A WalMarts Mini Haul…

I’m conflicted about WalMart, and I want to be upfront about that from the very beginning. I won’t go into all the reasons why here, but I highly recommend that everyone read the book “Nickel and Dimed“, if you haven’t already.

Long story short, I hardly ever go to Wal-Mart, and when I do, I try to get in and out as quickly as possible. There are products that I can only buy there, and that’s the only reason I go. It never ceases to amaze me how cheap everything is – but then I remember that those prices come at a price, so to speak.

Side note: being in Wal-Mart never fails to remind me of the scenes from the movie Wall-E, with abandoned super stores everywhere and humanity in ruins. Is it just me??

ANYWAYS. Sorry to start that out on a downer note, but I wanted to get that out of the way. My pretty-much-holy-grail dry shampoo, Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo, is always in stock at Wal-Mart, and I’ve actually never been able to find it anywhere else. So I went to pick up a can, and also took advantage of being there to check out the exclusive-to-Wal-Mart Flower Beauty, the makeup line from Drew Barrymore.

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Here’s what I picked up:

Flower Beauty Eyes on the Prize Eyeshadow Chubby in Keep Your Pansies On: I spent a LOT of my shopping trip perusing the Flower Beauty area. There are innovative products in gorgeous colors, with really beautiful packaging that you don’t really find at a lower price-point. There are a lot of different products that I’d like to try out, but I ended up getting this eyeshadow chubby in a gorgeous dark plum color. It’s perfect for darkening the crease for a more dramatic eye look, or worn on the lash line and smudged for a more subtle look.

Revlon Nail Enamel: These were on clearance and I couldn’t resist. I picked up Scandalous (pictured on the right above), a black jelly with raspberry shimmer and flakies; as well as Rain Forest (pictured on the left above), an amazing dark green packed with green glitter. Both of these are probably more fall/winter colors but I don’t care, they are gorgeous and unusual. Birdie’s already borrowed Scandalous, and you can see the MOTW results here.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo: My true love and the one I always come back to – it’s just amazing-ness in a can, people. It refreshes my roots, doesn’t leave a white cast, and also gives a nice pump of volume for second day hair.

L’Oreal Shampoo & Conditioner minis: I’ve been wanting to try the Advanced Haircare line since it debuted a year or so ago – but just haven’t gotten around to it. Figured the minis were a good way to start.

Tresemme mini Dry Shampoo for gym bag: Confession, I’ve tried this before and hated it – but decided I was willing to give it a second chance because it says right on the bottle that it’s a new formula with no residue (please don’t make a chump of me). Plus, I really needed a mini dry shampoo for the gym bag, and this was the only one available.

Do you use and love any of the products? Anybody else feel squeamish about the occasional Wal-Mart shopping trip?

Cheers,
birdie

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