Saturday, October 31, 2015

Funky Fingers R U Afraid Of The Dark?

 purchased by me 

Happy Halloween!  It is still technically Halloween here.  I've got one last October post to sneak in under the wire.  Five Below has a few Funky Fingers glow/glitter polishes out right now.  I bought three, but only wound up swatching one.  Here's where I admit that I mostly bought the others because of the pricing.  They're 2/$5 instead of the regular 3/$5, but that's still a great deal...especially once you see this...

R U Afraid Of The Dark has a dusty blue base, matte black and green glitter in various sizes, and a green glow.

over Revlon Surf

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sinful Colors You Glow Girl - My Picks

 purchased by me 

At last!  The collection I almost gave up on finding!  If not for Jennifer (macleod07fj on Instagram), I'd have missed it completely.  She saw me gripe about not being able to find the full version of this collection and gave me an amazing tip.  Walgreens sales associates can look items up by UPC!  She sent me the UPC's for the shades I couldn't find, and some very patient Walgreens staff helped me figure out which stores got this collection.  I'm passing it on in the form of a huge UPC list.  It's still a work in progress, but it's fairly complete and maybe it'll help you find this collection.  Trust me, you'll want to!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Witchy Webs

The Halloween spirit has finally hit me!  I think Sinful Colors is the reason.  Finally finding the You Glow Girl endcap and getting the Walgreens exclusive shades inspired me.  High Spirits topped with Devil's Stare was just screaming out for some stamping.  I loved the result so much that I made it my NOTD.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dainty Death

 purchased by me 

Just because you're in an advanced stage of decomposition doesn't mean you can't be glamorous, right?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wet n Wild Embellish Minted

 purchased by me 

Two greens in a row from Wet n Wild!  Awesome!  The world needs more green polish.  I loved I Moss Have It! so much that I didn't hesitate in picking Embellish Minted up the moment I found the Walgreens exclusive Beautifully Wicked collection.  It's the only one I wound up buying, though they're $1 off this week, so I'll probably take another look.  I wish that add was more specific, because I have an eye on at least one of those shadow palettes.  I have a serious Wet n Wild palette problem.  Anyway...the polish...

Embellish Minted is metallic green.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Shopper - 10/18 through 10/24

There's nothing quite like making one last stop on a long shopping trip and stopping dead in your tracks because you see something you hadn't even seen online first.  I had one of those moments yesterday.  Sales first though...

The HOT Sales:

CVS - Nothing amazing, but plenty of ExtraBucks deals, plus BOGO on MUA.
Rite Aid - 40% off Wet n Wild, L'Oreal, and Almay.
Walgreens - A bunch of BOGO50% deals.

New Stuff:

Sinful Colors The Finishing Touch! (LE* - Walgreens)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Halloween That Might Have Been

 purchased by me 

October is shaping up to be another of those months in one of those years.  I was holding this post for the end of the month, but I don't have anything else to post right now.  My computer is overheating in a way that Beard isn't sure he can fix easily.  That throws a major wrench into my blogging.  Aside from uploading photos from my camera, I also sit at my computer desk when I swatch.  On top of that, the more often I work out, the more my sleep schedule is shifting.  Sleeping through most of the day is a problem when you swatch with partly natural light. I'm considering switching to fully artificial light and swatching in my bedroom, especially if I'll be computerless for a while.  Ugh.

It's fitting that today's post starts with another setback.  Reshaping my nails for Halloween had become a bit of a tradition for me.  This year, since I'm all almonds all the time now, I was gonna attempt coffin nails.  After breaking a nail in late August, I gave up on that idea.  Mostly.  Today I'm gonna show you my very brief stint (about 90 minutes) with coffin nails, along with another "magical" Dance Legend polish.  Mostly the polish.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday Shopper - 10/11 through 10/17

Two weeks in a row!  This is the best time of the year for drugstore makeup fans, isn't it?  Three "seasons" converge in October.  Fall is going strong, Halloween is EVERYWHERE, and xmas is sneaking in.  This shopper isn't as big as last week's but I did find some interesting stuff in my travels.  I went beyond my usual drugstore haunts this time.  I almost entirely struck out as far as last week's Sinful Colors sale at Walgreens went, but there's a BOGO free at Rite Aid this week!  Awesome!  This is a strong week for sales all around...

The HOT Sales:

CVS - ExtraBucks deals on Sally Hansen, Revlon, CoverGirl, Maybelline, and L'Oreal. BOGO50% on Milani and NYX.

Rite Aid - 40% off Revlon and Physicians Formula, BOGO50% off Halloween cosmetics, BOGO50% on Jessie's Girl/Julie G/Bonita, BOGOFree on Sinful Colors.

Walgreens - BOGO50% on Maybelline, L'Oreal, and Revlon.

New Stuff:

Funky Fingers Star Wars (LE)

Shade names:
Use The Force * Oh Be One
Frozen And Carbonite * It's A Trap

I went into Five Below on a whim and found four new Funky Fingers Star Wars polishes! They're more exciting than CoverGirl's Star Wars yawnfest, that's for sure.  I wound up getting Frozen And Carbonite (and?) and It's A Trap.  You'll see them on here at some point.  I almost went with Use The Force too, but I decided against bar glitter.  I have no idea what this collection is actually called because the store didn't have signage for it and it's not on the Five Below site yet.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Bow Good God (...y'all)

 purchased by me 

Computer problems, sleep issues, and some of the good kind of busy have all kept me from doing anything nail-related this week.  I'm gonna throw something gorgeous at you and hope next week is less stupid.

Bow Good God is a purple-to-green multichrome in a blue jelly base and scattered holo.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Bride Of Sinful Colors Sale Spam

These sales are starting to happen so often that I'm running out of titles!  This is three in the past 10-ish weeks now, I think.  How awesome is that?  This current sale runs through 10/10/15 and doesn't include SinfulShine, which is coming back at its original $2.99.  There are a bunch of fall and Halloween collections out now, so this is good timing.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Shopper - 10/4 through 10/10

There was enough new stuff in my local drugstores for me to post one of these last week, but I had to go and turn 33.  I was off celebrating.  Since then I've found SO MUCH STUFF!!  This post is going up late so it can include a bunch of fresh finds from this morning.  First though...the weekly sales...and -that- sale is back already!  I'll have update spam up tomorrow.  Here's the previous one and my Oh Snap! post.  If the weather and life let me, I'll have a bunch to add by the end of the week.  Anyway....the Shopper...

The HOT Sales:

CVS - Good ExtraBucks deals on CoverGirl, Maybelline, and L'OrĂ©al.
Rite Aid - 40% off Neutrogena. (page 2)
Walgreens - 99¢ Sinful Colors!! AGAIN!! (page 18) Sally Hansen BOGO50 too.

New Stuff:

Sally Hansen Mani In A Minute (LE*)

shade names:
Misty Rose * Grape Shifter * Wicked Wine * Wild Iris * Emerald Express
Orange Zest * Cerise Spark * Black To Black * Mauvelous * Rapid Red

Friday, October 2, 2015

It's Heeeere!

 purchased by me 

October!  Finally!  The blog's gotten a bit of a makeover and it's time to break out everything creepy, spooky, and ghoulish.  You'll be seeing some of this years new Halloween polishes as well as some from my collection, plus a bit of nail art here and there.

I'm kicking things off with a stamping image I just HAD TO have!