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5/30/12

May 2012 Polish Haul

My nail polish collection is growing and fast. I finally started categorizing it here; it's a work in progress. My goal is to use every polish I own in some way, shape, or form and photograph it. I'm waiting to get a new camera and invest some time into making a soft box. I kinda want to do this 31 Day Challenge Polish Project (see below).
No idea where this originally came from so I can't give credit.

Anyways-- this is all the polish I have picked up along the way for the month of May! Most if not all these polishes I'm showing you I have yet to try. 

7 piece "Electric Nails" polish set.

I picked up this set of polishes from Forever 21. It's called "Electric Nails". None of the polished of names. The set it's self was $9.50. Not bad!

From right to left: Salmon, Rose/Gold, Gold, Mint, Blue/Clear

Again, more polishes from Forever 21. Each bottle was $2.80. These didn't really have names either. More so descriptions of the colors on the bottle.

Close up of "Blue/Clear". I love the star shaped glitters!

A close up of "Gold".

A close up of "Rose/Gold".
No names on the bottle but Target's website calls these: Lime Green and Copper.

Target started carrying all sort of new items thorough out their stores. They are calling them "The Shops at Target". This is one of the shops, COS BAR. I had never heard of this brand/shop. The polish looked very interesting so I picked two colors. Each bottle was $3.00.

Close up of "Lime Green"

Close up of "Copper".
From left to right: Fiercely Fionna, Did It On 'Em, Who the Sherk Are You?, Mermaid's Tears, Stranger Tides
These are actually my first OPI's! All of the polish I want from OPI are from their older collections. I'm still looking for a couple more from the Sherk, Pirates, and Katy Perry Collections. I about peed my pants when I found Mermaid's Tears! I was lucky enough to find theses at Drug Mart and Kroger's! Each bottle was $7.99.

*I can't really give a good online source because it took some hunting to even find these. I don't want to link anyone to a unfamiliar source. I'm sure amazon or eBay might have some sellers. 
Left to right: My Pointe Exactly, Don't Touch My Tutu, Care to Danse?, Pirouette My Whistle
This was a nice find at my local Kroger. I got this set for $10.99? You should be able to find this collection at ULTA as well. I never realized how tiny OPI's mini lacquers really were!! All of these colors are very sheer and elegant. I would defiantly recommend these colors for any event where you want polish but don't want it to be over baring and detracting (interviews, anyone?).
 
Close up.

Manicure using OPI "Care to Danse?"
Left to right: Raspberry, Watermelon, Pearl, Dandelion, Gold (lost label)?, Sky, Neptune, Lilac, Gold Rush

These were a happy find!! I was just browsing the mall when I came across these polishes in GAP. I'm a GAP Inc employee so I receive a discount. This bottles retail at $6.00 each but I got them for $3.00 each. So, I went a little crazy and I bought 9 colors, haha! ;)

*I can not provide an online score for these because they are not available online. If you wanted to purchase these polishes you would have to find a store near you.

Close up of Gold? (lost the label)

Close up of Gold Rush.


Left to right: Let's Hear it For the Free Spirit!, What Aura Gonna Wear, It's Totally Karma, Neutral Beauty, That's What Fringe is For, Happy Earth Day to Me

When I was in Sephora I came across this mini nail polish pack. I have never tried any of their polish so I figured this would be the prefect way to do so. I love how spring/summer like this collection is. I could even see myself using these colors for fall as well. Each color has a shimmer to it. I picked this kit up at Sephora for $24.50.
 
Left to right: Beach Cruiser, Melt Your Popsicle, Glowstick

These polishes are part of Orly's Feel the Vibe, Summer Collection 2012. These have been my absolute favorite polishes for the past couple weeks. I love this neon collection, they apply so well. No neon for me as ever provided such a strong solid color with such wonderful application. No white base is needed for these but I'm sure if you wanted to use one it would make the colors pop even more than they already do. I picked these colors up at Sally's Beauty Supply Store and I believe they are also available at ULTA. I picked mine up for $5.49 a bottle at Sally's and I also had a 20% of coupon for the month of May.  I used these colors on this and this manicure.



Jade Groove
Layla's Hologram Effect nail polish is the first holo polish I've ever tired. I made a recent post which more details my thoughts about this polish here. It retails for $15.50 but I was able to get it for $13.50 with a coupon at ULTA.

Left to right: Digital and Cyber Space

I'm super excited to try these out. I'm really enjoying holo polish. I picked these up from CVS. They were doing a buy one Milani cosmetic get the other for 50% off. Each bottle retails for $4.99.

Disco Nap
This was the polish I received in my May Birch Box. Nothing much to say about this polish. The only other Color Club polish I own is a gold crackle polish.

Left to right: Demure, Charismatic, Tangerine, Sunshine, Sparkle, Zealous, Whimsical, Lilac, Pastelle, Popular, Ruby Ribbon, Carbonite

:Last but not least, Revlon! Oh Revlon, how you stole my heart~ I can't believe I've picked up so many Revlon polishes this month. It defiantly brighten my polish collection. I didn't have many bright colors before this month. I've only tried two of these polishes but from what I've tried I really enjoy this brand. I also really enjoy the shape of the bottle. I think I got so many this month because of how accessible this brand is. It's at the grocery stores, the drug stores, make-up stores... I just come across it often. So, with that being said I picked all of these polishes up at different places for different prices. It's average retail price is $4.99 a bottle.

*No link provided but you can find Revlon polish everywhere!

A close up of Whimsical. A nail blogger blogged about this polish and once I saw it I knew I had to have it!

A close up of Popular. Very similar to Whimsical but still very different. Can't wait to try this polish out.

That's it for my polish haul. Thank you for looking. :)

What polishes have you bought this month(May) that you are excited to try?

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