I haven't gotten my nails done very many times, this was actually my third ever manicure. The venue was Polish'd Nail Bar which is located in the PATH in downtown Toronto. Due to it's location their clientele is mainly business people on their way to and from work. The experience is tailored to this, with a small, minimalist space and quick service.
The girl who did my nails was adorable and Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants was playing on the tv, so overall it was a great experience for me. The colour I got was Essie Flowerista, which is part of their Spring 2015 collection, which I didn't know until later but I'm excited that I chose a new and exciting colour.
shown here with matching lips (Maybelline Vision in Violet)
I had less luck at the Sephora sale. 15% off tends to bring out the animal instinct in the best of us. So it was crowded, I was anxious, and all the things on my list were sold out.
Luckily the sale isn't just one day. So prepared to go into battle once more, I headed into my local Sephora. Luckily it was much less crowded, and though I browsed a little, I had my eye on the prize.
My first pick was Clinique Cheek Pop in Cola Pop, which ended my search for a snow white blush. It's the perfect red blush, very blendable and buildable and soft and just. It's really nice, I'd really recommend it.
But one of the things I excitedly grabbed was the NARS Audacious Lipstick in Janet. Which when I got home I realized was nearly identical to Covergirl Spellbound (if you're looking for a dupe I'd highly recommend it)
So once again I was off to the mall, this time exchanging Janet for Audrey (and returning a pair of shoes that didn't fit) And I couldn't be happier. Audrey is a much more unique colour, a sort of muted berry red. I adore it.
(left: Cola Pop, right: Audrey)