Big Apple Beauty Buys - Nails

Each time I'm in New York, I take the opportunity to update my nail polish stash. We're charged £10.50 per bottle for the privilege of owning an OPI polish in the UK, which I just can't bring myself to part with. I tend to place orders with Transdesign and Head2Toe Beauty who sell the likes of Essie, China Glaze, Misa, Orly, Barielle and a host of other polish brands really cheap, as well as picking up random polishes in the drugstores over there (CVS, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, etc).

Now that OPI has been pulled from unofficial online stockists, I have to get my fix from the limited shades on offer in drugstores which is a little frustrating as I can't get shades from old collections from yesteryear anymore. Still at $8 (plus tax, don't forget the tax!) a pop, I can't complain too much, I suppose.

Annoyingly, Richaud was distracting me as I was browsing, and I made a boo-boo with my order forgetting to include a few shades which were on my list and instead ordering a couple which I had meant to delete from my basket. Always the way ...never let a man talk to you as you're placing a beauty order! The lesson has been learnt - the hard way.

Here's what I bought home with me:

1. OPI - Lucky Lucky Lavender
2. Misa - Grey Matters
3. Orly - Je T'aime
4. Misa - Dirty Sexy Money (One of my fave polishes EVER! Can't believe I've never done a NOTD post with it)
5. China Glaze - Sea Spray

6. Orly Fancy - Fuschia
7. OPI for Sephora - Domestic Goddess
8. Orly - Frolic (which totally isn't the colour displayed in the photo!)

9. Orly Androgynie
10. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fst Dry Nail Color -  Bronze Ablaze
11. Sephora by OPI  - Traffic Sopper Copper
12, Sephora by OPI - Spark-tacular!
13. Barielle - Blackened Bleu

As if I don't have enough....

The polish drawer! 

Expect a plethora of NOTD posts as I have more than enough to get through!! Which polishes are you diggin' at the moment?

11 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Sirvinya said...

Oooh, nice picks!! I don't blame you for stocking up in the US, I did the same in Atlanta :)

stacey4415 said...

Really love your blog! Also follow you on twitter, you seem very nice and down to earth-oh, and funny!

Do you get charged customs when you order from those international sites? Do you know what to keep the order total under to avoid customs charges?

Thanks xx

Yinka said...

@Sirvinya - Cheers love! Oooh what did you get in ATL?

@Stacey - Pleased to hear you do! Haha, I'm a bit mad on Twitter, but yeah that's me :-)

I order when I'm in NY, so they arrive at my address there. Not sure if they actually ship internationally - I THINK there's some rule about polishes being shipped from the States overseas. Check the site xx

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

Liking the look of Domestic Goddess and the glitters :-)

Sharon said...

Love all e polishes u bought!

Black Butterfly said...

very pretty! you're just like me, I swear I have every nail color imaginable! But, unfortunately, I can't paint my nails for shit. I'm working on it though!

Beautyjunkielondon said...

A couple of these are going on my list for NYC in a couple of weeks. Love the copper sparkle one from
Sephora opi!

Sirvinya said...

I got some Wet n Wild, Sally Hansen, Sephora by OPI and a few others from Walmart.

Yinka said...

@Lucy - They're really nice.

@Sharon - Thanks :-)

@Black Butterfly - LOL I'll never be as good as some of the nail bloggers but practise makes perfect..eventually!

@Beauty Junkie London - It's well cute. Damn, Feb's almost here already!

@Sirvinya - Nice one!

amenfashion17 said...

Wow thats a lot of polishes!

Mz. More said...

Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money is one of my faves as well, love it to so much. Nice haul!


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