When it comes to budget beauty buys you can really find some great products that perform just as well as high end products.The drugstore can be overwhelming at times, that’s why it’s important to do your research! The site ‘Makeup Alley’ comes in use when referring to product reviews. It gives each product a 1-5 star rating and users can add their own reviews! I find it very helpful when I want a non biased opinion.
Revlon make great products that perform just as well as most high end brands, I am currently a big fan of their Color burst lip gloss in ‘Bellini’. Bellini is a milky toned peach gloss with slight shimmer. It looks equally as beautiful applied alone or over lipstick.
Drugstore skincare can be more challenging, as most drugstore products don’t contain a good SPF as well as beneficial ingredients . The Olay Total effects daily moisturizer is one of my favorites as it’s Non-Comedogenic, oil free and has a ton of antioxidants.
When buying a moisturizer it’s always important to try to find one that does more than just hydrate your skin but if you are just in the market for a moisturizer that just hydrates the skin, then I would recommend Cetaphil as it is fragrance free and contains no lanolins or parabens.
Splurging on items such as mascara is a ‘no no’ as they dry out within 3 months. Maybelline and L’oreal make some of the best mascara I’ve tried. L’oreal Telescopic and Maybelline The Rocket volum’ Express are some of my top picks!
Which drugstore products do you rate?
Fish pedicures, in case you didn’t know, are where you soak your feet in water filled with little, live fish that help to exfoliate your skin and eat away at any dead skin you may have. These are becoming more and more popular and have been featured on many reality shows, including The Real Housewives of New York.
Through Instagram and social media, we learned that Kourtney and Kim Kardashian got these during their family vacation to Greece last week. Kim allegedly “freaked out” at the feel of the fish! Would you?
Are you trying to get a flawless glow this spring season with your complexion? WHO ISN’T?! We all want one, and guess what?! You can get one, easy-peasy.
Using products like cleansers, face polishes, moisturizer, or hydrating primer is a great way to get the glow you’re after. Brands like Makeup Forever, Origins, Laura Mercier, and and Fresh make great products for this, so check out Sephora for them today!
Want to know something cool? You can use a common household item for amazing beauty uses! It’s a lemon!
Lemons can be used for the following surprising but awesome uses:
Fading age spots
For brighter, softer skin
To get rid of blackheads
As a toner
For an anti-wrinkle mask
Crazy, right? Who knew! We can’t wait to use our leftover lemons in our beauty routines!
Clinque launched their nail polish line recently and we are Loving it with a capital L!
The colors are cute and summery, and the names of them are also totally adorable. I mean, Pinkini and Splish Splash? Sign us up! Our nails are in need of some serious COLOR!
The weather is taking long to get warm, but that doesn’t mean your nails can’t show off a summer state of mind! Check out these awesome polishes wherever Clinique products are sold.
Oh, and if you’re looking for an added bonus, these are made for sensitive skin, so even people with allergies can use them! Total Clinique move, we know!
Are you trying to get a spring time glow without using the tanning booth? Many people use self tanner and look great from doing so!
There are certain things you can do, though, to make your self-tan come out as well as possible. Follow these rules to look your best:
- Do everything else first – like shaving and getting a manicure
- Be sure that you’re 100% dry from your shower before applying self tanner
- Work from the bottom up for best results
- Wait extra time for it to dry and then after rub baby powder on yourself to avoid it transferring to your clothing
For more tips on how to self tan for success, check out the full list from Allure!
Are you looking for quick and easy healthy skin tips?
Here are our best ones to keep your face fresh, clean, and clear:
- Drink at least 8 cups of water a day for clear and moisturized skin!
- Eat foods such as lemons, pineapples, cherries, peaches, and blueberries which all have vitamins and minerals that support healthy skin.
- Drink green tea! It has vitamins and properties in it your skin will love.
- Don’t use a ton of different face products – it will irritate your skin!
- Get a good nights rest to keep your skin glowing and healthy!
What are your best clear skin tips?!
As we are currently drudging through the cold months of winter, the chilly weather is definitely taking a toll on our skin. These gloomy months have a way of drying out our skin and making it flakey, itchy, and irritable.
A great way to relieve this dryness it to exfoliate daily. Adding exfoliation into your beauty routine is one of the best ways to keep skin soft all year round, but it is especially important during the winter months.
Sugar scrubs are one of the most fun and luscious ways to exfoliate skin, for sure! They are being sold all over right now, and come in delicious scents that will leave you smooth and fragrant.
Bath and Body works sells these scrubs that smell great and are said to boost your mood, and Lush sells them as well! There are tons of scrubs out there to choose from.
If you don’t want to buy one, though, you can make a homemade scrub that will work just as well. Pinterest has tons of recipes for these, from a green tea scrub to a brown sugar scrub – all of which possessing different skin and beauty benefits.
How are you planning on scrubbing this winter to alleviate your skin?
Have you tried Birch Box yet? If you haven’t heard of it, Birch Box is a new beauty product trend that is super clever and very cool!
When you sign up, you get to choose a bunch of sample sized products. They have everything you could want, from makeup to skincare to hare to even fragrance samples.
This is a great idea if you’re looking to try new products but not ready to fully commit and actually purchase them yet. Birch Box showcases a ton of great brands, like Kate Spade, Smashbox, Origins, Tweezerman, and Stila – just to name a few!
This is a monthly subscription and you also get expert advice and earn points with every purchase. This is a great option to try new beauty products to find what is just right for you!
Have you jumped on the electronic skin cleansing brush wagon yet?
These high powered brushes are not only a new trend, but they are great for skin. We tend to sometimes forget that beautiful skin starts with clean skin, and sometimes that requires work.
Especially after long days and many encounters with germs, dirt, and oil, our pores certainly could use a cleaning at the end of each day.
These electronic brushes cleanse skin much more thoroughly than using just our hands can, and many of these brushes even look cute, colorful, and chic.
We are fans of the Clarisonic Mia brush, which is sold at Sephora and comes in many colors and even some patterns.
This brush cleans your skin six times better than your hands alone can, lifting dirt, oil, and makeup from your pores every time you use it. At 300 gentle movements per second, it is surely a convenient as well as effective way to have beautiful skin.
The best part about this tool is that you can use regular cleansers with them that you can easily purchase at the drug store. We love using the Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser with our Clarisonics.
Remember that the first step to a fabulous face is a clean one!