Sunday, 20 September 2009

Birthday Package!


I mentioned in a post a while back about my amazing birthday package from MagicMaid and showed you some overview pictures but I thought I'd do a post completely focused on it as I loved it SO much!

When I picked it up from the post office it was all I could do not to rip it open there and then but I managed to make it home first. Just.

Here's what I saw when I opened it -

There was lots of squeeing and, as you can see, I got some help from Barnaby :)

It took me quite a while to open up all the individually wrapped bottles and I forced Maz to stay and watch every single one ;) He was very good with the appropriate ooohs and ahhhs!

So here is what she sent me -

Cover Girl Boundless Color in (L-R) Disco Dazzle, Luxe Lilac, Amethyst Mist (the label on that one got partly ripped off in my haste and only left the name in french so that's a literal translation which I'm hoping is right!)

(L-R) Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Red Carpet, NYC East Village, Wet n Wild Caribbean Frost and Eggplant Frost.

Sinful Colors - (L-R) Call you Later, Irish Green, All About You, Queen Of Beauty and Secret Admirer.

Sinful Colors - (L-R) Serena and Chloe, Forget Now, Sugar Sugar, Frenzy, I Love You.

OPI - Pretty Little Pinks - My very first OPIs! Was so excited to see these :)

Lastly, China Glaze Fairy Dust and Coconut Kiss.

I love every single one of them. I ended up wearing Coconut Kiss out for my birthday. I had planned something different but once it was on I couldn't take it off! I will show that in another post :)

It really was one of the best packages I've ever received and I can't believe how generous Niki was! Thank you Niki!!

I certainly have plenty of polishes to keep me going for a few posts!

At the moment my nails are actually bare as I'm trying to improve their condition. I got so annoyed with them last week that I just chopped them all off as short as I could! It's not that they're peeling , splitting or anything like that, it's the yellow staining!! It drives me mad. It's my own fault for wearing polish without a base coat but I wish I could get rid of it. I know it sounds silly but even when I have polish on I just know it's there.... :) So I decided I have to sort it and now is the perfect time to do it as I have plenty of pictures stored up for posts. One of my favourite things to do is french manicures but with the yellow staining it's impossible so I'm determined to restore them to health!I've been using a peroxide whitening gel every day and they're already improving so I reckon a few more days and they'll almost be perfect again.

My posts are a bit sparse at the moment due to me not feeling the best. Nothing in particular wrong, just feeling a bit run down I think.

Anyway that's enough from me! Hope everyone is having a good weekend :)


awesomevegan said...

WOW That's A LOT of polish! Is the NYC East Village one of their quicker dry formulas? I have some of their regular ones but I haven't tried any of the fast dry. Could you please tell us how you like the formula on that? It is such a pretty color. :)

Polished Museaholic said...

wow, those are quite a lot of polishes she sent you- now i want some too :P

rijaH said...

That was really sweet of Nicole :))

gildedangel said...

Nicole is so sweet! She sent you some great stuff!

Inbal said...

Nicole is awsome :-) so many gorgeous polishes!

Nicole said...

Heee :) This makes me smile to see them all put out like this. So glad you liked your present! Isn't Barnaby such a curious boy? ;)

Lucy said...

Shame on you Sarah! No base coat. I always use a base coat. As a matter of fact I use two coats. My nails are still yellow. The only cure that worked was chopping the nails off and not wearing polish for three months. That's not going to happen. If your nail whitening stuff works let us know. Nicole is a doll for sending you such a fantastic package. Enjoy all your time playing with the polish. Doesn't Barnaby look handsome!

Mama Jen said...

loving all of the polishes they all look very pretty..happy belated birthday.

Anonymous said...

I love your birthday haul! She is so awesome! Have fun with your new goodies and congrats on your first OPIs :) Hope you start feeling a bit more peppy soon! xo

Glittermillie's Nails and Sparkle said...

awesomevegan - I haven't tried East Village yet but as soon as I do I will let you know how it is!

Niki - yep, you know Barnaby, anything exciting happening and he's there in the thick of it!

Lucy - I know, I know. Silly me not using base coat! In my defence though, the damage was done when I first started getting back into nail polish and I didn't have base coat yet!