Tag Archives: shopping

Manicures #17 and 18 and Pedicure #8

19 May

Yes, I realized I skipped a manicure. I wanted to take pictures of manicure #16 but I was so busy with my bf’s surprise party. My nails chipped like crazy before I was able to take a picture.

Here is the manicure after that. You’ll see that my cuticles are unfortunately still stained red! This is Barielle Aura Angora:

Okay well I love the formula of Bariell but I hate this color with a passion. It looks like baby diarrhea! I have never hated a color so much in my life. This is going away in an exchange. I love the formula but I just hate this color. What was I thinking? Good thing it was only $1.99! The formula on this was like butter!

Now my current manicure is to die for. This color is getting added to my favorites. China Glaze Midnight Mission:

I love this color! This has lasted me a while. It just started chipping today but it is so small that I can just fix it up. I won’t be painting my nails again until Saturday. Anyway, the application on this was awesome. Full coverage in one, but since I am a serial 2 coater, I had to do the two coats! This is a defiinite repeat and a fave!

My pedicure, OPI Parlez Vous OPI?:

I’m glad I picked this as a pedicure color because I am not so sure that I would like it on my hands! I really do like the OPI pro-wide bruhes. The application on this was very smooth. Speaking of pedicure colors, I am actually going to label/designate certain nail polishes as pedicure only!

In other news, I took the plunge and ordered all the Color Club Starry Temptress neons! I am stalking the Fed Ex page as we speak. I also have 2 other polishes coming and…. I really want the Muppets Collection for OPI Holiday 2011!



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!

Impatiently Waiting

8 Apr

I love online shopping but I hate waiting for delivery.

I ordered 8 polishes from an eBay seller and I am waiting for their arrival. I am not going to drag anyone’s name in the mud, but I feel like this is taking an awfully long time! I won the polishes last week and paid about a day after. She just sent the tracking number to me on Wednesday. I have been checking USPS like a fiend and today they updated to say they picked it up at her location. (Or she dropped it off wherever she is). So maybe I’ll get them on Monday or Tuesday the latest, but it brings it to almost 2 weeks later. UGH.

In other news, I really really really really really (did I say really?) want Color Clubs Starry Temptress collection after seeing these pictures. OMG. I must have them. So I looked for them online and all 7 would be $21 before shipping. Except, I found out that some Ross stores carry these whole sets for $7.99. Awesome right? Yes, but there is not one Ross anywhere near me. The closest one is 2 hours away and I never ever go in that direction. So I am messaging people that I know may have one near them. So far there hasn’t been a sighting of these, but I am still holding hope. If not, I will have to bite the bullet and pay the $21.

>Polish shopping

3 Apr

>I’m pretty excited because I have 8 new polishes coming to me hopefully this week. I won’t post brands or polish colors until I receive them. Anyway, I ordered a bunch from eBay from a reliable seller. Originally I was only going to do some online browsing but I found some incredible deals. One is a collection of polishes from a past season. I already have one of the colors, but I loved the others in the collection, so I have all 6 coming to me. Then I ordered two from another brand – one is considered a staple and the other is a hard to find. (*I think*) I love shopping online, but waiting to receive your packages is torture!!

Yesterday I went to Harmon’s Beauty Discount and bought a few things. I’ll post a picture of my haul tomorrow night. I really need to stop buying polish! But at least it’s a cheap addiction. I have been broken from my handbag addiction. I can’t say that about my shoe one. Oh, but my haul isn’t just polishes but some nail treatments too.

So that this is not a text only post, I will show you some polishes I received. I belong to an online forum/community and every few months we have secret exchanges. This past exchange was called a secret bunny exchange. I received:

From L to R: OPI Rumple’s Wiggin’, nfu oh #50, Color Club Pucci-licious, Essie Pretty Edgy, butter LONDON Artful Dodger and Sally Hansen polish strips in Frock Star.

Everyone on this forum is pretty generous and I am so excited to try nfu oh and butter LONDON since I have never tried either brand.

Coming soon – Nail of the day! (or week…)