Guest Nails – Sephora X Chaotic Over Essie Who Is The Boss

Today’s first-ever guest nails post comes courtesy of Daniela, who went to the big fancy brick and mortar Sephora and bought Chaotic, then wasn’t sure this morning what to put it over. She decided on Essie Who is the Boss, and sent me these pictures:


I was not into this polish to start with, but I LOVE this. It’s like Jackson Pollack made a robin’s egg. Great choice, Daniela! I might have to take a second look at this topcoat collection after all. . . 



Weekend Roundup



Zoya Aurora, Essie Dive Bar and Sexy Divide, Julep America and Trina, and Sephora Pantone Universe Purple Parachute. Maybe one of these will help me get over what happened on Boardwalk Empire tonight.

This Week’s Haul (so far)

Here’s what I’ve picked up this week. Let me know of anything that needs to move to the top of the swatch list!

I found all these Color Club polishes at TJ Maxx. For $10 I got the set of 6 colors with top coat, and for $4 I got these two pairs of the Winter Affair polishes I didn’t get at Sally. Note there’s an extra of this sparkle top coat that will end up in the swap list – but this was the same price for 2 polishes as for just the one at Sally. And I got the four minis for $5 – In True Fashion duochromes.




Next, my Butter London Fishwife arrived!


Essie Smooth Sailing ($4 at TJ’s) and Over the Top (full price at Ulta).


These two came from Ulta, which has 5 for $5 on polishes, hand lotion, and a ton of other stuff. This purple looks very similar to the Color Club purple with holo glitter.


Zoya Storm! I wasn’t interested from the original Zoya swatches but fell in love in the store.


One more Layla Ceramic Effects (remember it’s about $6.50 plus tax if you use your $3.50 off $10 coupon at Ulta).


FingerPaints holiday polishes – Elve’s Bells and Santa’s Magic. These were the two of the six that didn’t seem overly duplicative to me of other things I have.

And finally, here’s the Julep haul from two intro boxes and an add-on. Apparently this month they sent lots of glitter pots! The polishes are Sophie, Jodie, Toni, Michelle, and Caroline.


WHEW! Just typing that wore me out!

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