and New Wave (new).

At Rite Aid, these same colors appeared in a display called Ahoy There.

So far, the only place I've seen the next Sinful assortment is at Walgreens. This one is called Pool Side Polish. It's got five old colors and three new ones (I wish they would have put out all eight new ones in a single display instead of splitting them between Sail La Vie/Ahoy There and Pool Side Polish): 24/7, Rise & Shine, Tokyo Pearl, Sunburnt (new), Endless Blue, Why Not, Bikini Lines (new), and Tidal Wave (new).

Walgreens also had some limited edition polishes from Rimmel, in a display called Bling on the Cocktails. This has five shades in a Cocktail Colour line I've never seen before. The display says they're "Exclusively at Walgreens" but a quick Google shows they're also at Superdrug and Boots, so they're not a world-wide exclusive. Five shades here: Cutie Colada (lime), Hawaiian Punch (hot pink), Baby Bellini (purple), Shirley Temple (orange), and Apple Berry Smoothie (blue).

In a different Walgreens, I saw the Cocktail Colour polishes in a corner display along with some other makeup.

Walgreens is also the only place I've seen the Made for Me Pinks display from L'Oreal. These are not labeled limited edition or exclusive; I think these six pinks might be new core colors, since some shades were discontinued and clearance from the core display earlier this year. Polish names are: Sugary Sweet, Taste of Romance, Rosy Macaron, Berry Jealous, Hella Pink, and Pink Attitude. There are three Colour Riche Nail Lingerie strip designs here, too. They're labeled "new" but the name match the ones that were released with the Versailles Romance collection this past spring: Tart My Heart, Ladies in Waiting, and Chateau You Go. (You can see the Versailles display in my mid-March display post.)

Continuing in the only at Walgreens at least so far category, just this morning I stopped in and saw two new things that weren't there the last time, starting with a corner display of Fergie from Wet 'n' Wild. This is labeled "Walgreens Exclusive" but whether that's forever or just for now, I'm not sure. We've seen other Wags exclusives from Wet 'n' Wild show up at other places later, so these might, too. The display is a mix of new colors and some core colors, but mostly new.

Top level: Caribbean Coral, Ferga-colada, Wedding Daze, Havasu Blue, Fergalicious (old), Glowstick (old).

Middle level: Cabo Cruise, Miami Spirit (old), Gold Album (old), Purple Polka-dot Bikini, Going Platinum (old), Tropical Sunset.

Bottom level: Ferguson Crest Syrah (old), You Know I Gotta Shine, Tasty Tasty, Tonight's Gonna Be a Good Night (old), Summer Spritzer, Hollywood Walk of Fame (old), Glamorous (old), 4th of July Parade, Bronze Bombshell.

That same Walgreens also had a new endcap from Sally Hansen, with Sugar Coat, Diamond Strength, and Insta Dri. The whole thing is labeled limited edition but I'm not sure if that applies to all the lines or not (I know I have one of the Insta Dri colors already, so I'm not 100% sure they're all new, though the Sugar Coat and Diamond Strength do appear to be).

Sugar Coat colors: Royal Icing, Treat-Heart, Pink Sprinkle, Red Velvet, Spare-a-Mint, Candy Corn, Laughie Taffy, and Gummy Grape.

Diamond Strength Colors: Myst-ique Pink, Costume Jewelry, Hide n' Pink, Guess Blue, M-asked to Dance, Royal Invite, On Parade, and Private I.

Insta Dri colors: Pink Blink, Blue By, Peachy Breeze, Fuchsia Flare, and In a Splash.

That's all for now. Until next time, happy shopping!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mid-May Displays

It's been three weeks since my last display post, and I really shouldn't have let it go this long since once again I fear I have a more photos in my display folders than I have the patience to crop and watermark and post at one go. Let's just see how far I get, shall we?

As of that last display post, I'd only seen a four-color display of the Essie Neons 2013, but I've since spotted all six colors in a few places: Saturday Disco Fever (orange), Bottle Service (hot pink), DJ Play That Song (bright puprle), Shake Your $$ Maker (green), Boom Boom Room (medium pink), and Bouncer It's Me (blue).

Meijer had a sidekick with all the neons, white (Blanc), and the the In the Cab-ana Resort 2013 collection. Unfortunately I didn't see it until after some less well behaved folks had already defaced it by trying out some of the colors (and apparently some colors from other displays entirely).

A CVS with the Nail HQ had the neons displayed on an end of that unit (along with Blanc). This particular store had In the Cab-ana above the neons but other stores have had different collections or core colors instead. My display OCD was not too bad when I took this photo; I did reorient all the neon bottles so the white Essie label was facing front, but I did not feel compelled to straight out the resort shades or fill the gaps from the stock lurking behind the collection signs.

Ulta's display of the Essie neons not only had bottles of Blanc but directions on how to use it with the neons.

Ulta had another unlabeled Essie display, the theme of which seemed to be "colors you've seen before that you might consider wearing this summer". It caught my eye mostly because one of the colors is my 2012 summer fling, Bikini So Teeny. Seeing it again brought back some fond memories. Top row: Tart Deco, Haute as Hello, Cute as a Button, Peach Daiquiri, Watermelon, Too Too Hot. Bottom row: Mint Candy Apple, Turquiose & Caicos, Pretty Edgy, Bikini So Teeny, Mesmerize, Splash of Grenadine.

Wrapping up the Essie segment of this post, Meijer had what I think are four new designs of Sleek Sticks. Sea Me Shine is blue and silver dots on a blue background. Shoot for the Moon is silver dots on turquoise. Small Pleasures is hot pink lace on lilac. Croc Madam is turquoise croc print on light teal. I've yet to try these strips because I've yet to see them on sale.

Right next to that Essie Sleek Sticks display was a Cover Girl display I've only seen at Meijer so far. It has nine shades of limited edition Outlast polishes in mini bottles as well as some "lipslick smoochies". The polishes are in 3.5 ml (.11 oz.) bottles and apparently are called "glosstinis". Shades left to right: Appletini, Blue Hawaiian, Orange Oasis, Lemon Drop, Sangria, Pink Lady, Purple Freeze, Bahama Mama, and Pina Colada (no tilde).

At a different Meijer, I saw a Cover Girl sidekick with five of the glosstinis shades in it along with a bunch of other makeup items.

Meijer is also the only place I've seen the L'Oreal Denim Shades display. This says "limited edition" on it, but that doesn't refer to the three nail polish shades which are included, as those are core colors: Jet Set to Paris, Now You See Me, After Hours.

The L'Oreal Miss Candy collection does have limited edition nail colors in it. I've shared several variations of the display in earlier posts, but I came across a new one at a Walgreens, where it was tucked into a "Trend Boutique" section of the core display on the wall.

I've also seen a couple new display variations for the Maybelline summer collection. At Walgreens, it was part of a big endcap that was mostly Garnier products.

At CVS, just the nail polishes were in a little tower box on a shelf.

Speaking of display variations for collections we've seen before, Sally Hansen has some new ones out. At CVS, the recent Complete Salon Manicure limited edition designer collection was in a big endcap with some core colors (including the Lippmann-esque
Mermaid's Tale) and the Lustre Shine line.

At Walgreens, those same designer collection colors were in a tower display with different core colors and some emery boards.

Also at Walgreens, there was a Sally Hansen endcap with the summer limited edition Salon Effects, the summer limited edition Insta Dri colors, some Xtreme Wear core colors, and the Diamond Strength limited edition colors. Every time I've seen this display, it didn't have two of the Diamond Strength colors; sometimes those slots were filled with core colors or topcoat and sometimes they were left empty.

Sally Hansen has some new displays with new stuff in them, too. They're jumping on the texture wagon with Sugar Coat, which are bumpy cremes similar to the Milani and China Glaze I shared during Texture Week but mostly in colors we haven't seen before with this finish. Eight shades here: Sugar Fix, Sweetie, Sour Apple, Bubble Plum, Cherry Drop, Cotton Candies, Razzleberry, and Lick-O-Rich.

At the same time as Sugar Coat showed up, Sally Hansen put out Fuzzy Coat, which is a different sort of texture. These are packed with matte bar glitter. The shades here: All Yarned Up, Fuzzy Fantasy, Fuzz-Sea, Wool Lite, Peach Fuzz, Wool Knot, Tight Knit, and Tweedy.

Here's a sight to make a polish shopper happy—a completely full display with a sale tag on it:

I saw the Sugar Coat and Fuzzy Coat displays above at Meijer, but the collections also showed up at CVS in a big endcap that also had Salon Effects, Insta Dri and Nail Art pens (nothing we haven't seen before in those categories).

CVS also has some summer polish gift packs. There are two different Spoiled by Wet 'n' Wild sets with three polishes (core colors as far as I could tell), toe separators, and flip flops. I think it's cute to have toenail polish that matches the sandals, but I didn't see any sizes on these and I'm not sure who buy shoes just hoping they'll fit.

If mystery shoes don't appeal but you want a summer polish gift for someone, CVS also has Wet 'n' Wild MegaLast baskets with eight polishes (core colors, I believe), toe separators, files, and a buffer block.

Still at CVS, I spotted a brand I don't recal seeing there before, elf (or e.l.f., really, but that's a lot of periods to type every time). There were six colors in the display, none of which had names as far as I could tell. I was most intrigued by the flakie on the left; it looked similar to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. I've seen this at only a couple CVS stores so far.

Something I've seen at only a couple Walgreens stores so far is a Wet 'n' Wild Fan Favorites display. The tag line at the top says "Guess what? We're bringing back the Ice Baby Collection!", and sure enough, at the bottom of the display there are little square bottles of Color Icon glitters. When I got up close, some of them didn't look like I remembered from the original release of Ice Baby. I strongly suspect they didn't so much bring them back as re-use the names and re-bottle some of the Fergie glitters. I did buy some so I can do comparisons, so look for those in the next few weeks.

The only new thing I've spotted at my Sally Beauty lately is the Orly Mash Up collection. Six colors: Harmonious Mess (lilac), Choreographed Chaos (pink), Sparkling Garbage (green scattered holo), Mayhem Mentality (bright orange), Pretty-Ugly (light blue), and Beautiful Disaster (plum).

At Five Below, it can be hard to tell what's new, but this time they put up signs. Apparently there's a new Funky Fingers Over the Rainbow collection. Since it wasn't entirely clear from the bins which polishes were in the collection and which weren't (the bin with the polish called "The Wizard" was not labeled as Over the Rainbow, which just seemed wrong), I checked their website. The Over the Rainbow page talked about collecting all six colors but only showed five in the photo, so I'm still somewhat confused. In the photo, the bin on the left is the aforementioned The Wizard, a silver/multi glitter (called just Wizard on the website). Next is The Powerful Purple (I think it would be more powerful if it were darker or shimmery or duochrome). The next bin to the right has Taffy Town (coral, not from Over the Rainbow) and Cyclone Sky (light blue, from Over the Rainbow). Then there's Mrs. Mint (mint green, not Over the Rainbow). Next to Mrs. Mint, there's Over the Rainbow, another coral and part of Over the Rainbow. According to the website, My Pretty Pink and Evanora's Envy are the two remaining colors in the Over the Rainbow Collection, but where they were in the store I've no idea. Maybe I'll go back and look now that I know the names (and possibly rearrange the signs/polishes while I'm there).

Let's finish our shopping trip today with a stop at Ulta. They had Zoya PixieDust Summer Edition, which of course we looked at during Texture Week.

They had Orly Brights, which is all re-releases: Melt Your Popsicle, Oh Cabana Boy, Purple Crush, and Glowstick. (They also had Orly Mash Up, but we saw that at Sally earlier.)

Finally, they had OPI Couture de Minnie. This has Magazine Cover Mouse (red Liquid Sand), Minnie Style (red/white glitter), Chic from Ears to Tail (pink), A Definite Moust-Have (coral pink), and Innie Minnie Mightie Bow (red).

I think that's quite enough shopping for one post, don't you?