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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spotted: NEW CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipglosses (and the Hunger Games nail polishes are full-size now!)

More new CoverGirl sightings for you today! If you'll recall, CoverGirl is gearing up to release some new products (CLICK HERE to see them all) and one of them has officially landed! Many thanks to longtime reader T. of Lacq Lustre blog for this one. T. spotted the new Colorlicious Lipglosses at Walgreens this week, and look what ELSE she spotted next to the display:

image credit: T. for Nouveau Cheap
NEW CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipglosses and a new nail color display

In addition to the new glosses, T. confirmed that all of the shades from the Fall 2013 Limited Edition Hunger Games Glosstini Collection are now available in full-size Nail Gloss bottles (and I believe these are permanent, as well). No WONDER all of the Hunger Games Glosstinis went on "last chance" clearance a while back at Walgreens. They were making way for the full-size versions!

Spotted: NEW CoverGirl + Olay Facelift Effect Foundation and The De-Puffer Eye Concealer

Many thanks to reader Reagan (@reaganschaalon on Twitter) for this one! Reagan spotted a brand new CoverGirl face cosmetics display at Walgreens this week and was nice enough to share some pics. Take a look!

image credit: Reagan for Nouveau Cheap
NEW CoverGirl + Olay Facelift Effect Firming Foundation and
The De-Puffer Eye Concealer
(retail: $13.49 - $17.99)

The Wednesday Question

What's your biggest gripe about drugstore beauty sales?

I miss the days of BOGOFREE sales on drugstore makeup. We still see them occasionally (mostly on Physicians Formula) but I remember a time when BOGOFREE sales were as common as BOGO1/2OFF sales are now. I don't think BOGO1/2OFF sales are even an incentive for me to buy things at this point, because they're so frequent. I mean, if a brand isn't BOGO1/2OFF this week, chances are it will be next week. And often times I don't WANT to buy two products, so BOGO1/2OFF isn't always an enticement since you have to buy two products to enjoy the cost savings. 

The Lipstick League – week of 4.14.14

 Apologies for this (very) late installment of The Lipstick League! I usually post these on Sundays but with Easter last Sunday, things got a little crazy and I just now realized that I hadn't posted this at all! So here you go:

Lipstick League Question of the Week

Do you have a “signature” scent? If so, what is it?

G's answer: I have definitely had signature scents during various times of my life. In my tweens, it was Cacharel Anais Anais. During my senior year of high school it was Dior Poison. In college it was Body Time China Rain (the original China Rain fragrance and still THE BEST). When I got my first "real job" after college I fell hard for Fresh's fragrances (especially Hesperides) and I recently re-purchased Fresh Sugar Lychee after not having it for many years (I got it during the Sephora sale because I never pay full price for fragrance!). And lately I've been rediscovering old favorites like Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria PampleluneLolita Lempika and Prescriptives Calyx. I'm sort of on a nostalgia kick when it comes to fragrance right now, and  I don't have a current signature scent. I love so many and I'm an equal opportunity frag fan--I love everything from drugstore body mists to obscure boutique fragrances and everything in between!

Links of the Week

My Beauty Bunny - Add a little more beauty to life with goodies found in the aisles of Target! Check out our review of the skin-saving It’s a Beautiful Life kit from Pacifica.

Nouveau Cheap - What if I told you that there’s an adorable little drugstore palette that can be used for face AND eyes (seriously, it works for both) with lovely, wearable shadows that resemble shades from higher-end brands? It’s true and it’s right here.

Prime Beauty - tests out her hypnotic powers with Lancome's Hypnotic Eyes Collection. Are you getting sleepy yet?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spotted: Sinful Colors Summer 2014 Simmer Down and Chill Out Collections

New Sinful Colors shades! These new collections were spotted at Rite Aid by all of the readers who contributed pics to this post, but a little birdie told me that they should also be popping up at Walgreens soon (HOPEFULLY before the Walgreens $0.99 Sinful Colors sale ends on 4/26!).

That same little birdie told me that there might be a THIRD Sinful Colors display for Summer 2014, and that there might be some fun toppers and other surprises headed our way as well! As soon as that information is confirmed, I will let you know!

Many thanks to three lovely readers for the following pics. First up, pics of the displays from reader Shannon:

image credit: Shannon for Nouveau Cheap
Sinful Colors Summer 2014 Simmer Down and Chill Out Collections at Rite Aid
(retail: 1.99 each, 0.5 oz)

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Spotted: Jesse's Girl JulieG Summer 2014 Limited Edition Cruise Collection

I've been waiting for this one to hit Rite Aid for a while now...and it's here! Many thanks to my pal Emi at Project Swatch for this sighting. Emi spotted the new JulieG Cruise Collection at her local Rite Aid and was nice enough to share a pic:

image credit: Project Swatch for Nouveau Cheap
Jesse's Girl JulieG Summer 2014 Limited Edition Cruise Collection
(retail: $3.99 each, 0.35 oz)

For swatches of this entire collection, please see WorkPlayPollish's post here.

If you missed out on this one when I mentioned it was on Groupon (it's no longer available there), hopefully you'll spot this display at your local Rite Aid soon. Jesse's Girl products are available exclusively at Rite Aid but you can also purchase them directly from the Jesse's Girl website. These polishes are now available here for $3.99 each and you can also purchase the entire set for $23.94 + free shipping. You get everyday free shipping on the Jesse's Girl site for orders of $20 or more, no code required.

Thanks again, Emi, for the great sighting and pic!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Plum Persuasion

The new Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics eyeliners were rolled out as part of the Summer 2014 Bleached Neons Collection but I believe that the Chromatics are a new, permanent addition to the Master Drama line and they should eventually make their way to the permanent Maybelline display (I don't see the words "limited edition" anywhere on the packaging, but when I get confirmation that these are for sure permanent, I will let you know). If you're looking for these, or anything else from the Bleached Neons Collection, take a look at the interactive sightings map here.

Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics by Eye Studio
Sharpenable Crayon Liner in Plum Persuasion
(retail: $7.99 at CVS, 0.038 oz)

Special Anniversary Reader Interview Series: Get To Know Agata

In honor of the five year anniversary of Nouveau Cheap, I'm interviewing fifteen readers in this very special series, as my way of saying thanks for your support (to read more about this interview series, including how the readers were selected, click here).

All of the readers who were interviewed for this series were given the same ten questions, and they were asked to submit a picture of themselves, their pet, their makeup stash, or anything else they felt like sharing.

The eighth interview in this series is with reader Agata. Take it away, Agata!

Reader Agata

G: How long have you been a fan of drugstore beauty products?

Agata: For as long as I have been wearing make up! Probably for the last 12-13 years. I was born in Poland and I lived there until four years ago. I remember when I first came to the US and went to a Walgreens store and discovered Covergirl make up. I was surprised how cheap all other drugstore brands were compared to prices in Poland.

The NYX Macaron Lippies are now available for purchase!

I first posted about the new Macaron Lippies from NYX back in December, and today I have very good news to share with you: THEY'RE FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
New NYX Macaron Lippies
Available in 12 shades
(retail: $6 each on the NYX website)


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