Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Ulta3 Candy Couture Book of nail polish - Part 3

Continuing on with part three of my look at the Ulta3 Candy Couture Book of nail polish.  These are some of the warmer shades and have a definite Christmas feel to them.

Berry Crush - a rich and dark terracotta brick red creme.  Good opacity and smooth application.  Once thing I've noticed with these newer made in Taiwan polishes, compared to the made in PRC versions from earlier this year, is that the brushes are much softer and the formulas are thinner and easier to apply.  This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Gingerbread - an orange leaning nude.  In the box this one looks quite orange and rather dusty looking.  I was amazed now neutral it actually looked on my nails.  It's definitely a warm nude, but fills a nice gap in my nude collection. Two coats with Seche Vite.

Rock Candy - a very bright pink leaning red, or is a red leaning pink?  I'll definitely do a comparison with some other Ulta3 shades with this ones, although I do suspect it is a unique colour.  This is two coats with Seche Vite.

Liquorice - black micro beads.  I tried a bit of bead placement, made famous by Sammy the Nailasaurus when she did her silver studded version a few years ago.  Kudos to her for her perfect execution, cause I had trouble keeping the lines straight!

One of my readers commented on Sunday that the 100s and 1000s micro beads bleed with top coat.  I did actually top coat these after taking these photos, but I much preferred the look without top coat. The top coat didn't melt and bleed these black ones.

If you are looking for the Ulta3 Candy Couture book, then check the Ulta3 stockist locator. You can now also purchase Ulta3 online directly from the Heat Group, although I can't see the Candy Couture book for sale online.
One more installment tomorrow from this Candy Couture Book collection.


  1. Berry crush is a lovely shade. I don't think many companies bring out colours like that as often but they really should! It's so pretty

  2. I really like Rock Candy. It's such a pretty red!

  3. I think Gingerbread looks especially nice on you.

  4. OMG love this kit... saw it in the chemist the other day and forgot to go back to buy it so wandered in today and they had 2 left on special with 40% discount... lol so of course I had to buy them both as I will be able to share them with my son's girlfriends... :)


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