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Thursday, December 17, 2009

My 99-Cent Only Store Haul!

A while back, a few of my lovely readers mentioned to me that L'Oreal and Jordana products were showing up at 99-Cent Only Stores. It took me a while to get over to one, but I finally did the other day and I couldn't believe what I scored!

First, I picked up a HiP Jelly Balm in "Luscious 720" (retail: $9):

I'm not normally a pot lip color gal (I'm a bit of a germaphobe) but how could I resist this one for 99 cents? I'm hoping the color is more on the red side than the brown side--do any of you have this shade? Do you like it?

Next I picked up a L'Oreal Bare Naturale Eyeliner in "911 Plum" (retail: $9):

I haven't had much luck with L'Oreal liners in the past, but again, I couldn't pass this one up. Plus, I've been looking and looking for a good plum liner that works for me (most of the time plums on my eyes make me look tired and pale) but I know that plum is great for hazel eyes so I'm REALLY hoping this is the magic shade that works.

I also found these cute Jordana eyeliner sets that come in a cute little bag (retail: $0.99 per pencil):

Four Jordana liners for the price of one, plus a free bag? Awesome.

Lastly, I'm in need of a new nail buffer so when I saw this one, still with the original CVS price tag, I snagged it:

All in all, I scored approximately $30 worth of product for $4.  Not bad! 

Do you have a 99-Cent Only Store in your town? I'd love to hear what you've been spotting in the beauty aisle!


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  2. We have a "Dollar Store". I get great lip gloss there: Maybelline Superstay Gloss & Maybelline Lip Polish.

    For $1 I can try out different shades & not worry if they don't work.

    Great finds!
    Dahlila xxoo

  3. dang, find the BEST stuff!

  4. I am soo jealous of your great finds! I actually bought that exact same L'oreal HIP Jelly Balm at its full price when it was first launched. I'll check out the 99 Cents Store closest to me and let you know what I find!

  5. I agree, I'm in love with your finds. I would love for you to take me shopping to help find the best bargains! (:

  6. Yay!! So much stuff. I'm planning to head over to Walgreens tomorrow to pick up some stuff that are on sale! Hopefully there's some good stuff left!

  7. Good luck with those Jordana liners. The last time I tried them, I ended up with raccoon eyes but then again, I do have oily lids and tend to perspire around the eye area too.

    Nice picks though. I'm loving that HiP jelly balm you bought. I'm guessing it's a sheer balm if it's a "jelly." Shade-wise, it's a pretty plum red and those look great on warmer, olivery skin tones.

  8. Oh and I almost forgot! I just recieved my goodies from Sunsilk today-- thanks, R! I'll be sure to review them soon.

  9. Jelly Balm for .99, lucky you! Everyone should be adding dollar stores to their US shopping list, lol

  10. L'Oreal HIP at the 99 cents store? Wow!

  11. Dahlila: I totally agree--taking a risk on a new color at the dollar store isn't so much a risk, is it? Love that! xo

    beautifulmonday: lol!! I try. :) xo

    Rita: Thank you! I just tried the jelly balm and I LOVE the shade. Do you like it as well? I really can't believe I got it for a dollar. Makes me want to go back and buy a few more. lol. And yes, I would LOVE to know what you're able to find at your location. :)

    Arezu: Awww, thank you, sweetie! I wish I could bring *all* of you dollar-store shoppping with me. How fun would that be? :) xo

    ndoodles: Oooh, can't wait to find out what you get! xo

    Shela: Yeah, I've used Jordana liners in the past and I can pull them off in cold weather only. In the summer, my oil skin really does a number on them. lol. I know that the jelly balms are sheer but I was hoping it wouldn't be too brownish on me. Good thing I tried it yesterday and discovered that it's more of a plummy red and I LOVE it. Now I want to get back and get more. lol. Can't wait to hear if you like the Sunsilk stuff, honey! xo

    1xellus1: You are so welcome! Have you been to local dollar stores lately? I'd love to know if you've scored any goodies! :)

    H: I know, I was incredibly lucky. lol. Do you have dollar stores up there? If so, do you ever find name brand drugstore cosmetics? xo

    Fabuless Beauty: I know, right? It was unbelievable! lol. :)

  12. We have Dollarama, and some other smaller chains, but nothing this crazy. The best thing I've heard we found around here was LA Colors. Sad!

  13. Thanks for the heads up! I went to my local 99 Cents Only Store today and picked up 5 of the HIP jelly balms, they had about 50 of the "Luscious" shade and I dug through the bin like a crazy person to find the only 2 left of the orange "Savory" shade, haha. Also thought you might wanna know that they had a TON of those discontinued HIP cream eyeshadow paints, and they had a small selection of the HIP color chrome eyeliners (I was hoping they would have the silver one, but all that was left was Green Flash).

  14. H: I am so sorry about that. Maybe the new year will bring some goodies to your CA dollar stores. :)

    J: OMG girlie, you SCORED!!! And I am SO glad I'm not the only one who digs and digs through the bins at the dollar store! lol. I swear that's how you find the BEST stuff! And your digging definitely paid off because I didn't see anything but that Luscious shade at my location. Now I'm thinking I should go back and dig harder! lol. I cannot believe you also found those paints and chrome liners! I paid full price for that Green Flash chrome liner just a few months ago! And from what I hear, those paints are VERY coveted for use as eyeshadow primer. Did you buy any? Oh, girl, you have me wanting to go back to the dollar store TODAY! lol. xo


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