China Glaze’s Unpredictable Looks Like Monster Snot

There are some polishes that just make you think of Halloween even if they are not intended to be for the Fall holiday. China Glaze’s ‘Unpredictable’ from the Bohemian collection, earlier this summer, is exactly one of those…

‘Unpredictable’ is a fancy duochrome of green and gold. But, I see blue and teal in this as well…

It’s complex enough to be some sort of monster color. Or, monster mucus. Like those Mucinex phlegm commercials. If you think about it, they are making cartoons of loogies! Eewww. I’m going back to talk about nail polish!!!

‘Unpredictable’ was just a little fussy to apply. I have on 3 coats. However, the first and second coats wanted to be patchy. So, I did the third coat a bit thicker to even that out…

I liked that the polish didn’t take on a streaky look. Sometimes duochromes will do that. I finished this manicure off with Famous Names’ Lumos top coat (my very, very favorite top coat).

If you are going to be a swamp monster or an alien for Halloween, I would recommend China Glaze’s ‘Unpredictable’ to finish the costume. And, no one will have to hand you a tissue to wipe your snot from your nails.

 

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L’Oreal’s The Enchanted Queen Collection: The Temptress’ Touch Nail Polish

Many cosmetics that come out around Halloween are not blatantly said to be for that holiday. This L’Oreal polish is one of those…

This is from L’Oreal’s Runway series and is from The Enchanted Queen collection. Even the name of this polish is wicked: ‘The Temptress’ Touch’. She’s just the slightest bit of a duochrome. Enough to mesmerize you…

I wouldn’t have dreamt that a lime green polish that morphed into a gold shimmer would be so delicious…

If you like nails that get attention, ‘The Temptress’ Touch’ is the one you want to get. I must have had 3 different people ask me about my nails the day I wore this. I have on three coats and a top coat of Color Club’s Eco Chic. Wonderfully smooth, I didn’t have an ounce of issues applying this L’Oreal Fall color.

I had tip wear, after two days, on my middle finger but that comes from my work. And, even if L’Oreal didn’t say this was a Halloween collection, ‘The Temptress’ Touch’ debuts at just the right time for it.

Lustre Shine Collection by Sally Hansen

The new Sally Hansen Lustre Shin polishes were ones I knew I’d have to have. These are excellent examples of duochrome and multichrome polishes.  I saw them on PR releases, even though the pictures were actually computer renditions, I, still, sort of knew they’d be special.

I think I’m right…

I kept it to 4 out of the 6 in the collection. The first swatch, the glitter teal, is NOT part of this collection (sorry!). The orange is Lava, then Scarab, Plume and Moonstone.

As a beauty blogger, my stash of nail polishes grows by leaps and bounds. And I have a considerable amount of unswatched polishes. Even though it can be tough, I’m working on only purchasing those that are not duplicates of something I already own.

And then, I think the price of $8.50 is steep for any Sally Hansen polish. I did have $1 off coupons and that helps. However, I think these shades are awesome; don’t get me wrong. My expectations are that drugstore polishes shouldn’t be more than $7.00.

Regardless, I spent the money and, am happy to have these to add to my hoards collection.

It’s not unusual for the first coat of nail polishes to be thin. And these were, definitely, no exception. I’ve learned not to cause myself alarm thinking I’ve wasted my money on crappy polishes.The swatches, below, are all 3 coats and no top coat.

This is ‘Lava’, a blazingly brilliant orange with a flash of copper…

‘Plume’ is my favorite of the group. I do have several polishes that are so similar to this. Yet, I can’t resist the bronze and green flashes that remind me of a dragonfly’s eye…

Here is ‘Scarab’. I think ‘Plume’ should be named ‘Scarab’ and, vice versa…

And, my second favorite, ‘Moonstone’ that is anything but just a white polish…

I used to have a Toyota Celica this color!

Any way you turn these polishes, there is complexity to the shades as the light plays on them. The shades do work with transitioning into Fall and, the jewel-tones that this season is known for.

Do you have a favorite one? Or, could you not decide and get them all?