Posts Tagged ‘lip gloss

I hit a makeup jackpot at the Dollar Tree recently. I went to two different stores in different nearby towns as I was driving home from a visit with my Mom. I usually check in just to see what makeup is available on my 40 minute drive home.

Not sure why but the Dollar Tree in my town has a poor selection of makeup. They don’t seem to get all the good brands like the other stores in my county. Seems to me they get all they yucky cheap stuff while the other stores get good brands.


Ten Lipsticks. Yes 10 and only a dollar each. Woo hoo! Too many colors names to type, but from several color families: red, wine, pink, neutral, soft brown.

I also got one Maybelline lipstick in Cranberry Crush. It worked great for mixing my own personal makeuptini lipsticks so I plan on using this one for my next melt down mix up session.

Lip Lacquers and 18 Hr Lip Treatment

Lacquer Shines and 18hr Lip Treatment

Sally Hansen

One 18 Hour Lip Treatment – (According to Sally Hansen) “Time-Release Moisturizing Formula Lasts up to 18 Hours! Time-release formula delivers superior moisturization hour after hour. Lips look and feel revitalized, smooth and healthy for up to 18 hours!”

Three Lacquer Shines – Two in Poppy and one in Jasmine. Same yummy scent as the Orchid I mentioned in a previous post read about it here Beauty Treasure

Two Collagen Lip Lifts – Sheer Peaceful Plum and Sheer Soothing Spice – Too sheer for me I like full creamy coverage. They’ll work great for melting lip mixtinis.

LA Colors Nail Polish

LA Colors Nail Polish

Five colors: Nuclear Energy – Bright Purple, Electrified – Glitter Pink, Phenomena – Bright Fuschia, Atomic – Teal green, Live – Silver glitter.

I’ve tried Nuclear Energy and Atomic. Both need 3 coats to be opaque. Unfortunately Atom stained my hands blue green so I had to rub really hard with polish remover to clean the color off my fingers.

Sally Hansen Lip Sheers and Cover Girl Gel Liners

Cover Girl Eyeslicks duo gel liners in neon pink and lilac. Hard to apply. I feel like I’m rubbing a crayon on my eyelids. Worry about tugging on my skin. It did work well as a base for my shadows. Helped my eye shadow stay on for hours.

I got over $100.00 worth of makeup for about $26! Awesome!  My best haul ever!

A lot of the lipstick will probably end up melted into my personal makeuptinis. I’m excited to see what I can mix up. I’ll let you know what mixtinis I create in future posts.

Post your best makeup bargains in the comments section.


I love to shop discount stores like the 99 cent store, Dollar Tree, Big Lots, Ross and Marshalls for beauty finds.  I’ve found some great deals and you can too.

Recently I was at a 99 cent store and saw a selection of Sally Hanson Lacquers Shine glosses.  I decided to try one since I already had a basket full of other beauty finds.  I selected an opalescent pink color called Orchid.  Turns out it was the best purchase I’ve made in a long time.

Initially I thought the color would be too light for me but it goes well with lots of my lipsticks.  I can use it with my bright pinks and rose colors. But that isn’t the best part.  The scent of the gloss is fantastic.

I’m not sure how to describe it but its sweet like candy with a light hint of floral. I think it has a touch of vanilla with other scents I can’t recognize. Sometimes lip glosses have strong perfumes that drive me crazy and I won’t wear them. This one has an addictive fragrance.

I love smelling it on my lips. It reminds me of candy from my childhood but I’m unsure of what kind. I wish I knew.  The scent brings on a delightful nostalgia and I want to wear it all the time now.  It’s my favorite gloss in my collection.  Thank you Sally Hansen for the journey back to past through a lip gloss.  Now I wish I had purchased one in each color. The smell is that yummy.

You can buy the gloss online but it’s not as cheap as 99 cents but it would be worth your money just for the scent. Plus, it is a good gloss.  Not too slippery, or sticky. It has a smooth texture that reminds me a little of Estee Lauder’s lip gloss. The yummy scent makes me want to reapply it frequently.

Let me know if you try it out and if you like the scent.  Here’s a photo of the beauty treasure I found on my bargain hunt:


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