Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nail Haul Shenanigans

So, today was a "Girl's Day" in honor of my friend's birthday. We did a late lunch then hit up all the cosmetics stores and then some. Ulta, Sephora, Dollar Tree, Sally's & Jo-Ann's. Sound like odd choices? Let's have a look:

Not a large haul, admittedly. I'm just not the type to spend a lot at once or on pricey polishes. You guys would crucify me if you only knew what isn't in my collection. (^_^;) The crystal nail file was all I got at Sephora. So, here's a closer look at some of the other items:

Ulta Army of 1

Ignore the blue thumb. I don't wanna talk about that missed opportunity. (-_-) Haha. The polish is Ulta Army of 1. It's a sage-y, army green that I think is great for Autumn.

Ulta Vintage Violet

This is Vintage Violet. It actually looks a lot more pink in person.

Ulta Chocolate Kiss

Chocolate Kiss...doesn't make me think of chocolate at all. But it's still pretty.

Ulta My Two Cents

My Two Cents: a beautiful copper glitter.

Micro beads from the Dollar Tree. Yes, the Dollar Tree! I picked up 3 packs. Hehe.

Some large hex, flower, heart and star glitters.

Medium hex glitters.

From Sally's, a Sally Girl mini in So 70's. I actually didn't get anything from Sally's, but my friend needed one more dollar to use her $10 off $20 coupon and let me pick this. How sweet was that?

From Jo-Ann, a fan brush. My friend showed me a technique with a fan brush that we want to try. Cosmetics stores want $20+ while this was $4 at Jo-Ann. 

I also got the brush I use for cuticle cleanup at a craft store. Let me just say, Hobby Lobby has about 20x the selection of brushes that Jo-Ann does. At the time, I almost got a brush for striping, but decided against it because I was so new to this that I didn't think I would use it right away. Now, I have to go back for it because Jo-Ann didn't have anything even remotely close. So, keep craft stores in mind. They also had a dotting tool at Jo-Ann, but it only had 2 sizes. I would like more of a variety, so I will be ordering those.

Pure Ice In the Mood & Pure Ice French Kiss

Lastly, I bought these yesterday at Walmart. In spite of knowing I was going to be polish shopping today, I just couldn't resist checking. Walmart has a great selection for us cheapos. The colors are In the Mood and French Kiss. I also noticed that my local Walmart now has the NYC matte top coat. In reviews the quality looked great and it's less than $2! I have one right now, so I didn't get it. But now that I know, I can use mine more. Haha.

Alright, that's it. As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. love it! also, look how different the blue thumb looks in the picture as opposed to in person.

  2. I know, but it's still gorgeous. haha