Hi ladies (and gents)! I hope you are all having a nice relaxing Sunday. I love Sundays this time of year, especially when the sun is out. It adds a nice warmth to the crisp, cool air. Plus, it’s football season here in the states which means tailgating and munching on snacks while watching back to back football games. I drift in and out of the room unless the Green Bay Packers are on. Even then, sometimes I cheat and multitask while watching the game, like blogging for instance 😉
I wanted to share with you some items I have picked up from the drugstore recently. Some stellar finds lately, I have to say!
The first 2 items I got while stopping in to Walgreens to pick up Facets of Fuchsia for a friend, and of course obliged myself to look at all of the new displays. One of the items was Maybelline Eye Studio Gel liner in Forest. It’s not the first time I saw or heard about this. Jessica from Don’t Call Me Jessie actually tweeted and blogged about this shade previously and ever since then I have been intrigued. In a display near it were new Maybelline Colorsensational Lipsticks and the color Beige Bombshell looked like a great nude shade, so I picked that up too. I also think Walgreen’s was running a BOGO 50% off at the time so why buy one thing without adding the (usually unnecessary) second thing?!?! Sales!
In similar fashion I was at Walgreens again last week hunting down Loreal’s Owl’s Night nail polish for another friend, and Revlon was having a stellar sale. It was already $1 off the Revlon Colorstay line, but then they had BOGO 50% off AND $2 off each Revlon product coupon at the register! So I paid all of $8 for both the lipstick and the gloss when normally they are at least that much a piece! Steal!I picked up two nice berry colors, Bordeaux lipgloss and Raspberry lipstick.
I honestly haven’t been this thrilled with drugstore purchases in a long time. Nothing disappointed me. Although, the Maybelline lipstick *could* have longer staying power. Forest is gorgeous as a liner or as a base and stays put on me. For drugstore lip products, Revlon is really my favorite. Their Colorstay line is fabulous. The lipsticks and glosses are highly pigmented, don’t have a scent and feel so smooth upon application. If you haven’t tried the line out yet, wait for a sale and grab a few up.
And, it really helps me to see lip swatches of products so here you go:
It’s worth noting that no matter what I tried, the color looked washed out. It appears more Brown/Beige like the swatch on my arm in real life, though I guess it depends on your lip color really.
This color is amazing. Staying with me this fall for sure!
I was searching for a nice berry gloss and this is perfect! Another one that is sticking by my side this season.
Ahh, and I can’t go without hauling new nail polish. Seriously. It’s a problem. On the same trip that I picked up the Maybelline items I also purchased Loreal’s new LE nail polish in Owl’s Night. I honestly hadn’t heard of the collection before going in to Walgreens but once I saw that color…it was just too unique not to grab it. I subsequently visited Target and found a new Sonia Kashuk color in Blank Slate (coming up more blue on camera than it is). And on my subsequent trip to Walgreens I found another Loreal LE polish I liked and that is called Raven’s Strength.
This one was the easiest to photograph of the three. It has a nice multi-dimensional and multi-colored shimmer to it. It has a nice, smooth formula.
I had to post two pictures of this because 1- it changes from lighter to darker when you are in the sunlight vs. in the shade and 2- because the sunlight seemed to bring out more of the blue tones in it on camera and it doesn’t appear that blue in real life. I would say the shade picture is closer to what it really looks like. As always, this polish was a breeze to apply and Sonia Kashuk’s formula is spot on.
And finally, several pictures of Owl’s Night because the shade is so complex and hard to capture…
Owl’s Night is really a stunning shade, and surprising offering from the drugstore. I would expect a shade this complex to come from a higher end nail polish company. It has flecks of copper and dirty gold. It shines olive, bronze, brown and dirty gold depending on the angle and the light. Totally worth owning in my humble opinion!