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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scoring Some Beauty Deals At Big Lots, Swatches Included




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I ran out of garbage bags so yesterday, I decided to take a trip to Big Lots. I read on Nouveau Cheap's blog that they currently have lots of new stuff and brands like Zoya, China Glaze, and Essie. Therefore, my second reason for wanting to check out Big Lots.
I got there 45 minutes before the store closes and I didn't have much time to shop but a least I got what I needed and also managed to scored a few beauty deals.

I got some cotton rounds, which I use a lot for removing eye makeup and for applying toner. I also grabbed a pack of Epielle Cleansing wipes. 60 wipes for $2.00. These will be especially handy for removing swatches.





I found a couple of Julie G nail polishes but there was only one color. Never tried Sally Hansen Magnetic polishes so I decided to grab it as well. For that price, there's nothing to feel bad about. I wasn't fortunate enough to find other brands that people have been spotting at Big Lots.





I got one Revlon Colorburst gloss and another brand I never heard of. Both for $1.50 each. Not that I needed them but they looked pretty and again with this price tag, why not right?

And now the swatches...





This is my first Julie G nail polish. It's only available at Rite Aid and online but we don't have Rite Aid here in Wisconsin so I was particularly delighted when I found it. This is the shade Under Mistletoe, a super gorgeous sparkly emerald green. Much prettier on the nails than it looks in the bottle. It's a bit sheer because the base is a light jelly green but has a good color pay off in 3 coats. It has fine green, teal, and gold shimmers in it. It wasn't too thick or too thin and I found the formula very easy to work with.









To be honest, I don't really care for magnetic polishes but I never tried the Sally Hansen ones and even if I didn't want to use the magnet, I thought that the color itself would look gorgeous on its own. Golden Conduct is a taupy brown color with gorgeous bronze shimmers. I like that you can remove the magnet from the cap and has the raised guard to prevent you from accidentally touching the magnet. It makes things easier.
The formula is rather smooth and one coat was enough to give opaque coverage on my nails. One thing I really appreciate about this magnetic polish is that it's probably one of the easiest I've used. The magnet is very strong so I was able to get my nails done quickly and perfectly.












Revlon Colorbust Tinsel Town Hollywood is a sheer lipgloss with lots of gorgeous teal and purple shimmers. This makes a nice lipstick topper. The shimmers are very tiny so they don't look too obvious on the lips.






Hedy's ma.nish.ma holographic lip color. Never heard of this brand before. I'm not sure what's the shade that I have but it looks like a strawberry pink gloss with lots of gold shimmers. It didn't really detect any scent when worn on the lips but when I put the wand close to my nose I smelled a very subtle waxy scent. Doesn't have a funny taste either, which is good. It has a semi-opaque color payoff and applies quite nicely and feels smooth and non-sticky. It is however extremely sparkly! Not something I would wear on a typical day but this is more for those who want their lips to get noticed.








So that's all of the stuff I got from Big Lots. Did you shop at Big Lots lately?


13 comments:

  1. You found some great stuff! That Julie G polish is hot stuff hehe.. Thanks for sharing my Big Lots is hit or miss but its worth a try!

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    1. I wished mine had more but I really like that Julie G polish.

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  2. Dang you found a bunch of great stuff at your Big Lots. I went to two Big Lots hoping that they would have CG, Essie, and OPI but all mines had were the CG Shatter, which is not a trend that I was too fond off. I left mines empty-handed. Hopefully they will start to carry more later on besides crackle polishes.

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    1. I was also hoping for come CG, Essie, and OPI. I guess I'm too tired to be driving around to other Big Lots.

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  3. I'm not sure where the nearest big lots is but I need to find out - you Scored! The Julie G polish is so pretty, as are both the glosses and talk about great prices!

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    1. The prices are pretty awesome! I hope you find some goodies too.

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  4. Just scored some good stuff from big lots Saturday! About to post my mini haul on my blog tomorrow, check it out! :)

    Hugkissmakeup.blogspof.com

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    1. Great, I'd love to see what you hauled.

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  5. great post! the first lipgloss is my fave!
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    veruzkas.blogspot.com

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    1. It's pretty simple and a nice lipstick topper for sure.

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  6. You got some great stuff! I've purchased the Epielle wipes before, but in cucumber. First time I got one with 30 wipes. They work pretty good for me, but then that's probably because I don't wear a lot of makeup (mostly just bb cream, tinted moisturizer, or foundation, and powder). Wish the nearest Big Lots to me had more selection for makeup. I've seen mostly a very limited selection of CG, Revlon, Physicians Formula, Maybelline, elf, and other brands I've never heard of.

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    1. Mine had a fairly decent selection but I was hoping for some CG, Zoya, and Essie. Otherwise, they did have a lot of wet n wild, ELF, and Revlon. I still prefer baby wipes over these but these are still pretty decent for the price.

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  7. I love Julie G polishes and luckily I live really close to 3 Rite Aids. I love those 2 glosses! My Big Lots pretty much sucks. Blah! I never seem to find anything good there...I still check every once in a while though, hoping to find something good.

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