Hi guys! Most of you know I’m a wife and mama but some of you may not know I am also a licensed hair stylist. Even though I am a stay at home mom during the week, I still continue to do hair on the weekends. I talk a lot about how important it is for me to continue to do hair. It is time I get to spend with myself and my dear clients, away from any toddlers. It is my creative outlet that gives me some freedom to play and experiment. It is also important to me that I continue to practice my craft and continue to grow as a stylist. Throughout the course of my cosmetology career, I have been able to try a wide range of hair, makeup and skin care products. Being that I am a frugal gal at heart, I am always weighing the value of these things. There are still quite a few professional products I swear by but I still prefer some drugstore goodies that can get the job done just as well as any expensive one. Today, I am sharing Round Two of My Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products! See the first installment [HERE]!
1.) L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara $8.97
This mascara is brand new and just launched this Summer! It is said to be an awesome dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara but at a fraction of the cost. I have been using it for about a month now and I absolutely love it! Since becoming at stay at home mom during the week, I have really simplified my daily makeup routine. Especially compared to what was my usual, everyday makeup while working in a salon full time. With that being said, I really seek getting the most out of each product I use. This stuff gives so much bang in each coat! First, I curl my lashes with an eyelash curler. Then I immediate apply my first coat to lock in the curl. Then, I move on the next eye. This stuff layers great so I usually add 2-3 more coats depending on how much time I have. This mascara provides great volume with very little flakey fall-out over the course of the day. The best part? It’s less than $10 at your local drugstore!
2.) Cetaphil Normal to Oily Skin Daily Facial Cleanser $9.52
I have raved about this face wash before [HERE] and I still cannot get enough of it! This stuff holds its own up against some of the most expensive, spa-quality skincare brands I’ve used over the course of my cosmetology career. I even had an aesthetician from a spa at a 5-star resort in Florida tell me this is one of the best products I could use on my face. I got turned on to the product when I was pregnant with my daughter when decided to stop using my current spa cleanser containing glycolic acid. I could not believe it did just as good of a job keeping break outs away and normalizing my oil production as my $32 cleanser. I have never looked back! To top all this goodness off, it’s less then $10!
3.) CoverGirl Clean Matte Pressed Powder $5.94
Because my skin fares on the side of oily, I always finish my makeup with a light powder to keep it in place. This stuff works wonders keeping toddler hand smudges away from my face! It’s so light-weight and mattes my face just enough so I don’t look cakey. This stuff, in combination with my foundation and concealer [HERE] are my secret weapons for my makeup lasting all day, even after a full day of chasing kids and an evening run in the summer humidity. A little goes a long way, so one compact lasts me quite a few months.
4.) Goody Ouchless Mini Clear Elastics $4.54
I have very fine hair and the grip of rubber bands over traditional hair ties tend to hold my hair best. BUT, they can snap under pressure or pull my when trying to take them out. These rubber bands are extra strong and a little thicker and don’t yank my hair. They glide when taking them out. They are also my favorite to use on my almost two year old which I get asked often what I use on her hair. Don’t like that age fool you, she doesn’t have typical toddler hair. See [HERE] and [HERE]. Believe me, it’s something else!
5.) Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin with SPF 15 $8.84
My mom and grandma always swore by Olay and I am convinced their skin actually got better with age! Because of that, Oil of Olay has been me and my sister’s go to moisturizer for as long as I can remember. It’s the perfect, not too heavy (even when my skin used to be oily beyond belief) and not too light. I also absorbs quickly and has a built-in sunscreen. Another under $10 steal!
That’s a wrap on Round Two of My Favorite Drugstore Products! I hope you guys find this products as helpful and valuable as I do! Be sure to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram to keep up with all my frugal fun and more!