As you probably noticed from my previous post, yesterday I walked into Alessandro’s new trend collection — Dark Secret Winter 2010. This was quite an unexpected, but pleasant surprise for me. 🙂
The collection is described on their web page as
…a journey through time and temptation…
The new winter colours have arrived — dark and mysterious, powerful and provocative! Dark Secret reflects winter fashion in its colours, putting the fingernails of the fashion-conscious woman squarely in the limelight.
The collection consist of ten polishes in their traditional 5ml mini-bottles for trend collections.
I couldn’t find colour descriptions anywhere, unfortunately, but have a look at the pictures!
I swatched two of these polishes for you today — Love Secret and Fun House, check them out at the end of the post. 🙂
In addition to that, the collection also includes two three-piece gift sets — Go Magic! Royal Crash Gold and Royal Crash Silver. Both consist of a glitter polish (either gold or silver), a black crackle top coat and a clear top coat.
Quick swatches of two polishes from the collection — Fun House on pinky and middle finger, Love Secret on ring and index finger.
The polishes are quite different from the bottle pictures as you can see.
Love Secret is a beautiful neon purple (or dark pink) jelly. It requires three coats to get rid of VNL. You could add more to get a darker result. In real life it’s more the shade near my cuticles than tips. A bit darker as well.
Fun House is a very interesting polish. It’s a cool muted lilac creme base with tons of copper shimmer. A classic Alessandro one-coater. 🙂 The base is cool, the shimmer warm making it a polish that will work with most skin tones.
Here’s an underwater shot. This is colour accurate of Fun House, but not Love Secret, which a lot more blue-toned in real life. The picture above is closer.
So, what do you think of this collection? Any plans to pick up some of these polishes?