Thursday, September 13, 2012

Super Spam!

Hey all! I'm hope sick today with a super intense head cold. Everything is pounding and after sticking it out at work all week I decided this morning that I just couldn't sit at work for another 9 hours today. I'm sure I'll be going back in tomorrow, but at least it will be Friday right?

Today I'm showing you some spam. These photos never made it into an actual blog post, all for various reasons. Some show chips, were taken with a cell phone camera, aren't color accurate, needed another coat of polish, didn't wear well or I didn't snap any other photos that came out decent so they sat in waiting. Some of these aren't so old, some are OLD.

Should I begin?

Color Club Love Em Leave Em  (I just didn't love how this photographed)

OPI Gargantuan Green Grape (this was two coats, clearly needs a third)

China Glaze Strawberry Fields (taken in the dark of night, in my car, with my cell phone camera. Not 100% color accurate)

Milani Dressmaker (This is by 10am the next morning. Wore terribly on me. Three coats and it was chip city. Will have to try this again sometime down the road)

Zoya Wednesday

China Glaze First Mate (one of my faaaaavorite blues. This deserves it's own post)

A fake Clarins 230 that I paid $60+ dollars for on Ebay. That's right, I got scammed and the guy won the case. This may have been Clarins 230 at one time, but it was definitely mixed with something else. Since then I haven't purchased polish on Ebay. I work too hard for my money to have it go to waste. I can't decide what to do with this, since it's $60 in the trash.

GOSH Holo (I received this from a wonderful girl in the UK as a swap gift. This didn't make it into a post because of the chip)

Layla Retro Pink (this was quite 'blah' on me)

Revlon Royal Cloak (my pics looked like I had lotion on my nails, which you can see) :(

Zoya Ali (gorgeous pink, cell phone camera pic. My regular camera haaaates pinks)

Nails Inc Baker Street (Not color accurate. Brighter and bluer in real life)

OPI Sapphire in the Snow  (This one also deserves a full blog post. I only had this one pic)

Girly Bits Shift Happens over Nails Inc Baker Street (NI BS not color accurate)

Milani Orchidia (absolutely gorgeous in person, but this is not color accurate. It's a deeper, darker purple with beautiful glass flecks)

Bettina Flip Flop (Gorgeous - probably deserves it's own post)

China Glaze Sea Spray  (holy nubbins!)

OPI Cajun Shrimp vs Zoya Elodie.  OPI on the pointer and ring, Zoya on the middle and pinky. SO similar in person, but the OPI has much more depth and coverage. Kept the OPI, purged the Zoya.

Want to see my biggest nail polish FAIL of the month?

Polish spillage! It doesn't look that bad here but it was a huge mess.

Where's your head?!?!
 
WTF tokidoki?!?! I picked this up at Sephora since it was on clearance for $4 and had an interesting mix of glitters. I had put this in my bag just hours before it broke. I put my hand in my bag to grab a lipgloss and found the above. It had almost dried completely and was nearly impossible to get off my bag.  Since it wasn't one of my cheaper bags I couldn't bare to use nail polish remover on it, so I used laundry detergent and an army knife to scrape it off - which took forever. The capped portion of the bottle broke off completely from the body. Tokidoki fail. My bag still has a corner of random polish glitter :(
 
That's it for today. I'm off to get ready and head to Ulta and CVS. Before I got into nail polish I was a huge makeup junkie. Lately, I've been obsessed with the MU board on MUA. I bought at least $200+ worth of makeup in the past two weeks and I have a mental list of things I *need*.  I'm headed out to see if I can hunt down the new L'Oreal Project Runway LE polishes and eyeshadows, which you can see here. Per Nouveau Cheap, they were spotted in NYC on Tuesday. I have a few Ulta coupons (my boyfriends neighbors moved so I stole their coupons, as well as my boyfriends lol) so I hope I get lucky!

28 comments:

  1. That sucks you got ripped off with the Clarins fake. I don't understand how the guy won the case?! Good luck with your shopping trip!

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    1. At the time, I should have argued it with Paypal as well. The guy was so insane and was sending me harassing emails that I just gave up lol.
      The shopping trip was a bust, but thank you!

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  2. I'm sorry about the Clarins bottle! On the bright side, some of these polishes are super pretty :)

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  3. Man that really sucks about Clarins polish!! What an asshole :((. It still looks beautiful though, don't throw it away!

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    1. Thank you! I feel a bit better about it now :)

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    1. Thanks Jammies! I always carry around polish, I've never had any explosions in my bag before. Lesson learned lol

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  5. There's a lot of gorgeous polishes in this post. That really, really sucks that you got scammed on the Clarins 230 though! I'm sorry that happened to you.

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  6. My blog folders are filled with similar photos, that for one reason or another never actually made the cut. I sux about the $60 fake :O( and about the headless Tokidoki, I can only imagine how hard that was to clean up >_<

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    1. I still have some in a "maybe" folder lol. I don't know how so many get there ;)

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  7. Agree with you on ChG First Mate being a fab blue - it's up there as my top fav blue cream too. The Clarins #230 - saw a bunch of these being sold on eBay maybe 6-8 mos back and wondered about them. Did not bid but watched a bunch of them. I have seen some #230s not hold up well over time even if never opened. The shade turns. Yours does not look all that bad. I have a real one bought back when they were retail. Mine has turned some over time..and it does not do the same effect it once did. There are many real (and good) polishes on eBay. Folks do keep some and then finally have waited long enough and decide to sell them. I know I have to sell a whole lot of polishes I never have used that are wonderful, many VHTF. So it does happen...I have Scrangie and Zoya Peacock Feathers & some DS OPIs in triplicates to name a few and I don't want to hold on to any of my dups anymore. I need the space. But as I said only a few of mine have not held up well over time - some that are 25 yrs old and were light in color or light and sheer did not hold up. Others have done fine.

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    1. Oopps meant Peacock Feather by Nubar (not Zoya)

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    2. I definitely know what you mean. Not everyone on Ebay is out to get everyone. I just figured I would have more back up from Ebay.I wonder what caused some of the Clarins to change colors; I know I've seen a few bottle shots where they look mainly red.
      It sounds like you have amazing polishes. If you ever have a blog sale, let me know ;)

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  8. whoa! that was some awesome spam! and about that fake clarins 230.. it might be fake but DAMN is it gorgeous or what! I'm so sorry you got cheated though.. that really pisses me off that he won the case.

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    1. Thanks Brandi! It's 'nice' but it has flakies in it. I don't know what polish they could be from. I was looking for an original beauty like yours ;)

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  9. WOW, I've never seen Sapphire in the Snow before...love it!

    I did not realize he won the case :( I am so sorry!

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    1. Thanks Tara! OPI Sapphire in the Snow is a winner, IMO. If you ever see it in person snatch it!

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  10. Great spam! I broke my bottle of Color Club Platinum Record on my kitchen floor! I sat for hours scraping it off the tile and out of the grout. There is still glitter on my floor!

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    1. Oh man!! At least you have some pretty tiles lol. You can now say they have an artistic design :)
      Why is glitter so hard to remove from things? haha

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  11. I love these and my wallet is relieved that I already own the ones I really love here :) Although I may need to get Orchidia now.

    And how did you lose on Ebay from the fake? That seems entirely unfair :(

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    1. Orchidia is worth it, if you can find it. It's really beautiful in person. The seller looked all my information up and emailed Ebay all of my blog sale listings where I had mentioned I needed money to pay vet bills, so I guess they took that as I just wanted a refund. I also found another girl he scammed on Ebay shortly before me. He sold her a fake bottle but refunded her money. I don't know why Ebay didn't take that as a sign :(

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  12. Thank you to everyone for all or your sweet comments! :) xoxo

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