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30 Drawers in 30 Days – 9th November

10 December 2012 1,020 views 8 Comments

Today’s drawer is where I keep my Models Own, Nfu-Oh, CND, Sephora OPI, Nicoles and those little Hot Topic bottles with the skulls on them. I was surprised by some of the colours I found in this drawer. I also discovered I have a habit of buying green Nicole shades at Christmas. I’m really enjoying this opportunity to go through my Helmers and revisit some forgotten faves.

Nfu-Oh 125 Nfu-Oh 125
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41. Nfu-Oh 125
YEAR: 2008
AVAILABILITY: Still Available

Nfu-Oh 125 is a gorgeous sheer chartreuse shade that can be built to opacity. I picked up 121-125 (all green) from the Victorian Series when Vivid Nails were having a sale. I’m not sure if Vivid still distribute Nfu-Oh here in Oz, but I checked FabulouStreet and this shade is still available. I don’t have too many Nfu-Oh (10 or so?) but the ones I have, I love.

Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance
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42. Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance
YEAR: 2010
AVAILABILITY: Discontinued

I remember there being a lot of fuss over the price point of Sephora’s OPI line when they launched in 2009 (earning them the abbreviated nickname $OPI), but be still my beating heart, I would have paid anything for this gorgeous molten gold shade from the 2010 Havana Nights collection. This is exactly what I have always wanted a gold polish to be – foily, beautiful and BRIGHT. I still see this one on eBay from time to time and if you don’t have it, I suggest you pick it up before it disappears forever.

Nicole Fell From The Tree Nicole Fell From The Tree
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43. Nicole Fell From The Tree
YEAR: 2010
AVAILABILITY: Discontinued

Gah! This colour is SO BEAUTIFUL and SO GREEN, but it just refuses to photograph correctly. For some reason, my shots are coming up way more teal blue but I can assure you that this is not the case. I have a habit of buying similar shades from Nicole, (Faux Fir for one) and I guess I just love these emerald shades too much to care. I might have to give this one a run again over the holiday period, it’s just stunning.

Creative Nail Design Rock Royalty Creative Nail Design Rock Royalty
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44. Creative Nail Design Rock Royalty
YEAR: 2007
AVAILABILITY: Discontinued

This rich purple creme with a teensy hidden shimmer was part of Creative’s 2007 Imperial Anarchy collection, one of the last actual polish collections from CND, who relaunched with their base & effects line in 2008. I have a lot of old CND, but this one is probably close to the top of my collection. I wish CND would go back to their ways – I’m not a huge fan of their new setup. I do believe that Rock Royalty is one of their Shellac colours though, although no idea if it’s the same.

Models Own Ibiza Mix Models Own Ibiza Mix
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45. Models Own Ibiza Mix
YEAR: 2012
AVAILABILITY: Still Available

I was totally shocked by the amount of Models Own polishes I have, considering they are only really available to me via their UK website, where shipping isn’t amazing. I picked up Ibiza Mix in my last order and I haven’t tried it until now. The first thing I noticed when opening the bottle was man, do these smell! Like dollar store polish smell. I don’t know if it’s just this particular shade, but I don’t remember any of my others being so whiffy. I was also of the belief that Models Own and Nails Inc share a private label co due to corresponding bottle shapes and caps but I’ve never know nails inc to smell like this either. Apart from the smell, the colours are pretty cool, although a little sparse. Pastel hex glitters in a variety of sizes and colours, Ibiza Mix is definitely unique.

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  • Jess

    I’m really loving this series…I often wish I could get a peek at my favourite bloggers’ stashes!:) Fell From the Tree is gorgeous! Are you excited that Pantone named Emerald as the 2013 colour of the year? My wallet weeps at the thought of the amazing polishes that will be released!

    • Kaz

      I am SO excited about Emerald being named colour of the year! I can’t wait to see what amazing polishes we will get!

  • The Sweet Escape

    I love these posts, it’s so much like taking a glimpse in someone else’s treasure chest :)

    • Kaz

      Thank you! I get so many questions about my polishes that I thought you guys might like this!

  • http://twitter.com/PolishedClawsUp Dana

    Rumba Romance is one of my favorite metallic polishes I own. It’s seriously breathtaking in person!

    • Kaz

      Agree x 1000!!!

  • Sparks13

    I so agree about the CND polish. I love the old CND’s, have over a dozen and still snatch up a nice one when I see one I like (I didn’t start ‘collecting’ until 2010, so I’m way behind). I don’t own a single one from their Colour and Effects line. Seems to me just a sneaky way to reduce the size while jacking the price and forcing you to buy 2 bottles instead of one. Polish altering topcoats in many brands are everywhere, easier to lay hands on, and considerably less expensive.

    • Kaz

      EXACTLY! I bought a few of the effects (at wholesale prices) when they first came out to try them but I ended up being ultimately disappointed.