Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dollar Tree Haul~ Maybelline Express Finish

So the lovely Colette blogged about her haul from the Dollar Tree, or more accurately, Dollar TreeS.  Haha.  Well, she got some really great stuff, so of course I had to go to my local Dollar Tree (which I never even LOOKED at the nail polishes at before now) and found some awesome Maybelline Express Finishes!  They didn't have nearly the selection Colette found, and they didn't have any Sally Hansen polishes at all, but I'm happy with what I did find.  (Plus I don't need all those polishes anyway. Right?  RIGHT!?)  Here's what I did pick up:

Khaki Fringe, Bronze Beam, Brown Aluminum, Purple Aluminum, Plum Aluminum

I love the colors I got!  Yay!  When I got them home I decided to compare them to polishes I already own to see if I had any dupes:

Brown Aluminum, OPI's Holiday Glow, Purple Aluminum.
They look more close in real life, but are obviously no where near dupes.

Plum Aluminum and Zoya's Areetha
Pretty close, but in real life Plum Aluminum has silver glitter, and Areetha is a frost.  No dupes.

OPI's You Don't Know Jacques Suede and Brown Aluminum
Pretty close looking, but YDKJ is warmer, and is, obviously, matte.  I'd like to see how they compare on the nails with topcoat!

Wet N Wild's Rustic, Bronze Beam, Color Club's With Abandon
No dupes, but Rustic and Bronze Beam look fairly close.  Rustic has a metallic finish, and although I haven't swatched Bronze Beam, it looks like a glitter finish to me.

OPI's At Your Quebec & Call and Khaki Fringe
The most annoying for me (since I just bough AYQ&C on Ebay) but the best dupe for you guys! AYQ&C is more gold, more saturated, and more duochromey, I think, but they're pretty damn close.  I'll have to swatch these side by side!

Well, I hope I helped out a little, I'll get some swatches up soon.  It's finals week next week, so I'm super busy.  And my patch that's been keeping my left ring finger nail on for a couple weeks finally gave way. Now I have a stub =(  It looks ridiculous. LAME.



  1. You got some nice shades. I love the khaki shade. Why go to ebay for AYQ&C? Victoria Nail Supply still carries this shade. Nothing wrong with having a stub. Nails always grow back.

  2. I didn't know Victoria Nail Supply sold it! Thank you! Although the closest VNS is about half an hour away from where I am, and I actually got it cheaper than the usual 8.50 a bottle. But thanks for letting me know I'll definitely go check out VNS ASAP!

  3. I'm SO JEALOUS of your Dollar Tree. Mine is jankity but doesn't have any nail polish. Believe me, I've looked. Your blog is great and your nails are beautiful :)

    Short 'n Chic

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