Saturday, October 8, 2011

My Birthday Haul and Mani (plus other goodies)

That's right, yesterday was my birthday! I had such a great day, lots of well wishes from friends and family and quite a few polish discoveries, some of which I took advantage of ;)

Before we get to all that though I want to start with my mani! A couple weeks ago I ordered Zoya Valerie in celebration of passing my final pre-salon test at school and I was quite happy at how fast it arrived. I ordered it thursday and got it saturday! And since I just happened to check the mail after I'd taken off my previous polish I wasted no time in putting her on!
 two coats with flash

natural light

Isn't she gorgeous? I wore this on it's own through wednesday and then decided to spice it up a bit for thursday. I did a gradient with Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Amber Ruby and Sinful Colors All About You.

Then thursday night I decided it needed a bit more spice so I added Revlon Scented Orange Fizz on the tips and on each ring finger I did an autumn leaf design. The polishes used for the leaves were Nina Ultra Pro Evening Sun, Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar, and Revlon Scented Beach.

Now onto the other goodies! I decided to stop at a Walgreens on my way to school friday morning since I had a bit of cash to spend thanks to getting tips from some wonderful clients when I was on the salon floor monday and tuesday. Boy did I ever hit the jackpot! I finally found four of the Wet 'n' Wild Halloween polishes with the gravestone caps! I picked out two and a purple liquid eyeliner with holographic glitter. I also found the new L'Oreal colors! Of COURSE I grabbed Owl's Night for myself ;) And then I found something else . . .

There was also a black polish but that was a plain creme finish. THESE little lovelies all had holographic glitter! They were only $1.99 but I decided to wait on getting them.

After school I was going to get a Fribble from Friendly's since I heard they were filing for bankruptcy and I wouldn't likely get another chance . . . unfortunately the local branch restaurant had already closed :( Since I couldn't get the milkshake I drove across the street to Rite Aid for a bit more polish therapy. So glad I did!

I found more of the L'Oreal polishes along with the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure colors, the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Halloween strips and some polishes from a brand I'd never heard of before, City Color.
Aren't those bottles adorable?

So I'm sure you're wondering what else I got huh? Ok, here's my final haul pic (minus giftcards and the eyeliner I mentioned earlier)
Top row: Artisan flowering jasmine green tea from Bar Harbor Tea Co. (I love their Wild Blueberry <3), Essie Sexy Divide, Sole Mate, In Stitches, Merino Cool.
Bottom row: Fantasy Makers by Wet 'n' Wild Creepy Pumpkin, Black Magic, L'Oreal Owl's Night, Sinful Colors Serena and Chloe, City Colors Reddish Purple

Overall I had a marvelous day (plus homemade chili and cake when I got home that night)!

1 comment:

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Happy late Birthday and cute manicure!