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August 01, 2017

Currently Loving ~ Drugstore Beauty Favourites

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So, in the last year or so my makeup and beauty collection has grown. I jumped on the makeup train later than most so my makeup collection is still not massive by any stretch of the imagination (and likely never will be), but it has grown. I tend to mix up higher end brands with drugstore brands because well, sometimes they do the same job and why pay more when I can get the same thing for less. Anyway, I have quite a few drugstore beauty items that are now staples for me.

In the non-makeup department, I also have a few drugstore items I've been loving lately. Sharing my favourites today (all items shown below):

1. NYX soft matte lip cream
The best way I would describe this is part gloss and part lipstick. I typically use the colour addis ababa, but I do have this in several colours. Its creamy and applies like a dream. It isn't long wear and I use it as a gloss more than a lipstick - love it.

2. L'oreal Color Riche Le Gloss in the colour Violet attitude
L'oreal may be my favourite drugstore brand. This comes in so many shades and I've been using the shade violet attitude for years (you can actually see it in a makeup bag in this post). Sometimes I just use lipliner, chap stick and this on my lip and head to work. The texture is a little sticky (hence the chap stick beneath) but I love it and it'll alway be one of my favourite drug store beauty items.

3. L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara
I've mentioned this so many times on this blog. Love this mascara, its better than all the non-drugstore ones I have. It may dry up a bit faster but the volume this gives makes it worth double its cost.

4. Revlon Colorstay Eyeliners (both Brown and Black)
Another staple for me. I use black for eyeliner, and brown for my eyebrows (its the only brown pencil brow or eye that exactly matches my brows so yes I use eyeliner on my brows. Guys you never have to reapply these and it doesn't smudge. I love them.

5. Chap Stick (classic cherry)
I mean for as long as I can remember I've been using cherry chap. Still love.

6. Clean and Clear morning burst facial cleanser
I mix this up with some other more expensive cleansers, but as I said, I am a creature of habit, and this has been a part of my morning routine for years Im not sure that will be changing anytime soon.

7. Crystal Body Deodorant Stick
I will likely never go back to using a regular deodorant again. I really love this stick (and Danny uses one too). My mum actually introduced me to this earlier this year. It has no scent but it really does work. You wet the stick to apply and voila - instant deodorant. Love this one. Also your clothes will thank you.

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Do you use any of these or have any drugstore makeup staples?

Have a great Tuesday guys!!

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  1. I don't wear much makeup but the ones I like aren't in the drugstores..even though I love drug store prices!

  2. I used to be obsessed with NYX lip products, but haven't used any in forever, but am definitely tempted to pick up a new one or two!

  3. I never buy drugstore makeup, I really need to start! Well except for Chapstick, the best!

  4. I LOVE the NYX lippie! Goes on so smooth. <3

  5. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has been in my drawer forever -- it's so good! NYX is such a great drugstore option for a lot of things, lips especially in my opinion.

  6. NYX is my favorite lip products for drugstore brand. You can never go wrong!!! Loreal regular Voluminous is one of my favorite mascaras, I haven't tried the butterfly one!

  7. I never buy makeup at the drugstore except for chapstick and lipsticks from Burt's Bees. However, I do get all my hair products from the drug store. TMost of the hair products work better than the ones from the salon.

  8. I'm not into products, but I do try to keep mine cruelty free and chemical free. I'll have to look more into this deodorant... I've yet to find a good eco one. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  9. I just bought two NYX matte lipsticks on sale from Ulta but now I wish I knew they had Matte lip cream, since I'm more of a lip gloss girl! I also swear by Clean & Clear's facial washes as an inexpensive but good quality product. xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  10. Yes to the NYX matte lip creams! I have two and one is almost gone. Also, I'd be interested in trying out that special kind of deodorant mainly because I seem to always manage to get deodorant stains all over my clothes. It probably doesn't help that I wear a lot of black. haha

  11. How have I never heard of this deodorant stick? And I mean, the name is Crystal so even with the spelling difference, it has to be amazing, right? :-)

  12. ooh i need to try that nyx lip cream! and love love that mascara.


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