US Haul part 1 – Big Lots!

Over the holiday break I spent some time in the States, to do what I do best – shop!  I was too afraid to face the Boxing Day crowds here in Toronto, so over the border I went.  The malls were still quite busy, but not as hectic/terrifying as it has been in my experience, while working in a Toronto shopping mall on Boxing Day (Kudos to all you brave Boxing Day employees!).

My first haul is a my beauty haul from Big Lots.  I used to avoid Big
Lots at all costs because it didn’t have anything of interest to me, but
lately this store has been stepping it up, cosmetics-wise. 
SUUUUUPER-cheap Maybelline Color Show polishes, Sephora by OPI polishes,
L’Oreal Paris makeup, ELF makeup, Revlon makeup, and Maybelline makeup galore!  Here’s what I
got my hands on:

Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Polish

L-R:  Sephora by O.P.I. in “Beam Me Up Hottie!”, “Be-Claus I Said So”, and “S-age is Just a Number”.
L-R:  “I Only Shop Vintage”, “I’m With Brad”, “Already Famous”, “Set the Mood”, and “Under My Trench Coat”.

Originally priced at about $9.00 at Sephora, sold at Big Lots for $1.80?  I’ll take 8 bottles, please!

Maybelline Color Show
Nail Polish

L-R:  Maybelline Color Show nail polish in “Styled Out”, “Poolside”, “Midnight Swim”, and “Sandstorm”.

Big Lots carries a BUNCH of these bad boys, always for $1.00 – which is great if you want to try out a new color, but aren’t willing to commit to a full size bottle – Maybelline Color Show polishes are 7 mL, about half the size of a full-size polish, like Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure.

Revlon Nail Polish Duo

L-R:  Calcium Gel Nail Hardener, Gentle Cuticle Remover.

I just happened to recently make Revlon’s calcium gel hardener my go-to nail treatment, and it’s results have been great, so I couldn’t say no to snagging another bottle – the pair was $2.00.

Maybelline Color Show Tattoo & L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eyeshadows

L-R:  Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Precious Pearl”, “Shady Shores”, and L’Oreal Infallible in “Blinged and Brilliant’.

Color Tattoos for a dollar?!?!  Sign me up!  These were the only 2 the store had – and while digging, I found the Infallible eyeshadow for $1.50 – really happy with this deal.  Now to figure out how to work these color tattoos into my once “powder-only” eyeshadow routine – suggestions, ladies???

 ELF Eyeshadow Palette & Revlon Diamond Lust Eyeshadow

L-R:  e.l.f. 32-piece warm eyeshadow palette, and Revlon Diamond Lust in “Night Sky”.

I got the elf 32-piece eyeshadow palette in warm, because it has mattes, satins, and shimmers in a variety of shades – is my search for the be-all and end-all, perfect taupe coloured eyeshadow over?  The palette was $5.00, plus 30% off, and the Revlon single was $1.20.

That’s my Big Lots haul, stay tuned for the other goodies I bought on my trip!  Comment below telling me what treasures you have found at your local Big Lots.



  1. January 12, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    Oh my god… I'm dying, sopi is my favourite. I was devastated when they stopped making it!!! Awesome haul =D

    • January 12, 2014 / 10:51 pm

      Thanks Desire! This was a culmination of a couple trips to different locations, but it was totally worth it.

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