Here is my CVS haul from Memorial Day weekend. This haul is all about L’Oreal and Milani products. I ended up buying a backup of one of the L’Oreal eyeshadows – Baby Spice. It is a gorgeous sheer taupe color that is going to be a fave!!!
The entire haul:
Glamorous: (Coral), Delicious (Pink)
Milani Quad: Wild Violets
Milani Crystal Gloss: Innocent (Clear Shimmer), Plush Baby (Mauve Shimmer)
L’Oreal Colour Juice Stick: Strawberry Fields, Plum Crazy, Watermelon Ice, Chai Love You (2x)
(Forgot to take a solo picture of these)
These are my favorite lipsticks. The scent is amazing and they are extremely glossy. These are backups for my favorite colors.
L’Oreal Bare Naturale Eyeshadow: Bare Gold, Bare Lavendar, Baby Spice (2x), Bare Olive
This whole haul came in around $23. I was super excited!!
I hit up CVS after work today, because I had some coupons that were about to expire today, and I wanted to use them while I had the ability. I hit up the sales that start today, because I feel that getting to the store on the day it starts, gives me the best selection of products. Today I took advantage of the Milani Buy one Get One 50% off sale, and the Physician’s Formula 40% off everything sale. I love the 40% off sales, because that allows you to get a good discount off of something without having to purchase items in pairs. I also really dislike the BOGO 50% off sales, because to me, that’s a pretty lousy sale – but brands like Milani NEVER go on BOGO Free sales, so I just have to suck it up and deal with it. LOL.
I almost bought some of the big domed wet dry singles that Milani released, but most of the reviews I had read of them basically say that they are terrible in performance and quality. So I decided against those and I went for something else instead.
Here is my little 4 item haul! LOL…
Earthly Delights quad – this has some GORGEOUS Greens colors in it.
Glimmer Stripes in Berry Glimmer – I already had two other colors – Bronze and Honey – which are more bronz-y than the Berry color. Berry is very cool toned with lots of pinks and purples. I have been eyeing it for a while now. I think it will make an awesome blush and eyeshadow. I can’t wait to use it!
Baked Collection Wet / Dry Eyeshadow in Baked Oatmeal & Baked Sands. I have a thing right now for baked / domed eyeshadows. I have been loving my MAC and Stila baked shadows and I wanted to get more to add to my collection. Since CVS had these 40% off and I had a $5 off coupon for PF, I decided to splurge and pick up two of these trios. I have never used these before, but I had heard some vey good things. Both of these trios have very pretty neutral colors, so I’m looking forward to trying these babies out!
Okay… I went a little (A LOT) crazy at CVS this past week. CVS had Sally Hansen BOGO Free, and I got a few items from the Carmindy Natural Beauty line to try out. Also, earlier today, they clearanced out a TON of cosmetics and beauty products 75% to 90% off. I also had some coupons and so forth as well.
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy:
Your Skin Makeup in Nude Beige
Truly Translucent Loose Powder in Light / Meduim
Fast Fix Eye Base
Forever Stay EyePencil in Deep Jade
Sally Hansen Salon Nail Polish:
The Good Earth
Color Riche Lipgloss: A Deeper Shade of Hope
Styli-Style Line & Seal:
Glitter Lid Liner:
Line & Blend:
Black Magic Liner & Eye Glimmer:
Blue Magic / Blackened Blue
Pink Magic / Blackened Pink
Sterling Magic / Blackened Sterling
Colorstay Sheer Lipcolor:
New York Color:
Sweet Cheekers Bronzer:
Mineral Wear Duo:
Natural Origin Lip Veil:
Various Hair Care:
L’Oreal Ever Pure – Moisture Deep Restorative Masque (2)
Garnier Fruitis Style – Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk
This entire haul cost me around$40. YAY ME!!
For the first time, I know of, CVS has put all of there Sally Hansen cosmetics on sale, BOGO FREE!!! I have been dying to try out some of the Carmindy Natural Beauty line, and since I don’t an Ulta near me, I had to wait for CVS to go on sale.
Well for this week, all Sally Hansen products are BOGO Free, so now would be an excellent time to try out her products. I picked up two lipsticks today, and I’m planning on trying out her foundations as well.
Since I’m planning on hauling off and on for this week, I decided to break up my hauls into two posts, instead of making one mega post. I’ve been taking advantage of coupons and sales this week, which makes this a very frugal shopping week. All of these items came Ebay, Swapping, Back 2 Mac, Target and so forth.
Here is my haul for this week:
Target – They put their L’Oreal HIP eyeshadow duos on sale for $3.99 and I had a bunch of $3 off coupons, so I indulged in quite a few duos:
I also picked a couple of new brushes from Sonia Kushak that I LOVE!
Pointed Blending Brush (MAC 226 dupe)
Large Crease Brush
After Target I hit up the MAC Store to turn in some empties and pick up a new lipglass. I got two mineralized eyeshadows for my B2M empties and one lipglass:
Earthy / Riches
Illusionary / Burning Ambition
Viva Glam VI Lipglass.
Pink Clash – I got this in a swap. I adore this color.
Walgreens – I had heard some good things about the Jordana Pretty Shine lipglosses, so I grabbed a couple when I ran in there a couple of days ago:
CVS – I stopped in here because I had some Physician’s Formula coupons that were about to expire along with a couple of other coupons that were expiring as well. So here is what I picked up:
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Eyeshadow Duo in Blue Eyes Organic
Physician’s Formula Palette Powder Corrector in Green
N.Y.C. Metro Quartet in South Street Seaport
Ebay – I love and hate this site. I love the awesome deals, but I hate them as well. LOL. Well, ever since the Stila Mandarin Collection came out a couple of years ago, I had been majoring lemming the Cool Eyeshadow trio, but I wasn’t to purchase it before it went bye bye. Well I found it on ebay for $16 with free shipping. So now that little beauty is now in my collection.
Lastly I ordered some of Coastal Scents E-Z Pressing Medium from Beauty of the Earth. I refuse to purchase anything from Coastal Scents again, but I wanted that product, so I got it from Beauty of the Earth instead. I can’t wait to try it!
I went to the bane of my existence today.
L’Oreal HiP (LOVE!) was BOGO Free this week and thanks to Ebay and my CVS Extra Care Card, I had a bunch of $3 off L’Oreal Coupons and a $10 off $50 purchase. I basically got about $120 worth of product for $2o.
I got 10 items for $20. So that is $2 per item. WHOO!
HiP Color Rich Creme Crayons
HiP Shine Struck Liquid LipColor
Whew! I need to stop shopping like now. Seriously. LMAO!
On my break from work today, I headed over to CVS and Walgreens to get a couple of items. I walked out with more than I expected. I spent about $28 on everything I bought from both of these hauls. Which was a freaking steal.
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Sheerest Cream Bronzer In Miami Glow. This was marked down 50%. So I got it for only a few bucks. I have heard good things about this.
Milani Sunset Duos Blush and Bronzer in Sunset Strip and Sunset Beach. Both of these colors are absolutely beautiful and I am planning on getting back ups. These were both 50% off.
Neutrogena Moisture Shine Gloss in Grove and Chic. I had heard good things about these glosses and I saw that they were marked down 50% and I had coupons with me, so I thought I’d give them a try.
Prestige Cosmetics is being phased out of my Walgreens, so all of the eyeshadow singles and doubles were marked down to a dollar and change a piece. Here is what I picked up:
So all in all, today was a great haul day! After work I headed over to the local flea market / farmers market to stock up on some veggies for the next week or so. I want to start eating healthier and I figured that the best way to get tasty veggies is to get them from the people who grow them! I got four full bags of veggies for about $23. Most of the veggies I picked up were organic as well!
So the next time you need veggies, go to a farmers market
I don’t have as much money as I did in 2007, do you? Well, if you are one of the very lucky ones that has managed to not get hit by the economy, then rock on. But if you are like me and are squeaking by, then hang around and pick up a money saving tip or two.
*Look for the drugstore version of your favorite skincare product. When going to change products, always look at the ingredient list. The first have of the ingredients listed are the ones that make the product work. So compare those to your favorite more expensive product and choose the cheaper one with the closest ingredient match. One example of this is to look for the store brand dupes of certain products, such as the Walgreens or CVS versions. Same ingredients, cheaper price point.
*Don’t be afraid to try drugstore makeup brands. I am a proud drugstore hoe. I can’t imagine spending a butt-load of money on a lipgloss when something from L’Oreal would suffice. One of my tricks to save money is to go online and buy a lot of coupons for L’Oreal, Revlon, CoverGirl and any other drugstore brand I enjoy. I then wait and look at upcoming sales in CVS, Walgreens, and other stores to see what is going to be on sale, either 40% off or BOGO Free. I then use my coupons in conjunction with these sales to get some really banging deals on some pretty decent makeup without spending a lot of money. Coupons from Ebay seem like a stupid idea, but you can really save a lot of money that way.
* Along the lines of the previous tip, keep your eyes open when you browse these stores, because they have a tendency to clearance stuff out, escpecially when they need to make more room for new products coming out. I have gotten a lot of free products this way, with the use of coupons. I can’t even begin to tell you how good it feels to walk out of a store carrying $40-50 worth of stuff for $2 and change. And that included two bottles of toothpaste that I paid $1 a piece for.
So just because the economy sucks donkey balls right now, doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some new makeup and skincare, you just have to be smart about it. It definitely takes some practice to get your bargain hunting skills sharpened, but it’s a very enjoyable process!
Happy Bargain Hunting in 09!
It looks like CVS is getting ready to step up their game big time with the opening of their Sephora – like addition called Beauty 360. The first store is slated to open in an East Coast city at the end of the year, with another store opening on the West Coast a few weeks later in early 2009.
To get the full scoop head on over to WWD Beauty. I personally am excited about this and I think it will be a great thing, especially for people who can’t always get to a Sephora.
**Be sure to check your local CVS for these deals before heading out**
- Gillette Foamy
- Revon Cosmetics
- SunSilk Hair Care
BOGO 50% Off:
- Lumene Skin Care
- NXT: Face Wash, Shave Gel, Post Shave, Moisturizer
- L’Oreal: Foundation, Powder, Blush, or Concealer
- Sally Hansen
Other Deals of Interest:
- $29.50 La Roche – Posay: Anthelios SPF 40 Sunscreen Cream, Anthelios SX Moisturizing Cream w/ Sunscreen
- VARIOUS DEALS ON NEUTROGENA W/ CARD
- $5 Off Women’s or Men’s Fragrances
- Get $3 in ECBs when you buy Dove’s Skin Vitalizer
- $6.99 Dove Body Wash
- $4.99 Dove: Facial Cleaner, Daily Lotion, Cleansing Pillows or Cloths 30 ct
- $5.49 Pond’s Skin Care: Cleansing, Dry Skin, Cold Cream, Towelettes 30 ct
- $2.99 Caress or Lever 2000
- $5.49 Caress, Dove, or Lever 2000 Bar Soaps
- $3 Off on Bio – Oil
- Get a free Be Fine 3.4 oz Gentle Cleaner when you buy Be Fine Food Skin Care
- $6.99 L’Oreal Lip Color
- $5.99 L’Oreal Telescopic, Voluminous or Bare Naturale Mascara
- Get $2 ECBs when you buy Revlon Lash Fantasy Mascara
- Get $5 ECBs when you buy $10 in Milani Cosmetics
- $2.99 TRESemme Hair Care
- 2/$5 Revlon ColorSilk Hair Color
- $4.99 Ellin LaVar Hair Care
- 3/$10 L’Oreal Studio or Vive Pro
- $4.99 Organix or FX Hair Care
- Get $10 ECBs when you buy Nexxus Hair Care