August 13, 2010

Haul and Nail Mail!

I got some nail mail yesterday and then today I went on a bit of a shopping spree in Ulta.  Couldn't help myself.  I got one of those certificates for spending a certain amount of money during the quarter, so I could get some free polish.  I knew the new OPI Swiss collection was there, so I had to go check it out!  I also got a couple mini-packs that I'm putting aside for giveaways.

First, my nail mail.  I ordered some stuff on Trans Design.  I needed more OPI Expert Touch Remover, it's my fave.  It does a pretty quick job taking off my polish and has a good smell afterwards.  Kinda citrusy, but not overly so.  Anyway, I ordered a jackpot of CND while I was at it.

Hmmm, maybe I over-did it.  I got 3 colors (left to right), Rasberry Parfait, Fireberry, and Dark Ruby.  And 6 effects (not necessarily in this order, I'm too lazy to match them up, haha) Lavender Pearl, Copper Shimmer, Crimson Sparkle, Rasberry Sparkle, Sapphire Sparkle, and Ice Blue Shimmer.  That's a lot!!  I love the effects, they're really pretty and can be dramatic or subtle depending on what you put it on.

Ok, so then I went to Ulta and I found the Orly Cosmic FX collection... SO amazing!  I only picked up 3...

Left to right is Out of This World, Space Cadet and Galaxy Girl (you can also buy these on Transdesign).  A lot of bloggers out there are saying there are dupes for almost all the colors in this collection.  For me, these are all unique.  I love the look of them in the swatches I've seen and I can't wait to try them out!

I also got some OPI... some new, some old.

Left to right is Significant Other Color, Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous, Color to Watch, Yodel Me on My Cell, and My Private Jet.  Yes, you read that right, MPJ.  BUT... it's the chocolate shimmer version, no holo to be seen.  I've never even seen this color in person but I know from all you lovely ladies that there are several versions out there.  This is one... and there were several bottles exactly like it... yes, I checked them all just to be sure.  I really liked a lot of the Swiss Collection, but so much red!  I'm not a huge red fan.  And some of them looked similar to the new China Glaze colors.

Who cares, I have a giant new stash of un-trieds.  I will have to swatch these soon for you guys.  :)


ipehishere said...

awww pretty collection :D

Laynie said...

Oooooh, how fun! I bet you're dying to try them all!

Jana said...

Yay nail mail AND hauling? The best of both worlds :) I want to come play in your stash! haha How will you decide what to wear first?!

Midge said...

@ipehishere - thank you!!

@laynie - yes I am! I wish I had multiple sets of hands and I could swap them out, lol

@jana - I know!! it was kinda funny that the nail mail came on the same day I went shopping. I should really go on a no-buy, but then I might explode. and I have NO CLUE where to start, lol.

Katrina said...

wow! nice haul! i wanna try some CND polishes!! anyway, excited for swatches ;)

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Jackie S. said...

I need to get some of the new Orly colors, they are nice! Great post! I love haul pics :)

Midge said...

@katrina - you should order some! they aren't that expensive, around $5. I will have to swatch soon!

@maryya - thank you!

@jackie - they look gorgeous!! you should definitely get them.

Jennifae said...

Hi! New follower here! :) Great haul and awesome colors! =D

Midge said...

@jennifae - hi there! and thank you!

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