Friday, January 2, 2015

Holiday Clearance Beauty Steals And A New German Market!

We have a wonderful Amish market by us that is filled with every kind of delicious food you could hope for and handmade furniture and crafts.  I didn't make it over during the Christmas season which is probably a blessing because I would've gone broke buying fudge, Christmas candies and baked goods.  When I visited today they had opened a small German market and deli inside.  The ladies who were running it said they would have their full inventory in a few weeks and they had a few brands of German hair and skincare items that I can't wait to try.  Today though I bought several exciting foodstuffs that I found.  A few were remembered favorites from childhood and there were also a few new things to try.

I'm eager to make the instant spaetzle because although I've made them from scratch they are labor intensive and these will be a treat and a time saver.  The cream of asparagus soup is for Andy.  I know he will love it.  The honey cake is good but not as moist and delicious as I remembered as a child.  It will make a wonderful French toast tomorrow morning though!  The fritzfritzen sauce is for fries and from the descriptions of the ladies who worked there it sounds delicious.  They say it is a light creamy dressing that's tangy and similar to mayo but with a sweetness and a hint of spice.  I can't wait to try it.  Although it didn't make the picture I found some hot Hungarian paprika which will be great in chili and on burgers.  The biggest bit of excitement was the ice cube candies.  They are a hazelnut melt away that I was in love with.  There were two but one magically disappeared before I left the market.  If they weren't so pricey I would've bought the whole case I think.  The gummi bears were a little gift from the store keeper because she was thrilled I had a basic knowledge of German cooking and I promised to visit her soon.

On New Year's eve I went to Wal-Mart because Andy needed some medicine and also because I'm a little crazy.  They had tons of Christmas items on sale and they had some cosmetic clearance merchandise that was awesome.  I picked up a few Flower Beauty items that I'd been longing for at full price for ages.  I also found a Hard Candy baked eyeshadow set that was just over $2 for 12 shadows.  Unfortunately they have very little color payoff dry but wet they seem like pretty useable shades.  I will be playing with them this weekend.

 These Flower velvet lip pencils go on creamy and matte and are terribly pretty.  They are about 3/4 of the full size pencils but they will last me a long while and are a great size.  They are similar to the tarte matte lipsurgence products but they don't have the overwhelming peppermint.  They don't have any detectable flavor and I really like them.
 One of the Hard Candy shadows is full of chunky glitter but the rest are just shimmery.  They are much more subtle than they appear.  For $2 How can I complain?
 I am on the fence about the Flower fragrances I picked up.  They smell nice in the bottle but have an odd dry down undertone of something I can't place.  They don't work well with my body chemistry.  I wish I would've received a sample in my Wal-Mart beauty box so I would've known that!
My favorite set and the best deal was this 8 shadow palette that came with a lengthening mascara and an eye brush.  The eye brush is really dense and heavy and the shades in the palette are really lovely and I've been dying to try them but I think the $9.98 price point for a single quad is high for a drugstore brand.  I got all of these pieces for less than $5 so I am very excited to try it.  If I fall in love I may pick up the quad that has the matte grey and dusty lavender shades even if it's full price.

I am off to watch Gold Rush and then read more of a book I started today that I can barely put down called The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi.  I received it by expressing interest in reviewing an ARC on the Shelf Awareness site and it has totally grabbed me with an interesting plot.  I'm sure I'll have it finished in no time because I have to know what happens!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

  1. LOL @ "I went to Wal-Mart because Andy needed some medicine and also because I'm a little crazy."