I took a few days off last week to spend with my sister from Delaware who was here for a visit. While she was here I took her shopping in Toronto and visited some places I've never been to before.
I was actually on a quest for Shellac and I did find some but no way in hell was I paying $30 for a .3oz bottle! I did end up finding some pretty awesome polishes though at Pacific Mall.
From L-R: NYX Girls Enchanted Forest and Under The Moon, Essie Shine of the Times, Ruby Kisses HD Midnight Stars, Kleancolor Midnight Seduction and Afternoon Picnic.
The NYX's and Essies were 15% off already cheap prices at Pacific Mall - It came to $12 for all 3. The Ruby Kisses was from a random beauty supply outlet for $2.50. The Kleancolors were 2/$5 at Dixie Mall.
I have to share a quick photo of our dinner in Toronto because it was amazing and a first experience for my boyfriend and my sister - Korean BBQ.
This was the aftermath. The table has a hot grill situated in the middle and they bring you plates of raw marinated meats, rice, soup, kimchi and various pickled veggies. And then you cook it all on the grill in the middle, similar to a fondue. It's also all you can eat but you just ask them for refills of your favourite meats and veggies. Toronto is one of the only places around that has these restaurants so if you ever get there, I highly recommend trying this out. This is meat lovers heaven.
When I got home from Toronto I added a coat of NYX Girls Under The Moon over my blue Gelish manicure. This photo is day 14(!) of my manicure. Yes the growth looks terrible but still not a chip in sight! This is the longest I have worn a soak off gel so far. Honestly, I bet I could have gotten away with another week!
So on Monday I had to take my sister back to the Buffalo airport and of course I just had to stop at Ulta ;)
So the China Glaze haul consisted of: The Let It Snow set including Blue Years Eve and Snowglobe ($7 at Sallys), Fireside Glow, Lighthouse, Ingrid and VIII. I also hauled some soak off gels at Ulta but they will be in my Christmas post since they were technically my gift from my boyfriend.
A new brand for me Petites, I found at Rite Aid and I bought 2 - Craze and Daze. Then there's China Glaze Blonde Bombshell and Nubar Meadow Sparkle. Funny thing I noticed about my collection after I bought these - over 500 polishes and not a single gold glitter! The last item is a glitter set I found at JoAnns for $7 that I thought would be amazing for scrubbing into soak off gels because....
They're all holographic! Can't wait to try the light blue one.
And here's one last shot of something I did for my 2 year old niece last week:
I painted this in her new room directly over her crib. It's probably 3 feet high, just used plain old acrylic paints and took around 3 hours total. Hope she likes Tinkerbell until she's 18 :)
Hope you all enjoy your holidays!