Pretty Polished ‘Candy Coated’ Nail Polish For Easter

Retail stores work on capitalizing on holidays the best they can. We all know that Christmas items are available right after Halloween. But this year, I was way over Easter a couple of weeks before it even got here! So, I have to say that 1) I am so over all the Easter-themed things I have seen online and in stores and 2) apparently I am lying to myself because I didn’t post this Easter-themed manicure and it was done a week before the holiday. No excuse. I wanted to share this very cute polish.

I’ll make it quick. I got this polish by Pretty Polished from a special beauty blogger and very good friend. It’s called ‘Candy Coated’…

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I used three coats with this polish and the ring and pinky have on a top coat. The polish isn’t quite matte but I wanted to see if I could make it more shiny with a top coat of Eco Chic ‘Over The Top’ from Color Club. It didn’t make any difference, though. However, I found ‘Candy Coated’ to be a perfect Easter polish because it works so well with some of the Easter candy that my friend sent along in the package…

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It took a bit of scrubbing to remove the glitter. However, I am pretty forgiving when the polish wears like iron to begin with. I’m looking to wear this Pretty Polished nail polish again next year. I’ll just make sure to do it well before my Easter holiday burn-out sets in.

Do you think that the Whooper brand malted Easter egg candies are the BEST and only ones that you’ll eat? Indeed!!

Revlon’s Bubblegum Days Urban Nights Might Be Hidden In Plain Sight; Know Where To Look

During the Holiday season, you have to keep in mind the rule of ‘Look Up!‘ That’s what I did yesterday at Walgreens and found the new display for Revlon’s Bubblegum Days Urban Nights collection…New Revlons 001 New Revlons 005That’s ‘Girly’ and ‘Heavenly’. I picked them right off the top shelf, thankyouverymuch. Seems silly to find full, new displays staged for placement on the floor when there are several displays that don’t have a lot of product left. Merchandising law says that’s a No No! And there’s your inside secret to finding new products.

I will have swatches coming, I promise. These are just too cute to tuck back into the Vanity Vault!

I Spy…Revlon PhotoReady Palettes & Sally Hansen Winter Holiday Nail Strips

Talk about a double-edged sword! As a merchandiser, I work in retail stores. Not just one but many. And, while I adore being able to find new stuff, it also makes it hard to not purchase that stuff. Today I managed to keep my pocketbook in my car.

But, I did spy some cool things. This Revlon display caught my eye and I hadn’t even started looking! I was merchandising my products, which so happen to be right by the Harmon Department at a Christmas Tree Shops…

My cell phone camera doesn’t pick up the richness of the colors. However, except for a compelling packaging, I am sure I have dupes of these shades in my hundreds of shadow palettes and mineral shadows, at home. That’s how I reason with myself to not make a purchase. I am, actually, saving up for the Makeup Show next month.

My car went by Walgreens on the way home. I had to check to see what they had that I could possibly pass up. Yes, I was torturing myself…

Good heavens! Halloween is 4 weeks away and I spied Christmas nail strips. Sigh. Well, these are cute. I’m just not ready to start wearing Winter holiday stuff yet.

The elf Disney Villain palettes have been very successful. I reviewed all three on different posts:

Cruella Palette

Evil Queen Palette

Maleficent Palette

Now I find some simply horrid candy to go along with them. There are two more female villains to menace you. Seriously, I think that is poisonous candy. Yuck!!!…

I’m still good at keeping my dollars in my pocket. But I’m chomping at the bit for the Makeup Show to get here November 3 and 4.

I Spy…Lots Of Halloween and Fall Makeup From Wet ‘n Wild, Revlon, L’Oreal

(Picture heavy and snapped with my cell phone.)

Halloween makeup has been showing up in stores for better than a week now. I usually spot them at Walgreens first. Sinful Colors got their collection out in good time…

But, I also spied another Sinful Colors for Fall…

I think there might be two new colors in this collection. However, most of them I recognized and already have.

Revlon has a cute Halloween collection with stencils…

It wouldn’t be the same if Wet ‘n Wild didn’t do their Fantasy Makers collection for Halloween. I saw two different displays. One was an endcap, which is a larger display. And the other was a smaller version, as a sidekick, which is to the side of the endcap..

L’Oreal has several of their Runway collections out. This limited edition is ‘The Enchanted Queen’…

One of Revlon’s newer collection, ‘The Shanghai’ has rich, Fall colors. Unfortunately, I like powder shadows and these awesome shadow shades are creams…

There is a new retail store in Orlando called ‘The Christmas Tree Shops’. It isn’t just Christmas stuff, though. In fact, it’s more other kinds ofstuff! Owned by Bed, Bath & Beyond’, this store has a Harmon Department as well (Harmon stores have the makeup, skincare, cosmetics, hair care, etc. department).

I found this there…

And, here is one display that should be for Christmas that has sneaked in on us…

Just a couple more things to show you. I found this at Icing’s Store (And I have a great, big UGH on this)…

But, the REAL Halloween stuff was in the CANDY aisle…

So, besides a bag of each of those candies (which I used for a giveaway at a bloggers’ meet-up), this is what I came home with…

I got the Halloween charm earrings at the Christmas Tree Shops. I will be doing a post on the 8-pan Wet n’ Wild palette soon.

What Halloween makeup have you seen? What are you getting?