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?

6 comments:

  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.

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

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  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. :/

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  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?

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  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.

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

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