January 12, 2012


Hello everyone! I hope your week has been going well so far. :) Today's post is to show my recent mini haul I had on the 4th. The funny thing was, I wasn't expecting to go but the train I normally take home had to go to a different route so I thought, why not since I haven't gone there in a while. To my surprise I ended up with a number of polishes that I love. Here's two today to show and a picture of my haul.

top - OPI My Address is Hollywood, Skull & Glossbones, Save Me, Pink Friday, Did It On 'Em & Fly
bottom - Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times, Mesmerize, China Glaze CG in the City, Midtown Magic  & Skyscraper and Duri Divas Only

The first polish I'll be showing is Essie Mesmerize, I've actually wanted this polish a lot but I never got it, thinking I had something similar but after getting it and swatching, I LOVE IT! The color and the formula is rich and beautiful!♥ Super smooth application and the color is so glossy! Mesmerize is more like a royal blue creme, which reminds me of OPI Dating a Royal but I feel like Mesmerize had a better formula and DAR is more jelly like. This is shown in 2 coats, however, I could've gone with one coat too.

The next polish I want to show is Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Time, which is similar to Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Hidden Treasure (the flakie one). This is only one coat of SOTT over Mesmerize and I feel like SOTT applies more flakies than HT. However, it's a pearl like clear base filled with tons of flakies that shine orange, red, pink, yellow and green. This is an easier substitute for those who don't have Hidden Treasure, but another option would be Nubar 2010.

Thanks for stopping by and happy polishing! :)

p.s. - Did you notice that I'm trying to make my pictures look more professional? Lmao, I've kept it in mind that I should've been using a plain background so that it doesn't overpower the polish but sometimes I get too excited and I don't have the proper background to make the picture really bring out the polish. Tell me if you guys like this!


  1. What a wonderful haul!!! :D I LOVE this colour of polish (and it looks amazing on you!)! I think that your photos look fantastic! ^-^

  2. Ashesela: Thank you! :) And I agree, the color is aaaamazing!!

    Biba: Thank you! =D

  3. That is an amazing haul! I would have never thought to get that Essie blue, but wow... now I'm lemming it!

  4. I love the blue with shine of the times! gorgeous :) and as far as pictures go, as long as the nails are the main focus, I don't think it matters what's in the background!

  5. I just bought a similar shade of blue and I can't wait to try it out. :) That shade looks really pretty.

    Your photos are great and I also feel a plain background will make your nails stand out.

  6. Lindsey: Thank you! And I know what you mean, a lot of people have talked about the polish and I never saw anything special in it other than the color, but now I know why many rave about it!

    Samantha: Thank you! Shine of the Times definitely goes with just about anything as well but I do like this combination a lot too! :)

    rins: Thank you and I'd definitely like to see what you think about the polish or the one you have :) I'm glad you like them, coming from a more professional standpoint compared to me :P