Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I'M BACK! April polish hauls

Why hello there!

It's been.....nine months?! DANG! I could've had a KID by now! But, alas, I did not. I started a new job, got married, and found myself forcing the blogging. If there's one piece of advice I can lend to you all, take a small break when you know it's right. Back when I was still at it on the regular, I felt forced and I didn't allow myself to take a step back - instead it started to feel more like a job. So what happened? I haven't swatched a dang thing in nine months. I miss polish. I miss vintage polish. I miss my polish friends, and the polish community (for the most part). I got into the wax community for a good year, and as much as I love it all, polish is just my calling so to speak. Follow your heart, I'd say. 

Before I go into all of my new pretties I accumulated in April, let me first explain. While I was MIA I was still of course buying polish here and there, but April was the month that I decided that I needed polish back in my life. The hunt, the thrill, discovery of vintage polish. SO, naturally, I went nuts. Now I normally don't buy this much polish in one month - well in the last year or two anyway. But, the excitement took over and I went a little CRAY! Without further ado - here's my hauls!

Revlon Street Wear: Monster Mash - Ohhhhh SWEET MOTHER! It's finally mine. It's really, finally, truly mine. I grabbed this for a STEAL on Story Envy. True love right here, people. If I could snuggle a bottle of nail polish THIS would be the one.

China Glaze: Nickel Ice

Naturistics: See Shells Pearl

Sally Hansen New Lengths: Granite Creme

Nail Gear: Onyx - thinks Smackers version of Urban Decay Bruise.

Orly: Orange Punch - I'm a SUCKER for these bottles!

Chelsea: Psycho Green - long time lemming gone!

L'Oreal: Plumage - another long time lemming gone as well! Another UD Bruise-like polish

Now I know these four bottles look gross, but I got them all under a dollar at a thift store, so after a little TLC they'll look brand new!

Covergirl: Blue Parfait

Nail Gear: Glory by Audrey

L'Oreal: Berry Blue

Tropez: Peacock Blue

China Glaze: Dorothy Who? 

OPI: Absolutely Alice - I found this gem (and yes, it's legit and real!) at a flea market for a DOLLAR. A DOLLAR. It's a backup for me, but I know someone who will be the PERFECT new owner of this little guy!

Pretty Serious: Venomous

Pretty Serious: Party By The Pool

Hare polish: Bisbee 2.0

Hare polish: Asteroid Turf

The Hungry Asian: Peachy Keen

Rimmel 60 Seconds: I Lilac You

Rimmel Sweetie Crush: Applelicious

Rimmel Sweetie Crush: Violet Swizzle

Rimmel Sweetie Crush: Blueberry Whiz

Nails Inc Beaded Polish: Hampstead

Nails Inc: Buckingham Street

Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish: Bond Street

Cynthia Rowley crystal cap polishes in blue and green - I'm a sucker for any and all crystal capped polishes. I have no control when I see them.

Funky Fingers: Venom

Revlon Parfumerie: Autumn Spice

Revlon Parfumerie: Surf Spray

Revlon: Graffiti Top Coat

Revlon: Chameleon

Of course I had to hit up Sally's for their BOGO on red tagged clearance!

China Glaze: Sand Dolla Make You Holla

China Glaze: Teal The Tide Turns

China Glaze: Seahorsin' Around

Sally Girl: Chocolate Chip

Well, ladies, I hope to see you all again soon!


<3 Dana


  1. Welcome back! I can't believe you found Absolutely Alice for just a dollar! I was lucky enough to find it for the price of a regular bottle of OPI but you can't beat a dollar.

    1. Thanks love! Yea, my first bottle I got at a dusty for OPI cost as well! Can't beat a buck!

  2. Nice to see you back! I've been missing you and The Scholarly Nail.:) That's some major haulage right there...well done!

    1. Awww, glad to hear I was missed, it feels great to be back to blogging! And thanks for the haul love, I went a tab CRAY! :)

  3. welcome back! congrats on all of the exciting new changes!

  4. Ahhh so exciting!!! Holla holla on Monster Mash! Definitely one of my fave Streetwears ever! I'm not sure that I'll ever go back to nail blogging but I can't wait to see what you have in store for us all <3

    1. MONSTA MASH IS AMAZEBALLS! (in your words LOL!)

  5. Yay Dana! What a haul!! AND OMG MONSTER MASH! CONGRATS!

    1. Thanks love! I got such an amazing deal on it too!!!!