Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some of yesterday's haul...


I haven't gotten around to lining up and photographing my big Revlon Street Wear bonanza (too. many. polishes!) but here's a pic of shopping_sushi_style's hands and some of the SWs we got. It looks like we're playing chess. People in the cafe we were in were giving us funny looks.


Besides SWs, I also went on a high end polish bender. Totally by accident. Sort of. I went back to Henri Bendel to exchange my KO Pool for KO Liberty... and avoided buying anything else in there. I thought these were enough:


I couldn't resist a polish called Calamine that looked so close to Calamine (and to answer a reader's question from yesterday: I don't use a Helmer but I suspect that these are too tall for them). $18 each? Ouch.


Most of the colors at Bendel's seemed pretty standard so I scooped up the three most interesting ones (IMO): Carnaby Street, St John's Wood and The Thames. $14 each, not bad, considering that's how much I had paid for them from the UK via eBay. (They also had some exorbitantly priced polishes with crystal encrusted caps.)

After my second trip to Bendel's, I ducked into Bergdorf's next door. I almost felt too lazy to go downstairs for the beauty department. And that's where I found my second big nail polish bonanza of the day: all three StrangeBeautiful volumes for 30% off. It's still $55 each (super ouch!)... maybe if you divide it by eight, it's not so bad?




They are sooo much prettier in person! I can't believe I bought all three. I just couldn't decide and I knew if I only bought one, I'd regret it. So... All three. I think the photos are in this order (I may be wrong): Volumes 3, 2, and 1.

But was I done at Bergdorf's? Nope. I saw a Paul & Joe counter... which I don't think I've ever seen in any store before. I couldn't resist picking one up. I'm a sucker for more obscure (in the US anyway) brands. It took awhile because they were out of stock of a lot of their polishes, but I eventually walked out with this: #20.


It's a greenish charcoal-like shimmer with what looks like gold microglitter... as well as a foil-y finish. Super pretty and interesting looking in the bottle. I think it was $14. Which seemed cheap at this point of my shopping day (which actually started out with old Street Wears at $1 for a random baggie of 4).

That's a scary point to be at. Probably should've gone home but... Saks was down the street. I totally expected not to come out with anything but I stopped at the Dior counter and lo... they got the Dior Spring 2010 polishes early. So I spent the most I had ever spend on a single polish: $20. With tax. (...I cannot believe how much money I dropped on freakin' nail polish on one day! I'm pretty much resolved not to spend anything else for the remainder of my trip.) Anyway, I really wanted the Dior because they wear amazingly well on me so... now I own Dior Silver Pearl. I think it will be my NYE mani.


It's a silver metallic with a very, very, very slight green undertone. I'm totally returning it if the quality isn't as great as I've had with Silver Purple and Black Sequins.


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11 comments:

daydream222 said...

WOW, amazing haul! If I make it to NYC this week you better keep me away from Bergdorf's b/c I'd probably do the same as you and buy all 3 sets! :)

daydream222 said...

Also, the StrangeBeautiful bottles remind me of the new American Apparel bottles (and some of the colors too). Hmmmm...

gildedangel said...

Ooo, great picks!!!

D:) said...

Lmao u chicks must have been a SIGHT in that restaurant.

Daydream- I totally agree with you!!! I have been wondering that myself.

Ange-Marie said...

where the deuce did you get all those streetwears? I have the most serious case of envy right now I could cry

Get Nailed said...

Strangebeautiful, the one extreme lemming I just can't get :(... I love looking at bottle pics!

Lisa H said...

Now that is what I call a HUAL!!! :)

auroragyps said...

I second Ange-Marie: where did you manage to find all those SWs and did you buy out the whole store? I'm planning on a trip down to NYC soon, with more trips planned for the future, so I'd love to know good places to pick up dusties in the city, especially SWs.

aniploish said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!
you got them!! Maaaadness! Gorgeous! Etcetera!!thanks so much for the PSA on the NB!
Happy NY by the way, and let's keep fings x-ed that D's bff got the right ones. My #3s are feelin'kinda lonely and misunderstood, having to share a drawer with all those fat OPIs and busty Nfus...

Lucy said...

What a wonderful game of polish chess. Count me in please!

blackbox said...

http://blackboxforahead.blogspot.com/2009/12/nail-of-day-paul-and-joe-003-rayon-de.html

Did a review of Paul and Joe's nail polish (From the same collection i think)
do check it out and compare with your own :D

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