Friday, June 25, 2010

Blast from the Past!

Current Song: All Star- Smash Mouth

Today I wanted to share with you some of the oldest polishes I have. These are all polishes I've managed to somehow keep in my collection over the past possibly 10/11 years? I wasn't into nail polish growing up, yet they seemed to have traveled with me through my stages in life.

As I'm writing this post I'm listening to all the tunes from late 90's-early 00's to get in the spirit of things. I must admit my taste in music back then was pretty stereotypical preteen-teenage junk. There was a lot of NSYNC, Britney, Mariah Carey, and etc. I'll update you on each song I'm on while I'm posting these polishes. You have every freedom to cringe and rag on my terrible taste in music!

Note: Songs are in no related to the polishes just what is randomly playing on my iTunes

Cover Girl Nailslicks- Very Berry

Current Song: Genie in a Bottle- Christina Aguilera
Very Berry is probably the oldest polish in my collection. I think I've had this since 1998 or 1999 when I was 12-13 years old. The awkward years. Words cannot describe the horror of those preteen years. Very Berry is a fuchsia with silver and blue shimmer throughout. It's a very pretty color. I'm surprised the formula hasn't changed since I first purchased it. Unfortunately, there is no genie in this bottle of polish, but I'll live.

Maybelline Wetshine Diamonds- Peach Glimmer

Current Song: You Oughta Know- Alanis Morissette
I think Wetshine Diamonds came out around 2000-2001, so I was around 14-15. I LOVE this color and I still adore it after all these years. It is a beautiful sheer peachy-coral with gold iridescent color mixed in. The formula of this one definitely took a turn for the worst. It was a chunky mess, but I revived it with some nail thinner and I couldn't be happier. I think this is a very happy color obviously not in tune with this Alanis song, but that's what you get with shuffle on iTunes!

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms- Pink Rose Diamond

Current Song: Pop- NSYNC
Feel free to laugh at my NSYNC song. NSYNC had a significant impact on my teen years. I was in love with them. They were my first love and will always have that little special place in my heart LOL. I believe the Nail Prisms came out in the early 00's. I MISS THESE SO MUCH! These were gorgeous. I know I had more but lost track of some. This is a nude-pink holographic. It's very blingy. I love holos and these were great! The formula on this went very thin. It's still usable but it's very watery.

Sally Hansen Nail Prisms- Ruby Sapphire

Current Song: Blue-Eiffel 65
Well this definitely isn't blue, but it does have blue shimmer throughout it! This like the previous one was released probably in the early 00's. I don't see much Ruby in this. I'd say it's more a of purple with blue/green shimmer. I don't find this holographic, but more of a duochrome. A very unique shade. I miss this Sally Hansen! The HD's are pretty cool, but I remember they used to have more unique collections more frequently?

Sally Hansen Chrome- Burmese Ruby

Current Song: I Wanna Know- Joe
I pretty sure the Chromes came out around 2003-2004? I remember buying this one on purpose. My high school colors were blue & red and in Texas where I grew up like the saying goes everything is bigger. Pep rallies, football games, and etc were HUGE events in high school. I got this polish to match my red & blue attire for a school pep rally. I was in marching band in high school and played the flute. I remember flute section always dressed up extra school spirited on Friday football game days. Shoot me. I didn't really like being band and wasn't into school spirit, but I went along with it all :P. Anyways! Burmese Ruby is a true red chrome. It has that mirror finish. This color is OK. I'm not too fond of it now. I haven't worn it in years and I remember why, it chipped like crazy!!!

Current Song: Iris- Goo Goo Dolls

That's all I hope you all enjoyed my trip down nail polish and music memory lane. You definitely have the freedom to make fun of my music tastes from back in the day!

What are some of the oldest polishes in your collection?

Happy Friday!


  1. Great to see these. They are still great colours.

  2. Love these! Lately I've been swapping to replace polishes like these; ones I got rid of in a series of decluttering attempts. I think the oldest one I kept through all the purges is a L'Oreal called Rose Delicat. I loved that polish, actually used up a bottle and half of a second one in the 80s. When I dug out the bottle swatched it last year I wasn't quite sure what the attraction was. It's a shimmery peach sheer; pretty but not that special.

  3. i love the sally hansen ones (especially the nail prisms^^ )

  4. I have an old Prisms and I so need to break it out, gorgeous!

  5. I love the nail prisms and the peach glimmer. Especially the peach glimmer.

    And I lolled so hard at you being in love with N*SYNC. Girl, me too. I just knew I was going to meet JC Chasez, and we would get married and live together forever. So embarrassing. lmao!!!

  6. omg. i love your songs. :) they bring me back.

  7. Oldest polishes? Revlon Tidal Wave and Tropical Chrome (from which I took this screen name!). I LOVE them, and this is how I know for sure that China Glaze Harmony is a 100% dupe of Tropical Chrome.

    I also have 10 Frost Teal from Bear Fing'rs, which is in a cute teddy bear shaped bottle. I don't think I've ever worn this, but the bear bottle is too cute to get rid of.

  8. These are awesome, I love old polishes! I have a ton of old OPIs that are over ten years old because my mom used to be a nail addict when I was little ha, but sadly the colors are all boring pinks :/

  9. i love the prisms! too bad that don't make them anymore :(


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