The Apocalypse of Color collection consists of two textured polishes, one glitter topper, two glitter packed crellies, and a glow in the dark top coat. The colors really are appropriate for Halloween, and some of them might even scare you a bit! Let's have a look:
But Of Corpse is a super unique textured green polish with black microglitters. I almost didn't know what to make of this polish when I first saw it, but I decided it's awesome! It reminds me of Frankenstein's monster. I should note that this polish did react slightly with my base coat, and it cracked on the first coat, but it smoothed out with the next coat. (Although it might have just been the particular brand of base coat I used, Rejuvacote, because I spoke to a couple other bloggers and they said they had no problems with base coat!) Shown above is three coats without top coat - it was opaque in two, but I added a third thin one to cover up any cracking issues.
Next is I Love Your Guts, a pink-red textured polish with black microglitters, the sister to But Of Corpse. Again, I think this color is super unique and I loved it. I decided to skip the base coat for this swatch, and there was no cracking this time! Shown above is two easy coats without top coat.
Rest in Pieces is the glitter topper of this collection, and it features some orange and brown holographic hex and bar glitters, as well as small black hex glitters. I was pleasantly surprised with this topper, as I am not usually a fan of bar glitters, but this one applied perfectly - no placing or dabbing required, I just painted it on like a normal polish - without any effort! It reminds me of a hayride, and I love it paired over brown. Shown above is one easy coat over Zoya Emilia, with top coat.
Don't Let the Dead Bite is a unique soft nude crelly packed with metallic pink hexes in various sizes. This is one of the polishes that really surprised me from China Glaze! I've never seen a mainstream polish like this, and I love that they aren't afraid to "go there" - doesn't this totally look like brains to you? What a cool concept for a nail polish! Shown above is two easy coats with top coat.
Getting to Gnaw You is probably the most Halloween appropriate of the entire collection, a black fully opaque crelly filled with mini metallic orange hex glitters. This one is a classic, and a must have, especially if you want to get into the Halloween spirit without having a crazy color or design on your nails. Shown above is two easy coats and top coat.
And finally, we have the re-released Ghoulish Glow top coat, which can make any polish glow in the dark! This the first glow in the dark polish I ever owned (when I purchased it a couple years ago!) and it's still the brightest glow in the dark polish I've ever used! I always do funky designs with this glowing top coat to give people a good scare in the dark. It's so easy to charge, too - I find that some glow in the dark polishes take minutes or even hours to charge, but this one hardly needs any time before it's got that eerie glow. I paired it over 100% Pure Seafoam, because I wanted my nails to match the color in the bottle (but if you layer it over white, it'll look white, etc). It does dry to a slightly matte finish, but one quick coat of top coat fixed that up perfectly.
And I couldn't review this without trying to get a good glow in the dark shot!
Can you believe how much that bottle was glowing?! It was practically like holding a flashlight. My nails did look a bit brighter in real life, but I am no expert at taking photos in the dark, so please forgive the amateur photography!
Overall, I am really digging this collection! I honestly don't think I can pick a favorite, since they are all so cool and bring something unique to the table, and I am pleasantly surprised to say that I really like all of them.
These polishes are all available from HB Beauty Bar for $3.95 USD per bottle, and you can get an additional 15% off with the code POLISHCHALLENGE at checkout!
What do you think of this collection? Would you rock any of these for Halloween?!
These polishes were provided for my honest review.