Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October Haul

I somehow ended up with a ton of stuff in October, so much so that it was spilling out of my Caboodle! 2 containers for my goodies this month :)

I'm just randomly going to start with what is right in front of me at the moment: my first Christmas present this year! Zoya Ornate, given to me by my sister. I'm still kind of in shock.

I also got a small bottle of their nail polish remover, and the spoon for their new colors this Fall/Winter! Ohh that was not nice, Zoya! Now there's even more of their colors I want :P

On October 18 I won 2nd place in Enchanted Nails and Fluffy Dog Tails giveaway, winning me a Simple Pleasures 7 polish assortment package :)

I also received my winnings from Once Upon a Polish and she was sweet enough to send me a couple of extra goodies!

 I won Zoya Frida, Katherine and Paloma and she sent me Maybelline Downtown Brown and Sally Hansen Lava as extras!

I got a ton of goodies from Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl.

 I won the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Go With the Glow and Nail in the Coffin, but she also sent me a ton of other goodies as you can see.

Of course, I got the nail decals from KKCenterHK of which I still have 2 left I can use next year :)

Here are my two nail polish purchases for October: Sephora Hello Kitty Purple Sprinkles and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I spent $2.05 total.

Last up I want to show you a few goodies I haven't shown you at all yet!

I won the giveaway at  Horses of Ares and won my first elf polishes! I won Fair Pink, Medium Red and Light Pink.

I won 5th place in  Beauty Shoes Nails Fun's Cheeky Giveaway and got some new nail foils to try out. I think these are going to be perfect around Easter :)

Last week I got my first butter London, Knackered, for free from Coterie! I had a special credit coupon so I was able to get it absolutely free, even after shipping. Hurray!

Lastly, I got 9 polishes from Tip Top Nails South Africa for review.

I already swatched the white crackle, Iceberg, and I will be sharing the rest of these with you throughout November. Tip Top sent me: the Toughen Up Base Coat and Top Coat, which I am testing all month long; Purple Haze, Night Rider, Frenzee, Cha Cha Cha, Get Reddy, and the two U Crack Me Up polishes. Iceberg is labelled as Iceburg, but I think I remember seeing it listed as Iceberg on their site.. but then I checked back and it's just described as "White" on their site. The gold crackle does not have a color name on the bottle or packaging.

As of November 1, I had 193 polishes. That does not include the 11 currently sitting in my living room, nor the 3? more I'm expecting in the mail. So that's fun! :D I'm officially in the 200+ club!

Thanks to all of the bloggers for my goodies this month, and thank you Tip Top Nails for the polishes to try out!

So, yes, I spent over $20 on stamping supplies this month but actual nail polish alone I only spent about $2! I think I did very well! How did you do this month? I know a lot of people were picking up all of those awesome Halloween Indies, so I hope you're not hurting too badly :)


  1. Oh my gosh you win so much! You lucky girl!

    Jazz x

    1. yeah.. the bloggers & my sister have been spoiling me. I would have like 40 polishes if it weren't for so many great deals & all of the awesome bloggers! I seriously couldn't do much with this blog without them all :)

  2. I spent tons last month which the box is due to arrive this week or so... I broke 300 myself and I am so happy to see you win so many nice stuff. :)

    Collection is growing but we only have 10 nails to paint haha so I guess I have enough supplies to last for a good long while :) Need to control my spending and buy only really pretty polish :)

    Stay happy Girl