Cheeky Walgreens and CVS haul

Hi guys! Today’s post, as you can see above, is a very cheeky and probably unnecessary drugstore haul. I use the word cheeky because it’s one of my favorite words commonly used in the UK (it isn’t really used here in the US) and because it encapsulates this haul perfectly! Why? Because I didn’t really need most of this stuff. Really. It’s like 30% needs and 70% indulgence.

But anyway, let’s move on with the haul!

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First of all, we have some new lip products that I was very excited about! The Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes are basically the reason this haul even happened — my friend Becca mentioned seemed them in stock at our local Walgreens, something which has never happened before, and knowing that one of the colors was a dupe for the MAC lipstick in Oh, Lady I’ve been trying to replace, I knew I needed it!

I got two colors — Obsession and Precious — and so far I love them! Obsession is everything I needed in a dark plummy liquid lipstick, and Precious is a very beautiful warm-toned dusty rose color. It’s very similar to some of my favorite lipsticks but I’m keeping it solely because it’s more warm-toned than the others I have.

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Then, knowing there was a gap in the container where I keep my Wet n Wild and MAC lipsticks, I wanted to get just one of the Wet n Wild MegaLast lipsticks and chose the color Sand Storm, a great brown, warm-toned nude.

Lastly, CVS had a sale on Rimmel lip liners, so I got two in the colors Spice and Tiramisu. Check out the swatches above! (Plus the swatch for the eye crayon I got which I will talk about next.)

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Over at CVS, they had a promotion where if you bought two Maybelline eye products, you’d get five dollars in their rewards, and knowing I needed a new mascara and that I’ve been wanting to try this Color Tattoo crayon in Bronze Truffle, well, how could I resist?

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Walgreens had a sale for the Wet n Wild nail polishes, so I picked up the two shades on the right, but when I got the five dollars from CVS, I knew I needed to get one of their 1 Step Wonder Gel polishes and this color had been calling my name, and naturally, since they were buy one, get one 50% off, I picked up a third MegaLast polish for just $1.47. How could I say no?! The colors here, from left to right, are: Stay Classy, Wet Cement, Private Viewing and On a Trip.

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Lastly, I’ve been desperately needing a new eyelash curler and my sister has this Revlon one that she likes, so I figured I’d give it a shot, and I’ve been dying to try out the new Wet n Wild brushes so I got this large eyeshadow brush to see how I like it!

I know you’re probably thinking, “Valentina, what the hell happened to your monthly beauty budget?” but here’s the thing: the last haul I did was in April, and I haven’t spend any (literally NO MONEY AT ALL) on makeup or beauty products that were non-essential since May. So consider this me spending my budget allowance for June and July!

…but don’t judge me next week when I do a small (ish) Sephora haul… or the week after that when I tell you about the two OFRA lipsticks I just ordered and the stuff I got from the Boxycharm website using the points I accumulated…

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Shop My Stash: Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color

Hello friends! Welcome to a new weekly series in my blog called “Shop My Stash”! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while because while I always talk about new makeup I’ve gotten, I don’t often talk about the oldies but goodies I have in my makeup collection! Before anyone gets too excited, no, nothing here will be for sale. Sorry to disappoint!

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Today I’ve got for you the Wet n Wild MegaLast lip color. You’ve probably heard of these because there are few beauty bloggers out there who don’t rave about them! They’re amazing quality, very comfortable to wear and the best part is, they’re only two dollars a pop! How could you say no?

I’ve had a handful of these but recently I’ve been inspired by KathleenLights’ videos to get some more colors to add to my collection, so I thought these would be a good first installment to my series. Let’s move on to the colors themselves, shall we?

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From left to right, we’ve got:

  • Wine Room is a dusty pink with a little mauve in it, but definitely more pink than mauve.
  • Sugar Plum Fairy is a dark berry purple that is a very good dupe for MAC’s Rebel.
  • Smokin’ Hot Pink is not as hot or as bright as I imagined it! It’s more of a darker pink and a great day shade.
  • Don’t Blink Pink is a much brighter, cool-toned pink but still not quite neon.
  • Stoplight Red is a classic cool-toned red that reminds me of MAC’s Ruby Woo.
  • Pinkerbell is a very bright, very cool pink.
  • Cherry Picking is a dark berry pink, a perfect fall color.
  • Rose-bud is very similar to Wine Room but a little lighter. It’s a pink-ish nude (or nude-ish pink).
  • Red Velvet is a bright, eye-catching red that reminds me of Kat Von D’s Underage Red.
  • Lastly, Mauve Outta Here is exactly what it says: mauve.

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From top to bottom: Mauve Outta Here, Red Velvet, Rose-bud, Cherry Picking, Pinkerbell, Stoplight Red, Don’t Blink Pink, Smokin’ Hot Pink, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Wine Room. The quality on these is amazing. They’re creamy, not very drying (but still matte), and they last a pretty long time. I don’t think I could love these more than I do, to be completely honest.

That being said, they do have a few downsides (but I still love them). First is the packaging. Like I said earlier, they only cost two dollars each, which is a great price for the quality, but as far as the packaging goes, you definitely get what you paid for. The packaging itself looks cheap, gets dirty really easily as the tube doesn’t roll down all the way, and just doesn’t look pretty.

The other downside is that since the tip is round, it can make precise application a little trickier. If you’re a pro at applying lipstick, you probably won’t struggle too much, but if putting lipstick on and keeping it within the lines (regardless of where you drew them!) is something you can’t do, then this lipstick will take some practice to apply.

That being said, these are small prices to pay for the quality of the product itself and how little you pay, right?

Do you guys own any of these? Do you love them? Hate them? Love to hate them? Let me know in the comments!

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