Thursday, 31 January 2013

Monthly Haul: January

Hi ladies! I haven't done a haul post in forever, so I thought since it's a new year, I would start doing a 'Monthly Haul' post, showing what I have been buying throughout that month. Not only as a way to show you, but also for me to keep track of my spending, not that I can change anything about it once it's here!
So, let's have a look what I have bought/received throughout January.

At the beginning of the month, I made a trip out to my local Sallys to pick up a few manicure essentials; cuticle cream, hand cream, buffers, sanitiser etc when I stopped by their OPI section and saw that they had all the Skyfall polishes reduced so I grabbed the Get Bonded trio for around £10 I think. Also on offer was Yodel Me On My Cell, which has been on my wish list for a looong time, I think I got that for £4 - both were trade prices.

I also received the OPI - Mariah Carey collection in a swap from a wonderful lady called Heather, who kindly picked me up a set after seeing my post on my Facebook page.

I've been meaning to try Kiko for the longest time now, but have never gotten around to it, so I was browsing around the site and saw that the Holographic polishes were on offer, I didn't fancy the other 2 that much, so I just got the Pink & Blue. Since you need to spend £25 min to order on Kiko, I found the Limited Edition Designer collection, which consists of 8 'Satin' polishes, I think it was around £20 for the set.

As you know, Debbie Crumpet sent me a package filled with 'rented' polishes for the ABC Challenge. Inside that package were also these 3 polishes, which she kindly added in as a 'Cheer Raych Up' present. So thank you Debbie!

I received these polishes for review from Nail'd It! and decided to feature these on my ABC Challenge post, which you can see here.

As I mentioned in the swatch post for these, I needed a brand beginning with V and had no idea what to use. Then when browsing the cosmetics isle in Tesco, I came across these Vivo polishes for £1 each! 

Similar to above, I needed a brand for Y and found these Yes Love polishes on eBay for around £1.40 each including shipping.

Again, I bought these for the purpose of the ABC Challenge. I asked on Facebook for brands beginning with Q and someone recommended these to me. These were $5 each and are available here

A England celebrated their anniversary with offers on Trios for £14 & Duos for £10 as well as singular polishes for £6. I've been wanting She Walks In Beauty since it started popping up over the blogesphere, and when it went into a Duo, I knew I had to get it. I also picked up a Trio.

Killer Colours were offering 3 sets of their polishes to 3 winners on Twitter and I was fortunate enough to be one of those winners! I've already reviewed Belladonna and Firewater, which you can see here.

I picked these beauties up from Sally Magpies when they were on offer for £9.95 each. I chose Attitude and Focus because both are created by my good friends, Kim from Overall Beauty and Sheila from Pointless Cafe. Also because they're both stunning.

These were sent to me for review by Sally Magpies, which will be shown tomorrow. I've been dying for Pshiiit for aaaages and now it's finally mine!!


BarryM kindly sent me their brand new Texture & Gelly polishes, which are to be released middle of next month, you can see swatches of the Textured polishes here and the Gellys here

And finally, my friend Jo from Lacquers of Kasterborous was kind enough to send me her extra bottle of Jem as part of a selection of polishes for the ABC Challenge, which you can see here.

So there you have my purchases/swaps/received polishes for January! Apologies if the descriptions are a bit mumbo jumbo, but I'm sure you're more interested in the polishes themselves than my reasoning for buying them. Hopefully I can tone it down a little throughout Feb, but with Professional Beauty coming up at the end of the month, I wouldn't be so sure about that. 


  1. Hmmmmm, so beautiful colors, i wish i could grab and eat them lol :)))

  2. Wow thats a great haul. lovely polishes.x