Friday, July 29, 2011

My 'new' cheap polishes from the local nail salon!

So I take some advice that I read somewhere about a gal going to her local salon and asking for old polish hoping to get it for pennies on the dollar. Well I didn't get them for that but I did get some and oly paid $7 for all three!! I was in my local Sally's Beauty Supply looking for a Holo or something really stunning to knock my socks off and found pretty much nothing :( They had only the most common colors and nothing on sale (not a 'GOOD' sale) I asked for anything holographic and they said they had nothing :( :( :( Walking out dissapointed as we walked back to our car I noticed a nail salon right next door :) We went in, me remebering that ladie's story, and I asked the gal at the front counter if they had any old polishes that they wouldn't mind selling. She looked confused and I quickly told her that I was stamping nail art and needed old thick polish to test with. She was very accomodating and let me look through all they had. I found these three beauties!!! The first one, China Glaze is a true holographic polish and also retired. It was nearly dried up and only had about 1/8 of a bottle left in it :( but it WAS a holo! I said that was too bad and she said They wont use it so I could have that one OMG, just to try it would at least tide me over till I found 'the one' :) The other two are Color Club and I have never seen them for sale in any of the shops or local salons around here. I need to do some research but I think they are European. I'm guessing English not French. Anyhow, the silver one (no identifiable name) looks very much like a holo and is AMAZING but I think it is actually a multi-chromatic dimentional polish :) Again, I need to do some homework on it and get back to you with 'The Facts' lol. This bottle was 80% full and she sold it for $4 and the purple 'Supa-Fine' LOL glitter polish was about 50%full and she charged me $3. I was thrilled! I am really loving the Color Club but think I may need to EBay it. Moral of this story, a big smile and a freindly tone can get you sparkly things:) But we women have know that all our lives, NO? tehe

These pics are testing the purple super fine glitter polish with and without a base coat. The pic on top left is one coat on top of Wet n Wild 'Soul Mate'  and the bottom left is one coat with no base. The pic on the right is with two coats each. And the purple nail next to the bottle is with three coats. As you can see you can achieve the same depth and density with one fewer coat by starting with a similar color base first. BTW this is a real stinker to take off. I will research this as well to find the best ways to remove glitters and if I forget REMIND ME! The tone of these photos is incorrect and i haven't had time to adjust the hues so take a peek at the Pacific Mani post to see that it is a pinkish purple not a blueish purple.

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