Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sinful Colors Oh Snap! - My Picks

 purchased by me 

As great as the back to school Sinful Colors collections were, I was really happy to see one that felt a little more seasonal.  The color scheme of the Oh Snap! collection is still very feminine, but a bit less girly.  I'm obviously happy about that too.  Plus there's a killer blurple, two crellies, and other things to be happy about.  I lucked into (barely) finding the collection during the last Walgreens sale and I bought six of the seven shades.  No resisting, at all.  I mean....lookit...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

OPI Venice - My Picks

 purchased by me 

First full day of fall!  Hooray!  I'm endlessly ready for cooler weather, apple or pumpkin EVERYTHING, and everything else that fall brings.  OPI's new(-ish) Venice collection isn't the most traditional assortment of colors ever, but there are two completely perfect autumnal shades and I had to have them!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wet n Wild I Moss Have It

 purchased by me 

Hard to believe, but this is the first ever Wet n Wild product on this blog!  The shade name is too perfect.  I knew I needed it the moment I saw G's post on Nouveau Cheap.  The Here's To The Wild Ones  collection finally started showing up in my area last week.  I wound up with one polish, two lipsticks, and two shadow palettes.  The other polish shades look nice, but they remind me of...something.  Maybe their Halloween '12 Pick Your Poison collection?  [Oh man...super old swatches...]  Maybe not.  I might go back for a couple more, but there were no two ways about this one.

I Moss Have It is a swampy green with gold shimmer and a scattering of gold flecks.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Shopper - 9/20 through 9/26

Feels like I haven't done one of these in forever...because I kinda haven't.  There's an awkward catch-22 in my shopping life lately.  I've started using the fitness center at work after my shift ends.  This means I'm out and about when the stores are actually open, but because I prefer to shower at home, I've been shopping in my workout clothes...with my phone strapped to my arm.  Makes it completely impossible to take photos.  I did a lot of "oh, I'll take a photo later" for stuff I haven't seen when again when my phone's been handy.  If I'd spotted anything really exciting, I'd have wrestled it out of the holder, so it's not like I'm mad at myself.  This post is big enough anyway, because there's a shit ton of Halloween stuff in it.  "Regular" stuff first....

The HOT Sales:

CVS - Big week for ExtraBucks on Sally HansenL'OrealCoverGirl, and Maybelline.
Rite Aid - 40% off Wet n Wild (Fantasy Makers probably not included.)
Walgreens - BOGO50 on Wet n Wild (Fantasy Makers probably not included.)

New Sightings:

Sally Hansen Fall '15 Runway Collection (LE) combo shelf display

If you're still looking for the two new Runway Collections, keep your eyes peeled for this combo display too.  It turned up at one of the CVS's in my area, still the only one that has it, so don't worry if you haven't found it yet.  I've posted about Beige Glass and Gold Glass already and I picked up a few more now that I could finally earn ExtraBucks for them.  There's another deal on this week too!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Orly Infamous - My Picks

 purchased by me 

Usually I'm one of the people grouching about how xmas stuff shows up in stores earlier and earlier...unless it's polish.  When I found Orly's Infamous collection at a local nail supply a few weeks ago, I wasn't going to gripe.  Sally Beauty and other stores probably won't have these until late next month or early November, but here's an early look at the two I bought.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sally Hansen Beige Glass and Gold Glass

 purchased by me 

The latest Sally Hansen Runway Collection is an even bigger temptation for me than usual.  I always get at least a couple, but this time...well...I've bought four so far and I know I'll be going back for more.  Instead of trying to gather everything up into one big post, I'll be doing two or three at a time.  I'm kicking things off with the two that caught my eye first.  They're...something.  Earthtone jellies are unusual, and now I know why.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Orly Turn It Up

 purchased by me 

What happened to seasonal colors?  Orly's up there with Sinful Colors and OPI breaking away from the usual fall earth tones and smokey shades.  Their new In The Mix collection has five bold creams and a glitter topper that looks like confetti.  When I first saw promo shots for it, I wrinkled my nose a little.  Then I saw it at the nail supply shop and felt oddly drawn to that frenzied glitter.  Sometimes I think I buy stuff as a kind of dare to myself.  Whatever my motivation was, I passed on the creams and went with just the glitter.

Turn It Up has chunky multicolored and white matte glitter in a clear base.

over L.A. Colors Tempt

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

L.A. Colors Tempt

 purchased by me 

"Gel" is a massive buzzword in polish and it only seems to be getting bigger and more vague.  It's caused a ton of confusion because now there are three types of polish using the same word.  Before we get into this review, I'm gonna take a moment to clear things up.  The differences boil down to how they cure.  Lamp-cured gels require either UV or LED lamps to harden.  They come in opaque bottles and are tough to remove.  No lamp gels are part of a system of polish, topcoat, and sometimes basecoat.  Some won't cure unless the topcoat is used, and the topcoat itself comes in a tinted or wrapped glass bottle because it has some UV-reactive ingredients.  They're sorta a hybrid of gel and conventional polish, curing partly with air and partly with light.  Then there's gel-like polish.  It's conventional polish, but it does tend to be a bit shinier and "plumper" than most.  Like SinfulShine*, L.A. Colors Color Craze Gel is gel-like.  It's "just regular polish", but all squishy and shiny.  I can get behind squishy and shiny and I'm always a sucker for a dark blue crelly, so when I found Tempt in a display at Big Lots, I grabbed it.

Tempt is a a royal blue crelly.

no topcoat