Yep, my order came in yesterday :) I was so excited, and then busy watching the hockey game, so I didn't have time to post it, but I'm not that late :p My boyfriend happened to be home at the time of delivery (d'oh! hate that! If I want to spend an hour inspecting my new polishes, holding each one up to the light, photographing it and then swatching it on my nail wheel, or hell even putting all my new polishes in a pile and rolling around in them while laughing maniacally - I reserve the right to do so without any snide comments about how I'm losing it :p) Thankfully, he spared me any disparaging looks or comments (this time!), and instead was just like, "Why is there more polish??.... so whadja get?" :)
Hhhhokay, so now I have a whole whack o'haul to show you, but also a lot of swatches. So I think I'm gonna do them in two seperate posts, since they both contain tons of photos and I don't have enough patience to wait for blogger to upload them all in one go :p My swatches post will be after this.
Whooo-hooo! GlittAH! I love glitter. I loooooove glitter. Glittery nail polish is what MADE ME start buying nail polish. That and blue. Do you think I would ever be this into nail polish if all they made were pinks and reds, like back when I was a little kid? HELLZ no!
So when I first saw China Glaze's long list of "specialty" polishes they released (I think) last year, they pretty much all immediately went on my lemming list. And now, zey are mine! :) No stores around here have any of these (obvious. If they did I woulda had them LONG ago) and I kind of put off on ordering them because glitters a.) while pretty, are not practical and b.) are a BETCH to remove, as I'm sure we all know. But I got over the first problem after drooling over some of lextard's swatches (not affil. just share her name and taste in polish, and she takes way better photos than me), and I solved the second problem! Well, someone else did for me. I'll get to that after the photos. Which I have a whole LOT of, so bear with me.
China Glaze Specialty Glitters:
Okay, that's it for the glitters. China Glaze's specialty collection includes 50 polishes. I have 20 :p Do I feel accomplished, or something? Maybe.
I also got some non-glitter China Glaze goodness:
And some metallics:
And the only non-China-Glazes:
Well, that's what I got. Yes, it was a bit expensive shipping all that to Canada, but do I care? Nope. In fact, I intend to get more (bwah ha ha!) Do I have a problem/addiction? Yup. Is it the best, most fun problem/addiction in the world? Yup. =)
On another awesome note, Canada kicked Russia's arses in the hockey game last night. I did a mani for that too, which I'm going to try to keep on till the end of the Olympics. I'll post that later in my swatches one as well. I'm an effin artiste! :) Go Canada Go! =)
OH! OH! Right! Before I go, I have discovered something that's changed my LIFE. That's right. It's amazing! Do you find glitters require a sort of... irritating... commitment, almost? Do you have a fear of glitters caused by the incredibly annoying, long, difficult and damaging process of removing them, and thus avoid wearing them? Who wants to have to be stuck wearing the same polish for a week because it's hard to get off, when you have a stash of hundreds all calling to you and competing for your nail beds? You all feel me on this one? Well NO MORE!!!
I present to you (well, LacquerLaine presents to you) THE TINFOIL METHOD!!!
You're gonna have to clicky-click to find out exactly what to do, but it involves wrapping your tips in tinfoil with a cotton ball soaked in remover underneath... it makes glitter come off your nails in one clean swoop! With no rubbing or hassle! I have used my own version of this method, using cotton pads and scotch tape (:p I had no tinfoil), and I'm pleased to report it removed Atlantis with beautiful ease. Beautiful, people! I am now unafraid of trying ALL these glitters one after the other! I am set! =)
So what do you think of my glitters? Do you have any? Which is your fave?
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