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Nail Polish and Consumer Reports

Anyone see this Consumer Reports study that tested 10 different polishes including a $2 one from Walgreens called Sinful Colors and the $27 one from Chanel?  Of course there were eight in between.  Any guesses on the results.  The $2 one came out on top while the Chanel finished in last place.  As a nail polish enthusiast, I wanted to pass along the news.  I am going to pick one up and give it a try.  That is so cheap that it is not breaking a no buy, right?  

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lol, I like coconut water and coconut milk, but I don't like coconut meat or flakes unless it's toasted so it's nutty and crunchy, perfect topping for yogurt.

 

Ooohh, I approve of your SIL, lol. Envy~~~

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My SIL is pretty cool when she cooks for all of us.  She cooks expensive food, so she would go broke if she did it too often.  Mostly, she just cooks for herself and her wife.  She always makes me look bad at Christmas and Thanksgiving, because I buy takeout (from the grocery stores and Honeybaked Ham).  Her food always tastes better than what I bring too.

 

Okay, for real now,    ....  Sorry mods..... back to topic....... nail polish

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Today I tried some coconut flakes that were vegan and mean to taste like bacon. They werent half bad. 

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Interesting, I had the opposite experience, where I was making coconut curry and put in too much coconut milk. After 4 or 5 days (I like making big batches), the beef in the curry taste like beef textured coconut! There's zero taste of beef left. =X

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Smiley Surprised whaaaaaaa?????

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And now *I* need to get one of those at Trader Joes...that sounds delicious!!!

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They were sold out almost every time I went into the store for months, so I boycotted the store in silent protest for a little while.  If you can find them at your store though, get them.  I love them so much.  The problem is they are so good that you will be mad when they do not have them in stock.

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Lol wow they sound like a limited edition makeup collection or something Smiley Very Happy  I will for sure check it out and hope my local store has some!

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They are just that good.  People know how good they are, so they buy them faster than they can keep them in stock.  The burrito section always has the other burritos in it, but the spot for those is almost always empty.

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Sinful Colors will be on sale in Walgreens starting 6/1/14 for only $1 with their rewards card (weekly sale). But there is a limit of 3.

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Thanks for the tip.  I will sign up for the card and get 2.

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ohh yay! thank you.

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I love Sinful Colors!  I think they actually make up the bulk of my nail polish collection.  

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Excellent.  I shall be picking some up on Tuesday.  Hopefully, I like it as much as you do.

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I think that the formulas of the cheap brands can be just as cool but sometimes you just want the shade a higher end brand has come out with.... without waiting for it to get duped by the drugstore brands!

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Yeah, I will say that Sinful Colors pretty much has the same polishes over and over again.  They'll release various collections that are mainly all repromotes, with one new polish, or it'll be a bunch of polishes that they stopped carrying in the core collection, but bring out every St. Patrick's Day, or something.

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I do not own any drugstore brands (yet), but I plan to pick up some Sinful Colors on Tuesday.  I do own some Store brands (Ulta/Sephora).  I agree with you on color selection.  Although, once in a while even the cheaper brands get a fantastic color that none of the more expensive brands have.  I will never forget the time I ordered a fantastic Ulta color online (Runway Rose).  It arrived broken.  By the time I notified them, it was OOS.  Driving around my city in hunt of that color in the stores was no fun, but I was so excited when I found it.  It is one of the most beautiful colors I own.

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I tell people all the time price is not the best indicator of the quality of a product.  It's a mind game, people believe if they pay more for something it is better.  A friend of my worked in a large retail chain many years ago, she told me that the very HIGH dollar shampoo and conditioner was made and shipped from the SAME factory as the less expensive shampoo and conditioner.  When she looked at the ingredients...the only difference was where the fragrance was in the list on the bottles.

 

I believe a lot of the products we buy are from the same companies, just different packaging and available in different levels of retail outlets.

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i agree! with some items, you do get what you pay for, but with others, you can really get some bargains! Smiley Happy

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actually I remember reading that the better "cheap brand" cosmetics will be made in places like Germany and Italy, for example, for eyeliners and mascaras. This is where the higher quality Luxury brands are made, and many of these companies will produce items for several labels. I have found this to be true--I think a lot of Milani products, which get rave reviews, are made in Germany or Italy. 

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I personally like German cars.  My last two have been.  Although to be fair my previous car was a German car made in the USA.

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