After my Ulta trip last Saturday, I didn't do any polish shipping for several days. But this past Monday morning, I woke up to find an email waiting for me from Kristina of My Lucid Bubble, letting me know that I won her China Glaze Magnetix Collection giveaway! That was such a shock! I'll be sure to post all about it shortly after I get them, which should actually be sometime today, according to the tracking number Kristina emailed me.
So then Thursday, I needed to run to Target after work to grab a few things. Target is right next to Sally Beauty Supply. And well, I decided that since I had just received my new 15% off coupon that same morning...gee, I might as well just pop in after Target to see if there was anything worthwhile. While at Target though, I spotted the Salon Express. If you haven't heard/seen of it yet, Colette has a blog post and video about it here. I've still never actually seen the infomercial on TV, only on YouTube. But for weeks, I had a bunch of ladies at work asking me if that was what I used, when in actuality I was using Konad and Bundle Monster plates. I had no idea what they were talking about until Colette put up her post about the Salon Express. I haven't opened mine yet to see if the scraper is as bad as everyone says but I don't actually care since the only reason I bought it really was for the double ended stamper. I only have the regular single ended Konad stamper. You can get the Konad double ended stamper for about $6.99 at most places online but Colette said she actually liked the Salon Express stamper a lot more than her double ended stamper from Konad. So considering you also get 5 plates, I figured it was worth $9.99 to take a chance on it.
So after Target, I ran into Sally's and they finally had the China Glaze Capital Colours Collection out. I don't know if it just seems this way to me, but I feel like my Sally's is slow to put out new things compared to what I read online from other bloggers. Regardless, most of the colors were still on the display. I immediately reached for Electrify. Altogether, I bought Stone Cold, Riveting, Electrify and Luxe and Lush.
I believe the other colors they had left on the display were Dress Me Up, Foie Gras, Mahogany Magic and Harvest Moon. I'm regretting a little bit not grabbing Harvest Moon. But I know I'll be going back because I definitely want to get Smoke and Ashes, which they did not have out. I was going to ask if they had more colors in the back but I was kind of in a hurry by this point so I didn't bother. If I don't end up getting them at Sally's, I'll probably just put an order in online at Head2Toe, 8ty8 Beauty Supply or Victoria Nail Supply. Besides the Hunger Games polishes, I also bought two more colors from the Orly Cool Romance Spring 2012 Collection, Jealous, Much? and Artificial Sweetener.
I think I'll have to go back for Prelude To A Kiss. The only other color in the color is Steel Your Heart, but it's just not doing anything for me so I'll probably pass on that one.