I’ve been keeping the postman busy of late. Almost feel like I should leave out some biscuits and a pint of milk:). So I thought’s I’d do a quick post covering the new arrivals but with more pics than words for once!
First cab off the rank was not really nail mail as such, rather an emergency purchase on a recent work trip interstate. I’d been rushing to do my nails before heading to the airport only to wreck the mani beyond repair by the time I’d boarded the plane. So on arrival at Melbourne airport I snapped up some nail polish remover, a Revlon base & top coat and OPI Bogota Blackberry.
I put these on that night in the hotel room whilst I was working away but I didn’t take any shots before I removed OPI BB on my return Monday night. Safe to say it wasn’t my best effort at applying nail polish but it was better than the wreck mani it replaced. Love the colour of OPI BB but am just not patient enough when I don’t have a quick dry top coat handy:(. The Revlon Base+Top Coat is not something I’d normally buy as I’m not overly keen on Revlon polish but it was all that the chemist at the airport had. I have no idea how it fares with other Revlon polishes but the OPI BB reacted strangely to it and split like water from oil when I applied the first coat of OPI. I let it dry and then chanced a second coat. Still a couple of weird gaps where the OPI BB just wouldn’t take to the Revlon BC so I had to add a third and fourth coat. Hence a bit of marking on the mani as even several hours later by the time I finished working and went to bed, it still wasn’t completely dry. I will never both with the Revlon BC+TC. If you like it and want it, let me know. Going free to a good home. OPI BB was one that I’d had in my mind for a while but felt it was too similar to some polish I already have. But of the range available in that particular chemist shop it was the pick.
Ok next are a few Etude House polishes I picked up of eBay to try. EH BL505, Shimmering Blue and Satin Purple. Of these I’ve applied BL505 over an old mani on one hand so far and I’m looking forward to trying it on its own. In the bottle it has a beautiful blurple duochrome sheen but that doesn’t translate to the nail. Still stunningly bright and shiny though.
Next is Clarins 230. It was on eBay for what I decided was a moderately reasonable price given what I’ve seen it listed for in the past so I eventually caved and bought it.
Next was a third bottle of Max Factor Mini – Fantasy Fire. I’m loving it so much but those damn bottles are so so tiny that I wanted to make sure I had a reasonable supply.
Then Monday my next order of Nfu Oh polishes arrived. Squeee! Think these are what I was most excited to receive. I only got my first two Nfu Ohs (#51 and #40) a few weeks back but was so blown away by #51 that I knew from that point on I was addicted. So below we have #50, #56, #51 (back up bottle!), #52 and #59. IN LOVE!
Next are my first Butter London polishes. Left to right we have Chancer, Branwen’s Feather, Marrow and Scoundrel. Am tossing up whether to also get hold of The Black Knight, Lilibet and Knackered.
Sigh. It’s tough for the Butter London’s. Normally I’d be really keen to try them but many of the other nail mail I got this last week and a bit outstrips them rather. Speaking of which, I was very naught and gave into my lust for more duo and multichromes by getting both sets of Mari Moon from Hits Speciallita. Below from left to right are:
I’m ridiculously keen to try all of these. I love the slightly kitch packets they come in, there’s something slightly retro about the packaging that reminds me of things from my childhood, like my sister’s collection of teen mags she’d keep squirrelled away in a wee suitcase under her bed. We’re talking the Bay City City Rollers, Leaf Garrett and Kirsty McNicol.
But it doesn’t stop there. Last but not least my first ever Cult Nails polishes arrived yesterday. They come in fantastic packaging, some sort of natural fibre paper. I’ve no doubt these wont be the last purchase from Cult Nails. Am very keen to try them.
Left to right are Mind Control, Seduction, Time Traveller and Vicious.
Phew so that’s the nail mail. There’ll be some more to come next week but beyond that I’m going to (try) pace myself and just buy one or two polishes every now and again when I see something that I love. I’ve developed a good basic collection over a fairly short period of time so from here on in the pace of polish acquisition should ease up a bit. Should. :)