Friday, October 23, 2015

September and October Displays

When I published my last display post at the end of August, I had every intention of not letting too much time pass before my next one. Yeah, right. It's been nearly two months. And unfortunately it's not like I've been making my rounds and taking display pics and just not posting them; I've been slacking on the display hunting as well. I know there are ones I've missed, and you'll see that some I came upon way late, long after they were picked over. I wish I could promise to do better, but my schedule continues to be unpredictable with demands on my time that prevent me from wallowing in my love of nail polish the way I'd hoped to when I stopped working. I know, I know—very much first world problems over here. Enough of my blathering; on to the displays!

Rite Aid had a four-polish Bonita Nail-o-ween set with nail stickers.

Bonita Tickled Pink looks more like a spring collection to me, but it just showed up at Rite Aid. Left to right: Tulips Wonder, Blooming Orchig, Summer Punch, Tickled Pink, Cherry Blossom, Deep in Love.

Another display for the Bonita Gel-On line appeared at Rite Aid. Six shades here: One and Only, Tech Savvy, Feelin' Lucky, Hollywood High-Rise, Purple Craze, Bleau Bar. (Yeah, the display says "bleau", not "bleu".)

The limited edition Allure & Butter London colors were displayed on the top of the Butter end cap at Ulta: I'm on the List, Disco Nap, Nude Stilettos, Statement Piece, It's Vintage, Lust or Must, Violet's Revenge, The Sweet Spot, So Major, and Front Row (the last four only in duo kits).

The China Glaze Ghouls' Night Out display for Halloween was pretty sparsely populated by the time I saw it at Sally Beauty. I'm sure other bloggers have thoroughly covered these by now.

Way back when I was still on vacation in Idaho, I spotted the Essence Love & Sound display at Fred Meyer. Knowing I'll have access to Essence when I move somewhat makes up for no longer having Meijer and Five Below stores like I do here in Michigan. This display has four "desert matt" polishes (a fine textured matte finish): Blue-chella, Glastonberry, Make Life a Festival, and Feel the Vibe. I was so very very tempted to scoop these up, but mindful of the eleven Helmers plus overflow at home, I resisted.

Halloween means a variety of Fantasy Makers displays at various stores. Here's one from Rite Aid:

The tombstone polishes this year are Glo' Money Glo' Problems (glow in the dark), Bloody Marie (red), Whiteout (white), Black as Knight (black).

Nail applique stickers (from another display configuration that had all four designs): Queen of the Dead (skulls and flowers), Snow Queen (snowflakes), Egyptian Queen (crocodile), Window Queen (spiders and webs).

FingerPaints did a collection of minis for Halloween, only two shades of which were left by the time I spotted them at Sally Beauty: Candy Corn and Under Your Spell.

Some Walgreens got the Halloween collection of Incoco nail polish strips: Witching Hour (orange/black), Ghoul Friends (skulls/flowers), Mischief Makers (jack o' lanterns), Wicked Web (spider webs), Going Batty (purple/black), and Spooktacular (ghosts).

The L'Oreal Chateau Royal collection doesn't look especially autumnal to me, but here it is: Vineyard Blush, Wine Spritzer, High Spirits, Pinot Purple, Wicked Wine, Sangria Splash, and Pass the Vino.

I saw Orly In the Mix at Sally Beauty. Six shades here, best viewed on the swatch rectangle, as the display hides half of them: Freestyle, Electropop, Turn It Up, Off Beat, Indie, Midnight Show.


There is another Orly Color Blast Disney collection at Walgreens, this time for Villains: Ursula, the Evil Queen, and Maleficent. As with previous collections, these all look like Orly shades rebottled. Ursula is on the left; I think it's very unfortunate that there is no purple here. Single bottles on top are Fathons Below and Sinister Sea Witch; duos in front are Flotsam and Jetsam (something I didn't get the name of with Power Hungry) and Poor Unfortunate Souls (Sign the Scrolls with Have We Got a Deal. Evil Queen in the middle gets individual bottles of Take a Bite and Queen's Crown with duos Royalty (Bring Me Her Heart with Magic Mirror) and Magic Spell (Extreme Vanity with Sleeping Death). Maleficent on the right has bottles of Diablo and Mistress of All Evil and duos Dragon's Wrath (Univited Guest with Cast My Spell) and Evil Sorceress (Touch the Spindle with Ageless Sleep).

Rite Aid once again had the Phantom Frights Halloween displays, including the pumpkins (ridged bottles again; Meijer never got these this year that I saw). All of the shades looked like things I'd seen before; I think this is the first year in a long while that I bought no new pumpkins.

It feels like it's been a while since I saw something new from Revlon, so I was happy to spot the Fiery Temptress display with two nail colors: Untamed and Uninhibited.

Sally Hansen has eight limited edition shades of Xtreme wear in the Fall into Color display: Femme Feather, Heritage Red, Out for Oxblood, Fall Flare, Strike Gold, Hard Cider, Boho Blue, and Gypsy Jade.

There are six LE Insta Dri shades in the Mani in a Minute display: Misty Rose, Mauvelous, Wicked Wine (two slots), Wild Iris, Cerise Spark (two slots), Emerald Express. (There is another Mani in a Minute display with additional Insta Dri colors, none LE, and nail art supplies; you may run into that at CVS).

There are also fifteen limited edition colors of Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in the Runway Collection display for New York Fashion Week Fall 2015. Front row: Gold Glass, Yummy Yam, Winter Sky, Beige Glass, Rose Glass. Middle row: The Last Adventure, Maasai Red, Candied Apple, Leaf Peeper, Violet Glass. Back row: Clean Slate, Lady T, Midnight Affair, Spring Moss, Rendez-nonoo.

As per usual, SinfulColors has a bunch of stuff out. The Oh Snap collection is described as "runway colors with vintage flair". Left to right: Rose Dust (repromote), Plum Luck (new), Ink Positive (new), No Filter (new), 24/7 (times 2; one of these slots should be Retro Rosie, a new shade, and the other should be Clear Top Coat, but apparently this store ran out of those and stocked with excess 24/7), Purple Haze (new), Antique Your Interest (new).

In all the Walgreens I hit up looking for one, I never saw a complete display of SinfulColors Truly Madly Sparkly. This one below was the closest. Left to right: Starlet Fever (new), Sinfl Sunrise (new, but belongs to 3D Glitter collection, which I never found the display for anywhere; this slot should be filled with Let Me Go, a core shade), Teal Midnight (new), Interstellar (new), Snow and Teal (new), Hit the Dance Glow (new), Palm Breezy, Just Glisten (new).

There's a variety of Halloween displays from SinfulColors. Rite Aid had Dressed to Kill. Left to right: Glow in the Dark, Splatter Spell, Courtney Orange, Starry Night, Ruby Ruby, Let's Talk, Glow in the Dark, Clear Coat. These are all either repromotes or core colors.

Meijer had a gigantic Dressed to Kill display with a different assortment of colors. Left to right: Happy Ending, Black on Black, Let's Talk, Courtney Orange, Snow Me White, Glow in the Dark (whole center section), GoGo Girl, Copper Pot, Starry Night, Skele-bration (new), Splatter Spell, Aubergine.

Walgreens has You Glow Girl, either in the corner cap as seen below or in a sidekick. The new colors here are Skele-bration and Go Batty, a sky blue glow in the dark with shaped glitter. The others all looked to be core or repromotes. The corner cap has glow in the dark nail stickers but the sidekick I saw did not. (There were other full nail stickers in a Target display I saw online but not in person).

Wet 'n' Wild Here's to the Wild Ones has six MegaLast limited edition shades, most of which look very very similar to LE shades from prior years. Left to right: Thrift Shopaholic, Gettin' Inked, Stop and Mel-the-Roses, Pop-Up Bluetique, I Moss Have It, and Keep Vinyl Alive.

There are some limited edition shades in the top section of the Whim display at Ulta. Left to right: Tall Dark & Rich, Cable Knit, Press Tour, Faux Real, Statement Maker, th-INK, Midnight Mischief, Fallen Sunset, Crackling Embers, #Trending.

Ulta has been keeping pretty timely with their Zoya stocks lately. Focus & Flair for fall was there at the end of summer. Top row: Tris, Cinnamon, Aggie, Ember, Giada, Estelle. Bottom row: Charli, Desiree, Hannah, Janelle, Lidia, Sia. You can see I'm off my game here: I didn't even notice several of the bottles were wrong way round until I pulled this pic up to crop and watermark it.

Zoya Naked Manicure popped up at Ulta before I'd really seen much about it online. Top: Pink (to brighten; no surprise it's sold out as muggles love pink), Buff (to warm), Nude (to soften), Mauve (to deepen), Lavender (to correct yellow), White (to correct free edge). Bottom: Naked Base, Satin Seal Topcoat, Glossy Seal Topcoat.

And of course, since Christmas starts earlier and earlier, I've already seen some winter holiday displays, but I just don't want to encourage that sort of thing, so will save those to post after Halloween.


  1. Ohhhh the new Bonita Gel On colors are pretty!!

  2. I wonder if it's possible to die from polish-wanting. I hope not.... *whimpers*

  3. how any pretty & interesting displays here dear Karen! I'd like to try something from all of them !!! :D

  4. Ohhh... to be able to go to a store and just buy Zoya or Sally Hansen... *wonders if the availability of nail polish is a good reason to emigrate*

  5. So many beauties - and I especially love the Halloween displays, they are fun!

  6. As I wrote hundreds of times, I love this kind of post! The Halloween displays left me speechless! =)

  7. Thank you so much for taking the time to actually write the names of the polishes. It makes it so much easier to put them on the wish list :)

  8. Halloween nail p[olishes are so cute! :)


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