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OPI Glow Out For Halloween Kit

Posted by manicuremania on October 18, 2009

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This is my prize from Sasse’s contest. I think that OPI has a nice bottle shape to begin with, and when you make them miniature…they are adorable! I just can’t get over how cute they are – basically if you miniaturize something I’m all over it. Now, the polishes. It’s a tiny bit irritating that I can’t tell which polish is which – I mean I could make educated guesses but that’s just not how I roll so I had to look it up! Anyway:

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  • Cool Ghoul – white
  • Boo-Berry – glow-in-the-dark blue
  • Jack’s Back – orange
  • Witch Way?  – black

And the cute stickers:

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And, I hope to make something awesome with this kit very soon! Thanks, Sasse!


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Rose Polish

Posted by manicuremania on October 18, 2009

I found this sitting on a random shelf in Spirit Of Halloween, one of those Halloween costume stores that takes over vacant buildings during the season. It was the only one I saw and I snapped it up!

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From the tag on the stem, I suspect that there are maybe more colors available, but I was in two different Spirit Of Halloween stores yesterday and I couldn’t find any others there or online at

Editing my post to say that I did some more searching around online and these seem to be part of the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers collection, and they seem to be  available at Walgreen’s also. I’ve only heard of two colors – Red Rose and Black Rose. Weird how they’re not labeled on the bottle and how I couldn’t find evidence of any other than the one I bought in the Halloween store!!

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This is worth buying just for the pretty pretty bottle, but the color and polish itself are both very nice also. It’s a bright, true red with lots of gold shimmer.

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While I was applying this, I thought that it would be pretty close to Ruby Pumps, but once I compared the two (below), they are completely, totally different. I also realized that my camera doesn’t like taking pictures of reds.

nn rose compareRose on top, Ruby Pumps on the bottom!

And, here are some more pictures of the gorgeous bottle!! I love this!

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Small Haul

Posted by manicuremania on October 18, 2009

I picked up some polishes this weekend!

From Sally’s:

  • sallysChina Glaze Flying Dragon
  • China Glaze Strawberry Fields
  • Orly Blue Suede
  • Nina Ultra Pro Leaf Me Alone
  • Nina Ultra Pro In A Tiff

Still didn’t manage to hit the $25 mark for the 15% off coupon next month, but I’m kinda OK with that because I think that except for basics like files and Orly basecoat, I’m kinda done with Sally’s. I mean, the selection of polishes is so very limited, and I’ve pretty much gotten the ones I really want…I think I’ll have to get the rest of the China Glazes that I’ve been wanting online. Plus, my Sally’s never seems to have the new collections that I keep hearing about other people getting in there. Like, I STILL haven’t seen Orly Pixie Dust. Also, WTF is up with the China Glaze Matte Magic? I went in there prepared to buy it but…it’s $6 for a MINI?????????? I can stick with Matte About You, thank you!

From Walmart:

  • walmartPure Ice Kiss Me Here (I adore gray polishes)
  • Pure Ice Cheatin (damn damn damn, this is a dupe)
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear In The Navy
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Deep Purple

From the Halloween Store:

  • halloweenFantasy Makers Black Magic (had planned to pass on this one, but I weakened)

I also got something else fabulous in the Halloween store, plus I recieved my awesome package from Sasse, coming in future posts!

I’ve got lots of plans for posts coming up, I just hope to be able to find the time to actually do them soon! My nails have been neglected lately. I’m also totally behind on organizing, I’ve got polishes everywhere, tried polishes mixed up with new ones, and none of the new ones have been catalogued. 😦

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