Zoya Speed Up Spring BOGO

Zoya (not affiliated) nail polishes are BOGO through March 29, 2015. Use the code SUP. Limit of 4 bottles per order; I assume that’s 8 bottles total once you BOGO. Shipping is free in the USA over $35.

Here are a few of my recent Zoya posts. They’re one of my fave nail polish brands.

Or see all of my Zoya posts! :)

Happy shopping this weekend!

butter LONDON Outlet Sale!

butter LONDON is having a clearance sale (UK/US site only, not affiliated). Get 50% off everything in their Outlet section with the code THEVAULT15.

This promotion is valid through March 29, 2015.

The best deal to me? This Gears & Gadgets Ultimate Trunk! Swoon! Price is $150, so it’d be $75 after the discount.

Wish they’d hurry up and bring these sales to the .ca!

NYX — Butter Lipstick — Pops

This month, I received NYX Butter Lipstick in my Ipsy bag (referral link). NYX is one of my absolute favorite brands of drugstore makeup, and I don’t often get to a pharmacy here that sells it, so I was pretty glad to see this tube of lipstick in my little Ipsy cosmetic pouch.

Now, when I said that I love NYX, I was mainly referring to their eyeshadows (especially the older square ones, but I dig the new round ones, too) and their blushes. I only have three other NYX lipsticks: a Black Label, a Matte, and a Round. I haven’t even tried the Round one yet, but I really like the other two. I also have a couple of their nail polishes, which are fine, but they’re also a bit old and I have them in the rounded-square bottle design that predates the current square one.

The color I received is Pops / Explosif (BLS17), and it’s definitely the sort of thing I would have chosen for myself. It’s a midtone, slightly muted, warmish mauve pink cream that, on me, is a bit stronger than MLBB. More like MLBB,BB.

NYX Butter Lipstick in Pops

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Zoya — Professional Lacquer — Imogen

Collection: Zoya 2014 Winter, Wishes

Imogen is the last of three polishes that I ordered during a Zoya promotion (the others were Annie and Payton).

Zoya Professional Lacquer, PixieDust in Imogen

Imogen is described by Zoya as a “black crystal Magical PixieDust with holographic hex glitter”. Now, I confess that I am no great fan of matte, textured nail polishes—they rub me completely the wrong way, like nails on a chalkboard. Yet, Imogen looked way too pretty online, so I ordered it with every intention of slapping a glossy top coat on over it to get rid of the textured finish.

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Pixi by Petra — Mesmerizing Mineral Duo — Apricot Glow

Pixi by Petra is another cosmetic company that I hadn’t heard of until I received one of their products in my Ipsy bag (referral link) this month. They’re based in the UK and while they have a link to their US site, I couldn’t get it to display prices in USD.

(I also just noticed that they have nail polish, as well, so I am adding them to the Nail Polish Library today! I hope you’ll check it out if you haven’t already.)

Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Eyeshadow Duo

When I first saw the little pressed powder duo, I admit that I wasn’t entirely sure whether it was an eyeshadow duo or perhaps a blush/bronzer. It isn’t clear on the packaging! A quick check on Pixi’s website told me that their Mesmerizing Mineral is in fact eyeshadow, and it only comes in a 6-color palette. The duo I got from Ipsy isn’t on their site. They only have five palettes, and I can only assume the Apricot Glow duo I received is selected from their Copper Peach palette, though I suppose there’s a possibility it’s from the Emerald Gold palette.

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butter LONDON — 3 Free Nail Lacquer — High Tea Set (Ruby Murray, High Tea, Tiddly, & Green Fairy)

Sale Alert: Today only (March 23, 2015), butter LONDON (not affiliated) is offering select lacquers at US$7.50 each, with the code HAUL323. They only ship to the UK and USA at this time.

Canadians can now order from butter LONDON Canada (not affiliated), which is not running this sale, as far as I can see.

Collection: 2015 Spring, High Tea

butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer High Tea Set

I just picked up the new spring High Tea 4-piece mini lacquer set from butter LONDON, and I am really, really loving it! It comes with four mini sized nail lacquers from their High Tea collection (it doesn’t include Cheers!, Kip, and Sloane Ranger):

  • Ruby Murray, a deep cranberry sauce cream
  • High Tea, a sophisticated beige cream
  • Tiddly, a bright coral pastel cream
  • Green Fairy (set exclusive, also available briefly from their website earlier this month), a correction-fluid mint green cream

The packaging is utterly adorable and each 6 mL polish is very like a small version of the full sized (11 mL) polish, right down to the rectangular outer cap and the little bird logo on the inner, ridged round cap. The brush is the same size, as well. This is how minis should be done!

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Deborah Lippmann — 30% Off Everything (Online & USA Only)

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer, Big Bang set

Image: deborahlippmann.com

Deborah Lippmann (not affiliated) polishes are currently 30% off online, with the code SPRING30. The offer is available for a limited time, but the site doesn’t say exactly when it ends. Shipping is only available within the USA.

You know you have too much nail polish when you have amongst your untrieds an entire box set of Deborah Lippmann polishes… Yes, I’ve had the Big Bang Set, pictured above, for ages and I haven’t cracked it open yet! (To be fair, I did receive it while pregnant, and I wasn’t doing my nails too often then.)

The Lippmann polishes I have tried are excellent, so it’s high time I dived into my Lippmann untrieds! That’ll be my swatch goal for this week.

Happy Monday!