Today I have something rather special for you. Charlie's October collection launches tomorrow at 6pm here, but I have swatches of the whole collection to tempt you with! This post does quite picture heavy, so I won't waste your time by waffling on - let's get straight to the lovelies!
Can't Buy Me Love is a fun mix of pink, purple and yellow. I've swatched it here over Sally Hansen The Sky's The Limit, and Revlon Minted. 2 coats.
I just love it over this sky blue! It looks so colourful and vivid.
It looks much softer over the pale green. The purple hearts were very easy to find and I had no trouble getting them on the nail.
Roxanne is a vampy mix of red, black and gunmetal, with plenty of holo! 2 coats here over Sally Hansen Dorian Grey and No7 So Simple.
The gunmetal glitter has a peppery rainbow effect I just love! There is lots of colour and sparkle in this one, and it's perfect for Autumn/Winter.
Don't Stop Me Now is a mix of primary colours (one of my favourite colour mixes for glitter!) with some pink, and some holographic stars. 2 coats over white and Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue.
Charlie and I have a bit of a running joke about navy polish - when I swatched Born In The USA, I assumed it would look best over black, but in the end it looked best over navy. So now it's a bit like it's usurped black as the best glitter base! And I keep coming back to it, a little bit annoyed at how good it is.
Zombie has a special place in my collection. I was pestering Charlie about Halloween polishes, and the idea was born of a zombie polish - lots of green, with pink flowers, to look like brains (this is why I don't design my own polishes!). I'm not sure if the idea comes across, but it's a really cute polish! 2 coats over Black and OPI Jade Is The New Black.
Braaaiiins? Maybe not - you have to use your imagination! Very cute though.
I also have 2 extra special polishes to show you. These are Charlie's first foray into coloured polishes!
I wasn't sure what to expect from these - the frosty shimmer isn't really my favourite finish, but I'm very pleasantly surprised! I especially love The Chain - it has a gothic, mystical quality to it that is just beautiful. I used 3 coats for each swatch, and application was very good - I was worried about brush strokes, but they are minimal!
To round things off, I have 2 swatches of polishes that aren't brand new, but I believe will be restocked on Friday.
2 coats of Breakfast At Tiffany's over Models Own Grape Juice and black.
This one is very girly and pretty, but it has a bit of an edge to it! I especially like it over black!
P.I.M.P is an obscenely sparkly, blingy mix of gold and silver, again with plenty of holo goodness! A mere 1 coat over black and Collection 2000 Parma Violet.
This is only 1 light coat - this polish is absolutely packed with glitter! A real party polish.
Charlie has done it once again - a collection with something for everyone, a great variety of little sparklies!
The October Collection launches Friday October 4th at 6pm here. Polishes are £4 each.