Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A contest, some mattes, and a mini collection


I wanted to let you all know about a few goings-on in the world of polish. 

First of all, Glittermillie is having her first giveaway to celebrate the fact that she’s surpassed (greatly surpassed, at this point) fifty followers!  So if you have not yet been there, or are not yet a follower – Get Over There!  You can be the proud owner of five Barry Ms or an Illamasqua – of your own color preference!

I also see the $OPI (or, Sephora by OPI) has their limited edition mattes out now, available in three colors:

Matte Domestic Goddess    image

Matte Metro Chic                   image

Matte What’s a Tire Jack?   image


I’m not sure if they’re in stores, but you can always find them at Sephora’s website.  They offer the same recommendation of no base or top coat, or hand lotion.  I, for reasons stated in the post below, may not be likely to get them, especially at nine bucks a pop, but I know that a lot of you are matte about these (sorry, I can get a little pun-crazy at times), so I wanted to pass along the info!

And finally, I wanted to show you some mini sets I found at a Claire’s recently.  They are super cute (and, coincidentally, about the same price as one of those polishes above), but I just wasn’t feeling like spending the money at the time.


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I’m pleasantly surprised that these pictures actually came out alright; I forgot my camera on this outing, so I had to use my iPhone.

As you can see, these sets seem to be identical; it just depends on which labels you like more.  The dogs are sweet, but I’m afraid the penguins stole my heart.  They are ten dollars a set, and  I may just have go back again later for them, especially if they go on sale.



That’s all the news that’s fit to print.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.


  1. I love those mini's! Anything with animals is always a plus :)

  2. I saw those little cuties at Claire's too. I have my eye on the scented minis. I think we both need to return!

  3. Okay, I new someone had to go there! Those are adorable. I love the puppies. Pretty colors also.

  4. Aw! I like the penguins too :)

  5. Mary - I am *so* with you on that! I think they've done their research - notice how many polish bloggers have beloved pets?

    paintedladyfingers - It's official; we have to now!

    Lucy - They really are cute, aren't they? And you're right - the colors are good ones, too. Bonus!

    beautyjudy - I always seem to have a soft spot for those little critters!