Wednesday, August 2, 2017

L'Oréal Gris Decadent and Vert Absinthe

 purchased by me 

Remember all of the buzz about L'Oréal's Vernis à l'Huile line when it was new last year?  Remember all of the disappointment when it turned out it wasn't going to be sold in the US?  I was only kinda bummed out about it...until I saw that green with that name and that number.  An "ugly" green with an absinthe related name and the shade number 666?  A must have if you're the kind of dork I am.  Luckily, there's a French eBay seller who has a bunch of shades and is willing to combine shipping.  I ordered a few to balance out the shipping cost and I have two to show you today.


Monday, July 24, 2017

H&M Olive Twist and Space Race

 purchased by me 

It's been almost two years since H&M's revamped beauty line debuted.  After reading Nouveau Cheap's post about it, I went to the mall to check them out...only to find a display still being assembeled.  By the time I got back to the mall, my interest had dwindled and I didn't buy anything.  A couple of months ago I went to look for the Blackheart Beauty holos at Hot Topic and figured I might as well peruse H&M's polish too.  There was a BOGO50 sale and I was in one of those moods, so I bought a bunch.  Today I've got two to show you...


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sinful Colors Free & Fierce - My Picks

 purchased by me 

We're just a week away from the Fourth already!?!?  This year is zipping by!  I'm just guessing at this collection being for the Fourth because it came out weeks ago.  Sinful Colors has weird timing this year.  Everything's either two months early or three weeks late.  That's not my biggest gripe about this year's Pride collection.  It's an online exclusive.  I'm sorry, Sinful, but no.  Part of what I love about this brand is that they're fun to find in stores.  That's getting harder to do lately.  But I digress.  Today I've got the two new toppers from the Free & Fierce collection...


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sally Hansen Heavy Metal and Retro Grade

 purchased by me 

We're in the middle of a serious drugstore drought.  There was a time when there'd be a new Sally Hansen display, chock-full of limited edition goodies, every couple of months...if not more often.  Those days seem to be over, but that doesn't mean there aren't new shades around if you're fiending.  Back in maybe January some stores had a display of six new Xtreme Wear shades, called Rebel Glam.  They were mostly creams and not LE, so I harrumphed and decided to wait for the right price.  Eventually the coupon gods smiled and I bought the two grays I'm showing you today.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Polish Con NYC 2017


What an incredibly fun week I had at the end of April!  Not only did I go to Polish Con, one of my best friends EVER came with me!  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw highlights of my adventures with Kat, who I call "McGee".  We did a whirlwind tour of Philly, Amish Country, and NYC, all centered around Polish Con at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn.  The convention was the perfect excuse for what I hope becomes an annual visit.  If only Polish Con was in NYC every spring!  I'm not planning on going to the Chicago this fall, and next spring will probably be the West Coast's turn...but I can hold out hope for Philly in 2019, right?  It was a complete thrill and I can't wait to show you guys some of what I did and saw, so let's get to it!

The main room was a little overwhelming at first...