Monday, March 22, 2010

Fave drugstore products

Tonight, im going to share with you my favorite drugstore products so far. Products i have worn and tested and really made sure that i liked enough to give my opinions on. Let's not waste time, on to the goodies!! :)
First off, if you have been reading my blog for a while now, you would know that this is my all time favorite mascara. Im very picky about my mascaras, i like them to make it look like i have the biggest, longest most luxurious lashes. This one definitely fits the category. It lengthens, volumizes and curls. Well im not really sure about the curling part, maybe my lashes are like that naturally, and i have never used a curler in my life, but my lashes look very pretty and curled with this mascara. And its cheap!! Which makes it even better :)

Nose strips!! Every lady needs to have this in her kit. We all need to take care of our skin and make it appear as flawless as it can get. Yea they sell peels and nose strips at other places for a ridiculous price where all it does is take gunk out of your nose. These are biore nose strips, you wet your nose and put this on and leave it for 10- 15 mins. Take it off and tone the area and moisturize. Omg the nose feels so super soft and healthy. I love it! Plus its super fascinating to see what is on the nose strip lol.

The skunk brush. We have all been through a phase where we really wanted, needed, had to have the skunk brush. I had the same phase, and still do. I had the Sigma ss187 but i swapped it away. I missed it so much so i had to have another one and i saw them at target. I didnt buy it just yet. I went online and researched about it and so many people loved it and said it was just like the MAC or Sigma 187, it applies better and so on. So i finally got it and im so happy that i did!! Cant you see how much i use the poor thing lol. I love this for liquid and cream foundations as well as powder and cream or creme whatever lol blushes. I recently got the Florida blush from the Lillyland collection and looks super scary, but when applied softly with the skunk brush it looks so pretty and summery. Love it.

The item on the left is kind of an alternative to Urban Decay Primer Potion, or MAC paint pots. Its the L'oreal HIP cream shadow paint in secretive. They have them in many colors but i just wanted a nude one. It applies great, you can wear it alone or a shadow over to intensify the look and keep the shadow from creasing. The middle item is the Physicians Formula Shimmer strips in Sunkissed glow. And the name doesnt lie, it really does give you the healthy summery bronzy glow. You can use the top shade as a highlighter, the middle part as a blush or to contour your cheeks, or just swirl around the whole thing and apply all over face for a summer glow. Not too much depending on how white you are, but i would definitely use the skunk brush for this so it wont look intense, but you can build up if you want a more "sunkissed glow" It was awesome, i got it on sale, it was like $10 something and i got it for $2!! Nice :) And the last item on the right is my all time favorite lipgloss. Its covergirl and its called grape splash. Its super gorgeous for a drugstore lipgloss and very pigmented which i love for certain occasions. Love it!

This is the l'oreal secretive before being blended out.

After blending, it gives a nice sheer finish and with some sparkle but you can hardly see them. Here they are more visible since the flash of my camera obviously lol

This is my lovely highlightin, countouring, and bronzing kit all in one lol. The left finger is the last color, on the bottom. The middle finger is for the middle 3 stripes, they are very similar in color, and of course the last one is the white color on top that can be used as a highligher.

And this is all of the colors together, of course it applies sheerer than that with the brush but i wanted to give you guys a nice swatch of this gorgeous color. This palette screams SUMMER!!

This is the lipgloss, grape splash. Totally love it, i got it last year from a BOGO at walgreens and i have been applying this a lot and its still not finished. Im def gonna pick up some more tubes on the next BOGO. The flash makes it look not as pigmented but it really is, i love it. Im not really a huge fan of sheer gloss, so when i say its pigmented trust me it is lol.

This is my favorite black liner ever. The loreal HIP black pencil liner. Its very black, staying power is awesome and my number one favorite, it does not smudge!! I had both the MAC smolder and the powerpoint in engraved. Engraved sucked in application, and the smolder smudged within an hour. Horrible!! So i came back to my love loreal HIP, The HIP line carries some pretty awesome things but thats all i have from there lol. The one on top is a cover girl shimmer slick. Its like a NYX jumbo pencil, its an eyeshadow and very creamy and smooth, and great color pay off. I actually got this a while ago and im not positive they still carry this.

I think everyone needs a bottle of babyoil around the house, especially ladies. This is such a multitasker. Can be used to moisturize your skin, to have an awesome massage and to remove hard to remove or water proof make up! I didnt even know this until i applied a lipstain and it wouldnt come off with anything! So i went online to see waht can be used and i heard about baby oil, so i got a cotton pad and put baby oil and hardly even rubbed my lips and the products came right off. Im not sure about this with waterproof mascara cuz i dunno what would happen if it got into your eye, but def good for your lipstick or a blush or something hard to remove.

I have been through many foundations, there are others that i like but this one is my favorite. I love the way it applies, it looks flawless with a dewy finish and i just love it, its awesome.


Blended, creating a nice glow :) Great for summer!

My favorite eye make up remover, i sometimes use it all over my face. It does an amazing job at removing everything! Waterproof mascara, cream shadow, anything and leaves a nice clean finish with no oily residue behind.

You guys read about this awesome heat tamer spray that i posted up before but i just had to add it here since it is one of my favorite drugstore finds! It smells great and its best to apply it before putting any kind of heat to your hair like blow drying, straightening, curling, anything.

My favorite self tanner that i told you guys about already. I love it, its cheap and smells amazing! I love it, it doesnt make you look orange, its moisturizing and i recommend it for beginners. This wont give you the up in your face tan, well it would if you apply every day for like a week or 2, but i prefer a natural tan look so i apply everyday until i get my color and then be consistent with applying every other day or every 2 days.

Blended. The color will show up in about 3- 4 days. This was a long post lol. I hope you guys find some of these recommendatins helpful and dont feel like you have to get everything from a highend brand so that it works. There are some great finds at drugstores, you just have to know what works for you :) Later lovelys.


  1. I bought a bonus pack of Voluminous mascara some times ago but I haven't tried it yet. It looks amazing, I keep hearing lots of good things about it.

    I use baby oil to remove eye makeup. It works great!

    That TRESemmé heat tamer spray is the next heat protection I'm going to try when I finish the one I'm currently using.

    I'm not a fan of the Jergens lotion, I can't see evn a hing of color after MONTHS of use, and it's not moisturizing enough for my skin.

  2. It is amazing, i hope the mascara works for u like it does on me :) I didnt know that you can use baby oil on eyes cuz maybe if it got inside it would be bad but i guess it isnt lol. The jergen lotion is awesome but more for fair ppl, maybe u r darker and it might not show up as dark as it would on a whiter person. I tend to be kinda white coming out of winter so i need it lol