I got so many questions about where, exactly, I bought my Heaven polish. I felt a little guilty, because I was waiting til I could get there and snap a few pictures to tell. What can I say, I wanted to share all the colors, not just one! So... the big secret is out. If you're looking for lots of fun colors at completely affordable prices, go to . . .
The interesting thing is that the Albertsons cosmetics department isn't managed by any old grocery store manager. No, they realize that cosmetics are important to women, so their departments actually are staffed by cosmeticians! So you really should stop by and look to see what's there... you might be pleasantly surprised.
Oh wait, I did that for you! Now, let me preface this by saying that just because these were found at my local store doesn't mean they'll be at all stores, but I know that this is a concept Albertsons is proud of across the board, so I bet you might have more luck than you might expect. So, your mileage may vary, keep your seatbelts on, and let's see what I found!
First off, let me describe the scene for you. My husband and son had taken me to the store, since I don't drive anymore. I take a bit too much medication to trust myself behind the wheel of a car, so where I go, they go. Unfortunately, I don't think they wanted to be with me as I photographed the cosmetics department with my giant Nikon D50 camera. We walked in together, but immediately parted ways as I loaded up my buggy with my purse and camera bag. I hauled out my planner and my pen so that I could take notes on the various offerings.
Oh yea, I looked like a freak.
But I did it for you guys, so that's ok. The first thing I did was spin through the cosmetics aisle, jotting down brands as I saw them. I didn't photograph everything, so you'll have to use your imaginations! First thing I saw was the HUGE perfume/fragrances case. Lots of good stuff in there, but I didn't look long. Directly across from it was the Prestige display. I think they're cheap but decent cosmetics, but don't quote me on that.
A quick run-through of other brands, so I don't spend all my time on brands and skip the good stuff- there's Almay, CoverGirl, Revlon, L'oreal, Maybelline, and Wet N Wild. I think you guys can guess what's there, for most of that, right?
I have a bottle of Heaven Nail Lacquer in Ruby, and it's amazing. It's a red jelly with dense silver glitter that becomes a deep, gorgeous color in 2 coats & a topcoat. Love it love it love it!
Here... look at the Heaven colors and tell me they aren't well named...
Those neons... I don't think it's possible to get a decent shot of neons when you're using your camera on automatic. My poor camera acted like I asked it to time travel or something! But you get the idea, yea? Sweet, sweet colors. I want more. I want all the neons and all the glitters and all the brights... umm...
*clears throat* Oh yes. Sorry about that. Moving right along...
Then there's Sinful Colors.I think most of you are familiar with them, right? You can click the tiny picture, but I think you can tell they carry a few different shades. Three or four, at least!
Here's a closer look, see if you can pick out anything interesting! Most of what I saw was red and pink, lots of red, lots of pink. But looking toward the bottoms, I think I see some darker colors. Wouldn't it be fun to find an original bottle of My Private Jet there? You know, stranger things have happened. Imagine the joy of telling your friends that you just happened to find it tucked in the back of a rack someplace!
Also, there is an absolutely enormous section of artificial nails, tips, and sets to do your own. Fingernails, toenails, whatever you want, they've got it. They've also got a great selection of nail art stickers and things. Click the pics to make them bigger, and drool at all the stuff. There are even the cool files and sanding blocks!
Finally, there's one more section I want to tell you about before I close this absolutely enormous post. I swear, I've been working on this since 10pm? But it's worth it, I hope. Remember, every shop that sells stuff like this will have a clearance section. this goes for shops like Walgreens and CVS, for WalMart and Target, even for grocery stores. Albertsons seems to stash all their clearance cosmetics at the end of the aisle, in big yellow buckets tucked into the shelves.
The last time I was there (a few weeks ago), I found several of the snowman nail polishes, a halloween version of the snowman nail polishes, and several other polishes that looked delicious! Even today had quite a selection of goodies! Just look!
So look around, you never know WHAT you'll find! It might be that polish you've been wanting for ages! And if it is, tell me, I want to hear all about it!