365 Days of Color Hocus Pocus Review #1

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I was thrilled to be able to review a couple of polishes from 365 Days of Color's Hocus Pocus Collection. Unfortunately, I was out of town so I didn't get to review them on time, but thank you, Sunny, for being so incredibly understanding!

For her 2012 Halloween collection, Sunny was inspired by her favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. She created 5 hauntingly beautiful polishes that go so perfectly well with this movie. The polish I have for you today is I Smell...Children.




I Smell...Children is a "blackened purple tinted shimmer base jam packed with purple fine glitter". It is inspired by one of the sisters, Mary Sanderson, who could use her nose to find children.

Left to right: 1 coat, 2 coats and 3 coats

3 coats gives amazing coverage and so much glitter. I like the sheerness of 2 coats with the hints of glitter. 1 coat was definitely not enough of anything.

I decided to layer it over some polishes so I might not always have to use 3 coats to get full coverage. That way I can stretch out my lovely bottle of I Smell...Children so I can hold onto it for just a little longer. :o)

Left to right: Julep - Lisa, Essie - Penny Talk, OPI - Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!, Julep - Leslie and Cult Nails - Nevermore.

As seen above from pinky to thumb.

This is 2 coats of I Smell...Children over 2 coats of Julep - Lisa. Lisa is a "warm pebble grey creme". There are definitely some slight olive undertones there. 2 coats really covered up and darkened Lisa. I wasn't a fan of how it turned out as a combo, but I Smell...Children really stands out on it. The purple glitter just pops!

This is 2 very light coats of I Smell...Children over 2 coats of Essie - Penny Talk. Penny talk is a beautiful copper metallic polish. This is my absolute favorite of the 5 I tested I Smell...Children with. This picture doesn't do it justice. It's just a lovely muted metallic with the scattered purple glitters. I never thought it would be anything amazing, I just thought it was worth a shot, but I was blown away! I will definitely be doing a FULL manicure with this combination! 

This is 2 coats of I Smell...Children over 2 coats of OPI - Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!. Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! is a dark olive grey. It's gorgeous! I'm slightly obsessed with this color at the moment. Unfortunately it didn't do anything special for I Smell...Children. 

This is 2 coats of I Smell...Children over 2 coats of Julep - Leslie. Leslie is a "black and silver specked shimmer". It's beautiful alone, but with I Smell...Children it's so much fun! The small silver specks just peek through I Smell...Children and gives it just a bit more depth! The silver specks didn't want to come out and play on my camera, but they are there. :o)

This is 2 coats of I Smell...Children over 1 coat of Cult Nails - Nevermore. Nevermore is a one coat glossy black polish. It's the most perfect black anything that I've ever seen. It's STUNNING! On my 3 week trip down to my mom's house, I got 3 people hooked on it! I need to carry a box of them around so I can be the Cult Nails Nevermore Fairy! Anyway, Maria and Sunny must have been in cahoots because this combination is amazing! The purple glitter completely pops and holds it's own against the glossiness of Nevermore. Match made in polish heaven!

I Smell...Children is a definite new favorite of mine. It transforms polishes into something they never even imagined they could be and it can stand alone and be completely beautiful! Very simple but a must have in my books!

You can get 365 Days of Color polishes at their store (Unfortunately I Smell...Children is currently sold out, but you can't go wrong with any of their polishes). Full sized bottles are $8.00 and mini bottles are $4.50. While you're there, check out the cuticle balm and cuticle oil. I have and love the cuticle balm and have yet to try the oil, but I've heard nothing but wonderful things. Sunny never disappoints!

**Product was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own.**

Happy Polishing!!

Becky   :o)

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