Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sunday Shopper - 11/20 through 11/26

I'm posting?  Weird, right?  There are some SERIOUS sales coming up for Black Friday, so I've popped back up to spread the word.  I've also got some of my recent sightings ready to show you....but after the important stuff, the sales!  You'll wanna read these carefully...


The HOT Black Friday Sales (11/24-11/26):


CVS -
  • Select Wet n Wild gift sets at $4.99, get $4 ExtraBucks, limit 3.
  • $5 ExtraBucks when you buy other select Wet n Wild gift sets, limit 3.
  • Select NYX lip color 2/$11.98, get $10 ExtraBucks on 2, limit 3. 
  • CoverGirl Katy Kat products 2/$16, get $8 ExtraBucks on 2, limit 3.
  • Sally Hansen buy two, get one free (excludes Miracle Gel and Extreme Wear).
  • Revlon classic nail polish $4.99, get $3 ExtraBucks, limit 6.
  • Select Physicians Formula mascaras $9, get $9 ExtraBucks.

Rite Aid - Wet n Wild nail gift sets $2.99.

Walgreens -
  • 5/$5 on Sinful Colors nail polish.
  • 25% off regular priced items with coupon in circular.
  • 50% off select Wet n Wild gift sets.


There are also a few week-long sales worth noting, especially if you like Revlon.

The HOT Weekly Sales (11/20-11/26):


CVS - Revlon classic nail polish $4.99, get $3 ExtraBucks, limit 6. Buy the Wet n Wild mascara mini gift set for $4.99, get $4 ExtraBucks.

Rite Aid - 40% off Revlon face, nail, and eye.

Walgreens  - 40% off Revlon.


Oh and one more.  Get 25% off beauty and personal care at Target on Tuesday, 11/22 when you text BEAUTY to TARGET (827438).

Speaking of Target...


New Stuff:


Defy & Inspire (Target)


This stopped me in my tracks on a recent Target visit.  Most of it is repromoted core stuff, but these are new...


I bought my first Defy & Inspire polish during my unintentional two month hiatus.  Haven't worn it.  That didn't stop me from snatching up all four of the new minis from this holiday display.  They're flecky foils and far more sparkly than this photo is showing.  One caveat though...they're super tiny at just 0.17oz, which makes the $2.99 shelf price pretty steep.  I had a $5 gift card, so I didn't hesitate.  If you can get to Target on Tuesday and take advantage of the 25% off text code that I mentioned above, you can get them for $2.24 each, which is a little bit better.  That's all four for just under $9 instead of $12.


Bonita Gel-On (Rite Aid)

Shade names:
Sweet Cheeks * Magic Touch * Inspired * The Hot List * Fast Lane * Masked Damsel

I still haven't bought any Bonita, but...as always, I'm tempted.  Look at that bronze on the end!  Ooh!


Sinful Colors 2017 Must Haves (Walgreens)

Shade Names (new shades in bold):
Bitten * So Daupe * Jam Out * Deep End * Apeasing *  Jade Kat * Snow Me White * top coat

If this display is what I think it is, these will be the new core shades in January.  So there might be no rush to get them...but that 5/$5 sale...  I know I'll be grabbing them!  There's also a holiday collection called Santa Bae, but I haven't seen it in stores yet, so I don't have a photo.  I might sneak back into this post and fix that soon.

Sally Hansen Color Therapy (Target)



Call me skeptical, but did they just add a trendy ingredient and gold caps to existing Complete Salon Manicure shades?  Sure looks like it!

L.A. Colors holiday gift sets (Walgreens)


Walgreens is all about L.A. Colors gift sets this year!  Look at all of them!

There are some decent nail sets...


These three have a bunch of cute crap for nail art....



Wet n Wild Sequins & Stardust

Polish shade names:
R-U-Free-2 Dance? * I Dream Of Jean Genie * Ninja Lovelace * Studio Glitter & Gold

You've probably seen this collection already, but...oh well...here it is again.  I bought all four polishes when I found them at CVS.

Looks like Rite Aid got the best Wet n Wild gift sets this year.


Four mini 1 Step Wonder Gels for $9.99 is a good deal!  I don't think it's part of the $2.99 sale, but it'll probably be on sale at some point this season.

Jesse's Girl (Rite Aid)


Wow...downsizing!  I was hoping they'd be adding new stuff.  They kinda did.  The satins from fall '14 are core now, which is cool.  I swatched Cauldron back in the PGS days.


Two more things a little outside of my usual territory...

Batiste gift sets (Walgreens)


Batiste is some of the best dry shampoo I've ever used.  These gift sets have three different scents...but no brown.  Phooey.


I also saw these crazy bags at TJ Maxx...


They have a dichroic (think duochrome on steroids) finish that shifts around all over the place.



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Thursday, August 25, 2016

OPI Washington DC - My Picks: Pt. 1

 purchased by me 

Who else is 400% ready for Fall?  I've been swatching some of my recent purchases and it's about to get autumnal in here!  Let's kick off the best season with a look at four creams that set the fall mood just right...

Do we like the text on the collage?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Where's The Green!?

 purchased by me 

If you're still reading this blog, hey.  I kinda wandered off again, didn't I?  July got hectic.  I had an ear infection, then a minor-ish allergic reaction to the antibiotics.  Then it was Beard's birthday and I went way overboard with the cake.  The local fair is the same week, and we always go, because goats.  A gummy bear making obsession also took over my free time.  In sadder news, one of my family cats (posted by my sister) lost a long battle with health problems.  The last couple of weeks have been a blur of headaches, hives, gelatin, livestock, and cat nostalgia.  Blogging fell by the wayside.  This "evolving" mani is from weeks ago, but I liked it too much not to share it.

Here's where it wound up...


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wet n Wild Pop! Back To School - My Picks

 purchased by me 

Jellies!  Aaahh!  The moment I saw photos of Wet n Wild's new Pop! Back To School collection, I knew I needed at least a couple of the Candy Gloss Nail Tints.  I skipped Edie In Pink...because pink, but I got the other three and scampered to try them out.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Sinful Colors Star Struck

 purchased by me 

Happy Fourth of July!  I'm way late with this.  I'd planned to do this post around Memorial Day and that just didn't happen.  I'm still seeing this collection lingering in stores and there was no way I was leaving Bangin' Blue unswatched, so...