Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Very Strategic Haul

I normally don't blog about my purchases, but this one I just had to share. Swatches soon!

top row: ulta
layla flash black, china glaze sun kissed, china glaze love's a beach, china glaze custom kicks
less $13 in ULTAmate rewards
new total with tax $25.62
less $25 amex gift card
out of pocket total $0.62

bottom row: sally's
china glaze ride the waves, china glaze flirty tankini, china glaze orange you hot, orly be brave (bar glitter!)
less $10 from june birthday coupon
less $1.64 from june 15% off coupon (bless my sally's SA for letting me keep the coupon, too!)
new total with tax $10.16
less $10 sally's gift card
out of pocket total $0.16

grand total at both stores $0.78 for 8 polishes

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lynnderella Mysterious Ways

Two coats of Mysterious Ways over China Glaze Secret Periwinkle. The base of MW is sheer enough to not really alter SP. I used the dabbing method to apply which yielded great results. (In case you're not familiar with the dabbing method, it's where you "dab" the polish on instead of brushing it on. Usually the best method in applying tricky glitters to ensure the glitter stays put.) I used one coat of top coat, and I still feel some bumpiness, so two would probably be ideal.

Because lists are just easier:
- Mostly grey/slightly lavender jelly base
- Holo micro glitter
- Small white hex & squares
- Small purple hex
- Medium holo hex, squares, & diamonds
- Gunmetal medium hex
- Large silver hex

Description from Lynn herself:
Mysterious Ways is the long-lost sister of Gotta Love Brains. It features a grey-violet base with multi-coloured shimmer, white, silver, gunmetal  and holographic hexagons, diamonds, squares and dust. The holographics look amazing peeping out of the translucent grey. Like buried jewels.

Mysterious Ways is also one of four Lynnderellas that is being/has already been discontinued.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pure Ice Heartbreaker

One coat over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Grey Area. I don't think I have to say much here, look how gorgeous! Heartbreaker is a blue/green duochrome shimmer top coat. I love the contrast with the dark grey here. I want to put this over everything!