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ulta3 Hippidy Hop, Hop Pink & Egg-cellent from the Speckled Egg Collection

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Hello! I know the ulta3 Speckled Egg Collection has been out for a while now, but I only recently found a stockist near me and figured I’ll still share it with you anyway. I bought Hippidy Hop, Hop Pink and Egg-cellent. I love the names! Such fun Easter names, it’s one of the things I really like about ulta3 – it has fun with its names and thinks a bit outside the box. I did notice this collection has been made in China (PRC) again, which is strange as only recently ulta3 changed its production to Taiwan. I’m not sure if this is a permanent thing, but I thought it interesting to point out. See the photo below of Hippidy Hop with a polish that says is made in Taiwan.

ulta3 Speckled Egg Collection by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Speckled Egg Collection by Dry, Dammit!

But, moving on to Hippidy Hop! From the bottle it looks fantastic but sadly the glitters just don’t want to come out! The polish itself is also really thick for glitter to be suspended in, so I think this has something to do with it. I couldn’t really fish for the glitter either, so it’s not as speckled as what I would like. But in saying that there were no actual problems with the polish, it applied fine. What you see is two coats with Seche. A purple creme-like base with large and small black glitters.

ulta3 Hippidy Hop by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Hippidy Hop by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Hippidy Hop by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Hippidy Hop by Dry, Dammit!

This was after I removed Hippidy Hop from a couple of my nails – if only it looked like that on the nail!

Next up is Hop Pink. I thought this would have the same issues as Hippidy Hop, but not at all. Everything is perfect – application was a cinch and the glitters knew what they were doing in this one. What you see is two coats with Seche. A hot pink creme-like base with large and small black glitters.

ulta3 Hop Pink by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Hop Pink by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Hop Pink by Dry, Dammit!

Lastly, Egg-cellent. This is my favourite, which is strange for me as I’m not a fan of green polishes but this dusty pastel green really won me over. It was just like Hop Pink as well, which was a massive relief. What you see is two coats with Seche. Like the others, it contains both large and small black glitters.

ulta3 Egg-cellent by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Egg-cellent by Dry, Dammit!

ulta3 Egg-cellent by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy (where I bought mine, you might have a hard time finding a stockist like me!)
  • Cost: AU$3
  • Volume: 13ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Also with this collection ulta3 has upped the price to AU$3 (usually AU$2). I am not sure if this is to maybe get us ready for a price hike in the future? This collection is being sold as a “limited edition” so maybe that’s the difference? Buy up I say while ulta3s are AU$2! Also, I should mention that there are three other colours to the collection:Β Blue Bunny,Β Bunny Bloom and Hot Cross Fun. From what I’ve read these are getting mixed reviews, too. Thanks for reading!

4 thoughts on “ulta3 Hippidy Hop, Hop Pink & Egg-cellent from the Speckled Egg Collection

  1. Which Guardian did you head to? Really want to get my paws on this collection πŸ™‚ also have you tried the Lip Paint and Lip Crayons? The smell on the paints is odd but I really like them on.

    • I went to the Derwent Park Guardian just along Main Rd. It still had quite a few left when I picked these up – they’re in their own stand, not the usual ulta3 stand. I’ve tried the Lip Paint only. I have Expressive Fuchsia. The smell is odd, I agree!

      • I picked up bunny bloom, hot cross fun, hop pink and egg-cellent. Out of the other colours 😦

        • I saw a display at the discount pharmacy near Shiploads in Kingston, maybe the rest can be found there? Also I noticed ulta3 is now in the Coles at Northgate – I found three Bad Romance shades there if you were still on the hunt.

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