The Crazy Suburban Mom: The fascination continues...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The fascination continues...

I'm still fascinated with lotions and makeup.  If I was a fifteen year old doing a video on YouTube I'd say I was obsessed.  Totally.

Which I kinda am.

There is a whole world I never knew about SWEARTOOOOOHMYGAWD and those girls are wearing eye cream already so by the time they get to my age of well,  never mind that.  They are going to look... remarkably the way the do now instead of pedaling backwards like me but oh well you can't cry over spilled milk and unworn sunscreen... Well, you can but it just makes your eyelids puff and your mascara run.


I have a few more things that I found that are cheap and I thought I'd write about since videos are out until you can Photoshop them.

An important aside -  Many of the items I get are from CVS and RiteAid - Both have a liberal return policy (I also added Rite Aids internet coupon policy for you) and you can return opened and tried items.  I copied the policies at the bottom of the post and linked to the websites should you want to print them out.  Sometimes cashiers need to see the policies themselves for some reason before taking back opened items and it helps to have it with you.

Whatever.



Olay Body Quench Plus Age Defying Lotion   I saw the actual Good Housekeeping Research Institute lab where they did the testing for this article The Winners of Good Housekeeping's First Annual Anti-Aging Awards It's in the October 2010 issue but that's a link if you can't wait.

The lab is something and so was the testing.  This lotion won Honorable Mention in Best Body  " Moisturizers that, over time, can also firm, smooth, and even out skin, plus enhance radiance."



I'm all up in the firming lifting thing so I checked the ingredients and surprisingly Hoyer Lift wasn't there but it rated almost as high as the cream costing $50 more and who can argue with 820 volunteers, more than 3,000 lab tests, and 1,800+ questionnaires?

It feels great and leaves my skin very (did I emphasize very enough because it's VERY with caps not just very without) smooth and not greasy.  The cream itself is thicker then a lotion, not runny you know?  And it the sweetest pink.   13.5 fl. oz (400 ml for anyone fluent in metric) and I paid $7.67.

I'll let you know if anything gets firmer or lifted.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss   This stuffs really pretty, what can I say, somethings just come down to that.  But I guess if I had to say something else...  It's not sticky, it hangs around on your lips a long time for a gloss, the colors show up and it doesn't make you feel like someone rammed you with a stick of margarine.



Oh I guess I did have more to say after all.   I have a few but my favorite is one that came out this year, Firecracker.  It's the second on from the right and I know it looks crazy red but on, I don't know... It's just a bit red.  Like lip red not LOOK AT MY RED FREAKING LIPS RED, if you know what I mean?

Its around $6 but CVS and Riteaid both put Revlon on sale every other week it seems, as a buy one get one or something like that plus there are always coupons.  I have two of them and didn't pay anywhere near $6 plus got $5 in CVS extra care bucks so try one but wait for the right combination of sale and coupon - You won't have to wait long.


Elf Studio Lip Stain -  This was a bummer because it wasn't their one dollar line and I paid three dollars.  It's supposed to be a lip stain on one side and a clear glaze on the other.   Nope.  The color side doesn't dry - ever apparently.  I mean I suppose I could have waited a few more hours but how stupid would that make me?

It does get tacky but because it never dries once you put the gloss on it comes right off. 

Elf Essential Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil -   These on the other hand I love.  I got one in teal and one in green and they really are beautiful and soft and yeah.  Love these.  And they are a dollar unlike the huge lip #Fail above.  The colors are bright and the product swatch kind of makes it look like your going to be throwing off sparkles like a disco ball...


That's the teal swatch.  But it's more a nice bright teal and less Disco Alien Tinkerbell.  To me anyway. Shimmer is probably a good word - but the the swatch looks flat out glitter.   Maybe I just have a high glitter tolerance or something.  Perhaps a better word for them would have been pearlized?

I like these a lot but the appearance on the site sort of made me think they were for fourteen year olds.  I really do like these and have worn them a lot since I got them.  Oh, I like the idea of the sharpener in the cap but I'm not finding it works that well.

And here's the policy information and the links.

First elf -  I received a damaged item, called customer service, told them the item and a new one was shipped out to me the next day.  The only information I needed was my order number.  Perfect!

The CVS/pharmacy beauty guarantee - 100% satisfaction.

Be 100% happy, or receive 100% money back on any beauty product. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, you can return the beauty product (opened or unopened) along with your receipt or invoice to any CVS/pharmacy store. We will refund the full purchase price—no questions asked!


The Rite Aid 100% Risk-Free Beauty Guarantee.*

Any opened or used beauty product of any brand name can be returned for a full refund when accompanied by a register receipt. Beauty categories subject to the guarantee are skin care/depilatories, sun care, bath/soap, hair care (shampoo, conditioner, styling and professional), hair color, cosmetics, ethnic beauty aids, fragrances, cosmetic organizers and personal care appliances.

Rite Aid will accept INTERNET COUPONS :

Rite Aid will accept internet / print at home coupons up to the equivalent value of $5.00 off.  A Rite Aid coupon (with the Rite Aid logo) is NOT considered an internet coupon (even if printed off the internet) and is therefore not subject to the $5.00 maximum.

5 Comments:

Mimi 9/29/10, 3:32 PM  

I too am obsessed with beauty products. Great post! Thanks for the tips!!!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 9/29/10, 3:41 PM  

Mimi - It gets to be an obsession I think. But at least it's not like, I don't know like my last one. Cheese doodles

Tracy

Christy 9/29/10, 4:19 PM  

OoooOooooooOOOO I love the elf shiny eyeliner you showed. I'm going to have to gimmie some when I have the extra money and the hubbie allows me to buy it.

The Crazy Suburban Mom 9/29/10, 4:33 PM  

Christy, I thought the eyeliners were a good buy and there were other pretty colors :)

There are always elf coupon codes - just google elf coupon code - and you will find which ones are valid. You almost never have to pay full price or full price for shipping.

Tracy

Lynette 9/30/10, 5:52 PM  

first....ohhhhh pretty colors.
but since I am only going to wear mary kay....I am one lucky woman. I won a coupon for $20 of free product and a makeover. Whooot me!
BTW go and try to win the purse mirror.....as I said...It is so so so US!
http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com/2010/09/christmas-in-fall.html

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