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31
Aug
08

New Feature: The Cheap Critique

In couponing, we here (at Chez Coupon) end up trying a lot of new things, new brands, and even new gadgets that I got for very cheap or free. Some products end up being better than others, so I have decided to start a new feature here at Saving in Cincinnati – The Cheap Critique.

Here I will be reviewing new products that I try. Cleaning supplies, makeup, hair – you name it, I’ll review it. I will give honest, blunt, and hopefully informative reviews that helps you decide it you want to take the plunge and try the product for yourself.  Now, not every product will be low in price (or cheap) – the price range will definitely.. er.. range. But everything I review I will have gotten through sales, coupons, or for free.

And to add to the plethora of excitement that this brings, I will also be having guest bloggers – so if you have tried a new project, feel free to contact me to write a review!

For my first review, I will cover Rimmel’s Extra Super Lash Mascara. This week Walgreen’s had it B1G1, and I also had 2 $1 MFG coupons. It was originallty $3.49 a tube, and since I had 2 $1 MFG coupon, I paid $1.49 for both, making them 75 cents each. Not a bad deal.

I had been using Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara, which has honestly been the worst mascara I have ever used. It clumps, it doesn’t go on evenly – and to top off, I had bought two tubes on a B1G1 deal, so I had a lot of it to use up.  Each time I would apply it I would have to unclump my lashes and hope that it didn’t smear. This tube that I am using now is well over 6 months old, so it’s gonna go in the trash – and good riddence, I hated using that stuff!

The Rimmel line of makeup seems to be lower end drug store stuff. Not exactly Wet ‘n Wild, but the prices aren’t too high. The mascara they had ranged up to $8. Since I am jobhunting and finances are tight (and I wasn’t sure how Rimmel would perform) I decided to go with the cheapest they had – the $3.49, or the Extra Super Lash.

Honestly, for $3.49, I’m impressed. It’s not the best mascara that I have ever used, but it is by far not the worst. It is definitely worth the price that I paid – 75 cents – and I had the chance to buy it again (with coupons, etc) I wouldn’t hesistate. In fact, if I needed mascara, I wouldn’t hesitate to pay full price, since this was only $3.49. It goes on smooth, doesn’t clump. It took a couple of coats to get my lashes the way that I liked them, but compared to the Maybelline? Good stuff. If you are looking for a low cost mascara, this is it.




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An always interesting but sometimes foul-mouthed blog of a 20-something just trying to save money in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Likes: cats, pink alcoholic drinks, my KitchenAid mixer, knitting.
Dislikes: Our health care system, celery.

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