Left to right: Optical Illusion, Full Spectrum, and Ray-Diant. GLITTER SKITTLES! hehehe
I started with the glue, let that dry (except in two spots which scrunched up upon polish application....), one coat of Maybelline Onyx Rush, then two of each of the respective glitters.
I thought that I wasn't going to end up getting any pictures of the glue mani removal, but... one nail decided to jump ship early.
lol Yes, Norma, I know. "Wrap your tips". Which I didn't. So the tip started coming loose as I was typing earlier and the rest just popped right off. Awesome. Far far easier than soaking and scrubbing. Thanks, Norma! Never would have thought to use glue as a basecoat. Now I don't have to be scared about swatching glitters! :D
I went out this morning with the intention of heading straight to the bank and coming straight back. Then... I got the itch. The polish itch. I had a feeling and detoured to Ulta. They had Orly on sale for $5/each. Not bad, but I had to make the rounds. The main polish area was about the same, nothing new on clearance, no new displays. The shelf where they used to keep the clearance polishes is now stocked with yoga stuff. Weird. Then... Luck! Remember my speculation that HEB was selling off old essences to rotate in some of the 'new' core polishes that we didn't get the first time around? Well, Ulta did just that! There are some from the original line still in there (like Modern Romance) and some from the first round of the new ones (like Oh My Glitter!), but they also had several new colors! So, naturally, I grabbed one of each. hehehe I am not missing another essence polish if I can help it!
Left to right: Do You Speak Love?, Little Miss Sunrise, Miss Universe, Hello Marshmallow!, Sweet Or Nude?, and Deep Sea, Baby. A couple of those I'm really excited to try. Namely Little Miss Sunrise and Hello Marshmallow!. Also, essence now has their own insta-dry polish drops! ^_^ It was only... $3? So I may pick up more bottles of that if I find it works well. Their polish dries amazingly quickly anyway, so I may have to test with something else. While on my way towards the register I passed the shelves where they do have some extra clearance polishes and lo and behold!
Razzleberry and Cherry Drop for $3/each! *dies* There was also the yellow one, but I was okay leaving that one behind. Was really hoping they would have the white, but I scoured the shelf to no avail. *sigh* Ah well, I got these two for less than half price and that's just super. All this polish for less than $20. *happy dance* Oh, but wait! I get home and there's this in my inbox:
Aw man what?! So very tempting, but... It's not my birthday yet. lol Still working on the tablet. Seriously need another small drawer thingy specifically for my essences. Lot of stuff going on. Maybe they'll have another kickass sale come November. Also, still swatching Madly Purpled tomorrow. Then I'll start working on the new ones. ;)
Weird, just got a survey on instantcashsweepstakes about my blogging habits and if I had a lawyer ready in case I got sued... Uhm... is that a common problem now? I know there was that thing with Sinful Colors stealing blogger pics a while back, but I don't recall hearing anything about bloggers getting sued. *shrugs* Whatever. Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I'll see you tomorrow with some awesome matte lavender!