Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to Start a Wednesday REALLY, really Well


Go polish shopping!!

 My mom went to our favorite salon to get her hair cut last night.  When she got home, she sent me an email titled "OPI Polish Sale" (when I saw this, I actually thought it was some kind of trick - I was expecting the body of the email to be a list of all the chores she wanted me to do around my house before she came by this weekend).  But no - there was actually a polish sale!  She told me that our salon had used OPIs on sale (she said only 5-10 - that trickster!).  Since I worked until 8 last night, I couldn't get over there until this morning, so first thing (after work) I rushed over, picked up my mom, and we drove to our salon - and then went polish CRAZY!

 I am so insanely excited about all of my new colors.  Here are some of my favorites:
I Don't Do Dishes
Affair in Times Square
Crimson Carol
Over the Taupe
Done Out in Deco
Met on the Internet
Espresso Your Style
Boris & Natasha
Passion for NY Fashion
Just Groovy
Kinki in Helsinki
Play Til Midnight
Holiday Glow
Outback Aphrodisiac
Brand New Skates
Parlez Vous OPI?
Pretty & Priveledged
Symphony in Gold
Merry Midnight


My mom got 8 awesome shades too, plus a gorgeous blue one last night after her hair cut.  I am so excited!!  I picked up so many colors I have been really wanting too.  I am just so excited to try all of these - and to show you guys all of them :)

Tonight my sister is giving a speech for the Honor's society commencement at her college.  She was selected because she has the highest GPA of the group of 40 students, so she will be speaking in front of a LOT of people tonight.  I'm really looking forward to hearing her speech.  I'm so proud of her!

Also, I would REALLY like to thank all of you for the extremely kind comments, congratulations, and overall support.  You have no idea how much it means to me to be a part of such a sweet and supportive group, and I really appreciate that so many of you took the time to congratulate me.  It means so much to me and I really appreciate the very kind words.  It is awesome meeting and knowing so many GREAT people through the blogging world, and I am so thankful for all of your kind words.  THANK YOU!!

Well I'm off to do some polishing (and finish my paper and get in a great workout).  I'll have some polishes to show you later today.  Have a great day!!

32 comments:

Polish Hoarder said...

Holy cow! Exciting AND overwhelming! It's going to take forever to swatch those :) You lucky duck (Does anyone even say that anymore?)!

Brooke said...

^^ Thanks Polish Hoarder!!! This is going to keep me occupied for a few months :) It is a little overwhelming... I want to try them all but I also kind of want to wait and 'surprise' myself with a few when I try them out in a few weeks, lol Thanks :) I'm so excited!!

Halifax said...

Awesome haul. You forgot to mention how much they sold the polish for? My curious mind wants to know :-) Thanks

jaljen said...

OMG!!!
Merry Midnight. Merry Midnight.
You lucky, lucky lady....
*sighs in awe, wonder and (I admit it) envy*

Brooke said...

Thanks! They were $2 each and most are around 1/2 full :) so a pretty good deal! And I figure if I don't love-love any, they would be great for the tPF polish swap box or for frankening!

Brooke said...

jaljen, I've wanted Merry Midnight too!! I was so excited to find that one! This was all PURE LUCK - I never find these kinds of things. Kind of like a once in a lifetime polish find. Everyone at the salon must have thought I was NUTS because I was kind of hyperventilating over all this... lol.

Jeweled Thumb said...

Assuming there's any left... you wouldn't happen to want to share locations? =p

Speaking of which, -are- there any dusties in the area? I can't even find anything good.

susies1955 said...

Can I say "HOLY SHIT"?

Brooke said...

Jeweled Thumb - send me an email at BlogBabblingBrooke and I'll give you all the details! It shouldn't be too far from you! as for 'dusties' I'm not sure I know what that means! lol.

hahaha, Susie - that is EXACTLY how I felt when I saw how many polishes there were. My eyes bulged out! And then I started digging through them all like a maniac! lol

susies1955 said...

LOL, can I come help you put them away? I want to sniff a few. :)
Susie

Taki J said...

LOL @ Susie but that pretty much sums it up!! Brooke, you so deserve this. Merry Midnight, you lucky duck, ha ha, one of my twitter friends got it and I fell in love with it. I can't wait to see some of the swatches.

Brooke said...

hahaha, Susie, you crack me up!
I was thinking about getting some for a giveaway but thought people would be weird about used polish. What do you think?

Taki, you're too sweet!! :) I'm glad you like them! What do you think about used polishes? Would you be interested in a giveaway? They are going to think I'm crazy if I go back... maybe I'll talk one of my friends into going instead, haha.

susies1955 said...

I think it is fine. I think I "WON"! :)

Stephanie said...

Hooooooly crap, that's quite the OPI haul. I'm excited to see them on you!

And you totally deserve all those kind words and congratulations ;)

Cali369 said...

Wowser - what a wonderful haul, that could make a girl's week, hell year!

Rhea said...

0___0 Whoa, I think that is the number of polishes I bought the past year. Hmmf!I can't wait to start earning myself...then I'll decide how many polishes I buy, not my parents, haha!

Skulda said...

@.@ Wow.

Rubinha said...

If only I were you!! :D that's too many brand new nail polishes!! :D cool! xx

Kathy said...

Oi! I have Affair in Red Square and Crimson Carol. My favorite is Smittens With Mittens but you can't find that anywhere anymore. How much did you get them for? Bet it was a steal for you to get this much! Lovely colors!

-Diana- said...

Oh wow :)
That's worth a fortune here ;)
Love it can't wait to see al the swatches.

Liz said...

and STILL no YDKJacques?! When are you going to take the plunge? Haha, j/k. Over the Taupe is pretty close! I love that there's a color called "I don't do dishes."

what a great way to celebrate finishing up your MA!!

Taki J said...

My 2 cents:
I think that as long as people know that it is a used polish then it is fine. Disclosure is key. If you have ever gotten your nails done at a nail salon then it is a used polish!! As long as people know then they can opt to enter or not.

Twister said...

Looks like that should keep you busy for a while :~)

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

Oh my goodness! What an awesome haul! I am beyond jealous - I am delighted that alot of polish blogger's are finding amazing nail polish for super - duper cheap!

{{ ALSO: Congratulations on passing, I am impressed that you can find the time to blog and share your kind words commenting on other people's blogs!}}

Evaaaa :) said...

Wow, that's a LOOOOT of nail polishes. Ahahaha (:
you luckyyy.

Kimberly Purcell said...

Girl, you bought all that polish in one fell swoop!!! Lawdy!!!

Amy said...

Wow! Nice haul!

Bunny Masseuse said...

OMG where ISSS this place?! I will drive to it! email me! Weekend trip Ho!

Lily nail said...

nice opi collection !!!

laura said...

WOWZA what a Jackpot! How fun! (and yes, slightly overwhelming - but in the best way possible)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Wow, lucky you getting all those OPI's.

ch3rryco1a said...

Wow. That's an awesome haul. :)

 
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