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Sinful Colors

The Bionic Beauty blog brings you the latest drugstore sales and discounts in beauty, makeup, skincare and cosmetics from Walgreens, CVS and Rite AidHere are this week’s beauty and cosmetics sales from your local Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid drugstores. Due to the 4th of July holiday it seems that the sales are pretty limited this weekend, but you can still find some good buys.


  • Sinful Colors nail polish – On sale for 99 cents with in-ad coupon!! (Limit 3) I adore these nail polishes – they are a great way to expand your color collection and they actually wear pretty well!
  • Dove or Degree antiperspirant or deodorant – On sale for $1.99 with in-ad coupon. Excludes Ultimate, Absolute Protection, Adrenaline, Fine Fragrance and body mists.
  • VO5 shampoo or conditioner – On sale for 69 cents with in-ad coupon.

Remember, you’ll need a free CVS Discount card to get these prices…
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Here are this week’s cosmetics sales from your local Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid drugstores…
There are some sales this week that shouldn’t be missed! CVS has Milani, L’Oreal and Revlon makeup on BOGO half off; and if you have a Rite Aid close by, you’re a lucky duck this week- LOTS of buy one, get one free items!
The Bionic Beauty blog brings you the latest drugstore bargain buys in beauty, makeup, skincare and cosmetics

  • L’Oreal cosmetics, makeup, skin care, and Sublime Bronze sunless tanners – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Neutrogena cosmetics, makeup, skin care, sun care – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Revlon ColorSilk hair color – On sale for $1.99 with in-flier coupon!
  • Revlon foundation, concealer, powder, blush, and eye makeup – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Smooth Away hair removal “scrubby pads” – Buy 1, get 1 free! You’ve probably seen these advertised on TV. I picked up a set at Sally Beauty recently and honestly cannot see what the fuss is about. It took forever and dried my skin out. Full review to come, but in short- don’t waste your money.
  • RoC skincare – On sale for $5
  • RoC Skin Perfecting skin care system – On sale for $10
  • Purchase an Olay Age Defying or Complete Skincare set – Get a FREE Olay Complete Ageless Cleanser!
  • Eucerin skin care – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Walgreens brand Regenerating Skincare face cleanser, serum, or cream – On sale for 25% off!
  • Clearasil Skincare products – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Suave shampoo or conditioner including Professional, Men’s and Kid’s lines – On sale for $3
  • Got2b hair styling products – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!
  • Rogaine 3 pack – On sale for $10 off!
  • Select Conair hair appliances and styling tools – On sale for $17.99
  • Renpure Organics shampoo and conditioner – On sale for $4.99
  • L’Oreal Excellence To-Go hair color – On sale for $5.99 with in-flier coupon
  • Mane n’ Tail shampoo and conditioner – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! (Perfect timing since this weekend is the Kentucky Derby!)
  • L’Oreal EverPure and EverStrong shampoo or conditioner – On sale for $5.99 with in-filer coupon
  • Colgate dental care, toothpaste, MaxFresh or MaxWhite toothbrushes – On sale for $1.99 with in-flier coupon
  • Sinful Colors nail polish – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Mother’s Day fragrance gift sets including Celine Dion’s Sensational, Faith Hill, Halle Berry, or Jovan perfumes – On sale for $9.99 after in-store coupon
  • CoverGirl foundation, concealer, powder, blush or lip color makeup – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • CoverGirl Blast eye cosmetics – On sale for $7.99; plus get an extra $3 in Register Rewards (RR)
  • Irish Spring or SoftSoap body wash – On sale for $2.99
  • Chantilly fragrance – Buy 1, Get 1 FREE!
  • Johnson’s skincare Softlotion, or Softwash – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!
  • Lady Speed Stick deodorant – Only $1.99 with in-flier coupon
  • Dove or Degree deodorant – On sale for $2.49 with in-filer coupon

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Bionic’s Olympian pedi nail art

by Bionic Beauty on 25.Feb.2010 · 15 comments

I got into the Olympic spirit these last few weeks and decided an Olympic themed-pedicure would help even further. I used Vancouver’s Olympic color scheme of greens, blues, whites and teals blended with arches, mountains, a various other graphics. Of course, since toe nails aren’t the largest canvas out there, things came out a bit squishy… but I think you still get the idea due to the colors.

Bionic Beauty's Vanouver 2010 Olympics inspired nail polish pedicure

My "Bionic" Olympian nail polish colors

So here it is…
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Harry Potter Manicure and Pedicure

by Bionic Beauty on 14.Jul.2009 · 21 comments

Happy Harry Potter day everyone! If you’re not into the whole Potter-universe, I’ll apologize for my following article in advance. I’m a bit of a Harry fan-girl.

So in honor of me and the Bionic friends heading to a midnight showing tonight, I’ve done a full Harry Potter themed manicure and pedicure.

First, the “Dumbledore’s Army” pedicure…

Dumbledore's Army logo nail polish pedicure

Harry Potter - Dumbledore's Army pedicure

I used Sinful Colors nail polish in Rich in Heart (and it runs only about $2.50 at Walgreens stores!). It’s a black toned red and one of my favorites. To add a “magical effect”, I used Orly’s Love Each Other polish. It’s basically a clear coat with really tiny purple shimmer.

I drew on the Dumbledore’s Army logo using Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Silver. Then followed with a top coat of Seche Vite since the Sally Hansen pens wear off really easily without a big, thick top coat.

Next up, my fingers…
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Bionic’s Best of Beauty 2008!

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Jan.2009 · 13 comments

Best of 2008 by BionicBeauty

Yippee! It’s 2009! I have always been partial to January… it’s fresh, usually cool (although today it’s over 70 here, wow) and it’s my month. I’m a Capricorn and my birthday is just around the corner!

But enough dilly-dallying… I’m here to give you the Bionic Beauty Best of 2008 list. These are the beauty products that rocked my world this year. I know they will be favorites for a long time to come. I’ve included links where applicable to my reviews and photos.

  • Three Custom Color’s Doubles lipgloss. This is a MUST in my purse. It’s the most amazing gloss ever. Sophia Coppola turned to Three Custom to design this gloss and her good taste shows. I’m in luv.
  • {me} by Mezhgan’s Look at {me} mascara. I adore my lashes with this tubing mascara.
  • Clinique’s Color Surge Stay Matte eye shadow in Dark Denim. The resurgence of matte shadow colors works so well with different skin tones- and this dark blue is bee-you-tee-full! (Stay tuned for a smokey eye look I created using this shadow.)
  • Twilight. I know, it’s not beauty related, but it did influence quite a few of my makeup looks this year. What can I say… I never got my letter to Hogwarts, so I’m moving to Forks to live with the Cullens instead.
  • Herbaria Soaps’ new Ginger Neem bar. This is one of their new releases this year and I adore the addition of the Neem Oil. It’s great for inflammation, ouchies, rashes, and just keeping your skin in glowing & smooth shape.
  • Three Custom Color’s Wallflower for cheeks. Woo! I’m a fan of this creamy cheek, eye, lip color. So versatile it almost needs a super-hero cape.
  • And another cream blush came on the market- Clinique’s Blushwear Cream Sticks. My favorite color is the limited edition Very Blush.
  • Black Cherry Indelible Gel Eyeliner from Purely Cosmetics. Ahh…black, maroon and slight sparkles? It’s me, to a T.
  • Bobbi Brown lip glosses. I love them all (and yes, I never tried Bobbi Brown until this year. Odd, right?) but my favorites are the limited edition Aubergine gloss and the Black Cherry lip tint.
  • NARS’ lipstick in Captiva. I featured it for my Fall 2008 Dark Lip Looks, but it’s never left my makeup tote since. First layer is super sheer and wearable even for day. Layer it for a darker look.
  • 1000 Cranes lotion by Y-Y. My uber favorite body moisturizer this year. Plus it’s nice that proceeds go to charity.
  • Milani’s Runway Wet/Dry eyeshadows that were direct competitors to the much pricier Vincent Longo releases. Milani can do no wrong lately. Highly pigmented shadows with long wear… and their new Mascara releases are absolutely stunning (and getting rave reviews so far!).
  • Sinful Colors nail polish. I started picking these up at Walgreens for only $2.49! They are great for pedicures and offer a myriad of color options. Did I mention they are only $2.49?!?  I have a black, a silver, green, purple (trendy!), red, maroon, and about 6 others.
  • The PedEgg. WOW! What a life changer. My feet are sandal ready in less than 5 minutes if need be. Best. Budget. Beauty. Gadget. Ever.
  • Last but not least, Purely Cosmetic’s mineral makeup. I use the Pure Silk Mineral Foundation in California Blonde. I also love her Flat-Top foundation brush and cream-to-powder shadows. Purely Cosmetics is one of those jems of a brand that I can see rising to the top.

What are your favorites from 2008? Did you discover any new brands or items? New makeup or nail colors?

And here’s some extra-credit reading…

MakeupBag’s Best of 2008
Beauty and Fashion Tech’s Best of 2008
Makeup Makes Me Happy’s 2008 Best in Beauty Awards
Girl Gloss’ Best lip products of 2008
Temptalia’s 10 Amazing Products Reviewed in 2008
Daily Cookies Favorite Morsels of 2008
Beautiful Makeup Search votes the Clarisonic as best of 08
And lastly, here’s my list from 2007!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my “Worst of 2008” list – and in the meantime, start thinking up your own Worst of list, so you’re ready to share!