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Nail Polish Discussion - Any Brand

Anitacska

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Love the PfD duo, hopefully it will be available for a while though. Like some of the Illyrians, but not sure. I'll need to watch the swatching video tomorrow and see what I think. But I'm utterly in love with the Illyrian HHC polish. Do you know if you need to be a member to buy from them? I went on their shop site and I couldn't see anything saying so. If not, I'll be getting it for sure, and probably a few of the new ones too as it will mean starting a new Stackry parcel. So any knowledge on that front would be great! I saw some DDs on the RC email that just came out, loved the blue one if those are the ones you're interested in! I also really liked the Ethereal blue one they're about to release. Doubt I'll get either though.
You don't have to be a member to order, I've asked. I think I will also get the red Illyrian. I like the Ethereal and maybe the Rouge as well, but I'm not sure if I'll get them.

I am contemplating a couple of the new DD Deadly Sins polishes, but not really into the blue one. Thinking of the purple and maybe the black one. I also want the pink COTM and 2 or 3 of her older polishes. She still hasn't posted the details and the sale starts at 2 pm (UK time). I would like to be in the first 100 orders as there's a freebie polish I'd like (but probably wouldn't buy otherwise).

I also need to watch the swatch video, but I really don't like her, ugh. I think I'll get the trio, the turquoise proto, Narrow Sea and the Undies for Indies magnetic topper. I think that might even get me free shipping for a change.

Forgot to say, PfD is doing a sale, but nothing new is included and I've bought everything I've wanted already, so I think I'll probably wait until Black Friday to order now. (Only 4 months!)
 
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PearlyQueen

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You don't have to be a member to order, I've asked. I think I will also get the red Illyrian. I like the Ethereal and maybe the Rouge as well, but I'm not sure if I'll get them.

I am contemplating a couple of the new DD Deadly Sins polishes, but not really into the blue one. Thinking of the purple and maybe the black one. I also want the pink COTM and 2 or 3 of her older polishes. She still hasn't posted the details and the sale starts at 2 pm (UK time). I would like to be in the first 100 orders as there's a freebie polish I'd like (but probably wouldn't buy otherwise).

I also need to watch the swatch video, but I really don't like her, ugh. I think I'll get the trio, the turquoise proto, Narrow Sea and the Undies for Indies magnetic topper. I think that might even get me free shipping for a change.

Forgot to say, PfD is doing a sale, but nothing new is included and I've bought everything I've wanted already, so I think I'll probably wait until Black Friday to order now. (Only 4 months!)
Brilliant news on HHC, I love Blood Red Opal and I'll definitely try for it (I notice it's capped, and I haven't checked out the release time yet, if it's late night Sunday I may miss it). Thanks for letting me know, I'll have a look at what else they have again, maybe buy a couple of others.
I do like the purple DD too, but I don't really buy the brand any more as I've found them disappointing in the past. Hope the sale is all you wish for!
I just watched the Illyrian swatch video, and I don't want many at all - in fact I think maybe just Kaleidoscope. The purple summer rains is very pink in the video, and the blue one is very green! Nice but I'm actually not fussed on it. The same with the paler prototype, and I'm not convinced the magnetic topper will add anything to my collection! But since I'm going to Stackry anyway, I expect I'll get the single one I want.
PfD sale? Tempting to get the duo and a couple of others, but maybe not, I guess I'll have to think about that one. I did a biggish order for Black Friday, and a Harlow order fairly recently, so I doubt there's much I want that will be discounted. I can't believe it's just 4 months to BF! I should probably wait for that too!
 

Anitacska

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Brilliant news on HHC, I love Blood Red Opal and I'll definitely try for it (I notice it's capped, and I haven't checked out the release time yet, if it's late night Sunday I may miss it). Thanks for letting me know, I'll have a look at what else they have again, maybe buy a couple of others.
I do like the purple DD too, but I don't really buy the brand any more as I've found them disappointing in the past. Hope the sale is all you wish for!
I just watched the Illyrian swatch video, and I don't want many at all - in fact I think maybe just Kaleidoscope. The purple summer rains is very pink in the video, and the blue one is very green! Nice but I'm actually not fussed on it. The same with the paler prototype, and I'm not convinced the magnetic topper will add anything to my collection! But since I'm going to Stackry anyway, I expect I'll get the single one I want.
PfD sale? Tempting to get the duo and a couple of others, but maybe not, I guess I'll have to think about that one. I did a biggish order for Black Friday, and a Harlow order fairly recently, so I doubt there's much I want that will be discounted. I can't believe it's just 4 months to BF! I should probably wait for that too!
The HHC sale starts at 5 am, but to be honest, I don't remember anything selling out very quickly. I don't think HHC is that popular, unlike PPU! So if you order first thing on Sunday, you should be fine.

The DD sale is actually pretty good, 30% off everything, although there's no shipping discount, so that halved my total discount, but it was still pretty good. Plus I managed to order in the first 100 and got the free polish.

It's funny, Kaleidoscope is the only one I don't want (plus the blue jelly undie). I won't order until Monday though as my credit card billing period restarts after the 14th. Since it's a preorder, it doesn't matter.

Yeah, nothing new is discounted in the PfD sale. I'll copy what she's posted in the group:

40% off Discontinuing Polishes.
30% off 2018 Holiday Collection and Enchanted Forest.
20% off PFD x Okie, Bows and Rose, Mythological Monsters, 2018 New Years Duo and Autumn Equinox.
10% off 2019 launches. (Excluding Pixie Hollow, PFD x Okie Sunset Duo, Little Sea Spies and Cuticula.)
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No Codes needed for % off. Will automatically apply to the individual listings.
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Free Domestic Shipping with a $75 order: PFDFREESHIPPING
$7 off International Shipping with a $75 order: 7OFFSHIPPING
$15 off International Shipping with a $150 order: 15OFFSHIPPING
 

Anitacska

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Here are some more manis, first is Glitter Gal Lizard Belly 3D/Holo (2012 untried) with Femme Fatale Crystal Skull. The Glitter Gal wasn't very holo at all. Meh.

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Next is Darling Diva Angel Annie (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly LE49. I really liked both these polishes.

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This is Ozotic 533 (2012 untried, over black) with Nevermind Polish Siren Song.

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My current mani is Color Club Nouveau Vintage (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly LE30.

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8 more manis to go. This has felt quite good though, getting through my oldest polishes feels like an achievement. I've also pulled out some oldies from Glam Polish, Femme Fatale, Emily de Molly, Girly Bits, etc.
 

PearlyQueen

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Here are some more manis, first is Glitter Gal Lizard Belly 3D/Holo (2012 untried) with Femme Fatale Crystal Skull. The Glitter Gal wasn't very holo at all. Meh.

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Next is Darling Diva Angel Annie (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly LE49. I really liked both these polishes.

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This is Ozotic 533 (2012 untried, over black) with Nevermind Polish Siren Song.

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My current mani is Color Club Nouveau Vintage (2012 untried) with Emily de Molly LE30.

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8 more manis to go. This has felt quite good though, getting through my oldest polishes feels like an achievement. I've also pulled out some oldies from Glam Polish, Femme Fatale, Emily de Molly, Girly Bits, etc.
What a shame about Lizard Belly, I have it unworn and was actually quite taken with it in the bottle when I bought it.
Your manis are nice in general, though I don't see any standout individual polishes. I remember how excited I was about Ozotics back when I first started buying indies, but I was never impressed by them IRL. I have most of mine in my untried polishes (not exactly a short list though!). It's great getting through the oldies, I have soooo many that I'm trying to work through, but I'm not even getting close to indies with that, it's all high street, cheapo internet and Nails Inc for me. It's a slow business, but I've made a decision to concentrate more on my favourite brands and that also feels good getting through them! I did spend a good 6 months a few years ago just working through from the oldest ones forward, and I barely made a dent in them - that idea got dumped as I feared I'd never wear any of my expensive indies (unless I lived to be 200!). So well done to you making a good inroad into them!
 

Anitacska

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Ugh, this is so annoying. I checked the Illyrian shop yesterday and turns out I still don't qualify for free shipping. I'd need to buy another polish! But I don't want the blue undie or Kaleidoscope, and there's nothing else.

Anne, have you ordered yet? If you didn't want to pay shipping for just one polish, I can add Kaleidoscope to my order and you'd only pay £3 for UK shipping? If you're interested.
 

Anitacska

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What a shame about Lizard Belly, I have it unworn and was actually quite taken with it in the bottle when I bought it.
Your manis are nice in general, though I don't see any standout individual polishes. I remember how excited I was about Ozotics back when I first started buying indies, but I was never impressed by them IRL. I have most of mine in my untried polishes (not exactly a short list though!). It's great getting through the oldies, I have soooo many that I'm trying to work through, but I'm not even getting close to indies with that, it's all high street, cheapo internet and Nails Inc for me. It's a slow business, but I've made a decision to concentrate more on my favourite brands and that also feels good getting through them! I did spend a good 6 months a few years ago just working through from the oldest ones forward, and I barely made a dent in them - that idea got dumped as I feared I'd never wear any of my expensive indies (unless I lived to be 200!). So well done to you making a good inroad into them!
Yeah, I'm only doing this oldies untried challenge for the 2012 polishes. I have about 350 of the 2013 ones and still barely any indies, so it would be very boring.

Your method sounds good, why save the prettiest polishes and not get to use them in the end? I'm also trying to use polishes from my most favourite brands, based on untried ratios and total number of polishes. I have to admit, I enjoy messing about with my spreadsheet almost as much as I enjoy wearing nail polish.
 

boschicka

Specktra Bestie
Since July 5th, I've purchased more than 85 polishes. How is that possible? What am I doing with my life?!?

Since you all have so many polishes, what do you do with them once you have tried them?
 

Anitacska

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Since July 5th, I've purchased more than 85 polishes. How is that possible? What am I doing with my life?!?

Since you all have so many polishes, what do you do with them once you have tried them?
Wow, that is good going! Even I have only bought 19 this month!

If I really don't like a polish, I try to sell it, but I haven't had time to do a destash and it's not easy to sell polishes in the UK, not for a reasonable price anyway. If I like it, I just keep it. Probably won't wear it again for a while (at all? lol), but I wouldn't want to sell something I love.
 

Anitacska

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No. They don't interest me.

And thankfully from what I've seen thus far, nothing is really catching my eye from PPU either.
I quite like a few PPU polishes at first sight, but we'll see once proper swatches are out. I am trying to be good though. Need to pay for some home improvements.
 

PearlyQueen

Well-known member
Ugh, this is so annoying. I checked the Illyrian shop yesterday and turns out I still don't qualify for free shipping. I'd need to buy another polish! But I don't want the blue undie or Kaleidoscope, and there's nothing else.

Anne, have you ordered yet? If you didn't want to pay shipping for just one polish, I can add Kaleidoscope to my order and you'd only pay £3 for UK shipping? If you're interested.
So sorry Anita, I haven't been here for a bit and I missed this - I bought Kaleidoscope, and it's too late now anyway!
Sorry you missed out on free shipping because I was absent!
 

PearlyQueen

Well-known member
Since July 5th, I've purchased more than 85 polishes. How is that possible? What am I doing with my life?!?

Since you all have so many polishes, what do you do with them once you have tried them?
Lol, that's serious shopping! What were you buying?
I put them in a drawer and plan to wear them again when I'm about 300 years old...
 

PearlyQueen

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Has anyone bought any of the new Enchanteds? I've passed again. Quite like a couple, but not enough to order.
I vaguely thought I might get the green one as I have a Stackry order on the go thanks to Illyrian, but by the time I looked it was sold out. The magenta looked interesting in the bottle but less so in the swatch, so nothing for me.
 

Anitacska

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So sorry Anita, I haven't been here for a bit and I missed this - I bought Kaleidoscope, and it's too late now anyway!
Sorry you missed out on free shipping because I was absent!
No worries. I ended up ordering Kaleidoscope just to get the free shipping. If I don't like it, I can probably sell it, Illyrians sell quite well and for a reasonable amount.
 

boschicka

Specktra Bestie
Lol, that's serious shopping! What were you buying?
I put them in a drawer and plan to wear them again when I'm about 300 years old...
Thanks for answering!

I ordered 9 from PPU and the FTLOP box + 1 from PFD, 15 during the Different Dimension sale, a few Illyrian, Femme Fatale, Mei Mei (1 Moo Moo and some Cbl that she had in stock I still didn't own), etc. I'll blame all the 4th of July sales.
 

Anitacska

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Thanks for answering!

I ordered 9 from PPU and the FTLOP box + 1 from PFD, 15 during the Different Dimension sale, a few Illyrian, Femme Fatale, Mei Mei (1 Moo Moo and some Cbl that she had in stock I still didn't own), etc. I'll blame all the 4th of July sales.
Have you got your PPU shipping notice yet? I only ordered 4, but they haven't shipped yet. Unfortunately my Stackry box needs emptying tomorrow, so it will have to go to the next lot. Naturally, Illyrian haven't shipped my end of June yet either. Their TAT is supposed to be 15 working days (that ended on Tuesday), and when I asked all I was told that they had to ship War Stars to PPU first and now they're waiting for some brushes for those orders. Not even a small apology for the delay. And yet she's doing yet another restock tonight. She really should ship everything first and then restock. Ugh.
 

Anitacska

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I vaguely thought I might get the green one as I have a Stackry order on the go thanks to Illyrian, but by the time I looked it was sold out. The magenta looked interesting in the bottle but less so in the swatch, so nothing for me.
I didn't have you down for the green one at all! I quite liked the turquoise with flakies and the magenta, but neither looked tempting enough for the price. There are so many other polishes I'd rather buy, I think I'm done with EP.
 
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