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