Friday, June 10, 2011

Drugstore Haul! Hair Dye, Lipstick, Lipgloss, Glitter + Crackle Nail Polish!

This post jumps around a little bit, but I didn't want to break it into separate posts. Hope you don't mind! Anyway, he's my haul from a couple of days ago. Everything was purchased from Walgreens. I purchased the Rimmel at 50% off and the Wet n Wild at 50% off with their current sale.

Clairol Nice n' Easy Perfect 10 Hair Color #5 Medium Brown
Pure Ice Crackle Nail Polish in Jetsetter
Sinful Colors Glitter Nail Polish in Nail Junkie 927
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush 006
Wet n Wild Mega Matte Lipstick in Think Pink 901B
Wet n Wild Lipstick in Nouveau Pink 511B
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip gloss in Pink Remedy 110

Clairol Nice n' Easy Perfect 10 Hair Color #5 Medium Brown. I've read pretty good reviews for this box dye, so I thought I'd give it a try instead of my regular Clairol Natural Instincts Brass Free Brunettes. I love my previous dye, but it just didn't cover the grays well enough. (Yes, I do have grays) I'm hoping that this dye will work better for that. I should be using it in the next few days.

[Outdoors, No Flash] Left to Right: Wet n Wild 901B Think Pink, Wet n Wild 511B Nouveau Pink, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pink Blush 006
[Outdoors, Flash] Left to Right: Wet n Wild 901B Think Pink, Wet n Wild 511B Nouveau Pink, Rimmel Lasting Finish Pink Blush 006
Wet n Wild 901B Think Pink is a warm, bubblegum pink. I rarely come across pinks that I really like because cool toned pinks don't suit my skintone, and it's difficult to find a warm pink that's light enough, opaque and has no shimmer. I actually already own this shade, but I purchased another as a backup because it was on sale for 50% off at Walgreens.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Pink Blush 006 is also a bubblegum pink, but it's a bit cooler in tone compared to Think Pink. It's often compared to MAC Viva Glam Gaga (the first one).

Wet n Wild Lipstick in Nouveau Pink 511B is a bright, magenta-pink. Ever since I saw it on Jo, I had to have it. The formula is surprisingly nice for a 99 cents lipstick. It's creamy and applies evenly and has great color payoff. See it on Jomakemeblush by clicking here.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip gloss in Pink Remedy 110
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lip Gloss in Pink Remedy 110 is a medium toned pink gloss filled with very fine shimmer and the slightest bit of frost. I'm a bit underwhelmed by the color - pretty in the tube but does not show up on my lips and the color can't be easily built. I do like the fact that it contains an SPF (15) and has a large, flattened applicator. 
Wet n Wild Nouveau Pink Lipstick
Sinful Colors Glitter Nail Polish in Nail Junkie 927 has a teal-blue very sheer base, combined with chunky blue glitter, multicolored glitter and fine green glitter. I purchased this because it reminded me a little bit of a Butter London polish I really want called Henley Regatta.

Pure Ice Crackle Nail Polish in Jetsetter is a royal blue with a pearl finish. Honestly, I never really liked crackle polishes, and I never thought I'd purchase one. But when I saw a large display of Pure Ice Crackle Polishes at my Walgreens for $3.99 each, I thought I ought to purchase my first one to review. There were several colors to pick from, but I ended up picking blue. I thought it would look really cool over a green or lighter blue polish.. and possible over the glitter polish I had just purchased.

A photo I took with my cell phone at Walgreen's of the Pure ICE Crackle Polishes
I find it a little difficult to work with. I've never used any other crackle nail polish, so I can't compare, but it dries very quickly and starts crackling right away. I find that you have to coat your nail extremely quick, and if you go over the polish, it won't crackle as well. It crackles the best when the coat of polish is very thin.

Left to Right: A Generic bright, seafoam green polish with one coat of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie on top, China Glaze For Audrey with Pure Ice Crackle Jetsetter on top, A Generic bright, seafoam green polish (same as index finger) with Pure Ice Crackle Jetsetter on top, Three Coats of Sinful Colors Nail Junkie. All  nails have one coat of Seche Vite Top Coat, except for my pinky.

I actually liked how each nail tuned out. I think the glitter polish looks really pretty over the bright green, and I think it would look really pretty over a blue polish as well!

Do you own any of these products? Do you have any drugstore favorites you can recommend? Let me know in the comments! ☺


  1. i luv crackle nail polish i have three~~~haha~~`i luv the colours~~~beautiful~~~


  2. Nouveau Pink looks amazing on you!:) I must get it.. And those crackle nail polishes look like so much fun, I have yet to try them.
    Nice haul.. xoxo


  3. That Nouveau Pink looks like Candy Yum Yum by MAC do you have that to compare? Just from the pictures it does.Great haul you made me add things to my list :)

  4. Nice!! I just might add Wet n Wild Nouveau Pink to next week's shopping trip!! Thanks!

  5. 511B and Pink Blush are some of my favorite lipsticks - glad you decided to pick them up!

  6. I'm in Chicago too but haven't spotted any Pure Ice at any of my local Wags. I think a polish hunt is in order since those are so much less than the OPI ones. Thanks for posting this haul!

  7. those lipsticks are so pretty, im definitely going to walgreens tomorrow to get that wet n wild one! let us know how that hair color works for you :)

  8. That Nouveau Pink looks beautiful :o) If you're looking for a warm, light pink lippie, I'd suggest NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in "Nude Pink" - the name couldn't be any more fitting, and it's a definite warm pink! It's non-sticky & the pigmentation is awesome for a gloss.

  9. I love how the Pink Nouveau looks with WnW lipgloss and I love how the crackle polishes look on you!

    btw, this may not be new to you but I gave you a blog award


  10. In Europe we don't have those products, but they look gorgeus.

  11. The lipstick looks so good on you! Its amazing how many different shades you can pool off... I am impressed!!
    and I cannot persuade myself to get into crackle nail polish. I am afraid I can look a little bit witchy on me...

  12. I haven't tried the crackle polish from ICE yet but I have seen them. I posted a picture on my FB and a few friends had tried them with mixed reviews. One said hers only worked if her base color dried over night, crazy. Another friend just flat out hated it. I have the Sally Hansen Crackle polish so I plan on getting one of these to compare.

  13. Can't wait to hear about how the Clairol dye works... I'm still on the fence as the whether I should start dying my dark brown hair at home. I need good grey coverage for my roots too!

    Love the WnW lipsticks,,,they're so cheap but such great colors!

  14. Omg I LOVE the lipstick and lipgloss swatches. Very pretty!

  15. Mrs.Makeup - Unfortunately I don't :( But I have read that it's an awesome dupe for it!

    TheLipJunkie - Thanks so much for the rec! I'm going to check it out.

    Francesca - Thank you!!!! :)

    Ewelina - Aw thank you!!!! I felt the same way about Crackle Polishes, and I still actually do.. but the blue one is actually pretty nice. I guess you just have to find the right color combination or else it may look a little tacky.

    froggistyle73 - That's crazy! I barely late my nail polish dry before I applied a coat of the Crackle Polish and it worked fine. I also tried the black one, silver one and pink one in the store and they all worked pretty good - Except the pink one didn't crack as well as the others. I may pick up a Sally Hansen one too, just for fun. :)

    Thanks so much everyone for commenting!

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