Hello Wonderful People..
Sorry I haven't been updating or commenting lately but I've been super tired for some reason. Maybe it's because of the cold weather? Aaanyways I also didn't want to post a lot of stupid little one liners so I waited until today to share my most recent haul from http://www.beverlybeaute.com/ :D
I'm not sure about the rest of you guys but since I'm living in Australia at the moment I find that a lot of US suppliers don't like to ship internationally. But luckily I found a great site that ships to Australia for a flat rate of $19 (used to be $12). Flat rate for those of you who don't know means that no matter how many items you order or how heavy the package is the shipping rate will only be the flat rate which is $19. Honestly I think that's pretty great for shipping to Australia. I've ordered from Beverly Beaute once before and this was my 2nd time. Shipping is fast I think my package arrived in approx. 5 days or so? And they have a wide selection of the brands I'm familiar with. The first time I ordered through this website I purchased about 12 OPI nail polishes but this time I wanted to stock up on nail and cuticle care. Have you guys tried any of these? Would you recommend it?..
CND's cuticle remover: Cuticle Away. 177ml worth!
CND's cuticle pusher. On the website this was listed as CND's cuticle pusher but when I recieved it I saw that it was by Body Toolz and not CND. Weird.
CND's Cuticle Eraser. I ended up getting the huge one because I think it was only a $7 difference!
I've been using OPI's Nail Envy for a while now and the bottle is almost empty so I wanted to see what other nail strengtheners were out on the market. I came across China Glaze's Calcium Gel Fortifier and I remember reading on All Lacquered Up's blog that this was a great strengthener! I hope it works for my poor nails too.
Base coats are always super important to us girls who love nail polish! I used to use OPI's base coat but since my mom cleaned my room a few months ago I have no idea where it went. Instead of bumming over the loss I decided to test out 2 very popular base coats. I asked my nail teacher if CND's Stickey was a good base coat and she said yes (she's a CND ambassador btw) but she preferred CND's Toughen Up.
Another beloved base coat to many swatchers seemed to be Orly's Bonder so I decided to order this one as well because I could never find it at my local nail supply store. I hope it works well :)
Last but not least.. Seche Restore! If any of you girls have used Seche Vite I'm sure that you're familiar with your bottle drying up fast. I convinced myself that I had to buy a super huge Seche Restore to give new life to my old Seche Vites since I love that top coat soo much!
As a bonus gift (since I spent more than $100) I recieved a nice baby blue mesh bag with a nail file, orangewood stick, toe separator, buffing block, and sample of CND's Sensations hand lotion in Chocolate-Covered Cherries. This stuff is amazing I wanted to eat it when I tested it on my hands. I went to nail class today and told Megumi (my nail teacher) about the lotion and she told me she loves Sensations too! She got me to try the Citrus and Green Tea scent and I was fully hooked. I even asked her to order a full sized bottle for me :) It smells like heaven!
After nail class today I had some time left before I met my boyfriend for dinner so I decided to visit a nail supply store in the City. It's not as cheap as the one in Bankstown but I did manage too find some cheap stuff. I think..
A frosted dappen dish for monomer. I've always adored Mitsue's heart shaped dappen dish but as hard as I searched I could not find the same one so I ended up settling for this one. The metal cover looks kinda ugly so I think I'm going to cover it up with some rhinestones. We'll see how that goes.
Plastic liquid dropper. I bought this to pick up monomer from it's original bottle. I didn't have this the first time I tried to pour monomer into a dappen dish and a lot of the monomer was spilt onto the floor.
I'll try to update for you guys again soon! I ordered another 6 L.A. Colors Nail Art Deco polishes and they should arrive any day now! See you guys then I'm off to do my nails now :D I'll leave you with my half-assed NOTD..
4 weeks ago