Recently on twitter, a friend of mine (Nicole from Magic Maid) mentioned that she was hunting down old Urban Decay polishes. Of course, my interested was immediately piqued, as Urban Decay are 90’s, HTF and long discontinued. And well, old polish is my ideal. I have gathered up a small pile of old UD’s myself in the past couple of years.
Urban Decay Kiss, Trip & Bruise.
I haven’t had a chance to rifle through my Helmers yet, but I am pretty sure my collection consists of Toxin, Id, Kiss, Trip, Bruise, Cult, Twisted, Big Bang, Metropolitan and O. I have a feeling that I am forgetting some, although I guess I will find that out for sure when I pull them out to photograph them this weekend.
Urban Decay Big bag, Toxin (Over Zoya Trixie)
Urban Decay Twisted, Cult
Apologies for the state of my nails in some of these swatches – some of them are pretty old! And a good deal of them could probably do wth reswatching! It is indeed a shame that Urban Decay has discontinued sych an amazing polish line, although it was great to see Big Bang make a reappearance the the Apocalyptic Nail Kit that we saw released last year. It was the first of two sets (to be followed by Summer of Love) and even though they were only minis it was awesome that Urban Decay was once again making a foray into the nail polish world. They did lack the punch of both the previous UD lines, but beggars can’t be choosers right?
You might notice that I said BOTH previous UD lines. Some of you may not be aware that UD’s first polishes were released in the mid 90’s in Hot Topic style bottles emblazoned with the original Urban Decay Logo.
There used to be a Geocities site many, many years ago that these pictures came from, I managed to save them before Yahoo closed down Geocities. I have no idea who to credit for them – if you know, leave me a comment! But I would like to post them simply because I think UD history like this should not be lost!
Also, I would seriously cut a bitch to find ANY of these. :awe:
Asphalt, Oil Slick, Scream (Movie Tie-In), Road Stripe. Chains, Alley Cat, Stray Dog, Spare Change, Litter.
Gangrene, Bruise, Plague, Toxin, Live Wire, Grafitti. Frostbite, Radium, Hostage, UV-B, Storm Drain.
DT’s, Acid Rain, Vapor, Pigeon, Skelter, Shattered, Smog. Gash, Asphyxia, Pallor, Rust, Salmonella.
Hope you all enjoyed this post and I’ll be back tomorrow with part 2!