Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful: Holiday/Winter Nail Polish Haul/Shots from Sally's including China Glaze Winter 2012 & Color Club Winter Affair 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Holiday/Winter Nail Polish Haul/Shots from Sally's including China Glaze Winter 2012 & Color Club Winter Affair 2012

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For nail bloggers, November 'Tis the Season. Last night, I stopped by my Sally's  anticipating being able to pick up almost all of the China Glaze Winter 2012 polishes...but apparently they put them out super early. Boo. They didn't even have the gift sets I went in expecting to arrive available. Rude! Still, I managed to nab the 2 glitters I wanted (although I had to buy one in a set & she had to dig in the back for the other...they didn't even have any singles available!) so that is what really matters right? Glitter? Indeed.


I also managed to snag the Color Club mini set of holiday shades labeled Winter Affair 2012. I'm happy to get these in smaller sizes because I don't think they are super original color-wise but they ARE all scented except for the flakie! Yes, the flakie is a dupe for MANY of the other flakies I already own. Do I own too many? Don't care. So shiny. Don't judge me.

To see the bottle shots from the China Glaze official press release I posted, just click here. These aren't the most color accurate but neither are mine. I just wanted to get them up ASAP! I'll do accurate & pretty swatches soon.
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With Love

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Pizzazz

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Cranberry Splash

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Glitter All the Way
(bought as a single)

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Fairy Dust
I wanted to add that I also picked up China Glaze's Fairy Dust. I know I own(ed?) this but somehow it disappeared. Likely I loaned it out & it got jacked. I picked up a new bottle because it is perfect for the holidays & makes any shade holo-rific. This is part of the core collection of shades.

Now the Color Club Winter Affair mini set I picked up. I never have Color Club at my Sally's so I was happy to pop in & snatch up the last set. I pretty much have nowhere to buy Color Club (except that freak time I found a bunch of them at my Walgreens for only 99 cents each!) so I hope they are branching out?

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Snow-Flakes

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Berry and Bright
 
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Gift of Sparkle
Let's talk about Gift of Sparkle for a moment. Apparently, there are at least 2 versions of this floating around. I have been told THIS is the original...then they reformulated it & it is a purple glitter. It is confusing & silly right...next time Color Club...just change the name?

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Ho-Ho-Holly

I did a quick swatch of each of the scented shades & decided on scents spur of the moment. Berry and Bright smells like berries to me...as expected. Gift of Sparkle (the blue that has all kins of name issues) smells kind of like vanilla & baking? Ho-Ho-Holly smells like men's cologne so I imagine they tried to make it smell like trees? Either way, I approve of scented polishes in general. I figure if you don't like them & prefer nail polish scent you can slap on a top coat.

So there is my haulage, not bad right? I know I'll be doing some comparison posts soon but if you see any in particular you want to see just give me a shout & I'll do my best to help you out! Which shades are you lusting after?
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