Don’t Hate Me! I Have A Sickness.

Master enabler Nicole “convinced” me that it was ok to start my no-buy policy this Saturday instead of in the middle of the week.  And when I say that she convinced me, she just agreed with me when I put it out there. I needed no further justification to jump in my car and head over to Little Saigon for polish therapy. I told myself that I wouldn’t spend more than $20 and I stuck to it much to my surprise. It’s a good thing that everything is so cheap there or else I would have been in big trouble.

So, this is what I ended up purchasing today:

Enchantress, Showstopper

 

Jazz, A Crewed Interest, Funny Face and Turquoise & Caicos

Once I had my polish fill, I decided to stop at Sephora. Bad idea. I had gotten a few samples of Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer, and I freaking loved it so I wanted to go check it out. Since I had some store credit, I decided I might as well get something useful like moisturizer. Even though it’s starting to get hot and I have oily skin most of the time, I have noticed that my Clinique gel moisturizer isn’t helping some of the weird dry patches I’ve been getting lately. The Korres moisturizer is really thick but it feels great on my skin and best of all, it doesn’t make me break out. Of course they didn’t have it in store so I have to buy it online. Poo. I started walking around, and of course I ended up at their nail bar. My Sephora is now carrying Julep as well as SpaRitual. I was curious to see if they had Ciaté but it wasn’t available yet.  Then I remembered how much I wanted Illamasqua Nomad. No bueno. I picked it up and also grabbed SpaRitual Meditate On This and ran to the check-out before I could change my mind or grab more things.

These are new brands to me so I can’t wait to try them out. So excited!

Remember how I initially went to Sephora for the Korres moisturizer? Well, at check-out they had the usual 100pt and 500pt perks. Yawn. The perks haven’t been worth squat lately so I barely even glanced at them. The cashier told me I had like 3,000 points. I always kind of hate when they tell me my point balance because it makes me feel self-conscious like I have issues. Well, I do but still… Then I noticed that one of the 100pt perks was a mini tube of the moisturizer I was looking for. Score! I ended up taking 5 of them which is 1.7oz of moisturizer: .3oz more than the amount a full size container carries and retails for $35.00.

This is probably the most well-spent points EVER for me. When’s the last time they had any kind of full-size product even at the 500pt level? Poo to you Sephora. You have to kick it up a notch or else loyal customers, like moi, will start to go elsewhere like *cough* Ulta *cough*

Are you glad it’s Friday? Do you have any plans for the weekend? What do you think of the polish colors I got? Tell me! 🙂

26 thoughts on “Don’t Hate Me! I Have A Sickness.

  1. Dominique
    27 April, 2012 at 9:52 am

    A no buy policy???? Whose nail polish adventures will I live vicariously through???? I adore the Essie polishes, very spring-y colors; can't wait to see your creations with them. I also like the Illamasqua polish.
    Back to this no buy policy…how long is this going to last young lady??? 🙂
    I need to find a little Saigon in Chicago; maybe that'll be my advventure for tahis weekend.
    Have a wonderful weekend yourself.

    1. 27 April, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Oh, the polish moratorium will last until I lose 10 lbs. You know how much I love my polish so it will definitely get my lazy butt in gear. I just need that push to get started because once I get into it, I loooove the gym.

      They really are super spring colors and I balanced them out with a dark Jessica polish and a dark SpaRitual. None of the Essies are new. They didn't have the new Poppy Razzi colors so I just went with some older stuff. I had been wanting Turquoise & Caicos for a while so I'm glad they got it back in stock.

      Don't worry…I'll lose those 10lbs in no time if nail polish is involved. 🙂

  2. 27 April, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Oooh good score on the Korres! I freaking love that stuff. Nice polish score btw! I'm not familiar with the one next to the Illamasqua. Tell me more!

    1. 27 April, 2012 at 10:41 am

      I am super happy about the Korres. Major score, yeah!

      To tell you the truth, I don't know much about SpaRitual. A few people had mentioned it to me before, but that's pretty much it. When I saw it, I was reminded of OPI DS Temptation without all the chunky and gritty glitter. This is shimmer with that flaky texture, I think. It flashes blue, purple and turquoise. Ahhhh! I love it. I can't wait to try it out.

  3. Dominique
    27 April, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    A no buy policy???? Whose nail polish adventures will I live vicariously through???? I adore the Essie polishes, very spring-y colors; can’t wait to see your creations with them. I also like the Illamasqua polish.
    Back to this no buy policy…how long is this going to last young lady??? 🙂
    I need to find a little Saigon in Chicago; maybe that’ll be my advventure for tahis weekend.
    Have a wonderful weekend yourself.

    1. 27 April, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Oh, the polish moratorium will last until I lose 10 lbs. You know how much I love my polish so it will definitely get my lazy butt in gear. I just need that push to get started because once I get into it, I loooove the gym.

      They really are super spring colors and I balanced them out with a dark Jessica polish and a dark SpaRitual. None of the Essies are new. They didn’t have the new Poppy Razzi colors so I just went with some older stuff. I had been wanting Turquoise & Caicos for a while so I’m glad they got it back in stock.

      Don’t worry…I’ll lose those 10lbs in no time if nail polish is involved. 🙂

  4. 27 April, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Oooh good score on the Korres! I freaking love that stuff. Nice polish score btw! I’m not familiar with the one next to the Illamasqua. Tell me more!

    1. 27 April, 2012 at 5:41 pm

      I am super happy about the Korres. Major score, yeah!

      To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about SpaRitual. A few people had mentioned it to me before, but that’s pretty much it. When I saw it, I was reminded of OPI DS Temptation without all the chunky and gritty glitter. This is shimmer with that flaky texture, I think. It flashes blue, purple and turquoise. Ahhhh! I love it. I can’t wait to try it out.

  5. 27 April, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    You will love illamasqua! I am SO excited sephora is carrying the whole line now. And i hate when they tell me how many points i have too. They always manage to do it when my husband walks up and i have like 2500 or something, and i can see him doing the math in his head because he knows how the points system works lol then i lie and say "ohhh they do triple points sometimes, etc" hahahah it's so awkward. I never redeem points :/ every time i've gotten a 500 pt perk i ended up giving it away because i didn't like it. So now i hoard my points and dream of they day something actually worth 500 pts will come along. That one with the ud primer potion and the nars illuminator and stuff in it would be great… If i didnt already own nearly every product in it lmao

    1. 1 May, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      LOL…I can totally see you lying through your teeth…uhm, no honey, $1 = 100 points. hahahaha. I can't wait to try my illamasqua but now I have this mysterious curse mani that I don't want to take off…ever!

      I am so over sephora already cause of their shitty perks. Maybe I will end up losing my VIB status….!!!!!!!

  6. Frosso
    28 April, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Oooooo Illamasqua! You are going to looooove it, I only have 3 of their colors cause of the $$ but I love them oh so much. Still wanting Radium really bad, but for some reason don't want to buy it online since I can't find it in stores. I'm curious about the spa ritual you got! I passed on them the last time I was at Sephora. And congrats on the points perk score 🙂 I let mine rack up too because there's very rarely worth anything even using just 100 points on too. I think I'm at 1,000 right now waiting for a good 500 pt perk.
    P.S. Turquoise & Caicos is one of my fave Essie polishes, hopefully you'll love it too 😀

    1. 1 May, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      I am super excited that I have one now. It's way beyond my price comfort zone so I secretly want to hate it so that I'm not tempted to get more. I still haven't tried Turquoise & Caicos but I know I'm going to love it.

  7. 28 April, 2012 at 3:42 am

    I should check my local Sephora and see about SpaRitual. Sometimes Canada has different inventory. I have heard good things about them. Very pretty!

    1. 1 May, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      I had no idea they were carrying this brand so I was all excited when I saw them in store. There was another strange brand too…something 10? Ah…I'll go back soon and check it out.

  8. 28 April, 2012 at 4:54 am

    You will love illamasqua! I am SO excited sephora is carrying the whole line now. And i hate when they tell me how many points i have too. They always manage to do it when my husband walks up and i have like 2500 or something, and i can see him doing the math in his head because he knows how the points system works lol then i lie and say “ohhh they do triple points sometimes, etc” hahahah it’s so awkward. I never redeem points :/ every time i’ve gotten a 500 pt perk i ended up giving it away because i didn’t like it. So now i hoard my points and dream of they day something actually worth 500 pts will come along. That one with the ud primer potion and the nars illuminator and stuff in it would be great… If i didnt already own nearly every product in it lmao

    1. 2 May, 2012 at 12:31 am

      LOL…I can totally see you lying through your teeth…uhm, no honey, $1 = 100 points. hahahaha. I can’t wait to try my illamasqua but now I have this mysterious curse mani that I don’t want to take off…ever!

      I am so over sephora already cause of their shitty perks. Maybe I will end up losing my VIB status….!!!!!!!

  9. Frosso
    28 April, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Oooooo Illamasqua! You are going to looooove it, I only have 3 of their colors cause of the $$ but I love them oh so much. Still wanting Radium really bad, but for some reason don’t want to buy it online since I can’t find it in stores. I’m curious about the spa ritual you got! I passed on them the last time I was at Sephora. And congrats on the points perk score 🙂 I let mine rack up too because there’s very rarely worth anything even using just 100 points on too. I think I’m at 1,000 right now waiting for a good 500 pt perk.
    P.S. Turquoise & Caicos is one of my fave Essie polishes, hopefully you’ll love it too 😀

    1. 2 May, 2012 at 12:32 am

      I am super excited that I have one now. It’s way beyond my price comfort zone so I secretly want to hate it so that I’m not tempted to get more. I still haven’t tried Turquoise & Caicos but I know I’m going to love it.

  10. 28 April, 2012 at 10:42 am

    I should check my local Sephora and see about SpaRitual. Sometimes Canada has different inventory. I have heard good things about them. Very pretty!

    1. 2 May, 2012 at 12:33 am

      I had no idea they were carrying this brand so I was all excited when I saw them in store. There was another strange brand too…something 10? Ah…I’ll go back soon and check it out.

  11. 1 May, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Hello! Your friendly enabler here!!! Haha. Lucky you for being able to cash in your points for something useful!! And I love your new polish additions. That blue is so pretty and I, too, would like to try llamasqua. I also just really like saying that name. 😉 I don't really love sephora tho so I'll probably not be going there anytime soon to grab one. :-/ I want haute as hello also, just for the name. 🙂

    1. 1 May, 2012 at 11:06 am

      I know…finally something useful! I realized I had been saying Illamasqua wrong for the longest time because I was pronouncing the end like "aqua" but I guess it's just like "ka" I was watching a pixiwoo video and she said it and I figured she'd know. hahaha I know you're a Sephora hater but I can see you going if you get tempted enough by some random polishes.

      1. 1 May, 2012 at 5:21 pm

        Heck yes! I am a hater (guilty!) but I'm easily tempted and I quickly forget how annoying they are. haha. I've been saying llamasqua wrong, too. Darn, now it's not as fun! Oh well, I do love that color. 🙂

  12. 1 May, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Hello! Your friendly enabler here!!! Haha. Lucky you for being able to cash in your points for something useful!! And I love your new polish additions. That blue is so pretty and I, too, would like to try llamasqua. I also just really like saying that name. 😉 I don’t really love sephora tho so I’ll probably not be going there anytime soon to grab one. :-/ I want haute as hello also, just for the name. 🙂

    1. 1 May, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      I know…finally something useful! I realized I had been saying Illamasqua wrong for the longest time because I was pronouncing the end like “aqua” but I guess it’s just like “ka” I was watching a pixiwoo video and she said it and I figured she’d know. hahaha I know you’re a Sephora hater but I can see you going if you get tempted enough by some random polishes.

      1. 2 May, 2012 at 12:21 am

        Heck yes! I am a hater (guilty!) but I’m easily tempted and I quickly forget how annoying they are. haha. I’ve been saying llamasqua wrong, too. Darn, now it’s not as fun! Oh well, I do love that color. 🙂

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