I Spy…EOS Hand And Body Lotions at Bed, Bath and Beyond, 5/26/12

I think, by now, everyone has tried, or at least knows about eos lip balm…

But, did you know that EOS stands for Evolution Of Soft?

And, did you know they have a body care line, as well…

For real, it is a treat for me to scan the aisles at Bed, Bath & Beyond to find new (or, usually, new to me) products. I get excited thinking ‘Ohhh, I can share this on my blog!’ Yea, I was the kid that always wanted to bring something for Show And Tell…

EOS has three different types to offer: Revitalizing Care, Active Care and Complete Care. I couldn’t find anything different between them, however. But, I didn’t try smelling them.

If their lip balm is any measure for their cult success, these surely won’t be sitting silently on the shelves for long.

Have you heard about EOS new body lotions?

I Spy….New Maybelline, Revlon & Essie Collections at Bed, Bath & Beyond

I spied some ‘new to me’ stuff at Bed, Bath & Beyond today. And, a cute, little bird told me that there is a huge nail polish reset being done there, tomorrow. There will be some new Sally Hansen, some Nicole by OPI and Sinful Colors. I’m going back on Friday!!!

Here’s what I found today…

Maybelline has some ‘Exotic Escape’ beauties. And there is a $1 off coupon pad too. 

I couldn’t help but get bug-eyed over these eye shadow shades…



And this is the new Essie collection…

Revlon wants you to smell your fingers too…



And, Revlon has some colors that go POP collection, as well…

Look at those bold blushes!!! A big, super-fluffy brush is what you’ll need to wear these bright powders.


I’m very sorry for the photos not being in focus. I used my point and shoot and it auto-focuses. Well, it is SUPPOSED to!


Have you seen these and did you get any? I didn’t this time but I did grab a few of the coupons for a later purchase. 🙂

I Spy…New Polishes at Walgreens; Hard Candy at Walmart

Today, after doing four projects in four different stores, I still had a conference call at 3. It was getting close in time, so I stopped off at Walgreens just to pass some time. OK…and to look for new stuff.

When I find something new to share in the ‘I Spy’ posts, I’ll let you know if it is new to me. That means I don’t recall hearing or reading about it in all the blogs, tweets and Facebook posts I come across. That doesn’t mean no one else has blogged about it, though. Otherwise, I will comment that I have seen or read about it in the blog universe.

So, here’s what I found/discovered at Walgreens today…

A ‘new to me’ display of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength polishes. There are four polishes they call a base and then 4 glitter overcoats coordinating with the base colors.

Looky here…

These photos are with my phone so the colors are not as vivid as they are in true life. But here’s one that I liked the best…

It is just a bit more multi-colored than the photo shows. But not by much. This had to have been a newly set up display because only one polish was missing.

And, next to it was this Revlon display…

If you check out the model’s hand, you can see that, even with this washed-out photo, that the polish color is damn near the color of her skin. It is. And when I saw this display, it took my brain to see that comparison to realize that the polish isn’t white. It’s just a little bitty bit off. It’s one of those colors that doesn’t fit so nicely in a description. My go at it is to say it is the lightest ever taupy-white. Here’s what I do know: this isn’t a color that interests me.

And one final find. I saw this display at Walmart…

Here’s four Hard Candy products. I have seen these, in quick passing, in the regular makeup aisle. However, this one caught my eye and gave me perchance to pause. This display is called a ‘sidekick’. It hangs on the side of the end shelves and that is called an endcap. I see a lot of sidekicks at Walgreens. And, I’m seeing them more and more at Walmart too. It’s just another way to cram more product into the store. 🙂

In recap: I didn’t buy one item. Nope. I’m saving my money for the Orlando Premiere show coming up in June and then the Makeup Show that is in September. This is going to take more discipline than passing on cake and cookies!

Have you seen any of these items? Did you purchase any and tell me what you think about them.

I Spy Wet ‘n Wild and Sinful Colors at Walgreens 3/19

My sarcastic words of wisdom will have to wait. My USB ports aren’t working on my computer. They worked yesterday, though. I’m sure there is some karma in that but I haven’t figured it out yet.

Did you enter for my birthday giveaway? If not, you’ll get left out. Go here and enter, K?

Luckily, I spied some stuff on Monday at Walgreens to share with you. Hee heee!

Any time you find a combo set of Wet ‘n Wild, it usually has pieces that were sold separately before. A company will do this because they have overstock and packaging it this way allows them to, hopefully, still make a profit. However, I do not think I have seen those eye shadows before. Maybe someone will post a comment and let me know. I know I don’t have the shadow set in the Flora Collection.

And, if you are looking for more Wet ‘n Wild deals, I have this for you…

I didn’t look over this display very hard. Looking quickly, I didn’t see anything new, to me. But the price is very good if you are looking to add to your Wet ‘n Wild stash.

This display is called a ‘sidekick’ display. It’s hung on the side of an endcap, or the shelves at the end of an aisle. Walgreens does this a lot. And when Wet ‘n Wild has these, they usually are in a cardboard shadow box, just like the one you see here. What store associates like about them is that they come pre-loaded. That means all the pieces are already in place. They just pull this display out of the shipper box and hang it up. When the display sells down, they just take down the box and throw it away.

I read that Sinful Colors had a collection of lip glosses out. And, I am glad to have spotted it…

I was dashing into Walgreens to look for the Sinful Colors collection called ‘Girls in Pearls’. I found them and just did a quick run-through looking for other new stuff. That’s why I didn’t get close-ups of these. As far as for me, I bet I can match up everyone of these beauties to something identical in my gloss drawer at home. Let me say that these are sexy glosses and I encourage you to check them out.

And lately, I have been spying more and more chameleons. Look at her, she is wearing neutral makeup…at the moment. Ha!

I Spy…Bath and Body Works Candles and NeuroDrinks 3/6/12

Before I do the Tool Tuesday post, I have to share with you some I Spy stuff from today.

First, I got a heads up from Kari of OnceBitten blog on these candles…

Bath and Body Works has taken over my home. I should just move into the store and live there. I bet I’d have a lot of roomies too! Poppy Sunshine is definitely one that’s going to be burning in my home office.

Orchard Petal is one that just may get. I did like it but I have to decide how much.

A Pineapple fragrance and a peach one. Makes me what to get a straw and some rum!

I got a little, sample candle of the Wild Strawberry, last week. Yummy. And, then there’s a berry fragrance, of course!

I will get these two: Frosted Cupcake, ack, the only non-fruit in the bunch but I ran to it first. Then I had to take my first, ever insulin shot because it was soooo sweet. And, a Sage Cucumber. What a divine combination! Yep, that one goes in the blue shopping bag.

We are having a Central Florida Beauty Bloggers meet up on Saturday. If we go shopping at Bath and Body Works, I’ll make my purchases then. The 3-wick candles are not on sale, at the moment, but the baby sampler ones are 2 for $5. That’s why I got the Wild Strawberry and the Lemon Mint Leave samples to try out last week. After about 15 minutes of snorting all these yummy candles, I left with my tummy growling.

After I met up with my clients in that particular mall, I headed home. But as I usually do, I stopped off at a Walgreens. If anything, I was going to get something refreshing to drink. I was walking away with a Vitamin Water when I spotted these…

Neuro Drinks are totally new to me. I never heard of them until today. They are $2.79, which is $1.70 more than I spend on SoBe or Vitamin Water. But, these looked catchy and I like to try new things.

Each color is for a different focus. As you can see, on the bottle, it not only says what it is helpful for but has cute copy to go along with it. (I think the bottle shape is weird!) You can check out their website and see all the different flavors they have.

Since there was only one left, I picked this one to sample…

Wait…are you laughing? Don’t you think I should test something before I recommend it to you? Of course! And, stop giggling!!!

Since it is ‘lightly carbonated’ I wasn’t thrilled with that. I stopped drinking sodas (my favorites: Cherry Coke Zero, Coke Zero and Pepsi Max) about 3 days before my last 5K race. So, I’m looking at just about 2 weeks soda sober. Sadly, Neurogasm isn’t going to make a good replacement. It reminded me, at first, of when Bartles and James went to fruity flavors and ruined the whole market for wine coolers.

Then, there’s the so promised ‘passion’. It could kick in. *shrugs* I’m waaaaitinnnng…

There are about 120 calories in each one. They all have their own focus and vitamin properties. If you want to be a sport, give one a try. My curiosity has been satisfied. I’m back to my Sobe Zeros.

Will you be sipping some NeuroDrink with a Bath and Body Works candle next to you?

I Spy…Themed Keyboard Stickers & French Glitz Manicure Set

I do many merchandising jobs for several Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. While looking for my project to do, I’ll have something pop out the corner of my eye. Well, I’ve mentioned before what I magpie I am. And though this isn’t really makeup related, I have made friends with enough of my readers that I know you’ll dig this. I saw this today at a Sam’s Club…

I took these photos with my cell phone, so they are not quality, naturally. But I so wanted to share these finds with you. I love the name ‘FunKey Board’!!! Cute! These are themed stickers you can put on your computer keyboard.
These glow in the dark…

Perfect for when I stay up in the wee hours of the night reading blogs and hanging out on Twitter.

Libby would pick this one. That is, if they let cats in Sams.

Anyone here not like funky skull and crossbones? Ohhh, I just thought of something…I could mix the pink and the skulls!

Celestial theme and a zebra stripe board.

Can you imagine painting your nails to match? Crazy! I took photos of mostly feminine themes, but if you are a sports lover, they had some of those too. They had ocean, surfing and skateboarding too.

Here’s what a completed keyboard looks like…

Sadly, this camera angle and camera don’t do these justice. Here’s what I don’t think I’d like about them, however. One, they are stickers and are apt to come loose. And secondly, I don’t think I have the patience to stick all those stickers on!! The investment is under $9. And, I’m not a Sam’s Club member.

At Walmart, I found these new kits…

Nailene has come up with a French manicure kit that you can make the tips glittery. Not a new idea, but nice to have all the products in one kit. There are two different nail colors, pink and a light peach shade. I think the price is a good one for all that comes with it.

Having a job that takes me to different places everyday makes me very happy.

I Spy….Katy Perry False Eyelashes and a Neutral Palette

Even though I haven’t read anything new in the beauty world that has piqued my interest, I still look. Yet it can be like going into a candy store with a $20 bill! There are some coming soon products I want but I’m trying to wait….oh, please hurry!!!!

I did find a display of Katy Perry’s false eyelashes at Ulta though…

There are four different styles and I don’t think any of them are demure. But then, Katy isn’t demure, herself!

I like falsies that are just a bit less dramatic. But if you want to bat some serious lashes, these are some to try.

Last week, I went into Forever 21. I had no business in there, as I’m trying to maintain a budget on products, but I had to see if they had any new, spring nail polishes. I did find some but, I also found this…

Rats! What do I need another shadow palette for!!? Well, here’s how I talked myself into it. I would love to get the new Urban Decay Naked 2 set. But I’m too stingy to pay $49. However, this love & beauty palette of neutral shades was only $9.80. Wow! That’s a bargain and it could quench my Naked 2 thirst. It has for the past 6 days…

I’d never tell you that this palette even comes close to an UD palette; I know better! But they are pretty. There are shimmers and mattes and I haven’t found a chalky one yet. In fact, all that I have tried, so far, have blended really good.

Naturally, I could just fawn and drool over a new, unused palette, without touching any…

Have you ever played ‘shadow roulette’? I randomly pick three shadows and make a look with them. I do cheat a bit and preselect a brow bone highlight color. It flexes my makeup creativity, all just for fun. And when I learn how to take decent look of the day photos, I’ll share these with you.

Have you played ‘shadow roulette’?…anyone?….no? (OK, forget that I told you about this and asked the question…..) But….

…how are you doing with your beauty/nail polish budget so far this year????

I Spy….Wet ‘n Wild Skinny Girls Being Chased By Zombies At Walmart

Before I settle in for the evening to play ‘Stupid Zombies’ read an interesting book on my Kindle Fire, I want to share with you some products I saw last Monday at a Super Walmart.

(Side note: I was playing ‘Stupid Zombies’ on my phone waiting for a one-on-one conference call with one of the companies I do business with. When my phone rang, I saw that the screen for ‘Answer’ came up and I pressed it. The woman who was dispatching me to the caller asked me to hold. As I waited, the Stupid Zombies was still running and there were these zombie groaning away. I was laughing so hard thinking that the person I would be talking with would hear them as well and wonder what the hell? OK. I thought it was hilarious.)

The project I did on Monday at Walmart was a fun one. But the management wasn’t. Totally another story. But, I managed to soothe myself by doing some shopping. I am intrigued by the products I’m going to show you, but I didn’t make any purchases…I’m just sharing.

I have only read about this one in a quick blurp in a fashion magazine…

Skinny Girl makeup and skin line seems to have just about a bit of everything. The minimalist graphics on the packaging make me think of ELF. I didn’t see anything here that I haven’t seen before with other brands, though. Same with the shades they offered.

Did I know that Wet ‘n Wild came out with a crackle nail polish?

Looks like there were quite a few shoppers wanting to try it, since this display was rather picked over.

And, lastly, this is a product that is new to me, as well…

Sensationail is a soak-off gel nail polish system. This is made by the Nailene Company. I’ve been testing out some of their soak-off nail products and I have to say, it is very easy to use and holds its own. I haven’t used this particular product, however. And I don’t have any of these gel shades, which are, by the way very pretty and fashionable. (I hope I’m not letting a zombie out of the bag about any upcoming giveaways….grrrrrroooooaaaaaannnnn)

Cluing you in…if you call me and hear any groaning in the background, don’t think it’s any funny business. I was just patiently waiting for you to call. 🙂

I Spy…New Revlon and Maybelline at Bed, Bath and Beyond 1/14

As promised, I am going to show you some of the new things I spotted at Bed, Bath and Beyond last week. It just so happens that the department associate was putting up new displays.

This is Revlon’s jump into the trend of gel-like polishes…

I see a wide array of shades. Since I’m seriously behind on swatching, I didn’t make a purchase. But, after pulling a couple of the bottles to show you up close, I’m thinking I’ll probably change my mind…

Gosh, that’s a pretty green. Being Irish and all, I would love that one around St. Patrick’s Day.

And for those that have a warm spot in their heart for a peacock blue or a dark teal…

Ahhh…another lovely.

Then I found these lippies…

The sales associate, that was setting up the displays, was rather excited to tell me about this Maybelline lipstick. And, rightfully so. Gone are those two-step processes of putting on a drying lip color, waiting for it to dry, then putting another product over that to give the lips some moisture. This one states it does it all in one product. And even if it lasted HALF as long as it claims, I’m sold.

Again, I pulled out just a couple to give you an idea about packaging and shades…

I took these photos with my phone camera and all but this last photo (got blurry) have impressed me with what my phone can do. These colors are spot on, even under fluorescent lighting.

After I do some merchandising projects, I have to take a photo of the finished deal to send in with my report. I have to do this for the BB&B project I do. What I should make a point of doing is taking the photos of the makeup stuff BEFORE I do the merchandising work. My polish is chipped and shows in a couple of these photos. Blech.

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I Spy…New Products at Walgreens 1/12/12

This week I mostly did window shopping. In a resolution to lower my makeup budget and put more into photography classes and accessories, I put in some serious resistance this week.

There were some goodies out there. As always, these are new to me.

I dared myself to go into a Walgreens and not buy anything. Think I succeeded?…

Burt’s Bees has started a new line called gud. I think it is pronounced like gouda…without the A. Anyhoo, the sales lady said that she had a $1.50 off coupon for them too. So I did some sniffing and made a pick…

I picked the Vanilla Flame wash to try. My verdict from one use…meh. For me, I felt it under-performed. I think because Burt’s Bees is behind it, I was expecting more. So, this wasn’t any better than a Sauve body wash. However, if you are so inclined to give it a try, there is a QR on the back of the product…

For kicks, I tried it. After sharing my email address, they emailed me a $1 off coupon. (As an aside, the sales lady said that these were not selling well at all.)

Next, I saw this. Now I almost bought this because I had not heard anything about it…

Wet ‘n Wild has a lash kit that has a mascara and a lash booster in it. Seems they have been around as this one was the only one left. I can’t tell you any more than that.

This week was an easy one for work. So, I had more spare time on my hands. I shopped around a bit more, going down different aisles and then I found this…

 It was on clearance…

 Can you tell what aisle it was on?

‘Nuf said.

Sally Hansen’s ‘Moisture Twist’ 2-in-1 Primer and Color. Looks like a color gloss. The swirly colors were what caught my eye. I felt my resolve weakening. Then I told myself to go home and look for a coupon first. 🙂

Now this one, I have read about on other cosmetic blogs…

 Sally Hansen might be trying to give us a sucker punch because the above shown polish is named ‘Hidden Treasure.’ However, here is the original Hidden Treasure‘ I reviewed way back. Nothing even close. Oopsie!

I really like press-on nails. I love how perfect they make my nails look. But they have come a long way with the glue or adhesive. Man, that stuff works good! So I don’t use them unless I want to keep them on for several days. Again, I found myself struggling to keep my debit card in my pocket when I saw these…

 And again, with these!!!

Did you catch that sale price sticker? Buy one get one 50% off. Ooohhh!!!

I spied a LOT of stuff, didn’t I? And I spied stuff today at Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’ll post that this weekend.