Remember how I said last week that I change my mind constantly? Yeah, well, here we go again. I was all set to write a post about how my love for nail polish seems to be waning, how I just haven’t been ~feeling~ it lately; most of the new shades coming out aren’t piquing my interest at all. OPI’s Muppet collection – hated it; Deborah Lippmann’s festive glitters and shimmers – fun but a little OTT for me; China Glaze’s Let It Snow polishes – same old (snooooze). Not that I’m all Grinch-y/Ebenezer Scrooge-y during the holiday season – Christmas is my favorite time of year and I’m getting super pumped and in the spirit in most other ways. It’s just that lately, the lacquers have been… lacking for me (sorry, I had to :P).
But, thankfully, there is a silver-lining to my
ramblings story. For the past few weeks, I have been checking Nail Polish Canada every day, waiting for the new Zoya Holiday collection to come out (it takes forever for us to get the collections in-store here). While I appreciated the whole collection, I fell madly and deeply in love with Kissy, a hot pink & holographic bar glitter polish. Finally, today was my day – there it was, the Gems and Jewels collection in all it’s glittering glory. The appearance of this collection also meant something else – that I could finally order the other shades I had on my wish list too! Aside from Kissy, I will concede that there are a few other polishes that have caught my eye, though I’ll be up front – I just like to have one or two polishes from each collection, even if I don’t love them…I dunno, kind of a weird beauty OCD or something (though I’m REALLY not going for any of the Muppets collex, no way, jose). Also, the polishes I wanted are not readily available in stores around Halifax, so it made sense to wait and just do one order, as you get free shipping after $29. It would have been silly and impatient of me to order them sooner, though admittedly I came close to the breaking point a few times. I managed to keep my composure/will power intact, but just barely. It’s been a hard couple of weeks.
ANYWAY. Kissy finally being available online is not the only YAY! part of this story. Aside from ordering Color Club’s Beyond the Mistletoe (a pretty pale seafoam green glitter from their current holiday collection), due to a promo running until Nov. 30 (code TRYSOULSTICE446), I was also able to choose a free polish from the new vegan brand Soulstice Spa (I selected Milan, an orange-based red with gold microshimmer). On top of that, the site miraculously had in-stock and on sale the Color Club shade Wild At Heart (from the same named collection), a vibrant purple holo I’ve been stalking for a while. And on top of THAT (I know, right?!), they also had the Color Club duochrome Alias (from the Alter Ego collection) on sale as well. WTF!? It’s just too much goodness at once, I know, hard to believe. Two brands of polish I’ve never tried; all 5 for about $30 (tax incl. & free shipping). It’s been kind of a great day, what can I say?
Here are some shots of the mini-haul shades for your viewing pleasure
Needless to say, I will have a lot of inspiration coming my way in the nexk week or so to pull me out of my polish doldrums. I have only 9 polishes left that I haven’t yet swatched for the blog, which also puts a smile on my face as I originally had around 25-30, and that number was static for a while because I kept buying new polish LOL. I hope to swatch the rest of them before these new ones come in – I’d like to keep the non-swatch pile down to a manageable level if I can! So, be on the lookout for a deluge of polish posts coming your way
Quick details on the above mentioned polishes and CAD prices (on nailpolishcanada.com):
Color Club Polish – regular $8.00, select shades $4.80-$6.00 on sale
Zoya Polish – $8.75 (in-store between $9.00-$11.00)
Soulstice Spa Polish – $8.50