Happy Sunday everyone!!! Today I am so excited to bring you the first day of my week of vintage bottle spam! I have been wanting to photograph my vintage collection for a long time and I finally am doing it! I know I love seeing bottle spam pics, so I hope you guys don't get too sick of it this week =) I promise I will have swatches of some of these fantastic vintage polishes for you in the upcoming weeks!
If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I have a slight obsession with vintage polish. Any polish that is old and HTF means that I probably want it in my stash. I'm not quite sure when exactly my vintage polish love turned into a full blown obsession, but it was somewhere between the point in time where I started collecting nail polish and the time that I found Kaz's blog Pretty Random. If you are a new reader, and are unsure what I mean by vintage polish, here's a quick reference guide and FAQ about vintage polish I put together a few months ago: Let's Talk About Vintage Nail Polish!
The first bit of spam I wanted to do for you guys was an easy choice: Hard Candy and Urban Decay, of course! These are two of my all-time favorite polish brands because they came out during the 90's (the decade of my adolescence) and helped revolutionize the world of nail polish as we know it today! I had a bunch of Hard Candy and Urban Decay polish growing up, but unfortunately it was all tossed out over the years. If only I had known about thinner and the long shelf life of polish back then!! So, all of these polishes I have acquired in the past two years or so, mostly from eBay, swaps and blog sales. They are very hard to come by these days so if you ever see one pop up somewhere, I highly suggest snatching them up!
For a few little tidbits about the history of Hard Candy and Urban Decay, check out these posts: Vintage Hard Candy Manic, Vintage Urban Decay.
First up is Hard Candy spam. I have broken it down into chronological order, with the original polishes (beginning in 1997) first and then the second release (beginning in 2001), flat bottle polishes next. For some reason, I forgot to take pictures of the 2009 vintage re-release generation (not the Wal-Mart stuff) so I will have to add that pic later today.
Reds and Pinks, L-R:
Normal, Luscious, Porno, Scorn, Pussy Cat, Bubble Gum
Oranges and Yellows, L-R:
Weenie, Pulp, Tantrum, Dork, Hot Rod, Taxi Cab, Pixie
Greens Part 1, L-R:
Heist, Shag, Pea Soup, Tricky, Chronic, AWOL, Girlie
Greens Part 2, L-R:
Mint, Sushi, Gank, Mermaid
Sky, Cloud, Static, Earth, Frigid, Hick, Manic
Star, Haze, Scam, Fetish, XXXMas (decant)
Black, White, Silver, Gold, and Neutrals, L-R:
Jailbait, Galaxy, Space Boy, Gold Digger, Hype, Love Child, Angel
Fiend, Blast, Chump, Trailer Trash, Platinum, Love
2nd Gen. Part 1, L-R:
Erogenous, Ego, Peep Show, Mirage, Solar
2nd Gen. Part 2, L-R:
Glitch, Liquid, Vinyl, Cosmic, Complex
Next up is Urban Decay!! These are almost all second generation ones, as the 1st generation ones are almost impossible to come by these days. I do have one very special 1st gen. Urban Decay polish that will be pictured at the end =) I believe these came out somewhere around 2001 as well. Enjoy!
Reds, Pink, Orange, L-R:
Kiss, Metropolitan, O, Trip, Hotpants, X, ID
Green, Blue, Purples, L-R:
Cult, Grafitti, Exhaust, Freakshow, AC DC, Toxin, Bruise
The Rest, L-R:
Perversion, Flourescent, Strip, Midnight Cowboy, Burnout, Twisted
Do you remember these brands? Did you have any Hard Candy or Urban Decay polishes back in the day?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you guys enjoyed today's episode of vintage bottle spam! Stay tuned all week for much more!