This is basically a composite collection of hauls from this past week.
Glimmer Stripes in Pink Glimmer
Milani Nailpolish in Raspberry Fusion
Studio Tools Dual Finish Brush – A better than dupe of the 188
Rimmel Underground Nailpolish:
Wet N Wild:
Mega Glo Powder in Strike-A-Pose-Rose, Spotlight Peach, Catwalk Pink, and Starlight Bronze
Speed Glosses: Untamed, Manic, Frantic, and Fired – Up
Silk Finish Blush / Bronzzer:
Rubenesque Paint Pot
I think I bought too much crap! LOL. If you want a review of anything let me know please
Lid: Ben Nye Grande Lumiere Pressed Shadow in Iced Gold (White Gold)
Crease / Outer V: NYX Loose Pigment in Mocha Pearl (Taupe)
Contour (Over NYX): L’Oreal Wear Infinite in Golden Olive: (Golden Green)
Eyeliner: HiP Cream Liner in Brown
I truly wish I could take a picture of this – it is absolutely amazing, and I’m completely in love with this look. I think this will become my go to everyday green and gold look. It’s soft enough to wear during the day, especially using brown eyeliner instead of black. This makes my brown eyes shine, and even gives them a hint of green.
I used a peachy blush – Wet N Wild Mega Glo powder in Spotlight Peach and a lipglass from the new MAC Rose Romance Collection in Steal My Heart, which is being returned.
I am returning Steal My Heart, because it looks like a meduim bright pink in the bottle, and then when it is on the lips or swatched, it adds very little color to the lips. I also recently purchased some of Wet N Wild’s new Speed Glosses and the color Untamed is a more pigmented version of Steal My Heart. They look different in the bottles, but when they are on the skin and lips, Wet N Wild wins in the pigmentation arena. It’s also less sticky and thinner than the lipglass as well.
So skip Steal My Heart and grab Untamed instead. Infact Walgreens has Wet N Wild on sale right now, BOGO Free.
This is my Walgreens haul for the past week or so. I have also hauled from CVS, but that deserves its own post…. LOL
Sexiest Fantasies by Body Fantasies:
VA VA VOOM Body Spray & Lotion
Dream Matte Pressed Powder in Light (4-5)
Mineral Power Mineral Veil
Details Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer:
Island Cottage (2) (Gardenia) LOVE!!!!!
Country Message (Lavender)
I got the powders because I need SOMETHING to help control oiliness and to set my makeup for the day. I use Maybeline Power Liquid Foundation and I thought I’d try other Maybeline face products as well.
The Sexiest Fantasies spray smell amazing and if you buy the spray you can get the lotion for free at Walgreens. There are four different scents – The VA VA VOOM is my fave one out of the bunch.
Details Bath & Body is a Walgreens exclusive brand and they had their hand sanitzers on clearance so, I grabbed a few becuase I love, love hand sanitzers and I am constantly using them. So when I see them on sale, I definitely stock up when I can.
So I popped into Walgreens today to return a couple of items that didn’t work out for me, and to check out some of the sales going on. Well, I found out today that the Walgreens corporation is getting rid of the Jane Cosmetics line. I believe this is going to be for all of the Walgreens, so if you want to get some Jane, you better get some now, before they are all sold out. I am sad to see this happen, but there are other stores near me that sell Jane thankfully.
I did manage to haul some stuff though before returning to work. I’m very spoiled to work directly across the street from Walgreens and CVS. LOL!
Here is my haul:
Be Pure Gel liner in Black
Be Pure Mineral Crushed Blush in Satin
Be Pure Mineral Blush in Soft Mink, Rose Satin and Tender Blush
Lipgloss in Mocha
So definitely get your butt into Walgreens before Jane disappears off the shelves for good!
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!
After my crappy week, I needed a little pick me up, and my local Walgreens had Wet N Wild BOGO Free this week, so I treated myself to some of Wet N Wild’s new offerings. Walgreens also had Prestige liners marked down down to a $1.29 a piece, so I indulged of some of those as well.
I plan on reviewing these products in the upcoming posts.
Wet N Wild:
Speed Gloss in Reckless, Frenzied and Crazed
Silk Finish Lipsticks in Dark Pink Frost, Sunset Peach
Mega Last Long Wear Lip Color in Endless
Ultimate Minerals Loose Blush in Barely Peach, Rose Shimmer
Eyeliner in Sage
Lipliner in Shimmer
Soft Blend Kohl Eyeliner in Jasmine, Chamomile
Lightshine Sheer Gloss Liners in Honey Suckle, Banyan, Hibiscus, Lily, Bonzai
All together my haul came in at $24 and change. I was very happy. Nothing like an awesome deal to make you feel so much better!
I have decided to take advantage of my gym’s fitness classes. So for the past week or so since starting them, I’ve basically been in lots of pain. LOL. But the classes have been tons of fun. I’ve trying a variety of them, yesterday morning I did an ass-kicking body sculpting class that is becoming more addictive every time I’ve done it. I also took a yoga class last night, and I couldn’t believe how flexible I was. I just lost my balance a couple of times, but I managed to do almost all of the poses with only a medium amount of trouble.
However, my legs are pretty damn sore right now. LOL. So onto my Walgreens Haul. I actually scored all this loot for about $20. So YAY me!
Sally Hansen Mineral Lip Treatment
Milani Sunset Duos
01 Sunset City
04 Sunset Shores
L’Oreal Colour Juice:
I rock when I go shopping.
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!
These are the deals now available at my local Walgreens. Please check your own Walgreens before going to the store .
- Wet N Wild Cosmetics or Tropez Cosmetics
- Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Lip and Nail Color
- Queen Helene: Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream, or Mint Julep Masque
- Ban Deodorant
- Dove Hair Care
BOGO 50% Off:
- Clean & Clear Skin Care
- Almay Cosmetics
- Caress Body Wash
- Dove Body Wash
- Lever 2000 2 Pack
- Caress Bar Soap
- Dove Bar Soap
Other Deals of Interest:
- 30% Off Revlon ColorStay Lip or Nail Color
- 2/$5 Colgate Toothpaste: Total Advanced, Max Fresh, 2 in 1
- 2/$8.23 Sensodyne Toothpaste
- 2/$8 Listerine Mouthwash: Purchase 2 and get $2 in Register Awards, good towards your next purchase
- Get $10 in Register Rewards When You Buy $30 in Clean and Clear Skin Care
- $10 Off Adidas Dare EDT Spray
- $5 Off Mariah or Usher Fragrance
- $1.99 Degree or Dove Deodorant
- $5.99 Ponds Skin Care: Dry Skin Cream, Cold Cream
- 2/$3 Dial Complete or Yogurt Hand Wash
- Tone Bars 2 Pack
- Dial Bars 3 Pack
- 25% Off Biore Daily Recharging: Lotion, Scrub or Cleanser
- $9.99 Dove Skin Vitalizer Facial Massager. Also get $3 Register Rewards w/ Purchase
- $3 Off RoC Skin Care
- $23.99 Olay Definity Facial Moisturizer
- $5.99 Herbal Essences or Head & Shoulders
- $2.99 SunSilk Hair Care