Drugstore Beauty Buys

Despite being more than ready for summer to arrive, my makeup and skincare collections were looking verrryy wintery. What happened to my golden bronzers, coral blushes, and  light, breathable moisturizers?

Oh that’s right. They were abandoned and replaced with the cool-toned grey shadows, wine colored lipsticks, and thick moisturizers required of a months-long freezing winter!

Obviously,  the frustration of not having summer appropriate products was short-lived as I quickly realized this was a “problem” that could easily be fixed by simply shopping. *heavens open*angels sing*happy dance ensues*


With only a few new items, my morning routine is updated and feels fresh. Le sigh. I do love summer.

Here’s what I got:

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Milani Baked Blush – I use this on my cheeks and on my lids as eyeshadow. I don’t always like the way blush looks on my eyes but this warm coral shade catches the light and makes my brown eyes pop. I instantly feel awake and pretty. Gotta love that.

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Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon – (read the following sentence in Carrie Bradshaw voice) “Hello, Lover!” Literally obsessed with this product. I love matte lipstick–it’s the only kind I wear these days–and this is my new favorite. It’s super pigmented, creamy, matte, and best of all, non-drying. It does feel a bit dry on the lips, so I sometimes dab a bit on lip balm on top, but it has not made my lips chap.

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish — Lasts forever, stays shiny. What more do you need?

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Ardell Wispies — These and their demi wispies are my favorite. The demi wispies are perhaps even more wearable since they’re a bit more tapered and natural-looking.

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 5.24.29 PMBatiste Dry Shampoo –This comes in a variety of scents but this is the only one I’ve tried. I like that it’s fresh and clean, but not over powering.

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 5.23.49 PMBoots Botanics Facial Oil — If I had to make of list of my top 5 favorite drugstore products, this would be on it. It’s incredible and as I mentioned in the video, it feels amazing on my skin.

What are your favorite drugstore beauty products? Let me know in the comments!

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