Sunday, August 30, 2015

The 99¢ Sinful Colors Sale Rides Again

Sinful Colors is 99¢ at Walgreens now through 9/5.  This might be a record.  The last Walgreens 99¢ Sinful Colors sale ended on on the 8th.  That's kinda two in the same month.  I'm starting to come out of my long semi-hiatus and I got a bunch of swatching done, but none of it was Sinful Colors.  That means this spam is actually smaller than the last one and there's nothing new in it.  Yay, right?  Yay for the sale though...and maybe I'll get Rebel Rose and a few others swatched this week to add to this post.  We'll see.  I still haven't found the big display, so that's another maybe for now.  I did find the "Walgreens exclusive" shades at Target of all places.  Now the Halloween collection has started turning up there too.  I haven't seen it myself yet.  Maybe I'll really luck out and find it at Walgreens during this sale.  Maybe. Maybe.  Enough maybes.  I'll see you under the collage.

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Polish bloggers are banding together to show our support for indies.  I don't have a ton, but I figured I'd join in and add my two cents to...well...that discussion.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It Had To Happen Eventually...

I broke a nail for the first time in ELEVEN MONTHS!  Forty-nine weeks (the new break happened early Saturday morning), if we're being precise.  Never thought I'd have mixed feelings about a broken nail, but here we are...

crappy phone pic - I wasn't home when it happened

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sunday Shopper - Special Edition

This is too exciting to wait until Sunday!  I found THREE new Sally Hansen fall displays at Wegmans this morning.  They're gorgeous and you need to see them NOW!

Runway Collection: New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 (LE)

Shade names:
Casual Cools - Winter Sky * Concrete Jungle * Lady V * Midnight Affair * Rendez-Nonoo
Fall Jewels -  Yummy Yam * The Last Adventure * Candied Apple * Maasai Red * Spring Moss
Subtle Sheers - Beige Glass * Gold Glass * Rose Glass * Leaf Peeper * Violet Glass

Nanacoco Sky Blue Eye and Lip Pencil

 purchased by me 

Ever decide to make a mistake?  Sometimes you know something's a bad idea, but you do it anyway.  This was one of those times...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Lost Swatches - Part 2

 purchased by me 

I'm gonna be un-fun for a moment here and talk about my depression again.  This time it might be good news.  Dunno if it's a recent change or I'd just never noticed it before, but there's a caution on the asthma medicine I was taking.  It may cause or worsen mental health problems.  Holy shit, right?  My doctor confirmed that the timing seemed suspicious, and she took me off the medicine.  It's been a week now, so I'm not really sure if I just happen to feel better this week or if it was a side-effect.  We'll see.  If it wasn't the montelukast, I'll probably be going to a shrink soon.  I need to be a person again.  I've been doing relatively well lately.  I'm eating well (lost about 10 pounds) and I even did some cleaning, both things that I struggle to do when I'm depressed.  Barely felt any anxiety either, even when it would be sorta justified.  It's been nice.  Really hoping it lasts.  If it does, I'll probably start blogging more often...once the house is un-wrecked.  I miss it, but I'd been too down and now I have other things I know I should be doing while I have the momentum.  It'd be nice to do 4 days a week instead of my recent 1-2.  Again, we'll see.'s post...  I've got some more leftover stuff from my spring allergy/depression haze.  Here are The Lost Swatches, part 2...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Sinful Colors Chalk Board Diaries - My Picks

 purchased by me 

Sometimes it seems like polish brands are throwing all of the traditional color rules out the window.  It means more "ugly" colors than ever before, but it also means some headscratching over seasonal color choices.  Today I've got four from an overwhelmingly pastel fall collection as an example.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sinful Colors All Nighter - My Picks

 purchased by me 

They might be the only mainstream polish brand to do it, but you can count on Sinful Colors for a Back To School collection most years.  This time around the big theme is Class Act, and there are three sub-themes.  Of the three, All Nighter is easily the girliest.  The palette is soft blues and purples, with a pop of pink and berry and a touch of silver.  You can probably guess that I don't have most of the repromotes in this collection.  I almost passed the display over completely when I saw it in Wegmans, but I was intrigued by whatever "3D Glitter" might be.  I also noticed they've changed Daredevil yet again, so I picked that up too.  Wegmans had three shelf displays for the different sub-themes, but I'm guessing that Walgreens will probably have a big endcap.  I'm hoping to find it this week during the 99¢ sale because there are some exclusive shades.  Those will probably get their own post separate from the individual posts like this, but for now, let's look at two new shades, a reformulation, and a rerun...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

99¢ Sinful Colors Time AGAIN!!

Here we are again already!  Sinful Colors is 99¢ at Walgreens now through 8/8, so it's time to stock up!  As always, I've got spaaaaaaaam to help out when you hit the sale.  I've thrown some new swatches in since the last sale, and I should have some new collection posts up this week.  The Class Act back to school collections are starting to show up in stores, and I've tossed a couple from All Nighter into the mix here.