Off the wagon. :(
Posted by manicuremania on September 11, 2009
I broke my no-buy resolution. And oh…I broke it bad. I had been doing so well! I had been to Sally’s just that day, and I resisted the new China Glaze glitters. !!!!! I had been so proud of myself. But even though I sorta feel like I shouldn’t have done it…it is very difficult to feel bad about this (other than the fact that I have nowhere to put them!)
So the Barielle Labor Day sale. This was an amazing deal! Just too good to pass up. Every discount stacked!! That is practically unheard of! PLUS…the healthy Nails pack came free with orders over $85 (BEFORE THE DISCOUNTS).…I got 21 polishes.
I actually had my cart all worked out to spend about $35, and I was OK with that, kind of, but then I realized that I only had to add a few more to get past the $85 mark for the Healthy Nails Pack, and then a few more for the 20% off, and…so I added 10 more polishes.
I was sort of disappointed that Swizzle Stix and Grape Escape were out of stock, but I suppose I can’t complain.
Anyway, here we go!
Sweet Addiction – creme green
Polished Princess – safari green w/ copper shimmer
Date Night – metallic green
These look awesome! I think I got a nice selection of colors and filled some holes in my collection. First impressions, without actually really using any of them: the brushes are tiny. Most of them are shimmers, but they seem…watery. More jellyish, perhaps. I think some of them are going to be pretty sheer. We’ll see how they apply!
This is my first REAL online only polish buy, so I think that as I wear and photograph these, I’ll compare them to the swatch on the Barielle site.
And, as I was selecting my first color to use, I just had to try a few of my favorites out to see how they look: