Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jane Austen and the Death of a Fingernail

Rest in peace, fingernails of my thumb and middle finger on my swatching hand. I will forever regret slamming you into my desk drawer on accident because I was distracted by Colin Firth.

On the upside: SALES!

I recently purchased Illamasqua's Raindrops. Swatched to perfection by Temptalia: here
This was the shade that made me fall in love with Illamasqua. I grabbed it for $15 during their most recent sale and paid $15 in shipping, making it the most expensive bottle in my collection. Well, turns out it has been DISCONTINUED. What?! How? I checked for it on Ebay and it is going from anywhere between $60 and $120 a bottle. Oh my goodness. I'm so glad I bought it when I did.

I also took advantage of a KGB deal on and got $50 worth of Zoya and Niki Minaj's OPI polishes for $25 (now expired :\ this blog post is sadly late)

Last but not least, Julep's penny deal! All of this for a cent (even shipping!). Awesome :D

This sale IS still going on. If you aren't familiar with Julep, this is for a monthly subscription that normally costs $20.

 Honestly, with the quality of the polishes I got, $5-$6 per is very reasonable, so I'm going to let my subscription continue and simply skip the months I don't like. I'll do a full review when my middle nail recovers a bit more. Interesting fact: the topcoat is lovely but smells like a foot. Less shrinkage issues than with Seche.

Link! and then add code: JULEP2012 at checkout.

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