High End Polish Haul!

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I recently picked up some high end nail polishes that I have had my eye on for awhile. Let’s jump into it, shall we?

First, I decided to get two more Marc Jacobs polishes. I had my eye on Jezebel for many moons, so I decided to just pick it up this time. It is a deep vampy red shade with just a touch of brightness. Cora is a shimmering burgundy with rose microglitter. This color is really unique!

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MAC released a bunch of interesting toppers this year in addition to actually lowering their polish prices. I picked up two of them: Too Short Skirt (coral with pink pearl) and Spoonful of Sugar (pink with pink pearl).

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Personally, I find MAC polishes underrated as I have said many times! I love how they wear and I like the color selection.

My big splurge was Dior Lady. I’m a SUCKER for a neutral and natural pink. This is new for spring and every once in awhile I like to splurge on something from Dior if I think it is fantastic, and Lady certainly fits the bill. πŸ™‚

The last thing I picked up was actually with Sephora points perks, and that is the Pink Gel Coat from Perfect Formula. I heard a few raves about this, and since it was a 100 point perk, I decided to give it a try! So far I don’t have any major opinions on it, but I’m anxious to see if it strengthens my nails, since they are pretty weak.

Have you tried any of these shades yet? Coming soon is a comparison post with Lady! πŸ™‚

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Fall Nail Haul

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I haven’t been purchasing much polish lately (a good thing), but there are definitely some shades that caught my eye in the last couple months. Above are all of the polishes I’ve purchased from I believe July until now.

Revlon Confident is a Gucci Westman collaboration that looks just like ruby slippers. It has red hex glitter, VERY small bar glitters, and some small circle glitters in a red jelly base. It is surprisingly opaque.

Sinful Colors Cauldron Couture is a polish that I am pretty disappointed with. It doesn’t have the best coverage and needs to be built up. It is a black and green glitter with a clear base, but it doesn’t build very well.

Sinful Colors Charmed is one that I passed up a few times, but I knew I HAD to have it eventually because it is just so pretty! It is a very sparkly pink lavender shimmer.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild LAC -My Mani? is a matte creamy beige polish. I just love these types of colors and want to see how the matte WnW formula compares to the others in the line.

Sinful Colors Starry Night is a shade I saw on Instagram and fell in love with. It has less color than Butter London The Black Night, making it seem more like an actual starry night. πŸ™‚ This one is surprisingly opaque, too!

OPI With a Nice Finnish– OF COURSE I had to get this, since I have some Finnish heritage! It’s a beautiful color too- a nice bronzey gold, just like a Finnish sauna! πŸ™‚

OPI Damone Roberts 1968– I was so unsure about this polish, being that it is double the price of other OPI polishes, but I didn’t want to miss out on it forever. I’m going to be doing a comparison post with this color, so stay tuned for that! πŸ™‚

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Finally, I ordered a sheet of Jamberry nail appliques since my sister-in-law was having a Jamberry party. I’ve never tried these before, but hear great things about them. I’m a little worried because my nail beds are so small. I even considered getting the child size Jamberry sheets! My best friend is having a Jamberry party right now, so I’m going to get the application kit and hope that helps with my teeny-tiny nails.

OH! One more exciting nail polish related item: I FINALLY got a Helmer in August! What a handy piece of storage. I’m very happy with that purchase and wish I had gotten one a long time ago!

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Small Haul & Pacific Blue Drama!

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Hi Everyone! Long time, no see! Things have been busy and life just caught up with me I guess. Anyway, I have a small haul to share! First, I picked up three polishes from the drugstore.

The first one is from L’Oreal’s Distressed Denim collection, so it is textured. My hubby bought this one for me! πŸ™‚ The shade is called Distressed Turquoise, although it seems like a baby blue to me.

The next one is Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue, a CULT classic. Many times I’ve thought to pick this up and never did. Apparently Sally Hansen is reformulating a bunch of polishes in this line, and changing up classic colors, including this one, so I decided to get it (and two back-ups, just in case I loved it). I’m going to review this one soon. If you visit Young, Wild, and Polished on YouTube, she put up a little rant video about it.

Finally, the last shade I picked up is a BEAUTIFUL matte shade, also Sally Hansen. I love this color so much. It’s called Coastin’ By, and it is limited edition.

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I also picked up two packs of nail art stickers by Sinful Colors. I found these at Walgreens, and they were $2 each. I can’t resist a good beach theme! The first set is called ‘Rad-a-Tat’.

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The next set is called ‘It’s All Tat’. We’ll see how they work!

What polishes have you picked up lately?

 

Spring Polish Haul!

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Hello! What spring polish collections have been catching your eye? I haven’t actually purchased any polish for awhile, and then I was out and about and saw a bunch of new collections! Here’s what I picked up.

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CoverGirl has a new collection out where Katy Perry is the spokeswoman. It contains a beautiful metallic rose shade called “Being Blonde.” I also saw this really unique polish in the Sally Hansen Triple Shine collection called “Sparktacular.” It’s orange and teal micro-glitter mixed together. I definitely don’t have anything like that!

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Sinful Colors has a few new displays with beautiful summer polishes! I especially loved the “Simmer Down” display. I picked up the following from Rite Aid:

Hot Chili– Metallic red with shimmer and some larger red glitters
Coral Reef– Hot coral cream with blue shimmer
Lively in Lilac– I can’t believe I got this color, but it looked unique. It’s a deep plum/blurple jelly base with orange glitter.
Mint Tropics– Yet another minty green….

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China Glaze was buy two, get one free at Sally Beauty Supply, and I can never pass that up, especially when there are new GLITTERS from the Surprise! collection. I picked up two, plus one neon from previous collection:

I’m a Go Glitter– Light blue, fuchsia, and minty green glitter
Don’t Be a Flake– Black, turquoise, and pink glitter
Rose Among Thorns– Hot neon pink/coral

I definitely want to get some of the new Butter London Brights! shades too, but haven’t just yet. Which polishes have you picked up lately?

 

Mid-Winter Polish Haul!

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Hello! I hope you’re having a great weekend. I have a polish haul to share today, starting with the Julep Freedom Polymer top coat. I actually redeemed some Sephora points to try this, so I hope it’s good. If you’ve tried it, let me know!

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OPI Push and Shove is a mirrored polish that is designed to last for a very short time period, like a night out. I wasn’t going to get this, but I LOVE how it looks, and I found it half off at Sally Beauty Supply, so I decided to give it a go. I think this will be great if I want awesome nails for race days this summer. πŸ™‚

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Also at Sally Beauty, I picked up these colors: China Glaze Chrome Wrinkling the Sheets, China Glaze Sand Dolla Make you Holla, China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around, and Orly FX Milky way. I only spent $16 at Sally Beauty thanks to a sale and clearance, so you might want to check it out if you live near one!

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From the drugstore, I got a couple more of the Gel Lacque shades from L’Oreal. I am going to be reviewing the system soon, and I am REALLY happy with it. I hope they make more colors!

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Also from the drugstore, Revlon Gold Goddess, which I am fairly certain is a Zoya dupe, but that is for another day. πŸ™‚ I also picked up two more of the L’Oreal textured polishes: Pop the Bubbles and Diamond in the Rough. I LOVE THESE. L’Oreal makes great polish, and I’m pretty sure these textured ones are permanent; they were in my display anyway.

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Last stop: Ulta! I picked up Piggy Polish Glam Slam, which is HUGE glitter of all shades, Nailtiques Formula 2 after hearing Holly talk about it for so long, and Butter London Goss, which is a pink, rose gold shade.

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I’m really excited to try the Formula 2 treatment. My nails are at a great length right now, and I want to keep it that way!

Have you picked up any polish recently?

Holiday Polish Haul!

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Hello and Happy New Year! I’m finally done with my holiday traveling and am ready to settle into 2014. I did get some nail related goodies for Christmas, and picked up some on my own as well.

My sister gave me the entire China Glaze Magnetic nail polish set, and it is SO gorgeous! The rich jewel tones really appeal to me.Β  Thank you, Molly!

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Zoya Rue– This was a purchase I made. One of my cats is named Rhoda, and we always call her “Roo”. That combined with the gorgeous color…well, I got suckered into that pink nude!

Revlon Top Speed in Pink Lingerie– I haven’t seen this polish near me, and bought it while my husband and I were visiting his family. I love the Top Speed formula, and this color is just totally me.

Sally Hansen Glitter Gun– Gold and white glitter. I had to! Plus, it was under a buck at Target. Thank you, clearance!

Sinful Colors Decadent– Red glitter! Another clearance find. Glad I caught this one before the holidays ended too.

CoverGirl Glosstini in Red Rouge- This is the color of FIRE, and it was in my Christmas stocking from the in-laws. Very pretty…can’t wait to wear this on my toes!

Catrice Pinkroque was sent in a swap from my dear friend Luchessa!Β  I can’t wait to wear this and try the brand too. Thank you, Luchessa!Β  You know my kind of colors! πŸ˜‰

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L’Oreal Collection Privee in Doutzen’s Nude– This is a pink nude, slightly darker than Zoya Rue.

Sally Hansen Satin Glam in Go Gold– This is a new textured polish, and it looks amazing in the bottle. Satin seems to be the finish that will be popular in 2014, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this is like.

Pretty soon I will be posting my favorite polishes of 2013, so stay turned for that! πŸ™‚

Weekend Polish/Nail Art Haul

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Hello! I picked up a few nail related things this weekend and thought I would share. It has been awhile since I’ve looked at any new polish in the drugstore, and there were a few things that caught my eye! Let’s start with the polish!

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Sinful Colors Cold As Ice– This is a pure white bar glitter. WHITE!!! I love white polish and I just had to get this. I think this is going to be fun to layer over so many different colors!

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Sinful Colors Tinsel & Shine– This is another bar glitter, but darker and multi-colored. This really sparkles and will look gorgeous over black, burgundy, or dark blue.

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Sinful Colors Got A Blush On You– This shade is part of the textured Sinful Colors line, Crystal Crushes. Because of that, it’s $3 instead of $2. These were on sale for a little less than that at Walgreens when I purchased them.

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Sinful Colors Treasure Chest– Another textured polish here; this is the first one that I saw in a photo on Instagram and HAD to have it. It’s turquoise with some gold. I can’t wait to see how these compare to Liquid Sand and the Zoya Pixie Dust textured polishes.

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The last nail polish I picked up is this “Magic Top Coat”, which is a limited edition L’Oreal polish called The Holographic. Every time I saw the display with these top coats, this one was always sold out. Finally, I got my hands on it! Sparkly toppers seem to be a huge deal right now.

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The last things I got are from the Dollar Tree. First, Dashing Diva Color FX polish strips, which I believe are a salon/professional product. I did find them on Amazon for $8, but haven’t seen them anywhere else. Since they were only $1 I got three different shades: Ooh-La-Lita (hot red pink), Entre Nous (teal green), and Afterglow (baby pink). I also spotted two Revlon nail art stencils there, and got the cherry blossoms one and the other one is just stars. The Dollar Tree also had several Milani and Sinful Colors polishes there, and even had the Sally Hansen magnetic polishes if that is something your heart desires!

What polishes have you picked up recently?