Friday, May 29, 2015

End of May Displays

Only a couple weeks have passed since my last display post but I have enough new photos collected to fill another one, so let's get to browsing.

Rite Aid had a Bonita Salon display for The Getaway Collection: Kyoto's Cherry Blossoms, Ibiza Nightlife, Bora Bora Coast, Santorini's Ocean, Cocktails in Aruba, and Golden Florence. (They also had the Sweet Ever After collection that I shared last display post and had previously only seen at Kmart.)

Last display post I shared a Cover Girl display with three bright polishes in it; I saw a different one with a trio of classic colors at a different Meijer. Shades here are: Speed of Light, Red Revenge, and Nemesis.

An endcap at Walgreens was like a mash up of the two shelf top Cover Girl displays. It had all six of the (I assume new core) polish colors: Mutant, Red Revenge, Nemesis, Fury, Nuclear, Speed of Light.

Rite Aid had a four-shade display for Essie Summer 2015. It has Chillato, Peach Side Babe, Sunset Sneaks, and Pret-a-surfer. The two missing colors compared to the full display from Ulta I shared last time are Private Weekend and Salt Water Happy. (Yes, I failed to turn Pret-a-surfer around so it'd match the bottle orientation of the other colors, and yes, I regret that.)

My CVS had all six shades of Essie Summer 2015, tucked in a narrow display I stumbled across next to the false eyelashes.

I've made several forays to Five Below since my last display post; my role as a mule (aka International Unicorn Relocation Specialist) for the Five Below Group Buys group on Facebook demands it. Without a tip from another member of that group, I would probably have overlooked the two newest Fresh Paint colors, Shake It Off and Blank Space, as they were slipped into the bins with no signage to indicate they were new or part of a collection, and they're not especially eye catching. I can only imagine there will be two or three more colors with names inspired by Taylor Swift that will pop up soon. Shake It Off is a light dusty rose creme, and Blank Space is a pale greige creme.

Also at Five Below, I saw the two additional new solar polish colors for this summer that I was on the lookout for as of my last display post. Comet Mebrois the blue in the front of this bin; Pluto 4ever is the light orange in back.

While looking for the solars, I came across a new Funky Fingers patriotic glitter topper, 'Murica.

Also just dumped in random bins, there were two other new Funky Fingers that would appear, based on their names, to be from the same collection as the three Disney-themed ones that appeared in stores back in April. Still no signage indicating what the collection might officially be called, and these two new ones weren't even but in bins next to each other, much less next to the first three. Celebration (which shares a name with the town Disney built in Florida near Walt Disney World) is an orange shimmer. Mad Tea Party (a ride in both Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California) is a pink and lilac glitter topper. I find it frustrating that if I'd only procrastinated about swatching the first three (Wishes, Off to Neverland, and Fantasy Land) I could do the whole collection at once. Unless there are even more coming, that is; with Funky Fingers, who the heck knows.

Up near the register in the store I first spotted them in but later found in the regular polish bins were two scented glitter toppers, Alex's Lemonade and Alex's Pink Lemonade, a tie in with the same children's cancer charity that Five Below has done polishes with in previous years (including at least two others called Alex's Lemonade).

I thought new solars, a new holiday glitter topper, two charity glitter toppers, and a mysterious Disney collection should be enough Funky Fingers for a while, but no, just the other day I spotted three more colors I'd not seen before, all with cat-themed names and no signage about what the collection might be. I'm undecided if I should swatch these now and risk more showing up later or what. Cat-a-tonic is a purple creme, Check Meowt is a purpley pink creme, and Hiss and Makeup is a peachy pink shimmer.

At CVS, the Milani endcap had a small display for the Dolci Bronze collection tucked into one side. There was one Color Statement polish here, not surprisingly called Dolci.

Walgreens had a new Orly Color Blast display themed around Disney's Belle of Beauty and the Beast. There are two different sets of four minis for $14.99 and six medium size bottles (they're only 11 ml, not the 15 ml I consider the standard for full size) for $6.99 each.

The mini set on the left contains Enchanted Rose, Magic Mirror, Lumiere's Light, and Positively Primeval Gaston. The bottles in the center are (left to right in front row) Enchanted Rose, Break the Spell, Crazy Old Maurice, Tea with Mrs. Potts, Nose in a Book, and Positively Primeval Gaston. The mini set on the right has Bonjour, Belle of the Ball, Be Our Guest, and Nose in a Book.

As a Disney fan, this collection annoys me. The color palette seems quite similar to the Frozen collection from this past spring, dominated by pink, blue, purple, and peach. This assortment of shades seems to have even less to do with the movie than the Frozen ones did. Where is the yellow of Belle's ballgown? Only on display and the packaging, not in the polish. The polish called Belle of the Ball is pink. Pink! That's not right. Belle does have a pink dress, but her ballgown is yellow. There was a yellow polish in the Frozen collection, so I know they can make Color Blast in that sort of shade. The peach for Gaston—what's that about? His skin color? A rich red like his tunic would have been a much better choice. Light teal for Maurice? Nope. That needed to be white for his hair or at the very least a warm tone like his clothing in the movie. I just can't with this collection. Nose in a Book is probably the most fitting shade; Belle does wear a blue dress while reading in the movie. As random as the other colors are for the theme, that was probably accidental.

Last display post I shared a shelf top display with the Sally Hansen Beachside Astrologer collection that I saw at KMart. This has since also shown up at CVS and Walgreens in a endcap display which also includes other products, among them six of the newer Complete Salon Manicure core colors: Hello Pretty, Orchid Me Not, Mardi Grape, Scalet Lacquer, Greenlight, and Blue Chip.

At Walgreens, I found the Sally Hansen Pearl Crush display I'd been searching for. If the Sally Hansen folks have to keep introducing new lines, and it's clear that they do, I'm glad they've at least used this same rectangular bottle sytle for a lot of the recent ones; that makes for much less chaotic Helmer drawers. There are eight shades of pearly glitters here: Oy-ster It Up, She Sells, Lady Crab, Rainbow Fish, Shell & Tell, Mer-mint, Silver Scallop, and Clam Digger.

Also from Sally Hansen, I saw a Color Xpression display with new shades of Xtreme Wear plus new Big Kwik Dry Top Coat. I spotted these first at Walgreens and later at CVS (where the display had a black base). Left to right: Bare Hug, La Vida Polka, Sun Spots, Dabbler, Green Thumb, Pin-k Point, Royal Hue, and Orchid Around.

I've pretty much stopped going to Walmart because it's generally a wasted trip what with the random way the stores are stocked and the huge mess the beauty section often devolves into thanks to feral customers, but I did stop into one the other day since it was right on my way to somewhere else. I found the Salon Perfect Neon Pop display. It was picked over and all the limited edition colors were gone, but I did appreciate that there were two solid pieces of advice printed on the display: "Neons dry matte—use top coat for a glossy look" and "Apply a white base coat for even brighter neons". True and true.

In my last display post, I shared a SinfulColors Spring Fever display at Meijer that had some of the spring toppers as well as the summer Graffiti Bomb and Piñata Blast ones in among a jumble of other colors. At a different Meijer recently, I saw a similar assortment of shades with a Street Fusion display card. It was something of a mess, and I just walked away after a quick snap and scan rather than trying to figure out if there was anything new in there since I already had all the toppers.

I found a much better organized SinfulColors sidekick at Walgreens. This was called Street Fusion: Tokyo Lights, but had a different product assortment from the shelf top display with the same name I saw at Rite Aid a while back, including some new polish colors. Top row: 24/7, Decadent, Ruby Ruby, Decadent, Keira Blue (new, x2), Pink Ansen (new, x2). Second row: Bright Lucite (new, x2), Mint Tropics (new, x2), Fuji Fuji (new, x2), Mamasita (new, x2, seen in other displays too). Third row: Rise & Shine, Hazard, Sky Tree (new, x2), Jolt (x2), Lavender (x2). Fourth row: Pink Happy Thoughts (x2), Baila Baila (new, x2, seen in other displays too), Vacation Time (with empty slot next to it, maybe should also be Vacation Time?), Pride, clear Coat. Bottom row: Fierce Fiesta (new, x2, seen in other displays too), Curry Up (x2), Cherry Blossom (new, x2), Otaku Anime (new, x2).

When I did my last display post, I was concerned I'd already missed the Studio M summer display due to some random bottles that were sitting on an endcap at my Meijer store. I hadn't missed it (though I still don't know where those two endcap colors came from, as they're not in this display). The Colors That Pop display has the usual assortment of core colors, repromotes, and shades never seen before in a Studio M bottle (though most are familiar from the Color Club brand, which shares a corporate parent with Studio M). Top row: Blue Lagoon (new), Lust, Purple Crush (new), Neon Glow (new), Hot Zone, Volcanic, Girl's Night Out (new), Paradise (new). Second row: Power Pink, Neon Pink, All That Razz, Glitter Twinkle, Bright Night, Lightening Blue, Age of Aquarius, Energy Star. Third row: Sparkle and Soar, Orange Sunset, Orange Hot, Psychedelic Scene, Neon Caution, Lemon Drop (new), Jade, Neon Greenlight. Fourth row: Youthquake, Lovin' It, East Austin, Perfectly Pink, Hot Zone, Wing Fling, Peace Out Purple, Grape Escape. Fifth row: Neon Greenlight, Glitter Envy, Abyss, Glitter Outer Space, Blue Funk, Blue Lagoon (new), Lust, Purple Crush (new). Sixth row: Wham Pow, Glitter Solar, Jackie Oh, Neon Pink, Infusion, Glitter Astral, Vintage Vamp, Frenzy. Seventh row: Neon Caution, Glitter Envy, Energy Star, Blue-ming, Evolution, Total Wow, Blue Funk, Grape Escape. Eigth row: Orange Hot, Lovin' It, Paradise (new), East Austin, Girl's Night Out (new), Power Pink, All That Razz, Punked. Bottom row: Perfectly Pink, Neon Pink, Neon Glow (new), Power Pack, Wicker Park, Frenzy, Total Wow, Lightening Blue.

Ulta had an adorable set of Ulta brand mini polishes in bright summer colors packaged in a little clear-sided paint can. I have had this in my hands on a couple of occasions but so far have managed to put it back down, telling myself surely I have cremes in these colors already.

Things I am looking for for my next display post: Sally Hansen Instant Ombre glitters (which have already annoyed me with that name but which I will undoubtedly buy anyway) and the still elusive shelf top SinfulColors display with the Piñata Blast glitters. I have seen photos of these so I know they exist, they just haven't turned up anywhere I've been yet.


  1. *twitches* No matter how much polish I have, I always feel like I could have more... hehehehe

  2. Oh so many pretty summer and spring colors <3

  3. *thump/thud* << the sound of me falling off my no-buy....

  4. Ooh, looking forward to running across the Sally Hansen Pearl Crush polishes!

  5. So many pretties I want! :-D

  6. Love these posts! I'll have to stop by Rite Aide to see about those new Bonita polishes :)


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.