It's been years since I've stepped in the store and let me tell ya - I was in complete shock in a good way of course. The cosmetic section has been totally revamped and Pharma Plus now offers other lines that Shoppers does not carry. I know some other beauty blogs have done reviews on this line already but this was my first introduction to NYX. I was in makeup heaven. The brightly pigmented colours just called out to me particularly their huge assortment of nail lacquers and trio eyeshadows! And the prices were just amazing! I got a trio of silvery gray shadows perfect for the fall trends for $9! I was tempted to buy the whole line because you just don't see bright yellows, aquas, reds, and oranges in a drugstore. The pigment was rich and blended wonderfully onto the skin. The colour pay-off really surprised me because the quality was just as worthy as higher end brands. What's that saying - why pay more when you can get it for less?
I've been on the hunt for a gun-metal silver nail lacquer but didn't want to pay over $10 for one. NYX carries over 150 nail colours ranging from intense to subtle. I was ready to snatch them all up but one that really caught my eye was Titanic, a deep royal blue. It's just beautiful and is a perfect alternative to black nails. And the price for $5.99 was just perfect! The polish is non-streaky and is so thick you only need one coat.
When I checked out the online site I was surprised and excited to see that NYX offers an online professional artist discount! I haven't felt guilt-free about buying makeup in a long time! I'm glad to see pro quality makeup for half the price. Pharma Plus also carries the brand NYC which I haven't seen a in while. I saw some gorgeous nail colours that I'll have to check out as well. Oh, so many products so little time! Happy shopping!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Beauty Review: Drugstore Delights!
Ever since I can remember I've always liked Shopper's Drug Mart over Canada's other drugstore rival Pharma Plus. Once Shopper's started carrying higher end cosmetic lines Pharma Plus became a distant memory. Yesterday, I was taking my son on a little walk and decided to drop in at the Shopper's down the street from me. I was in the mood for another Smashbox lipgloss (because I need another one! lol) but to my disappointment this location did not carry Smashbox or any of the other higher end brands except Elizabeth Arden. I left empty handed and decided it wasn't meant to be. On my way home, I realized I did not bring the garage door opener and my main door key was forgotten at my mother's house! Hmm, what to do?? I decided to walk down to the Pharma Plus which is in the opposite end of Shoppers to kill time until my hubby could pick us up.