You may have seen those Cheeky image plates available on Amazon....try as I may....and despite the seller saying they should be available for shipping to Canada...I couldn't check out my order with a Canadian shipping address....even called Amazon to try to troubleshoot my order. Anyway, when the listing said they were down to their last 15 in stock, I couldn't delay any longer as I didn't want to miss out, so I placed my order and had it delivered to a UPS Store in Niagara Falls USA which offers this type of mail acceptance service......which necessitated a 276 km round trip to the States on Friday to pick up my order!
While I was there, I couldn't resist a few side stops so Big K, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens while I was there....and I may have a picked up a few polishes....
I also stopped by Dollar Tree, Marshalls and Big Lots but didn't find anything terribly exciting there. My biggest haul was at Big K (I'm not sure if its called Big K or K-Mart); they had Jordana and Milani glitters, Sally Hansen Gem Crush, new L'Oreal colours and some Maybelline's that I haven't seen in my area. Picked up a few Pure Ice's at Walmart...I was hoping that the new Nicole by OPI Spring Kardashian colours would have been there, but they weren't.
On my way home, I missed the street I was to turn on to head back to Canada....I hadn't been there in about a year and a half and even then, I'm usually a passenger, not the driver so wasn't terribly familiar with where I was going....but thank goodness I did, because I found Rite Aid and Walgreens across from one another. Both had different Sinful Colors displays...and I lucked out and found Borghese on sale at Rite Aid...75% off...so was able to snag Stellar Noir for $2!
These were some of my most interesting (to me!) finds:
Top row, l - r: Jordana Sequins, Jordana Cosmic, Jordana Gemstones, Sinful Unicorn.
Bottom row, l-r: Borghese Euro Green, SH Gem Crush Glitz Gal, Milani Teal, Milani Hot Pink, Borghese Stellare Notte.
I've been lemming Sinful Unicorn since I seen it on Lynderella's blog under Happy Holo-Daze....was thrilled to find it!
I had the funniest experiences both times crossing the border...when I was entering the US, the border guard asks for my passport, where I'm from, who does my vehicle belong to and then says, "How long will you-WHAT is on your nails?" Seriously, it was too funny! So out goes my hands out my vehicle window to show the young fellow my Flintstones mani...I'm guessing the bright colours caught his attention....the people in the car behind me where probably wondering what this lady was doing flinging her hands out her car window to the border guard! Then I explain to him that I'm heading to the UPS Store in Niagara Falls to pick up nail art. On my trip back into Canada, something very similar happened, only this time, it was a lady...who couldn't quite comprehend what a gal who doesn't own a business was doing buying all these nail polishes, but she too complimented me on my cool nails....however, it didn't stop her from sending me over to pay duty on my polish purchases though....small price to pay though for all those pretties I wouldn't have otherwise been able to get!
To top my weekend off, I went to my local beauty supply place and low and behold, found these:
OPI Holland Collection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just picked these up today and haven't quite figured out which one I want to wear first (heck, who am I kidding....I know which one I'll be wearing first!) but haven't figured out how it will be turned into a Valentine's Day mani....yet. With any luck, I'll be using some of the images from my new plates!
Thanks for looking!
Edit: While I'd usually provide the link to where these plates could be purchased, they are currently sold out at this time.