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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!