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What Happens when a Canadian Goes to the US for the Day

This post really should be entitled "I Think I Have a Problem" but I decided to go for a most positive title, yay! So anyway, my boyfriend and I went to Buffalo for the day from Toronto and I really should have better prepared myself for so much cheaper nail polish.  I have my receipt here from Rite Aid and I bought 17 (!!!) polishes there, even with bf hanging around outside.  How much did I pay for these 17? $33! We maaaay then have gone on to a big mall after, and that's where I went a little crazy with the cheap Color Club and Orly.  Of course Sephora had all the polishes I wanted from here and couldn't get.  And on and on.  

So, long story short, I have a problem but at least I have all the glitter polishes! Check out the close-ups!



I'll be posting some close-ups soon, check back!

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  1. What are the two 5+6 in from the left on the bottom picture?

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  2. Hi Unprofessional Nails,

    Those two are Royal Velvet and Sweet Peacock, both from Orly. My two favourites, I have to say :)

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  3. I see nothing wrong with this. :D

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  4. This is so awesome! I want to go to America just to buy cheap nail polish! It is ridiculously expensive in australia!!!

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