This post was almost going to be purely nail polish. I had all my pictures ready to go and hoped to get my hauls of November posted in a timely manner when I had a surprise before work. I was on the phone when my husband walked in with an ARMLOAD of packages, both the look on his face and his all-encompassing gesture saying "all this stuff is for you..." Poor guy. I was only expecting one package, but everything I bought in the past two weeks showed up together, haha. And because I want to keep things by month to the extent possible (and one box had a giveaway prize in it!) I'd rather take more pictures, type more, and post late. =)
One of the first things to show up was my Cherry Culture order. The eyeshadows are already put away so I'm snagging my picture from Instagram to show you those.
Nyx Single Eye Shadows clockwise from top: Cherry, Irises, Luxor, Seafoam Green, Baby Blue, Dust Sparkle and True Taupe in the center. The Jumbo Eye Pencil is Black Bean.
I was really happy to grab some of L.A. Colors' new glitter polishes, I've worn 3 already! You can see my post of swatches here.
From left to right: Candy Sprinkles, Broken Hearted, Glitter Bomb, Flurry, Tinsel and Cocktail.
I picked up three new Milani polishes, as well. These are packed with glitter! My camera couldn't pick up all the sparkle and especially vibrant blue and purple glitter.
Left to right: Lavender Fizz, Twinkle, Pink Flare. They are all "One Coat" glitters.
The highly anticipated Color Club collection of Halo Hues - holographic beauties - were released and I couldn't resist snagging a couple, as well as two other Color Club polishes from my wishlist.
Left to right: Diamond Drops, Halo-Graphic, Harp On It, Wild At Heart. ...Actually, every one of these polishes is technically a holo, cool!
I also managed to get my hands on some of the new China Glaze colors from their Cirque Du Soliel and fall and winter releases.
It's A Trap-eze! is another glitter-in creme polish. Looks fun in the bottle. Pizzazz looks a lot like the glitter in It's A Trap-eze! with a clear base instead. Interesting...
Glistening Snow and Hello Gorgeous! Absolutely loving the look of these microglitters... Need to wear these soon!
Here is something that is not make-up! I'll have a review up on these soon so I'm not going into detail, but if you couldn't tell they are a set of mini camera lenses.
At last I found a bottle of Wet 'n Wild Black Creme. It was the only bottle in CVS, too! I hope it is as good for me as all the race reviews make it out to be! I also picked up Sparked. Don't know if I really needed another pink-and-silver glitter, but I imagine it would make an awesome gradient.
Pure Ice is releasing new colors! I liked the unique mix of colors in Treasure Hunt, I just hope it didn't get it's name because of the effort required to get those diamonds out of the bottle! Can't wait to try this one, either. Here is a collage I made with pictures on my phone. =)
Then, the mail came...
Maybe I should have broken this up into parts 1 & 2? Haha, no worries, I'm not showing each individual item. First off, I took advantage of the Zoya Dream Box offer to snag their new holographic microshard colors. This picture doesn't do them justice.
Blaze, Storm, Aurora... They are better than I imagined! But that is typical of Zoya. By the way, they will be doing flash promos again soon, and they were a steal last year. You have to sign up NOW to qualify for them. Hurry and make an account!
I sniped an eBay auction for a new stick of my favorite deodorant. Pure Vanilla by LAVANILA. Good stuff! Mini review: it's natural, smells nice when I sweat, and it doesn't ruin clothing or leave residue. Oh, plus it goes with most of my perfumes. I have several by LAVANILA, and a few other vanilla fragrances, too. =)
I made my first purchase from My Beauty Addiction on etsy. Just one group photo for all this stuff now because I will be picking it apart on the blog later. Still, look, colors!!
And finally, I'm so honored to have been chosen as a winner in Smashley Sparkles water marble contest! That's right, my Citrus Splash marble was actually deemed worthy of a prize! I was in third place, which originally didn't even exist, haha. OverallBeauty generously provided the prize. She included a cute little glass file, too! But I'm not going into a whole lot of detail here, I'll make a separate post once I get to try my polish from Naild'It. Thank you Kim, thank you Smashley!!
My first bottle of Naild'It polish: Summer Lovin' Melon. Can't wait to swatch it!
So, this ended up being a lot of stuff, but very little was impulse buys thanks to crazy sales. In fact I was pretty "meh" about most of the sales that went on! How about you?