Listen, I’ve just put on Braveheart so I think it’s a perfect time to catch up on some blog posts. I’ve been doing a hefty amount of swatching lately, so it’s time to put out the accompanying review posts! (As always, you can follow my Instagram to see swatches as they come out as well!) Alright, I’m trying to be less wordy since I know people just want to get right into the review, so let’s do it!
Holo Taco is truly a brand that I wish I had unlimited money so I could buy every single release, but since I don’t, every so often I’m just like SCREW IT, TREAT MYSELF, and I hit add to cart. (If you didn’t know, it’s the brand of Cristine, of SimplyNailogical fame on Instagram and YouTube. So kind of an indie, but I consider it a touch more mainstream at this point). And there was something about this one that tickled my fancy so I had to have it. There have been 2 more releases since this one, a trio of creams, and then a pastel rainbow linear collection (which hoo boy do I want that one).
This is the ‘Unicorn Dreams’ release and it features 2 creams, and adds 3 more Unicorn Skin toppers to her previous 3. I had been wanting to try the Unicorn Skins anyways, and then these 2 creams were just stunning so it got me good. This bundle is still available on the Holo Taco website for $55, or the creams (or cremes as they are called on the website) retail for $11 each and the toppers for $13 each. (If you’re not sure what a Unicorn Skin topper it, it’s explained down below near the swatches!).
We’re doing some catch up posts today! I definitely got a touch behind on some swatches that were already posted to my Instagram, but I did still want to finish them as full blog posts. HERE WE FINISH THINGS, NO MATTER HOW LATE. Also it’s my own blog, and I’m one who wants to finish up drafts because I like checking the little box off in my notebook, okay. And okay, I’m sure some people still will love to have some information about these – especially as they’re still available.
ANYWAYS, let’s look at some polishes!
Today we’re looking at two fun toppers from Sally Hansen! These are included in the Miracle Gel line – which is known to have a “gel-like finish” and last longer. Now, we all know I’m not the resource for how long a polish wears as I often have polish on my nails for like 1-2 days as a time, so to me these are always just regular polishes. They also feature a fun sprinkle-themed wrap on the handle, that you can see peeking in the swatch photos. It’s a full sticker wrap so it’ll be pretty durable on there.
These are part of a fun ‘Donut Shop’ collection that features 6 creams and the 2 toppers. I didn’t grab any of the creams, as I knew I already had the colors and I’m trying to have -some- self control, okay.
I purchased these from the Ulta website! All 6 colors, included the two toppers are all still available, so you can still pick these up if you want. They retail for $9.99 each.
My Walgreens finally got the Halloween display up! Hallelujer. I was stalking Walgreens just waiting until they did, and praise Jeebus, they finally did.
One of the girls who works at Walgreens is in my art theory class. And the other day she leaned over and said to me “I hope this isn’t creepy, but we just got a bunch of new Halloween nail polishes in. I know that’s your thing.” I’ve made it guys. She officially knows I’m nail polish crazy. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I had already found them.
This collection also includes a solid black, and solid white cream, as well as the normal glow-in-the-dark top coat that they put out every year, but I didn’t pick these up, as I didn’t feel the need to.
I have not been able to find ‘Deja Boo’ around at all (it seems to be a problem for others as well) – but if I happen to, I’ll be sure to update this post, as well as indicate in the title. Otherwise I have the other 8 shades here to show you!
Now there are 9 colors (that aren’t the plain black & white), including the famous ‘Deja Boo’ promoted as this collection, so I picked those up, although there are more companion shades in the display with it. But I have swatches and a review of the main 8, as well as one dupe shade as well at the end of the post!