Above: Loyalty Islands Lilac is from the 1997 South Seas Collection. It's a very light grey shimmer with beautiful, ultra-fine glitter. I used three coats trying to find some lilac color, but all I'm seeing is a light silvery grey, which I love.
Below: Van-Couvered in the Snow, from the Fall 2004 Canadian Collection, is a frosty white shimmer that has a bit of pearlescent luster to it.
Below: Alpine Snow is a white creme that although a bit on the thick side, covered nicely in 2 coats. This was originally from the 2004 Tuxedo Collection (I think--someone enlighten me to be sure!) and re-released in the 2009 Matte Collection.
Below: Not too many things make me as happy as finding black label OPI's! Or any older polish, for that matter.
How many of you 'collect' polish in addition to just enjoying it as a cosmetic item? I do, and when I find some of the older polishes--not that these are extremely hard to find, but I didn't have them, so that made them more appealing to me--it's always fun and exciting. There are a lot of things one can collect, and I really enjoy hunting down polishes and filling in some missing spaces in collections. You can not only display them, but use them in a practical manner as well. Some of my best finds have cost little to nothing (as in this case). I guess it's the thrill of the chase kind of thing, researching, knowing what to look for, coming up empty handed more times than not. But when you find something, it makes it all worth it, at least to me! I'll be posting the other shades I picked up on this expedition over the next week. I don't think I found anything that's all that newsworthy, but they're still nice additions to the family.