Monday, April 16, 2012

Drugstore Favorites

When it comes to hair & beauty products, I have no problem spending a little more if the results are worth the price (proof: my regular shampoo costs $30 a bottle!).  But, there are some things I've found to work just as well as (or in some cases, better than) their more expensive counterparts.  I'm not one to keep a good thing to myself, so I thought I'd share with you my latest discoveries that are definitely worth adding to your cart.


1) CeraVe AM - $13.99 (print a coupon here)
At my last dermatologist appointment, she recommended I switch from the regular CeraVe moisturizer to this version.  I love that it keeps my skin hydrated all day long + contains hyaluronic acid, SPF 30 & zinc.

2) Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo - $5.59
The best clarifying shampoo I've tried!  Wash with this once a week to get hair squeaky clean & remove any residue build-up (especially important if you regularly use products with silicone).

3) L'Oreal Elnett Unscented Hairspray - $11.99
My favorite hairspray just got even better!  Gives you great hold that still allows your hair to move...and now without the awful smell!

4) Garnier Skin Renew B.B. Cream - $12.99
My new go-to product for the warmer months ahead - a primer, SPF and illuminator all in one!  Slightly better coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but less than regular foundation (I use the light/medium shade).

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28 comments :

K said...

I love drugstore products, so many great once and so much cheaper!

love K

Styleclouds said...

I love the shampoo but unfortunately, I cannot find it here anymore. They used to have it in one drugstore but not anymore. Happy Monday! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

Anonymous said...

I use purelology also. I get it at ulta bc I can use a 2O% coupon towards it.

Leopard In Leather said...

I love this garnier bb cream :) amazing products :) great post, I hope you will follow my blog :)

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My Dressy Ways said...

All products on my to-try list! Especially the Elnett hairspray!

Alysson said...

I've heard tons about this BB Cream! I think I'm going to try the Jane Iredale version...once I get my skin to calm down. (I have to switch over to her line due to my horrible skin!)

Crystal Palmisano-Dillard said...

I've been itching to try a BB. Thanks for the tips!

Drug stores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, etc) always seem to have better sales on makeup too. Love it!

Alyson said...

ahhh! so glad you posted this becuase I JUST bought elnett and my husband and I fully think it smells too awful. I didn't now how people use it. Will have to look for that. Thanks! DO you use the Garnier BB instead of foundation? I've been hearing about these BB creams.

Alexa said...

this is a great post- I love seeing what products people love.

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judy said...

I use Redken everything, but will try this one. The face cream looks interesting, I'll ck it out too.

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i use redken shampoo & conditioner from the drugstore and LOVE it. but i do use a pureology mask that is TDF every few days! i have that hairspray because they had a cute trial size at my store. but i never use hairspray so i'm not sure why i bought it...lol!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

TwelvebySix said...

Great recommendations! I've been on the hunt for a new spf day cream, so I'm definitely going to look for that CeraVe am with spf 30! Also wanted to add that I love Elnett too, and every time I wear it someone comments on how good it smells!

-Laura

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I've heard rave reviews about that B.B. cream! I'm tempted!

Jolie Jouel said...

I love good drug store finds! Thanks for sharing.

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Tiffany* said...

I've been thinking about trying the Garnier Skin Renew cream as well but I have sensitive skin. Might have to take the plunge since your recommend it :)
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Fashion By Alicia said...

Great recommendations. I will definitely check out that shampoo.

Natalie said...

Always looking for good drugstore finds, definitely taking note of these! Thanks for the suggestions!

Style Savvy Chic said...

I've never heard of CeraVe. Does it work on really dry and sensitive skin?


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips! I tried the BB cream and couldn't stand the greasy feel on my face. I had read great reviews, just it's just not for me.

highfashion4less said...

i cant wait to try all your favs. I have the anti-residue shampoo and love it. it helps cleanse my hair of the build-up from other hair products i use:)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Thanks for the head's up, I'll be on the look out!

silvergirl said...

primer, spf and illuminator all in one
i will have to check that out
brett

Julie Khuu said...

Live and Die by Elnett! I've never tried any of the others but I totally trust ya! :D

I’m hosting 5 days of GIVEAWAYS in honor of my blog’s 2yr anniversary…would love for you to stop by and enter to win!

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my mini bag said...

I can't wait to try the BB cream after seeing that you love it so much. Great drugstore finds.

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Myrna said...

Yeah I went to have a silk peel and the dermatologist reccommended CeraVe. I love it. Not too pricey and worth every penny.

XX-Myrna

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My Cowlick said...

Great suggestions! Will need to try the shampoo!

xx

Amanda - My Cowlick

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

i.love.neutrogena!

Ana Lucia Gutierrez said...

Loved this post!!! I absolutely love that hair spray as well. Check out my blog @ www.thebigbrowneyes.com - its like nothing you've seen before :)

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