There's a line of Twilight-themed polishes available right now and I got the chance to swatch a few of them over the summer. First things first, I haven't read the books or seen the movies so I really don't know enough about Twilight to determine whether or not these have anything to do with it.... Teenage vampire romance just isn't my thing. *hides Blutengel CD*
All I can say is that the shade names seem sort of random/generic and don't really bring to mind vampires or werewolves or anything of that nature... But the bottles are pretty sweet and the colors are nice!
Citrus. Really pretty hot pink / pinky coral with gorgeous gold flash/shimmer. I like the gold shimmer in this a lot, reminds me a little of OPI Bright Lights, Big Color- only a pinker, more demure version.
Debutante. A pale pinky-champagne with really strong gold duochrome. I'm digging the duochrome nature of this even if it is a really soft color. It's both flashy and subtle.
Poseidon. Aqua blue creme. A little softer than something like Zoya Robin. Not quite as bright and clear as the standard sky/aqua creme.
Sugar Plums. This one is a hot dark magenta with a blue/violet duochrome flash/shimmer. The shimmer sits on top and changes colors when you move your hand.
Talon. Dark navy shimmer. Not unique but it's still pretty.
Wine and Dine. I wanna date you, baby... I wanna take you out... I wanna wine and dine you... Sorry, polish names always remind me of songs. This one looks cooler in the bottle than it does on the nail, but that's not to say it's bad on the nail. In the bottle it looks like a magical swirl of pink and silver glitter but on the nail it becomes a light pink foil. Foils are pretty cool, but I was hoping for more glitter based on the bottle!
There are a few other shades in the line, including a pretty silver holo glitter, but I didn't try any of those.
The formula on these was good. I didn't really have any issues with application, but the brushes seemed a little soft to me. Opacity was pretty good, I did three coats of all the colors here but only Debutante and Wine and Dine needed the third. Dry time was a little on the long side.
Overall, I like the colors, but they seem so familiar... The bottles are freakin' sweet. I like that big metal seal glued to the front, it makes them look all regal and official. I don't really see what these have to do with Twilight or vampires or anything like that, though... Twilight fans, any opinions?
These are available online, but I've also seen them in store at Meijer and they just so happen to be on clearance right now!
(These were sent to me for review.)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 11:28 AM