Collective Nail Polish Acquisitions

As you’ve seen in yesterday’s post, I’ve been hitting up all the Winners and Marshalls within a 10km radius of my home last month. I also visited my favourite salon supply shop that sells polishes for cheap – they still had the Essie buy 4 get 2 free offer, and it was extended to the China Glaze polishes too!  And I also found someone who sells Avon so I had to get some polishes – it’s been years since I’ve bought Avon polishes (they’re great quality). So I somehow ended up with more polishes…
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There’s no feeling in the world like hauling a whole whack of nail polishes!  If that’s wrong, then I don’t want to be right! ๐Ÿ˜›  (These do not include the nail polish hauls already posted here and here and here and here.)  Brace yourselves…

These ones were all from either Winners or Marshalls:
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These are all from the Fall 2015 The Great Outdoors collection:
โ€ข China Glaze Sleeping Under the Stars
โ€ข China Glaze Cabin Fever
โ€ข China Glaze Wood You Wanna
โ€ข China Glaze Pondering
โ€ข China Glaze Change Your Altitude
I’m suuuuper happy I got “Wood You Wanna”! ๐Ÿ˜€
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โ€ข China Glaze Meet Me at the Mirage (Summer 2015 Desert Escape)
โ€ข China Glaze Delight (Spring 2009 Romantique)
โ€ข China Glaze Pelican Gray (Spring 2011 Anchors Away)
โ€ข China Glaze Tantalize Me
โ€ข China Glaze Recycle
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โ€ข China Glaze Don’t Get Elfed Up (Holiday 2015 Cheers)
โ€ข Nicole by OPI Sounds Grape to Me (Fall 2011 Something About Color)
โ€ข OPI Cosmo with a Twist
โ€ข OPI Give Me Space
โ€ข OPI No More Mr. Night Sky
The 3 OPIs were from the recent Starlight collection – I found them at Winners.
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โ€ข Orly Sea Gurl (Fall 2011 Birds of a Feather)
โ€ข Orly You’re Blushing (2012 Cool Romance)
โ€ข Orly Santa Fe Rose
โ€ข Orly Coffee Break
โ€ข Orly Preamp (Fall 2012 Electronica)
These are stunning in person, especially Preamp – it’s got a shot of gold & hot pink shimmer in it.
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โ€ข Dior Blue Label (2011 Rock Your Nails)
โ€ข Anna Sui Nail Color N Sweet Pink 324 (2013 Beach Collection)
โ€ข Sephora + Pantone Universe Gilded Pleasures (2013 Pantone)
These were all found at Marshalls, in the impulse / check-out area!
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โ€ข Hello Kitty Not So Mellow Yellow (2013 Tokyo Pop)
โ€ข Hello Kitty Ice Cube (clear)
โ€ข Essie Chinchilly and Stroke of Brilliance set
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This Hello Kitty by OPI set includes full-size bottles of Look At My Bow! (cream pink) and Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel (fuchsia glitter) and a free Hello Kitty coin purse, I found it for $15 at Winners (the box was a bit mangled though).
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โ€ข Cosmetics Arts nail polish 7pc set
I’ve been noticing the Color Club sets that used to be at Winners have been replaced by these impostors called Cosmetics Arts. Actually, they’re from the same company as Color Club – it’s just weird that the bottles themselves say Cosmetics Arts whereas the box still read Color Club. I scored this whole set for only $5 in the clearance section. But I’m annoyed that the individual bottles aren’t named! I guess I’ll have to make up names for them. ๐Ÿ˜›

And yay, Avon!
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โ€ข Avon Nailwear Pro+ Decadence
โ€ข Avon Nailwear Pro+ Sheer Pink Flash
โ€ข Avon Nailwear Pro+ Luxe Lavender
โ€ข Avon Gel Finish Barely There

The below were from various places, including that salon supply place with the buy 4 get 2 free on Essie and China Glaze:
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โ€ข Essie Leggy Legend (Fall 2015 Leggy Legend)
โ€ข Essie Frock n Roll (Fall 2015 Leggy Legend)
โ€ข Essie Bell-bottom Blues (Fall 2015 Leggy Legend)
โ€ข Essie Tuck it in My Tux (Holiday 2014 Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low)
โ€ข Essie Vested Interest (Fall 2013)
โ€ข Essie Maximillian Strasse-her
Similar to the ChG Fall collection, I was so happy to get my hands on the ones from the Essie Fall collection – it was a stellar season for polishes!  And I had to get Maximillian Strasse-her because of Doves and Roses!
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โ€ข China Glaze What’s She Dune (Summer 2015 Desert Escape)
โ€ข China Glaze Mind the Gap (All Aboard Fall 2014)
โ€ข China Glaze Gone Glamping (Fall 2015 Great Outdoors)
โ€ข China Glaze Meet Me Under The Stars (Holiday 2014 Twinkle)
โ€ข China Glaze Define good… (Holiday 2014 Twinkle)
After I got “Meet Me Under The Stars” home I realized I had made a nasty comment about this polish on fivezero’s post about this shade. Teach me! (It’s so pretty in the bottle but I’m not a fan of textured glitters)
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โ€ข China Glaze My Lodge or Yours? (Fall 2015 Great Outdoors)
โ€ข China Glaze No Peeking! (Holiday 2014 Twinkle)
โ€ข China Glaze Wine Down For What? (Holiday 2015 Cheers)
โ€ข China Glaze December to Remember (Holiday 2014 Twinkle)
โ€ข China Glaze Peppermint To Be (Holiday 2015 Cheers)
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โ€ข Essie Bahama Mama set with Gel Setter top coat
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โ€ข Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Save the Date
โ€ข Essence Good Girl Bad Girl 05 It Wasn’t Me!
โ€ข Essence Good Girl Bad Girl 03 Who Am I?
The Essie set and these were found in a clearance bin Shoppers. I’ve been wanting that Sally Hansen one ever since Polished and Inspired posted about it – I’ve since learned that this line is being discontinued! I’m so glad I managed to find one. The Essie set was $6 and the Essence polishes were $1 each.
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โ€ข Zoya Faye
โ€ข Zoya Pasha
โ€ข Zoya Zara
โ€ข Zoya Jules
These were from the Zoya Free 4 You Sale. Shipping from Zoya was speedy (a week from order date) and items arrived securely packaged. ๐Ÿ™‚  The 4 “free” polishes cost me $31 in total, so $7.75 each, which isn’t bad at all considering Zoya polishes normally cost $12 and selection isn’t always the best in stores here.
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โ€ข SpaRitual Inner Beauty (Summer 2013 Reflection)
โ€ข SpaRitual Twilight (Holiday 2011 Twinkle)
โ€ข SpaRitual Freedom (Summer 2013 Reflection)
โ€ข Eva Garden – #55
โ€ข Eva Garden – #686
These were from a sidewalk sale in the mall near my work – a salon was selling these for $3 each! There was a small selection – just a bunch of polishes toss into a large bowl which I had to root through (but root through, I did!)  I haven’t had the best luck with SpaRitual polishes in the past (their nudes / sheers) so I’m hoping these will work better.
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โ€ข OPI My Pointe Exactly (2012 NYC Ballet Soft Shades)
โ€ข OPI Ice-bergers and Fries (Fall 2014 Nordic)
โ€ข OPI My Private Jet
Also from that sidewalk sale – OPIs for $3! I was so psyched to get OPI My Private Jet – I’ve heard this shade has multiple versions – some with holo, some not. Upon closer inspection, I’m thinking mine does not have the holo, just brown glitter. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ It’s still a pretty shade though!

And more OPIs…
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โ€ข OPI A Color To Diner (Fall 2011 Touring America)
โ€ข OPI Cha-Ching Cherry (2003 Las Vegaas)
โ€ข OPI Chocolate moose (2004 Canada)
โ€ข OPI Chiffon My Mind (2015 Soft Shades)
โ€ข OPI Cozu-melted in the Sun
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โ€ข OPI Dim Sum Plum (2010 Hong Kong)
โ€ข OPI Embarca-dare Ya! (Fall 2013 San Francisco)
โ€ข OPI Go With The Lava Flow (2015 Hawaii)
โ€ข OPI Hawaiian Orchid (Soft Shades)
โ€ข OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? (2015 Hawaii)
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โ€ข OPI I Eat Mainely Lobster (Fall 2011 Touring America)
โ€ข OPI Mauving to Manitoba (2004 Canada)
โ€ข OPI My Address is “Hollywood” (Fall 2011 Touring America)
โ€ข OPI OPI Ink (2007 Night Lights)
โ€ข OPI Pedal Faster Suzi! (2012 Holland)
โ€ข OPI Road House Blues (Fall 2011 Touring America)
Yup, I back to that other salon selling their entire stock of OPIs for 4 for $20 and bought 16 more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

These are from the Retro Revival Collection which is new for January 2016:
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โ€ข Essie Birthday Suit
โ€ข Essie Bikini With a Martini
โ€ข Essie Cabana Boy
โ€ข Essie Life of the Party
โ€ข Essie Sequin Sash
โ€ข Essie Starry Starry Night
This collection brought back the much sought after shade Starry Starry Night which came out in 1997 and had been commanding $100 a bottle on eBay. Unfortunately, the re-released version doesn’t really compare to the original! *SAD FACE* I’ll continue to seek out dupes which I’ve been advised by Sandra over at Finger Candy that there are a few options.

I just counted how many nail polishes were in this post: 95. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So yeah… I’m going to put a pause on buying more nail polishes for now.  Holy crap I know I look like an insane person! >:D I swear it didn’t look like so many nail polishes when you get a few here and there spread out over multiple visits and orders. ๐Ÿ˜›

Do you own any of the polishes I bought? What should my next mani be? Decisions, decisions…

83 thoughts on “Collective Nail Polish Acquisitions

    1. These live in a plastic bin in my spare bedroom closet!
      Oh my makeup storage / set up is a sad, sad situation. Honestly nothing to see: they are stashed inside my closet for the most part and in drawers. I’ve got no space! Key word: compact!

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      1. You know what I noticed? My nail polishes lasted a really long time when stored inside a container or a nail polish “bag/organizer” and not exposed or displayed. My polishes are still good even if I’ve had them for yearss..

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    1. It’s true, I honestly have all the polishes one needs for not only a year, for a lifetime!
      Good to know about My Private Jet. I couldn’t believe I found it in mixed in a bowl in that sale, for $3!
      Meet Me at the Mirage is sooo pretty in the bottle – photos don’t do it justice. Where do you find your China Glaze nail polishes in the UK?

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  1. Holy sheep! I must bow to you. That is the biggest nail polish haul over 1 month I’ve ever seen!!!

    I cannot wait to see swatches of some of the ones I haven’t seen before (the Eva Gardens!) and I’m also happy to see you get a lot of my old faves, too! We’ll see how you like Meet Me Under the Stars. ๐Ÿ˜„

    And thank goodness I never asked you where that OPI-selling salon is. I would be in deeeeeeeep patootie. You got some seriously great older OPIs there, esp MPJ, Cozu, and OPI Ink.

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    1. Yes it’s a bit excessive… I was coming home with bags of nail polishes, lol. But who can pass up $3 OPIs? NO ONE, that’s who. ๐Ÿ˜€ Honestly those $5 OPIs had a layer of DUST on the tops of them handles, they must have been just sitting in that salon for years. Those Eva Gardens look interesting – one of them has bits of holo glitters. It’s apparently an Italian cosmetics company.

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    1. Nail polish names are so creative – I’d like to see more of that for lipsticks or eye shadows too. ๐Ÿ˜› I can’t wait to roll around in the nail polishes… erm I mean start using them for manis. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Oh my goodness! I am so jealous of your polish purchases! I wish I knew of a few places nearby that sold discounted polishes. So far, I haven’t found any around here. I’ve been really into gray’s for a long time (dark, light-doesn’t matter!) So i’m interested in seeing ‘Change Your Attitude’, ‘Pelican Grey’, and ‘Recycle’ all from China Glaze coincidentally. If you end up going swatches on any of those…thank you!!

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    1. Funny you should mention greys – I’ve been on a kick lately too! I’ve been toying with doing a post focusing on grey nail polishes I own. All of the ones you mentioned will certainly make the cut!
      I’ve honestly just stumbled upon these deals. Those $3 polishes – I was with a coworker walking to buy lunch and came upon that sidewalk sale and decided to investigate. And I normally don’t even walk through that part of the mall but for some reason we decided to venture there. Odd!

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      1. Yessss please do an all greys post, i’d love to see it!
        You always find things when you least expect to- i’m just going to have to keep my eyes peeled then!

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  3. Where should I start … You bought all of these in January ??? I see in your future a No-Buy for 2017 ๐Ÿ˜›
    The Anna-Sui packaging is the cutest ever !!! I haven’t bought anything from Avon in 10 years at least ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I know, I’m crazy. Yes these were all in January! I just saw SO many good deals and pretty colours! You have an addiction to lipsticks? Well, my addiction is nail polish! I do tend to give a lot of my nail polishes away after a few wears – it’s like a nail polish library I have. My friends get to “borrow” them once I’ve tried them! ๐Ÿ˜› I bought a few other makeup items from Avon too. To be posted soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Holy bejesus. You already own 450+ nail polishes, right? Then add an extra 95 on top of that…girl, you’re going to have to start either changing your nail polish colour every day, or wearing a different colour on every finger if you want to use them all!

    Anywho, amazing picks! My favourites (there are so many) are: Wood You Wanna, Don’t Get Elfed Up (love the name!), OPI Cosmo With a Twist, Frock n Roll, My Private Jet, Embarca-Dare-Ya, and Mauving to Manitoba. It’s too bad Starry Starry night is different from the original ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And YAY, your Zoya polishes came! Faye looks like a stunner. Eeee, I hope you like the formula of Save the Date! Glad you got your hands on it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great haul! Is there an end to your haulage in sight? Hahaha

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    1. Yes, I’ve increased my nail polish stash by roughly 20%! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I know, I know. I have a problem. ๐Ÿ˜› Yes, there will be an end in sight to the haulage soon. I am just backlogged in my posts and I’m also waiting for some items to arrive in the mail! ๐Ÿ˜›
      Some of the polishes were bought partly due to their NAMES! Oh my gosh, I’d love to have the official title of nail polish namer! My favourite name of these is “Dim Sum Plum”! ๐Ÿ˜€ Because I like dim sum lol.
      I’m SO pleased to have gotten Save the Date. Thanks to you for bringing it to my attention to begin with. Unfortunately, I often overlook Sally Hansen even though they do have some great formula / shades.

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      1. Who can blame ya for getting that many? You can’t pass up $3-$5 for OPI nail polishes!! Especially when they’re from new collections.

        Dim Sum Plum is such a cute name! Nail polishes especially have the most creative names. Haha, I’ve always wanted to be the job of coming up with names for makeup and nail polish!

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        1. @TheMakeupCase17 – Do you have Ocean State Job Lot where you live? They are doing a nail polish sales too.. OPI for $3, Orly, Essie for $2 and some other drugstore brands..

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  5. I just cleared out my entire nail polish collection because I hadn’t used most of them for years. I’m down to about a dozen, lol. I was thinking I wanted to re-populate my collection but honestly I paint my nails so infrequently these days. There are so pretty to look at – like jewels clanking together. Hehe.

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    1. Aw I would have loved to have “shopped” your collection since you have such amazing taste! Your description is SO spot-on, like jewels clanking together! I love the sight and sound of nail polish bottles all nestle together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Holy polish haul, Batman! That Anna Sui bottle is too cute. I bought the Essie Birthday Suit since it was released on my birth year. Just a quick skim of this turned into a good few minutes of oogling colors. I’m gonna have to go through this post again!

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    1. That’s a great reason to buy that Essie polish! I was thinking of only getting 4 out of the 6 but since that salon supply place was running buy 4 get 2 free, I decided to just get the whole collection. I had to review my own post to decide which polish to apply for this week! Sally Hansen Save the Date won out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. You so need to share some (most) of these polishes with me! I am slightly jealous of all the lovely colours you’ve purchased but then I’m thankful I don’t have to find a place to store them all! Where do you keep yours?

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    1. Aww if you lived close I’d totally share them with you! My nail polish collection is sometimes like a nail polish library – I loan them out to friends a lot (unless it’s a limited edition colour and then I guard them with my LIFE!)
      I keep mine in clear plastic storage bins like this:

      I think they’re meant for shoes – they stack and live inside my spare bedroom closet!

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    1. I did visit a bunch of different locations quite frequently in January so that’s likely why. Some locations had NOTHING but others were amazing (like I would walk out with 6 China Glazes!). It’s a bit of luck for sure. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. I keep thinking that I’m over duochromes but I’m so not. There are a few duos that you picked up that look so cool!
    I’m interested to see swatches/reviews of the Zoya polishes that you picked up as well. We recently got an Ulta near me so I’m feeling a Zoya haul coming on ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. I want that opi hello kitty polish the Daniel one – pink with glitter. I’ve seen sooooo many people on instagram having this as a mani and omgoshhhhh it’s beautiful!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜I can’t believe you got that many lol!!!!! Woah! The possibilities of Manis are endless lol! Have you seen the dose of colors new liquid lipstick in cork?? Well that opi polish forgot the shade name lol something burger ๐Ÿ˜› well it looks just like it! I NEEEEED!!!!! also Essie leggy legend I think is the name.. is beautiful I’ve seen swatches and it’s gorgeous ! I can’t wait to see your many Manis ๐Ÿ˜›

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    1. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d like that OPI Starry-Eyed for Dear Daniel but you’re right, the swatches look super pretty. I’m thinking of doing that one for Valentine’s Day mani! ๐Ÿ˜€
      Haha nope I haven’t seen the liquid lipstick in Cork – WHY would anyone want poo brown lips?!! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Yes, I have lots of manis / swatches to do!

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      1. LOOOOL!!! but it’s a beautiful brown color!!!! I wouldn’t mind having poo brown lips lmao!!!:P ahhh I was at ulta today and I saw that polish ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜but I think they only sell it in a set or something cause I couldn’t find it by itself ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wanted it for valentine’s toooo!!!! It’s super pretty !!! I might just paint them a firey red color ๐Ÿ˜›

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  10. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww. Not being an ass, I just NEED to know. How often do you paint your nails!!?? I’m on the hunt though. Kinda bored with the ones in my collections so I think I’ll stop by Marshals cause you got a ton of good stuff!

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    1. I only paint my nails once a week USUALLY! However, I’m thinking I need to paint them more frequently to make use of all the ones I got this year. Also, don’t forget that I don’t match my mani to my pedi – there are some shades I purchase solely to be used on my toes (the bright ones!)

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