Let's talk beauty today.
I've been trying to get into more drugstore beauty products over the last few months and have found some really, really good stuff. I don't know where I got this idea that higher cost equals better products when it comes to makeup, because it's definitely not true at all. Plus, have you ever tried to maneuver the 'aisles' at Sephora with a stroller? It's not fun. It's practically impossible to NOT knock something over. Therefore, if I can pick up dry shampoo or foundation or a lip color when I'm already out and about, heck yes please.
So we're saving money and can easily do a restock on our weekly (twice weekly...) trip to Target. A basic moms dream.
Okay, first up we have this amazing shampoo and conditioner set. I didn't feel like shelling out the $25 for the shampoo I've been using, so I randomly picked this stuff up at Target one day. Cute packaging for the win. (Turns out it has tons of amazing reviews on the Ulta website too, so I'm not alone in my obsession.) I find that it makes my hair super, super soft and shiny. Just very healthy looking and strong feeling. I can use all of the moisture I can get during these dry winter months and this set delivers. I also love how well it lathers and the fact that it's made with more natural ingredients. Best of all, it's only $7.99 a bottle!
Another awesome hair product, this curl cream by OGX. I first read about curl creams here and picked this up via their recommendation on my next trip to Tarjay. First of all, this stuff is coconut scented and smells freaking amazing. I think that might be 75% of the reason I must use it every single day. And to back that up, it works really well to smooth my hair, specifically my ends. It helps seal up those dry, split ends without making my hair greasy. Love it.
I've already preached my love for the L'Oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte foundation before, but be ready to hear it lots more times. IT'S SO GOOD. I had to return my first bottle because the color wasn't right, and Target took it back, no questions asked. I was impressed (the girls at Sephora always seem to give me the side eye with a side of huffing and puffing). Anyway, this is my first drugstore foundation and I'm seriously impressed. I apply it with this brush and it goes on like a dream. It holds up well all day, too.
As for eyeliners, you can't get much cheaper than Rimmel Scandal Eyes at a whopping $3.99 (plus on sale right now), but it definitely gives my $20 eyeliners a run for their money. And I'm not alone, there are almost niiiine hundred reviews with five stars. Why do I and everyone else think it's so great? It's goes on smoothly, stays put (ie. no smearing) but is still easy to remove at night, and the pencil seems to last forever.
Last but not least, two of my favorite face products. Let's start with a recent find in the Garnier Micellar Water. I use it with a cotton ball before washing my face to take my makeup off. I swear my skin feels so much better when I'm washing it once it's already clean. It's not harsh at all on my sensitive skin and doesn't dry me out at all.
The Acure Brightening Facial Scrub was a rec via Kristin Cavallari and it has proved to be one of my most favorite beauty products of all time. I use it a couple of times a week for exfoliation before my regular cleansing routine (but after the micellar water ;)). I'd recommend using it in the shower because it's muddy, so it can get a little messy! I like that the exfoliating beads are gentle and my skin feels amazingly smooth after.
Tell me your favorite drugstore beauty find! Next on my list to try is this bronzing cream for summer. I'm intrigued.