Another 21 Drugstore Beauty Tips

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Another 21 Drugstore Beauty Tips


It’s that time again, girls. Another Friday means another week for the history books, le sigh!


I don’t know what kind of mood you’re in today, but I’m NOT in the mood for stress. I feel like I need a casual Friday, something fluffy and light.

You might have a busy day ahead of you — life doesn’t seem to care when we say we need a break — but I hope these 21 drugstore beauty tips help you keep your morning light. πŸ™‚

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  3. DIY Home Remedies and Beauty Treatments: We’ve all seen other articles or blog posts with lists of home beauty treatments, but this one’s more extensive than most. Some of the suggestions here are drugstore, but others may require a trip to your local grocer.
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  5. Luxury on the Cheap: Quality Beauty Products at Drugstore Prices: This article with slides provides a fairly comprehensive list of suggestions for beauty products (hair, face and body) currently available at most drugstores nationwide.
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  7. DulceCandy87’s Fav. Drugstore Makeup and Beauty Tips: Dulce’s quite a character. She has an entire series of makeup and beauty videos on YouTube. This one’s sure to save you some dough.
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  9. Bodycology Lotions: Find out how these over-the-counter creams compare to bigger name brands.
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  11. Protect Your Skin From the Cold With Vaseline: It’s hella greasy, yes, but women have been using it as part of their beauty regimen for decades. Read on to see how Vaseline can help.
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  13. Six Minute Style’s Drugstore Beauty Finds and Makeup Recommendations: Susan Doherty shares some of her top drugstore beauty recommendations.
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  15. Yet Even More Drugstore Makeup Recommendations: More than just a list of products (although it has one of those, too), this post points out some more general things to keep in mind when shopping for beauty products at the drugstore.
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  17. 20 Ways to Look Great Without Burning a Hole Through your Pocket: This list’s a quick read, but it mentions a couple suggestions I hadn’t seen before, like how it’s possible to reduce sallowness with lilac.
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  19. Penny Pinching Beauty Tips: Okay… I just love how dated this site looks and sounds, LOL! Takes me all the way back to 1994, but the tips aren’t half bad at all.
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  21. How to Buy Products From Your Local Drugstore: Just an overview of things to be aware of (regarding samples, testers, etc.) when shopping for beauty products at the drugstore.
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  23. Aussie Moist Leave-In: Take a look if your locks are thirsty.
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  25. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash: While it does contain salicylic acid, the author of this post says the product doesn’t smell like it does.
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  27. Beauty Girl Musings’ Favorite Drugstore Makeup Buys: Another list of personal favorites, these from Monique at Beauty Girl Musings blog.
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  29. Maybelline Mineral Power: This blogger grades the products in one popular line of drugstore makeup. Keep an eye out for the ones that get an A.

  31. Rimmel’s New Sexy Curves Mascara: I’m *really* falling for the writing on The Daily Beauty Break. πŸ™‚
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  33. Suave Professionals Sleek: Find out if this Suave playuh delivers everything you need in a pro product.
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  35. Get Dewy Skin on the Cheap: Become your own skin care specialist with these budget home tips, and get radiant skin for next to nothing.
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  37. [One of] The Cheapest Home Facials: You may already have everything you need at home to do this facial.
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  39. Looking Good for Less (More DIY Beauty Tips): This post boasts a few more DIY beauty tips (banana mashed up with almond oil to treat dry hair) so that you can look your best no matter what your budget.
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  41. The Budget Fashionista: Budget Beauty Tips From Our Readers (circa 2005): This post has been around for YEARS, but the very fact that it has makes some of the suggestions kinda cool.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. angie says:

    luv all of the posts and websites!

    thnx 4 posting them i really needed this help
    .-= angie’s last blog post… How to Look Awake and Refreshed — Every Morning =-.

  2. Caz says:

    My Friday was full of stress – had job interview and they said they’d make their minds up today but I haven’t heard back!
    That probably means a no, but still I’d rather they tell me now and get it over with!
    I hate tension before the weekend.
    These tips should cheer me up though, thanks Karen!
    .-= Caz’s last blog post… Maquillage =-.

  3. Dao says:

    Hi Karen,

    I think Bodycology is a very under-appreciated brand. I got its body butter before it was DC-ed and the ingredients are better than that of BBW. Can you believe BBW still uses petrolatum in its product? And yes, Bodycology is dirt-cheap as well πŸ™‚
    .-= Dao’s last blog post… Beauty Literature: Allure Confessions of a Beauty Editor =-.

  4. Ellie says:

    Hi Karen-
    Great post! I’m having a stressful Friday: on-the-job training, but I’m REALLY BAD at mental math when I’m being watched!!!!!
    I noticed one of the sites recommended baking soda for blemishes. I use it as an exfoliant with Cetaphil, and it works wonders.
    Thanks again for the post!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ellie,

      Oh gosh, I’m the same when it comes to typing or using a mouse. When I’m on my own I type accurately and quickly, but the moment somebody looks over my shoulder I turn into a mess. It’s the weirdest thing.

      I love the baking soda and Cetaphil trick. Brown sugar works well, too!

      Got any exciting plans for the weekend?

  5. Lucky says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Bodycology, if I can find it I think I will!

    Ugh I agree sooo glad today is Friday, I’m totally drained, have had the *sads* since yesterday. Yall know I loved me some MJ πŸ™

    Not be a wet blankie, just glad other people are ready for the weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lucky,

      I am sad about MJ, too. His music was such a big part of my formative years!

      Anyway, it’s been awhile! How have you been? I hope that your summer is off to a good start.

  6. Nicole15 says:

    Love these posts. Thanks again Karen!

    I also totally agree with the positive ratings on the Maybelline Mineral Power blush & Rimmel’s SExy Curves mascara. I have the mineral power blush in both Gentle Pink & True Peach (they were BOGO no less!) & they are such beautiful, soft, blendable & buildable colors. Can’t say enough about them. They are my must-have drugstore blush. And when it comes to Sexy Curves…Wow! A mascara that curls your lashes unbelievably well while also giving them volume & length?!?! C’mon, you can’t beat that!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nicole,

      You’re welcome.

      There are so many makeup treasures at the drugstore. Have you tried the Neutrogena Soft Color Blushes? I love them!

  7. Kate & Zena says:

    I must be doing something right as I use about 4 of the brands named in the third link you gave. My Aveeno daily Moisturizing Lotion can do no wrong.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Great post, Karen! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that grapefruit scrub by Neutrogena, and I have gotten by hubby hooked on it as well πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      I have a bottle of that tucked away in my bathroom somewhere. It always wakes me up when I use it.

      LOL, I caught El Hub using some of my Philosophy Unconditional Love body wash the other day. πŸ™‚ I don’t mind though, because he comes out of the shower smelling good!

  9. Lucky says:

    I’m good…well today withstanding. Just don’t feel like doing any work!

    I have 2 internships which doesn’t leave time for blogging, and get this, I usually sleep so late all I have time for is blush and lipgloss…My lashes haven’t seen mascara for awhile, boo-hoo!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lucky,

      Good for you! What are your internships about? Are you enjoying them?

      And girl, there is always time for a little bit of lash curl and mascara. You need to get on that! πŸ™‚

  10. marmar says:

    Oooh I just love the Neutrogena wash- they have awesome products. I cannot live without the funky vibrating face thingy- if smoothes out my face and pores for 11.00 bucks! Nivea’s lip products are also wonderful (I swear by their moisturizing base).

    At least my day is going by faster!
    .-= marmar’s last blog post… animal abandonment is not okay. =-.

  11. Anne says:

    This definitely HELPFUL!

    thanks for all the hardwork karen!
    .-= Anne’s last blog post… Follow Friday =-.

  12. Marmar says:

    Gotta work again tomorrow ;___; BUT.. I get to leave early next Friday plus I have Monday off.. so crossing my fingers this week goes fast! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… animal abandonment is not okay. =-.

  13. Lucky says:

    I know! I will force myself wake up a minute earlier just to put on mascara!

    My favorite internship is with our city’s WNBA team, and I get to write stuff for their website, meet the players, everything! It’s a basketball fan’s (and writer’s) dream πŸ™‚

  14. crystal says:

    Thanks for the link love! You might want to link to the original bright eyeshadow post:
    The formatting’s a little easier on the eyes. πŸ™‚
    Thanks again!
    Have a great weekend.
    .-= crystal’s last blog post… Join: HauteLook =-.

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