Saturday, July 7, 2012

Collective "Best of Drugstore" Haul


My makeup buying ban went bust and here's what I have to show for it. An innocent little foray into CVS last month for a pack of lashes and some Duo glue started this mess. Granted I didn't purchase this all at once. It took at least five separate drugstore trips to accrue this massive (to me) pile of beauty goodness. I do not believe I paid retail for any of these products as I only purchase drugstore cosmetics when they are on offer. Swatches of most of the items can be found in the video at the end of this post! Individual reviews with swatches will be linked or forthcoming!


I just finished the last bit of my daytime moisturizer and everything in my backup stash is too heavy for the summer heat. I love the regular La Roche Posay Toleriane moisturizer so I bought the La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluid to try this time. This moisturizer is quite pricey at around $30 but I had a 30% coupon from CVS and figured it was a good enough deal.


I picked up quite a few things from Maybelline as I have had great experiences with their eye products. I already reviewed the Expert Wear Quad in Plum Smokes. I have had the Color Tattoo Shadow in Bad to the Bronze on my wishlist for quite some time and I'm happy I finally picked it up. I ran out of mascaras in my backup stash so I really went mascara crazy the past month. I like having an arsenal of new mascaras at home.... Not sure why, I just do. I only have one or two mascaras open at one time as to not let too many dry out and go to waste. As you can see I already tore in the One by One Waterproof Mascara and it's great! My experiences with Maybelline mascaras are unmatched by another other brand. I also picked up the Colossal Waterproof Mascara and the Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara.


Wet n' Wild was 40% off at Rite Aid so I finally broke down and bought two of the eight pan Color Icon Palettes in Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher. I also scooped up the Color Icon Blush in Mellow Wine and a Megalast Lipstick in Red Velvet.



The L'oreal HIP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Gold Charge was 50% at CVS and I have yet to have a gold eyeliner pencil in my stash so I figured why not. The L'oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe have been on my lust list since their inception and I am SO pleased with them. I'm already eyeing a few colors from the recent collection. The L'oreal Single Eyeshadow in Gilded Bronze was a random purchase just to qualify my total for some Rite Aid rewards but it is a very nice eyeshadow. I already swatched and gave a preliminary review of L'oreal Rouge Caresse in Sunset Angora because I knew a lot of people want to know about this ASAP. 


Believe it or not I've never tried a Covergirl mascara despite everyone loving Lashblast. I purchased the Natureluxe Waterproof Mascara and the Lashblast Waterproof MascaraI was shocked to see the prices of these to be between $8-$10 because I always thought Covergirl was more inexpensive than most drugstore brands.


I told you I went mascara crazy! CVS had this amazing deal for $7 any Physician's Formula product and I spotted this Physician's Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara twin pack. This brought my total down to $4 and I had $6 in Extrabucks so I picked up a pair of Ardell lashes and paid only $2.97 (including tax). Score! I've never tried a Physician's Formula and I picked this twin pack out of the other two twin packs review unseen. Hopefully I like this mascara but I wish it came in a waterproof variety.


Lastly I picked up a few packs of lashes. I originally bought the Ardell Flare Short Lashes and Duo lash glue for my Pin Up tutorial. I was so impressed with these lashes that I wanted another pack and I ended up with the 110 Lashes. I have yet to use the 110s but they look beautiful in the packaging.

Watch the video below to hear more of my thoughts and mini reviews. I also swatched most of the products and included close ups!

 

14 comments:

  1. Nice haul! I love everything you purchased, especially the CG mascaras! :D And Wet N' Wild, you can never go wrong w/their palettes :D

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    1. Have you tried those CG mascaras? The palettes are nice but not very travel friendly as the shadows are really fragile :(

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  2. I can't wait for some mascara reviews :D
    I've been itching to buy a mascara to try but have been putting it off since I am at home most of the time :X

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    1. I rarely do mascara reviews because they're one of those products that can be amazing for one person and completely useless for another :/ It's also incredibly hard for me to take photos of my lashes since they're so sparse and thin. I'll try to get some reviews up if I can manage to take decent photos though!

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  3. You picked up so many things that are on my wish list like the Physician's Formula mascara and the L'Oréal Infallible eyeshadow, haha.

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    1. Oh, now I'm hoping for the best with the Physician's Formula mascara since you had it on your wishlist XD Will let you guys know (or maybe I'll tweet it or something) if I like it!

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  4. Love your drugstore picks! I've tired CG's lashblast volume waterproof before and liked it! It held my curls pretty well but it was such a pain to remove! Hope you'll like it :)

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    1. I hope it works for me too! So far the One by One isn't a pain to remove even though it's waterproof. It just makes my heart hurt a bit everytime I see an eyelash on the cotton bud when I'm removing my makeup >.<

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  5. i really want to try the physicians formula mascara. amazing haul <3

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    1. Wow, didn't know it was so popular! :)

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  6. Nice haul. I especially love the eyeshadows. You sure hauled a lot of mascaras as well.

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    1. Before this I haven't bought a lot of eyeshadows in a LONG time because I know I have too many. But I just broke down and went kinda crazy XD

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  7. Heeey, I like having an arsenal of mascaras in my makeup stash too :D
    The WnW palettes are so worth it and not to mention you got it for 40% off! Why couldn't Canadian retailers have awesome sales like that?!

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    1. Wet n' Wild regularly does 40% off at Rite Aid and Walgreens so I only purchase from then during those sales XD Canada has a lot of great brands like Bioderma and Nuxe that we don't have regularly here though!

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