I got Absolutely Alice yesterday in the mail along with the rest of the Alice in wonderland collection and I could not wait to see it on my nails. My favorite color is blue and this polish gotta be the most beautiful blue glitter ever. Ive gotten many glitters lately but this beat all of them by far! I tried taking good pics but none of them do it justice its soo much more beautiful in person.
This past week I didn't buy any polishes because I was only gonna buy 2 Lippmann polishes from Nordstrom on Saturday but unfortunately that didn't happen. So instead I took a trip out to Ulta which the whole time that Ulta had been there I had never gone in. Ulta is great they had all brands of polishes in one stop! and I got some great deals I even got a OPI start to finish coat for free for spending $17 of OPI products which is very easy to do. I got all these polishes from Ulta, Walgreens, American Apparel and a lovely eBay seller.
Shrek-Tacular minis (*)
*What's with the cattitude?
*Who the Shrek Are You?
Mad as a Hatter
Simmer & Shimmer
Thanks so Muchness!
Off with her Red!
Start to Finish ($12 polish for Free)
I've been wanting the Shrek collection for a while but not sure which ones so I thought I could test theses out to make my selection I knew I had to have Funky Donkey. I got 2 glitters from The Burlesque collection and after buying all of this from Ulta I got the base/top coat for free. I also got 4 polishes from the Alice and wonderland collection which the 2 glitters are extremely hard to find and go for alot. I got lucky and found a lovey eBay seller that was selling all 4 from less then $40 which is a deal because Mad as a Hatter and Absolutely Alice go for at least $45 together.
Wet N' Wild
Black Creme x2
Rudolph (with top coat)
Prancer (with top coat) x2
Dancer (with top coat)
These's are all from Walgreen they are $0.99-$1.99 each as you see I got more then one of the Black creme and of Prancer, I like to get back ups of good cheap polishes just in case they stop selling them or something happens to my bottles. The black creme gotta be the best black polish ever it covers in one coat! Prancer I'm going to use to make a Franken that will be a dupe of Lippmanns Ruby Red Slippers.
American Apparel Summer Peach
American Apparel Malibu green
American Apparel Butter
Essence Fivepocket grey
Essence High Waist pink
Essence polishes came from Ulta for pretty cheap I was gonna get the whole Denim Wanted collection but I decided on 2 a grey polish which is my 1st and a pretty pink. Sunday I took a trip to Newbury St. in Boston I had to go into American Apparel and get the polishes on my wish list. I had to buy the Butter tester because it was the last one and I had to have it! They had a sale 3 for $15.
NYC Flat Iron green
Orly Purple Crush mini
Sinful Colors mini collection (*)
Hello Kitty nail polish and stickers
Nicole by OPI Bring on the tinsel
I love mini polish they come in handy when your on the go. This is the 1st time I seen sinful colors in mini bottles they jumped on the band wagon too I see. NYC polish is horrible very watery still kinda like the polish but I'm probably gonna get rid of it as soon as I get a polish of the same color. The Hello kitty polish I got was just for the stickers and the hello kitty figure. Nicole by OPI Bring on the tinsel Ive been searching for this polish for the past 2 weeks and I finally found it when I went to Ulta after reading a blogger say she got it at Ulta. That's all I got in this past weekend I really think I got a serious problem! Running out of space to put all these polishes.
I usually do my haul post on Sundays but most of the polishes I acquired this week was during the weekend and I will be getting a package tomorrow of some more polishes. I will be doing my haul post tomorrow there is a lot in this haul, new polishes, old polishes, hard to find polishes, Fraken dupe polish and good cheap polishes that everyone should have in their collection.
This past week has been very busy I barely had time to pay my nails some attention thank god I had a pretty tough nail polish on, Marquee Moon lasted almost as week with minor chips. I wanted to show you the removal it was kinda interesting that I had to take a picture of it.
All the sequins stayed on!
So finally today I got to do my nails, Ive been buying a lot of glitters lately so I wanted to use one in a different way. I decided on using Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Rockstar pink and did only the tips. I used french guides to do this and did 2 thick coats of Rockstar Pink with 2 coats of Seche top coat between each layer.
Ireally like how this came out I'm gonna start going this more often.
Marquee is my 2nd Lippmann collection polish I picked this one up at Nordstrom and as you probably know these polishes are very pricey so I had to beg my boyfriend to allow me to get it. I let him pick the polish it was this one or Across the Universe. He picked Marquee Moon because he thought I didn't have a silver polish (which I do but whatever gets me another polish works for me) Ill be back for the other one next week.
Marque Moon has a metallic silver base with large silver sequins that is opaque in 2 coats. The sequins make this polish a little hard to work with but as long you don't go over the same spot right away you should be fine. I didn't know that at first so I was dragging the sequins off my nail. The unique things about this polish is that you will never gets the same amount of sequins on each nail and this was what Deborah Lippmann intended.
(sorry for the bad quality picture I couldn't find my camera)
After applying the polish I decided to make it a little more glittery so I wanted to try out China Glaze Wireless Holographic top coat.
Still wasn't satisfied so I added a little Konad design on my ring finger from
So this week I went a little crazy I got my package from eBay with a whole bunch of polishes on my wish list, some from my local drug stores and finally one lovely from Nordstrom. I separated them by brand this time.
Orly Matte Vinyl
Orly Viridian Vinyl from the Plastix collection
Orly Space cadet from the FX collection
Orly Galaxy Girl from the FX collection
OPI Alpine Snow Matte
OPI Black Cherry Chutney
OPI Catch me in your net
OPI My Private Jet
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Rockstar pink
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Purple Pizzazz
Sally Hansen Limited Edition Complete Salon Manicure Fedora
Oh, Ruby Deer 2010 China Glaze holiday set
China Glaze Peppermint cuticle oil
China Glaze Wireless Holographic top coat
Lippmann Collection Marquee Moon
All of theses polishes were under $10 except Marquee Moon I had to beg my boyfriend to allow me to get that one! I absolutely love all of the colors I got except China Glaze Ruby Deer just because I have many similar reds so I might give that one to my girls. That is all for this week I will be getting more Lippmann collection polishes next week I have pre begged for those already. My boyfriend already thinks I have a problem but after I showed him Babbling Brooke's blog post of her nail polish collection which is 540 deep he no longer will say anything when I buy a nail polish.
I was up very late last night so I decided to do some nail art. Ive been meaning to do some free hand stuff and I remember a post I seen on Emerald Sparkled on roses over a mint polish. I loved the look and wanted to try it out. Ive been working on my free handing and getting better at using my left hand so this is my 1st design after all the practice . Click Here to see Emerald Sparkled post, she also has a tutorial on how to make the roses on her blog.
This is everything thing I used:
Elf Fluorescent pink
LA Colors Art Deco Light Pink
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Jumpin' Jade
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Clearly quick
Dotting tool and Nail Brush
I did my left hand 1st and I started off doing the the light pink with the striper brush and it didn't look so good so I switched to a nail brush. Ive been practicing using my left hand and ironically I am now better with my left then right. Well I hope you like it and give it a try.
This week I hauled a good amount of polishes but the majority of them have not arrived yet should be coming in hopefully tomorrow, I cant wait! The ones I am showing you today I picked up at my local Rite Aid, CVS and the others I stumble upon while shopping in Forever 21 (I didn't even know they sold nail polish I guess everyone is giving a shot at it).
1st up is part of the limited edition Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure nail polishes, Starry, Starry Flight. That has to be the longest name ever! I first saw this polishes swatched on The Nailphile I absolutely loved it! I already had a fav. silver glitter which was Sally Hansen Extreme wear Celeb city but this one blew that one out the water. It was opaque in 3 thin coats, it wasn't at all lumpy,dries really quick and last long. This one is a must have!!!
2nd Milani Neon fresh teal: I haven't had a chance to wear this one because Starry, Starry flight has held up so well. I love teal polishes and a neon teal polish sounds good to me. This polish you are suppose to use a white base color for the teal color to pop (actually say it on the label). I cant wait to use it with a nice nail art design.
3 and 4 Love & Beauty (Forever 21 polish) No name and Camel:
I had to get these 2 polishes because I don't have anything that looks like either one of these. Camel is a little darker then a nude it reminds me of OPI Barefoot in Barcelona which I had but it got lost in the move so why not get a cheaper version on it. The other didn't have a price tag so no name on it. I really like this one it has really thin holo glitter and a great plum color. These polishes are about $3 and they have a variety of colors these are the only ones that stood out to me.
Finally 2 silver holo glitters. Snowman and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine Cheers
I got these because I gave the holo glitter I did have away while I was in search of Starry, Starry Flight I found these 2 and I couldn't decide so I got them both. I swatched them on my nail wheel and I liked the snowman better because it has more glitter and dries faster(its cuter too). Ill probably end up giving away the other one. I got these at Rite Aid and they both cost under $2.That's all for this week cant wait till my package gets delivered so I can show you the wonderful polishes I got!
Daily Polish is celebrating 365 days of her blog by doing a giveaway that will have 3 winners with 3 wonderful prizes! She is giving away a whole bunch of stuff! The first prize is loaded with all kinds of nail polish and cosmetics and she still adding more to the prize. I hope to get lucky this time!! The giveaway ends November 19th so hurry and enter to win one of the great prizes. Here is a picture of 1st prize.
A couple of days ago I got a lovely gift from my old co-worker. She found out we had a Nail art class at my job with my older girls so she had some nail stuff laying around the house that she didn't use or have a need for so she gave it to us. She gave us 4 of everything below but the Nailene nails.
Incoco dry nail applique, Kiss nail art polishes
Neon yellow/orange, Nailene Nails and Kiss Nail File
My girls were nice enough to give me one of each since it was for them. They are also giving away everything you see here except the nails to their favorite blogger Lois from NailYorkCity. My lovely girls have been very blessed to receive many donations and grants for their nail art class. A special thanks to Jessica Kong from Wowsocool for the generous gift certificate to her site. We just received our package and they absolutely cant wait till Wednesday (the day the class meets). Thanks! They are now gonna give back by sending a package to Lois from NailYorkCity.
This post is pretty late I was going to post this on Sunday like every week but due to Halloween I sort of forgot about oops anyways last week I picked up a whole bunch of stuff for really cheap! I made my usual trip to Target and Dollar Tree and this is what I picked up. (All polishes were $1)
I found these at Dollar Tree, I am a shopaholic so I managed to get all the colors they had that I didn't already have. Thank god I did because when I went back they were all gone!!
I also picked up another two duo sets of the Sally Hansen polishes this time I got Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Purple Diamond.and Fire Opal as well as L.A. Colors nail strengthener and some nail gems (all different shapes and colors)
That was all for last week. Got a whole bunch of stuff this week some mine and some for my Girl's Nail art class.