Monday, January 25, 2010

Collection 2000 - Hot Looks

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!


  1. I have 3 of these! Wham is my fave out of them :D yay for the value of Hot Looks!!

  2. Claudia (aka cmp381)January 25, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    I knew that Secret Periwinkle would look great on you!
    I love all those colors, and the tiny bottles!

  3. Great comparisons, I am starting to fall in love with Secret Peri-wink-le!

  4. Which ones do you have?

  5. Thanks! I love them too!

  6. Periwinkle is a must have! =)

  7. Evil Angel (AKA missnono)January 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    I love these colors! They look beautiful on you! Are they pigmented enough for konading?

  8. OOOO these are gorgeous and 3 for £5 currently. Gonna have to pop in and get these!!

  9. Beautiful comparisons! Love your nails :)

  10. I love them. Never heard of the brand, though. Definitely have to check them out.

  11. I like to watch comparison between polishes, especialy when person have so many gorgeus polishes like you have.

  12. Thank you! Right back at you =)

  13. Glad you like it! =)

  14. BabyD @ Polish and PowderJanuary 25, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    oh I must get these. I want CG Secret Periwinkle but can't find it anywhere, BMX bandit will do in the meantime. Thank you for posting this, I have always walked past these in Boots but I will now stop and buy some :o)

  15. I think the way you have these swatched would look pretty fantastic as a regular manicure.


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