there’s no question that i could source every single one of my beauty needs in the aisles of cvs if necessary. the makeup and skincare department has exploded with such an array of brands that i find myself discovering just as many new and exciting products there as i do at sephora. it’s kind of mind blowing.
so if you like to quench your cosmetic thirst on a budget (or if you just like pretty things, regardless of price point), read on for my five new favorites:
yes to grapefruit cc cream, $15.99 – this gorgeous smelling cc cream might be the most refreshing product to ever touch my skin. it cools instantly, blends seamlessly, and dries to a perfectly flawless matte finish. it’s practically undetectable once it’s on and it feels completely weightless. at well under $20 for a huge bottle, i’ll be coming back for more.
l’oreal paris colour riche le gloss in watermelon crush, $5.97 – destined to become a new cult classic, this gloss is a makeup bag must-have. giving its far pricer counterparts a serious run for the money, l’oreal has packed omega3, vitamin e, and argan oil into this super shiny gloss. it’s rich in color and super soft in texture. you’re gonna want it, bad.
simple refreshing facial wash gel, $6.99 – i like something serious to break up my makeup at the end of the day, but it has to be gentle on my sensitive skin. simple has the perfect solution in this nondrying gel. it melts my daily face and washes away clean, making it a miracle for oily skin, especially in the summertime.
bic soleil bella disposable shavers, $6.29 – bic has come a long way since i started shaving my legs and they’ve brought the disposable razor to a new level with bella: four blades, a moisture strip for touchable legs, and a pivot head that hugs the pesky knee area that i always miss. in fact, they’re so good that it’s kind of hard to throw them away.
burt’s bees herbal blemish stick, $8 – the best possible emergency pimple solution, especially if you’re without access to a beauty counter. burt’s bees blemish stick has ingredients like tea tree oil and willow bark to clarify and decongest any irritated areas. oh, and it’s the perfect thing to pack, as i am famous for sprouting zits while traveling.