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Haulin’!

21 Apr

Dear God, I have to stop buying nail polish! But my excuse is that there were some really good sales going on and I did manage to cross some polishes off of my wishlist!

First up is my CVS purchase. Revlon were buy one get one, 1/2 off.

From L to R: Powder Puff Matte Suede and Pretty in Papaya. I can’t wait to use that beautiful coral color!

Today I want for my somewhat quarterly trip to Ulta. It’s a bit of a distance from where I live. They had a lot of buy 2 get 1 free deals and I did have a $3.50 coupon too. Here is what I got:

From L to R: White Cap, Salsa and Sexy in the City. I’m a little annoyed because White Cap and Sexy in the City did not photograph well, so this photo does them no justice! I can’t wait to use White Cap over some of my colors! China Glaze were buy 2 get, 1 free.

From L to R: Bogie, First Class Ticket, Midnight Mission and Emerald Fitzgerald. All these were $2.99 each in the clearance section. I have Ingrid at home already, so I have most of the Vintage Vixen Collection. There were other colors at Ulta from this collection, but I wasn’t too crazy about them. I am happy with this selection!

From L to R: My Private Jet, Mrs. O’Leary’s BBQ and Jade is the New Black. These have been crossed off my wishlist! I only have Lincoln Park after Dark left on my list. (I think that’s the only one left). These were also buy 2, get 1 free.

From L to R: Black with Envy (yay!!), Cotton Candy and Peach Smoothie. The last two are for my mom for Easter. If she doesn’t like them, then I guess they are mine, but I hope she does! I will have to post the picture of her present tomorrow night. She is getting them early because she wants me to do her nails for Easter! These were buy 2 get 1 free also. I was so happy Black with Envy was included in the sale!

From L to R: Ulta Pink Leather and Casual Mauve @ 99 cents each! And Barielle Aura Angora @ $1.99! I wanted to order this color off the Ulta website, but it is regular price. I am so happy I waited until I went to the store. The two Ultas are also for my mom for Easter.

Now I have 2 $5 coupons off of a purchase of $20. I don’t think I will be using them because I can’t imagine spending that much more on nail polish! My only other Ulta purchase today was makeup sponges!

What color to paint my nails tonight?

I’m also excited for my project this long weekend. I am going to try and swatch all my nail polishes on my nail wheels! Wish me luck!

Polish overload

15 Apr

Oh boy. I’m a bit hesitant to post all this nail polish goodness, but here goes.

My eBay purchases FINALLY came in this past Monday. FINALLY!!

The Essie’s are from the Fall 2009 Cuddle with Color Collection. They are: Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, Angora Cardi, Bright Tights and Pink Parka. Then I have 2 OPI’s: Russian Navy Suede and You Don’t Know Jacques! (Which I already posted a manicure of)

As I have probably posted more than once, I am on the hunt for Color Club’s Starry Temptress collection. Supposedly there are sets of thse floating around at Ross stores. Unfortunately, there isn’t one close to me. The closest store is a little more than an hour away. And I’m not going to travel there for no reason. Last Sunday my bf and I had nothing better to do, so we decided to take a road trip to the closest Ross which is a bit closer to his place, but not by much. It felt like we were driving forever.

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Current Manicure #4

13 Apr

I’m kind of on the fence on my current manicure:

This is OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! (The title contains an exclamation point)  It is a really pretty color but I am just unsure of it. It may grow on me. When I first received the bottle, it looked like a mocha/coffee color. On my nails it looks like a purple brown to sometmes a grey brown. I’m disappointed in the application because it took me 3 coats to get this saturation. The first coat was very streaky and left some “bald” spots in the middle of my nail. The second coat was able to dump some more color but the 3rd coat is really what evened out the color. I do have a similar color in my collection, Essie Mink Muffs, but I have yet to try it out. Maybe one day I can do a comparison post.

I’m still on the hunt for the Starry Temptress collection. I will be posting a haul post maybe later tonight or even tomorrow. My next big purchase will be nail wheels because I really need to swatch all my colors. I’m not sure if I am going to do it by color (reds, blues, purples, etc) or by brand. I also have to do some comparison swatches. Now I have to go do some math to see how many I need.