Saturday, August 8, 2009

I love a good buy

This Glamour magazine I picked up at the store today is full of all sorts of goodies. I even used a little tidbit of info to post over on A Fat Girl in the Real World. Anyway, these sort of magazines use to annoy me. They would write about getting designer looks for reasonable prices. And then they will list items that were still $100 and up..way up. How is that reasonable?

Well, it's not reasonable for me. However, I spent my afternoon scoring this magazine. What I was looking for were items that were $50 or less. THAT was reasonable to me. And what I found was that there are deals out there, very good deals. You just might have to look a little harder.

Anyway, they had an article about the 24 best beauty buys. Readers voted on their favorite beauty products, both drugstore and department store finds, and these are the results. I'm listing only the 'drugstore' finds, because being the frugal diva that I am, it's what I'm most interested in.

Best mascara - Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara. It's the mascara in the pink tube, and it's what I use currently.

Best shampoos - Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Shampoo.

Best conditioners - Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Conditioner.

Best eye creams - Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum

Best blush - Covergirl Cheekers Blush

Best body product - Avenno Daily Moisturizing Lotion (Also, I'll mention the 'department store' product, since it's not much more expensive - Bath & Body Works Body Lotion in Japanese Cherry Blossom)

Best facial moisturizers - Avenno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30

Best self-tanners - Dove Energy Glow Beauty Body Lotion

Best hairstyling product - Aussie Catch the Wave Sprunch Hair Spray

Best fragrance - Curious Britney Spears

So there you have it. These products have been road tested, they are affordable, and can be easily found in your local drugstore/grocery store. Go forth and beautify and save.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing!

    I've used Great Lash mascara for as long as I can remember and I would never change! And I'm totally going to have to try the Aussie Hair Spray, I love the smell of Aussie products!