Sometimes, Only Walgreen’s Will Help

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Sometimes, only a lunchtime trip to Walgreen’s will help you get through the day.

Last Friday, I decided that I couldn’t risk waiting for a sale to get Sinful Colors “Undead Red”, from this year’s Halloween Collection. I passed up the rest of the collection – I don’t need another red creme or another glow in the dark polish with impossible to retrieve glitter. $1.99 well spent.

I also finally tracked down Twix Dark…I’ve been searching for these, every time I check out at the grocery store or go to a gas station. Finally.

I also grabbed a new hairbrush for my son’s glorious locks. His sister wouldn’t let him borrow her brush (I gave her the Tangle Teezer), because he said he doesn’t have a brush. I dug around under his sink and found the EcoTools Brush I gave him and he said it doesn’t work – sorry Influenster. I had to prove him wrong, as I brushed his hair with it…as he scowled like the almost-teenager he is. Whatever, I can afford $3.99 for a plastic bristle brush.

Not pictured, the two Coca Colas I also picked up – “Patterson” and “Christina”.

Unicorn Soul

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Just a quick note to tell you about more of the unicorn makeup that I just cannot resist…

Last week, I was perusing the new wet n wild Halloween Collection at Walgreen’s (maybe I was shopping for gifts…shhhhhh…). They had lots of crazy liquid lipstick colors for Halloween – black, white, blue, green, orange, wine…but the only one that caught my eye was the Liquid Catsuit in “Boo Blue”. It looks to be a dupe of either Jeffree Star “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or “Jawbreaker” – I cannot tell. I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for, but at $4.99 – why not?

“Boo Blue” is cool, but I’m really excited about the wet n wild Megalast Lipstick in “Unicorn Soul” ($3.99). It’s an iridescent purpley-blue, a perfect match to “Let Your Twilight Sparkle”. It’s also like a mood lipstick – it subtley pinkens your lips while you’re wearing it. EVERYONE needs this lipstick.

That is all, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Hypnotic Transforming

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Sometimes, you just gotta pay full price.

I had been seeing Sinful Colors‘ new collection of Hypnotic Transforming Top Coats and I had to have them all…and I was willing to pay the full price of $1.99 each. On the way back from dinner, I scammed my husband into letting me “pop” into Walgreen’s. We drove by a Walgreen’s in Richmond that I’d never been to…lo and behold, there is a pristine display of of the top coats I am looking for!

I grabbed all five: “Redrum” – red, “Rebel Rebel” – blue, “Concrete Jungle” – gray, “Purpunk” – light lavender, and “Punk the Town” – plum. These polishes appear to be a step beyond crackle top coats – they make bubbles and streaks. So excited to try them!

Ultimately, I didn’t end up paying full price for my polishes – I had $5 in Walgreen’s points from their Beauty Enthusiast program. I’d finally spent $50 on beauty products there.

I was also pleasantly surprised to find this year’s new Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor”: “Crispy Taco”, “Everything Bagel” and “Fried Green Tomatoes”. I even found my sister’s first and middle name on Coke bottles. This was a very productive trip!

 

Ten and One to Grow On…

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It’s about fucking time Walgreen’s. I’ve waited so long for another Sinful Colors sale. Hypothetically, I guess I could have missed a sale…I’m not as eagle-eyed as I used to be…but the last sale I was able to participate was last Black Friday!

Like last time, it was 5/$5 – so I had to find a store with a good selection. The first two Walgreen’s that I hit were picked over – they didn’t have many of the new collections. The third store had a better selection – I was able to pick five good polishes…but none of the collection polishes rang up for the sale price. I made sure that I didn’t grab any Sinful Shine or Kandee Johnson polishes, but they wouldn’t fix the prices, so I left empty handed.

The fourth store made it up to me. I grabbed several polishes from this year’s Valentine’s Day Collection – “SWAK: Sealed With A Kiss”: “Kissful Thinking” (1st), “It’s About Valen-Time” (3rd), “Break Dance Not Hearts” (4th), and “Readie or Not” (5th). The last polish I picked (pictured 2nd) is a new core collection polish called “Jam Out”.

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I couldn’t just stop at five. The next day, I hit a fifth Walgreen’s. I was in luck – this one had different collections. Whereas my first batch was pink and purple, I went blue and green. It wasn’t intentional, but it kind of worked out. I ended up getting six, because one was already on clearance for 99 cents – “Peri-Twinkle” (5th) from the 2016 Holiday Collection, “Bow-lieve In Magic”.

“Starlight” (1st) and “Cherish Me” (2nd) are from the new “Moon Metals” collection. “So Daupe” (3rd) and “Jade Kat” (6th) are also new core collection polishes. I did grab one from the new fall collection “Back to School: #GetBright – “Under the Inbluence” (4th).

This purchase pushed me over the $50 mark in Beauty Enthusiast points – I have $5 off my next purchase.

I’m hoping I don’t have to wait until Black Friday to see another Sinful Colors sale!

Black Friday Haul

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I usually stay far, far away from stores on Black Friday – I am too delicate to get trampled to death! Oh, I shop…online. I ordered a few things on Thanksgiving Day, but I don’t think I actually got anything online on Black Friday.

I made a special exception this past Black Friday – I ran by Walgreen’s to take advantage of 5/$5 Sinful Colors Nail Polish. As per usual, my closest Walgreen’s didn’t have any of the new Holiday polishes – fuck ’em. I dragged Logan to the one across from HEB and they had them.

I picked up a core collection polish that I’d never noticed before – “You Just Wait” and 4 of the Holiday polishes – “Flake Out”, “Star Studded”, “Velvet Ribbon” and “Holly At Me”.

Time for Xmas manicures!

The Hunt is the Thing

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So I went on another “hunt” last week. Two things I was looking for…the new Xmas Sinful Colors polishes (since they were 2/$3) AND a Fall Limited Edition wet n wild eye shadow.

I know…wet n wild – the cheapest of the cheap. But I’d been seeing the Fall Collection, specifically the “Velour Vixen” Color Icon Trio – and really liking it. Pink Glitter is irresistible.

Spoiler alert – I went to five different Walgreen’s and didn’t find either. 4 of the 5 had mostly empty wet n wild Fall displays and ZERO had Sinful Colors Xmas displays. Now…the 4th Walgreen’s had a single wet n wild Color Icon Trio remaining…but in “Plaid to the Bone”, which has a nice duochrome green/brown. I decided to take a chance for $2.99 I also grabbed a clearance Kylie Sinful Colors in “HollyWood”, which is redder than the pic shows.

It is HIGHLY unlikely that I’ll be buying another wet n wild eye shadow. First off, I can’t get it open. I mangled my thumb nail trying to get it open – I finally had to hand it to my husband to open. Later attempts using tweezers as a crowbar were more successful. The quality was alright I guess, but the shadows didn’t end up looking anything like the shade in the pan – OR the swatches I’d seen online. The duochrome lid shade is darker and more brown than green and the browbone shade is darker than in the pan – they are basically the same color. I won’t say it was a total waste, but you get what you pay for.

So my “hunt” was not successful this time…but that’s the fun, huh?

Cool Shit I Forgot About

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Don’t you love it when you’re clearing up around the house and find a bag of cool shit that you bought and forgot about?

I found this Walgreen’s bag full of stuff in the couch cushions…I made a lunch trip…last week? I was specifically looking for the Batman Girls Lip Paints from Tattoo Junkee. I decided on the red Harley Quinn Lip Paint + Lip Effects ($6.99), but they also had a Batgirl Blue and Catwoman Hot Pink. I wanted to try one out before I bought them all. I’m intrigued by adding shimmer to matte lip paints…what are the odds that I’ll end up with glitter all over my face?

I also grabbed four more of the clearance Kylie Sinful Colors polishes – “North Star”, “Krushed Velvet”, “I Klove U” (WTF?), and “Magik Touch”. These are down 10 cents to $1.49 each…might have to scoop up a few more if they go lower.

I wonder what else is in my couch…

An Offer I Can’t Refuse

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I know, I know…I just bought a shitload of clearance Kylie Sinful Colors…but 2/$3 is an offer I can’t refuse. Not when my work Walgreen’s has all the new collections.

I started my hunt looking for the “Guise and Ghouls” Halloween polishes. I didn’t get all of them – I’d been burned by their elusive glitters and didn’t feel like playing Go Fish again. I did pick out 5 though: “Cloak and Swagger”, “Play Dead”, “Dead On”, “Where O Werewolf”, and “Nice Guise”. Lots of silver and gray this year.

I also picked 5 polishes from the new Luxe Fragments Collection: “Strike a Pose”, “Walk the Walk”, “Don’t Flake”, “Gold a la Mode”, and “Silver Slivers”. This collection wasn’t even on my radar, but I’m glad I spied it on an endcap.

Oh, and I found the clearance polish I had been looking for – Barbie “Little Pink Dress”.

Lots of people on Instagram are waiting for these new collections to hit their stores…be patient! The Beauty Advisor at my store had just put out these displays on Tuesday morning, the day I was there…the 2/$3 sale ends tomorrow, so get your ass to Walgreen’s and looook…

Barbie & Kylie

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Instagram is like my crack. My girl Rita (@blkisbeauti) posted that she saw the Barbie sets and Sinful Colors Kylie polishes for 50% off at Walgreen’s. I conned my husband into dropping me off to browse…but only after I walked the aisles at Lowe’s. Marriage is compromise.

I literally snatched up the last Barbie Face Case. There are 9 eye shadows (NO blue eye shadow? All my Barbies had blue eye shadow!), a blush, a lipstick, liquid eyeliner for that signature cat-eye) and eye shadow primer. I also grabbed “Barbie Pink” lipstick and a Makeup Bag – because of there is anything I need, it’s more makeup bags. They didn’t have any brushes or fingernail polish left.

I also spied the Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Collection for 50% off. These polishes had been excluded from the usual Sinful Colors sales, so I was pumped. I am not thrilled to be making Kylie Jenner any richer, but I can throw the bitch $1.49. I picked up the following shades: “Kleopatra”, “Angelik”, “After Dark”, “Kargo”, “Konstellation”, and “Haute Koffee”. Oh, I get it…all the polishes have a “K” in the name. So klever.

You know I’m gonna hit more Walgreen’s to see what else I can find…

Polishes and Potato Chips

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Oh Walgreens, I love you so much…

I knew when I left for Mexico that Walgreens was running a 2/$3 Sinful Colors sale. I pushed it out of my head, which was all the harder since 90% of my polishes are packed away. Sigh.

But wait! On Friday, we were running errands and needed drinks…I commandeered the vehicle towards Walgreens…

…and was excited to find that this Walgreens finally had a new collection! I grabbed three polishes from the “Camo Glitter” collection – “Under Cover” (different sizes of black, gold, green and light pink glitter with tiny white skull and crossbones), “Cute Cadet” (black, white, gold and pink holographic glitter), and “Army Brat” (pink glitter with a mystery black shape I cannot determine).

I got another “Sugar Crush” called “Surreally Sweet” – I loved “Sugar High” so much, I had to get the pink version. The last two were “Moss Have” (reminds me of cold, hard cash) and “Purple Diamond” (oops, I already have this one…so I gave it to Lily – she’s the one who asked for it anyway).

 

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…and then I saw the potato chips.

I am a sucker for those weird Lays flavors. Instead of the contests they’ve done the last few years, they rolled out a series of International chips called “Passport to Flavor”.

“Greek Tzatziki” was my hands down favorite – it has a rich cucumber dill flavor. I would love to eat one with one of last year’s Gyro chips. This one was also Lily’s favorite – I’m assuming it was close enough to Ranch Dressing for her to love it.

“Brazilian Picanha” was my husband’s favorite. To me, it was just all right…nothing special.

My son’s favorite was “Indian Tikka Masala”. To my knowledge, he’s never had real Tikka Masala, so I was kind of surprised. I need to get him to an Indian Buffet soon.

Walgreens didn’t have Chinese Szechuan Chicken, but I picked it up at Kroger this weekend. Although my husband thought they were yummy, no one else liked them – a bit too spicy and sour.

I ate half a bag of the “Tzatziki” chips last night. I’ll be sad when they discontinue them.