Glitzology Order and NOTD: Glitzology Cruella and Julep Susie

So a few weeks ago I made an order from Glitzology’s Etsy shop (looove everything in there) when she was doing a 50% off promo and got the package a few days ago.  It’s my first indie polish order – I love how glittery they are! I ordered 4 mini’s (5mL) with shipping for around $10 and have been itching to use them ever since I placed the order!

Glitzology "Nebula", "Cotton Candy", "Blue Lagoon", and "Cruella"

Glitzology “Nebula”, “Cotton Candy”, “Blue Lagoon”, and “Cruella”

Here's another shot of them from the back in the same order so you can see how gorgeous and glittery they are!

Here’s another shot of them from the back in the same order so you can see how gorgeous and glittery they are!

Anyways, I made a new years resolution this year to try to do my nails once a week to start getting through my ever-surmounting pile of nail polish, so here’s what I did today (I’ve got a bunch from the last few Friday’s of this month, I’ll get around to posting them soon!):

Nails using Glitzology "Cruella" and Juelp "Susie"

Nails using Glitzology “Cruella” and Juelp “Susie”

Cruella was the one I’d been wanting to try the most because of how similar it looks to Lynderella’s “Connect the Dots”, which I’ve always wanted but could never justify buying.  I really love the way this looks on top of Julep’s “Susie”!  I used 2 coats of Susie and one coat of Cruella, followed by a coat of Seche Vite.  Love the way this turned out!

I’m really loving indie polishes right now and thinking to add more to my collection, especially since Glitzology is having another 50% off promo… But I’ll try to resist (at least until I get through all of these!)

What are your favourite indie polishes?

Betty

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Topbox January 2013 Prive Box

So I’m sure everyone has already seen this, but I thought I’d make a post about my January Topbox and thoughts on it anyways :)

So about a month ago Topbox announced that they were starting to do “Prive boxes” every once in a while, that featured several products from only one brand, rather than their usual mix of assorted brands. The first box would be in January, with the brand kept secret (although later boxes would be known in advance).

After much anticipation, here’s what I got:

The January Prive Box: Clinique!

The January Prive Box: Clinique!

From left to right:

Clinique Clarifying Lotion – 30mL ($2.40) I’ve never tried their type 3 toner before so it’s good to get one of these to try out.  It’s a generous size that should last for quite a while.

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector – 7mL ($13.30) This is one of their newest products, so it’s great to have included in this box! I think I’ll be passing this onto my mom though because I have no wrinkles to speak of yet.

Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo in “Strawberry Fudge” – 1.6g ($16) Love this! I’m not a huge fan of pink eyeshadow, but I absolutely looove the compact it’s housed in.  The mirror finish is so cute, and doubles as a mirror.

Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent – 60mL ($12) Makeup remover.. nothing exciting, but always good to have on hand.  I’ve always liked this, so it’s nice to have another backup. I can’t even remember the last time I’ve had to buy makeup remover, I’ve gotten so many from gift with purchases.

 

My immediate thoughts: meh.

It’s not that I don’t like Clinique, I love the brand!  But I’ve received several of these products in the past for free from gift with purchases, and there was a bit too much skincare in here for my liking. Still, it’s a great box for anyone who has never tried Clinique before, and I’m a huge fan of this feature-one-brand thing – next month is Benefit!  Super stoked.

What did you think about the box?