Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pretty Things

Happy Thursday!  Why does it seem that Monday and Tuesday take forever to get through, but once you get past Wednesday, the rest of the week just flies by?  I had a pretty good day yesterday.  I picked up a gorgeous red jelly polish and can't wait to post it here.  Today I have an eye doctor appointment - definitely time to get an upgrade on my contacts!

A suggestion I got quite a bit from my giveaway is posting more hauls.  I don't usually like to post hauls because I don't want to seem like I'm rubbing all my good stuff in everybody's faces.  But, since this is what people asked to see, who am I to deny them?  And I like looking at hauls, so I should like presenting hauls, right?

Here's my November haul.  So far.  LOL

Color Club All About Color collection.  I picked this up from Ross for $8.  I'd give you the name of the colors, but there isn't a list on the box and I can not find this collection online.  In any case, it's a red creme, light pink creme, medium pink creme, royal purple shimmer, dark pink creme, dark purple shimmer and royal blue shimmer.
The second I saw this in the bins at Ross, I squeed and then snatched it up.  I'm sure the people around me thought I had lost my mind.  LOL  Color Club Electro Candy collection.  $8.  I'm sure you all pretty much know the colors in this, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.  Volt of Light (highlighter yellow), What A Shock (alien slime green), Electro Candy (neon pink), Tangerine Scream (traffic cone orange), Ultra Violet (neon purple), Pure Energy (neon turquoise) and a top coat.  I've previously stated how much I abhor neon, but I've had a change of heart.  This collection is gorgeous!  Each color has a flash of purple, green or blue and it's so pretty!  The top coat has a faint blue tint to it to help bring out that gorgeous flash.
Color Club Untamed Luxury collection.  Ross.  $8.  Pretty in Platinum (pearl gray shimmer), Wild Orchid (purple taupe gray), Positively Posh (brown taupe), Soft as Cashmere (gray taupe), Nothing But Truffle (blackened burgundy shimmer - my fave of the group), Jewel of a Girl (wine/burgundy shimmer) and Ready to Royal (super deep vampy purple).
I picked this one up for three reasons.  Skull and crossbones with bows.  And one or two of the colors looked promising.  Ross - $4.  But I'm a little confused about the packaging.  The box says neon.  This is so NOT neon!  These are more iridescent than neon.  Anyway, for 4 bucks, even if they're horrible, I could probably empty out the polish and use the bottles for frankens.  I tried one of these out over topcoat and it wouldn't stick!  In this set we have yellow, light pink, baby blue, pink, white and gray.  Since when is gray neon?  LOL
Altogether now.  To recap, I got 27 polishes for $28.  That's *just* over a buck a bottle!  I also picked up the collection I'm giving away at the end of next week.

A couple weeks ago, Ulta opened in Albuquerque.  I am so excited!!  This place is like my candy store.  I didn't get to go to the grand opening, but my bestie did.  And she picked me up a little something.  She' ROCKS!  She grabbed Essence Color & Go in Ultimate Pink and Plum Perfect.  They don't look so close in color IRL.  My flash really washed out Plum Perfect.
She also grabbed Orly Out of This World.  This is from the Space FX collection, and like its sisters, it is GORGEOUS!  Purple glass fleck with gold/green flash.  I can't wait to wear this.  See?  My bestie really is the BEST!
I couldn't take it any longer.  The bestie and I went to Ulta that Sunday.  They had some great sales since it was their grand opening weekend.  I picked up 3 OPIs I'd been drooling over because they were buy 2, get 1 free (and they gave me a little extra discount on top of that so I got all 3 for something like $14 - they're normally $8.50 each!).  From back to front: Rumples Wiggin (light lavender creme), The Show Must Go On (gorgeous pink/gold duo glass fleck), and Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow (super deep vampy green creme). 

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but this was a no-buy month for me.  That was until I found those sets at Ross. *hides head*  To make me feel better about all of this, I remind myself that I didn't buy any of these at full price.  AND...the bestie got me 3 of them.  LOL  Whatever I tell myself to sleep at night, right?  I'm going to put it out there right now.  December is absolutely at no buy month for me.  Seriously!  Unless, of course, I get gift cards for Christmas and then it doesn't really count as a buy because somebody else will be supplying me with the funds.  LOL  OK.  I'm starting to look ridiculous, so I'm just gonna go now.

17 comments:

Gabrielle said...

Nice haul!
i got the first Color Club set as well and didn't find the names of the colors lol

Makeup Zombie said...

Man, you picked some great Color Club collections!

Danielle said...

Wowzers! Great haul, I'd love to see more also :) it seems like the polishes you find at Ross in the states I find at Winners here in Canada. When I hit up the states next I will definitely be checking out Ross :)

Gabrielle said...

That electric blue is absolutely amazing (but all blues are in my opinion...), check-out my blog, I made a post about it a couple of weeks ago.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

We don't have Ross here. Too bad.

nail crazy said...

27 polishes for 28 $!?
I should be so lucky...

Ivana said...

What a great haul! I'm always so jelous when I see hauls around and even more, when I see the price. I wish here weren't nail polishes so expensive. :(

Mamarazzi said...

wowzer...so many colors. when will you find the time to try them ALL?

Toesthattwinkle! said...

wow nice haul!
i want a nearby ross!

Stray Stitches said...

Good think it was a 'no buy month'. I would hate to see what you would have gotten if it was a 'buy month' - LOL! Really, I'm glad you were able to pick up such great deals.

Kimberly said...

I won't tell anyone about the no-buy November slip. :)

I've read that some don't care for hauls but I love seeing them. It's like show and tell for nail/makeup bloggers. I've never felt it was rubbing my face in anything either. So, as a fan, I say 'haul away!'

You haven't told your hubs about the Ulta store, have you? My hubs calls it my 'crack house.' lol

SilhouetteScreams said...

My eyes went immediately to the neons :D and LOL I'd love to see what your hauling is like when you're not on a no-buy XD so epic.

sara said...

Color Club Untamed Luxury collection is beautiful. Off to Ross I go!

Apriltini said...

I read this post and was inspired to check out my local Ross. I scored the other part of the Untamed Luxury set, and saw the others you mentioned, plus a set called Pardon My French (or was it France?). Now I'm rethinking my acquisition. Maybe I should go back for more?

Myya said...

Oh my gosh what great finds!!! LOVE the neons, I would totally rock those... on my toes cuz I hardly ever do my fingers. ALthough, my girls would think they were awesome too. I am IN LOVE with the OPI colors. I want them!!!

Copyboy said...

OPI's sets, neon? I'm lost but oh so liking these polish posts. Pink cookie is my favorite. Yes, for the same reason as you. I'm just a sucker for a skull and crossbones with a bow.

Brooke said...

RIDICULOUS deals girl!!!! You're amazing! Loving the Color Clubs :)

I also really wanted to thank you for your kind comment at R3Daily (totally made my day!). I really appreciate it. Thank you for reading my little blogette (and thank you for all your awesome comments... I get so happy when my phone buzzes and I look and see that I got a comment!). Thank you!!! xoxoxox :)