Saturday, January 23, 2010

Recent Purchases

I had posted a few weeks ago about the new foundation from Revlon, PhotoReady. I was looking for a good lightweight foundation and read this foundation was lighter than Revlon ColorStay. So I went ahead to purchase with my Optium Points. Now if any one had read my previous post I was hesitant to purchasing these not because of the high price for drugstore but the "sparkle" effect. Let me tell you, I'm glad I did purchase it. The sparkle doesn't really show up unless you look very very closely (if you were VERY close to my face LOL). Plus it's light weight, perfect match (I bought 008 and 006).

Continuing with pumps, I wish the Revlon ColorStay had a pump. So many times I tried to pour very slow but still ended up wasting product. So I searched for solutions and found "Airless Bottles with Pumps". I ended up buying 4 and they are perfect for foundations, soap, cleansers etc.

Another online purchase I made was empty 10gram jars to place products in. I already used one jar by depotting my UDPP.

Monday, January 4, 2010

ALERT: Revlon PhotoReady Foundation - SPOTTED in TORONTO

Revlon has launched a new line of foundations called PhotoReady.
It had slowly made its way to the US shelves before the end of 2009 and has recently been listed in Rexall Pharma Plus, Walmart and SDM flyers!

Rexall reg. price is $18.99 ... (Flyer: 20% off)
SDM reg. price is $21.99... (Flyer: 15% off PLUS 1000 Bonus Optimum Points)
Walmart - $16.97

If you go/live within the downtown Toronto area you're in luck!

From what I saw they have ALL PR foundation shades, a press powder, and a translucent powder. They have 1 tester out (noticed they were all for shade 006 Med. Beige) only.

Yonge & Bloor - SDM has them in stock
College Park - Rexall Pharma Plus has them in stock
College Station SDM (24hrs) does NOT have them in stock
Yorkdale Mall SDM does NOT

Bay Atrium Pharma Plus has them in stock
Shoppers Drug Mart (Near Kippling Station) has them

I have yet to check the SDMs near Eatons.

My Initial Thoughts: I am basing this thought on a tester provided by the store... I was only able to swatch the foundation on my hand. From what I read on reviews on message boards it does have a 'sparkle' effect. I don't think I'll like it. It reminds me of accidentally smearing 'sparkly lip gloss' on my skin. However, the foundation has a pump, it glides on smoothly, and is light-weight.