The Great Purge of 2014: Aftermath – Nails

Nail Polish Collection: 2015

Having made the decision last year to drastically reduce my makeup collection, I’m very proud to present my newly edited nail polish collection. It took a whole year but it’s finally done!

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CVS haul

It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, the semi-annual CVS clearance sale is going on right now in stores! Rawr!

I had to do some checking at the red scanner box in-store because my CVS is always late when it comes to placing those little orange clearance stickers on individual items. What I ended up with mostly is nail polish but I did find one N.Y.C. blush stick on clearance.

CVS haul

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NOTD: Confetti Purple Pizzazz

Today’s beauty is Confetti Purple Pizzazz, a $1.99 gem from CVS. I actually purchased Purple Pizzazz as well as a whole bunch of other Confetti nail polishes for $1 each when CVS had a sale on Confetti about a month ago. You can check out my Confetti haul post here.

Needless to say I really love Confetti nail polishes, not only because of the variety of colors and finishes but because the formula’s damn good and also so inexpensive. I much prefer Confetti to the similarly priced Sinful Colors nail polishes. The Confettis I’ve tried so far are never streaky and two coats are often enough to reach total opacity. Just remember to check the bottles for wonky brushes before you buy any.

When I was in the store I actually wasn’t too sure about Purple Pizzazz. It looked super shimmery/frosty in the bottle and I had doubts about the shade. Based on past experience, purple can really bring out the yellowness of my skin and make me appear jaundiced. But for $1 I was willing to risk it.

So I painted my nails and I was in love! Purple Pizzazz looks a whole lot different on the nails than in the bottle. On me it’s a gorgeous lilac-pink foil that’s very pretty and ultra-feminine. And depending on the lighting Purple Pizzazz can look either more pink or lilac, and also more or less foil-y. It’s a rather interesting shade and I’m totally digging it.