Monday, March 12, 2012

Nail Mail + Haul!

Weee! I'm so excited! I was out of town for vacation visiting family and of course I stalked the local stores for new polishes. Whew. I found a lot of goodies. I also received a swap package from the awesome Theodora at Red Hair and Black Nail Polish (love her!).

First, my swap package! Look at this haul! I totally lucked out!!

And just to make ya'll jealous, some closer looks at my new polishes from halfway around the world ...

Essence Colourbration - Essence It's Purplicious - Essence Hello Holo

Catrice Heavy Metallilac - Catrice King of Greens - Essence Gold Old Buffy

These next two, well, I found numbers but no names. I think. It's all in a language I don't understand ... haha. I'm such a nerd. If there are names on the bottle, someone let me know! =)

Flormar U30 - Flormar U17

Essence in Make It Golden - Blue Addicted - Time for Romance - Icy Princess - Just in Case

Essence in Choose Me! - Galactic Black - Hard to Resist - High Spirits - Be Optimistic!

AND I got candy! Weeee! I <3 chocolate. I haven't tried any yet. I'm waiting to have a glass of wine and savor these!


I just realized I forgot to get a good picture of the lipgloss she sent! It's gorgeous!! A shimmery dark purple that shimmers pink/gold/green. Gah! I can't wait to wear it!!

Can you believe all the stuff I got from her? I totally made out like a bandit! If you don't already know her, you need to check her out here! She's da bestest. Awesome nails and flawless swatches.

And here's my little haul from out of town ...


It's not as interesting, but I got a few OPI's and a mini Orly and a little Sinful Colors. At first it looked like a regular flakie, but on looking closer, it looks like a glitter + mylar flakes.

What are mylar flakes you ask? They're used in a number of flakie polishes, but they're large, irregularly cut, thin iridescent sheets. If you google it, you can find some pics, but here's what they look like on their own:

Image from: http://inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com/2009/08/glitter-vs-stickles-glitter-glue.html
What do ya'll think? I haven't used it yet, but that's what it looks like to me from the outside of the bottle ...

Anyway, that's my excitement as of late. I'm trying to get back into the swing of life. Ain't happening yet.

P.S. With these added, it brings my grand total of polishes to 441. I think that's all of them. What? Is that bad?

26 comments:

  1. Oh, thank you! :D Unfortunately the Flormar polishes don't have any names :P And you think you got lucky? I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened your package! :D So glad we did this swap!! Enjoy your new polishes and the chocolate ;)

    Great haul btw! Can't wait to see swatches!

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    1. I'm just glad I didn't miss the names on the Flormar polishes. That makes me feel better! I'm glad we did this too! We may have to do it again!

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  2. Believe me, the first time I got a Flormar polish I searched for a name for about 10 minutes, haha =)) You're right, we may have to ;)

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  3. EPIC haul!! I'm a new follower btw, LOVING your blog :)

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  4. GOMG! What is that blue/purple OPI at the back?!?

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    1. Haha. The polish all the way to the right is Grape...Set...Match and the second to the right is Austin-tatious Turquoise. I wasn't sure which one you were talking about - but aren't they both fantastic?!? Would you like me to swatch the one you're eyeing?

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    2. It was Austin-tatious Turquoise I was eyeing! It's been one of my lemmings for so long now! Grape Set Match looks so much more pink on your photo, I thought it was The One That Got Away at first! Haha

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  5. AMAZING swap! I love Essence Make it Golden, Blue Addicted, and Time for Romance

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  6. OMG! this is amazing! both haul and swap!

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  7. HOLY COW!!! what a ton of fantastic polishes. can't wait to see!! :)

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  8. Fantastic haul! So many pretties to try! :)

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  9. Hi! FLormar is a Turkish polish brand with lots of lovely colors. They come with numbers. If you would like to see more you can visit my blog on http://poshnailart.blogspot.com :) Have a nice week... :)

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  10. What store did you find the Sinful colors Green Ocean at?!? I've been trying to find one, since mine is almost gone!

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    1. I found it at my local walgreen's, they had a separate display up with that and another green for St. Patty's day

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  11. Super jealous of the polish AND the chocolate ;-)

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  12. What a nail mail day! Man, I loooooove those Merci chocolates. The marzipan ones are my favorites.

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    1. I can't wait to try those chocolates. they look fab!

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  13. Love it!!
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  14. Lots of swatches to look forward to! And you got Kinder and Merci Choclate. Love them!

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