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!

New! From the Drugstore!

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.

L-R: Maybelline Forest, Maybelline Beige Bombshell, Revlon Bordeaux, Revlon Raspberry

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:

Maybelline Colorsensational Beige Bombshell

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.

Revlon Colorburst Raspberry Lipstick

This color is amazing. Staying with me this fall for sure!

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Bordeaux

I was searching for a nice berry gloss and this is perfect! Another one that is sticking by my side this season.

New Nail Polish!

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.

Loreal 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.

Sonia Kashuk Blank Slate-Sunlight


Sonia Kashuk Blank Slate- Shade

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…

Loreal Owl's Night- Direct Sunlight


Loreal Owl's Night- Shade


Loreal Owl's Night- Indoor Flash


Loreal Owl's Night Up Close

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!

25 responses to “Fall Drugstore Finds…”

  1. Kayla says:

    Excellent finds! Those lippies are GORG and now I’m dying to get my hands on Forest. Owl’s Night looks fab too. Oh darn, guess it’s time to go to Walgreens. =D

    • Danielle says:

      The good thing is that if you can catch good sales the products are so affordable…it doesn’t hurt buying them as much as it does elsewhere….like idk, Sephora or Chanel …eep! 😉

      Thanks doll!

  2. Alison M says:

    I’m currently wearing Blank Slate on my toes. The second I saw it in the store I had to have it!

  3. Holly says:

    I just picked up a Maybelline Nude lipstick too! Except mine is called Nearly There… it is a lovely, shimmery nude… and it smells like Marshmallows (Bonus!) PS I am a follower of yours! Please follow me! ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com


  4. Oh my god. Is it wrong that I completely LOVE the look of… everything in this post? 😛 Honestly – the Bordeaux gloss, Forest liner, and Raven’s Strength are all calling to me!

    Great finds, lovely 🙂

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks Rae! 😉 I always feel the same when you post. Dare I click? How much money will it cost me to click?!?! LOL. True story, though. 🙂

  5. Destinee says:

    Blank Slate and Owl’s Night are gorgeous! You got some really great stuff!

  6. Sarah S. says:

    Raven’s Strength is so pretty! Might have to nab that. I love Beige Bombshell, it’s one of those few ulta-pale nudes that doesn’t give me dead-girl lips!

  7. Courtney says:

    Beige Bombshell looks amazing on you! I also must get Owl`s Night.

  8. Kelly says:

    that green liner looks beautiful! I hope my store still has them!

    • Danielle says:

      I am sure they do Kelly! 😉 I just got mine the week before last and I am pretty sure they had them last week too. I don’t know if that color or LE or not.

  9. Arianne says:

    That Owl’s Night is incredible! And so is the nude lipstick. And the Forest liner.

    Dammit. You have such great taste. I like them all!!!

    • Danielle says:

      Aww, I feel the same when I read your posts dear. It’s like you have a direct line to my brain or something. Second thought, that sounds a bit eepy-cray. =P Suffice it to say I pretty much want anything you post about it.

  10. Love the Revlon lippie and gloss.. such a pretty pink!

  11. diane says:

    love love love the Revlon lip products you got especially the lipstick.i’ve been planning/meaning/hoping/wishing to try it out for like what seem like an eternity but still haven’t purcahsed anything yet. it’s on my wish list though and it’ll probably remained there for another 2 months or maybe a year but i hope not. 😀 YOU SEE I JUST HAULED SOME bOURJOIS GOODIES which i planned months and months agao.probably will be the same for Revlon. Sigh. if only money grows on trees i can buy all the make-up my heart/face/hands desires. 😛

    • Danielle says:

      I hear you Diane. My wishlist is pretty much ever-growing…once I get something off of it something else immediately replaces it. There are just too many beautiful makeup items out there! 😉

  12. Love. EVERYTHING. You have awesome taste!!

  13. I *need* that Maybelline lipstick, it’s like my perfect nude! Owl’s Night also looks amaaazing.

    • Danielle says:

      Yesssss! When I saw the lipstick I threw it right in my basket! I knew I *needed* it too! Owl’s Night is super gorg! 😉

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