I love personal products like make up, shampoo, body wash etc but I don’t always have tons of money to spend on these items. This is when I go searching for great products at drug stores. Sometimes this doesn’t end so well, but every now and then I find a product that I love more than the expensive counterpart and that is totally worth it.
Here are a few of my favorite items that I use on a day to day basis that can all be found at drug stores or super centers like Walgreens, CVS, Wal Mart, Target etc.
Clean and Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser – A good face wash is the very step to beautiful skin. This cleanser is definitely my favorite, its invigorating, it smells great and it takes off make up even eye make up without burning your eyes. It runs about $5 or so at most retailers and the Clean and Clear website allows you to print coupons. A few months ago I decided I needed to try a fancy schmancy face washing regimen and after two months, a chin full of acne (gross) I returned the expensive set to go right back to my morning burst and my skin cleared up in a matter of a week. This product is a bit drying and I would suggest using it with a moisturizer but all in all its a great product with a great price tag.
Tresemme Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray – This hairspray is such a great find, it is such a fine soft hold great for beachy waves or curly styles. Because of its fine texture it allows your waves or curls to stay all day without being crunchy or stiff. Everyone would think that your hair is naturally that fabulous because it doesn’t like you have any products for hold when using this product. I usually buy mine at a local drug store but it can be found anywhere Tresemme produccts can be found, which is almost anywhere. The product normally runs anywhere from $3 to $4 and its a huge can so it last quite a while for the price of a tall coffee at your favorite coffee shop…what a steal!
Cover Girl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Liquid Makeup – This is by far my favorite foundation. It is so versatile! I can use it every day with a single pump for a smooth light everyday look or I can use two pumps for a more full coverage look when I am getting glammed up. Not only is it anti aging (which we all need no matter our age) it has SPF 10 in it so in Louisiana’s sunny days I don’t have to worry about my skin getting damage from the sun. It comes in a slew of colors like any other Cover Girl products do and it can be found almost anywhere. This product normally runs right around $9 to $10 at Wal-Mart so it may be more than $10 at other drug stores but it is worth every penny. I probably have 5 or so half used expensive bottles of foundation that I have abandoned to go back to this easy breezy product…love it!
Mabyelline Falsies Black Drama Mascara - By far the best mascara I have ever used. It’s long lasting, super voluminous, it doesn’t flake or make you have tarantula eyes. It comes in a huge selection of variety to original to black drama to the new flared in both washable and waterproof. I started out with the original but purchased the black drama by accident once and I like it. This product ranges anywhere from $5 to $6 and I normally buy two at a time, kind of afraid that it may go discontinued. I will never purchase expensive mascara again as long as this product is made.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder - My favorite powder of all time. It leaves a super matte, porcelain finish to any face and it covers really well. I like a full coverage powder so I use a puff to apply the powder but if you prefer a more translucent finish you could use a large powder brush to get that effect. This product is in the $4 to $5 range which is a steal for a great powder. They do not come with a puff so you need to buy seperate ones or use a brush but this doesn’t hinder my love for this product. I normally have three seperate pallates at any given time. One for my purse, one for my vanity at home and one for my to go make up bag. I know it sounds crazy but I can’t go without powder and having a shiny face is something I hate. The only downfall to this powder is that it only comes in three colors so many women will be left out…Wouldn’t be a bad idea to e-mail them about an extended color line…I am sure they would love to hear about all sorts of women excited to use their products.
There you have it. You can get great quality products at your local drugstore or chain super center. It is as easy as knowing which products are good and which ones to stay away from. I would steer clear of any “teen” inspired make up lines like NYC or Mary Kate and Ashley type companies as their products are normally more for novelty than actual use. Cut down on your beauty budget by opting for some drug store favorites that will make you question why you ever spent so much on certain things. You will thank me!
-Drama mama out
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