For this weeks Top 10, we were asked to round up our favorite finds under $10. Now, I could go on for DAYS listing some amazing lipsticks, or hidden gems within the big name brands…but, I decided to round up my favorite drugstore goodies instead. You see, I am a sucker for a great drugstore wonder. Most of the products above have been in my arsenal for years (thank you Queen Helene for getting me through my acne riddled teens!), and some are new additions that I know will be with me for life (here is looking at you Olay razor!). I hope you enjoy my favorites, and share your absolute cheepy musts below!
A stunning palate of gold makeup can transform a normal neutral makeup look into a sultry night look in a heartbeat. Simply add these colors on top of your normal everyday makeup for an instant pop! These products will take you there!
When it comes to packing up my beach bag, I have been using the same method for years. SPF, a cowboy hat, bikini cover up, some hair conditioner (that doubles as a body moisturizer), lip balm, and my newest addition….some amazing cleansing wipes for the body and face. And most important? My books. Don’t even try to convert me to a kindle. I love getting my books worn and used. This month’s obsession is the amazing Tina Fey. Beach perfection.
Avène Thermal Spring Water
…..And last but not least, the awesome La Fresh Travel Lite Carry All Wipes!
I absolutely am obsessed with the body deodorant wipes for summertime. These are a must for every beach bag!
Cream shadows are one of my favorite makeup tools. They are easy to apply in a hurry, and provide long lasting coverage. When I am in a hurry, they are the first thing I grab for. They are also amazing to layer under your favorite powder eyeshadow or blush to give yourself a long lasting coverage (I use this trick on all my brides!). If you have oily skin, or are worried about streaking, look for the newest waterproof formulations (Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream is amazing). Below are some of my favorite products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Enjoy!
I have always considered my shower my retreat. I love stocking it with all my necessities that make me feel pampered and take the stress of the day away. I also have always made sure to keep some good face cleansers, and hair masks in there to do double duty and multi-task my time. Shave and a hair mask? Why, yes!
Here are some of the essentials I am currently using (and this list changes frequently!).
1) Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
2) Dove Soap
3) Clarisonic Facial Brush
4) Venus & Olay Razor
5) Dare to Bare Shave Cream
6) Derm Organic 1 min Hair Mask
7) Derm Organic Shampoo
8) Loreal Total Repair 5 Hair Balm
9) Shu Uemera Cleansing Oil for Hair
10) Patyka Woods Cleansing Wash
Since it is finally starting to get hot, I can feel summertime barreling ahead. During the summer my hair is in a perpetual ponytail, and I the makeup becomes waterproof and minimal. The list below is some of my old favorites, and newest additions that I will be relying on this summertime. Enjoy!