Urban Decay Nail Polish Apocalyptic for Holiday 2009

Morning hump day humpers!

By now you’ve heard that Urban Decay is back in the nail polish biz, which is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing!

I remember many, many moons ago buying some Urban Decay nail polish and totally loving the crazy, dark, glittery colors they had. Their slogan was “Does pink make you puke?” and yes, yes it did. This was WAY back in my early 20’s which was a lifetime ago. Sadly, I wasn’t as nice to my makeup back then as I am now and when something was old, I tossed it without a further thought.

What I always loved about Urban Decay right from the beginning was that they rebelled against the “norm” and offered a range of really dark, cool colors that no one else had. I also loved, and still love the names. They are the kind of brand that girls who are into heavy metal love (as opposed to say Mary Kay) and ALL my friends like their stuff!

But now it’s redemption time because they have seven new mini colors in their Apocalyptic holiday kit and I have ’em all! Check ’em out.

Urban Decay White Widow
White Widow

White Widow is a dove grey/white polish with very subtle silvery shimmer. I love this, it’s a nice deviation from your typical white or pale grey. This was a bit thick going on, so be careful when applying to wait 2 minutes between coats or it could get lumpy or bubbled. This was three coats.

Urban Decay Big Bang
Big Bang

Big Bang is a pink foil with loads of shimmer. I love the effect this foil-like polish has, but honestly, I am not a huge fan of this pink color for me. This was two coats and applied thin and evenly.

Urban Decay Grunge

Grunge is a dark teal blue shimmer. This one is great because it’s very different from other teals or blues that I own, which makes it really unique. The application was great and I only needed two coats.

Urban Decay Fbomb

Fbomb is a medium red creme. Great red, this is very 50’s or “rockabilly” looking to me. Nice thin even application and this is two coats.

Urban Decay Gunmetal

Gunmetal is a chocolate brown with silver shimmer. I don’t know why they called it Gunmetal, it’s definitely more brown than grey or blue. However, I really like it because it’s NOT a regular gunmetal color. This was two coats.

Urban Decay Meltdown

Meltdown is a gorgeous jewel-like royal purple shimmer. I love this one, it’s just amazing in the sun. Great application and opaque in two coats.

Urban Decay Apocalypse

Apocalypse is a SUPER dark purple creme. Very vampy and almost black looking. I used three coats of this one for maximum coverage.

Overall of course I am REALLY pleased that they are back doing polish and I cannot wait to see what they have in store for us for the future (Toxin or Gangrene redeux anyone?)

Which ones are you jonesing for?



  • September 16, 2009

    I too remember when Urban Decay first came out and I am sooo excited they’ve brought polish-at least for now. My fingers are crossed that these like kits will do really well and they add it back permanently! Bring back Plague & Frostbite & Gash &…
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Color Club Japanese Glitters =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    Hehe. Their slogan was too funny. Don’t they have pinks now? I guess that’s why it’s their old slogan ha! Um, yea! So, I like Meltdown (A LOT) and White Widow. The rest for me is ehhh. Thanks for writing this.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..FOTD =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    I love Grunge! I have to have it, no matter what it’ll cost me.

  • September 16, 2009

    I like all of them except white widow, but I have never been a huge white fan. I usually don’t care too much about reds but Fbomb is an awesome color!
    Who is the lucky person who won the giveaway for these?

    • September 16, 2009

      Hi Sonya,

      Her name is Kristi :)

  • September 16, 2009

    Ahhhh, Urban Decay, Great to see you again! Hope to see more wonderful colors…Grunge, Gunmetal and Meltdown, must find asap!

  • September 16, 2009

    I swatched these earlier this week – I love Grunge and Meltdown, and White Widow is a really nice application for a white, and I like that it’s not so stark. I’m really hoping that they offer these in full-sized bottles!
    .-= Kris´s last blog ..Color Club Japanese Glitters =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    I love them all! Faves though would be White Widow, Big Bang and Grunge. And i love that i can get away with one coat of Apocalypse to see the purple.

    PS – I tagged you on my blog!

  • September 16, 2009

    I like grunge & meltdown. You inspired me to write a post on my blog about my nail polish collection. I only have 50 nailpolishes. But hope to catch up to you soon. Just kidding.
    .-= dramaqueensmum´s last blog ..Twilight =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    oh man i really want to get my hands on all of these.

  • September 16, 2009

    As a true purple lover I like Meltdown most, but nothing special. I think I liked the older polsihes more..
    .-= AllYouDesire´s last blog ..Konad: Coraline A Kit =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    Nice swatches! There’s not one nail polish in this collection that doesn’t look great. Normally I hate reds, but the one in this set looks awesome, like you said retro-ish and very wearable. Plus the names are the best! :)

  • September 16, 2009

    I LOVE meltdown, its so gorgeous.

  • September 16, 2009

    I was the most excited for White Widow, I wish it applied better. But either way, yay nail polish! Maybe they wil make it a part of the permanent collection!
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..An Ode to Liquid Liner Pens =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    Hot stuff! I am not a metal head but still love these nonetheless.

    The following get into my life, ASAP: White Widow, Fbomb and Apocalypse.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Shu Uemura Portable Natural Brush 14: A Friend to Dark Circles Everywhere =-.

  • September 16, 2009

    These are some awesome colors but I really, really like White Widow & Meltdown. Do you know when they will be available?
    .-= Marisol´s last blog ..SoCal Visit =-.

    • September 17, 2009

      Hi Marisol,

      They are on their website now! :)

  • September 17, 2009

    Hi Kelly:
    Hope you are enjoying this sunny Fall weather. I love Urban Decay polishes especially this seven beauties. My favorites are “Apocalypse,” the super purple creme as you say almost black and “very vampy. ” Followed by “Meltdown,” (I love that purple shade) and “Grunge.” However, “Gun Metal” with it’s chocolate shimmer is also very interesting and for some reason I usually don’t like wearing any reds or even whites, LOL but I am tempted to try, “F-Bomb” the red creme and even “White Widow” just for a change in colors, LOL. I think White widow would be a super switch to all the other colors I have tried on.

    Your nails are even more gorgeous than ever and your so you are so cool showing these swatches today but where’s the best place to but them? Their web site?

    (((((love Kelly)))))

    Mc Huggs :)
    .-= Mc Huggs :)´s last blog ..Pregnant Goddess Video Diary: Week 7 =-.

  • September 17, 2009

    I like the look of them all. I never had Urban Decay when they first came out. I’ll have to get some or all of these. Meltdown is a gorgeous purple on you. I even like that pink because of the foil finish.

  • September 18, 2009

    Ooooh, I am really liking this collection. So glad they brought their polishes back and it looks like they improved the design of the bottles as well. Remember how big the opening was on their old bottles and how quickly the polishes dried out because of that?
    .-= Recessionista´s last blog ..R.I.P. Prescriptives =-.

  • September 21, 2009

    love gunmetal and grunge. would love it more if they had a perm line of polishes!
    .-= Yaya´s last blog ..Nailing NYFW =-.