I went into Walgreens yesterday, just for the hell of it. I didn’t really have anything in particular I was looking for, except maybe some face cleansing/makeup-removing wipes. I got those, along with a few things from Jordana & something really random – a cheap but adorable watch!
I’ve been really awful about removing my makeup at night. I shower every other day, sometimes less, because my hair easily stays clean that long, & especially if I’m working several days in a row, I don’t do much with it except put it up in a messy ponytail. So, since I used to only wear eyeliner & mascara, it was so easy for me to sleep in my makeup & touch it up for the next day in between showers. I KNOW, most of you are probably like ‘EW, what? You DO that?’ but I couldn’t help it! It’s so easy! & as a busy college student, any little thing to take off less time in the morning is a win. I mean, I also used to wear clothes like 6 times before washing them. College literally turned me into a man, sniffing my jeans to make sure they smelled okay before putting them on. YIKES. Hopefully grad school will be a little more forgiving of my hygiene.
Anyways, that’s why I bought the face cleansing wipes from Almay. I’ve been using their eye-makeup remover pads & I LOVE them. I love them so much I bought several jars so I have backups, & have a few of the tiny travel sized ones that I can refill & take wherever with me. Now that I’m starting to venture into face makeup & intense eye makeup, I decided it was time to start removing my makeup every night & redoing it every morning. Yay for doing things the right way & being nice to my poor face!
Another reason I had specifically gone to Walgreens was to see the different makeup they have compared to Rite Aid, which I see every single day since I work there. I checked out their Wet N Wild set-up, since they had a few things on sale, but I didn’t really like it! Rite Aid, & Shopko, have a much better display with much more variety – though Walgreens does have a few new & different Fergie pieces that we don’t sell at Rite Aid. I checked them out & then passed on it before moving on to Jordana.
I think I mentioned it once before – I’m super in love with the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. Like, I LOVE them. I’m new to lip products, but this is the one I’ve found to have a lot of color pay off, be moisturizing, & fade & wear well without being super high maintenance. I hate the idea of having to look in the mirror & touch up my makeup every hour. Ugh. So these have been my fave because you don’t really have to worry about that – they wear well enough to not leave the ring of death or other embarrassing lip issues. So.
I’ve found Jordana’s balm stains to be pretty similar. They may not be AS good, but for $2 – $3 compared to $10, can I really complain?? I’ve been meaning to get the Honey shade in Revlons version, & just haven’t gotten around to it – so when I was at Walgreens, I saw this 01 Nude Chic, & had to buy it. I haven’t worn it much yet, but the shade is still gorgeous. There will be some swatches at the end of this post.
I also picked up some of the Fabuliner Liquid Liner’s in Black. I’ve heard some really good things about these, & I LOVE liquid eye liner, which I may have mentioned a few times before. I was especially intrigued by the Bold version, as I love bold, winged eye liner. So I can’t wait to try these out! The swatches turned out really great, they look very smooth & opaque – so I’m sure I will love them just as much on my eyes!
The last Jordana thing I picked up was this FabuBrow pencil in 01 Taupe. I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve never experimented with eyebrow products, but that I would love to since I have light, shapeless, bushy eyebrows. This shade is still a little dark, I think, so I’ll just have to be light handed with it & see how it turns out!
Then, of course, this watch. I can’t even remember the brand. Lily Pink, or something? I don’t know, but it was $9.99, & I fell in love with it. I only own one watch, a silver one with the same diamonds around the edges, but I thought a gold/brown one might be nice. Plus, I’m completely hooked on cheetah print right now. I’m sure I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it, & will be able to wear it with the half of my outfits that don’t match my silver watch.
Here are some swatches of the Jordana products I bought. From top to bottom, the Twist & Shine Balm Stain in 01 Nude, the FabuLiner’s, regular & bold, in black, & the FabuBrow pencil in 01 Taupe.
So that was my little haul from Walgreens. I get paid again at the end of this week & already have a few sales I want to go check out. Shopko is doing some really great sales – like 40% off all Physicians Formula products & 30% off all Revlon Colorstay. Rite Aid is doing a 40% all NYC products, & I think Walgreens has some sales on Revlon True Match & Maybelline, but I’m not positive.
I hope you all have a fabulous week. This is my last week of work before moving out of state for grad school in a few weeks & I’m SO EXCITED. A little stressed about the prep for moving, but thrilled to be done working this graveyard shift in 4 short days. Woo!
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