Monday, August 31, 2009

Bitter Sweet Discovery! + Haul

I was bored today, and since I was all dressed up, I decided to take a trip through the mall and also book my optometry appointment while I was at it. I stopped by Zellers and picked up a blush brush from Bella Brushes for $4.99 + my SPC discount.

I've started noticing a small selection of these brushes being put out at my local Zellers, so I decided to pick up an angled liner/brow brush for $2.99 a while ago. The brush is really good, and at an exceptional price, so I decided to branch out and pick up a blush brush also. So far, so good!

While browsing, I noticed a new store that opened up called "Designer Cosmetics." I walked in and it was like heavennnnnn! I keep hearing people talk about NYX products and L.A Colour palettes and Art Deco nailpolishes with those thin brushes, and what does this store carry? All of the above! This is the first time I've ever seen ANY of these products in person and I swear I was like a kid in a candy store.

They had a good selection of NYX products. For example, the new Runway palettes for $12.99, single eyeshadows for $4.99, the glitter liners for $4.99, jumbo sticks, blushes, round lipsticks that were 3 for $9.99, brushes and lashes, concealers in a jar and foundation, OPI collections, EVERYTHING!

So how is this a bittersweet discovery? Sweet, because I've finally found NYX & L.A Colour products, but bitter for my wallet cause I'm going to be hauling from there like crazyyyyyy!

Seriously, you do not know how excited I am!

The prices aren't that bad, but I have seen them cheaper on line, on the other hand though, it saves on shipping fee's and all that. Also, the products don't seem individually wrapped, for example, my blush that I bought wasn't wrapped, so you want to double check that someone hasn't swatched it or anything. But, the jumbo sticks were wrapped with tape (it looked like the sales associates did this)

Anyways, here's what I hauled! I had to control myself..

The Bella Blush Brush is on the left, then a NYX blush in Mauve for $6.99, and Art Deco polishes that were 3 for $9.99.

Till later! (:


Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

Which mall??!!!!! Sounds like heaven!!!

Halifax said...

Wow, there is quite a mark up on these products, I have to say. I've seen the Art Deco pens for $1.99 around here.

I'd suggest to price check the LA Colors with Makeup Masala's Makeup Mix shop. Free shipping with $20 orders.

Cristina [BarbieLuvsMac] said...

pretty blush!

lindah said...

SUPER bittersweet! I have yet to find a good nyx selection especially at the ulta! But I'm happy that I'm found nyx in person though :) And I'm so excited for you! When you're birthday rolls around, let me know ;) I think I have some nice products at the dollar store! lol

Beauty Spot Craze said...

oOOo lucky you those art nail polishes were a very good buy!

Askmewhats said...

I'd love to one day walk into a store that carries NYX and LA Colors. Most of the NYX products I have were bought online! great haul! :)

Rai said...

Canada is sooo expensive!
Those LA Colors Art Deco polishes are soooo not woth $9.99 for 3. =/

Good you found NYX though!!!
I love the powder blushes.

Cristina [BarbieLuvsMac] said...

yeah smut is a very very deep dark brown

Sofee said...

lovely haul.,,how do u like the mauve nyx blush??

I really like those maybelline next purchase will be the one in chai latte...u should def wear out the louisiana l/s...I love the neutral eyes with bold pink lips look..I want u to try it out and do a post about it :D