Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Beauty Box: The Price is Right

While I love a $100 jar of Creme de la Mer as much as the next gal, I also enjoy a steal when it comes to my beauty buys. There's just something about wondering through the isles of your favorite drugstore (I love Bushard's in Laguna Beach) that makes you feel like your on a treasure hunt. There are no annoying sales girls to bother you and no pricey jars of miracle cream to avoid. It's just you and your favorite CoverGirl mascara or whatever else tickles your fancy.

Here is a list of some of my favorite beauty steals and how I use them. I hope you'll think of me the next time your stocking up at your nearest CVS.

CoverGirl Great Lash Mascara, $4.99


I am not alone when I say that this is probably my favorite drugstore beauty buy. This tried and true formula in the neon pink and green tube makes your lashes long and luscious. I apply mine right after I curl my lashes for an instant eye "pick-me-up".

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, $4.25


This mineral based powder is just as good (if not better) than most expensive counter parts I've tired. The application is smooth and also provides excellent coverage at an excellent price. I like to apply mine with a large powder brush right after my concealer for a matte look that lasts all day.

Clairol Perfect 10 Hair Color, $11.99


Perfect 10 Hair ColorAfter years of having my hair colored professionally, I was recommended this hair color by a hair stylist friend of mine. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first. However, after trying this at-home color for myself, I was hooked! It really does work in just 10 minutes and delivers a lasting salon-like color.

Alba Aloe and Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer, $17.99


If I had an award to give to the best oil-free moisturizer from drugstore, this would most definitely win. I love the fact that it's organic and feels silky smooth on the skin. The green tea infuses your skin with antioxidants while the aloe soothes. I apply a small amount right after cleansing and right before I apply makeup.

Talk to me. What's YOUR favorite drugstore beauty buy?


  1. I've only ever used the mascara, I'm not much of a makeup girl because I hate taking the time to do it...and spending money XD (I'm actually wearing mascara today though)

  2. I love love love the Loreal Telescopic Mascara. It's a little pricier than the Cover Girl one but definitely less the Department Store Brands. I am addicted to using a tea tree cleanser but didn't realize there was a moisturizer. Great find, thanks I think I will go pick it up today :)

  3. Thanks for your feedback ladies! I have always loved makeup and skincare so it's always fun to hear about new products other girls are loving.

    I will have to check out the Loreal mascara you mentioned, it sounds great! You will LOVE the moisturizer! Be sure to let me know how you like it : )

    Stay Stylish,
    Miss Mae


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