Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Swatch Madness!

Yes ladies (and gents, in the event that any ever decide to follow me), it's an all-out Swatchapalooza! I finally broke down two days ago and spent the whopping $5.00 (if you know me, you know that even $5.00 constitutes a "whopping" purchase, these days) on one year's membership to the Sally Beauty Club. If you're not familiar, for that $5.00 you receive a discount on everything Sally Beauty Supplies sells (off regular prices) AND (this was the kicker for me) you receive a $5.00 credit to spend starting the very next day after you join. So, basically, you reap the rewards of membership almost immediately. Theoretically, you could go in, plunk down your five spot, spend NOTHING else that day, return the next day, choose a $5.00 item, and get it for free. Then you also get the awesome benefit of discounted pricing for a WHOLE YEAR and if you spend $25.00 in a month, you'll receive a 15% off coupon to use the next month (if I'm not mistaken. I'm a Sally Club newbie so I think I've got this all right.)

Anywho, I decided recently that I wanted to purchase color wheels so I could swatch my entire polish stash. Since the wheels are $5.99 for a pack of 10 at Sally ($5.39 with the club card), I bought my membership on Monday, went back yesterday with my $5.00 credit and bought my wheels for a whopping $.42 (including tax). PAR-TAY! I swatched most of my collection last night and finished it off today. I actually posted on a polish Facebook page (Zoya, to be exact) asking for advice on how people generally organized their wheels (sorted by brand, color family, etc., how many coats, you know, the important stuff) and found that it's about a 50/50 split between those who sort by brand and those who sort by color family. At first I couldn't decide but I finally realized that, for me, it was best to sort by brand. This way, I can add more colors as I purchase them and my OCD tendencies won't kick in when, gasp, the colors go from light to dark and back again, lol. Now they're laid out simply by brand and it won't cause me heart palpitations when red is followed by green, then purple and maybe even back to red again. Whew! I'll post better shots of the wheels in small groups below. Enjoy!


Love, B said...

Wow, I could really use a few of those. I love how organized they are!

JoAnna said...

omg..this is the coolest thing ever and I did not even know that such a thing existed!! which probably sounds crazy haha. But I think I have to get some, it will probably prevent me from having to put a line of polish on my caboodle to remind myself what it kinda looks like. (Yes I still have a caboodle haha)

Brea Essex said...

Yes, you're correct about the Sally's discount. Spend $25 in any given month and you get 15% off for the next month. I've had a Sally's membership for years and I love it!

Kari said...

Thanks, Love. It was sooo much fun to do!

JoAnna, I've learned more about polish, including the lingo, in the past few months than I ever thought possible, lol. As for the Caboodles thing, I still have three, one specifically for polish stuff. You can't beat the old-school classics. ;)

Brea, thanks, I was pretty sure I was right but it's always good to have confirmation. ;) P.S. Where is your Nova pic? (Slacker.) ;)