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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm Michelle and I have a problem...

I think I'm addicted to nail polish. There's just something about using a new colour for the first time. Or the feeling you get when you finally find something you've been searching for. More than once that has caused me to come home with a bag full of polishes when I go to the store for something unrelated. Well, today I actually went for nail polish, but not nearly as many as I ended up buying. After seeing the new Xtreme Wear limited edition colours, I couldn't stop thinking about them. I want to wait for a sale, so I only bought two for now. But while I was at Pharma Plus, I saw the new Sally Hansen HD display. And I had a tough time choosing just one. 
Left to right: Sally Hansen HD Laser, Xtreme Wear Concrete and Purple Gala, Hidden Treasure
Hidden Treasure! I don't think there's anyone left who isn't in love with this one. My sister found two bottles at Zellers a while ago so we each have one but when she spotted this today, I knew I'd regret not buying it. I'm trying to decide if I should save it as backup in case more lines don't realize how coveted flakies are right now. Or should I pass it on to someone still lemming it?

I also went into Sally Beauty for polish thinner and ended up buying a China Glaze. Fairy Dust (the name is perfect!) is a holographic glitter. I can't wait to try it over black, and any other colour.

And since I can't be near a Walmart without checking out their nail polish selection:
I picked up Wet n Wild Caribbean Frost, French White Creme, Blue Moon, and Tickled Pink. I originally had about twice as many in my basket but managed to narrow it down since I had near-dupes for the others. For $1.57, these wear pretty well and there's a decent selection of colours. I also got some Rimmel Recover foundation for five cents each (that's right, $0.05!). Between two of us, we cleared out the display. I love finding makeup on clearance and you just can't beat that price. The same foundation was on clearance for eight bucks at the drugstore.


Musicalhouses said...

I love how the xtreme wear concrete looks! :)

Michelle said...

I'll do a NOTD with it soon, so you can all see it. I'm loving the grayed neutrals lately and the touch of purple/pink in this is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's awesome that you got your hands on the "Hidden Treasure". I had been stalking Shoppers Drug Mart and drugstores for the longest time ever since I heard it existed without any luck. So Zellers...

I ended up ordering Nubar "2010" from a salon since it's supposed to be a similar flakie and because I just love the Nubar formula.

Nice choice with China Glaze Fairy Dust - it looks amazing over almost any colour! :)

Michelle said...

I've considered buying Nubar 2010 as well. I just don't know if I can justify having both since they're each a bit pricey.