Urban Decay Summer of Love Nail Kit

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 29 - 2010

Released on the 7th June, the highly anticipated return of Urban Decay Nail Polishes to the UK is nearly upon us!

I’ve been snapping up the UD Polishes from yesteryear as and when I see them on eBay or in discount stores, so I’m pretty darn excited about this set.  Infact, it was through their polishes that I first discovered the brand… anyone else remember the polishes?

Anyway, last year I found myself whining (I know, quelle surprise!) at Urban Decay’s UK PR peeps when I was told that we wouldn’t be seeing the Apocalyptic Nail Kit on our shores, so I nearly peed my knickers when I was sent these this week.

7 mini-sized nail polishes housed in a faux gold snakeskin little zip-up case.  Tack-o-rama!  Um, in a good way!

One for every day of the week!  The colours do shout summer…. well… nearly all of them.  I just can’t associate purple with summer… and that one on the far left.. I’m thinking more early Autumn.  Pedantic, sorry.

I couldn’t wait to begin swatching and I’ve been deliberating… Do I post them all up at once, or do one at a time in a  usual NOTD?  I decided that I’d just get some quick swatches up so you can see if the shades are colours you’d be interested in wearing in advance of the release.  As I work my way through them over the next week or so I’ll give thoughts on formula, application and a better swatch photo…

In particular, my Woodstock photo is a bit off…. so I’ll make sure I get another one up early in the week (it’s my favourite too!)

For now…

Very, very quick first impression.  Each polish is 5ml, so we’re talking the same quantity as a Mavala.  Packaging is cute and even better, the brush is normal sized… a little wide even.  I much prefer this as it means I can cover my nail in 2/3 strokes… none of this faffing about with a teeny brush.

The set consists of 3 cremes (woodstock, psychedelic sister & magic bus), 2 shimmers (love light & hashbury) and 2 metallics (aquarius & shine on).  Formula wise, I had the most application joy from those cremes (but they benefit from a glossy top coat).  The metallics gave me the biggest application woes with a touch of cuticle drag.

The set will be priced at £17.50 and available from the 7th June.  Now…. if only they sold them full size and separately…


21 Responses to “Urban Decay Summer of Love Nail Kit”

  1. rhamnousia says:

    The purple looks gorgeous in the bottle and so far I have seen two swatches of it and they have both let me down..not because the swatches are rubbish but because I so wanted the purple to apply exactly as it is in the bottle.

    PS, don’t think I didn’t notice the naked nails ;)

    x

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  2. Sophie says:

    These look beautifully fabulous :) Want!

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  3. karleigh says:

    Aquarious has ME written all over it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    definately added to my wishlist, what a gorgeous little set x

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  4. Love Light looks great, I don’t normally like sheers but it seems like it goes well with pale skintones like mine.

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  5. liloo says:

    you know what i am going to say: i love every shade but not the metallics. the set is just gorgeous, and i love the case: that old gold flake effect on the border of the case: to die for. the font is to die for: very 70’s groovy and woodstocky, hippie. This does not look too hippie shabby though: my favourite: hashbury and lovelight: w o a h x
    reaching for the re tweet button Nao.
    this excites me. wonder what linda thinks of that one ;)

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  6. Magic Bus is making me quiver – that shade is outstanding!!!
    x

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  7. Shifa says:

    absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. tousledkitten says:

    Just FYI this is out in Boots in the UK right now!

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  9. I agree with rhamnousia – the purple doesn’t quite glow like it does in the bottle. Great swatches though as always.

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  10. Rebecca says:

    Ooh, really excited that UD are making polish again!

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  11. Suzume says:

    I absolutely love Woodstock and Shine On – such lovely colours!

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  12. @rhamnousia – leave my nakey yellow nails alone! *sits on them*

    You’re SPOT ON about the purple not being true to bottle… my mild rant will be forthcoming!

    But yanowot… you NEEEEEED to go to H&M and pickup “Goddess on Stage”. I think that’s what it’s called. And while you’re at it, pick me one up too ‘cos mine has got a big chip in the neck of the bottle and has gone a bit evaporated and gloopy.

    Tangent!

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  13. @Karleigh – isn’t it cute though?!

    Aquarius is lush, but not my favourite for application :(

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  14. I think I like all of them except Shine On and Love Light :D especially Aquarius, that’s the perfect summer shade <3

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  15. Grace London says:

    Really liking Magic Bus.

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  16. michelle says:

    this set is already on sale in my local debenhams i was looking at it yesterday :)

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  18. Love the colors!

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  21. Keith says:

    Orange is the new black. Magic Bus is the new word.

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