Heart Strings over Illamasqua Collide (the name is sooo cute!)
Liquid Valentine (or ♥) over Zoya Alegra
Since it's a new year, I am trying to curb my spending on cosmetics and nail polish. January didn't start out so good, because I bought 4 blushes (and swapped for 2 more). I seem to have a growing blush obsession (do you?!).
Here is my modest (modest to some, already crazy to others) blush collection:
And some subpar swatches, because I needed to make sure I didn't have dupes (you guys know me!)
So for the month of February, I'm going to make a shopping list for cosmetics/np and STICK TO IT (at least try).
Here is what I'm allowing myself to purchase for this month:
- A-Englands: I know I am totally late on the bandwagon here, but I recently decided to take the plunge and try this brand at the insistence of my NB friends. I plan on ordering the following through llarowe's shop (once they come back in stock): St George, Dragon, Order of the Garter, Tristam, Lady of the Lake, Galahad, Elaine, Perceval, and Guinevere. Do you have any of these? What do you think of my picks?
- Layla Holographics: These are not yet available in the US, but should be ~sometime~ at aveyou.com and zappos.com. You can get them from Layla's italian site, but I lost patience trying to navigate their site in Italian (lol). I'm going to allow myself to purchase 5: Mercury Twilight (silver holo), Jade Groove, Mermaid Spell, Ocean Rush, and Flash Black (black holo). I'm skipping the nude/pink/purple ones, because let's be honest, if I'm going to wear a holo, it's gotta be blue or green :D
- Zoya True collection: I only want three: Bevin, Skylar, and Lotus. The rest seem nice, but "nice" doesn't cut it anymore in my stash!! hehe.
- Jessica Cosmetics: Disco Diva duo and Smoky Feather (the Chanel Graphite dupe)
It's going to be a pricey month (well, contingent on when the Laylas will become available), but I am so excited! It's been a while since I have been excited about polish, and I think my year-end purging and Lynns really sparked my interest again!
Are any of you sticking to budget or fixed shopping list this month? Hmmm?
(p.s. Sorry for the off-topic makeup stuff, I was too excited and wanted to share. I know when I was first into np I hated seeing makeup posts mixed in with my nail blogs, so apologies!! XD)