Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Red Dog Designs Spooky Treats!

I am very excited to share this post with you!  It's the new Red Dog Designs Spooky Treats Collection and they are all really awesome!  Some are very Halloween-ish, others are going to be wearable all year round so that means you can reminisce about Halloween next summer!  The other great news is that these are available NOW so you  can pick these up for your Halloween themed manis today!  I'm sure you know I am a big fan of Red Dog Designs and I have to say this is my favorite collection that Gina has release yet.  You don't want to miss out on these, trust me.  You can purchase them at the shop and can follow Red Dog Designs on Facebook and Instagram (reddogdesigns).  Now let's look at pictures shall we?

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Up first is Dead Man's Party.  Gina describes this as "white skull glitters, with various sized hex and square glitters in neon shades of pink, blue, green, orange and black, sprinkled with micro holo glitter in a clear base."  It's bright, it's fun and with the skulls it's perfectly fitting for a punky little princess!  I used 2 coats of DMP over 2 coats of Zoya Rocky.  I got plenty of glitter out with each brush dip.  The skulls came out easily on their own and I only moved them around on my nail a tad to keep them spaced evenly.  No issues to report with application or formula.  I have an accent nail of Red Dog Designs Caribbean Keys (neon blue texture).  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat on all but the accent nail.  



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This lovely bad a$$ polish is Bad to the Bone.  It's full of "hot pink holo skull glitters, with various sized hex, square and dot glitters in purple, black holo, purple holo, and gun metal, sprinkled with micro holo glitter in a clear base."  I loved the holo hot pink skulls!  They are so shiny and fun!  Another perfect polish for some added flare to say a pirate costume.  I used 2-3 coats of BTTB and had a good amount of glitter come out with each brush dip.  I did use Gina's awesome new tool (paperclip) to pull out some skulls - but I know the mini bottles don't play well with shaped glitter.  Application and formula were great!  I have BTTB over a gradient of Bettina Daydream and OPI Funky Dunky.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  



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The third polish rounding out the skull glitter contribution to the collection is Skeletini.  Skeletini is made up of "pink skull glitter, with various sized hex and shredded glitters in dark pastel shades of pink, yellow, green, purple and black, sprinkled with micro holo glitter in clear base."  I loved how this one was "different."  The matte pastel colors make it a fun polish that can be worn now and in the spring time!  Skull glitters for every season!  I used 2 coats of Skeletini over 2 coats of Essie Bikini So Teeny.  Skeletini is a lighter dose of glitter so use more layers if you want more glitter on your nails.  The application and formula on this were great.  The skulls came out all on their own and no problems to report.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat. 



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The Haunting Hour is one of my favorites.  It's gorgeous.  Like really, truly gorgeous.  It will look fantastic over so many base colors but I chose a deep and inky blurple to represent the night sky.  The Haunting Hour is "various sized hex and square glitters in a mix of black, gun metal, orange and silver holo, including silver holo moons and stars, sprinkled with micro holo glitter in a clear base."  I had loads of stars and moons come out (along with all the other glitter).  Application and formula were flawless.  I have on 2 coats of The Haunting Hour over 1 coat of Wet N Wild Toxic Apple.  I used 1 layer of topcoat to finish.  



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Moving right along to Pumpkin Toss.  Love it!  Love the colors, love the pumpkin glitters!  But be warned, the pumpkin glitters are a larger sized shaped glitter than most are used to and they will likely stick off your nails.  This didn't bother me because they are so gosh darn cute!  Pumpkin toss is "various sized hex and square glitters in a mix of golds, yellows, oranges and browns, sprinkled with gold and orange micro holo in a clear base."  Here I used 2 coats of Pumpkin Toss over a gradient of Milani Almond Bliss and Bettina Epic.  I did use the pumpkins from the included baggie of extra glitter and placed them on my nails (all orders come with a bag of orange and black pumpkins to decorate with).  This also didn't bug me because I was able to place pumpkins exactly where I wanted them.  Formula and application were great.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat.  



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Up next we have Frank N. Stein - surprise favorite for me!  I have had no luck at all with glow in the dark polish.  So I was cautiously optimistic that I'd get this one to work for me.  I am so happy to report that I did get it to glow and was actually successful at catching it in some pictures!  Big step for me as a blogger!  YAY!  Frank N. Stein is full of "various hex and square glitters in purples, black, holo purple, holo black, sprinkled with micro holo glitter, with gold shimmer in a green jelly base."  I loved this one.  So much more than I'd expected.  The lime green jelly base was great!  The gold shimmer is gorgeous!  The purple glitters add just the right touch.  And then it glows like a mutha.  I used 4 coats to get almost opaque coverage and the formula and application were really nice.  Easy to work with and good glitter payoff.  It does dry a touch gritty because of the glow in the dark pigment.  1 layer of topcoat smooths things up nicely.  



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Finally we have Corn Maze.  Gina knows I love my yellow glitter!  Probably more than anyone else, but just look at this beauty!  How could you not want to take it home?  Corn maze is full of "various sized hex and square glitters in shades of gold, yellows, holo gold, and browns, sprinkled with micro holo glitter in a clear base."   This baby is so blingy it's almost blinding.  I could totally see this as a great polish for a super hero costume!  I used 2 coats of Corn Maze over 2 coats of Wet N Wild Lethal Injection.  I love how the yellow and gold play off the deep berry color.  So much glitter came out with each brush dip - this is definitely not a sparse glitter!  Great formula and application with no problems to discuss.  I finished with 1 layer of topcoat. 



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*some of this polish was provided for my honest opinion and review

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