Thursday, March 29, 2012

Zoya @ Ulta & Award!

Wow, today's turning into a rather exciting (if sniffly and congested) day! Woke up early enough to put on Whimsical (post on that later) before making the latex calls and.... still no luck. So Aaron got to sleep in while my polish dried and I had time to think. The new earliest projected stock-date is Monday, but my Ulta coupon will be expired by then. Since I needed to hit up the post office anyway I figured "Well, I guess I can check out Ulta while I'm out and if nothing catches my eye I guess I can wait a little longer". So I went and mailed off my package (finally, I'm so bad!) and headed to Ulta and made a beeline straight for the clearance section with my spend limit firmly set. Which is good, because OMG they had 8 different Zoya's on clearance for $3.99 each!! I'm glad no one else was near because I had to pick my eyeballs up off the floor before picking through the stash. I grabbed one of each (hoarding them like that creature-lady on Labyrinth) just in case anyone else came through before I could decide which four I wanted. Actually it wasn't that hard because, like the Revlon-clearance-boom prior, 3 of the 8 were pinks/reds that just didn't *quite* do it for me. I forget which of the remaining five I put back, but that's probably for the best. Here is what I did decide on:

I'm starting with this one, because it's the only one that didn't want to photograph. :p This is Ali and she is a bright (quite possibly neon) PINK! You're not red, Ali, you're pink.

Marley is a lovely dusty grey-lilac? Looks purple to me, Aaron said it looks grey. lol I wish there was some sun....

GEMMA!!! Can you see the pretty purpley shimmer in there? I tried to capture it for you. You may have seen her already (I know I have, that's partly why I'm so excited), but seeing swatches and actually getting to wear something are so different.

Oh Phoebe, Phoebe, Phoebe. I almost dropped the other polishes when I saw this one. I'm fairly certain the frosty bottle means that Phoebe is matte!

They also had a box with some China Glazes for $2.99, but they were all crackle and I think I'm pretty covered on that until I can find that rackin' frackin' green glitter one!!!..... *ahem* Sorry. And just because it cracks me up every time I see it now I just have to mention that my Ulta also has three bottles of Whimsical. If there are any of these you'd like to see next, let me know! All told I got four Zoyas for $13.49 after tax and coupon.

Ok, I'm afraid I'm about to embarass myself here, so please correct me if I'm wrong. The lovely Brandi over at The Collegiate Nail has seen fit to award me with the Liebster Award!!

Thank you so much for this honor and lookit that! Different image. :D Her blog is fantastic and she is so adorable and fun. As usual there is now a permanent link to her blog connected to this award on the right. (Kind of an honor, I guess, since I don't have a blog roll?) Again I run into the problem that I don't follow that many blogs, and the ones I do either have the award already (I'd have nominated her prior, but I only recently started following) or have a bazillion other followers. So.... hrm.... I find myself stymied. (I love that word; any other Big Bang Theory fans out there? lol) Wow. I seriously got nuthin'. Sorry. I feel so bad! I think I'll blame it on being sick. :/ Take care everybody! Weekend is almost here!


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    1. Yay! :D I'm super psyched for her, too.

    2. So gorgeous! Can't wait to see herrrrr :)

  2. I like Phoebe! and Gemma! they are both really pretty!

    1. I can't wait to try 'em all! LOL Phoebe will be coming soon. I'll be holding off on Ari until it's not supposed to rain anymore. Very wet spring this year....

  3. Phoebe is matte and it's fabulous! I have Marley too and I would call it a frosty lilac. I used it in my splatter mani!

    1. Ah ha! So you did. :) I really can't wait to try Phoebe! I did see the "matte" on the bottle after I peeled off the clearance sticker. lol


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