I'm glad I went. I'm also glad I went to a Walgreens I don't normally go to because as it turns out, the girl in the beauty department was a nail enthusiast like me and was more than happy to help.
As you can see, I didn't get SH Glass Slipper but I did end up with a lot more...for a the price of two bottles of polish and a protein bar.
I managed to get my hands on the LAST bottle of clearanced out Seche Vite at that location (I now plan on scouring every other local Walgreens that has it in stock) for $4.79(!) and I got a bottle of Loreal nail polish because the girl swore by it. I figured it has something to do with the Essie relationship and picked up a pretty bottle of gold that was not only $1 off, but another WG employee ahead of me in line gave me her Loreal coupon for another $1 off.
Here's the polish I bought:
L'Oreal - Because You're Worth It
|For some reason, the middle finger was really streaky and applied poorly. I had to remove it and re-apply it to get it to look like the other nails.|
This was a weird gold. I've been wanting to try one and purchase Wallis earlier in the week on Ebay but this is a shade that I hated when I first applied it and have slowly grown to really love it. Its a strong metallic shade that has a really cool tone to it, which really surprised me. It almost feels like having a light gold foil on my fingers.
Application was streaky but 3 coats sufficiently cleared up the streakiness and opacity. I have light tan skin with yellow-to-olive undertones so gold normally looks really nice on me but I honestly believe this might be better suited for cooler toned gals. Either way, I loved the overall shininess of it all and I didn't regret buying it like a few of the other polishes I've bought in the past.
Retail price on the first display I found it on said $6.49 but it was on another display listing it for $5.99 with another $1 off from the Walgreens coupon. Another Walgreens employee hooked me up with her personal L'Oreal coupon so ended up paying $3.99 for it.
All in all the nail polish WAS worth it -- meaning I'd probably buy another bottle once I ran out -- and of course you can't go wrong with 14 bottles of nail polish remover and Seche Vite for less than $5.