Tuesday, May 1, 2012

i'm home! / april haul!

Hey everyone! Back to live posting here from RLN headquarters.

I had a fantastic time on vacation, spent a ton of money, ate a whole bunch of good food, and of course brought home a lot of polish.

I'm gonna start this post with my usual monthly haul list, and then move on to the stuff I got while on vacation!
Before I left for vacation, I wasn't really being as good as I should have been...

I got a bunch of Color Club at Winners:
Color Club - Hypnotic
Color Club - Clean Break
Color Club - Daisy Does It
Color Club - Wing Fling
Color Club - Metamorphosis
Color Club - Fly With Me
Color Club - Sparkle and Soar
Color Club - Sky High
Color Club - Diamond Drops
Color Club - Blue-Ming
Color Club - Blushing Rose
Color Club - Lavendarling

I did a review for piCture pOlish:
piCture pOlish - Peacock
piCture pOlish - Monroe
piCture pOlish - Mask-A-Rade

I got two polishes from my friend Briana:
Icing - The Golden Age of Glitter
Icing - After Party

I bought two polishes from Pretty and Polished:
Pretty & Polished - Party on my Yacht
Pretty & Polished - The Amazing Technicolor Topcoat

I got a bunch of OPI on clearance for $1.99! (Such a good deal!):
OPI - Paint My Moji-toes Red
OPI - Pedal Faster Suzi
OPI - I Don't Give A Rotterdam
OPI - French Quarter For Your Thoughts
OPI - Vampsterdam
OPI - Give Me The Moon!
OPI - 18K Ginza Gold
OPI - Skull and Glossbones (backup!)

I also got 2 OPI's from AveYou that my friend Marissa kindly helped me get:
OPI - Lincoln Park After Dark Suede
OPI - We'll Always Have Paris Suede

Other stuff:
LCN - Love Me Love My Polish (99 cents!) 
LCN - Sweet Serenade (99 cents!)
Born Pretty Magnetic - L-001 (sent for review)

Okay, I did pretty bad before leaving. And I'm sure you know how it goes from here...

I picked up a bunch of Color Club's from a few different places! Good prices, too. I'm trying to complete the Poptastic collection (because there are way more than just the 7-piece set) and I almost have all of them now! As well I hope to finish my Glitter Vixen collection (3 left to find.) And I was totally excited to find the other purple glitter (the mini) as I've been lusting after it!
Top row:
Color Club - Where's The Soiree? 
Color Club - Peace Out Purple (mini)
Color Club - Youthquake (mini)
Color Club - Too Violet (mini)
Color Club - Magic Attraction
Bottom row:
Color Club - Feelin' Groovy
Color Club - MODern Pink
Color Club - Koo-Koo Cachoo
Color Club - Peppermint Twist (full size backup!)
Color Club - The Lime Starts Here
Color Club - Mrs. Robinson

Of course I splurged on some Sephora by OPI polishes. I told you that more Betsey's would come home with me! And a shatter did, too. It was on sale.
Sephora by OPI - Sparkling Personality 
Sephora by OPI - Opalescent Blasted
Sephora by OPI - Cartwheels on the Catwalk

I picked up a few random things along the way, of course.
OPI - Lemonade Stand By Your Man (I am in love with this name! And it was on sale. So I got it.)
Love & Beauty - Orchid (Saw this at the cash at Forever 21 and I figured hey, I'm buying half the damn store anyway, this can come home with me too.)
Sinful Colors - Dream On (I picked this up at Walgreens, my first time ever inside one. It was on sale for 99 cents so picked it up. Later on I regretted it because CC Mrs. Robinson is the same color and I bought that too.)
Nails Inc. - The Thames (OMG, this was on clearance so of course it came home. The bottle is so awesome, it's a nice collectible to have. They sell for $24.50 at Sephora in Canada and it was on sale for $11.)

These pretties came to me from the lovely Hayley from Here Comes The Sun. We've become friends online over the last year or so, and we decided to meet up and do some polish shopping!
Hayley picked me up and we hit up a few malls and had a great time. She brought me these three beauties (as well as Color Club The Lime Starts Here as seen above to complete my Wicked Sweet collection that you may remember came with a wrong color.)
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Blush Diamond (I think that's what it is, no name on it.)
Maybelinne Colorama - Ruby Rays (flakie!)
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Emerald Amethyst (duochome!)

Thank you so much for taking me out Hayley, and for bringing me these pretties! It was lovely meeting you and also nice getting a break from all the family time! Hahaha.

I came home to two amazing nail mails that my dad kindly rescued for me while I was away and unable to stalk the mailman.
Cover Band - Sticks and Stones (from Ninja Polish! Love those girls!)
Sonoma Nail Art - Sonoma Sunset (be sure to stalk Michelle's Etsy store! Love this girl too!)

Okay, that's all the polish.
Count? 55.
Some were for review, some were gifts, some were super cheap, and vacation stuff never counts, right?

I'm also gonna show you some of the other exciting stuff I got while on holiday!

I bought a freakin' ton of clothes. There's no Forever 21 or H&M in my province so whenever I get to shop there, I go crazy! I could have bought like five times as much but my mom might have shot me if I made her go into anymore F21's.
You'll notice I got a lot of leopard print... a lot of dots... a lot of hearts... a lot of bows... Life imitates nail art? Haha!

Hello Kitty clock for $8? Yes please.

I love sandals! Especially ones that are sparkly purple or ones that have bows.
I also picked up some black pumps for $10 and some Nike sneakers but I didn't take a picture because they're not as special as these.
The purple ones are American Eagle but they are from Payless and the bows Steve Madden from DSW. In love!

I made my very first MAC purchase...
I was lusting after this item for a while after seeing it online but I wasn't sure if it would work with my skin tone.
And then the lovely guy at MAC said "Are you kidding me?! It's perfect for you!"
He convinced me after complimenting my hair/eyes/skin (as I'm sure he does for everyone) but I felt special, okay? Haha!

What is this mystery item?

MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick
I figure, if I'm spending $17.50 on a lipstick, it might as well be crazy, and even better that the money goes to charity.

I bought Lush's Lemony Flutter cuticle butter as well but forgot to take a picture. That was a splurge too but you know, vacation, guilt-free, etc.

Now you've seen pretty much everything.
But I've saved the best purchase for last...

I went to the Betsey Johnson boutique in Toronto. What's inside this hot pink bag?

A hot pink box. And what's inside the hot pink box?

A hot pink bag. And what's in the bag?

A beautiful ring!
OMG, I love it. I'm so happy I found it, and I got it for a steal

Holy crap, it makes me so happy.
(Manicure featuring Color Club The Lime Starts Here and MODern Pink - done while on vacation!)

Okay, you've seen my polish and my splurges and my Betsey ring. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed shopping for all the things in it. Heh. See you guys tomorrow!


  1. niiiice! You got a tone of stuff. and congrats on ur first MAC purchase, it's a slippery slope from here on, hahah! I got on it in 2006 and am now a recovering addict.

    What's the coverage/formula of OPI Lemonade Stand by Your Man like? I'm looking for a good yellow polish that is not streaky and that will flatter someone with pink/red undertones. It seems an impossible task :(

    1. oh girl, it doesn't have good coverage. it's pretty thin.
      have you tried color club almost famous? that's my fave yellow and it is less streaky than others! 2-3 coats depending on how thick you paint.
      as well milani has a color called yellow whiz that i believe is just 2 coats! and it's the same color as the color club i like.

  2. gorgeous! i love your nails and your ring<3 super bling!

  3. that is the most amazing ring ive ever seeen!!! ahhh. i love how it looks with your nails

  4. i love you haul and the gifts you got, but i absolutely adore the ring!

  5. Great splurge Rebecca! I am so happy you were able to pick up Sparkling Personality!

  6. $17.50 for MAC?! I'd die! Its $14.50 here! OMG I just ran and checked and they raised the price THREE DOLLARS since this morning! I bought the LE Fashion Sets Saint Germain and Snob lipglass and it was $14.50 and so were the lipsticks! I'm sick to my stomach now because I wanted those 2 lipsticks! Anyhoo lol. Great haul girl!

    1. i think it's because i'm in Canada that the price is higher! i meant to buy it when i crossed over into NY but forgot :(

  7. OMG! It seems so fun! I wish I was there. =)

  8. WOW!! I'm so jealous what a shopping trip :) ... I also hear rumours of a forever21 coming to St. John's.. I do hope they're true.. I freaking love that store! Oh and I love the mani you're sporting in the pic with that gorgeous ring!!

    1. if forever 21 opens up here it will be MADNESS!! you won't get near the place for 6 months. haha!!!
      there's been rumors for AGES and ages but i'm sure it will eventually happen because whoever opens it is going to make a tonnnn of money. let's open one.... lol.

      a guy at H&M told me that they first concentrated on moving their stores west and now they're gonna work on the east so we might get one of those sooner than later!

  9. Great purchases! I so want a Hello Kitty clock like that! *drool*

  10. Cute mani! Great haul, I Love your ring and sandals.

  11. So glad you had a good vacation! I was very delighted with all of your scheduled posts and was inspired by many of them. I am so envious of those OPI's you picked up for $1.99! Loving your haul, makes me not feel bad for buying so many polishes. :-)

  12. Where on earth did you get OPIs on sale for $2?!?! I can't even find a place in town that sells them for regular price, except the Nicole and Sephora lines. Super jealous!

    1. i got them from a local drug store called Lawtons, i believe they're only in eastern canada.

    2. Cathy - I don't know where you live, but if in the US, JC Penney sells them for $2 all the time. They carry a TON of OPI in the salon, and pretty much as soon as a new collection comes out, the old go on sale. I got a bunch of backup Rainbow Connection for $2 each, among other things regularly!

  13. OMG, I love your ring, it is soo cute:)

  14. I have the same sandals but with rainbow glitter :) Love them! I'm wearing them now and might get the purple glitter ones soon. Awesome post.

  15. Hey Rebecca :)
    Lovely post!
    I tagged with the "Nail Polish Tag", so you can check it out on the link below and do the tag if you feel like it.
    Have a nice day!


  16. I love that ring so much! You did good!

  17. I am so overwhelmed with the awesomeness of everything in this post, all I can say is YAY!!!!

  18. Love your manicure in the last photo. You have awesome taste in clothes and got a bunch of really good stuff!