When I was in Orlando, I think I bought the most in Walgreens. I went several times to different ones. In case you're not familiar with the name, it is a drugstore chain in the USA. Think every chemist in the UK combined, and then some! They're pretty huge, and have a great selection of cosmetics, as well as the usual skincare, etc. I mainly bought make up that is not available in the UK. Be warned, lots of photos await! For this reason I'm doing my first 'after the jump' link... here we go!
|Duo Lash Adhesive - $7.29, Andrea Perma-lash Flair Individual Lashes - $5.49|
|Top Row L-R: Baked Powder Blush - $7.49, Baked Eye Shadow - $6.47|
Bottom Row L-R: Runway Eyes Eye Shadow - $7.49 each
The blush, however, is lovely. It is nicely pigmented and can be applied lightly for a really natural glow, or with a more heavy hand for more colour. It has a beautiful sheen and so you don't need highlighter after. It also has a compartment underneath with a little brush and mirror which is handy, and the brush isn't totally crap either.
|Top swatch - dry, Bottom swatch - wet|
Wet n Wild:
|Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow - 99¢ each|
|Lash Blast Fusion - $10.49, Lash Perfection $7.49|
I can't comment much on these as they are still in their packets! I have three mascaras open at the minute and so am saving these until I really need to open a new one, otherwise it will be a total waste of products! These were on a 'Buy One Get One Half price' offer so I got $3.75 off.
Walgreens & L'Oréal:
|Walgreens Benzoyle Peroxide Gel 10% - $5.49, L'Oréal Infallible Lipstick - $7.99|
I'm not sure if we get these in the UK, as I haven't seen these in the shops here. This isn't quite infallible, but I would say I've managed up to four hours wear from one application and it's still obvious that I am wearing it after four hours! So thumbs up for longevity. The colour is nice too, great for everyday wear. According to my receipt the $7.99 I paid was a sale price, so I have no clue how much it is normally.
|Hi-Definition Nail polish - $7.29 each, Hard As Nails polish - $2.49|
Oh Sally, why do you discriminate against us folk on this side of the Atlantic?! Denying us so many fantastic shades of nail varnish is most unfair! 'DVD' is a stunning colour, this photo doesn't do it justice. It's a blue and purple duochrome and is wonderful to look at in sunlight. A bugger to remove, mind. I've not tried 'Byte' yet but I'm excited to, and I wish I'd bought more of the HD range, though they were very low in stock! 'Ice Queen' was a bit of a let down. You would need a billion (5-10?) coats to make it look anything like it does in the bottle.
|Basecoat - $3.99, Nail Polish - 99¢ each|
I wish with all my heart that we had Sinful Colors over here. Brilliant nail polishes at brilliant prices. These were on sale at 99¢ each but I think they're normally $1.99 which is still really good. I love 'Just You Wait' - it's like a nude pink with a green and gold sheen. Absolutely beautiful. 'Purple Diamond' is also very pretty though doesn't turn out on the nails exactly as it looks in the bottle. The base coat is fine, not much to say about it really!
Phew! That was a lot longer than I expected! Do let me know your thoughts. Writing this has made me want to go back to Walgreens already!