I love luxury cosmetics and beauty products just as much as the next woman. But let’s be realistic, busy moms are all about convenience and a good bargain too! Most of the time, I’m not going out of my way to a department store to shop for high end products. When I need something, I want it and I want it now. A trip to my local Walgreen’s or Target usually does the trick.
During my drugstore shopping trips, I’ve run across a few bargain beauty products that have become must-haves. Here are five of my favorites, all under $10 each.
1. Jergen’s Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
Fake it, don’t bake it. That’s exactly what I did in this post! Jergen’s Natural Glow gives me a gradual, subtle, natural sun-kissed glow that doesn’t look like an Oompa Loompa. It takes about a week to build up to my desired color but lasts for up to two weeks after. Their new formula also smells better than ever before. 2. Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color
Even though I try to get regular mani/pedis, I always seem to end up doing my own nails between visits. This pretty mint has been my new favorite. I’ve lost count of how many compliments I’ve gotten on this $1.99 nail color. It lasts as long as my salon manicures too, sometimes longer!
3. L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Conditioner
I just started using this conditioner last week and am totally hooked. It smooths, moisturizers and de-tangles better than any conditioner I’ve used at any price, including my beloved Kerastase. My damaged heat-styled hair is looking healthier already after only a couple of uses.
4. Dove Style + Care Hairspray
Ojon Damage Reverse hairspray used to be my go-to. Not anymore. Dove Style + Care in the Strength & Shine formula holds better, provides more shine and smells like heaven, or a baby’s bottom. Maybe both. Either way, I’m considering buying this stuff by the case.
5. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick – Kate Moss Collection
Beautiful, vibrant long-lasting color that stays put and feels silky? Yep, that pretty much sums it up! This lipstick is my new addiction and for only $4.99, it’s one that won’t put me on Skid Row. I’m wearing it in color #12 in this post.
It’s Your Turn: What are some of your drugstore beauty must-haves? Share them in the comments!
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