Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another Major Haul and Nail Mail from Nory

I visited my grandmother this week, and in the process, went a little crazy with the polish.

Those are 11 polishes.  Perhaps I went a little overboard?

You be the judge.  Here are the goods up close:

I came across a completely new brand called anise.  From cursory research, it's a Miami-based brand that is 3 Free.  I picked up four from a random display at Annie Sez. 

Crocodile Tears
Agent Glam
Dangerous Lover
Run for the Money

A few random pieces from my wish list.

Orly Oui
OPI Panda-monium Pink
Pure Ice Love
Pure Ice Twinkle

From Harmon's, I stumbled on the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Collection.  This one caught my eye because it looks striking similar to one of the new Zoya purples I've seen in pictures (Lotus, Tru? of those).

Sally Hansen Violet Voltage
Wet n Wild Black Creme
Wet n Wild Red Red

The black WnW is purely for layering purposes.  Ashesela asked me to swatch Bettina Boogie next, so I needed to get this before I swatched that.  The WnW red is apparently a Cosmo Girl Kiss of Approval Beauty Award Winner (see sticker), which is kinda cool.  I picked that up so I could attempt my first franken (I picked up what I believe is spectraflare also since I've always wanted a red holo...wish me luck!)

While those beauties would have been more than enough to tide me over, I come home from my visit to receive more nail mail from my polish bestie, Nory!

Nicole by OPI Make a Change: because I always love a good purple!

a-england Tristam: there are no words to describe how much I have craved this polish.  I'm actually drooling as I type.

Barielle Decadence: my first Barielle!  I can't wait to try it out :)

Zoya Marley: Nory remembered it was on my wish list and picked it up for me.  I love me some lavender...and a Zoya...amazingggg.

Essie Armed and Ready: from the new Go Overboard Spring 2012 Collection.  This was one actually the color I most wanted from the whole collection.

Thank you, Nory (aka Drita, aka JWoww...don't ask)!  I love them all :)

With all these polishes, I'm gonna have to go all Krishna-esque...


  1. WOW!!  What an impressive haul!! :D  Gorgeous! ^-^
    Thank you so much for offering to swatch Boogie!  I'm really looking forward to it! :D

  2. Nice haul! I'm jealous. Can't wait for swatches!

  3. such a great haul, looking forward to see anises!!

  4. I actually swatched it over black this morning.  I think it looks amazing and I really hope the photos reflect that (although a lot of the shimmer unfortunately didn't translate).  Once I swatch it alone, I'll post both pics :)

  5. Coming soon!  Just so many to choose from.  Any recommendations for what I should choose first??

  6. Me too!  I can't even tell you how GORGEOUS they each look from the bottle!

  7. Great haul!! I just ordered Marley, I can't wait to get it! And I love Essie Armed and Ready. So pretty!!

  8. You and I seem to have similar skin tone, so if you say Armed and Ready is pretty, I can't wait to swatch it!  And I've been dreaming of Marley since last's dreamy, isn't it?

  9. Awesome haul!!!  Love Orly Oui.  Well I haven't worn it yet, but I picked up just the other day.  Oh, and there's no judging here.  I bought just as many in Manhattan yesterday, lol!!

  10. Now that's a haul!  you are going to have so much fun.  Can't wait to see your swatches!

  11. Thanks!  Can't wait to see your swatch of Oui.  Doesn't it just look ridiculously beautiful in the bottle?

  12. I don't have Armed and Ready, but I have seen lots of swatches of it. Love! It's on my want list right now.

    Yes, Marley is very dreamy! I love lavender polishes, and with spring just around the corner, I know I will be wearing it a lot!

  13. Oops! Guess I misunderstood you with the Armed and Ready. Definitely make sure to post your swatch of Marley on your blog!

  14. The anise and pure Ice are very beautiful! Can't wait for swatches. That is a major haul! Love it all.

    I'm glad all the ones I sent made it safely to their wonderful new home, make sure to put some scarfs on them since it's so cold. They are Floridian after all! Ha!!

  15. Nice!!! And you definitely could have done worse. LOL! 

  16. I will be buying matching scarves stat.

  17. Woah where oh where did you find spectraflair? I would buy that stuff by the bucketful if i could!

  18. I'm not 100% sure it is spectraflair. It looks like it, but I've never frankened so I don't know. I got a little bottle of whatever it is at Walgreens.