Wednesday, June 1, 2011

may haul

I forgot to post this earlier! I wouldn't have posted my Revlon's had I remembered to post this earlier. Haha.
Oh well!
Here is this month's haul. As usual, things bought on the same day are grouped.

Revlon - Perplex (giveaway!)
Milani - Digital (giveaway!)
Sinful Colors - Mint Apple (giveaway!)
Sinful Colors - Nail Junkie (giveaway!)
Zoya - Faye (giveaway!)

Joe Fresh - Twilight (now swapped)
Nail Art Diva! - Heartfelt Red (75% off!)

Milani - Hi-Res
Milani - 3D
Milani - Silver Jewel FX

Nail Art Diva! - Violet Dreams (75% off!)
China Glaze - Light As Air (mini)
China Glaze - Something Sweet (mini)
China Glaze - Peachy Keen (mini)
China Glaze - Re-fresh Mint (mini)
China Glaze - Lemon Fizz (mini)
China Glaze - Bahamian Ecape (mini)
Essie - Kisses and Bisses (60% off!)
L'Oreal - Party Hop (50% off!)

OPI - Silver Shatter
OPI - Mermaid's Tears
OPI - Planks A Lot (mini)
OPI - Sparrow Me The Drama (mini)
OPI - Stranger Tides (mini)
OPI - Skull and Glossbones (mini)

Seche Base Ridgefilling Base Coat (5.99 on sale)

OPI - DS Original

Seche Retain
Sally Girl - Unnamed pink glitter (mini)
China Glaze - Fairy Dust (free!)
China Glaze - Harmony

Pre-vacation almost-no-buy begins!

Sally Girl - Unnamed pink glitter (mini) x2 (for more frankens!)

Revlon - Wind Fall (50% off!)

Wet N Wild - Party of 5 Glitters (second bottle for more frankens!)

Wet N Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme x2 (needed backups, mine are getting low!)

After my no-buy started I arranged a bunch of swaps, 5 to be exact... plus I bought 3 for Leslie because she is just awesome.
Also this month I bought 4 polishes for my own giveaway, but that was before the almost-no-buy.

Total # of bottles acquired this month: 50 (+4 frankens)
Total # of bottles acquired for me: 36 (+1 franken)
Total # of bottles for me that I paid for: 30

Yes! 31 days in May and 30 bottles I bought for myself! I made my goal! Hahaha.
May I also point out that 13 of them are minis and 4 were for frankening. AND I got most of them on sale.
(But the price I paid for DS Original kinda ruins it...)

So my almost-no-buy was pretty successful. I only bought one new shade for myself after I started it.
I consider the blacks to be a staple, so I don't mind buying them. And they are less than $2.
And the franken supplies, also less than $2 each. So that's not a big deal.

But... despite not buying much for myself in the no buy, I bought a lot for swaps, plus I had to ship them which cost $26. So I did good with my own spending but not good on spending for others. Which I guess is technically spending on me because I am getting polishes in return. Hah.
Seems like I might also have to go on a no-swap... haha. But more people are asking and it is sooooo hard to resist.
I am buying polishes for one more swap and then I am done for a while, besides maybe a few more bottles of Rebecca Likes Cupcakes for those lovelies who are asking.

I think I might do a new collection post once all my swaps and my giveaway goodies arrive. Or maybe I'll wait until I get my helmer in August so it can be a storage post too.
Or maybe it would be funnier to show you how badly I am overflowing from my current storage.
Oh helmer, you are so close but so far away.

Here's to a successful almost-no-buy June!
I will be buying some for my final swap, and buying very few if any for myself.

Did anyone read all that rambling I just did? Lol.


  1. i love how you're justifying everything that you bought in your post.. like u were trying to convince yourself that its not an addiction! hahah its ok - happens to the best of us!

  2. No buys are soooo hard! Good luck!x

  3. I love reading your monthly hauls posts.. It makes me feel less crazy when I'm buying polish.. And I like your justifying - I always do that, both for my own sake and for the people in my life that doesn't get this obsession :p haha

  4. I spent WAY too much last month on polish so I also gave myself a no buy June and of course you ruined it for me by swatching your lovely OPI DS Original and so then I HAD to buy it! So yest I already blew my no buy June on June 1st lol! But I really felt I had to buy the DS Original--what if it was gone and I never had the chance to own it? I just couldn't stand the thought. So here's to trying to continue the month on a no buy--but I'll tell you know if the China Glaze Metallic Crackles come out this month there is not way I'm not buying at least 3 of those!