Tag Archives: Sally Hansen

Zoya Dannii with Sally Hansen Crackle in Antiqued Gold

Zoya Dannii alone

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July Birchbox

Birchbox had a really special treat for us in July.  This month’s picks are all personally selected by designer Cynthia Rowley and even the outside of the box is cute!

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Nail Polish Questions

I just saw this list on Nouveau Cheap and wanted to take a stab at the questions myself, so here we go!

How many polishes do you have in your stash?


Which brand do you own the most of?

Definitely Essie.  I’ve never owned an Essie polish until about a year ago, but since then my collection in general has grown like crazy.

What colors do you own the most of?

Pinks & reds

Do you have a color/texture you do not own?

I think I have at least one of every color. And texture, I have a mix of sheers, cremes, shimmers, neons, and I have Essie’s Matte About You that makes any color matte.  I don’t have any real straight glitter polish though.

What’s the one polish you always pick up to lift your spirits?

Essie Coral Reef – it’s so bright & cheery!

What polish do you keep looking at and wondering why you haven’t gotten rid of it yet?

Two unnamed polishes… they’re in a square bottle and the lid is the kind where there’s a black “case” that slides off if you shake it too hard, lol, do you know what I mean?  Ugh, they’re SO OLD! Haha!

Franken me? or I’m nervous to try it?

Oh my gosh, I didn’t even know what this was.  I had to look it up and I just found all these blogs dedicated to frankens!  So cool!

Do you franken for new/original polish ideas or franken for polish you won’t be able to own?

I haven’t done it before, but I’m so uncreative… I’d probably just pick some old polishes I don’t use anymore and see what happens, haha.

Go-to Base Coat?

I was using Essie’s Millionails, but it peeled off really easily so now if I use a base I’ll use one of Sally Hansen’s strengthening formulas or Essie’s fill the gap (I especially like this one on my toes; it makes the polish last so long).

Go-to Top Coat?

I just bought Seche Vite last week.  I’ve used it a few times and I love it so far!  Before that, I didn’t really use top coat but now I’m addicted to it.

What’s your sexiest polish?

OPI A Oui Bit Of Red – really really red 🙂

Nail Design:

Stamping vs Free Hand?

I’ve never done either; I’d be willing to try though!

Bling me, baby? or No bling for me, please!

Typically no bling, but I could do it on a nail or two for a special occasion.

I consider my nails basically nekkid if they don’ t have some kind of design?

No way, obvi, I usually only wear one solid color.

My favorite plate/tool/technique?

None yet, but I really want to try marbling!

What I haven’t tried and want to within the month?

Taking pictures of my nails when I paint them to document here, and maybe marbling!


The one elusive polish you want and can’t seem to get?

Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure

What was the last nail related thing you bought?

I actually just went to Sally’s Beauty Supply for the very first time! I picked up China Glaze “For Audrey” (I’d wanted that one since I saw Beyonce wearing the Chanel version in her new video), Orly Cutique, Orly Catch the Bouquet, Who’s Who Pink, and Glam (they were on sale), Orly Fiesta that came with a free mini top2bottom and a random bottle of Finger Paints in A Collector’s Dream.

How many nail related hauls have you bought in the last 7 days (on-line/in-person)?

Just one at Sally’s.

If you’ve ever been on a no-buy, how long did it last? Is that what you planned?

I recently started a Project 10 Pan where I have to use up 10 makeup items or beauty products before buying anything.  I made it pretty far, I used up 9 items before I bought anything.  I actually just wrote about it.

(and one question to grow on) Hobby? Addiction? Compulsion? Passing Fancy? Love?

I’ve been catching up on tv shows a lot recently so that’s on my mind right now, and I’d have to say my current faves are Parenthood and River Monsters – LOL!

If you feel so inclined, copy & paste the questions in the comments below or on your own blog and let me know so I can read them 🙂

Target and mini-Ulta Haul

This is my first official haul!  I’ve obviously been buying makeup and beauty products for a while, but I’ve never documented it like this before so please bear with me 🙂

I’ve been shopping at Target a lot recently, both online and in-store, and these are my new acquisitions:

And just one thing from Ulta…

Okay, I know that was a lot, so I’m not going to review everything now, but as I use each one I will post reviews.  For now, I’ll tell you what great deals I got!

  • Rimmel lip pencil in 014 Wild Clover $1.18 (down from $4.79)
  • CG Outlast All Day Lip Color in Red Cashmere $1.98 (down from $7.99) such a steal!
  • CG PerfectPoint eye liner in Plum Velvet $4.99
  • Maybelline Expert Wear eyeshadow singles in Silver Lining $2.94
  • Eos organic lip balm 4-pack $10.99
  • Sonia Kashuk hydrating lip balm SPF 14 in Peach Passion $1.98 (down from $7.99) another steal!
  • Sally Hansen Insta Dry nail polish in Cocoa Crisp $1.24 (down from $4.99)
  • Essie 4pc Neon mini nail polishes $8.48, normally $17
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle moist conditioner w/ mini hairspray, $2.99
  • Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly spray gel w/ mini hair spray, $2.99
  • Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly finishing touch cream, $2.99 (down from $5.99)
  • Redken SatinWear 02 Ultimate Blow Dry Lotion $4 for travel size

My online order from Target got split up into a few different shipments so I’ll have more to post later.

Random non-beauty purchase (I am also fascinated by technology, which you’ll find out):

I picked up a Flip tripod for $7.99, instead of $14.99!!  I’ve wanted one since Christmas when I got my Flip Cam and I was so happy to find this one on sale.  Now I’ll be able to make videos about makeup & beauty products for you!  Haha!

Can I please rub it in that in this blog post alone I saved $37.85?!!!  Yeah, stick with me and I’ll hopefully be able to save you money, too!