Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I’m a sucker for beauty products, and when I say sucker I mean I can not go within 10 feet of Sephora without being pulled to it like iron to magnets or a moth to the flame (or women to Robert Downy Jr, I mean for being a 10+ year drug addict the dude is smokin'... but I digress). The downside to this obsession of mine is the high price in which I pay to look (or maybe it's just appear) beyooooootiful (my grandma's words not anyone else noticing the obscene amount of parenthesis I seem to be using?). Anyway, there is nothing I love more than a cheap beauty find that happens to reside in the drugstore, because with me convenience is always worth it. So here's a list of my favorite cheapies that work.

Jergens Natural Glow $6.99
Oh Jergens Natural Glow how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...errrm I never was one for Shakespeare but one I am for? A natural tan that doesn't scream "OOMPA LOOMPA!" and if you believe this is the age of natural self-tanner you would be wrong. I love this tanner because, though it takes a few days to develop, it gives me all over color that appears natural and light. I usually use it after I've spent the day at the beach or by the pool since it seems to do much better as an enhancer rather than building a tan from scratch. Not to mention, the stuff smells good and pulls double duty as a lotion. Makes my skin soft and yummy? Check. Gives the appearance of a longer tan? Check. Gives me the brown skin I've alwasy longed for? Aaaannd Check.

O.P.I Nailpolish $7.50
Ok so at $7.50 a pop this stuff doesn't exude deal, per se, but it sure beats a manicure. The reason I can justify the $7.50 price tag? Rich color and long lasting. This stuff never chips or cracks, and if I spot a chip it's usually because I've been wearing it for a couple weeks without any touch-ups. The assortment of colors (over 200) doesn't hurt one bit either.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer $14.39
I suffer from dry skin and this rich moisturizer never leaves me feeling greasy, yet soothes my skin and leaves it soft and dewy. The Positively Radiant formula also evens skintone and I noticed the improvement after a couple weeks. Plus the SPF 30 means I don't have to apply seperate sunscreen and will protect me from wrinkles (fingers crossed).

Clean and Clear SOFT In-Shower Facial $6.99
I read about this gem on 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic. You apply in the shower, leave on for a minute then scrub with the exfoliating beads. They aren't kidding when they say it leaves your skin smooth and soft. The results were incredible for a product that costs as much as an In-N-Out meal.

e.l.f. Professional Complete Set of 12 Brushes $12

Love these brushes and cheap cheap cheap! At a buck each or $12 for a set of 12 (it's not rocket science people), these brushes allow you to stock up on brushes you never even knew you needed (an eyeliner smudger, 3 different types of eyeshadow brushes, brow brush etc).


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