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Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Maybelline Limited Edition Sweet Thing Nail Color Collection (and an update about comments)

I love Maybelline sometimes because, make NO mistake, when something they release is limited edition, they'll slap a "Limited Edition" sticker right on the product (unlike some other companies I know--and yes, I'm talkin' to you, Sally Hansen!).

How appropriate that I spot this yummy little display at Walgreens on the day before Valentine's Day:

Maybelline Spring 2010 Limited Edition Sweet Thing Nail Color Collection (retail: $4.79)

What a delicious little array of candy-colored pastel cremes! Lucky for me, Walgreens was in its last day of 40% off sale on all Maybelline products, so I was able to snag two bottles for $2.87 a piece instead of the usual $4.79. Yay!


L: Pie in the Sky, R: Goody Plum Drop

Pie in the Sky is actually more of a pastel periwinkle blue than the baby blue it appears to be in this pic. I LOVE it already. And Goody Gum Drop--do you see that gorgeous subtle shimmer? I am a sucker for pastel purples anyway, so I went bananas when I saw this little beauty. I'm already a huge fan of the Express Finish formula so you can be sure I'll be posting swatches soon. I cannot wait to wear these ASAP.

BUT, they have some competition for my next mani, because FINALLY, I spotted the new Sinful Colors greens that the lovely Magic Maid has been taunting us with lately! In case you aren't aware, Sinful Colors has quietly introduced some new shades into their permanent display recently (WHY then, are they putting out counter displays such as the Punk Rock display that only contain all old shades and no new ones? Doesn't may a lick of sense to me when they could be making tons of dough releasing a new display containing these yummy new greens! Unless you're already very aware of the Sinful Colors inventory, you might not even know they released new colors. Frustrating!). Whew. Sorry for that tangent.

Anyway, I wanted all three of these new greens but I just picked up my favorite of the bunch--especially after hearing not just Magic Maid rave about it, but the lovely Niki at Cheapalicious has been raving about it as well:

Sinful Colors Mint Apple (retail: $1.99)

I am bathed in pastel candy goodness right now! I don't even know where to start. :)

That's it for now, but swatches to come soon. Also, I wanted to let you know that I'm going to be enjoying a great day out in the San Diego sunshine today with Mr. Recessionista so I'll be making the comments for-approval just for today, since I won't be near my blackberry. In other words, you can leave comments as usual, but they just won't appear until I've approved them (which will either be tonight or tomorrow AM). Also, I will reply to all of your wonderful comments from yesterday and today soon (probably tomorrow morning). Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. :)

PS: In case you're curious, Mr. R and I are going to some Japanese markets today to get stuff for sushi (but you know I'll be making a detour to the beauty aisle!) and then we'll come home and make a big sushi dinner together for Valentine's Day--much cheaper than going to our favorite sushi place and MUCH more fun! I'm also planning to stop by some Asian bakeries because, since it's Chinese New Year, the bakeries go ALL OUT on beautiful, delicate pastries that are making my mouth water just thinking about them. If I spot anything particularly beautiful, I'll share some pics. Because, I mean, why keep the drooling to myself, right? :)

Have a WONDERFUL day today, whether it's with your significant other, friends or family. And if you're alone today, INDULGE in your favorite things and pamper yourself with a mani/pedi, bath, or facial. You totally deserve it!

R. xo



  1. ooh, i got to check out those maybelline polishes! you must do a review on the mint apple. i love it, but i want to hear your thoughts since you're more of an expert than i am, lol. thanks for linking to magic maid's site. i never heard of her, but now i'm going to add her to my daily reads!

  2. Have a lovely day shopping in "exotic" locals LOL.

    We heart Japanese food above all asian, and love all asian even more than good ol' southern cooking. This has only added to our distinction as "characters."

    I have spent hours and hours scouring the interned for recipes and we make seaweed salad, custom sushi rolls, miso soup, pho, tempura, various stir-fries, etc. twice to 3x a week - yes, even while in Arkansas. Love love LOVE our asian markets.

    Give me a holler if you want me to share any recipes. They're all saved right here on the puter and would be easy to send an attachment.

  3. OMG! Looooooove the shades!

    Happy Valentine's Day. :)

  4. Oooh, I will be on the lookout for those Maybellines! Those look right up my alley. I like the ones you picked out for yourself!
    You're going to LOVE that mint from Sinful! It's so cute. Have fun today!

  5. Darn! I didnt know that @ Walgreens, Maybelline was 40% off. Or did I and just forgot about it? *shrugs* Anyhoo, I like those pastels and I havent seen a display for them so I'll have to keep an eye for them.
    Glad youre enjoying what sounds like a wonderful Valentines Day!

  6. Happy valentine's Day! Sounds like a wonderful day.

  7. Can I just say I L-O-V-E your blog? I get so excited when I see brand new things/displays on your site! It makes me want to run out and go to the store. I also love knowing what to look for exactly!

    Keep up the wonderful work, I think you are great!!!

  8. Maybelline has a whole FAB collection revolving around these colors! I bought most of it. You can see pics on my blog:

  9. I like that Pie in the Sky, but I have such bad luck finding the LE's in my local drugstores!

  10. hope you had a good day yesterday, me and my bf just relaxed was nice..anyway i love the new maybelline shades! i'm totally obsessed with all the pastel colors. they are so cheery! and i have also been stalking walgreens for the sinful colors shades but they haven't shown up there yet..will keep looking, thanks!

  11. Nice polishes! I like the look of the blue and orange colours in the display. Can't wait to see swatches! XO

  12. Niki: Oh please! lol! I am no expert! Your review totally sold me on it--but I'll post some swatches after I use it, for sure. :) Also, you are so welcome about the link to Magic Maid! I LOVE it when I can introduce one of my favorite bloggers to another one of my favorite bloggers! :D

    Denise: We are kindred spirits, I tell you! And I would LOVE some good seaweed salad and Pho recipes (two of my favorite things ever)! Thank you in advance! Also--I owe you an email! Please don't think I forgot, ok? I'm just super behind on my email at the moment but I WILL write you back. :) xo

    Rai: Thank you, honey!! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day too! :)

    Nicole: Yes, you NEED to get your hands on this new display. And of course I can't wait to see your swatches when you get some! ;)

    adorepink: Thank you so much, sweetheart! I am keeping my fingers crossed that you can find this display in your area ASAP! I think you will love these shades even more in person--ESPECIALLY the pinks. If I remember correctly, the super pale pink is called "Pink Bubble". LOVE that name! lol! :)

    Phyrra: Right back atcha! I hope you had a wonderful day too, honey. :)

    Caitlin: Gosh, thank you SO much for that! You totally just made my day! I am so glad you are finding this blog helpful, and please let me know how you like any of these new products that you get, ok? :) xo

    Cynthia: Ooooh, thanks SO much for the heads-up! I can't wait to check out your blog! I'll visit as soon as I'm done responding to comments. :)

    d'Olivia: I love Pie in the Sky as well! And I hear you about having bad luck finding LE's so frustrating sometimes, isn't it? :( I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! xo

    Tiff: Thank you, honey! I looooove just relaxing with Mr. R, so it sounds like you had a great day as well! And darnit! I am SO bummed that you have not seen the new SCs at Walgreens yet. What is taking them so long? lol! Hopefully it will be any day now. And when you find them, you MUST let me know what you think and what you end up buying, ok? :D

    Marce: Thank you, honey! It all goes according to plan, I'll be doing my nails tonight and posting pics tomorrow. :) xo


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