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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hauls!

Despite my lack of blog posts, I've still managed to get my hands on a few new polishes. So I thought a "haul" post would be a good idea to get me back into the swing of things! :) These photos are terrible. Let's just say I'm not the tech-savvy one in the family.

Essie has kind of been my favorite brand lately... I think it's because it's become easier to find them. You can find them at Walgreens, WalMart, etc. I love their selection of blues, and even though I own the beautiful Turquoise & Caicos, I pick it up almost every time I see it, forgetting that I have it at home ready to be used. I'm weird. I bought all of these (with the exception of Mochacino, which my Mom purchased) at the regular price. It's about $8 a bottle. I bought them on separate occasions, but they're still a bit pricy. From left to right we have Beach Bum Blu, Turquoise & Caicos, Tart Deco, and Mochacino.
And who could pass up a brand new bottle of OPI? Two of these I bought a LONG time ago. I've worn them, but never posted them here. The first two are Samoan Sand and Bubble Bath. I found those at Target. My Mom bought the last one, Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs., last weekend at Ulta. She's sporting the color right now, and it looks perfect. But her nails are also perfect. :) We're both really drawn to these soft, neutral colors.
I always saw Jesse's Girl polishes on other blogs and never knew where to find them. I popped into Rite Aid a few months back and found a small display with a few of their colors. I like to buy new brands in two's if they're fairly inexpensive so I ended up with Beach Baby, the neon pink, and Julieg. I've already posted Julieg, and it's my go-to summer color. It's just perfect and I can't tell you how many times I've used it. I love it. These were $2.99 each if I can remember correctly. And I think it was buy one get one half off or something like that. It was kind of a long time ago so I'm not 100% on those details. They're really good, though. I'm pretty sure I'll go back for more. :)

Yay for a really blurry pic. This one wouldn't cooperate, so I'm sorry! I had been eye-ing a few of these Insta-Dri's for some time. I've never really heard great things about their formulas, but I had a Target gift card burning a hole in my wallet, so why not?! I got Blue Away and Jade Jump. I tested them out and I really like them! I'll have to get used to the awkward brush, but I'm really loving the colors! :) They were about $4.00 each.
The rest of these are just random finds. Back in the fall I bought Borghese Stellare Notte. I have mixed feeling about it. I wore it once and I just don't know if I love it. I've seen it on a bajillion blogs and it looks great. I think I need to wear it again and do a better job of application and then see how I feel. It is a pretty unique color. Ulta- Set the Nude and Sonia Kashuk- Tauped are colors my Mom picked out. They're both really pretty. Set the Nude can look really grey, so that's unique for my ever-growing collection. I bought butter London Jaffa and Zoya Gemma together on a trip to Ulta. LOVE Jaffa! It's a really great summer color. And I can see me rocking Gemma some time in the fall. I had a $3 off coupon for Ulta so I didn't have to spend a million dollars! I also had no idea Zoya's were sold at Ulta, so that was an awesome surprise. And having such easy access to butter London polishes won't be good for my bank account. ;) oh well! I love all these colors. :)
I want to swatch these soon! Which ones do y'all wanna see? Talk to y'all soon and thanks for keeping up with me! :)

4 comments:

caneriva said...

Great Haul!

Deb said...

That's quite a haul. I saw that Sonia Kashuk polish at my local Target and I was seriously tempted to grab it. However, I think I already have a dupe somewhere. I am just a sucker for unconventional colors.

Toesthattwinkle! said...

nice haul, love your blog

Olivia C. said...

Caneriva- thanks! :)

Deb- I think I probably have some colors pretty similar to it, but it was one of those that my Mom & I both liked, and I couldn't think of the colors I had similar to it when we were in the store. hahahah.

Toesthattwinkle- thanks! :)