Swatches Galore: Hot Topic Nail Polish
Since I've been talking about Hot Topic so much latley, I figured now would be a perfect time to post all my nail polish swatches. Just a warning to ya'll - pic spam galore here. You'll probably find yourself scrolling and scrolling. Sorry Chicas.
I'm going to brief you guys real fast so you can get down to the good stuff.
Price: $2.99 or cheaper, if you can spot any on clearance. Those discount bins are seperate from the nail polishes, so check around or ask sales associate. Most colors are available at Hot Topic stores usually located in Malls and some online. You'll find more of an color selection at the actual shops.
Quality. Here's some of my descripencies I have with Hot Topic's quality. The awkward brush size and overall construction makes it a little hard to navigate on your nails. Some formulas I find rather thick and others are just fine. If you run into a thick formula, no worries. All it takes is a drop or two of thinner such as Seche thinner Restore. Guys, don't be afraid of thinner. It's, so easy.
One of my blogger friends, Scrangie also has love for Seche Restore. Click here to check out a great instructional she posted on how to repair your nail polish.
Bottom Line: I'll deal with the formula & brush because the colors are kick ass. Plain and simple!
Muted Gray - A stormy blue gray creme.
Comrad Green - A great alternative to Rescue Beauty Lounge's, No More War. Army green olive creme tht applied glossy.
Kelly Green surely speaks for itself. A great alternative for Nars Zulu and Rescue Beauty Lounge's green. A must have color for me.
Pastel Pink Iridescent - a pastel pink with blueish purple iridescent shimmer. The snapshot in the picture is accurate. Three coats to achieve bottle color.
Pastel Purple Iridescent - a pastel purple with pinkish gold iridescent shimmer. Three coats to achieve bottle color.
Bright Turquoise - a bright turquoise creme that dried to a satin like finish. You'll need a top coat if you desire a glossy finish.
Bright Purple - a bright purple creme that dries to a satin just like bright turquoise.
Dark Pink - Dark Pink Fuschia creme that applied to a satin like finish. You'll need a topcoat if you desire a glossy finish.
Midnight Purple - a purple blue creme that sways towards an "ink" colored tone. Very Vampy. Love this.
Chocolate Brown - a dark chocolate creme that applied glossy.
Silver Glitter - an opaque silver metallic foil type glitter polish.
Black Glitter - a black base loaded with silver glitter.
Red Glitter - light red based with silver and red glitter. You'll need three coats to achieve bottle color.
Turquoise Glitter - a light turquoise base with blue and silver glitter. Three coats to achieve bottle color.
Blue Iridescent - navy blue based with matching and aqua blue glitter. A must have color.
Purple Iridescent - a purple based with purple and blue glitter. Another must have color.
*New Trq/Ht Pnk Chunky - OMG Hot Topic gives birth to a Glitter this Spring! A gorgeous chunky hot pink and turquoise blue glitter. The base is clear like RBL's and takes a good three to four coats for bottle color. Well worth the hassle!
Tessi said on Jan 12th, 2009 10:24 am
I like the Kelly Green shade. There is something so stunning about a dark green polish, it tickles my fancy!
kia said on Jan 13th, 2009 4:33 am
ok steph, i ended up with blue and purple iridescence and black glitter. i wish i would have seen more glitters and the gray, greens and pastel purple iridescence =p great swatches!!! thanks so much!
Steph said on Jan 14th, 2009 9:44 am
Tessi, I'm with you. Kelly Green has to be my absolute favorite! Scrangie, Thanks girl!! You def need those two! Espically the Gray :) Kia, Aww, thanks! How do you like the purple and blue? Their stunning, aren't they?
Haley said on Jan 18th, 2009 2:38 am
Oh my. Oh need all of them..
M@DI said on Mar 16th, 2009 12:25 pm
looks like i'll be making a trip to HOT TOPIC. they're all awesome!
Lucy said on Mar 16th, 2009 12:10 pm
The grey, kelly green, bright turquoise, glitters. Oh crap, I need them all!!!!
MoLo said on Mar 24th, 2009 5:15 am
When did you get the blue iridescent? I've been to several different Hot Topics in the last month and haven't seen it :( It's not even online!
Arrianne said on Dec 16th, 2009 10:12 am
Gaah, your swatches are so great! I think they come in close behind Scrangie\'s as far as I\'m concerned. Some of the most color accurate and nice looking swatches out there.
brittney said on Feb 27th, 2011 2:34 am
I hate there nail polishes I have 3 of them i'll swap with u for them or give u them for free I hate them -.-
Mo said on Aug 22nd, 2011 8:29 am
I love their nail polish!!! It's the brightest nail polish I've managed to find, especially for the price :) Right now I have purple iridescent, green blacklight, bright purple, orange, fuschia, and bright turquoise, but every time I stop at HT I pick up a new one :P