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Friday, February 3, 2012

Sally's Beauty Supply Haul- and my insights

So I made a stop to my local Sally Beauty Supply to pick up a couple necessities. Okay...let me be more truthful. I went in for the nail polish wheels and turned all psycho and bought things I don't need but that I WANT! Yay!!!

I did pretty good though. I made sure I hunted down some coupons and got all this stuff for $16! That's not bad, right? Here's what I bought

  • Color wheels- I swatch all my polishes on to these as a visual log of the polishes I have. I also use them for nail art. 
  • A very fine grit yellow natural nail buffing block- I heard these are great for natural nails. It's supposed to be very gentle. 
  • Heal to Toe Foot Softener- Because as the cold weather is breaking here in Ohio, I'm beginning to realize I have some gorilla looking feet right now since my feet have been hiding inside snow boots for the last few months. I am really funny about my feet. I like smooth, hydrated, normal looking feet. Notice I didn't say pretty looking...because I'm sorry, feet are not my thing. 
  • Orly Nail Armor- I love ridge filling base coats. I swear by them. I put one layer of nail strengthener and then a layer of foundation under all my polish. 
  • Orly Nail Defense- See previous comment. This product was recommended to me by my friend Cynthia and I'm curious to see how it works 
  • Gelous Nail Gel Coat- This is actually considered an "anchoring base coat" but my friend Ashley recommended it to me as a top coat. She said it's nice and thick and covers glitters well. My usual get topcoat "Oh So Wet" is almost gone. So I will try this out in it's place. I use a quick dry topcoat right after I paint my nails. I then wait till the next day or so and I'll put on a much thicker gel topcoat. This definitely helps me get extra wear out of my manis. 
  • Nail Polish Thinner- This item was also recommended to me by Ashley. She says I'm ruining my polish buy putting acetone in it. I'm not sure if this is true, but I'll tell you one thing....as soon as she planted this idea in my head that I was hurting my polish babies...well, I just had to do something. :)





This product excited me!!! Chap-stick for feet!!!! 


I can't wait to try this stuff out!!! I'm going to keep it next to my bed and put it on at night and then wear some thin socks over it. Nothing like an overnight treatment! Works well with hands too! Get yourself some thin gloves/socks. Slather your hands/feet with the thickest moisturizer you have (think Vaseline) and then put the gloves/socks on your greasy hands/feet and go to sleep. Wake up...and tah-dah! You have baby soft hands and feet!!! 



20 comments:

  1. Nice haul!!!! Thanks for the mention! You will love the Gelous!

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    1. I'm sure I will. As long as it's thick.

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  2. let me know how the "feet chapstick" works.. lol.. i put a lot of lotion on my feet then wrap them in plastic bags and sleep lol ! baby soft feet in the morning indeed !

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    1. I wore some last night and it worked great! And it was really convenient to apply. :)

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  3. Gelous is on my list, too, if I can ever get my lazy butt to sally. This newfangled interwebz thingie is ruining me! And my wallet isn't speaking to me at the moment. I must go shopping with you someday 'cause I never get deals like that!

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    1. Swappy swap!!!! I just printed out coupons and went. I have a $10 off coupon and a 15% off coupon.

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  4. That's a darn good haul for 16 bucks!

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  5. Wow! Nice haul!

    And don't hurt your babies! It's true - Acetone KILLS POLISH.

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    1. Well, no more torture!! Mommy bought thinner. :P

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  6. Thanks for the thanks! You got lots:)

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  7. Whoo hoo!!! Go you!! I went to Sally's recently for a nail wheel as well and came out ... with a nail wheel =( LOL

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    1. I love Sally's! They print good coupons.

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    1. Thanks Amy!!! It's from a previous post.

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