Kmart Makeup Haul

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After the holidays although broke, I’ve been scrounging around for deals. While in Kmart, I noticed more and more yellow stickers as I was breezing through the aisles and made multiple stops. I’ve never noticed before how many markdowns on cosmetics they do!
Care to take a gander?

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Elf Eyelid Primer in “Pearl” – $0.75

I’m not going to lie, I don’t use expensive primer at all. I actually use elf’s eyelid primer but the nude colored one which is the only kind I’ve seen until now. Maybe I’m blind? I’ve never seen it in pearl before.
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Here you see the difference between the two. All in all, the original is my favorite due to the fact that it’s matte. The problem with the pearl is that it’s shiny and glittery like an eyeshadow and it took me a twice build up to cover it. It works though, you just have to work with it.
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Rimmel Liquid Cheek Tint in “Pop of Pink” – $1.64

I’ve never used a liquid tint or blush before and the price took me in.
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Above you can see it blended and unblended on my forearm. It took a twice build up to get it to really show much color  but it doesn’t take much. It goes on smoothly and blends on the skin perfectly and looks very natural.
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Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in “Stargazer”  and “Solstice”-$1.49 each

Generally, I’m not much of a shimmery lip product person but the price for me was worth a shot to see if I could actually find something gleaming I’d like.
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I had to post this so ya’ll could see my natural no flash skin tone and lip color.For some reason with flash, I end up multiple shades darker.
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The” Stargazer” added a champagne/taupe tint and “Solstice”  pulled my undertones for a deeper red. The shimmer surprisingly is pretty muted and the application was pretty smooth. One thing I absolutely hate about certain products is when they do that weird, cake like rolling and this doesn’t thankfully!
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Sinful Colors in”Galax-sea”. Sinful Shine in “Prosecco” and “Wisp” – $1.49 each

Everyone and their momma’s know that I absolutely adore sinful colors no matter what collection. I was happy to find some of the “Sinful Shine” because it holds true to the collection even before a topcoat! I know they retail at $1.99 but cheaper is still better ^^

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Fergie Nail Polish in “Hollywood Walk of Fame” – $1.74

Out of the Fergie collection, I’ve only used the gel liner (which ended up replacing my Maybelline Eye Studio gel liner at like half the price with same lasting power). This is just a clear base with a shit ton of colored stars. It’ll definitely be an overlay on a solid.

I hope you guys check out your local areas too and end up with dope finds!

Soon I should be posting up a NYX haul and maybe a few others. I’ve gotten things recently and just haven’t gotten around it em.

Thanks for stopping by!
<3Jdm

Post Christmas Thrift

Happy New Year everyone! Well… 2nd day of the new year! I hope everyone’s was safe and fun (:
In my previous post, I said I’d post on my most recent thrift so here it goes….

Family Thrift Center, Virginia Beach, Va
I thrift a lot with my mom so December 26th she said let’s go so she took me to this place. I didn’t take much pics inside as it was crowded as Hell. Here’s what I got:

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Upon my arrival, I noticed no signs anywhere indicating there were any sales going on like how Goodwill and Salvation army have tag color sales. It was over stuffed and the aisles made me feel like I was going to have a nose bleed. Mom said “give it a chance and check around”… Well ma it’s kinda hard when you’re getting hit by other people pushing carts -. –

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I did notice they had “categories “such as this one as well as a “skate &  surf” rack containing brands like Volcom and Hurley. This rack in particular had like 4 items and we’re definitely dated and you could tell why they were there. The skate and surf racks were super stuffed, it was so hard to go through.

Let’s talk pricing…
At Pacsun you’d be able to find a brand new tee on sale for $15. Why the hell would I get a used one for $10 here??  The “boutique”  clothing seriously ranged from $15-$60 and 85% didn’t even have tags. Yeah the pricing in general made me ask myself who the hell would spend that much at a thrift store for items you’d be able to get cheaper at somewhere like Plato’s Closet even especially because they pre-sort the shitty out of the group for you. The racks have separate pricing ranging from normal and dropping down to 99 ¢ and trust me, I checked those first and could see why they were on that rack as well.
Housewares was a mess and had half melted  candles  missing wicks for $7… I’ve found 50¢ full candles at Habitat thrift so hell no.

On a random note, this is one thing I found and literally lol’d at

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Destiny's child camera case

                            Damn I shoulda bought it!

Now, let’s skip all of the bs I went through and get to the stuff that I thought was actually worth buying!

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I have no idea what drew me to this Hound’s tooth blazer. It’s reversible with red inside (which there’s no way In hell I’d wear it that way).

BRAND: unknown
PRICE: $5

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Merrell Wynne dress

This to me was my best find of that night! After some research, I found out it’s a Merrell Wynne Dress. I’ve always known Merrell was known for “adventure” shoes for hiking and stuff but never knew they made dresses. To my surprise, it was priced at $75 retail not on sale and I got it for $10 with tags. I’ve never had a dress with moisture wicking inner slip and kimono sleeves o_o Yeah , I had to have it for summer or warmer spring days!

BRAND: Merrell
PRICE: $10

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My mom originally told me not to get this because it’s make me look old buuuuut Idk what drew me to this dress either. Most possibly it was the detail of the upper portion.

BRAND: Mark
PRICE: $4

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This is more of a summer dress if you had to put it into a category other than underwear which it isn’t. Yeah yeah, it looks it but it ain’t. I’ve never heard of the brand Lucy Love though but that’s the wonderful part of thrifting.

BRAND:Lucy Love
PRICE: $3

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2 inches short of being a dress so this will be paired with leggings since it covers my butt

BRAND: Julie’s Closet
PRICE: $2

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The top and bottoms were thrifted that day. The top is a no sleeve. I’m generally not a polka dot, ruffle type of person but the tie up top is what sold me! I was searching for spring and summer bottoms and I couldn’t understand why shorts were priced around $7 and up. However, the capris I found were shoved between a different rack and I’m pretty happy I found them. I’m not much of a Capri person either but I figured it’d go well with a few things I own so I paired it with that top.  Those wedges were not thrifted as they were in clearance from Wet Seal.

TOP BRAND: Old Navy
PRICE: $2
CAPRI BRAND: Old Navy
PRICE: $2

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Black wrap watch

Everytime I’m in the jewelry area, it’s intoxicated with dead battery items and  crappy costume jewelry. On my way out, I saw this and was surprised as Hell for it to still be ticking and even have the correct time! It’s real leather however, I have no idea about the rest of it. It’s a Japanese  quartz though (as my boyfriend who has an extensive and expensive watch collection featuring citizens and his newest Motorola smart watch told me).  The back says it’s stainless steel and the brand on the front is so tiny, I can’t make it out.

BRAND: unknown
PRICE: $2

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The boyfriend and I’s new year collage ; I wore that top for eve due to the fact that us Asians like to think stripes rep dollars and polka dots rep coins soo there ya go!

I apologize for the scanty post but I know I keep saying I’ll post more and I will!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sinful Colors: Love Sprinkles

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I know, I know… I’ve slacked for months and months and Christmas has finally passed! Before I fill you guys in on what’s been going on (including my Christmas), I wanted to post on this.

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During my last minute Christmas shopping attempt, I spotted the new 2015 line from Sinful Colors. I’d figured I’d post on it since it seems like around the Web, it’s been spotted but not tried and tested so here it is!

Base: Clear
Speckles: Baby pink
Hearts: White

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This is the base and top coat I used. Pretty Damn good find at TJ Maxx for 3 bucks! It goes on smoothly and dries quick!

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As you can see, I used a yellow for my “accent nail”  to see what it looks like with and without a color base. Yes, I know I could have chosen darker but I was in a “yellow”  mood so that’s what ya’ll get!

I know I’ve been blogging for a while on here now and yes, I know my cuticles still look like shit but you’ll live lol.
I SHOULD be making more thrifting posts in the near future and everything else. If any of my followers are still out there looking at this, bless you for forgiving my failing as a blogger<3 I hope all of your holidays have and will be great! Thanks for reading!

Extremely Mini Dollar Tree Haul (o_-)

ImageThe pic above was from the last time I browsed through DT’s makeup section. This time there was more! Originally I bought that Physician’s Formula Eye Definer Felt Tip in  Cool black. I meant to make a post about Physician’s Formula but I lost track of time. The cool black looks black but wipes off blue but still works as well as my NYX felt tips!

Here’s what I found today :

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Physician’s Formula Brow Tweez in Light Brown

From reviews, “Dark brown” was more black so I got this. My hair at the moment is a mocha color so black wouldn’t suit me.

This is on Amazon for $5-$7

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Physician’s Formula Baked Collection Wet/Dry matte eyeshadow in Baked Butter

If time allows it, I’ll test this wet and dry and post up.

Originally, I always thought Physician’s Formula was drugstore pricey so I never budged with it.

Finding it at Dollar Tree, wtf is there to lose?

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Lastly, Milani 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer in HI Tech & CyberSpace

The specific store that I went to used to have lots of Sinful Colors (which everyone knows is my cheapie favorite)…Sadly couldn’t find any.

These are supposed to be the part of the collection that beats out other holographics >.>

I’ve never used Milani polish before so we’ll see how this goes 🙂

Yeah, yeah shitty post I know. Just figured ya’ll might want to check out your own Dollar Trees and see what ya’ll find too!

 

Funky FANGERS and crappy polish remover (-.-)

ImageAs most of y’all know, I’m frugal when possible. I’m not one to constantly buy OPI, China glaze, Zoya, etc. From time to time sure, otherwise, not so much. I’ve posted Funky Fingers branded nail polish from Five Below previously, well here’s some more!

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Base-Clear

Glitter specs– Rounded aqua and silver

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Base– Clear

Glitter specs– Purple, pink and gold

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Base– Creamy lilac

Glitter specs– Black and silver

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As you can see, Fro yo! comes out just as if you would have done the “jelly sandwich” design all in one step! Lady Chalotte just reminds of me of Mardi Gras and Love Park reminds me of a fancy winter lol.

As usual, these were 3/$5.

Are they the best brand ever? Not compared to Sinful Colors which I do love to heart but it comes out nicely if shaken/rolled well.

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I bought this previously at Walmart…I was like “OOOH SCRAWBURRY SCENTED!” Yeah… not so much. I was tired of using 100% acetone to take off glitter and making my hands look like Dave Chappelle’s lips.

I bought this because:

1. I thought it was a reasonable price (around 3 bucks…cheap right? uh..yeaah…)

2. It supposedly smelled like strawberry

3. It includes vitamin E and grape seed oil.

The bottle states that it removes:

-Nail polish

-Nail glue

-Glitter polish

-and more (OOoOOoOh)

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The instructions say to press firmly and wipe, repeat as needed.

Let’s take a look…

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As instructions stated, I “moistened cotton ball/round”, “massaged nail bed, pressing firmly from cuticle to nail tip” .”wiped clean and repeated”

…..I did and repeated for over 10 minutes as I re-moistened my cotton pad.

Yeah..well this is what happened…

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Yup…this is the turn out.

I ended up saying screw it and rubbed and grinded like normal remover and shit still doesn’t work -.-

I’d say you get what you pay for but then again, I’ve used some stuff cheaper than this that actually worked in a little than the time surpassed with this.

As usual, thanks for stopping by and more posts are to come!

So uh..Spam Musubi anyone?

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Yeah..uh yeahhhhh I definitely went MIA after saying “awww sheeet I’m back and I’m not whack and I will make heRRa posts!”…yeah guys I’m uh..I’m sorry -_- A lot as usual has happened between then. Well since I haven’t organized any pics or transferred them to the comp, you get this for now!

Dun Dun Dun DUUUUNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! BEHOLD, SPAM MUSUBI!!!

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For some of you that have no idea why I’m frantic about what’s up above, Spam Musubi is technically Nori seaweed, rice, and Spam marinated in teriyaki (a soy sauce and sugar sauce/marinade).

You can either just marinade the Spam and fry it, or you can also drizzle it over after cooking as well.

I was ecstatic as hell the night I stumbled upon this glorious glory.

The boyfriend and I went to Food Lion to pick up some ingredients for dinner and tada!!! Found this loveliness waiting on a shelf for me! I love, I mean fucking love Spam. I’m filipino so it works out. The moment I found this, I seriously squealed. I’m not sure if this is “new” or not, but it was sure as hell new to me since I haven’t seen it before.

I’ve made spam musubi in the past (whiiich I’ve lost my musubi mold so yeah guys, you CAN use the CAN if you CAREFULLY get rid of the bottom of it without fucking your fingers up)  and seeing this just made my night knowing I wouldn’t have to make teriyaki and just…do it. I forgot about the pricing…I think at the moment it was an MVP sale for 2/$5 which to me was worth it.

Sooo just letting you guys know, this shit DOES exist 🙂

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Yeah yeah yeah, hella grease, I know. I tried my best but the paper towels were running out lol.

I ended up cooking it up for breakfast instead of musubi style for 2 reasons:

1:I didn’t have nori
2:it’s seriously part of a Filipino breakfast if ya’ll didn’t know that

(On the left is the teriyaki spam, on the right is just regular luncheon meat)

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and our breakfast was awesome. Nuff said.

Yup, can’t do without the rice. Sorry carb hating “I’ll have air for breakfast” haters.

See that sauce up there? That’s Pappy’s Not Made In China bbq sauce. That shit is AMAZING with perfect zing. We got it from a place over here in Virginia Beach, Va called “The Sauce Shoppe”. They have like an infinite amount of every sauce possible, however mainly hot sauces (including ones you must be of age to purchase) and barbecue sauces. We haven’t ran out of it yet due to the fact that when we came back to get more, they told us they weren’t carrying it and to talk to the shop owner =/

Anyway, sorry for all the chit chat! Just thought some foodies might want some incite 🙂

Foreal, I will be posting more shit. Tonight just happened to be the night I was free lol

Remember, my postings most likely won’t be on a correct timeline so whatever pops up will happen!

Thanks for reading as usual my loves! ❤

Japanese Gothic Lolita Doll Cosplay

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Well, I did say I was going to be posting out of order since it’s been forever :)I ended up dressing up on Halloween at work.For all of you haters, NOPE none of this cosplay is any of your fancy shmancy lolita wear. I pieced it together myself so…HATE ON ❤

Everything aside from le undies,umbrella, hosiery and top-hat were thrifted.

“Dress”- Pulled up laced skirt with lace long sleeve up top.

Choker-Made at work with grosgrain

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Had no choice for my holster placement lol
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Dollar Tree Nail Polish Haul: Moar Awesomeness

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Ever since I’ve been on the lookout for cheap, worthy polishes, I’ve been coming across more and more.

Specifically these again, were found at Dollar Tree<3

L.A. Colors

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  • Bliss’ tone wasn’t captured right in the pic. It’s more of a lilac in person
  • Whipped is more of a beige cement

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  • Super surprised that Tinsel, Flurry and Dizzy came out with more color than I thought! I know you’ve guys have boughten jelly like glitters and it was all glitter and no color lol

Sinful Colors

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  • Sadly, Easy going in the bottle had a tinge of pink…yeahhh no =/ it came out more of a white
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Plato’s Closet Grab Bag Event 7/13/13:Crazy as shit.Nuff Said.

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Every time I’m supposed to go to this, something comes up.

Well, if my friend Steph didn’t excite me and continuously text me and call me to get my ass up and go, I wouldn’t have gone lol.So, THANKS STEPH!<3

For those of you who don’t know what the hype is all about:

1 Brown bag $15- You fill it up with as much clearance items as possible (stamped with like 50% off in red)

Otherwise, the whole store is 10% off.

2013-07-13_10-07-03_681We went to the Plato’s in Virginia Beach, Va. Yes, I expected it to be packed but not AS packed as it actually was.

Here’s a little taste of the chaos (ooh Taste of Chaos<3)

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Le bf came up to me and was like “well..instead of getting another bag, how about you fill the rest of mine?” SCOREEEEE

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Thanks b for carrying the bags! I was shocked he offered only because everyone was irritated yet he waiting patiently with us<3 Love you!

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Just realizing Steph and I were both wearing Mary Janes, figured it’d be a pic moment…however B stuck his foot in and whilephoto-bombing he said “YOLO” -__-

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Even though it was scary as hell to see him do this due to the fear of the bags ripping and me being the “fuck it meme” in real life, innovation is always at it’s best with us lol
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I thought it was pretty innovative to stuff my stuff in the bag that was in the brown bag lol

So thankfully I had cash. All we heard was

“WHO’S GOT CASH?!-Staff

“WHY HUH?!?!”-Me

“COME OVER TO THIS REGISTER!”-Staff

“SHORTER LINE?!?!”-Me

“YUP COME ON”-Staff

“STEPH, B, I GOT THIS, LEZGOOOO!!!!!!!!”-Me

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Although people were lying about our “group”(and when I say group I mean us and the nice 3-5 people behind and in front of us)

cutting ahead, we made it out alive. Hella people were cutting and even talking shit out loud like they worked there. But shit, we’re alive and well thrifted.

HOOLLLLERRRLUUJAHHH

Pictured things that I got lucky with

(Including tag price) (Anything that was not part of the bag will show discounted price)

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Pretty Girl Fashion-$6

LipStick-$8

Charlotte Russe Dress-$12

XXI Dress-$12
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XXI -$6, $5.40 with 10% off (not included in bag)

Bebe Off shoulder-$12

Tini Lili White button down dress-$14 (Found this on a random rack hiding while in line)

O’neill Floral Dress-$16

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XXI Crop top-$16

AE-$8

Sequin Loves dress-$8

Volcom purple no sleeve  neck loop over-$8
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Don’t know the brand *shrugs* $5-$4.50 after 10% off
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Black Poppy Camo bag -$12, $10.80 after 10% off

Daisy Fuentes Brown Bag-$14

Volcom Grey/silver bag-$18

Pillow looking bag (couldn’t find the brand tag)-$10, $9 after 10% off

I have no idea how the hell I fit those big ass bags in the tiny brown bag *Daisy & Volcom*
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Arden B Sequin skirt-16

Love Tease Shorts-$14

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Charlotte Russe crazy ass skirt that Steph found me <3-$12

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Aeropostal army green shorts-$10

NY & Co Tiedye shorts-$8

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This post does not include B’s stuff however the receipt does.

He got a pair of Etnies jeans and Legacy jeans with a few shirts and then 2 10% off ones.

2013-07-18_21-24-58_608For those who went, be thankful we survived.

For all of you who brought your children not thinking it thoroughly, please think thoroughly next time instead of using your toddler children as a “check if these *500 items*  are on sale for mommy” floor ornaments.

For those who didn’t, SOL until the next (~_^)

And to every staff member that has ever worked a Plato’s Closet Grab Bag Event, may you be blessed and hopefully you got paid time & 1/2 for all of that bullshit you had to clean up.

Just thought I had to add this lol

Oriental Decor in Va Beach

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Nail Polish Haul: Dollar Tree.Fuck.Yeah.

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Let’s Talk Sinfully

As I’ve mentioned before, a bottle of Sinful Colors nail polish retails at about $1.99 a bottle.

As tagged in my previous nail designs, I use these lines a whole damn lot.

Cheap? Good. Quality? Good.

Even cheaper? Friggin’ fantabulous.

I’ve been collecting bottles from Dollar Tree lately.

Some of you may think “Oh it’s old as shit.” “It’s discontinued.” Blahzeh blah.

Fuck that noise. I’ve purchased 2 bottles previously and have found them at Walmart & Walgreens same exact name and everything. It’s fine. I’ll live with spending $8 on all of these instead of $16 which could go in my 4×4.

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Keep in mind: I only had time for 1 coat per nail. I’m sure you’ll see it in the future with 2 coats. For now, life is happening.

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