Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Big Lots Haul + $6 Deborah Lippmann

Last Friday I heard (it through the grapevine) that TJ Maxx had Deborah Lippmann polishes for $6.00! Jumping at my chance to own my first DL polish at such a killer price, I raced over there after work! After some searching I finally found them -- Naked and Pearly Queen. SQUEEE!! I ended up picking up Pearly Queen because...It's. Freaking. Beautiful! I can't wait to try it!
While I was on that side of town I figured I'd hit up Big Lots which is right next door to TJ Maxx. I found a couple of 4 packs of ELF polish for $1.80 (which I passed up because I haven't had good luck with their polish in the past), some Salon Express stamping sets for a little over $6.00 (passed over those because I already have them), and duo packs of Revlon Top Speed for $2.00. Woot!

I was about to head to the check out when they mentioned something about a 'drug store buy out' at the back of the store. Hmm...sure why not. I was about half way down the aisle when I saw it: Essie. Lots of Essie. Baskets of polish. Essie for $1.50! OPI for $3.00! OH MAH GOD. My head exploded. No joke.

It probably took me 20 minutes to make sure that I checked, and double checked the bins for duplicates. Anyone that came down the aisle quickly turned and walked away. I was like an addict looking for a fix. I walked away with 4 bottles of Revlon Top Speed for $4.00, 2 bottles of OPI for $6.00, and 7 bottles of Essie for $10.50!!

My Haul included:
Revlon: Espresso, Jaded, Guava, Sugar Plum
OPI: Conquistadorable Color, No Spain No Gain
Essie: Be Right Bag, Au Natural, Anniversary Gala, Guchi Muchi Puchi, Need A Vacation, Chastity, Material Girl

WOOOOOOOO!!!!! That was fun! But the real fun came from seeing how much I saved when I got home!

Let's assume the following (I'm rounding) and add a little 'Price is Right' theme music:
OPI is around $8 at Ulta :  $8.00 x 2 = $16.00
Essie is approximately $8 at Ulta:  $8.00 x 7= $56.00
Revlon Top Speed is $5.00 at Walmart:  $5.00 x 4 = $20.00
Deborah Lippmann is $16.00 according the the tag on the box.

And the actual retail price is: $108.00

What I actually spent: $26.50

Holy. Crap.

Even my fiance can't argue with that purchase. I can't wait to swatch these and get them posted! I also have ORLY, ColorClub, Spectraflaire, and new (to me) China Glaze on the way, as well as some Ulta and OPI.

Big Haul at Big Lots, TJ Maxx
Essie for STUPID cheap
Lots of savings
Pearly Queen is gorgeous


  1. No fair!!! You are so lucky, woman!

    1. It was TOTAL luck! I love Friday the 13th!

  2. WOW. I want the Big Lots store that YOU have!! Essie for 1.50 a piece??? What an AWESOME haul!

    1. It was! I found out later that its not typical :( It was a drug store buy out. I'll definitely be paying more attention to my Big Lots ads though! LOL

  3. People have been finding stuff like this lately. Hopefully if these stores get a good response They will try to get more products like these in the future. Ross always has Color Club packs. I saw Carol's Daughter products at Marshall's months ago. Not sure if it's a one time thing or not.

    Others have reported finding Too Face and Philosophy at Big Lots and OPI, Essie and Deborah Lippmann at TJ Maxx. In Canada and some areas in the US there's store called Winners. It's a part of the TJ Maxx family of stores. Someone found China Glaze, OPI and Cake Beauty products.

    Enjoy your finds!

    1. I was surprised at the variety of beauty products at TJ Maxx. They had everything from DL, to Philosophy, to a couple of Chanel lip sticks. Lots of stuff. I'll definitely check them out again!

  4. That's amazing!! Congrats on finding such great deals!