It’s the first haul of the year, and naturally it had to be polish. >_> See, originally I went into my local Sally Beauty store to get my go-to base coat, Instant Artificials. But then I saw all of these beautiful polishes, all of these new polishes that do cool things, so I tell myself that “I need to try these out for my blog!”. And so what should’ve been a 5 minute, $20 trip became a 35 minute, $100 trip….but I got a free pink overnight bag so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.
These are all products that I’ve seen briefly before and have wanted to try, but hadn’t had access to them before now. The first ones I grabbed were the ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color Polishes. These are supposed to be an all-in-one base, color AND topcoat in one bottle. I’ve tried out Wet N’ Wild’s version a little while ago, and I wasn’t totally impressed for a few reasons. And while I’ve been meaning to retest it now that I have longer nails, I’d like to see how the ORLY polishes hold up in comparison.
The next ones I went for have been on the market for a while, the ORLY EPIX Flexible Nail Color. I’ve been eyeing these for a while because they’re supposed to be “flexible” when dry, so they bend and move with your nails instead of chipping and flaking off. It’s also supposed to have some sort of smudge-fixing feature, so smudges fix themselves while drying. We’ll see how this works (I’m actually super excited).
By this point I knew I needed to leave, so I made my way to the counter, back down the nail polish aisle I had come up (I know, that was my first mistake). But then I saw a super pretty glittery Finger Paints polish….that called out to my heart so naturally I grabbed that too. It’s a multi-color glitter polish that kinda reminds me of unicorns. ❤
I had FINALLY made it to the line to check out…
When I caught a glimpse of the OPI Infinite Shine polishes, and saw that they had the base and topcoat in a set…which is cheaper of course than getting all 3 (base, color, and topcoat) separately. So silly and by this point impulsive me snatched those up too. I have always loved OPI, but changed my polish up so frequently that length of wear didn’t matter too much. But I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older and I’ve changed jobs/gotten new responsibilities/new hobbies, I don’t have as much time on my hands as before to be able to keep redoing my manis. As sad as it makes me, it’s the truth, so I made myself happier by reminding myself that this means I can try out new polishes and get better, longer lasting ones. XD
I am super excited to try all of these polishes, so you can definitely look forward to some swatch & review posts later in the upcoming months!