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Post  fixx on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:58 am

I should have known this forum would be bad for me! Popped into a couple of shops on the way home to see if the Essence counters had been restocked yet (they've been a bit empty for a couple of weeks). They had been...

So I bought:
Essence Nail Colour 3 in "ticket to the show/front row or backstage" (and blackish/copper one I wanted) and "kiss on top of the rock/dancing in the street" (red/orange)
Essence "blue addicted" x 2 (last ones left! not sure they'll be restocked...)
New Essence glitter topper - "mrs and mr", and a shimmery colour called "space queen"
Catrice "After Eight" and "Steel my Heart"

So much fun playing this weekend!

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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:06 am

Where are you fixx?
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Post  fixx on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:25 am

Geneva - where Essie and Opi cost twice as much as anywhere else, but you can buy Essence Smile

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Post  Sam on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:31 am

Everything costs twice as much as everywhere else. I was in Geneva for a few weeks on placement and the only place we could afford alcohol was the CERN bar lol. We made good use of it...
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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:36 am

I do buy OPI's, but they aren't my favourite.

I couldn't live without China Glaze though.

You are lucky having Essence, but I understand your pain about the prices of others.
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Post  fixx on Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:42 pm

Lady S, My favourites are actually Orly and Nails Inc, but I can’t find those at all here Sad

I haven’t actually got any China Glaze – not sure I’ve ever tried any?! There is a department store here that sells them though, they have a huuuuuuge display, but they’re @ £18 each!!! affraid There are some amazing colours though – I’m building up a wish list from looking at this forum and MSE, so might have to get some China Glaze delivered to my parents/friends next time I’m back in UK.

Delivery here is awkward – lots of independent people won’t do it, and I have to be very careful of customs limits and charges.

Sam: Cern bar, not tried there! Good tip Smile For every day stuff here it’s not too bad, as I’m here full time, so on a swiss pay deal – but little luxuries like nice nail polish are just silly prices even then.

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Post  Sally Magpie on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:38 pm

Are customs a real problem then?
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Post  Sam on Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:23 pm

£18? That is ridiculous... I paid £8 for the first ones I got, and that's too much! I don't think you can get into CERN unless you work there unfortunately lol, but it was only 3.50F for a glass of your wine and you poured them yourself (and so obviously filled them right to the top). Good times lol.
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Post  RainbowNails on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:09 am

Not sure if this is the general shopping thread if not please point me in the right direction

Bought in TK Maxx today

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My TK Maxx haul today

OPI
one of the polishes is the correct one
Rally Pretty Pink
the other is
Come to Poppy (it should have been red shatter but I am glad it isnt)

W7 three for £5.99 they had sets of 5 for £9.99

no names but I am 100% they are part of the Planets set and the one that flashes blue is actually purpley (stupid camera)

They had three packs of Nails Inc crackle for £11.99 as well but I resisted

and a three pack of OPI with a shatter for £14.99 and another couple of OPI two packs for £9.99 but they had green in

and Models Own three packs for £7.99 again out of the three I would have chosen two so didnt bother
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Post  Sally Magpie on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:14 am

I had a no buy today, but I haven't actually been to the shops lol
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Post  Wesker on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:47 am

Lady S wrote:I had a no buy today, but I haven't actually been to the shops lol

That doesnt stop me...there's always the internet Very Happy
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Post  Peony on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:26 am

Well on holiday I purchased:
2 x OPI
4 x Sinful Colors
2 x Sally Hansen
2 x Spoiled
1 x Tokki Dokki
2 x L'Oreal
1 x Revlon Moon Candy (so double ended)
1 x NYC

Today I got 3 x China Glaze Hunger Games from the offer on Sally's

I really must get a grip.

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Post  fixx on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:36 pm

MulberryPeony wrote:Well on holiday I purchased:
2 x OPI
4 x Sinful Colors
2 x Sally Hansen
2 x Spoiled
1 x Tokki Dokki
2 x L'Oreal
1 x Revlon Moon Candy (so double ended)
1 x NYC

Today I got 3 x China Glaze Hunger Games from the offer on Sally's

I really must get a grip.

Just had to google a few of those I hadn't heard of... love toki doki!!!

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Post  fixx on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:37 pm

I got home last night to find my order from ebay had arrived – I haven’t used ebay since I moved to Switzerland, but got it all changed over and did a bit of hunting for someone who would ship to Switzerland, and ended up ordering a few polishes from a seller to try out. They arrived very quickly, perfectly packaged, and no customs issues, phew!

So I now have:
- Orly Miss Conduct
- Opi Every Month is Octoberfest
- China Glaze Rare & Radiant
- China Glaze Swanky Silk
- China Glaze Want My Bawdy

My favourite is definitely the Orly – I put it on all my fingers last night and can’t stop looking at it. I love Orly polishes in general, and this is as no exception. I haven’t got a top coat on yet (want to stamp, but didn’t have time last night), but it currently looks half-way between a dense glitter and a shimmer polish. Completely smooth finish though.

I also loooove all the others, and I’m very impressed by the formulas on the China Glaze (which I wanted to try after rave reviews from Lady S Cool ). China Glaze Want My Bawdy looked awesome beside Orly Miss Conduct (I immediately put one of each colour on a different finger when I opened the package, as you do Embarassed ) – very 80’s disco! Next 80’s night I’ll have to do something creative with these two Very Happy And the names work so well together too Wink

Anyway, before I got home I popped into the supermarket, and picked up a few cheap polishes as well, oops…

- The 3 glitters in the Essence Snow White range (Prince Charming, Evil Queen and The Huntsman I think?)
- Catrice Copper Cabana – quite a dark copper, but I don’t have anything like it, it’s kind of metallic burnt orangey.

I also bought a few polishes while back in the UK last weekend, which I’ll confess to separately Razz

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Post  Babafette on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:59 pm

The Orly Miss Conduct is gorgeous, I think I'll add it to my wishlist. Very Happy I have Orly Witch's Blue on at the moment, but I must confess I found it really difficult to apply - it's the only Orly polish I own and I've never made such a mess when painting my nails! Suspect clown
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Post  shoppingaddict on Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:32 pm

Wow that Miss Conduct is gorgeous!!! Where can I buy it!!
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Post  fixx on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:18 pm

shoppingaddict wrote:Wow that Miss Conduct is gorgeous!!! Where can I buy it!!

I know, it’s lush! Probably my new favourite polish (previously it was a tie between Orly Ingenue and Orly Rock-it. Yes, I loooooove Orly). It’s so disco… Aaah, can’t stop staring at my nails. Great coverage in 2 coats too, and really shiny – it doesn’t have a top coat, but looks like it does.

It’s in their “Holiday 2012 - Naughty or Nice" collection, so it’s a bit odd it’s out now, but seems to have been available in the US for a couple of months. I got it from a US ebay seller (delivery time is the same for me from US or UK so I look at US a lot) – there seem to be quite a few ebay sellers with it either singly or in the collection pack. I think I used MissSaigon98 or something similar – I can’t check ebay from this computer (at work) Sad

Babafette wrote:The Orly Miss Conduct is gorgeous, I think I'll add it to my wishlist. Very Happy I have Orly Witch's Blue on at the moment, but I must confess I found it really difficult to apply - it's the only Orly polish I own and I've never made such a mess when painting my nails! Suspect clown

Some of the Orly polishes do seem to be a little runny and can flood cuticles - I left my Rock-it open for a while which made it quite a bit better.

Witch's blue looks nice too - Hmm, if I hadn't just got a blue China Glaze I think i'd have been hunting that!

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Post  Babafette on Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:44 pm

This site is a bad influence! Wink I may have accidentally just purchased Miss Conduct on eBay........... Embarassed [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Post  fixx on Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:35 am

And the rest of my purchases from last weekend back in the UK:

Barry M Blue Crackle
Barry M Black
Barry M Pink Flamingo
Barry M Lilac Foil
Barry M Pink Silver Glitter
Barry M Aqua Glitter
No7 Blackcurrant
GOSH Galaxy
MaxFactor Fantasy Fire
MaxFactor Meteorite
Miss Sporty Hypnotic Turquoise
Miss Sporty Red Tango

Must stop buying and start using Embarassed

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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:11 am

Just hit westfield. Hardly spent any cash, buit got 2s polishes!
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Post  shoppingaddict on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:28 am

Bloody hell you were good!!!
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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:31 am

I am quite proud. The ones I really wanted in kiko they didn't have Sad
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Post  fixx on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:34 am

So what were they?! Spill Smile

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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:48 am

Models Own pinky brown
Copper Pot
Golden Green
Fuzzy Peach
Purple Haze
Emerald City
Freak Out

LA girl
Jewel Tone
Treasure Island
Crowd Surfing
Double platinum
Glistening purple
Lush lavender

Kiko
707 magnetic grey
703 magnetic pink
706 magnetic green
236 bright coral
360 bright peach
359 pale peach
341 bright turquoise
391 mauve
318 dirty lilac
298 mint sparkly
300 bright aqua oily blue

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Post  Sally Magpie on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:59 am

Bit of a squoiffy pic on my phone

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