Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In celebration of getting stuff done just in time: drugstore haul!

I'm sitting in a restaurant, waiting for takeout, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to post my drugstore haul from tonight. I went to CVS and amazingly enough, it had EVERY major drugstore lemming of mine from last fall. (When did this happen?? This CVS used to suck!) So I couldn't help picking up... too many polishes. iPhone pics ahoy...!

The new (overpriced) SH Complete Salon polishes were Buy 1, Get 1 half off so I got Commander in Chic and Grass Slipper. I just tried SH Grape Going and was surprised that the brush did not suck for me...

Then I saw a Milani Magical display that was nearly full! I originally wanted most of them but restricted myself to the two brightest: Charmed and Fairy Tale.

The Welcome Back Color display was on top of the usual Milani display and I almost missed it because I'm short and I don't look up as much as I should. I kinda lost control here. Shown above: Gleaming Green and Starry Pink.

Flashy Orange and Sparkling Blue. I was tempted to buy all of them but I knew that I had some ExtraCare bucks (and that I'd regret it if I didn't like them) and can probably still scoop some up later this week if these turn out to be fabulous.

Anyway, the experiment was not disastrous but it needs tweaking tonight. So I will go home, tweak, eat, tweak more and maybe do my nails... because SH Insta-Dri Grape Going did not dry anywhere close to instantly. (I'm pretty annoyed about that.)

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Concertina said...

I really like the new SH brush...and I certainly didn't think I would. My CVS didn't have those Milanis *so sad* but I did get Commander in Chic...wearing it now and it's FABULOUS!

kittytokaren said...

I'm so digging Commander in Chic! I think it's pretty close to Metro Chic (which I have, love, and would marry if it were legal). Love those taupe colours even if they're cliche by now :)

Get Nailed said...

Sparkling Blue looks very pretty! Wish I had a CVS, it sounds so much better than my Walgreens :(

gildedangel said...

Those look so pretty!

Halifax said...

I'm surprised the Black Magic is still out. Thought it was all gone by now. Lucky you to find them. They aren't sold where I live :-)

Anonymous said...

Love how sparkly the Milani polishes look!

Rebecca said...

Can't wait to see a swatch of Charmed & Fairy Tale!

Teresa said...

I'm so sad!!!! I love the Milani Halloween collection, esp. Fairy Tale, Charmed, Enchantment, Whimsical and Spellbinding - heck, I love them ALL, but no store around me has them in stock. :( Are there any kind, giving souls out there who would be willing to pick up the full set of polishes for me? (I'd be ever so grateful and would compensate for time/gas/reimburse) Please feel free to email me at indieamazonprincess at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Sorry in advance if my request is a no-no. I'm just a bit desperate after going to every CVS (and walgreens) that I could find. And no one even has them for sale online!

And to go back to the topic - your awesome drugstore haul killed my no-buy, as I picked up 8 new polishes in my search for the elusive milanis today. :) Can't wait to see swatches!

flinty said...

concertina: the brush is a serious mystery. It really does look like it'd be a trainwreck.

kittytokaren: I love the taupe colors too. I wish my SO liked them better. He finds them dull.

Get Nailed: My CVS only got good about a couple of weeks ago. Before, my drugstore nail polish heaven was my local Walgreens. And they never had anything.

gildedangel: thanks!

Halifax: I think my CVS got the reject leftovers from other CVS stores, which is why it just got Halloween.

Kelly, Rebecca: Just wait for the swatches! They're amazing. I'm posting them in the next two weeks, I think.

Teresa: You can call Milani's corporate offices and ask them to send them to you if they have any in stock. I did that with the Milani holo collection.

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