Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Display Backlog

One of my resolutions for 2011 (same as pretty much every year) is to be more organized, so I've been going through the image folders on my computer and getting rid of things that I don't need. In the process I found some display pictures I took last fall that I never posted, an oversight I'll remedy today.

Wicked and Wonderful was the first (and so far only) Zoya display to show up at my Ulta. It was so nice to be able to hold the bottles and study the colors before deciding which ones to buy. I know there are spoons now, but that involves waiting and I'd rather not.

Front, left to right: Edyta, Julieanne, Cheryl, Kelly, Stacy, Burke.
Back: Karina, Carrie Ann, Kym, Kristi, Cola, Shawn.

I got Kelly, Shawn, and Julieanne when I first saw the display in October, then a while later picked up Edyta, Cheryl, and Kim. At that point I stopped because the rest were all in the reddish family that I already have so many of.

Denim Wanted showed up at my Ulta in November, the second Essence limited edition collection I've seen there. (Surfer Babe was the first.)

Polishes left to right: I Love My Jeans, Fivepocket Grey, High Waist Pink, My Boyfriend's Jeans, Forever Mine.

The only one of these I bought is Fivepocket Grey.

On my Thanksgiving trip to Illinois, I saw Pure Ice at somewhere other than Wal*Mart for the first time; this was at a Walgreens. I wish the Walgreens by me would stock these.

Barielle's Holiday Hustle showed up later than the other holiday displays; I didn't see it until after Thanksgiving (at Ulta—the only place around here that carries this brand).

Left to right: Coalest Day of the Year, Elle's Spell, Jess' Champagne Toast, Gelt Me to the Party, Wrap Me in Ribbon, Snow Day.

I jumped at Elle's Spell and Jess' Champagne Toast (a name which makes me think of breakfast, not bubbly); I like the look of some of the shimmers, too.

Around the same time as I saw the Barielle at Ulta, new Milani displays started showing up at some CVS stores. The first was "Happy Holiday Nails", a re-promote of three existing shades (3D, Techno Red, and HD).

The other Milani display was much more exciting: Rockstar glitters! Rumor has it that these will be made part of the core line in 2011 (much like the HD Holographics first came out in special displays and then went to core—I saw those on clearance at Meijer recently and wonder if that was to make room for these glitters).

Left to right: Gems, Gold, Silver Dazzle, Blue Flash, Gold Glitz, Purple Gleam, Red Sparkle.

There's also a silver version of the Gold hex glitter (it's called Silver, refreshingly enough) on cherryculture.com; I'll be interested to see if that shows up in the core display at some point. You know I bought all of these, even the red one (though I did hold out on that one for a while).

While Milani was giving me glitter, Maybelline was giving me pinks and reds. Unlike their last several releases, I skipped all of these; I have plenty of pinks and reds already.

I do have a few more display pictures in my backlog, but this is getting long, so I'll save those (all Sally Hansen) for another entry. The realization that I haven't swatched most of the ones I bought from these displays makes me think I need to resolve to buy less and paint more in 2011. Did you make any nail-related resolutions for this year?


  1. Haha that's so fun. xD We always have all LE from Essence, but both, Surfer Babe and Denim wanted were so hard to get, because they weren't available at all stores like other. :D

  2. Wow that Milani one coat glitter and jewel fx display is so full! Every one I have seen has been practically empty ;[ I am still on the hunt for Milani Gold!

  3. We seldom get nice displays on the stores here, meh! These are fabulous, especially the Milani ones. Now I want all those glitters!

  4. Ahhh. I want an Ulta and Walgreens over here :-( I love the pictures though.

  5. We picked the same Barelles. I'd love to come across that Pure Ice display!!!

  6. "The realization that I haven't swatched most of the ones I bought from these displays makes me think I need to resolve to buy less and paint more in 2011."

    HAHAHAHAHA! OMG That sounds just like me. I was looking through my stash and realized I have so many more untrieds than I have trieds. BUT I feel the opposite of you, I think I must continue to buy, and you know, one day I'll catch up with trying them all on...sure I will. Oh darn, I need one of those 12 step programs, don't I?

  7. I love seeing your display posts, I think because I have to buy all my polishes online I don't get to see pretty displays in store very often unless it's the really generic stuff.

  8. What a foreign concept of Pure Ice at Walgreens. I would LOVE that to happen where I live. Some awesome displays and thanks for all your hard work of getting these shots and putting them together. :)

  9. I have the Pure Ice nail polish at my Walgreens (I guess thats because I am in Illinois) I was so excited to see it their! I want to go back and get a couple more that im looking at this display again! :)

  10. Those milani glitters are so pretty! I wish I could get them here! (Or that I had enough money to swap haha)
    Like Ivana said, we don't get all dissplay here either. Most Catrice LE's are here, but some Essence LE's don't show up. don't know why

  11. OMG why can't Milani get their Rockstar glitters to the Europe population too? I so want them! They are SO PRETTY! :D

    And hey, isn't the buying and the chasing part of the game? ;) I have sooo many I haven't swatched yet or even tried but I'm still getting more. :p


Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :) I'm moderating most comments now due to the spate of spammers who claim to be looking for sexy times.