Monday, February 27, 2012

Drugstore Beauty Favorites

1. Revlon lip butter in Cotton Candy (I'm also obsessed with Peach Parfait, Strawberry Shortcake  and Lollipop) Goes on like a super moisturizing, rich chapstick. Looks and wears like a lip gloss. The colors are gorgeous, perfect for spring! I'm a big fan

2. Olay Total Effects line. I use the day moisturizer with spf 15, night creameye cream and citrus scrub. When I was working full-time, in the beauty industry I had access to the crazy expensive stuff. It was great, but let me tell you, this is great too, for less than half of most department store. My skin doesn't have wrinkles (yet - I'm only 28) but I want to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible. I do have a handful of fine lines on my forehead and around my eyes, and I've noticed the ones on my forehead get significantly less deep. The eye cream is also fabulous for dark circles. I'm one of those people who looks forward to my nightly routine of cleansing, moisturizing, etc. and this line has been my favorite for quite a while. Check it out, I promise you will like it.

3. Maybelline Baby Lips. Loooooooove this chapstick so much that it's replaced my first chapstick true love, Burt's Bees. Moisturizing and makes your lips smooth for hours, even  after the chapsticky-feel wears off. Quench is clear and it's my favorite. Peach Kiss is also amazing. It's a very pale nude that you can swipe on and get a little bit of color and a whole lot of moisture.

4. Caress body wash. The best. Years ago when this blog was brand new I blogged about it as my current obsession, and the obsession never went away. In my shower now is Burnt Sugar and Tahitian Renewal. They smell amazing, clean great and the huge bottle lasts forever (especially when you rotate between more than one.

5. Maybelline Falsies mascara. This stuff is amazeballs. If I do no other makeup, I will at least curl my eyelashes and put one a coat of this mascara. It lengthens, volumizes and doesn't flake. Best drugstore mascara I've ever used, hands down.

6. NYX Jumbo eye pencil in Bronze. This eye pencil is fabulous. Most days I'll swipe it along my top eye line, and about a third of the way on my under eye line. It stays on all day. BUT if you want to do a two minute smoky eye, line your entire eye lid, go over it with a like-colored eye shadow, add mascara and you're done. Simple and lasts forever.  Bronze is my favorite color for everyday, but they have a ton of gorgeous colors available.

7. Blonde hair elastics. My hair is in a top knot, a messy bun or a ponytail almost everyday. These ponytail holders are my favorite. Don't pull, and they match my hair nicely.

8. Suave keratin-infused dry shampoo. This is a fairly new discovery, and I lovey love it. Most of the time I wash my hair at night. (It's super fine, but I have a ton of it, so it takes forever and a day to blow dry. I don't have the time or patience.) At night I'll let it air dry and then straighten it, or just let it dry naturally. Then in the morning I give it a couple of sprays of this dry shampoo to make it look super fresh and clean again. Smells great and works wonderfully.

I'm also hoping to try THESE soon.

What are YOUR drug store favorites?! I'm always on the hunt for new things to try and I'd love to know. Please leave a comment so I can check it out!


joen said...

Def going to try the Revlon Lipbutter the Pink Truffle looks like a great everyday color for me. And I think the Maybelline Baby Lips will be going in my girls Easter Baskets.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I totally want to try that Revlon lipstick shade! Love!

jaquelyn {mama thoughts} said...

I love posts like these! I've been wanting to try that lip butter, I just haven't been able to decide on a color. & the Burnt Sugar body wash is one of my favorites; it smells amazing!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I just wrote down most of your suggestions... I can't wait to go to Target... hahaha I LOVE trying other peoples must haves... Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love seeing what everyone loves for products. That Revlon lipstick I've been hearing so many great things about, I think I need to pick some up.

Denissa said...

I'm dying to try that Baby lips!! And the burnt sugar, YUM!! :)
Also I need to try some new moisturizers, the one HUGE mistake I made in my teens & early 20's was all the sun damage I did!! :( I'm paying for it now w/ all the creases in my forehead! BOO! Thank goodness for

Christina said...

I love the Baby Lips too! Not crazy about the juvenile packaging but omg it really does moisturize and goes on like a balm. I'm loving the pink punch color. I hate wearing lipstick (i know i need it though!) but this gives me color without the feel of a something heavy and greasy.

Jules said...

Pretty much bookmarked this so next time I go to Target I can get everything. You have yet to steer me wrong.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

revlon's lip butter is one of my favorites! i want to try the peach parfait one - currently addicted to candy apple. and yes, drugstore make up is def on my list of weaknesses. i can totally spend more than i should when i'm at a walgreen or CVS!

Tara said...

LOVE this post! i am always looking to try new goodies, but never want to spend the money in case it turns out to be crap. i trust your judgement completely, so im gunna run and get a few of these!!

TDM Wendy said...



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