Nail Polish Haul


Over the last year I had been on the hunt for my #1 lemming which was China Glaze Out On Safari. I had looked high and low, and no one seemed to be selling it on eBay or anywhere else online. Then recently, I saw new swatches of it on Flickr so I emailed the person to ask her where she got it. I was really hoping whoever sold it to her had another that they would sell me. Well she responded and said she was actually a fan of my blog! She found the color in a local salon by her house and he told me that she never used it, other than to swatch it once, and would I like to have it? I almost screamed with delight, I was so excited. I asked her if she was SURE she just wanted to give it up and she said yes.

When I got it in the mail it was in a huge box. I was like, wow that’s a lot of box for one polish. When I opened it up there were TWENTY THREE other polishes in the box!!! She sent me twenty four polishes out of the kindness of her heart for free! Some of these brands I have never even heard of before. I am so grateful to her for this, people amaze me sometimes. :)

So you HAVE to check out her Flickr stream, she has great photos (and nails) and also does incredible eye makeup (she’s a MAC makeup artist). Her account is Lextard. Also be sure to check out her makeup pics on the right hand column, especially the FOTD’s, they rock and I sure wish I had her skillz!

My Haul
The Haul

This includes the following from back row starting on left. Back row: Be! Nail Lacquer in La Conquistadora, Constance Carroll in Odyssey, Sinful Colors in Rich In Heart, Wet n Wild in Vamp, Constance Carroll in Damson, Nicole by OPI in Show You Care,
Toma in Crimson, OPI in Who Comes Up with These Names?, Icing Conga Anyone, OPI Mmm…Vould You Like a Lick-tenstein?, Naturistics Fools Gold, Middle row: Milani Green Glow, Milani Key Lime Shine, L.A. Girl Army Green, Piggy Polish Elf,
Mary Kay Silver Wear, Pure Ice Forsted Ice Sea Breeze, Icing Grasshopper, Ulta Black Cherries, First row: Estee Lauder Red Lights, China Glaze Visible Shivers, China Glaze Emerald Lake, China Glaze Out On Safari, MBS Army

Three very old China Glaze colors which are Visible Shivers, Emerald Lake and Out On Safari

Estee Lauder Red Lights

I don’t know anything about this one, but suspect it’s hard to find for some reason.

MBS Army

I have never heard of this brand before, but I LOVE this color!

China Glaze Out On Safari

I will be doing swatches of some of these in upcoming posts also.

Have a great Sunday!



  • September 27, 2009

    I love lextard’s pics! I always reference her Essie’s swatches!

  • September 27, 2009

    I loooove Lextard’s photos! I always Google search images of nail polish before I decide to buy and her pictures come up in the search results. She always has tons of swatches of all different brands. Her makeup pictures are AMAZING. I’m so jealous of her skills, too!

  • September 27, 2009

    That is so awesome. Surprises are great! :)
    .-= Meghan´s last blog ..Free rental codes for Blockbuster Express =-.

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  • September 27, 2009

    i’ve known here for a while – she has a great collection! makeup AND np!!

  • September 27, 2009

    covered lextard’s flickr a while ago, and love it. she is so sweet to send you all of this great polishes! can’t wait to see them swatched :-)
    .-= Inbal´s last blog, holidays and nail polish =-.

  • September 27, 2009

    I found Lextard recently when I was looking for more swatches of the new China Glaze glittters . . . she has great stuff!

  • September 27, 2009

    I’ve seen Lextard’s photos before. She has an amazing collection of polishes and swatches. That was a beautiful thing that she did for you. There are so many in the polish community that have big hearts. I also saw that Lextard had lost lots of weight. She’s done a wonderful job and should be very proud of herself. Your going to have an amazing time swatching. Can’t wait to see your favorite swatched.

  • September 28, 2009

    i, like kasey, google search lextards images for a nail polish before i decide to covet them.. she has great photos!

  • September 28, 2009

    What an amazingly generous person she is!

  • September 28, 2009

    The generosity of the NB community never fails to impress me and make me feel happy. That’s certainly the best example of sharing the love I’ve ever seen. She chose great colours for you!
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Misa Stiletto =-.

  • September 29, 2009

    What a wonderfuly generous surprise, I’m also a fan of Lextards pics on Flickr – she’s fab.
    .-= Cali369´s last blog ..Taupe-ish Comparisons =-.

  • September 29, 2009

    Whoa… what a nice RAOK!
    .-= Marisol´s last blog ..Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone =-.

  • October 1, 2009

    this looks fab – love that her package had a color theme :) can’t wait for the swatches!!
    .-= yaya´s last blog ..Zoya Does It Again! & NOTD =-.