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Sale What?? Nyx Butter Gloss Mini Haul

I was in Walgreens last week and, as usual, began to peruse the beauty aisle. Not that I was planning on buying makeup, as to be honest, I was just there for cat litter, but there is no harm in looking, right?

However, as I get to the Nyx display, all thoughts of cat litter go away because I see that they have some of the Butter Glosses on clearance. I love the Nyx Butter Glosses. Not only do they smell like vanilla cupcakes, but they are glossy without being goopy and are long wear. They are fairly pigmented enough to wear alone, but if your not into a semi-sheer glossy look, you can layer them over a matte or cream lipstick for that punch of color.

Sidenote: if you want a really pigmented glossy lipstick that’s under $10, try the Hard Candy WetEver line. You will not be disappointed!

It seemed like all the red and wine colored Butter Glosses were on clearance and I was like, “Umm….is this a mistake?” because I think red lips are  the quintessential holiday look and if I was Walgreen’s, I’d be putting all of them on the top of the display instead of all the way on the bottom where no one looks. Whatever, their loss is my gain. For $2.49 a piece, I snagged three winter ready colors:

Strawberry Jam – a orange reddish glossy shade that makes you want to believe that it’s a summer color with a name like that, but it’s actually the perfect red to wear with a dramatic wing liner and a cocktail dress to a holiday party.

Cranberry Biscotti – a berry toned beauty that you can wear day or night. I personally like a dramatic lip with a light eye look and this color is would look great with a pop of cheek color, mascara and bold eyebrows.

Red Wine Truffle – the big sister to Cranberry Biscotti. Just a tad bit deeper and not so pink. This is what I would pair with a smokey eye and a black pencil skirt. Add a fitted turtleneck and you have a perfect workday outfit

The link to Walgreen’s has all these listed for $3.99 each, but try to hit up your local Walgreens and you might be able to get them cheaper.

I was so excited about my sale finds, I almost forgot the cat litter, but I happened to pass the Covergirl display with all of Katy Perry’s lipsticks, which were not on sale, and I was like “Oh Snap! Cat litter!”

I’ll let you decide if it’s Katy’s love of felines or her actual lipstick line that made me remember cat poop.

Till next time, my friends!

Maritza

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CVS Sunday …

… and Walgreens too, but CVS Sunday just sounds so much better.

It’s Sunday, so you know what that means? Time to scour the weekly ads to see what deals we can snag. Now, I’m not a big coupon clipper, so I am sure there are some gals and guys out there that can snag an even better deal than me, but I do appreciate saving a few bucks here and there, so I always look forward to Sunday so we can see what our local drugstores are cooking.

In Miami,  the largest drugstore chains are CVS and Walgreens, so we are just going to be reviewing these two chains, but remember, if these are not in your area, you can certainly order online. You can use Ebates on top of the sales, which might make it even more of a steal.

I do also shop in Walmart and Target for beauty products, like Hard Candy and Pixi, that you can’t find at the drugstore, but tend to think that if you wait for just the right time, you can get better savings at the first two places for all other products.

Before we start, make sure you have already signed up with CVS ExtraBucks and Walgreen Bonus Rewards Program. If you haven’t by now, what the heck are you waiting for?

CVS is within walking distance to me, so I always hit them up first and right off the bat, I have a big bull’s-eye on two savings:

 

Full disclaimer: I am not fond of the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks. I find them to be a bit too dry on the lips and they have a very strong waxy smell. However, Sofia loves them. She is a big Katy Perry fan and seeing as her birthday is coming up, I think she would enjoy a few of these, so at $7 a piece, if you buy two, you get $7 back in ExtraBucks, which makes it $3.50/each. Score!

When you get to the cash register, pay $14 and pocket those $7 EBs for next time OR do two separate purchases and buy the L’Oreal Lash Paradise that everyone is raving about and that I personally have been eyeing for quite some time. Pay $9.99 for the Lash Paradise and add one of the L’Oréal Colour Rich Mono Eye Shadow, which I highly recommend as they rich and very pigmented, for $5.99. Use the $7 EBs earned from the KP lipsticks, which brings your total down to $9 and you get $5 back in EB’s to use next time. Total price for L’Oréal: $4.

Total Spent at CVS: $22 –  $5 EB’s = $18

Also, did you know that CVS carries high end products online? You can shop for  La Prairie, Philosophy and Vichy and use your EB’s to get some savings on these pricey products.

After CVS, I head on over to Walgreens. I personally like Walgreens a bit more than CVS as they carry a larger range of beauty products in store, including my new favorite, Soap and Glory.

However, this week, I am not wowed by many sales in store. In fact, the only one that has me slightly excited is the Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Simple Micellar water, which I do like a lot. If you combine that with the $3 off coupon in the Sunday paper, you end of paying $8.68 for both bottles or $4.34/each. This is a great time to stock up!

Simple Micellar Walgreens

 

But, before I decide to completely write off Walgreens this week, I see they are having an online Summer Send Off Sale, which includes Soap and Glory. You save 20% of certain products and if you buy 2 or more you get a XXL Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss mini. I love the Flake Away Body Scrub and Smoothie Body Buttercream, so I stock up on those, as with the 20% off, they come out to $12/piece ($6 savings for both). And let’s not forget Ebates since we are shopping online. Walgreen’s has 7% cashback, so that would make it $11.16/piece.

Total spent at Walgreens: $32.68 – $1.68 Ebates = $31

Not too shabby, my friends. Not too shabby at all.

Any of you score some sweet deals in your area. If so, share in the comments below. I’d love to see what I am missing.

Till next time!

Maritza