Thursday, February 11, 2010

Milani Halloween 2009 swatches


For $4.50 a pop, I'm not usually inclined to indulge in Milani polishes. I've had bad luck with them in the past (I find them pretty sheer and hard to build) but sometimes, they just look too good to pass up! My local CVS seems to run a season or two behind so I got overexcited when I saw the Milani Halloween 2009 and Welcome Back Color Collections a few weeks back... and bought a whole bunch. And ended up returning a whole bunch. (Yay CVS return policy!)

Swatches du jour will be of the Halloween collection (even though I'm not finished swatching all of the ones I have). Tomorrow, I'll have four of the Welcome Back Color collection polishes.

(I miss my longer nails already.)

Milani Fairy Tale



I did this swatch at night using a lightbox so it's harder to see how bright and sparkly the blue glitter is in this black jelly. This was three coats and a very easy three coats. These polishes are meant to be at least two coats: otherwise, the glitter has no depth. I absolutely adored this polish. It's such a simple idea but so beautiful. So worth the $4.50!

Milani Charmed





OMG. This is the PERFECT silver-glitter-in-black-jelly polish. It is absolutely chock full of silver glitter and the silver glitter just SPARKLES like nothing else. And the application was totally flawless: I had perfect control of the polish and of the brush. (Check out the gap: it's not the definition of gaply perfection but it looks like I actually did clean-up! And I did none. Ahh, I love polishes that let me be a lazybones.)

Video of Charmed

I don't expect that Enchantment or Magical will be as amazing because the glitter isn't as bright but I have high hopes for the same silky ease of application. I have no idea when I'll be able to swatch them next though... swatches really are much better when I can do them in sunlight


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6 comments:

The Glitterati said...

Ooooh. I don't usually love silver glitter in a black base, I think it can sometimes look cheap. But THAT is very pretty.

Do you happen to have Barielle's Blackened Bleu? How similar is that to Fairy Tale? I love the idea of all these blue shimmers in black jelly, but it tends to translate murkily on me. Blackened Bleu was better than ChG Blk-Bila-Bong in that respect, but still a bit lacking. Or maybe I just need to spend more time in the sun...

Jackie S. said...

Oh my god...Fairy Tale ...I just put this polish on last night and I am wearing it now, and loving it! I found a bottle at a Rite-Aid a couple weeks ago, ..so lucky I found it!

Question? What top coat did you use ?, I used Seche Vite and I have noticed some shrinkage.

laquermanic said...

Love Fairy Tale. :)

gildedangel said...

Ooo, those look so pretty!

Sasha said...

I have a few of the Milani Halloween polishes in my untried so I'll have to get them out soon.

Here's Whimsical:

http://www.manicuremommas.com/2009/09/notd-milani-whimsical.html

Crystal Polish said...

Fairy Tale is an absolutely amazing polish. I have to track it down and find it. I am in LOVE!!!!!

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