Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I, A.M....Custom Color Cosmetics: Halloween 2017 Polish

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Good morning, dear readers! I am so excited to be sharing the first Halloween polish this season on my blog today! Last year, I, A.M....Custom Color Cosmetics (IAMCCC) released "This is Halloween" as their Halloween shade; it was inspired by none other than The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie is a particular favorite of the brand creator, Ashlie, and as a fan myself, I can always get behind a Nightmare Before Christmas-themed polish! Rather than creating a 2.0 version of the original polish, Ashlie decided instead to continue on with the lyrics of the song with a new shade. Today's blog post features Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, a glorious polish topper. Let's check it out!

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
Over Kokie Cosmetics Under the Sea

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween is packed with holo glitters in silver and gold, bats, triangles, stars, large dots, neon green bats, iridescent glitters and matte black glitters in varying sizes and skulls in a shifting green to purple shimmery base. There is definitely a lot going on with this topper, and you never really know what interesting glitter shapes might come out as you are painting you nails! I used a single coat as a topper for these photos, and I did not have to dig for the couple bats that are on my nails.

Over Kokie Cosmetics Indulge

I naturally had to play with this polish over other base shades! While I still used one coat for the topper here, I did use a thicker coat, hence the more dense appearance on my ring finger in particular. If you wanted to, you could choose to wear this on its own without a base colour and reach opacity in two thicker or three thinner coats.

Over Sinful Colors Olympia

 While I did end up with one of the neon green bats in my first set of photos, the colour is really popping against the light green!

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween is such a fun glitter that is perfect to add some sparkle to your Halloween nail looks! I am happy to report that I did not have to dig for the glitters that are on my nails for these photos. While I would definitely see some larger holographic dots and triangles in the bottle, I did not have any on my brush. I couldn't see any of the skulls even when swirling around the brush in my bottles, and bats are the predominant unusual glitter shape. This was by no means a deal breaker for me, but if you want a lot of skulls in your polish, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween may not be the best choice for you.

As far as application, this polish applied easily using my usual dab and swish method that I prefer for glitter toppers. This method helps to break up and spread glitters evenly. While I did not find the polish to be too thick, it does become harder to work with as it dries if you play with it too long for application. If your goal is very precise placement of glitters, at least of the bats or other unusual shapes, you are probably better off removing the shape from the brush and using a nail tool or a toothpick for placement on the nails. The final finish is textured due to all the glitters so you will want to use a coat or two of top coat to smooth out your nails. I also would plan to use the foil method when it comes to removal to make it go faster for you. Even though they don't seem as popular as they once were, I still have a special love of glitter polishes and am happy to have this one in my collection!

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween will be launching on the I, A.M...Custom Color Cosmetics website this Friday, September 29th. It will be available in 0.35oz square bottles, and each bottle will retail for $6. It is being launched in limited quantities, so if you want to add this dazzling shade to your collection, you will want to pick up yours before it sells out!

Are you excited about Halloween, Halloween, Halloween? Would you were it as a glitter topper like I have, or would you choose to layer it on its own to opacity? What colour base do you prefer it over? I'd love to hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!


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8 comments:

  1. What a great price. It's so unusual to see anything under $9. I'd love to see the other shapes come through too. I really like it over the blue since it's more night fright that way.

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  2. Fun holo glitter with affordable price to boot!

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  3. This is such a fun polish! I love that green bat glitter.

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  4. That bat glitter is the best thing ever!

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  5. Those bats are so cute! I like it best over Olypmia.

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  6. The bats are adorable! More so as glitter on your nails than flying around my house like one was last month, haha.

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  7. Oh my! What a adorably fun polish! The bat glitters make me so happy :)

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  8. I've never heard of this brand before! I love the sparkle :)

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