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.
For my first haul of the new year, I restocked my supply of Stridex Alcohol Free Maximum Pads (2/$10) and picked up a few new items to try.
I spotted a limited edition Wet n Wild display and decided to grab the nail polish in the shade “R-U-Free-2 Dance?” ($2.99), a translucent sheer lavender topcoat with blue/green iridescence that would probably look amazing over black/dark polish. In hindsight I’m not sure why I bought it because I’ve moved away from shimmer polishes in the past couple of years and I never wear dark polishes. In fact, I purged all the dark nail polishes from my stash and, unfortunately, I think you really need one in order to make a topcoat like R-U-Free-2-Dance? pop. As has become a bad habit, I think I bought it because it was a limited edition; I always feel such a high and a sense of accomplishment whenever I’m able to locate a hard to find collection. I haven’t even used it and I’ll probably either return it or sell it off on my blog sale.
I had four CVS Extrabucks that were set to expire and they just about covered the cost of a tin of Vaseline Rosy Lips ($3.99). Again, this is another purchase I probably could’ve done without but I was scrambling to find something to spend my store dollars on and that was all I could think of. I’m a huge fan of Vaseline but not as a lip balm; I prefer thicker, heavier lip balms but Rosy Lips is actually something I can use.
But perhaps my biggest, best find was the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Instant Mask that normally retails for $13.29 but was on clearance for $3.32. This is a 5% glycolic, clear gel face mask that you wear for 10 minutes then rinse off. The glycolic concentration is a lot less than what I’m used to — I normally use the Paula’s Choice 8% AHA gel or the L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Daily Pads 10% glycolic — but my skin’s a bit sensitive now with the colder, dryer weather so I think the Nip +Fab mask will do nicely in the meantime. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like the product or how quickly I’d go through a tube so I decided to purchase four boxes. I didn’t want to regret not buying more in case I fell in love with the product. Coincidentally I had received a $3 Nip + Fab coupon in the mail from CVS that very day, so it’s like I got one Nip + Fab mask for free.
There were a few other Nip + Fab items that were also on clearance including the Dragon’s Blood Fix Pads (cool name!) that contain salicylic and hyaluronic acids which are great ingredients but unfortunately also include lots of alcohol which I try to avoid. That was marked down to $3 and change as well in case anyone’s interested.
You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately and that’s mainly because of two reasons: (1) I had family visiting this past month so I couldn’t blog and (2) my makeup routine has remained pretty consistent.
I think I’m in the final round of the purging process and I’ve nearly sold off all the makeup I’d been hoarding and not using. Now I feel like I’ve whittled down my makeup collection to the handful of products that I really love and use. Continue reading →
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush – Rosé Champagne & Apri-Cot in the Middle
I decided to take a chance and try two of the newer Wet n Wild Color Icon blushes. The last time I owned any Wet n Wild blushes they still came in the silver gray compacts so it’s definitely been awhile. But I’ve been hearing a lot of raves about the new Rosé Champagne shade so when CVS ran a promo on Wet n Wild last week I decided it was time to get some.
It’s been awhile since I’ve purchased a Wet n Wild nail polish or any nail polish for that matter but curiosity got the better of me and I decided to try one of their new 1 Step WonderGel Nail Colors ($4.99 each). I’m always drawn to reds and oranges, especially those that come in a creme finish, so Crime of Passion really spoke to me.
Admittedly, I had my doubts about the WonderGel formula. I’ve never been very impressed with the nail polishes Wet n Wild’s had to offer even though I owned quite a few of their Wild Shine, MegaLast and Fast Dry polishes in the past. All I can say is that they release interesting limited edition colors on occasion and they’re alwasy a cheap thrill.
The new WonderGel nail formula, however, is GREAT! It’s opaque in one pass, glides on so easily, smooths and levels itself out with no streaking, dries relatively quickly, and wears so nicely!
I gravitated towards Crime of Passion because of the beautiful cherry red shade and also because it was the perfect color to sport on my nails for the Fourth of July. Of course there’s been some edge wear as should be expected but I’ve been wearing Crime of Passion since a few days before Independence Day and it’s just now starting to do really chip. I couldn’t be bothered with a top coat this time, so over a week on its own is pretty amazing.