I recently got my hands on a few of this year’s Halloween themed polishes, let’s check them out!
First up we have the So So Skullicious set from OPI which includes four mini OPI Nail Lacquers and 10 colorful water decals. I love the Day of the Dead spin OPI used on the decals instead of the normal witches, cats and bats! While none of the four colors in this set are very original, they all make a great base for the included decals. A Rose From the Dead (pink) and Hi, Pumpkin! (orange) applied flawlessly, even with the tiny OPI mini brush. Morning Glory (black) did not give me any trouble, though it did need two coats. Candlelight (yellow) was the only polish that required three coats.
I had never used water decals on my nail before, which is what I blame for my application being fairly crooked! They were very easy to apply, but dried faster than I thought they would. I look forward to using this set again! This set was sent to me for review, but I would have bought it on my own - it’s just TOO CUTE! You can pick it up now at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $12.50
Next we have the China Glaze WICKED set which includes four full size polishes: Roguish Red, Bizarre Blurple, Glitter Goblin, and Ghoulish Glow. I almost skipped this set because none of the colors seemed original in the least, but serious “Bizarre Blurple?” How AWESOME is it that the is a nail polish called Bizarre BLURPLE??? Also, I was interested in the glitter, and for some reason or another I have never owned Ghoulish Glow (which has been released by China Glaze every Halloween since forever). I loved Glitter Goblin when applied over Bizarre Blurple, it was awesome! As for Roguish Red, it practically applied itself and it will be a great alternative to an orange base for Halloween manicures. I picked this set up at Sally Beauty for $9.99.
The last two Halloween polishes I picked up this year are from the Orly Spellbound collection, which consists of three Flash Glam FX shades plus Liquid Vinyl (repromote). I don’t need another black base coat so I skipped Liquid Vinyl, and I almost picked up Monster Mash until I realized they were $7.49 each, so I just stuck with two - The Right Amount of Evil and R.I.P.
The Right Amount of Evil is an orange jelly with both holographic hex and bar glitter. I have only applied it to my nail wheels, but it applied way nicer than I thought it would! I wish I could say the same thing for R.I.P. It was a royal PITA to apply - the base wasn’t quite dark enough and the hex glitter didn’t want to lay flat! I was hoping R.I.P. would be a replacement for China Glaze Fortune Teller, which I never got my hands on, but it wasn’t. Not even close!
Have you picked up any Halloween polishes yet? Which release are you most excited about?