Wow, what a weekend. (I work Wednesdays-Sundays; Mondays and Tuesdays are my "weekend".) It was one of my best friends' birthdays, so I spent most of the weekend hanging out with her, mostly at the beach.
The first color is Barielle Shades' Sneak A Peek. Sneak A Peek is from Barielle's Fall/Winter collection; a better known shade is Date Night, a deep forest green. I am admittedly, not a gigantic green fan so I passed. Another color I considered is Hidden Hideaway, which I found too close to Zoya Yasmeen (but I will probably buy it anyway in due time). I think it's an underrated color; it's a light silvery dove gray. Please excuse the bubbles; I was SMRT enough to attempt a manicure while at the beach. I don't know why I even tried while out at the beach; especially since my local beach is known for a lot of Gulf winds. I've also tried attempting a mani while sitting by the pool; wow, what a thick, goopy mess! I still feel obligated to apologize to my bottles of China Glaze Lubu Heels and OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight for that faux pas.
The same night, I stopped by a Bealls Outlet near the beach and scored an awesome haul. They sometimes have vinyl grab bags full of 10 random polishes (usually pink/red Maybellines). However, this time I found one full of L'Oreals, half of which definitely piqued my interest. They included Blue Metal, a dark blue that I think resembles OPI's Yoga-ta Get This Blue; B. Outrageous, a yellow shimmer; Treble & Tint, a coral duochrome with a green shimmer; then my favorites: B. Innocent, a Bijou Facets sheer full of tiny thread (!!!) teal confetti glitter and Crushed Opal, a sheer with *gasp* FLAKIES!!! I don't own any Nfu-Ohs (...yet), so I was elated to see this jewel! The bag was $6.99; I'll end up using the other 5 boring nudes/reds for future frankening endeavors.
L'Oreal Jet-Set Shine Crushed Opal over L'Oreal Wear Extraordinaire Blue Metal
I'm ashamed to describe my current nail state...I've had on the same manicure for a record 4 days. I've been bouncing from place to place and last night was my first night in my own bed in 3 days. On top of that, beach sand is BRUTAL on nail polish! I have to work early tomorrow morning, so I'm not even sure I'll get to fixing this chipped mess not even worthy to call a manicure tonight.
I'm also considering a serious low-buy/no-buy for the rest of March. It's only March, but I've already more than doubled my 2008 total. On top of the grab bag, I finally caved into OPI's French collection and bought Eiffel For This Color. My current lemming is Barielle Shades Swizzle Stix, which I haven't seen locally. Also, have y'all seen Scrangie's latest posts? Essie has released some promo pics of what might be their summer collection: greens, blues, and yellow! I am totally stoked; if this turns out to be true, I will probably order my first full Essie collection. I hope it is; I'm sick of pinks and reds! PLEASE, ESSIE, PLEASE LET IT BE TRUE!!!
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