Hi all! Today I have some awesome swatches to show you. Urban Outfitters recently came out with their own line of polishes and swatches of them have been blowing up the nail blogosphere lately. I found myself drooling over quite a few colors and decided to give them a try. When I walked into UO the other day my heart literally skipped a beat. So much polish! So many awesome colors! So much shine! I walked over to the display and basically just started grabbing bottles like a crazy person. I then had a mental chat with myself and walked out of the store with four bottles. Bear in mind that I was only going in for two bottles. But hey, that's better than the eight I had in my hands.
First up is Afterhours. A beautiful scattered holo glitter with flecks of bronze, silver and gold. This is my favorite of the four. It reminds me of sand art. For the photos below I used two coats which gave me full opacity. This glitter dries gritty and is a top coat eater so I would suggest using a couple of layers of top coat for a smooth finish.
Next up is Dust. Dust is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Today Was A Fairytale. I was really impressed with the glitter coverage of Dust. I used 1.5 coats for the pics and no top coat.
Lollipop is supposed to be a dupe for DL Candy Shop. But I have to confess- I actually like it better! I don't own Candy Shop so I can't do a side by side comparison, but the glitter in Lollipop is plentiful. The sheer pink base doesn't overwhelm the multi-colored glitter so you get to see all the various shapes and colors, which I love. I used two coats for pics and top coat.
And last but not least is Mystic. I literally gasped when I saw this polish. It is a gorgeous flakie. It is also a great dupe for DL Ray of Light. The big difference between the two polishes is that Mystic's flakes are a little bigger. Which I really like. Another thing that struck me while I was drooling over this polish is that it is a pretty adequate substitution for Max Factor Fantasy Fire! Can't wait to try some awesome layering with it. I used two coats for the pics along with top coat.
I was really impressed by these polishes. The formulas are fantastic and as dupes they are awesome. They retails for $5 a bottle or 2 for $8 and are sold in stores and the Urban Outfitters website.