Has anyone bought this Walmart clothing line before?
I had such high hopes when I saw them on Walmart dot com. I bought three to try. At $6 each.
I was expecting them to only last a season, like any other fast fashion brand. Yet, to my surprise, they only lasted through one wear and one wash. And I didn’t even put them in the dryer. I was looking to replace my Old Navy and Maurice’s basic tees, that are well over a year old. Slightly faded, but no pills whatsoever. Nothing like these pieces that are ready for the trash. Sure I cN sure a sweater shaver, but who wants to bother with that every time you wash and wear them. I wouldn’t even bother with that with cheap sweaters.
Oh Walmart! Walmart! I have not bought your clothing in years, but I decided to give you another try after seeing so many YouTube sponsored videos claiming how your clothing has become top notch.
After you clean your hands, trim, and push back your cuticles, you then rough up the nail bed to get rid of the shine (slightly) Then spritz rubbing alcohol on the nail bed. Lastly, you match up a tip for each nail. And wa’la!
I suppose some ladies like a nice talon claw, and leave their nails at this length, but I like a quarter of this length. Lol
My kit came with six colors. I was drawn to this bright turquoise because it reminded me of the ocean, and a particular crayola crayon that was always my favorite as a kid. 🙂
I know I’m late to the party, as this mascara has been out for over a year. I think it may hVe launched the end of 2015. 🤔
Everyone and their cousins sister has been raving about this particular mascara. My friends have all asked me about it, and even my daughter told me how great it was.
But seeing as I’ve become somewhat of a high end mascara snob, I’ve been using Benefitsthey’re real mascara for over a year, and simply love it. I also use the matching mascara primer. And when I want something different on the lower end, I enjoy Hard Candy’s lash ink mascara, which lasts for 3-4 days with no touch ups.
That shared, while I was at Walmart last night, I noticed the Revlon mascara display and noticed this mascara.
Thoughts popped into my head of everyone who has told me how great it was.. and for under five dollars, I thought I’d give it a go.
I decided to try it this morning and as soon as I opened it, I knew it was not going to be good.
Like, what is this gloppy mess?! Really!
Wayyy too much comes out and there seems to be a huge opening without that added plastic piece that is suppose to wipe off the extra mascara from he wand. As you can see, it’s a huge mess!
I did try it out, but it was so horrible looking that I didn’t even take a picture of the mess. It clumped all my eye lashes together.. just as I expected it would. And looked as if I had a black eye when trying to remove it.
It just seems like such a waste if I have to tissue off all the added product left on the wand every time I use it. I did like the size of the small wand. It’s the formula that was the issue.
So I will be bringing it back to the store tonight for a refund.
I showed my daughter and she said that hers didn’t look like this, so perhaps it was a bad batch.
But for now, I will continue on with what I know works.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with this one?
I enjoy luxury items most of the time. I’m a confessing brand snob, if you will. Not proud.
I sleep on vicose sheets.
I carry real leather bags.
I wear real leather coats.
I wear name brand clothing, unless I’m out sourcing.
I wear Quality shoes.
You get the point.
I wasn’t always this way. Not by a long shot.
Maybe as you age, you just want to treat yourself better. If possible. I’m the same with my kids. Not that they care about brands. Except my oldest.
Also; I should point out…nothing has to be brand new to me. I’d much rather have a used quality item then a brand new cheap one. I know many friends who insist on things being new. This is not me at all. Used, yet of good quality is fine by me. 😃
Jumping into this review… Erm…This perfect purse.
While out grocery shopping a couple months ago, I decided to wiz through the the handbags; just for fun.
My eyes went to a Big Buddha bag, which use to be a higher end brand. I examined the quality made Purses, which had $40-$50 price tags. 😳Much too much for Walmart, I quickly thought thought.
Then I walked over to all the other bags. Like the one above. Not real leather, but for the $9.97 price tag… I picked one up to inspect. It didn’t feel like leather. But it felt okay. Zippers felt smooth and opened with ease. Adjustable strap. Stitching and seams were all straight. No loose threading. It looked and felt lightweight. All things I look at, before purchasing a new bag.
I have been looking for a cross-body purse that I could use while out sourcing, and thought that it would be a perfect little bag for the task.
I thought it would be a perfect hands free bag.
They came in maroon, black, brown, hunter green, cream, and Navy. They looked like they had a place that another color was, but it must have been sold out. Awesome color selection too!
I chose the black one. I know. Boring..
I brought it home and my daughter quickly noticed the purse sticking out of the Walmart bag.
She gave me an odd look. “Walmart?” She questioned me.
I told her that I needed something cheap that I didn’t care if it got dirty, etc. But more importantly, I needed something that would allow me to source with my hands free… because a fanny pack just wouldn’t fit around my fanny. 😏
That night I took everything out of my Calvin Klein bag, and placed it in my new ten dollar Walmart purse. Then I tried it on. You know, walked around the house with it. Hands free!
My husband saw me, and asked if I was going somewhere. I told him no.. then explained to him how I bought a special purse to use when I went out sourcing.
Of course he didn’t understand. Men!? 😐
So where is this longgg drawn out story going….
In a nutshell: I source a few times a week and I found myself switching back and forth all month long…
But then I found myself upset when I had kept switching back to my designer bags..😱
I was actually missing my cheap little gem.
This bag is the perfect medium size, hands free, bag. It is!
It has just the right amount of pockets, and us set up so practical.
Cell phone slips easily on one side, which doesn’t have a snap or zipper closure.
Stevia, Lippy, and pen in the other side. (Showing In the above picture) which does zip.
Large inside with side zippered area for smaller stuff. I can for a full size wallet, notepad, more makeup, and first aid in the main pouch.
The bag is the best $10 I ever spent!
So for the past month I have been solely carrying it.
I was at a friends house the other day, when she noticed my bag and asked me which brand it was. Knowing that I only carry nicer bags..
I smiled, and told her Walmart! 🤣
Her reply: Noooooo!
So last night while out grocery shopping… I grabbed one in gray. I guess that’s the color that was sold out last time.
Now I have one to switch over too when I want to look extra put together. 😁
So I bit the bullet and decided to jump on the eyelash perm trend. I have given myself a DIY eyelash extensions before, so I figured how hard can a DIY eyelash perm be.
I jumped on YouTube and watched about six different videos, before deciding on what kit to buy. Amazon was out of the kit that I was looking for, so I spent a dollar more, and bought it off eBay.
It took about a week to receive. It was coming from California, supposedly. But we all know it was originally drop ship from China. Just like the ones on Amazon.
Total cost: $12.20/Free shipping
Salons charge between $80-$145
So I think a DIY was definitely worth it.
And you know what?
I did not screw it up!
Sure it took nearly 90 minutes from start to finish, when it should have only taken a hour total, but it was my first time.. and all ‘first times’ are well… not all that great.
So this is what the $12.20 kit looked like. You should be able to squeeze six different peems out of this one kit. And since they recommend you don’t do this more then six times per year, it will last an entire year.
Sorry for the somewhat blurry photos. Also, no mascara on, so you can barely see that I have any lashes at all.
I decided to do this task at night, in my bathroom, where the lighting is not that great. But still.. barely there lashes are what I have had to work with my entire life.
Up close and personal of how thin and straight my natural eyelashes are.
Step one was to take a damp cloth to make sure there is no old make-up, oils, etc. on your lashes.
After that, you remove one eyelash perm rod from the kit. They give you two different curler options. The silicone pink thing, that you can see in the picture next to the glue on the upper left hand corner, or a basic sticky white perm rod. (As seen in the above picture.)
I tried using the pink silicone thing, but my lashes simply would not stick to it, regardless of how much glue I used. So I went for the rod, and am so happy I did. Worked like a charm. Sorry I didn’t snap a ictire of the failed attempt with the pink one on.
So you place the sticky rod as close to your lash line as you can get. Then, using your fingers or a q-tip, you push your dry lashes onto the rod. (I used my fingers.)
You may use glue, but I didn’t need to use the glue with the sticky rod. The glue doesn’t affect how the perming solution works. Just a heads up on that. So if you need to use the glue, do so.
Next, you use the first, of the four vial solutions…
With a clean dry q-tip, you dip it into the perming solution (white vial) and wipe it on all your lashes in an upward motion. Like you are putting mascara on. Making sure to do not get any in your eye, or on tight line. I did with one eye, and it burned.
Be generous, as this is the most important step. It is what will curl your eyelash hairs.
You leave the perming solution on your lashes for 10-15 minutes. I left it on the full 15minutes, but I know some people leave it on 20, if they can take the burn. Yes, it burned a tad. Just like a real perm. 😉
After the 15 minutes are up, you take another q-tip and dip it into the eyelash cleanser (yellow vial) carefully wiping away the perming solution. It only takes a minute. Very easy to do.
After the perming solution is off, with the rod still on, you take the eyelash neutralizer (green vial) and place that all over your lashes, just like you did with the perming solution.
This is a picture of how crazy that looked.
But we are almost done!
Wait another 10-15 minutes. Again, I waited the full 15 minutes.
And lastly, use that (yellow vial) cleanser once more, to remove the green neutralizer from your lashes.
Then carefully lift the perm rod away from your eyelid and toss it in the trash.
They are not reusable. That is why they give you so many.
You now have a very natural looking curly eyelash that is ready to be mostiourizd. (Clear vial) I think the clear stuff may be mineral oil. That is what it looks like. So you dip a clean q-top into the oil and with the perming rod now off your lid, you brush on the oil into your lashes to sooth them. Like a regular hair perm, you can dry them out. So keep them mosturized.
I also read that coconut oil or caster oil will also work, if you want something more natural.
Take a eyebown/lash comb, and comb through them, making sure none of them are stuck together…. and you are finished.
You can’t get them wet for 24 hours, so I would try to skip the eye creams, mascara, etc. if at all possible. Just enjoy the new you.
Again, bad lighting, but you get the jist. I am very happy with the results. Your natural lash cycle is around 4-6 weeks. So once you start having new straight lashes growing in, you can determine how often you would like to repeat this process.
A couple close-ups. Bye-Bye eyelash crimper..
Now, how about an eyelash dye kit. Ha!
Anyone ever try this before?
Please share how it went. And If you blogged about it, I’d love to check it out.
Ever since I saw these no pull flexible hair rings at Kohl’s, last Black Friday, I wanted them.
But there was no way I was going to dish out $8 for three pieces of plastic. Come on!
To me, you should be able to get these hair ties for a quarter each, so I just waited it out.
BTW, You can find them in that little area right before the cash registers. You know, the area that all the stores place over priced items to feed on impulse buyers while standing in a line that resembles a snail race. Yeah! That area.
So for the past six months I’ve been waiting for them to either go on sale, or drop in price. But nope! They have remained the same. They come in your basic hair colors. Black, brown, and a tan blonde shade.
I even picked them up one time to ask the cashier if there was a mistake in the price. 😐
Several months ago while shopping I brought them up to the cashier and asked her if they were really $8?
The cashier was so funny. She gave me a surprised look, as to say, “ain’t no way those are $8!”
Then she told me they are probably $4-$5 dollars. Max.
She wrung them up and gasped. Then quickly gained her composure and replied, “Oh, I guess you are right ma’am. They are $8.”
After all, she is employed by Kohl’s, she can’t tell me they are not worth it. Or act surprised at the price. Could she?
She asked me if I wanted them. I replied no. And then she whispered that she doesn’t blame me.
I continued to look for them in other stores. Even Amazon and EBay, but gee wilikers, they were all around the same cost. 😔
So I continued on wanting them…just like those trendy fur slides, (which I did actually find, and purchase last night st the Shoe Depot. More on that in the next blog.) 😃
I’ll be the first to admit, nowadays, I am the typical basic consumer that wants something that is over-hyped and hard to get a hold of.
But I’m also stubborn. In the fact that my frugalness will not allow me to pay retail. Ever!
This takes us to last week when I opened my mail box to find a $10 off coupon from Kohl’s.
I quickly read the fine print to make sure that I didn’t need to shell out $50 to receive the $10 off. Although there was a $50 bottle of parfum I was also eyeing at Kohls…but I know I don’t need another over priced bottle of perfume, when I have more sitting on my dresser then I can ever wear in a life time.
After reading the fine print I saw that it was one of those…. come to kohls and buy anything for $10 and get the $10 item free. If you are able to only come in and buy one item, then leave.
Like Target, who in their right mind can go to Kohls and only buy one item and leave?
So I went there and used the coupon for the over priced hair rings. Ya-hoo!
Then I came home to show my oldest daughter my unique, or so I thought, find.
You get three hair rings in the cutest cubed package. I handed one over to her to try out first.
She placed her long hair in a high bun and twisted the hair ring around once. Pleased that it held a tight high bun, she smiled and said that it felt like nothing at all. No pulling or weighing down the head.
I then tried one out, having to twist it around twice because my hair is shorter and thinner then hers. It felt great! Exactly the way I expected it to feel. And all for free!
Then my daughter examined them and said, “These look like those old 90’s bracelets that she use to wear as a kid.”
It took me a moment to scan all the popular girls bracelets that have been popular throughout the years… jelly, slap, silly, friendship, pen bracelets…And yes! Those twisty ones! Ugh!
If I recall right, they still sell all of the above at the dollar tree. *sigh*
After having a moment of anger verses sadness, I kicked those feelings aside and continued to love my free over priced hair rings.
Last night while shopping at Walmart with same daughter, she came across the girls 90’s coil bracelets. $1 for a pack of 3!
Sure, they are bright colors. No neutrals, which is what I tend to stick with, but they had them non the less. They are also made alot better then the over priced hair rings and while they are a bit bigger in size, they still feel like nothing in your hair.
Yes, of course I bought them …and have already worn one to the pool. The bright pick one, which is why it’s not shown here in the pictures. And the brown original hair ring that I gave yo my daughter is also not shown here. But I wanted to show a side by side comparison.
So there you have it. Do I regret using my coupon on them… not really. I did at first, but I’m very partial to neutrals for daily use. I will also wear the bright colored ones for the gym, lounging pool side, etc…
And I would still never, ever, pay $8 on any hair accessory..
Hydroxatone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion is formulated for all skin types. People desiring youthful, radiant skin will benefit, as well as acne-prone individuals.
Skin exfoliation naturally slows down as we age, so regular, gentle exfoliation is critical to aid in maintaining healthy youthful skin.
You don’t get very much, maybe enough for four treatments.
Wet your face and scoop out an ample amount. Massage on face in a circular motion for several minutes.
I just rinsed my face. It immediately looks, and feels softer.