If I haven't made it clear before, I'm on a new quest to find drugstore items that can replace my expensive department store purchases. With the economy the way it is, my bank account has taken a massive hit and therefore, I have been forced to find some budget-friendly go-to products. So my adventure continues and I am so happy to report I've found four awesome new products that I am in love with!
Aveeno has launched some incredible new facial products that make both your face and your wallet extremely happy. I tried the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser and it's fantastic. It really gets my face clean, and leaves it so soft you would think I'd used a moisturizer. It contains Feverfew which is a naturally calming ingredient related to Chamomile and it really works well on my sensitive skin. Also, at only $6.99 for a big bottle, this is a definite keeper.
I have religiously been using Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel and love the results. This stuff makes my hair have such wave and it keeps the style all day. When I first saw "spray gel," I thought of sticky and hard, but this product does the opposite. My hair is not crunchy at all, it's actually soft and smells great (it smells lightly of violet).
L'Oreal has totally hit a home run with their True Match foundation. I am so impressed with the fact that it matches my skin tone perfectly (the chart at the drugstore actually works) and is sheer enough so I don't look like I'm wearing a painted mask, but yet covers my uneven skin tone. It doesn't dry my skin and it's so cheap! I mean, I was shelling out $40 on department store brands and this one is only $8. Man, that means a lot more Coffee Bean Ice Blendeds for me.
Okay, I have to include another Aveeno product because I just love, love it. Their Positively Ageless Warming Scrub is so wonderful that I can't stop raving about it to friends. It is a very light scrub (not that feeling of ripping off a layer of your skin) which actually warms up the second it hits your skin (still have no clue how that magic happens). Anyway, it leaves my skin feeling soft (not dry) and it's uber-cheap at only $7. Totally worth an immediate trip to the store.
Even though the economy stinks, it doesn't mean I'm sacrificing my love for products.