Nov 18, 2011
Recently I went down to Portland (yes again) and did another haul, or bleeding out of my wallet. I am still contemplating on whether or not to share my haul, as most of them are not beauty related (just shoes). This is the only part of the haul that was beauty related, minus the UD liners I got, but those aren’t terribly exciting.
Last time I went my friend and I took the train down to Portland, so we had some limitations in terms of what to buy (had to think about hauling it back home) and where to go (had to be transit accessible), so we did not stop by Ulta. But this time we drove, so I just had to. I am going to apologize in advance (especially to the American readers) about the unnecessary amount of pictures of walls of nail polish. But I am from Canada and we don’t get this here, I get excited with these types of things!
So when we arrived at Ulta, it was about 20mins from closing, we didn’t have much time, my other friends thought Ulta was just going to be a dinky little drugstore type of store. When we walked in, it was more like a “HOLY SHIT THERE’S SO MUCH STUFF” store. So at first I didn’t see the nail polishes, and that was really my main reason to go there, I was kind of disappointed, but then I walked deeper and deeper into the store, and HOLY SHIT WALLS OF NAIL POLISH! And so come the unnecessary amount of nail polish wall pictures.
And so I went a bit insane. The Chinaglaze polishes were $7 per bottle, but there was a promotion of buy 2 get 1 free, so it was more like $4.60 per bottle, which is really cheap! The only place I have ever saw Chinaglaze polish was at a nail salon and they were selling it for $11 a bottle (hells no). So I got a few bottles. I think the purple sparkly one (Marry a Millionaire) was a newer collection and so it was $8 instead of $7, but still cheaper than $11.
From left to right: Harmony, Marry a Millionaire, Fairy Dust (thought it was a holo, but wasn’t as holo-rific as I watned)
I was so excited that I forgot to use the coupons that I had printed out ($3.50 off for $10 purchase). And because we were rushed that night we decided to go back before we make our way back to Vancouver, BC. Unfortunately, the coupons expired that night, but fortunately, Ulta had another coupon (20% off 1 item), and our hotel had free printing! So I printed out some coupons, and when we got back to Ulta, I just had to get more polish…
From left to right: Planks A Lot, You Don’t Know Jacques! (wanted this one for a while)
And here are some swatches of the new polishes! I only wanted to swatch the colours, as I am still growing out the yucky yellow on my nails, and I was going to file it down after the swatches. My nails chipped pretty badly in Portland due to the dryness of the air.
Top to bottom: Harmony (1 coat), Planks A Lot (2 coats), Marry a Millionair (3 coats)
From top to bottom: Fairy Dust (3 coats; kind of disappointed by the colour), You don’t know Jacques! (2 coats), Fairy dust (1 coat) on top of Planks A Lot (2 coats)