Category Archives: Drugstore Find
Drugstore Find: GUM Go-Betweens Proxabrush
To be honest, I use these proxabrushes when I am too lazy to floss. But recently, I have found a new use for these little gems… mascara wands.
These tiny brushes are the perfect size to separate and coat each lash. After applying mascara, go back in with the proxabrush to define and perfect each lash. Dip a brush into the mascara and apply to the bottom lashes for a mess-free finish.
These brushes are incredibly inexpensive and can be cleaned. Give GUM Go-Betweens Proxabrush a try… to use on teeth OR lashes.
Drugstore Find: Goody Spin Pins
These clever little styling tools are quick and easy. Marketed to “do the work of 20 bobby-pins,” Goody Spin Pins help create simple up-dos in seconds.
Simply gather hair into a high or low bun and spin pins through the hair to secure. It’s that easy. The hold is tight and secure and easy to take out (just spin pin in opposite direction).
After a stylist informed me of a substantial amount of breakage at the crown area, due to securing hair in high-ponytail with elastic while sleeping, I thought I would give these a try. They keep hair out of my face all night and in the morning, I wake up with nice wavy hair.
Try out these little inexpensive hair savers for yourself.
Drugstore Find: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Royal Blue
When experimenting with bright colors and new trends, purchase an inexpensive version to test. Blue mascara is a fun and beneficial option when exploring bright colors.
Inadvertently recognized as 80’s makeup, blue mascara has come a long way. This intriguing color and technique has many benefits and uses.
Most people have yellow and red tones in their sclera (whites of the eyes). The color blue counteracts these colors to make the eyes look whiter, brighter and wide-awake. Blue mascara will also enhance any eye color. Primarily, green and blue-colored eyes but it will also bring-out the gold flecks in brown eyes as well.
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue is an inexpensive option to test this technique. But, it is also simply a great mascara. I use this on just the bottom lashes for a slight hint of color. It is a beautiful royal blue that makes any eye pop.
Drugstore Find: Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil
Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil is a multi-purpose moisturizer that improves the appearance of scars, uneven skin tone, stretch marks, aging, dry and damaged skin.
The oil formula is non-greasy and lightweight. The oil soaks into the skin immedietly and leaves the skin with a soft glow. Skin feels instantly hydrated and incrediably soft.
When I first tried this product, my initial thought was… average moisturizer/nothing special. After a weekend baking in the sun, I used this oil twice a day and noticed my skin was incredibly hydrated, radiant and dewy. Even a couple areas where I had failed applying sunscreen, healed almost instantly.
Palmer’s products use a Cocoa Butter Formula that smells reminiscent of sweet chocolate. The fragrance is a little potent but does not last on the skin.
This is a great summer moisturizer to replenish the skin from the sun’s harsh rays. Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil is an inexpensive option for healthy skin.
Drugstore Find: Milani Baked Blush
Milani Baked Blush is a finely-miled powder that provides a luminous glow to the cheeks. Infused with a multifold of shimmering tones, these blushers contain swirls of complexion brighteners.
Dolce Pink (pictured first), is my recommendation. The baby pink color is emphasized with bursts of gold and yellow undertones that provide an angelic glow to the skin.
These baked blushers can be comparable to MAC Mineralize Blush and Skinfinish. Both products have the same appearance with a much different price tag. The Milani products produce a glowing sheen on the skin while the MAC products tend to look more frosted and glittery. The Milani Blush also feels lighter in texture on the skin.
Milani Baked Blush is a great drugstore purchase, however, with the affordable price tag comes quality issues. There is a lot of fall-out to these products. The finely-milled powders are quite fragile and should be handled with care.
Drugstore Find: Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder is an inexpensive drugstore product that works wonders. This oil-absorbing pressed powder leaves the skin shine-free sans any cakey residue.
Since I lust over face products that finish the skin with a radiant glow, over time my T-zone can appear oily. An impulse purchase at a local drugstore was an inexpensive and absolute solution. This product is sheer and translucent and it’s staying-power compares to nothing else I have tried. For a whopping $4.99, this mineral-based powder left me shine-free all day with no touch-ups needed.