End of April Nail Mail and Mini Hauls

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My goal this weekend was to buy for my swap boxes, not for myself. I did have a few that I ended up hiding at CVS that I wanted that I went back to get for myself. Those were the only ones I had planned on getting for myself. Then on a trip to Ulta, I came across a Zoya on clearance that I couldn't leave behind and then a couple at Giant when I went on a run to grab some things. I don't think I did badly! But I also got some nail mail goodies! Lots of nail mail goodies! I'm going to start with my mini hauls then go on to the nail mail.

First, I went to Target, but I only got basic groceries for my family and things for my swaps so I'm not going to ruin the surprise for those people. :o)

Next, I went to Ulta. I got some of what I needed for swaps, but not everything that I wanted. For myself, however, I did find an essence Color & Go polish I was looking for AND I came across a Zoya on clearance I had to grab!

 essence Color & Go - Choose Me! and Zoya - Renee

Close up of Choose Me! A gorgeous deep teal with gold and teal glass fleck glitter.

Next I went to Wegmans, but once again, I only got groceries for the family. (I told you I was being good this month!!)

Yes, I had been good, except I was at CVS a couple days before and saw 3 polishes I had been looking for. Since I knew I wouldn't be able to get them until the weekend, I was naughty and I hid them. I don't normally do that. I normally say, if they are there when I know I can get them, then I'll know it's meant to be. But, I didn't want to play with fate this time around. haha 

 essie - as gold as it gets, essie - a cut above and Milani - Fresh Teal

 Close up of as gold as it gets. It's multiple sizes of gold flakes and glitters in a clear base. 

Close up of a cut above. It is pink micro and hex glitters in a clear base.

Later in the day, I missed a couple things so I ran to Giant to get them and I just "happened" to walk through the cosmetic department to get to the department I needed to be in. I just grabbed a couple Wet n Wild polishes I didn't have in my stash yet.

 Wet n Wild Wild Shine - Kaleidoscope, Bijou Blue and Sparked

 Close up of Kaleidoscope. A bunch of holo glitter in a clear base.

Close up of Sparked. Pink and silver micro glitter in a clear base.

I got one generous bag of goodies in the mail on Saturday from Andrea at Finger Painting Fingers. She picked up a bunch of SinfulColors polishes for me since I am lacking a Walgreens. This is the amazingness that I got from her...

 They are mine... all mine!!!

14 pretties!! 

 SinfulColors - Hot Spot, I Miss You, Dream On (a neon fuchsia creme) and Kissy

 Close up of Hot Spot. Seems to be a deep navy blue with a little blue glass flecked glitter.

 Close up of I Miss You. Purple tinted jelly with purple and silver micro glitter and multi colored hex glitter.

 Close up of Kissy. It's a blue/green polish with silver and blue glass flecked glitter.

 SinfulColors Purple Diamond, Timbleberry (a coral creme that is more on the pink side), Nail Junkie and HD Nails (a kelly green foil).

 Close up of Purple Diamond. A pale lavender filled with silver glass fleck glitter.

Close up of Nail Junkie. A teal tinted jelly with teal and green micro glitter and green, gold, blue and yellow hex glitter.

 SinfulColors Secret Admirer, Rise and Shine (a beautiful teal creme) and Mint Apple

 Close up of Secret Admirer. Black with silver glass fleck glitter.

Close up of Mint Apple. Pale blue foil with hints of mint. It looks like there's some silver glitter in there too.

 SinfulColors Bali Mist (a beautiful sheer pinkish/purple iridescent maybe foil?), Let's Talk (a deep purple... looks like a foil in the bottle but it's just a basic glossy polish) and Frenzy. 

Close up of Frenzy. A clear base with blue and purple micro glitter.

Do you see why I was so excited about that nail mail now?! They are all so very pretty!! 

So, Monday rolls around and in my mail are 2 boxes!! One was my my Julep Maven box!! I was so excicted! The other was a box from my friend Carrie at ink&polish

So, I've been an 'It Girl' Maven since I signed up. I haven't swapped boxes since and I've been so very happy with every one! This month was NO exception! 

 My lovely May Julep Maven box! 

 A little close up.

Top to Bottom: Kylie (magnetic), Nessa and Ashley. Also a small sample of The Best Pedi Creme Ever.

Nessa and Ashley are both foils. Beautiful yellow and orange foils. Kylie is a gorgeous purple that's on the blue side with some shimmer in it. I haven't tested out the magnent yet, but that will definitely be a post to come soon!

That brings me to my box from Carrie at ink&polish. She had decided to play around and make her first franken. She had shown me pictures and I just started drooling!! She said she was "Channeling her inner drag queen" and I had been helping her come up with a name for this lovely pink glittery goodness. After tossing names back and forth she decided on Kinky Boots. And it fits! It's all sorts of kinky, but I just have to use it wisely because it is a mini. She said she had some extra beads for a "fish egg" mani and was going to pop those in the box too. But to my surprise... there was MORE!! 


Spoiled by Wet n Wild - Are Mermaids Real?, Nails by Laura - Bedazzleberry mini, Carrie's - Kinky Boots and essie - Mochacino and a bunch of beads
 Look at the pretties!!

 Close up of Are Mermaids Real? A sheer purple jelly packed with gold glass flecked glitter.

 Close up of Bedazzleberry. A sheer pale mint color with green, red, baby blue and fuchsia micro glitter and silver hex glitter.

 Close up of Kinky Boots. A clear base filled with pink macro glitter, pink hex glitter, silver micro glitter and iridescent flakes.

Close up of Mochacino. A purple and grey tinted taupe with silver glass flecked glitter.

That was the extent of the goodies I got from Saturday through Monday. I scored some beautiful bottles! 

Happy Polishing!!

Becky  :o)

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