Sunday, May 23, 2010

Walmart + Kona hauls & swatches! (pic heavy)

Hello loves! I wanted to share 2 sets of hauls I recently made. First up is from last week; Walmart. I had really been wanting to try out the L'Oreal Go 360 Clean because the "scrublet" is just too cute! The pink and green versions had menthol in them though, so I opted for the orange (exfoliating) one. I want to try the blue (sensitive skin) one next.

I also got a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in "Life's a Peach" and an NYC Lip Sliders Tinted Lip Balm in "Sugar Coated." I had been wanting to try that one out for awhile. According to Holly Ann-AeRee, it is a dupe for MAC's BoyBait Cremesheen!

I also got a little soap saver + scrubber pouch for like 2 bucks. So I got a pink one for myself and a lime green one for the Mister : )

I am liking this cleanser a lot so far. No skin irritation. The scrublet is fun to use!

Here's a swatch of the Revlon lipgloss. It is "super lustrous!" Very glossy and shiny. The pigmentation is a little weak by itself but it's nice for layering. The color is peachy (of course) with slight shimmer (doesn't really show up). The texture is smooth, not quite sticky; comfy on the lips, but your hair will get stuck in it if it's windy.

Sorry no swatches of the NYC lip slider... I will be swatching in an upcoming review! I do want to note that I cannot, for the life of me, get it to apply in a smooth, even layer :/ I've tried using my finger and a lip brush, but still ends up uneven. So I've just been using it at night. It's thick and smooth and slightly tacky but feels moisturizing.

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I forgot to mention I was going to Kona this weekend. So of course, I had to get some shopping in! I went to Target and K-Mart and this is what I ended up with. I'm pretty satisfied because I've been getting to check a few things off my wishlist!

From Target:

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in "Pink Please"

I have been waiting soooo long to get this lipstick, it's not even funny. Every single time I went out looking for it, it's either not in stock, or there's like 2 of them and both of them are smashed. I'm talking like the past 5 times I've been looking for this lipstick, I've had no luck! So I was super happy to find it at Target. There were TWO and one of them was smashed. So I was silently begging that the second one would be fine... and it was! YAY!

It's a nice wearable shade of baby pink on me. The texture is super smooth and creamy. Starts out sheer but is easily buildable. However... I should say the finish seemed a lot more glossy on my hand than on my lips IRL... weird :/ It's still pretty though, I just add a coat of sheer gloss over it : )

(sorry for the blurry pic)

StudioTools Large Foundation Brush

I was in need of another foundation brush, and this was decently priced. I think I've heard a few good things about StudioTools so I figured I'd give it a shot. It was a little more flexible than I thought it would be, but I think I will use this one solely for liquid foundations (I have a Kirkland foundation brush that I use only for powder). It's pretty soft, but not the softest I've ever felt. I want an EcoTools one next!

Rimmel Glam Eyes Mono Eyeshadow in "Spicy Bronze" and "Night Jewel"

Only $2.99 and they had a $1 off coupon! These shadows are pretty smooth and nicely pigmented. For the price, they are good. Spicy Bronze (metallic / shimmery dark bronze) is a lot smoother and more pigmented than Night Jewel (very slightly shimmery dark charcoal gray), which took a few swipes to get the color to show up well.

I also got an organizer for more makeup storage! It can perfectly fit brushes, lipstick, blush, etc. Now I just need to figure out where to put it in my cluttered room :P

From K-Mart:

Since our Long's decided to be crappy and not carry Wet N Wild anymore, and our Walmart doesn't have it; now I have to go all the way to the other side of the island to get WnW! -__-;

Wet N Wild Color Icon Blusher in "Pearlescent Pink"

Fell in love with the color. When swatched, it looks a whole lot darker and more red though! Weird :/ But on cheeks, it gives a nice pinky flush. Very pigmented! It's also quite powdery/messy though. Nowhere near as powdery as ELF's Natural Radiance Blusher, but still pretty powdery. No biggie though because the pigmentation is so great and the texture is smooth!

"Pearlescent Pink" on cheeks & Maybelline's "Pink Please" on lips.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder Blush in "Autumn Catwalk" and "Winter Glow"

Autumn Catwalk

Winter Glow

Shades mixed.
L-R: Autum Catwalk, Winter Glow.

What can I say about these? They are AWESOME. Extremely pigmented (all swatches are one swipe!), not TOO powdery, very smooth, AND long lasting. I got to check these off my wishlist! Autumn Catwalk mixes to a cool-toned darkish pink, and Winter Glow mixes to a nice peachy pink. Both have one color strip that is shimmery, so you get a nice subtle shimmer-sheen when you mix them all together. Next I'm going to get Pink Sorbet! For around $5, these are worth it. If you like extremely pigmented, multi-purpose, AND affordable blushes; I would HIGHLY recommend these!

Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black

I had been waiting a really long time to try this out! I'm so glad I found it, even though it's so far away to get it -_-; I actually nabbed the last black one they had in stock!

I must say, the hype is justified with this product. It's extremely pigmented. Look how dark it is with one swipe! Super super smooth, DOES NOT BUDGE on my lashline, and actually lasts on my waterline! It does smudge on the outer corner of my eyes.. but I have yet to find an eyeliner that DOESN'T, so this one is pretty awesome just for staying on my waterline. The little brush it came with is cute and functional, but a little bulky for my eyes. So I use my Sephora bent eyeliner brush instead, and it applies just as well.

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color in "Pink Suga" and "Just Peachy"

Was super excited to try these after reading Serenie's review! They are semi-matte but have a slight sheen to them. They are slightly drying on their own, so I apply lip balm first so they go on smoothly. Pigmentation is utterly AHHHMAZING. Covers up my pigmented lips with no problem! Pink Suga looks similar to NYX Orange Soda on me, but slightly more "orangey." It's also a perfect nude shade for me. Just Peachy is natural peachy pink (slightly more peachy IRL). Love these! Would highly recommend them if you have pigmented lips and want something that will show up really well!

Needless to say, LOTS of reviews will be coming up (;
Just thought I'd close with some shots I took while I was in Kona... enjoy! : )

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