Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Haul, NOTD and a googledoc

So, in my uber boredom today I went to a Walgreens, a Rite Aid, Marshall's and 3 CVS's. Yes, I was that bored. At the second CVS, there were quite a few 75% and 50% off items, so I picked a few of them up. (sorry. I took this picture with my iPhone, which quite honestly is better than my digital camera.)

Left to Right: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Lavender Cloud, SHCSM Yellow Kitty, Sally Hansen HD Lite, SHHD Pixel Pretty, Essie Coat Azure, Essie French Affair 
I could not believe these babies were 75% off. I LOVE the Complete Salon Manicure line, but they are so gosh darn expensive. They are getting a little cheaper, though, as they're only five-something at WalMart, where I think they used to be around $7. I couldn't help but get Yellow Kitty, just for the name. It looks REALLY similar to Orly Lemonade, so I'll do a comparison post tomorrow when there is sunlight.
The HD polishes were also 75% off, and I'm glad I snatched these two. There were a lot more, but I'm trying not to buy dupes/near dupes. 
ESSIE. I LOVE YOU. The blue, Coat Azure, was pretty when I thought it was a simple creme...then I realized after I got home that there is a beautiful silver shimmer to it. 

1 coat China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat, 1 coat Borghese Mezzanotte, 1 coat China Glaze Fairy Dust, 1 coat Seche Vite.

Also, in my obsession with nail polish, I've typed up a list of all of my nail polish, base/top coats and cuticle oils. I googledoc'd it, so you can find it here. I'll try to keep it updated. If you have any swatch requests, go ahead and email/comment and I'll try to make it happen.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

NOTD from a few days ago

China Glaze Blue Iguana (3 coats) under one coat of China Glaze Black Mesh

Honestly, I didn't really care for the crackle trend at first, but of course I went to Sally Beauty and of course I just had to get one of the crackle polishes. They're okay. They're interesting, but I feel like we're going back to the nineties with this trend. I remember crackle polish from when I was in elementary school. I'm sure they were filled with awful chemicals, but meh. I could live without crackle polish. 

Also, here's a pedi I did on Sunday:
Color Club Tangerine Scream, Electro Candy, Volt of Light, What a Shock!, Pure Energy
I asked my boyfriend, who is currently at his mom's house across the country, what I should do for my toes, and he replied "rainbow toes." Hence the rainbow toes. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Some haulage...

I've had a few mini-hauls over the last month or so and have neglected to blog about them. To remedy the situation, I present you MEGA HAUL POST.
 Color Club All About Color Set. Colors left to right: Cadillac Red, Sugar Sheer, In Bloom, Rev'd Up, Overboard, Trippie Hippie, Catwalk Queen
 This is a set from Ross called All About Color. I had a hell of a time trying to find the names of the polishes, because they weren't labeled on the bottle (which I had expected) and they weren't written on the cardboard insert of the packaging (which I didn't expect). I love love love the price of these babies, so it was worth it.

Color Club Alter Ego Reveal Your Mystery Set, left to right: Get a Clue, Revealed, Incognito, Secret Rendezvous, Sheer Disguise, Give Me a Hint, Milky White Base Coat 
 I was so excited when I found this one. It was the last one!!! The formula seemed a little think on some of these, but for 7.99 for 8 bottles of polish, I won't complain. Nice, office-appropriate colors, too.

China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat, China Glaze Blue Iguana, Finger Paints Go Van Gogh, Wet n Wild FastDry Teal of Fortune
Blue Iguana is SO pretty, but stains like crazy. I took it off with normal acetone remover AND straight acetone four days ago and there are STILL blue spots on my nails. Also, CG Blue Iguana and WNW Teal of  Fortune are near dupes, but TOF has a blue/green flash while BI has a purpley/pink flash. Both are very pretty. 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Bronze, Milk, Pure Gold
I bought these at Ulta buy 2 get 1 free. I'd heard rave reviews about the Milk pencil, but I'm not particularly fond of these. Milk is ok as a a brow/inner corner highlighter, but the other two suck as shadows. You have to press hard to get the color to transfer and even then, it doesn't last long. Disappointed :(

ELF Brush: Defining Eye Brush, 1804 Total Face Brush, 1821 Concealer Brush
  I bought the defining eye brush to clean up my nails with pure acetone. The bristles were too fluffy for this, but the brush was only a dollar, so no big deal. I haven't tried the other two brushes as of now.

Revlon CRAZYshine nail buffer
I had heard good things about this buffer, and it was only 3.49 at Ulta. It did make my nails extremely shiny in only two steps, as opposed to the four normal four-sided buffers require. The shape was also unique and allowed me to get right up to the cuticle without accidentally buffing the skin around my nail.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sorry Guys!

I have been super busy this semester with work, school and my lovely boyfriend <3 My last final is tomorrow, though so I will be able to start posting again when I get settled back at home (my room right now is insane). I have a couple hauls to share and will now be able to do my nails more often!