Haulage! November, Part II & Christmas

This post has been a long time coming!

I’m sure many of us have been insanely busy over the last month or two, and for me, I’ve finally reached a point where I can heave a sigh of relief and, hopefully, get back on track, blog-wise. I hope you haven’t been terribly bored by my recent non-nail polish related posts on perfume, more perfume, washing your hair in reverse, and handbags! While I enjoy collecting perfume and handbags, I’m no full-fledged perfumista or fashionista.

So, back in late November, I posted Part I of my birthday beauty haulage. In this post, I’ll combine Part II with my Christmas haulage.

I splurged on beauty products for my birthday; less so for Christmas. I tend to receive money for Christmas (our families like do that, including DH and myself simply exchanging Christmas budgets so we don’t have to go through the rigamarole of picking out unwanted gifts for each other), and while I spent a bit of it on beauty products—on sale post-holidays, of course!—I spent a lot of it on two non-beauty products, which I’ll post about at the end.

Unwanted Christmas gifts
Unwanted gifts! Image: gq.com

Without further ado, here’s Part II + Christmas:

November (Part II) & December Haulage


Haulage: AMOUR June Is Here / MORGAN TAYLOR Mint Chocolate Chip / IBD Dolomite / BARIELLE Jess’ Champagne Toast
Amour Nail Lacquer in June Is Here, and Barielle Shades Nail Color in Jess’ Champagne Toast (yeah, I don’t get the name, either! Purple champagne?). Always like trying new brands! I actually have one other Barielle (Jordana’s Skinny Jeans) that I picked up from Winners some time ago, but it’s untried, so this brand remains new to me.

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Laura Mercier — Reckless (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

I love checking out the beauty section at my local Winners (that’s TJ Maxx or Marshalls to the USA, and TK Maxx to UK & Ireland!), because I almost always score something nifty.

This time, it was Laura Mercier’s short-lived nail polish line that peered out at me from behind a row of CND and Seche nail treatments. There were just a couple of shades, so I picked the most colorful one (figures that Laura Mercier’s nail colors would be pretty neutral!), Reckless.

Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer

The packaging is fairly in line with what you would expect from a nail polish that retailed for US$18: the glass bottle is squared and the outer cap is decorative (like that of Chanel and Butter London polishes). The inner cap is small, cylindrical, and is totally smooth, which is not the best combination for a nail polish cap! Grips or a less round design would have been much handier. The brush itself is slim and slightly wide.

Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Reckless

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