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Spotted: New Fall 2014 Collections from the Drugstore

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It’s been over a month since I did my last “spotted” post, and there are plenty of cool new collections out at the drugstore.  I have a few of them to show you today, including Milani, Maybelline, CoverGirl+Olay, Sally Hansen, and Wet n Wild.  Some are limited edition, some are permanent, but all of the products are pretty interesting.  So, let’s get started.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

First up, we have the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish.  SH claims that this 2 step method (polish and top coat) creates a real gel manicure, but without the lamp.  No curing process needed, and it is supposed to remove with normal nail polish remover.  Too good to be true, or true miracle indeed?  I’m not sure yet, but I will let you know.  There are 45 shades in the collection, and though this display didn’t have all of them, it did have a 2-pack with a polish and the top coat.  I am not loving the nearly $10 price tag per polish, but for gel lovers, this may be a great option.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

I finally spotted the new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow.  I am not sure what gel powder means, so here is what Milani has to say: “Rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. What makes it a gel powder? Well, the formula starts as a gel and then is transformed by a special process into a stunning powder eyeshadow with pure color and power wear. The unique process allows you to blend this incredibly innovative, weightless formula easily with your fingertips to light up your eyes. Even more to entice: It can used wet or dry, resists creasing, and comes in satin matte, shimmer and iridescent metallic finishes. You just have to try this gel powder. It’s that different.”  There are 30 shades in this new permanent collection.

Maybelline Fashion Rocks

Maybelline Fashion Rocks

Next up is the Limited Edition Maybelline Fashion Rocks Live Fall 2014 collection. This collection celebrates Fashion Rocks which is an annual international charity fundraiser event that debuts on CBS on September 9th.  The Maybelline Fashion Rocks Collection is broken into four looks which include Indie Princess, Rock Goddess, Urban Attitude, and Sultry Siren.  The collection features repromoted shades for eyes and lips, but the Color Show nail polishes are new LE shades.

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer

CoverGirl+Olay The De-Puffer Eye Concealer has a cooling metal tip in the squeeze tube to massage away the look of puffiness and dark circles.  With Olay Rejuvenating serum and cucumber extract, this could be a big hit for those with aging eyes.  I have more issues with fine lines than with puffiness or dark circles, so I may pass.  It does look promising, though.  If any of you have tried it, let me know what you think.

Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors

Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors

Lastly, we have Wet n Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Matte Nail Colors.  Wet n Wild has released three limited edition collections for Fall 2014.  There is a collection of limited edition matte lipsticks, as well as a collection of limited edition Coloricon 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palettes that my drugstore did not have.  But, they did have this display of Megalast Matte Nail Colors.  There are no repromotes in this display, and all six shades look fantastic for Fall.  That gorgeous navy blue is calling to me, especially at only $1.99, but I am trying to stick to my no-buy.  Still, these are pretty nice.

That’s it for this round.  I can’t wait to see what else pops up as we get more into Fall.  I feel like the drugstores around me get collections very late compared to other places.  But hopefully I can find the new limited edition collections early enough to show you so that you can get your hands on them if you want them.  More Fall displays should be on their way, as well as 2014 Halloween displays.  After that, my favorite time of year brings all of the Holiday collections.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when you are out and about because there will be a lot to see.  🙂

More Summer/Fall 2014 Collections from the Drugstore

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I have more new items to show you from my local Walgreens.  I was there over the weekend and spotted several new displays.  I snapped some phone pics to show you what’s new from Rimmel, L’Oreal, Maybelline and more.  I’m not sure if these collections still count as Summer or if they are new Fall 2014 additions.  It’s that time of year where it’s tough to tell.  Either way, there are some very interesting products, so let’s get started.

Real Techniques

Real Techniques

First up, did you know that Real Techniques is now being sold at Walgreens?  I sure didn’t, but I’m glad to see it.  Real Techniques brushes are very good, and affordable for the most part.  I think that they have only been available online or at Ulta, so it’s good to see them branching out to new distributors.  Pictured here are the Core Collection for Face, the Starter Kit for Eyes, the Powder Brush, and the Blush Brush.  Now those of you who do not have an Ulta near you can go down to Walgreens for Real Techniques brushes.

L'Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons

L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons

L’Oreal Glossy Balm Crayons are the newest jumbo twist-up lip crayons to hit the drugstore.  Here is what the company has to say: “L’Oreal Paris introduces Glossy Balm Crayon. Glossy Color Lasts for Hours, Crayon Point Tip Glides Over Lips.  Never Needs Sharpening, Simply Twist to Advance. Ultra glossy color for a flirty, playful pout.”  L’Oreal is a bit late to the party since literally every other brand has a version of these.  It’s a little like re-inventing the wheel, and there are only eight shades, but I am a big fan of this type of lip product, so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Rimmel Rockin' Curves Mascara

Rimmel Rockin’ Curves Mascara

Something new and unusual is Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Mascara.  Check out that wonky brush head!  Here is what Rimmel has to say: “Say goodbye to quiet lashes! Our first broken heart-shaped brush creates a fringe of big, curvy, rockin’ lashes. This cleverly-shaped applicator twists and curves to hug the lash line; the thin tip grabs hard-to-reach inner lashes, while the amplified base pulses lashes with incredible volume and curve. Lashes are plumped and lifted in one clean stroke. No clumps!”  I don’t know about that applicator, but I am definitely intrigued.  I certainly haven’t seen a mascara wand quite like that before.

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara

The newest addition to the Maybelline Volum’ Express line is the new Pumped Up Colossal Mascara.  Per Maybelline: “Our biggest mascara brush with the double curved stem delivers a double shot of mascara. Smoother formula with double the collagen plumps without clumps. Pumped up volume up to 16X with the first double shot brush that scoops up an extra shot of plumping formula for the most pumped up volumizing lashes ever.”  16 times the volume is quite the claim.  I don’t know how this mascara actually performs, but they sure are pumped abut it.

Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

This last products I am actually really excited about.  It’s the new Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation.  Here’s the buzz: “A flawless revolution for perfection so real it’s unreal. Breakthrough liquid foundation texture fuses with skin. A finish so impeccable, yet undetectable. Medium to full coverage liquid foundation, ideal for normal skin. Breakthrough texture fuses with skin.”  I am a liquid foundation girl, and I definitely want to give this a try.  I really liked the Dream Wonder Powder, so I am very curious about this new expansion to the line.

That’s it for the products that I have this time around.  I hope that you saw something interesting to you.  I know that I am definitely curious about a couple of these products.  If you’ve tried any of the new items, I’d love to hear your experience with them.  Leave me a comment below telling me your thoughts.