Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CVS Rocks My World

I admit, I usually go into my local drugstores expecting nothing because it takes forever for my stores to get any new products. Sometimes I am taken by surprise. Today, especially, I was really surprised.

As everyone should know by now, Long's was acquired by drug store giant CVS. Slowly over the past few months, Long's made the transition over to CVS. I stopped by the store closest to my campus today before my class and was surprised to see that the signage has changed. I went inside to see the whole store totally revamped!!! I was like a kid in a candy store. They had a ton of new Halloween items out (lots of lashes lashes, some nail polishes), some ORLY polish displays, and just a bunch of brand new shiny things. What can I say, I'm easy to please.

I went around the cosmetic section to come across brand new displays from NYC, Rimmel, Prestige, and Styli-Style (Finally!!! They removed the old display a while ago. I got a back up of my everyday liner, Line & Seal 24 in Brown/Black)! The old displays were hurting to be made-over and re-stocked. Anyways, I was walking around the section with all the "new" stuff and to my surprise.....came across the new Milani Halloween polishes!!! AND the new glitter/bright polishes!!! For a moment, I just couldn't wrap my brain around it. I actually came across something that was really new.

The display looked like it had just been put out- it was totally full. I was thisclose to getting one of each color....but I restrained myself to 2....


Fairy Tale & Whimsical



Most likely I will use one of these polishes this week. These are really gorgeous- the glitter is different from other polishes I have. They're more than just black with blue or pink shimmer- but the glitter in these are more prominent. Another plus- the glitter does not flake or look chunky, but rather it looks like it's almost floating. It has a pretty good black base, the above swatches are a couple of coats. I'll have to try it over black. I may have to go back for the other 4 polishes in the collection....maybe....

This is actually my first experience with Milani polishes, and I'm truly impressed with these shades. They're seasonal/limited edition, of course. And seem to be limited to CVS stores at the moment. I paid $4.50 for these beauties, which seem like a fair price to me. If you love glitter and you love dark polish, I highly suggest you pick one up!

8 comments:

Erica said...

Those NP look amazing!
I had seen them at Walgreens a few days ago but not CVS...

Where do you live? Because it seems that Walgreens is always the choice for me to see new makeup stuff that just came out. I mean, they are always on top of it

Enjoy your nail polishes!

Vanessa M. said...

awe so pretty!

ritaliator said...

nice!

i've been avoiding my local long's drugs because it converted to cvs and i'm confused on how the savings work. something about a card?

but now i'm intrigued to go inside the store lol.

Recessionista! said...

Love these (esp Fairy Tale!). Did you get anything from the Welcome Back Color collection? The purple cream, "Radiant in Purple", is gorgeous--it's my new favorite shade and all I've been wearing lately.

Congrats on having an awesome CVS nearby! Yay! :)

Tanya @ The Pink Train Case said...

@ Erica - I live in the middle of California :) I have quite a few drug stores in my area, it's just that some of them are horrible and some are great getting new things in- but it always changes. I'm always on the hunt!!!

@ ritaliator - I'm not really sure how the rewards program works either =/ I signed up for a card and I make sure they swipe it when I check out. I always get coupons like $5 off of $25 when I get my receipt, but I'm not sure about those "points" just yet.

@ Recessionista - Yes!!!! I went to another CVS converted store and saw both collections. I didn't really care for the "Welcome Back Color" collection- too light/bright for me. I like my vampies and dark shades ;D But if I were to get one, it would have been the purple one :)

PrincessDiana said...

Those polishes are so pretty! I haven't been to the CVS in my town for over a month, so now I really want to go to see if they have these!!

Jeweled Thumb said...

PSA These are on sale this week buy 1 get 1 50% off in case you wanted any of the other colors (at CVS). Your post made me grab 4 of them!

evie said...

gorgeous nail pics :D decided to take try it out but completely sold out :T

by the way great blog :D