Thursday, November 5, 2009

Claire's Rockstar & Magic

Above & Below: Claire's Rockstar shown outdoors. I used 2 coats and no top coat.
Below: Magic is such a pretty shade! 2 coats, outdoors, no top coat.

First things first...Happy Birthday to Helen from Helen & Sheenie's Nice Things Blog! I'm back to the untried's today and I'd like to share with you the extent of my Claire's polishes. I picked these up this past Spring and am just now trying them out. I'm happy to report that the wait was worthwhile, because these are much nicer than I expected. The only negative I found, is that they didn't dry quite as fast as I would have liked. I used 2 coats on each of these, and although Rockstar looks alright with 2, I think I'll use 3 the next time. Rockstar is more of a mocha or lighter brown shade, but it does have hints of purple in it as well. It's filled with small silver glitter which gives it an interesting look that adds both shine and a slight foil appearance. Magic is just that...magic. It's a plush, deep purple shimmer with both red and blue shimmer mixed in. The finish is extremely glossy and it has a glow to it. The depth of this shade and it's beauty reminded me of another purple I love, Essie's Viva La Vespa.

My Claire's doesn't have a very wide range of colors and I actually picked these up in Michigan City, IN when I went to the Cosmetics Company Outlet. After using these and being very impressed with them, I'll be on the lookout for more. For those of you that have some, I'd love to hear your color recommendations.


  1. Both of them are very beautiful ! I got Magic from Kitty and I just love it, it is definitely one of my favorites purples :-)

  2. Those are both really nice colors!

  3. Magic is a lovely purple. Love the sparkles!!

  4. magic is a stunning colour- i think my claire's doesn't even have them. i've got 2 or three polishes but they are unnamed- really strange...

  5. I haven't seen a photo of Magic that wouldn't look good. It's perfect! It looks great on you :)

  6. How pretty these two look on you. It's awful that I want everything I see. I probably have many dupes. We are bad for each other. Darn I missed Helen's birthday. I'm so far behind on these blogs. Makes me feel terrible that I miss so much going on in my friends lives. I feel you are all my best friends that understand our obsession the best. Your also the sweetest people around!

  7. Tuli~Magic is so pretty, I was mesmerized by it!

    GildedAngel~thanks! Rockstar a unique shade, but Magic is stunning :)

    Mighty Lambchop~I didn't really notice the power of the shimmer until I put it on, then WoW!

    amusedPolish~hmmm, I wonder what they are?!! I'll have to be on the lookout at other Claire's to see what they may have.

    Nihrida~thank you! It's really pretty.

    Lucy~yes, we are bad influences :) I'm so far behind too, I hate when things get too busy for me to keep up. We all share a passion for the same thing, so it's easy to feel that we know each other already, even though most of us will never meet in real life. :)