So today I wanna tell you about a few of my favorite drugstore grabs under $10. A lot of the time I’ll walk into a Walgreens to pick up one thing and I’m walking out 30 minutes later with a lot more than I’d intended to buy. It probably has to do with the fact that I get a discount shopping there since I’m an employee and whenever I know I’m saving money I think that’s an automatic reason to spend more. Wrong, but that’s a discussion for another time. Today I wanna talk about some of my favorite products that you can pick up on the cheap.
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss
This nail polish is my absolute favorite. I’m almost inclined to not buy anything else, like, ever. First of all, it literally lasts forever, with just one coat! I still have polish on that I did last Wedneday with minimal, MINIMAL chipping. We’re talking the very tip of two nails. I’m not a mathematician but those are the sort of numbers that I’m down with.
Additionaly, you don’t even need a top coat. The polish is high-shine to the max. I still use a top coat because it’s habit, but you don’t need it. I did some digging to find out a little more about the polish and came to find that they’re using some sort of new technology to allow for punchy-bright shades and long lasting shine, AT THE SAME TIME! And let me tell you, there are some great shades to choose from, and they’ve just added some new mini bottles to the collection.
Did I mention how cute the bottles are? Square is the new circle. (I don’t think I’d normally use circle to describe a nail polish bottle but you get what I’m going for) The regular size bottles retail for about $5 and the little guys go for…less.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark & Deep
So I’ve been on the hunt for a good dry shampoo for awhile. I take that back, I’ve been looking for a GREAT one. I can go just one day without washing my hair and it looks like what I like to refer to as a “grease pit”. It’s annoying as all hell, especially when I’m being told from every angle that I shouldn’t be washing my hair everyday. Great. I tried Tresemme, hated it. I tried Oscar Blandi, wasn’t a fan. But alas, I think I’ve found my winner. This stuff is great. It’s made specifically for dark hair, so there’s no white residue. It doesn’t smell like furniture polish, which is definitely a plus. And it absorbs my grease, which of course is the main goal here. It’s Wednesday morning and I haven’t washed my hair since Sunday night and it actually still looks clean! And, it comes in a bunch of different scents to boot! Though I don’t believe the scents transfer to the version I’m using for dark hair, but it seriously smells fine so I wouldn’t worry. And get this, it’s only $8.99, which is definitely on the low end, as some dry shampoo’s will run you upwards of $30.
Maybelline Baby Lips
This stuff is like liquid gold on your lips. I’m a big fan of the Peach Kiss, which is lightly tinted with a coral shade. These lip balms seriously quench your lips. With regular Chapstick I feel like I’m having to reapply far too often, this stuff keeps them hydrated for hours. Literally. My friend Chelsie who introduced me to Baby Lips (Thanks Chelsie!) loves the Quenched flavor which doesn’t have any tint but smells ah-mazing! And these little guys are only $2.99! What a steal!
I know this sounded like a sponsored post, but it wasn’t, I just really like all of these products enough to tell you to go out and buy them for yourselves!
Now let’s go Blackhawks!!!