Friday, August 31, 2012

august haul

Hello and welcome to my August haul! I can't believe this is the last day in August. The summer went too fast!

The haul is not so bad... And I even took pictures of almost everything!
Let's check it out.

I found a few of the new colors from Essence! (And they're only $1.99 each which is great. I can't wait to find the rest!)

Essence - Grey-t To Be Here
Essence - Walk on the Wild Side
Essence - Date In The Moonlight
Essence - Party Princess
Essence - Chic Reloaded

I got a few more things with my sponsorship funds from Apothica:

Essie - Knockout Pout
Essie - Topless and Barefool
Essie - Haute as Hello
Essie - Absolutely Shore

Deborah Lippmann - Mermaids Dream

I can never resist Color Club, so I got this duo-pack at Winners for $8:

Color Club - French Tip
Color Club - The Big Bang

My wonderful friend Dan who you may remember from Dan Likes Nails bought me some nail polish in Montreal! Yes, he went to Sephora and picked out nail polish. I can't handle it. Thank you Dan!

Sephora by OPI - I Think I Cayenne
Sephora by OPI - Have You Met Rose, Mary?
Sephora by OPI - Justa' Pinch of Glitter
Sephora by OPI - S-age is Just a Number 

The lovely Theresa from Amused Polish found me some great H&M Hello Kitty polishes from my wishlist! And she made me two frankens, including one in a HK bottle (and I forgot to photograph the other.)
Thank you Theresa! I love these so much!

H&M Hello Kitty - Cool Summer
H&M Hello Kitty - Turquoise Kitty
Purple Hello Kitty Franken
Black Holo Franken (not pictured)

As you saw yesterday, I got polish from Different Dimension:

Different Dimension - That Is So Fetch!
Different Dimension - Puzzle Pieces
Different Dimension - 50 Shades

My ultra-adorable friend Whitney sold me her KBShimmer polishes that she no longer wanted, and OMG I'm glad they live with me now:

KBShimmer - Proud Peacock
KBShimmer - Lilac Dreams

I ordered some polish from ManGlaze while they were having a sale.

ManGlaze - Lesbihonest
ManGlaze - ILF
ManGlaze - Matte is Murder

Here's some random things I got on different clearance sales:
OPI - Panda-monium Pink
OPI - I Vant To Be A-Lone Star 
OPI - Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?
OPI - Russian Navy
OPI - Don't Mess With OPI
Gosh - Drizzle
Essence - Black is Back (old bottle, x2, stocking up on $1 sales!)

Bought 2 Konad special polishes at a supply store:
Konad - Pysche Pink
Konad - Black 

And finally, 2 new OPI's from the Germany collection:
OPI - My Very First Knockwurst
OPI - Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! 

40 polishes. 12 of 'em minis. Lots of 'em free or cheap. It ain't no thang.
My birthday is next month. Will that mean a massive birthday haul...? We'll see!

Before I go... I have an announcement!
Tomorrow I will be starting up the 31 Day Challenge!
Yes, I must be crazy to be doing it again but I think it will be fun to see how I've grown since doing it last September. Look out tomorrow for Day 1, and in the meantime, you can check out the recap post from last year!
I'm nervous about finding the time to do another 31 challenge manicures, but I am excited! 

Here are the themes for the challenge if anyone is interested in participating with me.

Have a lovely day!


  1. I wanted to start the 31 day challenge again (since the last one didn't actually last for 31 day). I'd like to start it with you, but tomorrow I'm out of town and I'm not sure I'll be able to make it.

  2. I think it's awesome that you will be doing it again. I plan on doing it for the first time in October - trying to improve my skills in the meantime.

  3. Awesome haul! Could you please make a comparison of Essie Topless and Barefoot and OPI My very First Knockwurst?? I'm torn between these two and can't choose!

  4. How do you find/keep up on polish sales? I'm a long time polish lover and , while in treatment for an eating disorder, I've found that nail polish and doing my nails is one of those simple joys that just makes me happy. I've also discovered the world of nail blogs and I'm excited to read my Bloglovin' feed every morning! Anyway, I'm on a budget and I already have a list of 100 polishes on my wish list. Any suggestions for finding great deals? Love the blog by the way, it's one of my favorites!!

  5. That's a lot of polish. I try not think about how much polish I actually buy because then I feel guilty :oP
    I like the look of the Essie polish

  6. I love the look of those Essences. I wish they were more readily available in the US.

    I'm thinking about doing this challenge with some untrieds. It'll be a good way to try some polish I've never used before, thank you for sharing!

  7. Good luck, Rebecca! I'm just finishing up the 31 Day Challenge from August and I have to say I don't envy you ladies taking it on in September - too busy for me with back to school. Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

  8. I have been looking for a spring nail challenge on the webs, but i cant find anything :( Maybe i could do this instead :) Its the first day of spring here and i want to celebrate!

  9. LOVE THIS HAUL! PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!