Monday, July 11, 2011

Drugstore Favorites

We're friends, right? So clearly, we should be swapping beauty secrets. I love drugstore prices on beauty products almost as much as I LOVE department store quality- but who doesn't?   I am a firm believer that for some things, you have to cough up the cash get quality, but am so happy when I find exceptions to my own rule.  Here are a few of my favorite drugstore finds that yield department store quality results.

Aveeno Active Naturals Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer

A girl can search her whole life for the perfect moisturizer.  I know I have.  I am always looking for a product with SPF 30 but most irritate my skin and when I put make-up on top of said irritating moisturizer, there is this horrendous chemical reaction and wow, does it burn! In summary, I think I've tried almost every brand of moisturizer in the known universe.  Here is my true love:

  • SPF 30
  • Non-irritating ( do you understand the miracle of this?!)
  • Skin is noticeably softer without being too oily
  • Make-up even goes on smoother with this, friends!
  • Smells d.i.v.i.n.e.  (Never before have I asked people to smell my face, but trust me you will too)
  • $16 for a pretty big bottle (2+ oz)

Suave Professionals Volumizing Root Boost Spray

  • It works. Really well.
  • It's $3.49
  • It's $3.49, ladies!

John Freida Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme

I need to tame my tresses as much as the next girl, but my hair is fine. So two drops of an oil-based shine serum and I go from frizzy to looking like I've fallen into a vat of Vaseline. This John Freida product is my new secret weapon ( pun intended).

-Tames frizz and fly-aways
-Adds no oil (and very little shine) to your hair
-Works well on kids' hair
-Great for achieving sleek pony tails and up-dos
-Smells great

Do you have any drugstore favorites to share?  Do tell!


  1. Ooh,I'll have to try the Aveeno stuff...I'm on the lookout for some good face lotion, too. I love posts like this! It's always so fun to see what others are using and loving!

  2. got a sample of the
    Aveeno at my dermatologist's - one of his nurse's said it was the best she'd used and without irritation. I love it too.