Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review & Swatches - Runts Candy Scented Nail Polish

Hey guys!

I was out shopping today hoping to find the new OPI Katy Perry and China Glaze Anchors Away Collections but neither is available here yet. So, I decided to stop into Winners and see what they had to offer.
I actually ended up finding something a little unexpected - a bin full of assorted candy scented nail polish sets. There was Nerds, Runts, Laffy Taffy, Sweet Tarts and another one that escapes my mind right now. They were pretty inexpensive so I picked up the Nerds and Runts sets.

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Keep reading to see swatches and read the review!


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Strawberry

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Orange

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Banana

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Green Apple

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Blue Raspberry

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Grape

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Strawberry, Orange, Banana, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, Grape

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Strawberry, Orange, Banana

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Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, Grape


Much to my surprise, the formula on these isn't too bad! It glided on smoothly and many of them were opaque in 2 coats (although I used 3 for each in my swatches). The Banana colour felt a little thicker than the others which I didn't like since the formula is already bordering on the line of just thick enough and too thick so I think the Banana one crosses that line a little. As well, a couple of them (Green Apple and Strawberry) have a tendency to look a little streaky.

In the package these appear to have a creme finish but I was pleasantly surprised to see that they actually have a very pretty frost finish!

The brush is wide enough to pick up a good amount of colour which is something I have a problem with when it comes to small nail polish bottles so that's a plus.

The whole set was $6.99 which works out to about $1.16 per bottle of polish and that's a pretty good deal.

And finally, the most exciting thing about these polishes: they smell SO good! After smelling them in the bottle I didn't think they would ever smell like candy but once dry, they really do! The smell is still evident after top coat, too. My favourite smells out of this bunch are Blue Raspberry and Green Apple while my favourite colours are Blue raspberry and Banana.

Overall, these polishes are pretty ok! I wasn't expecting much out of them but the colours are pretty and they're fun to smell. :)

What do you guys think? Have you seen these before?

12 comments:

  1. Ooh, they look really pretty! So bright and colourful - totally fabulous for summer :). It's awesome that they actually do smell nice! Can't wait to see your review of the other pack.

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  2. These look so fun!
    The only time I ever tried a scented nail polish was when I was about 8 years old. On the school bus on my way home from school. It was supposed to smell like vanilla, so I thought no one would notice. Wrong. This annoying little boy who sat behind me told the bus driver, who then took my nail polish from me. That was my first and only experience with a scented nail polish, and I was so sad. LOL!!

    But, there's a Winners near my house so I'm going to go look for these! Thanks for sharing!

    Andrée xx

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  3. These are so cute =) I usually hate the smell of nail polish but these must be nice to smell lol Raspberry & Banana look good. They're kinda unique shades

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  4. Sharon: The Nerds review should be up some time tomorrow. :)

    Straight Up Glam: Hahaha, nice story! I hope your next scented nail polsih experience goes better!

    Isabel: They are, aren't they? I really didn't think so until I actually started swatching them! I guess it just shows that you shouldn't judge a nail polish by it's bottle colour, haha.

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  5. I think they looks amazing! I love the bright colours...looks like candy and is making me hungry hahaha xx

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  6. These look so bright and eye catching! From the swatches you can tell they cover well.

    I recenlty found your blog and enjoy reading and seeing your nail designs!

    I have awarded you The Versatile Blogger award over on my blog. Pop over and check it out-
    http://sher821.blogspot.com/2011/01/award-time.html

    Thanks x

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  7. ooh kayla, i might have to pop down to winners on my break today!! haha

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  8. ive seen these sort of thing before these colors look fab im not sure it would look right though if u wonder round asking friends to sniff your fingers lmao but that said if i saw them i woiuld be totally tempted to buy them :)

    http://xcharmed-chickx.blogspot.com/

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  9. Were can I get these? They look awsome! Also were do you get your nail wheels? I wanna get some but dont know where to look. In store would be best. Love your blog!!

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  10. I got these polishes at Winners and I haven't actually seen them anywhere else. And I get my nail wheels at Sally Beauty Supply. They come in packages of 10. :)

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