Dun dun dun. Which Nail Polish did I find at Dollarama? I'm pretty sure you have all seen some Loreal and Nicole by OPI lingering around, so what did I see today?
Well as usual I think I might go onto a little bit of a tangent first before coming back to my original point. But really, how many of you loove Dollarama? I know in the US "Dollar Tree" is highly regarded but to be honest the one (alright, maybe one location should not be used to generalize the rest of the chain) I visited really wasn't that great. I just think that Dollaramas are maintained really well, they're incredibly clean and always extremely organized. Their success is definitely a reflection of that, as the chain has boomed in popularity across Canada.
Why are dollar stores great? Because we can usually find handy household, office or a plethora of handy items for dirt cheap. The same items are usually significantly more at other retail locations, and all in all you save a lot of money. Before, I noticed that most of the stock carried at these dollar stores were no-name brands but recently I've seen more big names at Dollarama.
I know the food is probably fine to consume, but something about dollar store food just leads me to assume that it is of subpar quality. I know I shouldn't really judge brands (but really, that's why they are paying all those big bucks for sponsorship and marketing) based on familiarity but it is something that happens subconsciously. But recently I've noticed General Mills Cereal, Duncan Hines Cake Mix, Post It Notes, Sharpies and more!
But back to what I was saying earlier, what I saw the other day was Essie!!
Can you believe it was only $3?! I swear that at Shoppers Drug Mart they can sell for over $9. Sometimes when I go cross border shopping there is a great store at Walden Galleria that sells a lot of them for ~5-7 but they're rarely this cheap. They actually had some OPI but I didn't really like any of the colours.
Honestly, I do own a lot of Essie nail polishes - but I've refrained from purchasing more over the past year. Today I applied the nail polish in a rush, read as in 5 minutes before running out the door, which is why it's quite messy but you get the idea and can still see how it looks like. Oh, and this is Essie in 'sssssexy'! It really is a great shade.
What I really liked about it was that it only required one coat to look like this! It also took no time to dry, the top layer was pretty much dry in under 5 minutes - of course I made sure to be cautious with it since it was probably not completely dry.
What has been your best find at Dollarama to date? Let me know (it can be at any Dollar store)!