Of course one thing I love to do is to check out the different drugstores. In my area we have CVS and Rite Aid. In LA they had the infamous Longs. Yes, believe it or not, this was a beauty destination for me. At longs they had a wonderful assortment of NYX and Rimmel amongst other regularly found beauty items. Of course they were out of the infamous NYX Kiwi eye shadow.
I found some jewels at the Rimmel Underground display! I found the Rimmel Spark It Up liners!
(photo credit: Musings of a Muse)
From the picture, it looks like I have the 3rd and 4th liners from top. I got shades Peridot (dark bluish teal) and Black Gold (dark blackish gold). Very beautiful for a drugstore brand (Milani has similar colors with the dual glitter and pencil liners. However, Rimmel is cheaper.) The Muse says that these pencils remind her of MAC's soft sparkle pencils, but to me they definitely remind me of the MAC power kohls; Jealousy and my favoritey Mystery. Backups with a cheaper price tag!! Yay! Ok, one downfall... not much staying power, at least from a swatch. I'll try them over powder eye shadow and the works soon!I went to Planet Beauty and found a full range of OPI. I was tempted to go ahead and buy my much lusted after India collection, because I actually saw it all at once (and the Mod Brights collection), but at about $8.99 per bottle, no thanks. I'd much rather shop at Head2toebeauty.com. I did however, get to see the much raved about (at one time at least) OPI Ink. What a gorgeous deep, sparkly purple! I also got a Mimosas for the Mr. and Mrs. in an attempt to buy a shade that I once had on my toes that looked like my toes, but more refined and polished, a super sheer, white-ish, cream.
(photo credit: bewitch911)
I had the opportunity to take a some what of a closer look at Cargo blushes, yum! I fell in love with both Rome and Mendocino. Unfortunately, the cashier gave me Laguna instead of my requested Rome. *wah!!!* There's no Planet Beauty in the DC area. Laguna is a bright, tangerine blusher (think Fafi blushes), but less chalky, opaque.
Ah good times in LA! I look forward to using these babies in the near future! Do you all have any of these items? What do you all think of them?