I already talked about the stuff I bought at Sally Beauty. I think I also mentioned that several things had come in the mail. So here's pictures of the Sally Beauty mini-haul plus, well, some of the stuff that came in the mail. I had a fit of guilt and turned two of the three boxes that came in the mail last week over to Rob so that he could give them back to me later and we could call them my Valentine's present. Polishes from Misa and Pretty Serious are a much better present than flowers or a plant that would just die anyway, right? And it relieves me of some buyer's remorse. (I don't mean I'm sorry I bought them, really; I'm just sorry I spent so much money!)
Rob: Well, what about that? ::points to box from Zoya::
Me: ::possessively:: No, you can't have that one. I'm opening that one.
Yeah, I know, I get a little crazed. I'm pretty sure he rolled his eyes behind my back, but luckily I wasn't in a position to see that.
So anyway, here are pictures of my purchases from Sally Beauty and from Zoya. (Pictures of the Misa and Pretty Serious haulage presumably to come next week when I regain custody of them.)
And here's the same polishes plus the two treatment products:
I'd heard other people complain about Zoya being slow to get orders out when they have their big promos, but I had never had to wait all that long before. It was darn near a month, this time. I was not particularly in a hurry for them, but after that much time you start to wonder. These are my three "free" polishes (It's a good deal, of course, but $15 is hardly free, to my mind):
Here's the box the little mystery mini collection came in:
I poked around online, and I think this is actually one of the NYFW sets from last year - it was for Peter Som, it said - which means these colors probably haven't been widely available, for sure. These polishes are minis (.25 oz) and I can't say any of them are things I would have bought on my own except for maybe Anais, but it's fun to get pulled out of your comfort zone occasionally, so I'm happy to have them.
I also swatched everything onto a nail wheel:
I somehow managed to cut half of the Purple Palette nail off in both of these pictures, but I think you can see enough to get the idea. I think that both of these glitters might be opaque enough to wear on their own with more coats, but I probably will just put something opaque underneath them, in practice. And Film Noir is a really pretty color and I suspect I'll end up wearing it with top coat, as I often do with matte polishes. I like the matte look but I just can't see wearing a full mani of this one.
These are the three Zoyas that I ordered:
And this is the three from the mini:
You really can't see much of any of this bunch. Anais is actually green but the camera didn't pick it up. You can barely see Charlotte at all, and you can at least barely tell that Severine is metallic, but only just. It's really pretty in person, I'm looking forward to trying it out. Even Charlotte is not actually as invisible as it looks here - it's not the off-white of the blank nail wheel but is actually a light tan color. Not my thing, normally, but I'll try it out, too! (Added: everybody online but me seems to think that Anais is a dark gray-black. When I swatched it in the afternoon light in my bedroom I thought it was definitely dark green. So huh, I don't know. It doesn't seem to read green, does it?)
Added: if anybody is wondering about the backgrounds here, this is my very own quilt that I made some years ago - I use a picture of it as my icon, sometimes, in various online places. It's this one: