Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Xtreme Wears, Fall 2010

Man I love Xtreme Wears. I get very excited for new displays. I love the colors, I love the brush, I love the colors.... just all good.

Purple Gala - Man I love this. I wore it for 5 days which for me is a loooong time. It is a purple base that is foily in finish with metallic gold flakes adding to the depth, and foil look. I love it. It looks very similar to Hard Candy - Mr. Wrong, but they are not dupes. I did a comparison:

Index and Ring: Mr. Wrong and Middle and Pinky: Purple Gala
It looks to me like Mr. Wrong is more grayed of a purple. In the swatch it also looks like it has more gold in it. But I like Purple Gala for a few reasons:
- I like the base color better
- I like the formula better. Purple Gala is 2 coats and Mr. Wrong is 3.
- Purple Gala is cheaper and has a bigger bottle
- Purple Gala is more accessible: Hard Candy is only at Wal-Mart.

Purple Fiesta - At first glance I thought there was more of a fiesta happening here. In the bottle it sure looks more exciting. All the holo glitter and holo bar glitter. But on the nail it got lost. Until I came up with an idea. I did three thin, thin coats instead of two coats. Then the glitter comes through more, and more layers gives you more glitter! I love the base color of this. This swatch is top coat-less so it would look a lot cooler with a smooth finish.

- This doesn't look much like concrete, unless concrete is purple? This is a grayed out purple creme. A "gravender", if you will. I love this. This is two coats.

Plum Burst - Oooh! How pretty. This is a bold, magenta-purple creme. It is very pretty and exciting! It may not be terribly unique, but I like it. This is 2 coats.

Mystic Lilac - This is a recent nail junkie favorite. I like it myself! It is a very gray lavender that has lots of super shiny, emerald green shimmer. The formula is thin on this, but it's a good thing because it lets the shimmer shine through. This is 3 coats.

These new Xtremes are on a new display in drugstores now and they retail for $2.99

What do you think?


  1. I think these are MEGA. Moreover I think it STINKS that we in the UK typically pay far more for smaller bottles of polish that aren't very interesting and there's no way most of us can stroll into a shop and actually buy anything even remotely cool.
    Bah humbug!

  2. I think these colours are beautiful! Although i have n ot seen them in stores here yet

  3. Plum Burst is so pretty! I can't get enough Purple!

  4. I bought Mystic Lilac before I heard of the hype... love it! Debated Purple Fiesta, Concrete and the blue one with bar glitter... probably won't get them. I have so many :D

  5. "Gravender" - awesome way to put it!! I haven't seen a display of the new Xtremes yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can find them soon. I want Fiesta!

  6. I have mystic Lilac too; it's great!
    Awesome swatches Elaine. :)

  7. I got my Purple Gala @ Waltmart for $1.99 :3

  8. Great swatches! I can't wait to see a display of these.

  9. I love Mystic Lilac! I have a few of these but Mystic Lilac was all gone. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

  10. I bought Plum Burst along with 3 other Sally Hansen, they were BOGO! I loved it, and it lasted so long. I only changed it because it had grown out. no chips!

  11. They look great. I didn't like the one with bits on it, but the rest is awesome.

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