Yesterday, I took my membership card and hit up Sally Beauty Supply because I was running low on my favourite nail-polish remover.
Since I have to make a trek to get to a Sally Beauty Supply store, the occasional time when I go, I make sure to look at everything in all the aisles.
As usual, I walked out not only with what I had original made the special trip for, but also with a handful of other goodies!
Normally I don’t have much luck in finding gems on the nail-polish clearance rack, but this time, I feel like I struck gold unexpectedly!
Come check out my amazing finds in this Sally Beauty Supply Haul!
Here are the 8 polishes that jumped into my Sally Beauty Supply cart. 😉 I wasn’t even planning on buying any lacquers, but somehow they lured me in.
Left-Right: Nina Ultra Pro Pearly Brights, Nina Ultra Pro Purple Xing, Orly R.I.P., China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Orly Right Amount of Evil, Orly Monster Mash & 2 bottles of Color Club Snow-Flakes.
I only have 2 Nina Ultra Pros, and they’re in the old, cylindrical bottles. I probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to the Nina rack if I didn’t see the sale sign that said you could get 2 for $8 CAD.
Purple Xing was a quick pick. The holographic glitter and beautiful purple looked fun.
(Ever since 2008, I’ve wanted China Glaze Grape Crush, which is a purple polish with lots of glitter. I’ve only found it once on eBay a long time ago, but the seller wouldn’t ship to Canada. Bummer! Even though Purple Xing isn’t a dupe, it has a similar personality, and I hope to squash the lemming.)
My second pick took longer. It seemed like I had a lot of the colours, but from different brands. So, I ended up choosing Pearly Brights. It looked like a neon with some shimmer in the store. (The majority of the neon polishes in my collection are cremes.)
Click here to see my Nina Ultra Pro Pearly Brights Swatches & Review!
As I was wandering around the store, I found my way to the clearance rack. Normally I don’t find anything good because other shoppers are faster than me.
But, this time, my eyes bulged out when I saw these 3 Orly lacquers! They’re from Hallowe’en! (Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday!)
Although my eye immediately went right to the green (of course!), it was the orange-and-black one that made my pulse race. It looks perfect for Hallowe’en, although I plan to wear this even when it’s not October. I really don’t care if I wear it out of season because it’s gorgeous!
My philosophy is that you shouldn’t limit what you can and can’t wear just based on the season. I like to go by my mood – it’s more fun that way. Plus nail-polish rules were meant to be broken.
The clearance price for these said $5.99 CAD on the label, but when I took them to the cashier, she informed me that they were having a promotion on them. So…I got them for $2.99 CAD each! (That’s the lowest price I’ve ever paid for Orly!) SCORE! *Happy Dance*
I don’t have many orange polishes in my collection, let alone an orange polish with hexagonal glitter, bar glitter, smaller glitter, and an orange-tinted base!
Next up is the opalescent flakie, Color Club Snow-Flakes. In the bottle, it looks like a dupe for the original Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, which I already have. I’ll have to try it out to be certain. But, you can never have too many flakies, so I picked up a bottle.
On the clearance price tag, it said $1.99 CAD, but when I went to the magical cashier (hehe!), she told me that there was a discount on it. It was only $0.99 CAD!
It was at that point when I told her I wanted to grab another bottle! So, yes, I got TWO flakies for just under $2! (I may give the second to my friend who has never tried any flakies before. It’ll blow her mind!) 😉
While the cashier was ringing up my items, I saw a bowl with cute China Glaze mini nail polishes in the colour, Ruby Pumps.
I already have a full-size bottle of Ruby Pumps, but I decided to pick up this mini bottle because it’s so adorable and collectible. (I didn’t have any China Glaze minis before this!)
On Instagram, I posted a photo yesterday showing it beside a penny to give you an idea of just how tiny it is.
Below, I’ve paired it with a full-size China Glaze polish, Party Hearty, to give you another idea of just how teeeeny tiny the bottle is.
This mini bottle was $1.69 CAD.
While I was there, I picked up 2 bags of my favourite cotton balls to use for polish removal – Face Secrets Professional Triple Size Cotton Balls (500 balls in the large pack).
I bought 2 bags so that I wouldn’t have to go back for a long time. (I feel silly whenever I buy these huge bags because they’re almost as big as pillows.) These should last me for a year.
I got them for $8.79 CAD each.
Finally, here’s what I originally went to Sally Beauty Supply for: the Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover!
This is my favourite remover, and I even did an in-depth review on it before.
If you’ve only ever used drugstore polish removers, you must try this! It gets lacquer off fast and easily. And I like how it’s not 100% pure acetone, so it’s not as harsh, yet it has enough acetone that it does the job well.
This is the second-largest size. The next level up is a gallon! Haha, and I’m not quite that much of a nailphile to buy that!
This 946 mL bottle ran me $7.59 CAD. It should last me for 5 or 6 months. (I don’t actually swatch polishes. I wear my manicures and just take photos of them while I’m wearing them. So, if you’re a blogger who swatches, and therefore will burn through remover way faster than me, you may consider being crazy and buying the gallon. 😉
And there you have it! My small but mighty haul! 🙂
After being so successful with my clearance finds this time, I’m very tempted to regularly check that rack. Hmm…that could be dangerous for my wallet! 😉
What was the most recent nail polish you bought? Do you have good luck finding amazing polishes on clearance at Sally Beauty Supply? What’s your favourite nail-polish remover?
Edit: It’s pretty awesome that Sally Beauty Supply checked out this post and cared enough to reach out to me. 🙂