Look what I got in the mail today! Collection 2000 Hot Looks polishes in BMX Bandit, Hoola Hoop, Wham and Button Moon. Yay! Thank you Kelly for getting these for me! :*
I was thrilled to see the colors in real life. And I must tell you: I was not disappointed! =)
One of the shades is a gorgeous gray creme called Wham. I immediately thought of my China Glaze Recycle and I took comparison photos, 'cause I know how much you like them. =)
Even a color blind person would see that these aren't dupes. Wham is a lot lighter than Recycle and it looks like cement. Both polishes were quite runny. Recycle needs 2-3 coats and Wham 3 coats.
Button Moon is a mint creme and it looks a lot like Oh, Tiff (if we count out the almost invisible shimmer in Tiff).
I had to apply 3 coats of Oh, Tiff and only 2 coats of Button Moon which is way more opaque. Button Moon is a winner in this competition. =)
BMX Bandit is a periwinkle creme. What kind of post would this be if I didn't compare it to ChG Secret Periwinkle? =)
As you can see, BMX Bandit is a tad darker and it's completely opaque in one coat (I applied second one anyway). China Glaze on the other hand was runny and sheer... I applied 2 coats and it could use a third one. Can't believe I'm saying this, but BMX Bandit totally kicks ChG's ass.
Last but not least, here's Hoola Hoop. The closest looking nail polish in my collection is ChG Laced Up.
Again, not dupes. I have to say I love them both, 2 coats each, both are equally opaque... Love it!
I'm really surprised how good these Collection nail polishes are. I have to admit I didn't expect them to be this cool. =) Hoola Hoop, BMX Bandit and Button Moon have great formula and opacity. I was a little disappointed in Wham, but it's a great polish nonetheless. The brush is flattened and I personally like it a lot (kind of reminds me of an OPI prowide brush, just that it's smaller and easier to handle).
If you like the colors, you should definitely give these polishes a try. I got them for 2.5 GBP (a little less than 3€) for 8mL.
Thanks for looking!