Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ULTA Bombshell

I had some extra birthday money a couple months ago and picked up some of the OPI Burlesque collection, as well as three ULTA polishes. Bombshell has been mentioned with great affection, so of course I snagged it. This is a raspberry, pink leaning, red jelly with holographic glitter. I may have to reswatch this at some point for better photos, but I'm going to be a dissenter - I don't like it. I know there's a lot of love for this polish, but I'm not feeling it. The shade of red is one I can wear, and I do love jellies - but it's prone for balding; see my pinky finger for an example. Also, the glitter is SUPER chunky, so I had to use a pile of top coat - I think I used three layers or four. It seems to suck the top coat dry. Also, I just wasn't falling head over heels for it on me. I dunno, I guess I just felt kind of "meh" when looking at it. Am I the only one?

What polishes do you not fall in love with, despite them being popular?


  1. It's pretty, but I've picked it up in Ulta and put it down a couple of times. There's something about it that just doesn't pull at me.

  2. This color is very meh to me. Its pretty but, its missing something.

  3. Even if crackle polish is all the rage right now, I can't get on the bandwagon. It just looks horribly wrong to me, like chipped polish. :/

  4. @Zara, you're probably in the same boat as I am. I almost didn't get it, but I fell into the hype!
    @MissMidnightBlue - that's how I feel too!
    @Solveig - haha, I remember when the crackles first started coming out, it was about half and half, I think there's a lot of people who don't like it! I love it, but I loved it way back when CoverGirl had them. Maybe, nostalgia?

  5. I felt the same way - it looks so fun in the bottle but on it's like... oh..well... I think I'd like the same red with a glitter-y top coat 100 times more.

  6. @DailyVarnishKatie You know, I think you're right about that, it would probably look great!


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