Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nubar: Absolute

Guess what? My "Tuesday" prediction was right. I guess internal package tracking is a skill. lol First, though, some polish "news". Stuff you may already know, but it's news to me. Sally Hansen has jumped on the magnetic bandwagon! Their color range is similar to other companies that have put out more than a handful of colors, and their magnet only comes out with one (wavy) design so far, but that was still pretty exciting. The buzzkill? $10 a bottle. Still, now you know. I feel like I'm forgetting something else I wanted to share.... Ah well, if I remember I'll try to edit it in before posting. ;)

Nubar Absolute. It is just my luck that I get another holographic lovely and after weeks of full-on sunshine it's overcast all morning. So I started off trying to take pictures indoors, relying on the flash for sparkle.





I was expecting more of a linear holo like Reclaim, but this scattered look is still really pretty. Absolute is pretty sheer, though. This is 4 coats and no topcoat. I held off on posting prematurely, working on my SB goal to give the sun a chance to come out. Which it finally did. (I guess I shouldn't say "finally" since a large part of me was hoping for rain...)





OMG Look at that sparkle!! I wish it would do that inside, but without the bright (direct) light it's just kind of a dusty cornflower blue. Pretty, but not pretty like that! So. The reason for "no topcoat" was pretty simple. I had read that topcoat diminishes the lovliness of holo polish. So after I got those pictures I decided to put that to a test.





Don't freak out! From left to right you have No Topcoat, Shiny Topcoat and Matte Topcoat. Maybe if your topcoat (does it bother anybody that I squish those words together? I know most people say "top coat", but it looks better to me as topcoat) is cloudy or something it'll mess with the brilliance, but to me I can see no difference. The matte, on the other hand, kind of ate the specialness of the polish. It's still a pretty, soft kind of blue, but none of the magic. Another polish for the "Shiny" list.

Now, thankfully, some goodness. I needed goodness today. I went downtown to register my mom's van and it took all of 20 minutes. Leaving me plenty of time to run to Ulta! Now, after seeing Butter London Knackered not once but twice swatched yesterday it was my full intention to take my 20% off coupon and nab it if it was in stock. Yet... when I got there and had it in my hand... I just couldn't do it. It's so expensive!!! I just couldn't do it! What I did do was sit and gaze at the pretties in the Zoya Beach & Surf display. I made a decision which I will illustrate with a picture stolen borrowed off of their website. (The below image in it's unaltered state is the property of Zoya.com and I make no claim to it and.... yeah, it's not my picture it's theirs)



Ok, out of the entire 12 polish Beach & Surf collection, there are only 4 that I really really really want. If you hadn't guessed, all four are in the "Surf" part of that equation. They're shimmery. ;) I got Meg today (both because it's green and I like Family Guy), tomorrow I'm going back (with another 20% off coupon) to get Rory, then Friday is Myrta, then Saturday is Zuza. The coupon is good until June 2nd, so I'm in luck! One a day for the next 3 days. I almost got Rory today, but why pay a whole dollar more than I have to? I did check, but they still didn't restock the flakies, so I'm really doubtful they will and also no glitter crackle which I've decided I'm getting online anyway. I'm thrifty. lol Sorta.

More good news! Even though I ended up sleeping in so I was running a little later than I wanted to this morning I still sat here to do my SwagBucks searches trying to nab that elusive final Collector's Buck. Time is running out!! Fortunately I can now rest easy. I got it!



All five Collector Bills and a cool 10SB to aid me in my goal reaching. Which, thanks to another Trusted Survey going through, I did!!



Only one more day and I'll have made it through the whole carnival, goal-reaching thing. That will be a relief. Kind of exciting, too. I like being involved in stuff. <3 Speaking of, tomorrow I should be ordering my bridesmaid dress. *fingers crossed* I read back over the measurement directions and that last one is a lot less confusing than the first time I read it. lol Helps to not be flustered. Time to post up, do my nails and load up Sims. Tomorrow's one of those "hafta" days so I may as well enjoy today while it's going so well. Hope everyone's having a great week.

6 comments:

  1. i looked at Knackered...and it reminds me alot of Grey's Anatomy...but with a sparkle. How much is it?

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    1. It's actually exactly like Grey's Anatomy with sparkle. lol One of the posts I saw was a comparison with a bunch of the duochromes. And, like I told ya last night, it's $14 each. :/ Lots o' monay.

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  2. I'm looking forward to the Zoyas! I like that you are getting a new one everyday, I would just grab them all in one go :P. Absolute is quite pretty but for some reason I don't like it that much, I thinkI'm going off holos!

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    1. Oh no! lol I'm still pretty excited since I only had the one and I got that pretty recently. I got Rory today so I'll probably start with posting Meg tomorrow. I think it will take a bit of luck to get Zuza since they only had two left. *fingers crossed* If not I'll use that last coupon and get Tru. That's really pretty, too. ;)

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  3. That Nubar is AWESOME! So pretty!

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    1. It is! And there's still a pink and a purple one I don't have yet. ;)

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