Drugstore Products I’ve Been Loving Lately
I had a lot of requests to continue covering drugstore products, so in today’s post I decided to share a few budget friendly finds that I recently discovered. Some of these are only available at Target, others can be found at Walmart, Walgreens, and other big grocery retailers and chain pharmacies nationwide. I don’t have a lot of time to write right now, so I’ll be brief and get straight to the point. I hope you don’t mind!
e.l.f. Chromatic Eyeshadow Palette in Bird of Paradise ($12) – I am oddly attracted to the colors in this one – it’s like a mix of Urban Decay Naked Heat and Backtalk palettes, with warm smoldering pans alongside the dreamy pink and lilac hues. Quality-wise this is clearly a budget palette. Most pans offer medium pigmentation with the exception of a couple shimmers that go on really opaque, so you will need to use an eyeshadow primer to achieve bold colors if that’s your thing. So yeah, if you wanted to try the latest trendy palettes from UD but buying them is not in the budget right now, check out this one – it’s basically the same thing.
Skinfix Renewing Scrub & Cream Duo ($45.25) – Skinfix is one of my favorite drugstore brands that I originally discovered at Target. The brand’s tagline “It’s what we do” pretty much describes their mission – every product is aimed to help fix a certain skin concern. To quote the founder, “if it doesn’t fix your skin, it won’t ever have the Skinfix logo on it.” Renewing line is aimed to fix rough, bumpy skin and combat KP. Although I don’t have KP, my skin suffered greatly after I had to go through 2 strong antibiotic courses in a month, so now I’m dealing with uneven texture and rough patches. The scrub contains a mix of physical and chemical exfoliants [including Lactic Acid that works wonders for KP], and the cream is loaded with plant oils, butters, and extracts to treat, moisturize, and renew the rough areas.
I started seeing results within the first few days – it’s been less than a week and the problem spots are already so much smoother! I am using the scrub on dry skin, then shower as usual, and apply the Renewing Cream instead of my normal body lotion. You can buy this duo as a set on QVC, and individually the products can be found at Target.
Banana Boat Simply Protect Kids SPF50+ ($7.99) – I decided to give this sunscreen a try because I liked the claims on the packaging. The new formula has 25% fewer ingredients and doesn’t contain added fragrance, oils, and Oxybenzone, a chemical sunscreen agent that EWG considers to be hazardous for humans. I am so used to Banana Boat tropical sunscreen smell that it was a bit of a shock to use an unscented product, but in the end I thought it was effective at preventing the sunburn and easy to apply. I know not everyone likes sprays, but if you do, this can be a nice option for yourself and your family.
Which budget-friendly beauty products are on your radar right now? What was the last drugstore beauty product that impressed you? Let me know in the comments below!