Although some things are definitely better higher end, drugstore brands are pretty much KILLING IT with beauty steals right now! I’ve picked my latest drug store favorites to share with you because they are too fab to keep to myself!
1. Maybelline Baby Lips - Whether I am in need of moisture or a tint of color, these balms are truly da bomb! My favorite colors include the classic Lip Balm in Pink Punch and the new Crystal Baby Lips in Twinkling Taupe; $4
2. Loreal Voluminous Miss Manga - Doll like lashes are my favorite and these “Manga” lashes give me that anime-like (in a good way!) girlish flutter; $8
3. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream - Truly my fav BB Cream so far, this magic moisturizer offers all of the below for a mere $13
- Instant Perfection, All-In-One Anti-Aging.
- Reduces Wrinkles, Firms Skin And Evens Tone
- Hydrates For 24 Hours
- Broad Spectrum SPF 15
4. Rimmel Scandal Eyes Retro Glam mascara - I’m obsessed with mascara — lashes really polish a face! — and often layer two different mascaras when dressing my eyes. Always a fan of 60s Twiggy-esque retro lashes, this mascara is my absolute favorite right now and pairs uber well with the MANGA; $5
5. Loreal Colour Riche Lip Balm makes my lips look amazingly glossy and kissable with a tint of color! My personal favorite shade is Tender Me Mauve; $8
6. OGX Brazilian Keratin Therapy Hydrating Keratin Masque — Since my last move, my hair has been SO DRY! I don’t know if it’s the summer humidity or the water in my new apt, but my hair was in need of some SERIOUS hydration! I now use this nourishing hair mask once a week and the coordinating conditioner every time I shampoo and my hair is soft & silky again; $8
7. Ponds Evening Soothe Wet Cleansing Towelettes - The summer has REALLY brought out the social butterfly in me and after a night out it’s even less likely than usual that I commit to my nighttime beauty routine — let alone wash off my makeup before bed (a huge no-no!). Thus these exfoliating towelettes have been a major skin-saver and also get me ready for bed with relaxing white tea and chamomile infusions; $5
8. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Night Renewal Cream - As you can tell from my past beauty posts, I am suddenly BEYOND concerned about aging. Living in NYC (Never-Never-Land!) one can feel ageless — there are really no standards of age here for anything — but that doesn’t mean that my body will cooperate and stay ageless without some help! Aside from super hydrating with water, I think the key is an amazing heavy night cream and Palmer’s night renewal cream is already pumping up my skin and minimizing my dark circles - yay! Try it out for only $9
Please share any of your own drugstore finds with me - I’d love to hear them!!
I made a new playlist for you!
Can House of Style come back and can I please be the host? On another note, if you wanna dance like Cindy Crawford come to Lucky Jack’s NYC tonight where I’ll be guest DJing! #weeee
So I took a lil break from my self-started “Book Club” to read some pseudo-boring business books (online marketing anyone?), but, after a very lazy 4th of July weekend in VA, I’m back in the reading for fun game! Over the last 3 days I sped-read the most interesting semi-non-fiction book and must share it with you!
“The mind is like a circuit of Christmas tree lights. When the brain works well, all of the lights twinkle brilliantly, and it’s adaptable enough that, often, even if one bulb goes out, the rest will still shine on. But depending on where the damage is, sometimes that one blown bulb can make the whole strand go dark” — Susannah Cahalan
In Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, journalist Susannah Cahalan chronicles a time in her life when an unidentifiable “broken bulb” was quickly turning her whole world dark. A frightening recollection (not solely her own – the author, unable to remember a great majority of the incidents that occurred during her psychotic state, gathered information from relatives, doctors, personal journals, and video footage to piece together her story) of how quickly we can lose ourselves, Susannah’s story is an emotional nightmare – but not without a silver lining. Her fascinating tale of her blackout trip to crazytown and back is both inspirational and engrossing as it preaches the journalistic rule to “always keep digging” and never give up.
“The existence of forgetting has never been proved: we only know that some things do not come to our mind when we want them to” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness” — Aristotle
“It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed” —Thomas Moore
Get this book and get to the beach and get a dose of sun + cuckoo terror ;)
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