April 06, 2011

Shopping: Wal-Mart, Dollarama & a warehouse sale

NYC Translucent Loose Face Powder $1.50 & Green Cover Stick $1.25 As soon as I spotted these in a "sale bin", I had to grab them! I don't have a translucent loose face powder and as I'm not a big fan of foundation, I thought I should give it a try. Also, I have never used a green cover stick and it got me really curious, and the price was perfect to experiment with it. I don't know if they were on sale because they are going to be discontinued? I've heard the face powder has a new packaging now...

Göt2b rockin' it encore fresh Dry Shampoo This was a gift from my boyfriend, even though he absolutely don't seem to get the point of dry shampoos. In the store, he was like "But I always see you washing your hair in the shower, you never use that! What's the point?" Ah, boys, boys, boys...  Anyway, I rushed to Wal-Mart as soon as I saw this dry shampoo and the Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder in the flyer, but of course, it wasn't there. I didn't even see an empty space where the product should be )=

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On I decided I needed a white nail polish after seeing this one on a blog (can't remember which one). This was marked as $1.97 but it scanned at $2.94 so I got it for free, yey!

Mainstays 5-piece Jar Candle Set in Pear $7.50 and Fern Apricot Tea Votices $2.80 You know I can't resist scented candles, especially when they are on sale! They both smell yummy, but I don't think I have ever smelled something similar to Apricot Tea. Yum!

Jenere Peppermint 99.9% Natural Lip Balm $1.00 and Lavoris Mouthwash Whitening Rinse $1.00 I love to browse the beauty alley in Dollarama as I always find amazing deals! I know I have plenty of lip balms already but I use them so much so I like to stock up when I find a great deal, and how could I say no to almost all natural lipbalms for only $1? I've also been a little obsessed with whitening mouthwash lately and while I'm sceptical this one is actually good, I figured out that for $1, I wouldn't complain.

Lendan Look Forms Solution-11 Rinse-Free Styling Mask with UV Protection 2 for $5.00 There was a warehouse sale near where I live this week-end and it was filled with professional hair products, so my mother and went went to have a nosey. Most of the products were overpriced for my student budget and I didn't really need something anyway, but when my mother spotted this leave-in conditioner (which was on sale for $3.50 or 2 for $5.00) we decided to grab one each. I swear by leave-in conditioners, and I hope this one will lives to its claims.
Lendan offers solutions for hair conditioning and easier styling with products that act progressively to achieve shiny, silky, healthier hair. Solution-11 combines the renewing effect of treatment with eleven natural extracts, including avocado oil and quaternised honey. It also helps achieve free moving, lively hair with great body, thanks to the Provitamin B-5 it contains, Do Not Rinse Solution-11's sun filter protects and screens hair from ultraviolet rays.


  1. I have a few Sally Hansen nail polishes and I love the price and the colors.
    I wanted to invite you to enter my very first giveaway ;) keirasluckycharm.blogspot.com/

  2. LOVE the x-treme wear polishes. They are amazing.

  3. Hourra pour le scanning code of practise! Je sais pas si ca existe ici au UK par example..

  4. C'est sure mon blog que t'as vu un vernis Sally Hansen que t'as dit que t'avais oublier 'den acheter un blanc ;)

    J'aime tes articles d'achats! Les lipsil je les ai déjà essayer et ils vont bien je trouve :)

  5. I love a bargain! Curious to hear about that green cover stick :0

  6. Great haul! I love good deals.

  7. J'ai hâte d'avoir ton opinion sur le rince-bouche blanchissant. J'ai toujours eu des doutes que ça pouvait marcher. Me semble que ça semble trop beau pour être vrai.

    Pour les produits NYC, ils ont juste changé les emballages, donc il ne sont pas discontinués. T'as bien fait d'en profiter :)

  8. Nice haul! I also wonder if that green concealer works.

  9. I love NYC's Translucent loose powder. I use it almost everyday. It's awesome. Hope it will work out for you and that it'll work out too. :)

    I tried the Crystal Light you posted about sometime ago. I got the one in Peach Tea. It tastes really good. I take them to work with me. I'm going to try the other flavors out too. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

  10. @Keirasluckycharm : I didn't really like these Sally Hansen nail polishes the first time I tried them, but I'm not sure if they have changed the formula or something but they seem to be getting better. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway (=

    @Kenzie : Yes, especially for the price!

    @Ms Bubu: Oui c'est vraiment cool, en plus que je savais qu'il ne passerait pas au bon prix parce qu'il n'y avait qu'une affiche avec un prix différent, c'était un peu bizarre!

    @JosianneL1507 : Ah non je parlais d'un blog où j'avais vu le vernis blanc de Sally Hansen. Je ne pense pas que j'aurais pensé acheter un vernis blanc sans avoir vu de quoi il avait l'air avant. Je suis contente que tu aimes ces articles! Je n'ai pas encore vraiment essayé ces lipsils mais juste à lire les ingrédients, je sais qu'ils ne me décevront pas (=

    @Tracy D @Tracy@Beauty Reflections: Well so far, it's a little disappointing, but maybe I just need to get used to it z=

    @Jasmin: Thanks (=

    @Coco : J'utilise présentement un Scope blanchissant et honnêtement, j'étais déjà sceptique au début, mais je ne vois vraiment aucune amélioration. OK ça fait peut-être pas assez longtemps que je l'utilise donc je vais continuer un peu, mais même la pâte à dent blanchissante j'y crois pas. mais bon, à 1$, je pouvais pas le laisser là! Oui c'est bien ce que je me doutais pour les produits NYC, il me semble avoir vu les nouveaux emballages sur des blogs.

    @Jannie: I haven't tried it yet but I can't wait. I'm not a fan of foundations so I hope this one will do a good job at covering imperfections without feeling heavy. I'm glad you like the Crystal Light Pure, Peach Tea sure looks yummy! I'm not even sure these are available around here. I still haven't tried the other flavors besides grape, but they must all be yummy.

  11. Hey, I'm so glad I found your blog :)! Hope you can check out my beauty blog sometime!


  12. Nice purchases, you got some great deals there! I want to try a whitening mouthwash, I'd love to hear how you get on with that one. :) xx

  13. Scented candles;O) I need to go makeup buying. Thanks for sharing the post, and drop by me too, soon.


  14. @Opal Stevens: Thanks for the follow x

    @Joy : I'm currently trialing Scope Whitening, I'll be sure to post about it.

    @Ellinor Forje: Glad you liked it (=

  15. you got such nice goodies:]

  16. Aw whitening mouthwash, hmm interesting! I would like to see if it really helps, I read about it not too long ago, says it works.. but takes time and you really have to apply it everyday and the results ... well i don't remember ahha! but i think they said that it will have better results if you used other whitening products with it... ? :) Love your blog! xoxo

  17. Hi Gaby!
    Yes I kind of feel the same way about Dollar store products - at least if they don't work I don't feel like I've wasted a lot of money.
    Since you go through a lot of lip balms (like me!) do you have an HG lip balm yet?
    Haha - I laughed when I read what you boyfriend said about dry shampoos. That's so nice he bought it for you though :) Yeah, the guys I know barely know the importance of conditioner for hair - let alone leave in conditioner or even a farther stretch like dry shampoo LOL Its great for instant volume in my hair also!
    White nail polish is great. Especially if you do nail art or konad!
    Your lucky your skin is so healthy you don't need foundation. I use a lot less foundation now after my trip to Asia late last year...I mix half foundation with half face lotion or spread it super thinly. But a power finish on top is a must for me to keep my skin from being too shiny. My face gets shiny pretty quickly even though my skin is not labelled oily (like I'm lucky I don't get many pimples often or suffer acne).

    Yes I agree that the Feria Power Reds do not work for me either. I had so much of the colour concentrated at the roots of my hair like yourself even though I followed the instructions. I've seen the same problem with every other brunette who has tried the Feria Power Reds line. But for staying within 1-2 shades of brown, Feria is great for me :)

    No actually I did not get any email from you :( Hmm I wonder what happened to it. That's so sweet and thoughtful of you to offer to get me something Gaby but I'll be okay. I really appreciate it though! Have fun on Sunday browsing the sales :)