Monday, April 19, 2010

Recent Swatches, Your Best Buys, & Deals

I have to say I'm not looking forward to today. I have a final exam tomorrow for my Business Math class, so I'm going to be studying ALL DAY. I feel completely unmotivated, but I'll get it done. I figured I only need to get a 55 on the final to finish the class with an A, but I'm perfectionist I want an A on the final. :P Anyways, here are some swatches of my recent purchases. Enjoy!

Hard Candy-Lava

Wow! This is a winner polish for me. It really looks like lava. I'm sorry I couldn't capture a better photo. I have noticed my camera has a hard time capturing any reds with glitter. This is a red orange with flecks of gold glitter through out. It is a HOT color, which I love! I used 2 coats.

Sally Hansen- Antique Bronze

This is a color I never would buy. I have no copper or bronze colors and I don't know why, because I really do love bronze/pink lip glosses and lipsticks. I decided to push myself and got this one. It reminds me a lot of a nail polish version of MAC Mythology eye shadow. It's pinkish copper/bronze frosty metallic with tiny flecks of holographic glitter. Honestly, I don't even notice the glitter on my nails only in the pictures so it's very subtle. I do love this color and I think I'll be wearing it later on this week. I used 2 coats.

Now on to everyone's best buys of the week! I appreciate all of your comments!
Jean of War Paint got
-Milani- Parfait
-NYC- Sun Goddess
all for $8 @CVS because she had $3 extra bucks from CVS Rewards.
She said CVS is having a deal right now where if you spend $10 on Revlon products you get $3 CVS extra bucks! Her Revlon purchase consisted of Minted, Gumdrop, and Cotton Candy.

Tip: If you all do not have a CVS rewards card. I definitely recommend you get one! I get some amazing coupons by using it and you sometimes get extra bucks you can use on things in the store depending on your purchases.

Bec of Bec's Beauty Buzz really hit the jackpot this week she got 35 bottles of nail polish for $69.27 on Ebay!
-3 Color Club lots of 5 for $5
-Orly Foil FX Collection, Poison Apple, & Enchanted Forest ($23)
-China Glaze Sci Fi, Emerald Sparkle, & Flip Flop Fantasy. ($11)
-Nubar Polish Prisms Absolute and Brilliant ($13)
-Essie Ridge Filler, First Base, Good to Go, Apricot Cuticle Oil, Quick-e Drying Drops, Shine-e and Millionails all for $7.27!

Around her town she picked up
-4 chrome polishes for $5 each
-2 matte polishes and some nail decals from the BYS range for $33

I think this haul deserves a standing ovation!

Tip: Ebay is a great place to look for polishes. You can also find polish lots for reasonable prices. Just make sure to check your seller's ratings before you bid or buy!

I also wanted to point out a great deal going on at CVS too thanks to tips from Nouveau Cheap & Polish Beauty Blog. Right now N.Y.C. & Rimmel cosmetics are BOGO free, but that's not all if you go to RedPlum you can print off coupons for a $1 off N.Y.C. Products & $1 Rimmel Products. So, basically you are going to pay next to nothing for 2 products from N.Y.C. & Rimmel. Sounds like a plan to me. If you're confused (because I know it's a mouth full) you can click on Polish Beauty Blog for a more detailed explanation of this deal.

That's it for today. Time to study -blech-


  1. Good luck on your final! *sending academic brain energy* Am really liking that Antique Bronze. ;)

  2. You don't need to stress because you already have the success. Believe it.

  3. Ah Steph, you're making me blush. Lol



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