My Five Favorite Drugstore Beauty Items

I am such a product junkie and I love nothing more than heading down the aisles of the drugstore looking for new treasures at token prices.  Here are five of my favorite drug store products.  I would love to hear about yours!

1. I have tried just about every foundation under the sun and I finally found the perfect match for my combination skin in L’Oreal’s True Match Super Blendable Makeup.  I use Buff Beige – N4.  After spending thousands trying every expensive option on the market, I have fallen head over heels for a makeup that costs less than $11!

2. I  know it is made for babies but I can’t resist using Johnson’s Baby Lotion.  I use it on my toddler and myself.  I actually don’t know if I ever stopped using it!  I try other lotions because I think that maybe I could use a more sophisticated fragrance every once in a while but they just don’t measure up.  It really does continue to keep your skin baby soft!

3. I have super long hair and I love wearing it down but my husband love is when I wear it up!  I am certainly not a master at the up do but these Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins have really changed the way I wear my hair.  I throw my hair up in a ballerina bun or a sleek chignon and then spin a pin in.  It really does hold my fine hair in place all day long.  They truly disappear and two spin pins hold better than two dozen bobby pins!

4. I use Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub all year long but it is especially effective in the hot Texas summers.  I love the grapefruit scent and the refreshing feeling it leaves. The Salicylic Acid in it fights acne so I especially love to use it after a work-out.  I apply a little bit to a sponge and scrub-a-dub!

5. I noticed every time I had my makeup done by a pro, they used L’Oreal’s Original Voluminous Mascara.  I thought it would would merit a try after seeing it so many times and I am now addicted!  I used to spend over $30 for a mascara that I thought I could not live with out.  Because mascara has a short 3-month shelf life, it was really adding up!  At $7.29, L’Oreal’s Original Voluminous Mascara is a steal in comparison.


  1. Theresa on July 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Been using that mascara for 15 years. Love it!

  2. Francesca on July 13, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    What a great post! I've been following you since your days on "Whose Wedding is it Anyway" and am just loving your blog!

  3. Paige McDaniel on July 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    You are so right about finding lots of great products at the drug store! I already use several of yours — can't wait to try foundation and body wash, though — but my fav find is Cetaphil to wash my face. It removes the grime and I love the pump bottle!


  4. Teia Collier on July 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Covergirl Lashblast Mascara, looks great is never clumpy and is a steal at less than ten bucks

  5. Nina on July 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Love the spin pins – those really are a great find for long hair!

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