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Nordstrom here for new beauty deals plus free shipping!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Need your feedback (pretty please)

Hello my lovely readers! I've been hard at work doing some much-needed cleaning in my house for the past week, including clearing out and reorganizing my spare bedroom/office/storage room. During the course of my cleaning, you will never believe what I found. I stumbled across a box that was still taped shut from probably two or three moves ago (we're talking maybe 10 years) and all it said on the box was "Misc. Not Important". Well, with a captivating title like that, it's no wonder I hadn't opened it in years, right?

Much to my shock and surprise, when I opened this box today, I found MAKEUP. I'm talking vintage makeup. Stuff from the late 80s and 90s, including some of the original Urban Decay eyeshadow singles, Stila shadows, and an unopened two-pack of Revlon Street Wear nail polishes. There is so much great stuff in this box I can hardly believe it. Oh, and I also found one of the original Wet n Wild nail polishes from the late '80s that I just recently said, on this very blog, that I wish I still had. Well...I have it!

So my question for you is: would you be interested in seeing pictures of all this old drugstore and high-end makeup? I know that things like old-school L'Oreal eyeshadow singles and Revlon lipsticks are fascinating to ME, but I don't want to bore you if that's not something you're interested in seeing (from a historical perspective).

Would you please leave a comment on this post and let me know your thoughts? I think it might be fun to do maybe one post a week with a few pictures and descriptions, and I can continue doing this until we've covered my entire old-school stash.

Can't wait to hear your thoughts, and no hard feelings if you're NOT interesting in seeing this stuff. Please be honest, ok? And thank you in advance!


Spotted at Rite Aid: New Revlon Polishes & LE Wet n Wild goodies

I spotted some great new displays at my Rite Aid yesterday so let's get right into it!

First up, some new Revlon polishes that are NOT limited edition! Yay!

 As you can see, the "Just Add Sparkle" collection contains four creme polishes and four corresponding glittery top coats. Each creme color has its own glittery top coat designed to be layered on top of it for a sparkly effect (not like anyone's going to strictly adhere to these rules, but still, it's a fun idea). 

Here's a better look at the "chart" (click to enlarge):

 I am super excited to see a true gray creme from Revlon (in person, this gray very much reminds me of Sally Hansen Wet Cement) and a gorgeous deep purple creme. The black shade didn't really wow me, but for crimson/blood-red shades, the one in this collection is very pretty.

As for the glittery top coats, looking at them closely, it appears that the base is tinted in a color that corresponds to its creme polish (red, silver, purple and black) and there is silver micro-glitter, as well as larger, round holo glitter, in each top coat. 

Moving on to Wet n Wild, I am VERY happy to report that I finally spotted some of the limited edition displays that everyone seems to be spotting in other parts of the country. And talk about perfect timing, since Wet n Wild is on sale this week BOGO1/2OFF with $1 in +UP Rewards! That is a heck of a deal considering that these goodies are just $1.99 each without a sale. With the +UP Reward, that turns it into a true BOGOFREE if you're purchasing two items that are $1.99 each. Awesome!

Wet n Wild Limited Edition Color Icon Eyeliner Pencils

Wet n Wild Limited Edition Color Icon "Insomnia" Nail Color Collection

The Insomnia collection is a vampy-nail-color-lover's dream. Everything is pretty much black-based, and there are some cremes, shimmers and micro-glitters in this collection. The colors with micro-glitter actually reminded me a lot of last year's LE Halloween collection from Milani, as they each have a black base with a different shade of micro-glitter. If you like vampy shades, this collection is for you. I actually picked up two shades from the Insomnia collection, which I will swatch very soon.

 Wet n Wild Limited Edition Craze "Pixel Perfect" Nail Color Collection

Finally! I know a lot of you have had access to the Pixel Perfect collection for a while now, but I honestly never thought I was going to see it in person. The colors are all bright and bold and very fun for summer.

That's it for this drugstore report, but if you're interested in any of the Wet n Wild products above, don't forget to check your local Rite Aid this week and see if you can spot them. The BOGO1/2OFF with $1 +Up Rewards deal is awesome and I don't want you to miss out on that!

Have you spotted these displays at your local drugstores yet? Do you already own any of these products? I'd love to hear from you!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Milani product pics (sort of)

I spotted some new additions to the Milani permanent display the other day but, sadly, the actual products were not yet in the displays.  But being the obsessive drugstore makeup fanatic that I am, I figured it would still be fun to post pics of the displays!

A HUGE thanks to Yummy411 for the heads-up about these new Milani items.  In her post, which you can see here, the Lip Flash pencils are actually in the display, so be sure to check that out. Also, she just posted a review of the actual Lip Flash pencils, which is a must-read if you're a Milani fan (check out her review here).  And finally, be sure to check out her pics of the new display for the baked bronzers--they look promising!

On to my pics:
(click once to enlarge, again to magnify)

I am THRILLED to see that Milani is finally coming out with some new lipsticks. It seems like it's been forever since they released new lipsticks and I'm very excited to try out this new formula.  What do you think? Are you excited to try any of these new Milani goodies? I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New NYC core collection shades (and a NARS Zulu dupe???)

In the world of nail polish, there are those mystical, unattainable shades that seem to make everyone's top ten lists of "dream polishes". One such shade is NARS Zulu. It's one of those deep almost-black greens that caused quite a frenzy when it was originally released back in '06. Sadly, it was discontinued when NARS dumped all of its non-Big-Three-Free formulas (I believe it actually reappeared for a hot minute on the Sephora site in '07 but it sold out instantly). Since then, the NARS Zulu fervor has not really subsided much, as it's still talked about even to this day (heck, there was even a petition started to bring it back). So when NARS announced that it was actually going to re-release Zulu (in Big-Three-Free form) in October of this year, I know it made a lot of people very, very happy.

Well, since I never had the original, and probably won't get the reformulated version before it sells out (because you know it will), I've been trying to get my hands on something that even remotely resembles this shade--in drugstore form, of course. But I gotta tell ya, it's very difficult to find a dupe of something you've never actually seen in person. Sure, I've seen plenty of swatches of NARS Zulu over the years (just google "NARS Zulu" and you'll see what I mean) but it's pretty crazy to say, "I've found a drugstore dupe for NARS Zulu!!" without ever really seeing NARS Zulu.

Anyway, the other day when I strolled into my CVS not really expecting to see anything new, I spotted new nail polish and eyeshadow shades within the NYC core collection (in the permanent display). One of these new polish shades immediately caught my eye, and I think it might be pretty close to what NARS Zulu is (in my mind). So without further ado, here's my "interpretation" of a NARS Zulu dupe:

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NYC Flat Iron Green (retail: $1.99)

I know that NARS Zulu is a jelly, but I really suck at being able to tell the difference between cremes and jellies (hey, I never claimed to be an expert at these things). I think Flat Iron Green is a jelly, because on the first coat, it appears to be a sheer olive green. It takes three coats to get to the shade you see above, and it's got a deepness and dimension to it that make me think it might be a jelly. Note: when one of you true nail fanatics gets this shade (or if you have it already) can you let me know if YOU think it's a jelly? I'd love to know if I was correct in my estimation! :)

Whew! Thanks for hanging in there if you've made it this far. I'm just super excited to see a new shade from NYC that so closely resembles (again, just my opinion) a color I've been pining over for years now! And it's just $1.99!

NOTE: There's a $1 NYC coupon in this month's All You Magazine, so if you want this shade, or anything from NYC, be sure to clip that coupon before you make a purchase! I picked up Flat Iron Green for just 99 cents, which makes this whole NARS Zulu "dupe" even sweeter!

Moving on to the other new shades in the core collection:

Let's start with the polishes:

Pier 17 is a deep royal blue shimmer, Flat Iron Green is obviously an almost-black green jelly(?), MOMA is very similar to OPI My Auntie Drinks Chianti (a purple/mauve/raspberry/plum creme) and Prince Street is a deep purple shimmer. All of these shades are beautiful in person and I have a feeling I'll eventually own them all.

The new shades of the City Duets are neat because they changed the embossed pattern and now it's a big "NYC". The picture above is pretty accurate (obviously you can see that the Bowling Green duo is missing) and I want to note that the NYC Times duo is a true black and a true white (the picture makes it look like it might be dark brown and cream but it's not). Also, from what I could tell, all of these duos are mattes (though I could be wrong).

That's it for this drugstore report! Do you see anything here that you're anxious to get your hands on? What about that Flat Iron Green? If you are lucky enough to own NARS Zulu, do you think it's a close enough match to be called a dupe?

Weekly drugstore makeup sales!

Hard to believe it's already been a week, but it's that time again! Click the logo above to see Make-Up on the Cheap's summary of all the drugstore makeup sales for the coming week (spoiler: there's another true BOGOFREE and a good deal on the new Almay mascara!).

Thursday thoughts...

I was surprised, but then not surprised, by the responses to this Wednesday's question about drugstore foundations.

Here's what didn't surprise me: the clear winner was Revlon ColorStay. It's a fantastic foundation for those of us who prefer medium-to-full coverage, and it's also fantastic for all skin types since there's a dry skin formula and also an oily skin formula. If I were more of a liquid foundation gal (my favorite formula is powder) then I think ColorStay would be my choice as well.

But here's what surprised me: the second most popular choice was L'Oreal True Match. Wow! Would you believe I've never even tried True Match before? I have a hard time finding a good match for my skintone with L'Oreal foundations, but I think I might need to give this one a shot now.

Other honorable mentions that received a few votes: Cover Girl Simply Ageless (I love the blush from this line so I might have to try the foundation), Rimmel Lasting Finish and Maybelline Dream Mousse.

Big thanks to everyone who took the time to leave a response to this week's question. I LOVE reading your answers and they always give me great ideas about what products to try and review in the future. You all are so detailed and helpful in your responses--I can't thank you enough!

So do you agree? Would you wear Revlon ColorStay for the rest of this year (if you had to)? If not, did your favorite drugstore foundation make the cut? If not, let me know what brand you love!

Review: New Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons

Every once in a while a product comes along that makes me so excited that I can't even remember how I survived without it.  I am delighted to tell you that this is exactly what happened after I received the new Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons for review recently. I love them so much that I'm having a hard time thinking straight.

Let's start with the basics and then I'll explain exactly why I am in LOVE with these things.  First of all, the concept is nothing new, really. We've all seen jumbo pencils like this that can be used as eyeshadow, a base for powder shadows and also to line the eyes. The textures of these pencils reminds me of Maybelline Cool Effect Shadow Liners. Just like the Maybelline pencils, these Palladio crayons have the same cooling effect when you run them across your skin.  But in my opinion, that's where the similarities end.

I've tried a few of the Cool Effect Shadow Liners over the years and the pigmentation and staying power always left a little to be desired. With the Palladio crayons, the pigmentation, color and performance exceed any other jumbo pencil I've ever used (and yes, even the NYX jumbo pencils I own, which I had such high hopes for but never seemed to quite deliver for me and my oily lids). 

During a recent heatwave here in San Diego, I tried these crayons in all three ways: as eyeshadow, as a base for powder eyeshadow and also as liner.  So let's break it down:

As eyeshadow, these crayons can give you either a great punch of color or a soft wash, depending on how much you blend them out. And they LAST. Seriously, I think I got about seven hours of wear out of each shade before I started to see fading or creasing. And that was with no primer and no powder shadow layered on top of them.  When you apply them to your lids, you have about a minute of play before they set, so just be careful to blend them out with your fingertip (brushes don't seem to work as well) immediately upon application.

As eyeliner, these crayons give me a fantastic smokey eye. And for a jumbo pencil, I just cannot begin to explain how pleased I am with the staying power. Never would I dare use a jumbo pencil to line my eyes and expect it to last more than an hour or two. But with these, I am able to get about five hours of wear before I started to see slight creasing in the outside corners of my eyes, but even then it's minimal. And if I layer a bit of powder eyeshadow over them, they wear like iron.

But the real rockstar for application is to use these as a base for powder shadows. I don't know about you, but I've got a rather large collection of "meh" eyeshadows that aren't super pigmented and don't have stellar staying power on their own. So when I get a new shadow base, I immediately break out my "meh" eyeshadows to see if I can breathe new life into them.  That's exactly what I did with these Palladio crayons I could not be more delighted with how they transform my powder shadows:

OK, if you take a look at these swatches, you'll see that I swatched them alone and then with various powder shadows layered over them.  I deliberately selected some shadows from my collection that aren't exactly superstars in the pigmentation category.  As you can see, these crayons are very nice on their own, but LOOK OUT when you layer a powder shadow over them. They take on a whole new dimension and I love how they really bring out the shade of the powder shadow.  Plus, the color of these crayons doesn't dominate my powder shadows--you can see in the swatch of the CG shadow (over espresso) that the shimmer and lightness of the CG color doesn't get overpowered by the color of espresso. It just heightens the original shade and makes it even better.

When you use a powder shadow shade that is very close to the shade of the crayon (see the LA Colors swatch on the right side of the collage) you can see how much it intensifies the color.  Alone, that LA Colors shadow is pretty sad, but WOW is it intense over espresso.

And the staying power? One word: incredible.  Honestly, even in 100 degree weather, these wear like iron for me and literally do not budge or crease or fade for the entire day (and into the night). I wore espresso with the CG shade for 10 hours the other day when I looked in the mirror that night, practically everything on my eye had disappeared except for the area where I used espresso as a base. It was still going strong and just as vibrant as when I applied it earlier that day. Also, these crayons remove easily with just my regular facial cleanser. No need for eye makeup remover. Love that!

If you're on at tight budget right now and you can't afford to buy every pretty new shadow you see at the drugstore, I HIGHLY recommend picking up one of these new Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons  (there are 12 shades available).  For just six bucks, I think it's an awesome investment because these crayons literally breathe new life into my otherwise drab eyeshadows. It's like having a whole new collection of shadows now, just by using one crayon. I literally have been layering everything but the kitchen sink over these crayons and I haven't found a bad combo yet.

Palladio Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayons are brand new, so for now you can only purchase them on the Palladio website. I'll find out from my contact when they'll be available at Sally Beauty (in-store and online) and I will definitely let you know ASAP.

A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Wednesday Question

Gah! I'm sorry this is coming to you so late but this is the first time I've had a chance to go on the computer all day (but hey, it's technically still Wednesday here so I guess it's OK!).  This week's question is a fun one (I hope!) and I can't wait to see your answers:

If you could use just one drugstore foundation for the rest of 2010, which one would it be?

My answer would definitely be Physicians Formula SPF 50 Powder Foundation. I reviewed it a while back and I've had an intense love affair with it ever since. In hot weather and cold, it's a true winner for me and my oily skin. So how about you? What would you choose?

Awesome HiP 510 news and more drugstore info!

OMG I can hardly contain myself! I was at CVS earlier today and guess what I saw?? The infamous HiP 510 duo...IN THE PERMANENT DISPLAY! If you have no idea why I'm so excited about this, click here for all the details, and you can also click here to see the eye look I did using just this duo. This is HUGE and SUCH great news! Now all of us can experience the magic of this duo! Yay!

This particular CVS had the completely new core collection display all set up (I know a lot of drugstores are still in transition) so if you don't spot 510 at your local drugstore, just wait until they've finished overhauling the entire display because it WILL be there eventually.

For all my fellow bath and body junkies out there, I also have to tell you that I finally spotted the new Essence of Beauty (CVS house brand) scent, and it smells just like an orange dreamsicle!

If you're a gourmand lover, you need to give this one a whiff. It's seriously giving my beloved EoB Pixie Tangerine a run for its money! By the way, all EoB products are Buy 2, Get 1 Free this week.

And finally, I want to be sure everyone knows about some other great deals going on this week:

1) Target has Tone Body Washes on sale this week for $2.99 and there's a $1 printable coupon on the Tone website right now! You know I loooove that Blueberry body wash, but now I can finally try the White Clay & Jasmine I've been wanting for a while now! What's your favorite from Tone?

2) Also at Target, Mitchum deodorant is on sale for $2.99 and most papers last Sunday had a $1 coupon, so if you clipped that, you're looking at Mitchum for just $1.99.

3) Another free toothpaste alert (I think I mentioned last week that Rite Aid had free toothpaste after a Single Check Rebate): this week Walgreens has 5.8 oz tubes of Colgate Total Advance on sale for $3.49 with $3.49 Register Rewards. So yeah, more free toothpaste!

4) And finally, another great deal at CVS, which I just took advantage of myself this week: There are a ton of John Frieda haircare products on sale this week for 2/$10 with $5 Extra Bucks, bringing your total down to just 2/$5. But if you clipped the $2 off 1 John Frieda product coupon from the paper a while back and held onto it (like I always advise you to do!) then that brings your total down to just $3 for two products, or $1.50 each. Yay!

Also, I still plan on reviewing the John Frieda Root Awakening Smoothing Lotion I purchased a while back, but I thought it might be a good idea to compare it to the older Frizz-Ease Smoothing Cream, so I picked that up today (for $1.50!) and I'll do a comparison post very soon.

That's it for now, but I hope you're as happy as I am about that HiP 510 news! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

By request: Confetti Moonstruck & 10 Moonlight comparisons

After this post, some of you said you would like to see comparisons of the new Confetti and 10 Professional Nail Lacquers (available at CVS) against other polishes in my collection. I am so happy to oblige since I think we all get excited at the prospect of finding dupes, so let's jump right in!

In case you're not aware, Confetti polishes (retail: $1.99) and 10 polishes (retail: $3.99) are now at most CVS locations, and since both lines are distributed by the same company (MBA Beauty Inc.) there seem to actually be dupes within the two lines (for instance, the Confetti pastel lavender shade and the 10 pastel lavender shade were similar when I compared the two bottles in-store). Beyond that though, I would have to say that Confetti is more of the "fun" line, because it includes more shimmers and glitters, while 10 is the more "conservative" line with a lot more cremes and subdued shades.

If you're curious to know the difference between the two formulas, based on my limited experience, I feel that the Confetti formula seems to be a bit more thin, while the 10 formula is a bit thicker (not too thick though) and I find that the staying power of 10 is just a bit better as well. Again, my own opinion and your results may vary.

Confetti Moonstruck Comparison

Just looking at Moonstruck in the store, I knew it was going to be similar to Rimmel Steel Gray and Sally Hansen Commander in Chief (both shades, of course, that I adore). Heck, the Rimmel and Sally Hansen shades are so close to each other that I often wonder why I own both of them myself! But then add Moonstruck to the mix and well, I'll let the photos do the talking.

As you can see, there seems to be a touch more purple in Moonstruck, but honestly, I've been wearing all three shades on my left hand for a few days (two coats of each with no top coat) and even I have trouble remembering which is which. In my far-from-expert opinion, I'd say the closest match to Moonstruck in Rimmel Steel Gray, while Sally Hansen Commander in Chief is a touch warmer than the other two. But still, if you own one of these colors, you certainly DO NOT need the other two! Unless of course you're a greige/mushroom fanatic, in which case I would never try to talk you out of that. ;)

10 Moonlight Comparison

No clear-cut dupes in this bunch, however I still wanted to show you this comparison because, hopefully, it gives you a better idea of what Moonstruck is like in real life. The closest shades I own to Moonstruck are Revlon Gray Suede (from the Limited Edition Daydreamer Collection) and American Apparel Mouse. Neither shade is even close to a dupe, but it's still interesting to see them side-by-side. And honestly, looking at these swatches, I have to say that I prefer Moonstruck to the other two shades, just because I think it's a tad more chic, modern and edgy, while still be 100% work-appropriate. Again, my personal opinion, but I find myself reaching for 10 Moonstruck more and more these days!

I hope you enjoyed these comparisons, and of course I would love to hear from you! What are your favorites shades in these pics? Do you already own any Confetti or 10 polishes from CVS? If so, how do you like them?

Disclaimer: All of the products contained within this post were purchased with my own funds.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Review: Axe "Recovery" Body Spray (this might surprise you)

This is usually the type of review I'd ask Mr. R to write for this blog, but I actually really wanted to tell you about this Axe scent myself because, well, I'm kind of digging it. For me. To wear. Yeah, for me.

Back in 2008, I saw some very positive reviews for Axe's Proximity collection over on basenotes.  People were saying that there were very pleasantly surprised with these three single-note fragrances (Amber, Vetiver and Bergamot) and that they were a real departure from the typical tween-ish fragrances that we're accustomed to seeing from a brand like Axe. (Note: I believe the Proximity collection has been discontinued, but you can still find random cans at certain drugstores.)

I purchased Amber after reading that review, and I loved it. It's not what you'd expect from Axe, and it actually reminds me a lot of Bath and Body Works' amber scents, but for about 1/2 the price (or less). 

So the other day I thought it might be fun to take a stroll down the men's deodorant aisle and see if I could find anything new to pick up for Mr. R, who occasionally likes to wear fragrance (I love him in Dolce & Gabbana but it's always fun to sniff a new scent on him every once in a while). 

And that's when I came across this little gem:

 Axe Recovery (retail: around $4.99, 4 oz)

This week Rite Aid has Axe on sale for $3.99 with $1 +UP Reward, which is a pretty good deal, and I also had a $1 Axe printable coupon from (sorry, it's no longer up) which brought my total down to $1.99.

What immediately drew me to Recovery is that, to my nose, it smells exactly like Irish Spring soap. Irish Spring is an iconic soap that is still quite popular (especially for men) and every once in a while I'll bust out a bar and use it in the shower because I loooove the nostalgic scent.  It's just so crisp and refreshing, and it brings back great memories.

So when I took a little whiff of Recovery, I was immediately reminded of Irish Spring and I knew I had to get it. And sure enough, when Mr. R sniffed it he said, "Hey, it's Irish Spring!" 

So if you, or the man in your life, don't want a fancy scent, but just want to smell clean (like soap), you might want to give Recovery a shot.  You never might turn into your go-to fragrance for a while. I'm loving it--especially during this heatwave.

Are you an Axe fan? What scents from Axe do you like?

Attention Target Shoppers!

It's been a while since I did a "Links I Love" post, which makes me sad because I really enjoy spreading the love and telling you about great blogs on a regular basis. So, apologies for not doing this more often, but today I NEED to tell you about this blog:

In a nutshell, Totally Target is to Target what the fabulous Drugstore Divas is to drugstores. This blog tells you about coupons, sales, unadvertised in-store deals, and basically everything a good Target shopper needs to know in order to maximize savings.

Even though I'm a new reader of Totally Target (I literally just stumbled across it recently during my usual web-surfing) I can officially tell you that I'm already obsessed. And guess what? Totally Target covers beauty deals too, like this one. Yay!

If you're a frequent Target shopper, you might want to make Totally Target part of your weekly reading. It's totally a part of mine now. :)

L.A. Colors Magnetic Force: Be afraid. Be very afraid!

Let me clarify: you shouldn't be afraid of this nail polish color, you should be afraid of the color of my fingers in these photos! In order to properly show you the true color of Magnetic Force, I had to color-correct these pics like a mad woman. Seriously, it's impossible to photograph neon corals on my camera. No matter what, they always turn to bright orange, which is nowhere near the real-life shade.

Magnetic Force is one of the shades I bought from Dollar Tree a little while back (click here to see all the shades I purchased) and I was SOOOO excited to get these LA Colors polishes from the Color Craze collection (until I spotted these at Dollar Tree, I had never seen them in person--only online).

So please keep in mind, my fingers are not purple in real life! But the polish in these photos is pretty darn close to what Magnetic Force looks like in real life:

L.A. Colors Magnetic Force (retail: $1 at Dollar Tree)

Don't look at my fingers--just look at the polish!

In the bottle, Magnetic Force looks like it's going to be a neon coral. But once I started applying it to my nails, almost all of the pink seemed to disappear and it suddenly turned into a gorgeous tangerine neon. Seriously, I'm not mad at all that this isn't what I thought it was going to be, because I adore tangerine and I own nothing that even comes close to this color. Also, when I purchased this, I didn't realize that there is a very subtle gold shimmer running through this polish, which makes it even more beautiful when you wear it. Please trust me when I tell you that Magnetic Force is gorgeous in person. As far as neons go, this isn't as bright as say, China Glaze Pool Party (a hot pink neon). In fact, when I put Pool Party next to Magnetic Force, Magnetic Force looks tame in comparison (though still bright, of course).

If you like corals and oranges, and you like bright, bold shades, I think you owe it to yourself to get out to Dollar Tree and hunt this one down. And if you like the color tangerine, you DEFINITELY need this one. For a dollar, it's a no-brainer.

One more thing: unlike so many neons, this polish does not dry to a matte finish. It's not super shiny on its own, but it's definitely not matte. I'd consider it more of a satin finish. Oh, and it dries in seconds and I only needed two coats for complete opacity.

Do you own any L.A. Colors Color Craze polishes from Dollar Tree? How do you like them? Do you own Magnetic Force? If so, do you think I did a good enough job representing this shade? I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just a reminder: Today's the day to use that Big Lots coupon!

I just wanted to remind all of you Big Lots shoppers that today's the day to use the 20% off coupon! If you missed my post about my latest finds at Big Lots you can check it out here.  For all you Sunsilk fans that miss the old formulas, today would be a great time to stock up since I know the old products have surfaced at many Big Lots locations across the country.

Happy shopping!
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