Wednesday, December 25, 2013

November Beauty Supply Polish Haul - Mostly Zoya Jellies and Matte Velvets

**all items purchased by me

I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday (if you celebrated), otherwise hope you had a nice Wednesday.  I'm really struggling with managing my time right now - the Mister expects me to entertain the new kitten all day, both while he's at work and when he gets home - and still be able to get things done around the home and on my blog (if I didn't need sleep I would be all set).  So far, I haven't managed to find a schedule that works...if I could get all of my pictures edited on the desktop computer then I could write the posts from my Surface Pro, but since I can't get a whole day to edit that plan probably won't happen (and I still struggle with inserting links using a touch screen).

Anyway, I really need to get posts up more regularly.  I can just see myself starting off the year by still playing catch up from the current one.  So I decided that today I would do a November beauty supply collective haul from 3 different trips.

First up, the store advertised that they had gotten in a limited number of the Zoya Matte Velvet polishes, so of course I had to go get them.  I also ended up picking up a new Essie polish as well.
~Essie Lots of Luxe looks like a mini compared to the Zoya boxes, but it is a full size bottle (paid around $5.50, also a much better price than if you find it at the drugstore)
~Matte Velvets in: Dovima, Veruschka, Posh, Savita
~the Zoya polishes were $5.95 each - much better price than ordering straight from Zoya's site
 Essie Lots of Luxe - textured
Zoya Matte Velvet in Dovima, Veruschka, Posh, Savita

Next up, the store was supposed to be doing some specials leading up to Black Friday (but only after 5 each evening).  I only made it there once the whole time and it was on a day that they weren't doing a special.  I still got a couple of things, though. 
Boyd's Original Brush Cleaner - I wanted for spot cleaning brushes.  Unfortunately I think I may be allergic to an ingredient in it and didn't figure it out until past the return period.
Orly Bonder - my new favorite base coat.  Depending on what polish I'm wearing, I may add a coat of ridge filler over Bonder (like for matte polishes)

And finally, on Black Friday a few of the brands they carry were on sale (except for specialty finish/texture polishes) so I grabbed the Zoya jelly finish trio that I had been thinking about for a while as well as the last China Glaze glitter I needed to finish the Glitz Bitz 'n Pieces collection from early 2013.  The China Glaze and Zoyas were all $2.99 each that day.
China Glaze Razzle Me Dazzle Me
Zoya Jelly polishes in Paloma, Frida and Katherine
~I can't wait to start playing around with "jelly sandwich" manis~
I'm way behind in my Spotted, Hauled & Swatched posts as well as general hauls.  It's also most of the way through December and I never got my Project "Finish This Stuff" update for November done (I might end up with November and December as back-to-back posts).  Last year/beginning of this year I did a "year of firsts" post, and I'd like to do another of those since I've gotten into more new brands this year.  I hope I'll be able to get a bit of a schedule established, or maybe even get a little ahead so I've always got something going up.

Did you manage to get your hands on Zoya's Matte Velvet polishes if you wanted them?  How about the Jellies?  How do you spot clean your makeup brushes?  Or do you just deep clean?

**all items purchased by me
**opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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