Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SERIOUS Nail Polish Haul

I'm kind of speechless actually.

Since the Spa Day at Ella Bache, I've had an overwhelming need to increase my OPI collection from 2 to...well as many as I could get.  My pedi is still perfect 10 days on!

Yesterday I happened to come across a kiosk selling them for just under $12/bottle.  I got 5.  They didn't have as good a range as I hoped and several colours I had on my wishlist from online googling simply didn't look the same in real life.

From left to right:  It's all Greek to Me, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, Melon of Troy, Overexposed in South Beach and Aphrodite's Pink Nightie.

The colours in the photo don't look anything like the real deal!  They're MUCH nicer in person.

Moving along to today...We gathered at Annette's place since she found a place near her selling OPI for $10!  Just as we're about to pull into to the carpark she informs us that at least that's what the post on a forum from 2008 said!

Obviously no nail outlet anywhere so dejected we go home and cook lunch.  I investigated the matter further since I wasn't going home without nail polish!  More thorough reading showed the place had moved and was still very close by.

Success!!!!!!!  OPI for $11/bottle.  Very comparable to the USA after you take postage into account.  They also had other brands like China Glaze, Essie, Orly, Seche etc and all manner of nail art accessories.

Below is the combined result of our trip there.

Alex Got:
OPI An Affair in Red Square
OPI Blushingham Palace
OPI Cuckoo for This Colour
OPI My Private Jet
OPI Not Like the Movies
OPI Pompeii Purple
OPI Purple With a Purpose
OPI Russian Navy
OPI Significant Other Color
OPI Strawberry Margarita
OPI Teenage Dream
OPI Teal the Cows Come Home
OPI Who Needs a Prince
OPI Black Shatter
OPI Natural Base Coat
OPI Top Coat
China Glaze Lubu Heels
Nails Alive Aromatherapy Drying Drops

Annette Got:
OPI Sweetheart
OPI Glitzerland
OPI Moon Over Mumbai
China Glaze Lubu Heels

Helene Got:
OPI Sweetheart
OPI Cajun Shrimp
OPI Fiji-Weejee-Fawn
OPI Jade is the New Black
China Glaze Thistle
China Glaze Her Fabulousness
China Glaze For Audrey
China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway
China Glaze Lubu Heels

Beauty confession...*I spent $250 on nail polish in less than 24 hours*

Stay tuned for swatches!!

1 comment:

  1. Hehehehe! I love how you wrote your secret in super small writing!!