Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fresh Paint Glass Slipper

 purchased by me 

A few times a year I'll swear off buying more matte polish.  I remind myself that I have maybe nine different matte topcoats of varying matteness, so I can make any polish matte, and blahblahblah...  Then some brand or other will put out new matte shades, and my eyebrows go up.  I can't help it.  This time around, that collection came from one of 5 Below's store brands, Fresh Paint.  There are four soft, summery shades in their new Semi Matte collection.  Blue polish always lures me in, and Glass Slipper had to be mine.

Glass Slipper is sky blue with faint blue shimmer, and dries to a soft matte finish.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Shopper - 7/26 through 8/1

The summer doldrums aren't just a stock market thing.  They hit the drugstores too.  Not much new stuff comes out between June and late August.  Figures that's when I started this feature.  It's been over a month since the first installment, partly because of "real life" distractions and partly because I hadn't seen diddlysquat in weeks.  That's finally starting to change as we tiptoe toward back-to-school season.  There are also a couple of noteworthy sales this week, so we'll start with those...

The HOT Sales:

CVS - Spend $10 on Sally Hansen, get $5 ExtraBucks!! (limit 3, excludes clearance) Get up to $15 EB!
Rite Aid - 40% off all Wet n Wild (page 8)
Walgreens - Nothing amazing this week, but next week (8/2 to 8/8) the 99¢ Sinful Colors sale returns!

Target - Not a sale exactly, but whatever's left of the Sally Hansen summer collections is now on clearance, so check the usual spots in your local store.  I bought three of the Insta-Ombres and saw a few of the Pearl Crush and Beachside Astrologer shades in there too.

The New Stuff:

permanent e.l.f. display at CVS

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sally Hansen Beachside Astrologer

 purchased by me 

The best/worst part of summer is here!  The weather is brutal, but this is when all of the best summer shit happens.  The local fair, The Beard's birthday....watermelon.  Watermelon!  I'm mildly allergic to it and I still eat a ton every summer.  Worth it.  Summer's not exactly my season, but it has its good points.  This year, Sally Hansen's Beachside Astrologer collection goes on that list!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Lost Swatches - Part 1

 purchased by me 

Remember spring?  I don't!  I slept through a large portion of it, and was a hazy, sneezy mess the rest of the time.  A lot of swatching started, but very little got finished.  Do I finish swatching the rest of my picks from these collections and post with drastically different lengths?  Scrap them and re-swatch?  Life is still getting in my way, so re-swatching isn't gonna happen...and I'm already so late with these that I figured spam was the way to go.  Here's some of what I blearily did a few months ago, but never posted on PGS...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sally Hansen Color Xpression - My Picks

 purchased by me 

There have been a bunch of confusing Sally Hansen displays this year.  Usually they're really good about making LE stuff completely obvious...until recently.  Several collections have said "NEW SHADES" in big letters, but not "limited edition", yet these shades haven't turned up in core displays.  This leaves me wondering about this latest Xtreme Wear display, Color Xpression.  No sign of "limited edition" and the bottles have shade names and numbers on their caps, which LE's in this line usually don't, but we'll have to wait and see if they wind up in the core display or not.  I hope they do.  You can see why...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sinful Colors Having A Blast

 purchased by me 

Holy shit.  It's July.  When....?  How...?  This year is whizzing right past me!  It's half over already and we're coming up on the Fourth already.  Sinful Colors has a new festive topper out, along with some "greatest hits" repromotes, in a display called Having A Blast.