Tuesday, June 26, 2012

May+ June Haul

Hello everyone!

IsaDora Magnetic Nails: 3 magnets, 5 magnetic nail polishes

You have already seen my green magnetic nail polish, and here he is with 4 of his siblings. Today I am going to show you what I have bought the last one and a half month. In addition to the IsaDora magnets and nail polishes, I have 8 L.A. Colors minis and 1 top coat, 4 bottles from Ozotic, 3 from Cult Nails, 3 from Pieces, 1 OPI, and a lot from H&M. I have also bought some new nail wheels, and look forward to try striping tape, nail stickers, glitter, eyes, press- on nails, and nail polish remover pads.

So there are a lot of new things for me.  :-) I also like to try "new" brands! And I have even tried to buy some colors that I normally wouldn't use. Now, I think I'll just show you chronologically.

Striping tape in many colors:

Striping tape

Nail wheels:

Nail wheels

 I ordered more of the white ones, but wanted to try clear ones too.

2 from H&M:

H&M: Rising Sun, Lime

Rising Sun: yellow
Lime: lime green

Nail stickers:

Kiss: Nail stickers

Nail polish remover pads:

Patons: Nail Polish Remover Pads

Press- on nails:

Impress: Press- on manicure

I had planned to use these in a birthday I was invited to, but when the day came, I went for pink nail polish. I had not tried them on, and was afraid they would fall off or something. And the pink went well with my dark pink top.

L.A. Colors:

L.A. Colors: Color Craze minis, Rapid dry top coat

8 Color Craze minis:

L.A. Colors: Current, Sea Siren, Splash, Fun in the Sun

Current, Sea Siren, Splash, Fun in the Sun

L.A. Colors: Magnetic Force, Wave length, Phenomena, Lightning

Magnetic Force , Wave length, Phenomena, Lightning

L.A.Colors top coat Rapid Dr

Rapid dry top coat. (I am wearing OPI: Diva of Geneva)

"Cruelty free" label

And it's labelled cruelty- free! Yeay! As you see, these nail polishes are made in China AND are not tested on animals. Regarding non- Chinese brands that are imported to China, according to PETA, China only demands that cosmetics that are sold in China and not produced in China has to be tested. (I know there has been a lot of confusing information about this topic, but I trust PETA. I just wanted to clarify. But I still don't like animal testing.)

Cult Nails:

Cult Nails: Seduction, Wicked Fast, Get It On

Seduction (flakie!!!), Wicked Fast- Speed dry top coat, Get It On- perfecting base coat

I have already started to use the base- and top coat, and I am very pleased with them. But as this is the first fast drying top coat I've used, I can't compare it yet.

Cult Nails nail mail

I was impressed by the environment friendly packaging! :-) And what a great idea to use cotton balls!


3 multi chrome layering nail polishes, and a multi chrome glitter. The bottles below are in the same order, so that you can see the color change. On the first photo the bottles are standing, and on the second I laid them down. That's the only difference I did.

Ozotic 504, 505, 506, 528

#504, #505, #506, # 528

Ozotic: 504, 505, 506, 528

I hurried to order these, because I heard that Ozotic will not make more bottles of their present collections.

Glitter and brush:

Glitters Sets, brush

These are intended for future glitter- sandwiches and nail art.

Santa did not want to give me these. Instead he gave me OPI Fresh Frog Of Bel Air, which I am very grateful for. And that is what I wear over the green magnetic on some of the photos, in case you were wondering.

The store actually had these glitter tubes in more colors (gold, red, pink) but I thought of which ones would be most suitable for glitter sandwiches, and which glitter nail polishes I already have, and which glitter shapes I wanted. So I chose white and silver, and two colors that I love; turquoise and purple. In addition to small glitter in darker and lighter shades of those colors, there are heart-, star-, and bar shaped glitter.


I smiled when I accidentally discovered these eyes. (I was reminded of Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures' Halloween Mummie Water Marble manicure when I saw the bag of eyes :-) and I can perhaps also use them next Penguin Day...)

I found the glitter and the eyes and the brush in one of these stores (Panduro HOBBY) that has everything related to art, hobby, DIY, sewing, jewelry, etc, for children/ beginners and more advanced. Now that I had my loose glitter and brush, all I needed was a jelly. Some days earlier, I had read about making jelly nail polish, so I went to H&M. (To read it, click here.)

More from H&M:

This time I was looking for holographic nail polishes, and for a blue cream and a clear nail polish to try to make a jelly franken, and a purple and green cream to use as underpants for Seduction, Nfu- Oh #51, and Nfu- Oh #56. But when a lot of the nail polishes were 50% off, or 30% off, I ended up with these:

Blue My Mind (blue), 2 Clear, Coral Rose (orange), Beauty Bandit (purple)

H&M: Plum, Cherry

Mini bottles: 2 Plum, 2 Cherry

Yes, these were also sold last year. I like the bottles, and although they look very small, they actually contain 7 ml.

H&M: Bella's Choice, Polish Me Happy, No mambo Jambo

Bella's Choice, Polish Me Happy, No Mambo Jambo

H&M: Coral Road

Coral Road (above)

H&M: Peppermint Fusion, Beauty Bandit

Peppermint Fusion (blue), Beauty Bandit (purple) (photographed above and below) 

I included a few more photos to show the blue shimmer in Peppermint Fusion.

H&M: Beauty Bandit, Peppermint Fusion

And here are the two blue again. Do you see that shimmer?

H&M: Peppermint Fusion, Blue my Mind


Pieces: Aqua Blue Metallic, Creme Metallic, Blue Metallic

Aqua Blue Metallic, Creme Metallic, Blue Metallic


Bottle: OPI Houston We Have A Purple. Thumb: IsaDora 854 Opposites Attract+ Ozotic 528

"Houston We Have A Purple" is my first jelly. Its from the Texas Collection.

Eager to try it out, I tried the quite big glitter that looked white, but it was actually clear :-( So I used a gold and a silver glitter nail polish instead. But it was fun to try the red OPI over different colored nail polishes.


5 magnetic nail polishes from IsaDora's Magnetic Nails collection:

IsaDora Magnetic Nails: 854, 855, 856, 858, 859

#854, #855, #856, #858, #859

#854: Opposites Attract- green
#855: Northern Light- dark grey with duo chrome pink/ green shimmer
#856: Steel My Heart- grey with teal shimmer on the nail wheel, but the bottle looks purple on the edges. I am curious about this one.
#858: Magnetic Mania- purple
#859: Iron Lady- dark purple

IsaDora magnets

Wave-, diagonal, horizontal- and star pattern magnets

Each bottle comes with the wave magnet. I wonder why they didn't make one unique magnet for each color. Then we could have had 10 different patterns, if we bought all the 10 magnetic nail polishes in the collection. I bought the 3 separate magnets to have more patterns. But now I guess I could use four of the identical magnets to make other patterns. Did you see the post about making your own magnets? If you want to, click here.

Even more from H&M:

This time I went to a different H&M, and to my surprise they had other nail polishes :-)

2 Duo sets:

H&M dou sets: City+ Zoo, Into the Wild+ Back by Noon

Pink set:
Zoo: small holographic glitter
City: very bright dark pink/ red creme (one coater)

Green set:
Into the Wild: small holographic glitter
Back by Noon: gold

These holographic glitters have very little color in them. But I suppose they are meant to be used together with the red/ gold in the set.

H&M: Purple Flash, Purple Glitter

15 ml: "Purple Flash": purple foil (nearly a one coater)
5 ml: "Purple Glitter": purple with gold micro glitter

I hope you all had a nice weekend this midsummer night/ midwinter day- weekend.