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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

New Nail Colors from Hot Topic

New Nail Shades from Hot Topic

Aren't these the best - bad ass, punk rocker nail polish bottles?  I jus luv 'em.  They speak death by lacquer!  Every few months or so when I visit the dreadful mall, Hot Topic is one of the few stores I always swing by.  It must be my inner punk rockstar screaming to come out.

Their nail polish selection always puts a smile on my face offering - bold, bright and very unique colors.  And, just as I was walking in yesterday, the SA was placing out three new shades, yippee! 

So, Hot Topic don't really have official nail polish names like OPI or China Glaze.  Actually, it's not even printed on the bottles anywhere only on the hard copy receipt.

New Hot Topic Nail colors 

Gray Muted ($2.99) has more distinct gray undertones in real life.  In fact, Saturday, China Glaze's Recyle was my NOTD and under their artificial lighting, I really thought it was an close Recycle dupe.  But, nope - come to find out it's complete different in a good way, of course.

Pastel Purple ($2.99), a lilac purple iridescent and Pastel Pink ($2.99), a "pepto bismol" pink iridescent nail polish.  Both these pastels have an iridescent base like other Hot Topic shades.

Hot Topic Nail Polish Collection 

Here's some other Hot Topic shades I've had in my collection for a while.  Silver Glitter is a nice silver that's a mix of a foil, metallic and shimmer all in one. 

As far as Hot Topic's nail polish quality - well, it's so-so.  Some finishes are perfect and others seem to have thicker consistencies.  But, no worries.  Just a quick fix with a few drops of nail polish thinner.

Tags: hot topic, nail polish, new colors, swatches

Posted by Steph at 10:05:am
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katee said on Nov 24th, 2008 10:02 am
I have never been to a Hot Topic but I am definitely feeling the need to go now.

Honey said on Dec 10th, 2008 2:34 am
I love my Hot Topic Polishes. They're a good price for when I want oddball colors that I won't wear all the time. Except for the Purple glitter, I actually wear that one pretty often. I'm going to the mall tonight, and I think I have to have Recycle. It's the first grey shade that I've seen that has a shot in hell of looking good next to my brown skin.

Steph said on Dec 10th, 2008 2:56 am
Hi Honey, Aren't they the best? Most of their colors are so unique! Make sure you check out their nail polish clearance bend they usually have superb deals! :)

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