Today I have for you a limited edition, retired (sorry guys 😦 ) nail polish from 2011. It was a part of their Glitterati nail set, but was eventually released as its own polish. I bought it on clearance in early 2012, and have never seen another bottle of it since. Since it’s an older polish, it’s still in the old, square-shaped Ulta bottles (within a year or so ago, Ulta changed the design from a rectangular bottle to a cylindrical glass bottle. I personally prefer the old design). Since this polish isn’t readily available anymore, this post today is more just for admiring. But at the end, I’ll give you some dupes to (hopefully) satisfy any cravings that you might have for this polish. Let’s get to it!
Hide and Go Sequin (don’t even get me started on this name- it’s the best thing ever) is a dark navy jelly base with tiny dark blue hex glitters, and teal, silver, green, and blue larger hex glitters interspersed throughout. Overall, the density of the glitter in the polish makes the polish kinda thick to apply, so it’s going to be tricky for you to get the cuticles clean without making a mess. Don’t worry, a q-tip and acetone will take care of any mistakes. The polish also looks pretty god awful after the first coat. I promise- it will be a patchy, gross mess. But after the second coat, like magic, it smooths out into the beautiful color you see in the pictures below. Pictures are with 3 coats of Hide and Go Sequin, no topcoat.
Now, on to the dupes. The most well known dupe of this color (or rather, this color is a dupe of the original) is Deborah Lippmann’s Across the Universe. Unfortunately, while this Ulta polish used to retail for $6 and was frequently on sale, the Deborah Lippmann is regularly $19, and can be bought off their website here. A bottle picture is below (taken from the Deborah Lippmann website).
A slightly cheaper version of the original Deborah Lippmann can be found in the Sally Hansen Salon Manicure line, and is called Mermaid’s Tale. Apparently, this polish is somewhat hard to find, but most drugstores (specifically CVS) and beauty supply stores carry this line. The polish retails for about $7.99, and can also be purchased off the Sally Hansen website, here. I’m including a bottle shot below, taken from the Sally Hansen website.
So what do you think of this blue glitter bomb? I’m a huge fan of colors like this, and I’m glad I was able to get the Ulta polish when it was released. If you want to try out other Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquers, they retail for $6 (if they aren’t on sale) and can be purchased at Ulta stores or on the Ulta website, here.