Thursday, March 18, 2010

Okay, I'm a bad, bad grad student: another major Street Wear haul


After being delayed, I finally got to Manhattan at 9:30am after my flight. I decided that because I hadn't slept on the plane at all, I HAD to get some sleep. So I took a nap, knowing I was missing the morning sessions at CUNY. I figured, I'll sleep til noon and then go to the afternoon sessions. But then I saw that lunch lasted until 2pm. Well, it was 12:50pm and I was itching to go to the fantastic dusty that shopping_sushi_style had shown me to see if I couldn't increase my stash. I had a feeling that I just had to go today. Right now. So having no self control, I decided: "Well, what's the harm if I just drop by to see if there's anything interesting. I can get to Washington Sq. pretty quickly via subway from the dusty...

And then I stayed there for over an hour carefully sorting through baggies of Street Wears. Because I found the GREEN FX FLASH! and I thought I might find other lemmings, like Dark (which I did) and Confetti (which I did not). And now I have... oh so many more Street Wears (and many dupes).

Dupes first. When you buy 'em four in a baggie, you're going to end up with a lot of a few:


Grass Stain, Burnt, Stain, Ggrass Sstain, Hologram.



Burnt, Taxi, Mmoody, Psychedelic and Jelly (which I really like but not enough to own ten times).



There was also a broken Infinity in the group. I didn't notice it was broken when I bought it. :(



Eeee! FX Flash (green and blue!!) and Prism. Major lemmings fulfilled!



2 different Grapes and 2 different Schmutzes. Glad I didn't give into buying a Schmutz on eBay. :)



More bar glitter! Disco and Groovy.



Glittah! Dark (okay not a glitter but a lemming), E=mc2, Meteor Shower, Prince Charming, Show It and Time Machine.



Microglitter. Breathless, Glazed, Rain and Secret.

And now uncategorized because I gotta haul my heinie out of here to go to the conference!



Babe, Exposed, Forbidden, Glass Slipper, Hazy, Heartless.



Deception, Mean, Mysterious, Seductive, Shady, Shocking and Witchy.

All for $20. Woot!


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27 comments:

amusedPolish said...

woooow- all these polishes for only 20$?!

that is a great bargain, I wish they'd sell revlon/streetware/dollar store polishes here- all we get are overpriced (about 20€, approx. 30$?) opi's, china glazes and essies :(

mKat said...

holy crap... what is this magical land you speak of?

Grace said...

Okay, I'm a grad student at NYU and I have to know... where is this magical place?

Lucy said...

OMG!

Evil Angel said...

OMG you hit the SW jackpot!

Piff said...

UMMMM does that mean that you actually woke up at 6:30 AM and went nail polish shopping??

Piff said...

*high fives Grace*. NYU in the house!

Piff said...

Cancel my first comment - oh wait. This is what happens when you skim. "I woke up at 9:30 ... AND I BOUGHT ALL THIS STUFF!"

Grace said...

Hi there, Piff. Another person who can sympathize with balancing polish lemmings with astronomical rent, all on a grad student stipend :)

But seriously... WHERE IS THIS PLACE???

mKat said...

LOL Grace...we can all sympathize with that!

Reicheru_Meison said...

Where on EARTH are you buying these!!! Please I'm going to NYC in May and I neeeed o_o

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Awesome haul, I just wanna know what you're going to do with all the extras! :)

leftoverluncheonmeat said...

Oh yeah? Well while you were hauling a small nation's worth of polish on mere pennies, *I* was listening to talks about ... fMRI? Pronouns? I can't even remember anymore I am already so fried.

So yeah.... I think you win.

flinty said...

@amused: Yup! I looooove cheap. Do you really pay US$30 for polishes??

@mKat: it is called New York, where what you save on incredible deals will never add up to what you spend on rent. :P

@Grace and reicheru: email polishorperish@gmail.com and I'll send you the address. :)

@lucy and evil angel: my thoughts exactly.

@Piff: yeeeeah, no, I slept a bit first. ;)

@lacquered lizard: combination of things. If I have a bit of time on my hands, I'll swap them through MUA (or include them as extras in swaps). I usually sell enough on nbmarketplace and eBay auctions to recoup the cost of an entire Street Wear haul. If I'm feeling like I've indulged waaaay too much in nail polish, I'll sell more through eBay just because you can get a better price than nbmarketplace. But I rarely use BIN and start my auctions low. (A lot of the stuff I've sold on eBay has gone for below cost because I'm a small-time seller with not a lot of feedback. But I don't do it for profit; I do it to make up a fraction of what I spend.) I'm setting aside a few for PoP giveaways, too. ...also, I like to line them up and look at them. ;)

@leftoverlunchmeat: when did you change your blogger screenname? ...OMG, the final round of talks were so tiresome. I mean, I was dead from not sleeping for two nights so everything was... not even reaching my ear before going out the other. I'm glad I went shopping instead during the afternoon; it was a better use of my brain-dead brain.

R3Beauty said...

Wow - what an amazing haul for $20! Quite impressive! Worth the missed session!

Heidi said...

You won the Street Wear lottery! Excellent haulage (and I'm so jealous...all that for 20 bucks)!!

mKat said...

@flinty... line them up... we love to look at them too. :)

I can't wait for you to pull all of your polishes out one day. I wonder what your polish footprint is.

auroragyps said...

Oh, I gotta know where this place is too. I'm only about 1.5 hours away from NYC (where there's no good places to buy polish :-( ) by train and I've been trying to find some good ones to go to when I visit. Mind if I drop you a line?

ShortAndSweetNails said...

Holy wow!!! :)

SalvagedExpression said...

Ok proof that I must find new places to get polish around here. I may not be in NYC but maybe I can count on people not being hip enough to buy the good stuff?

Jackie S. said...

Okay, all that for $20..you did awesome! But really? What are going to do with all the dupes? You should open up a "polish sale site" like Evil Angel did..or save them for swaps! Or even better, a giveaway! Great haul!

Cali369 said...

OMG I am *so* jealous - That's an awesome haul for $50 let alone $20!

amusedPolish said...

@ flinty- thank good not, I found a really great supplier, who sells them cheaper(about half the price) and still has some older Opi's that are slightly HTF(blue moon langoon, glacier bay blues) now ^^

so that way I don't have to depend that much on evilbay...

The Glitterati said...

Oh, btw, I didn't change my name, I was just logged into another Google account, and if I log out to log back in under Glitterati, I lose all the comment text.

Arrianne said...

20 bucks! Wow you totally scored!

gildedangel said...

Great haul!!!

Halifax said...

I emailed you asking for the address but didn't hear back, don't know it landed in the junk mail folder. I'd love to know where to get these babies. Thanks

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