Drugstore must haves....

>> Monday, July 19, 2010

I got an e-mail from a lady I met through my blog and we were discussing home decor, fashion and beauty products we have changed to or started using since the economy went southward.

To be honest...I have always been a drugstore junkie. I used to love going to CVS in college with my roommates and picking out new products to try on our skin, hair and face. Now don't get me wrong...I love my Aveda shampoo & Conditioner, Marc Jacobs perfume and some MAC makeup, but for the most part I have incorporated mostly drugstore items which are way more affordable than the department store products.

So without further ado, here are my latest favorites from the drugstore (I will be doing this in 2 posts )

Revlon's High Gloss nail polish. I LOVE this nail polish, I used to be an avid OPI wearer, but this Revlon formula provides great color coverage, is pretty chip resistant and it comes in an assortment of colors. This color is (not the color on my nails) #914 Tropical Tempation. It is my favorite summer color.

My name is Jessica and I am a teeth whiteningaholic...I used to work in a dentist office and whitened my teeth very regularly. Your teeth make a HUGE impact on your appearance, but this toothpaste is a miracle worker. Since using this Crest 3D White toothpaste, I have not whitened my teeth once. Plus it leaves my mouth minty fresh!

This stuff was bought by accident about 3 years ago. I sent DH out to run some errands and grab a few things for me at the drugstore while I was sick. I asked him to pick up the the BIG&SEXY brand hair spray and he came home with this...telling me it was on clearance for $.25 (I immediately thought there was a reason this was on clearance) but tried it anyway. I love it though! It's lightweight, smells great and keeps my hair pretty tame in this southern heat and humidity. Plus it costs like $5!!

I have naturally curly hair, but I straighten and blow dry my hair about 6 out of 7 days a week. That's a pretty harsh toll on my hair. I have tried some pricier heat sprays and they make my hair feel heavy and oily. This protects my hair and I cannot even tell I have any extra product in my hair. Plus, if you want to make waves with the curling iron this product really helps your hair hold the wave.

Lastly...I cannot go ANYWHERE without this product. I am from the south...hello big hair. Seriously, mine is not that big, I just like some body. This mousse does just that. Gives you the right amount of body in your hair and it really does last about 24 hours. I use it when I wear my hair naturally curly and when I straighten it. I love how it gives me just enough volume and helps prevent my hair from laying flat from all the humidity.
Well, there is part 1! I have about 6 more products that I swear by and will post for you on Wednesday!


marygrace August 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

I loooove painting my nails in coral tones in the summer, too! It always makes my feet look extra tan.