Friday, July 23, 2010

Mini vacation/Ulta Haul

A couple of months ago, just before I headed to the US for an academic conference, one of our lovely readers suggested an Ulta polish when she heard of my desire to find "the perfect green".  Unfortunately, my conference happened to be nowhere near an Ulta (pity since they don't exist in Canada) so I didn't have an opportunity to grab it when I last visited the States.

Last week however, I returned to the States to enjoy sunny (very sunny!) Chicago. It was a whirlwind trip - I really went just to see the Shedd Aquarium - and was one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had.  If you are from Chicago, your city is amazing.  I feel privileged just being able to visit.  (And if you don't already love Shedd and everything it has to offer, go now and enjoy it!)  I also had an opportunity to check out some of the other museums in the city and I know I've gotta repeat this trip because there are just so many things to see and do.

Oh! And the bonus? An Ulta was within a stone's throw of my hotel.  Imagine my luck that Ulta was also  having a polish sale!  $2 a bottle... I hope it is as good as you guys say!  :) (Sorry for the crappy photos... I took them while at the hotel... the bf was sleeping, it was dark...the lighting sucked... but I was excited.) :P

Plum Perfect
Tutu True
Moody Blues
Blue Streak

Little Black Dress
Wild Night
Alter Ego
Femme Fatale
Material Girl

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Jen said...

Ooh. La. La... :D

Carolina said...

Good for you!

Zara said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see these! And I totally agree with you on Chicago; it's one of my favorites cities!

AggiePigeon said...

so exciting!

Ping said...

Such an awesome haul! Exciting!

~Lisa said...

Wow! What an exciting haul! ^^

Lucy said...

You lucky girl!

Aurora's Nails said...

Ahh, I can't wait to see these swatched. Great haul!

Mona said...

U've got some pretty good stuff! and thanks for showing my city so much love!

extraH said...

I am DYING over some of those Ulta Cremes! I just picked up Sun-sational and a few others and can't wait to try them. I am so excited to see your swatches!

Lucy said...

I've never tried Ulta's polishes. You've really chosen a lovely selection of shades. The green is amazing looking. The purple shades are so rich looking. I've never been to Chicago. I'd love to go.

mKat said...

@everybody: Thank you. :) I am excited to see my swatches too... LOL. I think the other ladies on this blog are *much* better about swatching than I am. I don't often wear my nail colour bare and nail art often takes a while to think about (or execute) so I don't change my polish often. I may just have to run through these though because I really, really want to see how they look!

One of my frustrations about swatching is the removal of polish. Whenever I take off my polish it ends up everywhere, often making a huge mess of my cuticles. If somebody has tips on how to avoid that, I'd probably be more keen on swatching!

@Mona: How luck you are to live in such an amazing city. It truly is a beautiful place! (The beaches are incredible! And I say this being born in the Caribbean.) ;)

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