Our Word of the Shay today is BOOTY! No, not that kind of booty. Dictionary.com tells us that booty is any prize or gain, though admittedly this lot wasn’t plundered, rather it was purchased. Some were on sale though, which always helps it feel like a steal!
Booty is also a synonym for “haul”, which many of you will be familiar with from the wealth of beauty related hauls filling YouTube and Blogs alike. So here’s my take on a beauty haul, Shay’s Beauty Booty, YAR!
I went on a little nail related spree a couple of days ago, and I thought I’d share my purchase with those interested.
My first stop was Sally Beauty Supply, I was looking for the ORLY Cosmic and the China Glaze Vintage Vixen Collections. Unfortunately since they arrived at the beginning of the month and this was the 18th, I was mostly out of luck. None of the Cosmic remained, and only 4 bottles from Vintage Vixen were left for me to purchase. (China Glaze Nail Lacquer $5.49 CAN with Beauty Club Card Discount)
Afterwards, feeling a little let down by my lack of lacquer, I decided to take a trip to Lawtons Drugs (Canadian Drugstore/Pharmacy), there I picked up 9 bottles. 3 L.A. Colors Color Craze Nail Polish, 5 new L.A. Girl “Metal” Metallic Nail Polish and also one of their Rock Star Nail Lacquers. (L.A. Colors Nail Polish $1.99 CAN, L.A. Girls Nail Polish/Lacquer $2.99 CAN)
My quest for pretty nails ended with a trip to Shoppers Drugmart (my drugtore of choice), where I picked up a new limited edition Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear Nail Color, and one of the Nicole by OPI Gossip Girl Collection. (Nicole by OPI $8.99 CAN discounted from $10.99 this week only, Sally Hansen Nail Color $4.98 CAN)
All swatches were done with two coats, though some could definitely use three, (which is the number of coats I use when I do a manicure), but I know some people don’t have the time or patience for a three coat application, so I think two is a fair representation. No basecoat or topcoat were used.
I apologize for the mess around my nails, it was late, I was tired and didn’t feel like cleaning up the edges, also note that these were taken indoor without flash, colors will appear different in direct sunlight. If anyone is interested, I just might be persuaded into properly swatching my entire collection and posting as a series. But for now… On with the show! Photos and swatches below!
If you would like a review or more information (color descriptions, wear & tear/chipping analysis, full hand swatches, different lighting shots, etc.) on any of these shades, feel free to leave a comment below!
Till next time!