Saturday, March 20, 2010

Klean Colors Haul

This is my first time buying Klean Colors. I found them at the dollar store >_<
And it wasn't just any dollar store, it was one of those "Everything is a dollar" dollar stores. I love those. They are a goldmine! This particular one I love cause they have a full display of Art Decos, L.A. Colors and tons of accessories like glass files. Well, I went in and spotted a new display of Klean Colors. So of course, I had to buy some.

Neon Aqua -- This is a gorgeous shade of blue. The color is similar to L.A Color's Static Electricity. Pigmentation is very good too, it was opaque in just one coat.

Charcoal -- I like this one. It has a nice pigment and was opaque in one coat. It also has a matte finish to it. That surprised me since there is no label saying its a matte polish.

True Purple -- Oh I just had to get this. I love purple. This is medium dark purple and is opaque in 2 coats. I think the name is a perfect way to describe it. True purple, ah that it be. Love it, simply gorgeous.

Gold Bright -- Love, love, love this one! I've been searching for a perfect shade of gold. I've used this twice already. Its a shimmer, but not to overwhelming and is opaque in 2-3 coats.

Plum -- Its a semi dark purple and was opaque in two coats. I haven't used this one yet. But I am looking forward to it.

Mocha -- I've been needing more neutral colors. This is a creamy dark shade of tan and is opaque in 1 coat.

And I just had to get a picture of my dog. He just looked so cute.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Thrifty Finds

So I've never been someone who had the money to just buy whatever the hell they wanted. I grew up poor. I bought my clothes at Wal-mart, my shoes at Payless. This was before the recession of course. So to been seen in stores like that, during my teen years, was harsh. I was teased and made fun of. I had clothes with holes in them and my parents couldn't afford to buy me new ones. That's one positive thing to come from the recession. There is no shame in admitting you don't have alot of money. Shopping at "cheap stores" is common. Why pay $50 on a pair of jeans when you can go to Goodwill and spend that same amount of money on 10 pairs of jeans? Why should you spend $200 on a purse when you can get one for $5? I love this. And I hope that this mentality doesn't go away when the recession does. I love how when someone asks me where I got something, I can be like...."Oh this? I got this at a thrift store." And there is no shame, I don't get looks, I don't get made fun of for it. And in fact, their eyes light up. "OMG, which one? I need to go to that one."

Which brings me to why I'm writing this particular blog in the first place. I guess it started with a conversation I had on gaiaonline with my friends, x Tragic Rabbit x and QueenNanami. Tragic has started taking pictures of clothes she had bought from thrift stores and posted them onto her Facebook. I think that is an awesome idea and wish I had thought of that. She also mentioned she got a Prada handbag for $3. Killer deal, right? Well, we kept talking and I decided, oh what the hell.... I wanna show off too. >_< So here is my nail related thrift store finds.

BTW, other than nails, my obsession is purses. Click if you're interested in seeing some of my collection.
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So, if you watch me on youtube, you'll notice I like using the water marbling technique a lot. Well, I got tired of having to hunt down a cup to use every time. So, I decided to just go ahead and buy something I can use over and over again. I found a cute little votive candle holder for 66 cents. And while waiting at the register I spotted this China Glaze. The polish is in good condition and only a small amount has been used.
China Glaze, The Fifth Avenue -- $0.66

I got these while looking for a vase. Love, love, love Sinful colors! And I was surprised to see, not one, but two Essie polishes.
Sinful Colors, Satin -- $0.75
Essie, Moda Scoota -- $0.75
Essie, Over the Knee -- $.45

I got this and the Love my Nails back in October if I remember correctly. I love this polish. It's a nice dark gold and the quality is very good. I did a very nice leopard print using this polish.
Nina Ultra Pro, Brassy Bronze -- $1.48

I've heard good things about this brand. Thing is, I can't find it any where. Wal-mart carries it, but not in all of their stores. I went to their website and found that the closet one to me that does carry it is in the next town. What do I find when I get there? That particular store has been closed down. >_> Thanks Wal-mart, thanks.
Love my Nails, Star Bright & Dazzling -- $0.45 each