Haul of Shame: Cherry Culture Madness

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

I feel so ashamed of this post, but I guess that’s why it’s called a Haul of Shame, right? A few weeks ago, Cherry Culture had one of their frequent 20% sales. I was a moth, and the CC sale was the candle. I couldn’t resist. I’m crazy… and not the good kind.

I think it’s safe to say that you should never shop if you’re happy/sad/excited/hungry/mad/crazy/depressed/bored/Fiona. I tend to buy things I don’t really need just for momentary satisfaction. And then I look at my drawers full of barely used stuff and faint (not literally).

Anyway, without further ado, here are my Haul of Shames. Please don’t laugh at me. Also, at the bottom of this post is my first weak attempt at some nail art; it is called “Who Ate the Fish?” (Please don’t laugh at me for that, either!)

Here is my version of those Plan Ahead plaques... only using beauty products & a crammed numbering system.

  1. L.A. Colors Enchanting – Reddish brown copper
  2. L.A. Colors Jewel Tone – Teal & purple glitter top coat
  3. L.A. Girl Rock Star Live on Stage – Super glittery bronze gold
  4. L.A. Girl Rock Star Punk – Blue? Green? Purple? Can’t decide what this color is yet!
  5. L.A. Girl Metal Graphite – Metallic steel shade
  6. L.A. Girl Metal Obsidian – Metallic black
  7. L.A. Girl Metal Antique Gold – Metallic gold with some olive undertone
  8. L.A. Girl Metal Pink Steel – Metallic rose pink
  9. L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Aqueous – Baby-blue glitter top coat
  10. L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Purge – Green glitter top coat
  11. Milani One-Coat Glitter Red Sparkle – Sparkly red glitter color, like Dorothy’s slippers!
  12. L.A. Girl Disco Can U Dig It? – Bright grass green (supposed to glow in black light)
  13. L.A. Girl Disco Strobe Light – Glow-in-black-light top coat (hoping)
  14. L.A. Girl Matte Matte Sky Blue – Erm… a matte sky blue, I hope
  15. LA Splash Golden Seahorse – Seafoam green with gold glitter
  16. NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick Sparkling Red – Rosy salmon shade with lots of shimmer
  17. NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick Sparkling Walnut – Reddish brown with lots of shimmer
  18. NYX Diamond Sparkle Lipstick Sparkling Orchid – Pink with purple undertones & lots of shimmer
  19. NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Gem – Pinkish-orangish coral
  20. NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Chloe – Hot pink with purple shimmer
  21. NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Chaos – Deep red
  22. NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Harmonica – Petal pink
  23. NYX Lip Smacking Fun Colors Haute Coutoure – Pinkish burgundy with shimmer
  24. NYX Ultra Mania Fanta Pearl – Pearlescent dusty coral
  25. NYX Ultra Mania Jade Pearl – Pearlescent grass green
  26. NYX Ultra Mania Baby Blue Pearl – Pearlescent soft blue
  27. NYX Ultra Mania Walnut Pearl – Pearlescent brown
  28. NYX Ultra Mania Pearl – Pearlescent soft pink
  29. Eyeko Line & Shine Electric Blue & Teal – Blue duo-ended liners that line & shade

Stuff I Gotz

LA Colors Enchanting & Jewel Tone

LA Girl Rock Star Punk & Live on Stage

L.A. Girl Metal Graphite, Obsidian, Pink Steel & Antique Gold

L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Aqueous & Purge

Milani One-Coat Glitter Red Sparkle

L.A. Girl Disco Can U Dig It? & Strobe Light - Can't wait to try these during Cosmic Bowling!

L.A. Girl Matte Sky Blue

The color I want to try the most: LA Splash Golden Seahorse

NYX Diamond Sparkle Sparkling Red, Sparkling Orchid & Sparkling Walnut

The Leaning Towers of NYX Lip Smack Fun Colors in: Chaos, Harmonica, Chloe, Gem & Haute Couture

Nyx Ultra Mania Fanta Pearl, Pearl, Walnut Pearl, Jade Pearl & Baby Blue Pearl

Eyeko Line & Shine Electric Blue-Teal

I didn’t actually get that many different products, just grabbed a lot of colors in products I wanted at the time. Someone call Intervention!

I also tried my hand at using Konad and Fauxnad stamps for the very first time. My conclusion is that I suck, so I only did two little stamps on the 4th fingers of both my hands. I’m chicken, but I promise to keep practicing and do a wicked one for you guys next time. I titled this nail-art attempt “Who Ate the Fish?”

Who ate the fish? Who ate the fish?

The cat did! The cat did!

The end.


14 thoughts on “Haul of Shame: Cherry Culture Madness

  1. ImperfectPaint

    Great haul! I love doing Cherry Culture hauls. I never am able to find the stuff they sell on their website in stores so it’s a nice surprise!

  2. Ruth

    Hahaha. Lovely post, those nail polishes look fun. I want a some konad plates and a stamper so so bad. I’ve been haul of shaming it recently too, does that make it ok that I laughed? (I think so… I have like… 20 nail polishes to try in my nail drawer upstais 😐 )
    Ruth recently posted: No7 five pound vouchers and A-Z of me!

    1. Fiona Post author

      Ruth, you laughed! That’s OK, as long as you’re in the same boat as I am (20 untrieds!) then I don’t feel so bad. ;P

      You should totally try Konad. Mary’s been trying to get me hooked for ages, and now… I think I am, even though I only played with it for a little bit.

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi JC,

      You gotta teach me your will power sometime. I have none!

      Thanks! I can’t wait to try the nail polishes… and, yes, the NYX. 😛

  3. thalie

    That’s a nice haul you got there,girlie! A little retail therapy never hurt anyone. Besides, I totally sympathize. I have a hoard of nail polish that is untried. I have found the best way to manage polish hauling is to stop oogling the “swatchy” blogs. I too,am a stamping amateur. I have a hoard of plates and am just getting around to trying my hand at them. Your fishy is cute!
    thalie recently posted: Zoya Buffy and Konad plate M71

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi Thalie!

      I agree: retail therapy never hurt anyone… but I think my wallet would disagree. 😛

      I like the fishy, too. Too bad the cat didn’t show up well. On the plate, it’s kind of smiling like it’s content… from eating the fish! 🙂

    1. Fiona Post author

      Thanks, Ruthe! After seeing Punk from your haul post, I knew I had to get it… along with many, many other polishes. Hahah. I’m shameless.

    1. Fiona Post author

      Thanks, Amber!

      I can’t wait to try that one as well since I’ve worn Silver Dazzle and Glitter Purple from the same collection and liked them both. I don’t know why I didn’t pick up Red Sparkle the first time around seeing as I love red polishes!

  4. Nicole

    I happened to find the LA Colors nailpolish in the GTA – picked up 3 polishes tday. I got the Aqua Crystals which is GORGEOUS. Wearing it right now =)

    1. Fiona Post author

      Oooh LA Colors in Aqua Crystals is preeeeeetty! Where in the GTA did you go? Now I want to do more nail-polish shopping! Yikes!


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