Monday, December 05, 2011

New Additions

I'm not a fan of the word "Haul", so I'm going to use "Additions" instead. This week I've added a few nail polishes to my ever-growing collection. But I also had to throw a couple of them away because it got so thick that I couldn't even use it anymore. I even tried to use my OPI polish thinner, but to no avail. Oh well, it was probably at least 3 years old! Do nail polishes even have expiration dates or is just the users' call to decide when it's time to ditch it?

Current Collection

This is my current collection of nail polishes. It ranges from really cheap to way too expensive for me to purchase another one (the $20+ category).

I really love nail polishes with special effect and I think I have quite a selection of it! I have shimmery Del Sol nail polishes that I purchased when I went to Florida a couple years ago and they change to a different colour when they are exposed to the sun. I have Revlon nail polishes that have a fragrance when it dries, as well as Matte OPI nail polish, and also Shatter nail polishes. I hope to add the magnetic nail polish into my collection some day. I think the effect is so pretty.

So this is my very first addition: Deborah Lippman in Some Enchanted Evening. I didn't buy this per se, but it came with couple other deluxe to full sized samples in this month's Topbox that I paid exactly $11.30 for. I'm normally not a huge fan of glittery nail polishes like this one, but this so called "sample" really changed my mind. Deborah Lippman nail polishes retail for about $20 so I really can't believe this came in my sample box! Anyways, I think the key to using these kind of nail polishes is to apply multiple layers and try to spread the glitter throughout the nail as best you can. Also, I find that it looks so much prettier when the base colour matches the glitter (scroll down to see my accent nail).

I can't remember if it was my mom's friend or hairdresser that told me about this place that sold nail and beauty supplies for wholesale prices, but I'm so glad they did! I don't remember the name of the store either, but I know it is located next to a beauty salon in Chinatown called "Nails for You" at 425 Spring Mountain Rd in Las Vegas. The OPI nail polishes there were around $4.25, which to me is an amazingly good deal considering all the OPI nail polishes that I have bought in Canada are always a little over $10. Is there any websites or stores in Toronto that sell supplies for whole sale prices? I am still on a hunt to look for one.

Anyways, my parents was recently in Las Vegas for the second time this year. While they were there, I was in back in Toronto about to purchase a new black nail polish when I remembered about the wholesale supply shop. So when my mom called to check up on me that same night, I asked (more like demanded) her to buy me an OPI black nail polish. I knew I also lacked metallic colours too, so I asked her to use her own judgement and pick it out for me. Anyways this is what she bought for me.

OPI - Black Onyx, A-Rose at Dawn... Broke by Noon, and Blue My Mind 

Orly -  Ingenue (purple), Rage (golden pink),and Sweet Peacock (blue).

I have never tried Orly nail polishes before, but I've heard of them and I guess I can associate their quality to OPI. My mom would of chosen the metallic colours from OPI, but the store owner recommended Orly to her and I'm glad they did. I had my mom try on Rage and I'm so happy with it. It has a different sheen from different angles and lighting, it either looks golden, pinkish, or both. I'm so excited to try on the other two Orly polishes!

Testing out the new products: OPI Blue my mind 
Accent Nail: OPI A-Rose by dawn... Brooke by Noon and Deborah Lippman Some Enchanted Evening


  1. I'm going to try to remember that store next time I'm in Vegas! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Brooke by Noon is super similar to china glaze frostbite. I love that blue colour, it's one of my favs! I love how you organized it in a colour coordinated/rainbow-like fashion :p


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