This photo was taken yesterday evening with those two N.Y.C products on the dash of my car. Why that setting? Because moments after buying them I had the sneaking suspicion that they would suck, so I tested them in the car, was sorely disappointed and marched back into RiteAid to get my $4.50 refund.
RiteAid currently has a buy one get one 50% off sale on N.Y.C. items and the cream blush stick was featured as a “miracle under $5″ in Glamour, so I had to try it. The blush was a good color (South Street Seashell – a tan peach) but had little color payoff and even before I was finished with my return, it had worn off of my hand.
As for the lipgloss (in Park Avenue Pink), this was a true disappointment. I thought it was going to be a cheaper MAC Oyster Girl dupe.
This gloss had ZERO color. It was straight up clear. I don’t even know how it looks so pink in the tube and then goes on clear. Infuriatingly disappointing.
The good news, is that for around $8 I got four great items that I love!
After hearing great things about the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, (Blackest Black) I took advantage of RiteAid’s 40% off Maybelline sale, plus a $1 off any Maybelline eye product coupon that was on an end cap. With tax, it was $5.68. I tried it out last night and love it! It goes on beautifully and easily – I like the length of the brush better than L’Oreal HIP’s gel liner brush or Jane’s Gel liner – both are very short and don’t give you the same ease of control.
For .99 each, I couldn’t pass up those Wet N’ Wild nail polishes in fun summer colors (L to R) Strawberry Burst, Grape Crush and Cotton Candy Delight. Grape Crush I bought specifically with Mr. PolkaDot in mind as he is a diehard Baltimore Ravens fan and this is the perfect Ravens purple. I can’t think of a better way to show my team support than purple toes.