Thursday, August 25, 2011

Favorite Finds: Target Edition

              Having the summer off has been wonderful, however I can't lie: it has been a little harsh on my wallet. I've had to get creative with make-up and other products as a result. I am a Sephora junkie, and it's been really hard not to replenish my favorites there this summer. I have to say though, I have found some really good alternatives at Target and wanted to share my finds with you.

1. Loreal Colour Juice in Bubble Gum

   My all time favorite lip gloss is MAC Lipglass in "Underage". It's a perfectly girly pink and smells delicious, too. However, Loreal's Colour Juice is almost a perfect substitute. I cannot say enough good things about it. Highly Recommend it!

 2. Cover Girl Professional Mascara (with the curved wand)
   I have used this mascara since I was a dorky little 8th grader at Metcalf Jr. High. I have tried many, many different mascaras- most cost far more than the $4.99 that this stuff costs and I ALWAYS come back to this one. Always. It makes my lashes look like their twice as long as they really are. I am not very good at make-up application but the one thing I do get compliments on are my lashes thanks to this mascara.

 3. Olay Quench daily lotion plus shimmer

I really like this lotion- it smells great, adds a little shimmer to my life and makes my skin super smooth. Good stuff!

 4. E.L.F Shimmering Facial Whip 

Now this is an entirely new product for me. I am partial to MAC's Highlight Powder but I was pleasantly surprised by this stuff! For one thing, it's $1- yes ONE DOLLAR- and it makes my cheeks shimmer like nobody's business! I would definitely recommend it.

 5. Rimmel Lasting Finish PRO

I LOVE this nail polish and bought it even before my budget limited my options! In my humble opinion, it's better then Essie and comparable to OPI. It has a wide brush that makes application easy, goes on extremely smooth, and lasts a very long time! My favorite color is Steel Grey, which is pictured above.

Of course, there are some products that just can't be subsituted...

1. Aveda Smooth Infusion
For my curly-haired sista's out there- this is a miracle in a bottle! It makes straightening my hair 100x's easier. I mean it-it's a life changer and if they stopped making it, I might not get out of bed.

3. Clinique Moisture Surge

I have unusually dry skin, and one thing I can't skimp on is moisturizer. This stuff takes the cake in that department. It makes my skin so smooth and really hydrates it.

3. MAC SheerTone blush in "Pink Swoon"

This is honestly the best blush I have come across. It's the prettiest shade of pink and it's just my favorite. The color is a little shocking when you first see it but I promise it goes on much lighter than it appears in the case.

What are your favorite drugstore products? What are your must-haves? I love trying new products, so I'd LOVE to hear what yours are!!!

Have a beautiful day ladies!


Ashley said...

Gotta love Target products sometimes... they're cheap and they get the job done! I use the CG mascara and I love Suave raspberry mint shampoo recently. Also any Aussie products- they smell amazing!

Liz Taylor Training said...

yay!!! Clinique

Anonymous said...

I have the hardest time with buying Mascara. I will LOVE it the first week and then HATE it the next. Any suggestions?

Ma Belle La Vie said...

@ Meggie: Two really good mascaras that I've found are Clinique High Impact and Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. Hope that helps!

Whitney Laura said...

I'm gonna have to try that Loreal Color Juice lipgloss :)