I generally buy two or three skincare or makeup items at a time but it’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a proper multi-purchase beauty haul. However, as it happens, I had some CVS ExtraBucks that were about to expire, I was interested in trying something new, and I also needed to restock some skincare staples. The stars were aligned for a haul.
I needed a new lip balm so I decided to try the Eco Lips Mongo Kiss Lip Balm when I saw it at CVS. I know these come in a bunch of flavors but my CVS only carried Peppermint, Pomegranate and Vanilla Honey. I’m not a fan of peppermint or fruity flavors in my lip products so I went with Vanilla Honey because I thought it would be the least offensive.
I paid $3.19 for the lip balm at CVS.
No, not sponsored. Ha, I wish! You all know that besides beauty I like to blog about food, so I had to share my recent McDonald’s experience.
To be perfectly honest, I haven’t ordered from McDonald’s in at least the past 5 years. There are simply other fast food joints that I prefer and that I feel offer a better value, primarily Popeye’s, but McDonald’s has been promoting the heck out of their new Signature Crafted sandwiches. I keep seeing commercials on TV and the most recent weekly store circulars via mail also included a sheet of McDonald’s coupons, two of which were for the new Signature Crafted sandwiches. The ads were tempting as were the early positive reviews on YouTube and the Buy One Get One Free coupon clinched the deal.
My total for both sandwiches was $7.07 ($6.49 + $0.58 tax).
I’m a huge fan of RMS Beauty. I love their Buriti cream bronzer, Living Luminizer was my favorite cream highlighter until I discovered Tata Harper’s Very Illuminating, and their “Un” Cover-Up is a really solid multi-tasker. Besides those three products, I think RMS is most known for their Lip2Cheek products which I meant to try earlier but never got around to doing. However, when I saw they had discontinued Curious ($36), the one Lip2Cheek shade that interested me, I knew I had to hunt it down and try it before it completely disappeared forever.
It’s not unusual for me to pick up the occasional one or two random drugstore items but it’s been awhile since I’ve done a proper drugstore haul. However, when I happened upon a nearly untouched display for the limited edition Spring 2017 Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart collection I couldn’t help myself. Everyone on YouTube who reviewed the collection did so months ago, so I thought I had missed my chance but then I found it at CVS where, of course, they jack up all the prices. If I had taken a moment to think about it I probably wouldn’t have grabbed so many items but I was so overcome at finding the collection I went kind of crazy.
I purchased the following items:
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in The Sweetest Bling ($5.29)
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Lilac to Reality ($5.29)
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint in Kiss Me If You Can ($5.29)
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint in Flirt on the Street ($5.29)
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Cheek & Lip Tint in Crush Upon a Time ($5.29)
- Wet n Wild Color Icon Trio in Hieroglyphic Heart ($3.39)
My total with tax ended up approximately $33 which is more than I usually spend on makeup at the drugstore in one go. Suffice it to say these were total impulse buys and I have some major regrets even though I have yet to try any of the products. The only three items that I’m going to try for sure are the blush sticks. As for the rest, I’m going to put them up on my blog sale so if you were interested in trying the highlighters or eye shadow trio but weren’t able to get your hands on them, now’s your chance.