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The ALU Archives – NYX Thunder

By on July 2, 2009
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The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

For this week’s Archives I wanted to dig out a polish I’ve never used before. Because I’m an impulsive shopper, I have way too many untried colors in my collection. It’s sad, I know. All those bottles sitting there, wanting to be loved. Well this week NYX Thunder is getting some attention.

I picked up Thunder at the Tulalip outlets north of Seattle when I was visiting friends over TWO years ago. I was so excited to see a NYX polish display in person, I could hardly contain myself. Check out this treasure after the jump! (Oh and make sure you vote in my Archives poll)

Thunder is a slightly muted sky blue shimmer. It’s not bright, not soft but somewhere in the middle. It applied smooth and even and I love the wide flat brush. Their brush is thinner than OPI’s so it makes applicaton easier for those with small nail beds. The only downside is the sheerness as it required three coats.
I purchased NYX Thunder at one of the fragrance stores at the Tulalip outlets but it’s available online for $3.50 to $4 at and

OK so here’s the deal. I try to only post available older shades for the Archives so that you can actually go out and purchase them. However, I have so so many discontinued and HTF colors that I’d love to share with you but it almost seems like a tease if they’re not readily available. So my question to you is… do you want to see them anyway or just stick with what I’ve been doing?

I would continue to post available polishes but mix in some DC’d ones as well. I know there are a lot of “dusty hunters” and ebayers out there so if including some HTFs would be of interest to you, speak out!


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  1. crotchfairy says:

    The harder it is to find, the more I want it. It explains why I'm such a sucker for LEs. I like seeing nail polish, discontinued or not.

  2. kelliegonzo says:

    i really love this color. long live nyx! no one here likes this brand (utah) and they only sell it in the obscure kind of shady stores in the mall in the back corners haha but i love it!

  3. Phyrra says:

    I'd like to see some of the discontinued ones, along with maybe your suggestions of similar shades?

  4. Kikyo says:

    I agree with Phyrra – discontinued ones with suggestions of similar, available, shades.

  5. Cali369 says:

    I'm in the UK so most of the polishes you post are HTF anyhow so bring on the rare stuff!