A Healing Drugstore Haul: Can I Get an Amen?

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Just For Fun

Nothing hits the spot like a drugstore haul, and since I was a little cranky this afternoon, I decided to stop by Target to cheer myself up.


I started with anti-cranky essentials like candy (see above) and magazines (see below).

But I found the REAL hard core healing in the beauty aisle. That’s where it usually happens for me, ha!

Physicians Formula, Sonia Kashuk and Sally Hansen? Check, check and check. 🙂

Doesn’t that can of makeup remover pads look neat? I can’t wait to put ’em to work (I’ll let you know how they are).

I was feeling a little better after Target but still wasn’t 100%, which brings me to Marshalls.

That’s where I found this work of fantastic literature for $4…

LOL! A Pocket Guide to Cats? Someone must have seen me coming. It was like the cherry on a sundae, I swear! 😀

What’s the last best thing you found at a drugstore? I’ll make a note to remember it for a future haul.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Justine says:

    I am really liking the Maybelline Eye Studio quads right now; to the point that I have 11/12 of the colours… *sheepish*. The pigmentation is pretty decent and the shadows are nice and soft, and I really like the color combinations – they’re very different for drugstore quints!

    I also am loving GOSH Lip balms; they’re super pigmented but really light! Definitely picking some more up when they go on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart again 🙂

  2. Grace says:

    Can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the makeup remover lotion! After seeing lollipop26’s review of the neutrogena one I’ve been wanting to try out a lotion, especially since I have VERY VERY dry skin.

  3. marisol says:

    The best thing found in the drugstore (especially Target) is the clearance aisle at the end of each aisle. I seem to spend a lot of time browsing the items with the red tags.

    Sorry you had a bad day
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang =-.

  4. Kyl says:

    sour patch kids! yum!
    also, those PF eye m/u remover pads are pretty great!
    .-= Kyl’s last blog post… High vs. Low: Benefit vs. Soap & Glory =-.

  5. amy says:

    Cute cat book! The organic makeup removing pads is something I would like to try!
    .-= amy’s last blog post… NOTD NARS Nailpolish Purple Rain =-.

  6. Ellie says:

    aww! I hope you feel better! I took a banish-the-crankies nap today, though it looks like Target was fun!
    I’m interested in the makeup remover too! I’m almost through a jar of Almay pads, and wondering about other options….

  7. Paris B says:

    Um… from our drugstores, my last best thing was the Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleansing Lotion makeup remover thingy. Works great for the price!
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Blast from the Past : L’Oreal UV Perfect Long Lasting UVA/UVB Protector Sunscreen =-.

  8. Vanessa H says:

    A Sonia K eyeshadow duo for $4 at my Target today!

    I saw your tweets on Sephora SA’s and my issue here is with some of the MAC MUA’s at my Nordstrom counter…
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… 1,000 Hits! =-.

  9. Kypris says:

    Confession: Sour Patch Kids were some of my favourite candies when I was younger… and I still love them!

  10. Karen B says:

    The last great thing I found at the drugstore was the Catrice eye-matic liner. Packaging-wise it is exactly like MAC’s technakohl. The formula isn’t as good and smooth but it’s okay until I get my hands on some MAC 🙂
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Johansson’s Handbag =-.

  11. Alice says:

    Unluckily our drugstores are not as the ones you know – almost no cosmetics! But still, going there and browsing through products still is a grat way to cheer up on not-so-good days!

    Lately I’m loving the Revlon Natural Honey body lotion, works great on my dry skin! On my bad days, things that make me feel soft and smell good are always welcome 😀 and another good find is the Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Mud Masque, it makes my skin hydrated and glowy and it feels like spreading a chocolate mousse on your face, LOL!

  12. diane says:

    I love that cat race that’s on the cover. Do you know what is called?

    .-= diane’s last blog post… Amazing rings! and 2 more blog awards 😀 =-.

  13. noi says:

    probably not available at US markets but the best eyeshadow duos i’ve encountered in my local Watson’s (a popular drugstore in my country) was 4U2’s Glitz eyeshadow duos—some are shimmery (just the right amount, i swear!) while some are satin-y, *super* pigmented and goes on nicely on lids (not powdery at all!) 😀

  14. Tiffany says:

    My fave drugstore find is Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soothers! They smell great, are super glossy, have SPF, and I love them, lol. I am totally inspired by your post to trek to target today for some goodies 🙂

  15. Devs says:

    My fav drugstore item is the Maybllline Mineral Power Blush. I love them(I just did a blog post on them a couple of days ago)!! I am really liking that sonia kasuik brush!

  16. NINA says:

    The best thing I found at the drugstore (or in this case, Target) is the Sonia Kashuk bent eyeliner brush — I LOVE THAT BRUSH! The price is right and it works!

    When im feeling down or tired or just in need of cheering up, I haul myself down to Target and just walk the aisles. Sometimes I dont buy anything, sometimes I do … but there is something relaxing and therapeutic about browsing Target.

    That book is a gem … might need to check it out @ my Marshalls.

    Have a great day Karen … humpday today … countdown to the weekend begins!!!

    • Jenna says:

      I agree. The SK Bent Eyeliner brush is my favorite brush of all, I use it every single day for applying my gel/cream eyeliner, it is AWESOME. I never used to wear eyeliner much at all until I came across it.

  17. Glosslizard says:

    I’ve been very pleased with drugstore brushes lately (Sonia Kashuk, Studio Tools and Eco Tools)! I also randomly grabbed a can of L’Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Curls mousse that turns out to work fantastically on my hair! Yay!

  18. Laura says:

    I have that Sally Hansen cuticle pen! I like it.
    Seeing as how most of my stuff is from the drugstore/Target, I’d say the last best thing I found was all my clearance stuff from CVS. Major score!

  19. gio says:

    Those makeup remover pads look interesting. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… How do antioxidants work? =-.

  20. Rebecca says:

    I completely agree – shopping sprees at Target are good for the soul. Especially when they involve makeup.
    I bought a Soap & Glory face mask & hair mask on Monday… I haven’t really tried them out yet, so I don’t know if they’re even any good, but I *love* the packaging so much I’m just gonna go ahead and say they’re the last best thing I bought 😀
    .-= Rebecca’s last blog post… Drugstore Love Affair: Spotlight on L’Oreal HiP =-.

  21. Ditte K. says:

    I have that Sonia Kashuk bent brush – and I use it often. It’s high quality for a drugstore brand 🙂

  22. Holly G says:

    I’ve been really impressed with the Soap and Glory line at Target – especially the deodorant! I am actually allergic to the aluminum stuff in pretty much every deodorant out there, but the Soap and Glory one doesn’t have that stuff in it – and it smells ahhhmazing!!! 🙂

  23. lexi says:

    OMG – you are so cute! Okay here’s my Walgreen’s haul from Monday:
    Emergency “lady” products – cuz you never know when you need it – esp. at your work desk
    trident layered gum…strawberry citrus…mmm….yummy!
    Maybelline Melon gloss in a tube – It’s way too sheer and frankly don’t know if I’m really going to use it but it was 40% off. It was cheaper than the $9 sandwich I bought for lunch last week!

    SOUR PATCH KIDS!!! That got me through my pregnancy – seriously! You think – “gross, won’t that make you puke?” well the sour acid actually counter attacks the queasiness – I know that’s subjective but it really did work for me!

    I bought the Feb Glamour w/V. Beckham on it just because it was pink and supergirly looking – it automatically lifted my spirts just flipping through it!

    I still need to try the Sonia Kashuk brushes – I was very obsessed with her in the 90’s because I remember seeing her do a “model look” on some chic on House of Style w/Cindy Crawford. HA – remember that show? I tried to catch every dang episode!!

  24. Deathica says:

    I love this post! I have used almost all of those products. The makeup remover pads take some getting used to. I found that if I start at the outside of my eye and wipe the pad going in towards my nose (backwards the way you would normally apply eyeliner) it takes off a little more makeup a little faster. They’re not the greatest makeup removers in the world but I love them because they are natural. I realized a few months ago that everything I use has way too many chemicals in it. I have tried using natural soaps, shampoos, conditioners and etc. and have found that I love natural products. I especially love natural cleaners for my house cause they don’t have a chemically smell to em.

    The cuticle pen is awesome too. I find that sometimes I forget to actually use it though. It does work pretty well for a decent price but unfortunately for me it ended up in the bottom of a makeup drawer and hasn’t come out since (I own way too many cosmetic products that I forget about and this was one of em). This post made me dig it out though. Hopefully I don’t forget about it again.

    And I LOVE my magazines. Although I hate when I see a gorgeous coat or bag or something and then it says “Price Upon Request”! Obviously more than half the people reading the magazine can’t afford that. In that issue of Marie Claire I love the whole wonderland themed fashions! AHHHHH I wanna be rich so I can spend money without even thinking about it!

  25. Beth T. says:

    Oh, I love the Sally Hansen cuticle oil pen! It used to be a permanent handbag fixture– doesn’t leak, dispenses the right amount, and has a really nice almond oil scent. And I’m really curious about the bent eyeliner brush! I’ve been meaning to get one, and I love SK brushes, but the angle looks a little off to me.

  26. Lily says:

    please tell us how the Physician’s formula make up removers hold up! I’d love to know 😀

  27. Kizzy-online says:

    I love hauls! 🙂

    Let us know how you like the Physicians Formula make up removing products! I wanna know if the content is as good as the packaging!

  28. i love getting ardel lashes from CVS pharmacy and the Neutrogena face wipes from Target (they always have the best price on them). Let us know how the Phys, Formula works out though!

  29. Jasmine says:

    Fun haul! I LOVE the Sonia Kashuk blotting papers because they are so much bigger than other ones. Can you please review the bent eyeliner brush at some point? I bought one for my sister but not for myself yet…wasn’t sure if I should buy a 209 or 210.

  30. Brittnie says:

    When I feel cranky and go to the drugstore, I usually get a new shampoo/conditioner combo or body wash; smelling something nice always improves my bad mood, so it’s always the go-to. Needless to say, there are more bottles in my shower than I know what to do with!

    And, OMG, A Pocket Guide to Cats!?!? Marshall’s always has something cheerful, too. That’s too cute.

  31. DonnaN says:

    Badger LIME ROCKET Cocoa Butter Lip Balm…..it’s like a tropical drink for my lips! Especially needed with the blizzard outside my door today…..

  32. julie says:

    I love the bent angled brush! The 209 is too thick. (Maybe the 210 is ok.) This one is also better than the smashbox angled brush!

  33. Rengirl says:

    I totally do the Target Therapy thing! Recs: Boots Conditioning Clay mask (for an at-home spa treatment to further ease troubles) and Rimmel Red Alert lipstick (my husband, a professed hater of red lipstick, completely changed his mind when he saw me wearing this).

  34. I buy pretty much every magazine out there – so terrible!! I can’t wait to see what you think of those Physicians Formula products. I’ve got a weird thing about make up removers right now. Maybe because my Rimmel one is running out…
    .-= scarlettholly’s last blog post… Nails of the Week: China Glaze For Audrey =-.

  35. mcclain says:

    ooh amen sista gurr!!! i just got back from target with some chocolate, the retractable kabuki from ecotools, and hello kitty stickers! yay 😀

  36. Kathryn says:

    Too funny! I was feeling the same way yesterday and made a trip to Target….I made the purchase of valentine’s day candy which they strategically have almost right as you come in the store! Can’t wait to hear out the makeup remover haul!

  37. Tania says:

    I totally hit up the drugstore or target when I’m having a bad day.
    Fav Thing from Target: the accessories clearance aisle. I have several bags from Tar-jay that were on the clearance. I also LOVE the Method Cleaning products including the handsoap, glass cleaner, bathroom wipes, and multipurpose spray.

    Drugstore Favs: 5th Avenue Candybar, Arizona Red Apple Tea in a huge can, and lipgloss. My favs are CG Amazemint, CG Fruitspritzers, and Neutrogena Moistureshine. I have my lipstuff in a gallon sized bag! Unreal!

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