Saturday, March 21, 2009

Mini Drugstore/Target Haul & Nails

Hey, hope everyone's having a great weekend!

I was so busy this week and couldn't really post anything up except my ohagi.. haha. But today I will show you my super mini haul from a local drugstore called Harmon Discount. I believe they only have locations in NJ, NY and CT. So basically tri-state area. I'm in NJ and I live about fifteen minutes away from Harmon so I go there all the time. It is essentially a beauty supply store/drugstore but with cheaper prices! :) I'm so happy about that.

I bought the Revlon Colorstay Softflex foundation in Sand Beige 180 for approx. $9.00 (cheaper than CVS price $13.00) after I got a sample in a magazine with the exact same color and reading reviews online that compared it to MAC's Studio Fix.

My current foundation, DHC Q10 liquid foundation, doesn't do much for me. Once I put it on, it's very matte and doesn't give me that dewy glow that I like and it's light coverage so if I want to cover more, it doesn't do it. I don't really like it that much but I'll probably finish it.

I also bought two eyeliners (some cheap brands..), NYX white eyeliner in 906 and Prestige purple eyeliner in E80 Magnetic. They're okay I guess... I read a lot about using white eyeliner to make your eyes look more awake or bigger. The NYX one is better even though it was cheaper. The purple eyeliner isn't that pigmented but I'll figure out a way to use it.. Any suggestions?

I also went over to Target today to buy Sonia Kashuk brushes that I've been lemming. I wanted to buy the stippling brush but they didn't have it. I bought the blusher brush in the black version and it's so soft! I have yet to try it but I'll review once I do. After my Bobbi Brown knockoff fiasco, I've decided to just stick to brands I can afford and can be trusted. I'm thinking of going to ULTA or Sephora to get a stippling brush. Does anyone know some good stippling brushes that are around $10-$30?

I painted my nails two days ago in Zoya's Casey. It's such a nice vampy color! I don't know why but I didn't do a good job at application so it looks bad... For some reason the polish became a little gloopy but maybe it's my base coat's fault. I've been using Barrielle's ridge filler.

Anyway I'm going to bid on Ebay for the Jill Stuart mixed compact blush in Fresh Apricot! I'm so excited. This time I researched the seller so I think I'm fine. I can't wait to get it~ :D

So that's all for now. Maybe I'll make more Japanese desserts tomorrow, hehehe.


Diane said...

Thanks. I have started a workout routine but I haven't really ran to the point where I sweat my ass off, only to the point of looking dewy! haha. I finally bought an sd card for my phone so I can start running to the beat! Thanks for the tips!

beeyoutiful7 said...

Oh my gosh!!
That Kill stuart stuff look amazing!!!
I hope you get it =)

I have a few of Sonia stuff and they work great!

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

I have quite a lot of stippling brushes, will do a review for u one day ^^V

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

nice haul! I have similar nail colour from canmake!! love the vampy colour!

The Blogger said...

hi..just gone thru ur post..
btw..i wanted the review abt Revlon colorstay foundation..does it cos any breakouts for that matter..

Tammy said...

I love going to Harmon's! lol..I live in NJ too. I do think Harmon's can be found in other areas, they're now being put inside a lot of Bed Bath & Beyond stores..

Gui said...

I love ur nail color=)