Friday, October 19, 2012

Revlon Sweetly Sinister plus Contest Winners

I thought I'd best swatch the four polishes in the Revlon Halloween collection before they disappear from stores. Left to right: Spooky Skull, Haunted Heart, Wicked Star, Black Magic.

Spooky Skull is a white shimmer on the sheer end of the spectrum. I used three coats for these swatches, no topcoat. It's just a tiny bit streaky, but not so much that it really bothered me. I could see wearing this alone for a clean, delicate look.

Haunted Heart is an orange shimmer. I used two coats, no topcoat. This is ever so slightly brushstrokey, but not too hard to manage if you just pay attention (which I sort of failed to do on my ring finger).

Haunted Heart really glows in some lights; here it is out of the lightbox:

Wicked Star is a green shimmer. Again, two coats, no topcoat.

Also again, it glows out of the lightbox:

Black Magic is a black creme. I used one coat, no topcoat. Another coat, or using basecoat, would have helped it look more even on my ridges, which is what I would have done if I were wearing it alone for a full mani. I can't recall the last time I wore an unembellished black creme mani, though.

I was surprised at how much I liked the shimmers; they're not crazy unusual colors (at least for a nail polish person) but the finishes are nice and the orange and green do glow so nicely. I couldn't tell any difference between the black creme and my go to Wet 'n' Wild at one-fourth the price, but I can see why Revlon needed to put it in this collection.


And now for the 2012 Halloween Giveaway summary and results. The most popular 1st choice prize was the Fantasy Makers Tombstones, followed by the Sally Hansen Salon Effects and the Nightmare Before Christmas set. The most popular 2nd choice prize was Claw Polish Set #2, followed by a tie between Claw Polish Set #1 and the Fantasy Makers Tombstones. For 3rd choice, Pumpkins Set #6 came in on top, with a three way tie behind them among Claw Polish Set #2, Pumpkins Set #3, and Pumpkins Set #6. Even though the Pumpkins weren't at the top of most people's lists, they aren't unloved; 92% said "yes, please" to being entered in the consolation draw for pumpkin polishes.

The winners, as chosen with the help of, are—

Prize #1: Sally Hansen Salon Effects went to the woman behind Beauty and Fashion on a College Budget. She still needs to send me her address, though.

Prize #2: Fantasy Makers Tombstones went to the mysterious Gato Negro, who also still needs to send me her address. Check your spam folder please!

Prize #3: Claw Polish Set #1 are heading to Canada to join Nkasi's stash.

Prize #4: Claw Polish Set #2 will be heading to join Erica, whom I actually know from a forum I've been on for ages, just not well enough to have an address for her.

Prize #5: Pumpkins Set #1 are destined for Carolyn of Notes and Nails. Who—you guessed it—still needs to send me her address.

Prize #6: Pumpkins Set #2 was won by Sarah Butler, whose spam folder has perhaps eaten my mail to her.

Prize #7: Pumpkins Set #3 is on its way to Tabitha in Florida.

Prize #8: Pumpkins Set #4 is heading to Michele in Maine.

Prize #9: Pumpkins Set #5 will be joining Ali in Ohio.

Prize #10: Pumpkins Set #6 is going to live with Stephanie in North Carolina.

Prize #11: Nightmare Before Christmas set is on its way to Toni of Nail Polish in My Eyes.

For the bonus pumpkins, I decided to give out pairs of them rather than trios so more people could win. The e-mails that drew belonged to Alison in Florida, Becky in California, Tami in Washington, Marianne in Denmark, Trish in California, Lauren in Kentucky, and Tamarah in New Mexico. I've heard back from all of them, except Trish, and I know where to find her (nothing creepy, we're just on a lot of the same places online).

People I haven't heard from, please let me know where you are by Monday so I can try to get your goodies to you before the holiday.


  1. I haven't seen this collection. The shimmers in them are amazing :)

  2. These look very nice. I think I'll pick up the black one, it looks like it has a really good formula.

  3. I don't usually like Orange polishes but Haunted heart is just beautiful! This will be on my lists of what I buy next time Revlon's got a polish sale!

    Also thanks again for the prize and going completely out of your way to make sure I knew about it since it went right to my spam box!

  4. I love Haunted Heart ^__^ And the name just melts me away :)

  5. The orange and green are super pretty!

  6. Congrats to all the winners! And I gotta pick up that green Revlon polish, omg!

  7. The orange and the green are quite pretty!
    Congratulations to the winners!

  8. Great collection!
    And congrats to all the winners!

  9. I liked the white one and green one a lot :D Fun to see.

  10. Congrats to all the winners!

    I love the finish on those revlon polishes!

    Jazz x

  11. Woohoo, I can't wait to receive my pumpkins! Thank you so much! :)

  12. I really like Haunted Heart.
    Congrats to the winners!

  13. Thx Karen! I just send you the email! :)

  14. I think I need Haunted Heart and Wicked Star. Those are beautiful!! Congrats to the lucky winners!!

  15. Mazel tov to the winners :)

    I looked at these last month and passed them up because the colours didn't wow me. Though, I am interested in the sticker stencils. IF someone could answer ... are these are reuseable? The SA at Walgreen's didn't even know :(

  16. Congrats to the winners!
    I like the green one here, even if it's not a super special shade...
    I'm going to catch up on your posts (displays, indies, purple wheel), I expect to have some additions to my wish list by the end of the evening :-P!

  17. Congrats to all the winners!

    Fantastic glow in Haunted Heart!

  18. Awesome! Congrats to the winners! :D

  19. Glad you added the caveat-nothing creepy on a halloween post!!! I do like that Orange shimmer-so pretty!


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