Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to: Budget Beauty Products

I'm all about saving money. Not really saving money, but saving money on things so I can buy more things. That makes sense, right? So when it comes to beauty products, if I can get a quality item at the drugstore you can bet your biscuit I'm going to snatch that sucker up and pocket the money I saved by not shopping at Sephora. What budget drugstore items do I love? Well I'm glad you asked...
Best Drugstore Finds
Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Ointment is a gross word, but this is some good stuff, y'all. It moisturizes in a way that I desperately need during these winter months.

Garnier BB Cream - I have mentioned my love for Garnier BB Cream before, but it is worth mentioning again. It seriously changed my life. It has way better coverage than most BB creams, but it still gives me a natural look.

Vaseline Rosy Lips - How you not love this? Extra points for it being in the teeny tiny tub that is so darn cute. I sadly could not find a link to purchase this product, except for Amazon. I hope that doesn't mean it has been discontinued!

Neutrogena Naturals Facial Cleanser - There is something about the Neutrogena brand that I trust without question. I have never once had an issue with any Neutrogena product irritating my skin. I love the Naturals line because it feels like I'm putting less chemicals on skin and eliminating their absorption into my body.

Suave Keratin Dry Shampoo - This is another product that single handedly changed my life. I swear  it works better than any "high dollar" dry shampoo those girls that Sephora push. Excuse me, ma'am, but I've got a $3 bottle that works just fine, honey.

Maybelline The Rocket Mascara - Love this mascara. It gives great volume without the clump. However, I will say I cannot use it on my lower lashes. The pigments fall under my eyes, and I look like I serious dark circles. But it is absolutely perfect on my upper lashes!

Loreal Colour Riche Balm - My mom bought  me a tube of this in December, and it is seriously almost gone. It feels like a balm, gives shine like a gloss, and comes in colors of lipstick. I'm using Nourishing Nude right now, but I definitely plan on getting other colors.

Yes to Blueberries Eye Treatment - The Yes To line has tons of great products. I like this eye treatment because it's rich in antioxidants. It smells great, too. Not at all chemically like some eye products I've used in the past.

Johnson's Vanilla Oatmeal Wash - I started using this body wash a couple of months ago, and I really like it a lot. It smells great, and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I always think baby products are so much gentler on the skin and tend to lean towards them for products that go all over my body.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish - The $1.99 price tag on this polish caught my eye a few years ago. I've never really turned back. I've mentioned them on here before, and everything I said them still stands. The colors are great and last just as long as more expensive polishes.

There you have it. My favorite budget items at the drugstore. And no one paid me to say this. I really do love these products! What are your favorite drugstore finds?


  1. I use Aquaphor on my hands every night in the Winter. I haven't tried Yes to Carrots yet, but have been hearing a lot about the products lately.

  2. I love a good drugstore bargain! Aquaphor is amazing stuff. Love it!
    The Grass Skirt