Technically I guess I could call this a Collections from The Grave post since it has been discontinued, but I don’t think it’s old enough (mid 2011) to warrant that. Plus, I only got two of the four, so I think I’m just going to make shit up and hope for the best.
Houston’s Favorite, Beam Me Scotty
I picked these up on eBay (at probably three times retail, check out the sweet bubble wrap marks that won’t come off :/) not that long ago. I know, I know I shouldn’t pay higher than retail for polishes like this, but I wanted them and I can’t get Catrice anywhere around here. Catrice is a European brand and well, if they’re going to call one of their polishes ‘Beam Me Scotty’ I’m going to get my hands on it any way I can.
“Snotty beamed me twice last night. It was wonderful.”
As much as I love Star Trek, Beam Me Scotty still makes me think of Spaceballs. This is a good thing.
Beam Me Scotty is one of the most unusual polishes I’ve seen. It’s one of those suede matte polishes (I’ve shown it here with top coat) but what I find most interesting is the colour. It’s the weirdest greenish blackened blue and I don’t own anything else like it at all. It looked nice matte, but the top coat really bought out the foily sparkle. I dig it. Plus, the name is sensational.
I’ll be honest, my swatch of Houston’s Favorite is shit. I had some application issues with a stray hair on the brush and the formula was a little difficult to deal with, but much like Beam Me Scotty, I love it for it’s uniqueness. It’s a dusty teal blue with a hint of duochrome. It shows up more in the bottle than it does on the nail but I managed to snap this pic which captures the royal blue flash. It shifts to purple too in the right light.
What I don’t understand though is the name. What the hell is Houston’s Favorite? I know it’s something NASA related but it sounds like ice cream. Or a burger. I’m hungry.
So I know it’s Shoesday, and I’ve picked up some awesome bargains in the two weeks since my last post. But I think my favourite would have to be these Devils & Dolls boots. Not sure what retail was, but I know I only paid $25.00.
These Qupid heels were $59.99, I got them for $25. I ADORE the colour.
I picked up two pairs of shoes from ASOS – these green peep toes and these fabulous holographic hi-tops.
The hi-tops were SO MUCH BETTER in person. They were down from $76.00 to $40.00 while the peeptoes were originally $30.00, but I snapped them up for $15. Honestly, I would have paid the $30! I am LOVING the mint shoe trend right now, so I’m buying up everything green that I can. Anyone else with bitchin’ shoe purchases they want to show off! Join the SHOESDAY blogging revolution!