I meant to do this entry last night but I was so pooped after shopping and preparing for this week's Thanksgiving holiday. I got these last night but I couldn't wait to blog about them as I was really excited that all of them came at the same time in the mail, and all of them related to nails! So here are my hauls, one by one:
My Lippmann nail lacquers arrived after only 2 days in transit! I got these from a nice lady who is into nail polish as I am into makeup. She won this big auction of Lippmanns for a lot less than the retail price, so she decided to resell them for less than salon or online prices, just to share some nail lacquer love. It turned out though that I didn't have to pay a cent for these as we eventually settled for a swap. These are pure love. =D
Believe is a beautiful sparkly champagne beige that was created with Cher. I will be wearing this shade for this coming week. Believe was also Marion Cotillard's nail polish of choice when she won the Best Actress Award during the Oscars this year:
No More Drama is from Mary J. Blige and it's one of my favorite colors- a milk chocolatey brown with bronzey/copper shimmer that is just soooo gorgeous. This would definitely suit and complement my warm undertones. Whatever Lola Wants was created with Kelly Ripa and is a shimmering pink lilac and was named after Kelly's daughter Lola. I read that it's more on the sheer side so I will have to layer it over a creme opaque color to add some lilac shimmer to it. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square is a pretty opalescent silver that has beautiful iridescence when light hits it.
Then on the same day I got my Lippmanns, I also received my 8ty8 haul. It's like an early Christmas present.
Look who greeted me when I opened my package - a cute and cuddly OPI stuffed puppy - for free! (I read that this is part of the OPI Holiday in Toyland 2008 Dog-gone Sweet set).
Not Shown: China Glaze in Branding Iron
I got mostly OPIs from the France and Holiday in Toyland collections, and China Glaze Rodeo Diva collections, with the exception of Emerald Sparkle, a beautiful shimmery emerald green from the Sleigh Ride trio set. I can't wait to swatch these beauties, and swatches will be posted up very soon.
Then yesterday, I went to ULTA and claimed my free item. I accumulated enough points on their rewards card for an OPI nail polish of my choice. Then I realized all OPIs were buy one get one free, so I bought one and got two free! It's like I only paid $3 for each polish. I also loved the fact that I got those from the newest collections. Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not from the France collection is a beautiful purple with shimmer, and Baby It's "Coal" Outside is just a little darker than Brand New Skates but with the same multi-hued speckled shimmer that is so pretty. As the name suggests, it's charcoal colored but the speckle makes it a lot more interesting. Crepes Suzi-ette is a pretty rose-brown-mauve that I can't wait to try.
Lastly, here's another item that came in the mail - my freshly oiled and sharpened Mehaz nipper. I bought this at 8ty8beauty.com too, and Mehaz has a lifetime sharpening/maintenance service for every implement they sell. I just sent it to them with a $3 check for shipping and it came back to me in just a week, as good as new. I don't usually cut my cuticle as it is technically not recommended, but the nipper is great for taking out hangnails and generally to take out unsightly dead skin.
There you have it, my weekend nail polish haul. Swatches of these are coming up.