NYX goodies – my last shopping haul for now

October 7, 2012 • Beauty, Makeup18 Comments

I’m not kidding. This is probably going to be my last shopping haul in a while. As a matter of fact this will be my last splurge in a while. I really do have more makeup and nail polishes than I need, so I’m trying to review/use those before I buy more. Another reason being, I’m saving up for a… new house :D With all the stolen package problems, loud neighbors, and random car alarms going off at night, this place is just getting too ghetto for me. I’m out! 

Back on topic, I recently ordered a couple NYX products off Cherry Culture:

I have an obsession with nail polishes and makeup :/

In my defense Cherry Culture was having a 20% discount storewide, so how could I pass up these darling polishes at $3.50 a pop?

From left: NPS205 Manhattan, NPS143 Femme, NPS191 Soft Teal, NPS 186 Be Jeweled

Right off the bat the packaging and shape reminded me of the Deborah Lippman nail polishes, with a slightly longer and non-rubberized cap.

From left: NPS209 Ice Glitter, NPS157 Peach Fuzz, NPS173 Angelica, NPS156 Forever Young

There were 140+ shades to choose from, so it was very hard for me to limit my selection to just 8. I know I have to many pinks and neutral shades, but I couldn’t help getting more. Here’s a Peach Fuzz on my nails:

Ignore my awful nail beds, nail shape, and Cooper’s fluff between my fingers :(

It doesn’t show up clearly in the photos, but there’s a hint of shimmer, which I love. The color reminds me a bit of OPI Italian Love Affair, except less bright and more flattering for my skin tone. It took 2 coats to get full coverage and it wasn’t streaky at all :D

From left: Pinky and Angel

Wanting to get something different than my usual peachy pink blush, I decided to pick up Pinky – a medium hot pink, and Angel – a light peachy gold. I’m totally loving Pinky because it’s actually a very wearable and flattering color, though I have to apply very lightly or risk looking like a clown D: Angel is actually great as a highlighter, and I’ve found using it over Pinky creates a very soft flush of color.

Angel and Pinky. Obviously Pinky will look ridiculous if you applied this much.

That’s it for this haul! From now on my posts will consist of mostly reviews and tutorials – speaking of which, a hair tutorial will be coming soon! :D Thanks for reading and hope you all have a wonderful week!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    OMG! Somebody’s been stealing your mail? I’d be terrified too! Good luck on your next splurge – a house! Totally a worth it investment I’d say! Love your NYX haul – I love their blushes and single eyeshadows! Let us know how you like them over all!

    1. Yeah, it’s pretty bad…and ghetto. Once they stole what was inside and left the ripped open box on my driveway :/
      NXY blushes are great, I haven’t tried their single eyeshadows yet, but I’ve heard great things about those as well.

  2. Alyssa says:

    I havent been on a good shopping splurge in about six months! xD But those nail polish colors are gorgeous! I really love the blush colors as well; Pinky would be too much for me, I think.

    1. You should reward yourself with one for that :P I know Pinky looks really intense, but it’s actually really nice color when you apply it lightly :)

  3. Cat says:

    Good luck on saving up for a new house! I hope you’ll be able to get one soon. Dealing with loud neighbors and stolen mail sounds pretty bad D=

    I love the nail polishes you got though!

  4. Hiro says:

    Bad neighborhood is bad for your psyche as well as everything else! No need to stress yourself out on bad neighbors! Good luck with your saving up and finding a great house! :)

  5. Krystal says:

    I have the Angel blush and I really love it. It’s my go to everyday blush. For me it’s the perfect blush that just goes with everything.

    I haven’t ordered from Cherry Culture for a while, this post makes me want to order more.

  6. Jojo says:

    Those nail polishes look gorgeous!I know what you mean by the fact that you have too many nail polishes; I have the same problem! I need to start getting through them before I buy more, but temptation is hard to resist, especially when it’s on special offer. You hair looks so lovely. I am so jealous as I recently hacked all of my hair off (it was waist length and now it’s a bob!)

  7. Liv says:

    Oh wow $3.50 nail polishes = wonderful deal! I can’t find nail polishes here under $7, hence why I only have five colors total. FIVE. That’s less than your whole splurge! Ahaha. All of my shades are quite different; I don’t know why I can’t bring myself to buy ones that are even in the same hue. I have problems…

  8. nyuu says:

    lol Cooper’s fluff! :D haha I think I still have my NYX’s blush in Pinky…but I’m not sure! I moved so a lot of my stuff is kind of missing 0_o Good luck with the new house!

  9. April says:

    You have a lovely website.

    Goodluck in finding a new place. Hope it’s gonna be better one.

    Love the colors of your nail polish..

    APRIL. http://WWW.LAVENDER-BLISS.NET

  10. ???? says:

    The NPS 186 Be Jeweled one looks amazing +_+

  11. Ren Aysha says:

    WOW! Look at those nail polishes! Speaking of nail polish, have you ever tried a nail polish brand called Inglot before? Perhaps Inglot is not restricted to just nail polish and they do have other products as well, but I was wondering if their nail polishes are any good. Was planning to buy a set for a friend as a birthday gift. Nyx seems like a good brand though. The colors look amazing! I love the shimmery ones. Looks funky! >.<

  12. Sunny says:

    I’ve never tried NYX nailpolishes but the colors look super pretty! I especially love Be Jeweled <3 The teal color's pretty too…

    -Sunny @ http://flyingox.com

  13. tiff says:

    Nail polish!!!! I’m crazy about those glittery ones (I love glitter nail polish xD)–I’d love to see how they look like on nails.

    I’m not sure about the Peach Fuzz though. I don’t know if it’s just my monitor, but the color matches your skin so it looks like you’re not wearing anything at all. I think that color would be more suitable for people with a lighter skin tone.

    Cute eye shadow colors! My eye shadow collection has been more on the bland side (using “safe” colors just as black and brown), so it’d be nice to get something pink and fun.

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