This week on coupons.com, I found a great little coupon for $1.50 off any two N.Y.C. makeup items. I figured I would cut it out and see if there was anything I needed”¦ or worse”¦ wanted. In regards to makeup, I was pretty set on most of my color items””eyes, lips, cheeks””so I was’t really in need of any of those. Although, I am completely in love their waterproof eyeliner in black, so I figured I’d grab an extra one of those. But what else could my extensive glamour ensemble possibly need?
I went to the store and began browsing the display. Sadly, I kept looking over items saying “Have it, got it, do’t need it, do’t use it.” Then, my eyes glanced downwards beyond all the glosses, sticks, powders and wands.
And there it was: An eyelash curler.
New “tools” never really crossed my mind as an item I could use. But there they were. I recently just read in a magazine that you should change your eyelash curler‘s cushion every time you change your mascara (every three months) and you should replace the entire curler once a year. Now, that’s a bit steep if you have decided to invest in one of those Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers, which can retail upwards to $20. But the one I had been using I bought at a drugstore over four years ago, and I do’t think I had ever changed the little cushion. Oh dear.
So, along with my backup eyeliner, I picked up N.Y.C.’s Eyelash Curler. There were two features about this curler that I really liked. First, it has a spring-action movement, which ensures controlled curling each time. None of my other curlers ever had that feature. The other thing that I really liked was the non-silicone pads that it came with. (It came with one already in it, and a spare as well). These pads allow for easy cleanup once a week. What was even more awesome about these pads is that they allow me to curl my lashes before OR after I use my mascara, without the lashes sticking to the curler. I know many makeup artists cringe at the thought of crimping after applying mascara, but just as many experts says if you let your first coat of mascara dry thoroughly (approx. 1-2 hours), there is no reason why you ca’t curl them again. Especially with this curler and its non-stick pads.
The price the eyelash curler was more than reasonable ($3.99), plus I had the $1.50 off coupon for two items. To make things even better, Rite Aid Pharmacy has all N.Y.C. items for 40% from now through 4/9. Now THAT’S a deal! I think I may just have to take a stroll back over there tomorrow and utilize that coupon one more time before the sale runs out. I’m sure if I look long enough, I’ll find SOMETHING I can use!!
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