Our Drugstore MVPs: WIN THEM!

You guys!!! WE ARE HAVING A GIVEAWAY!!!

We love ALL the products–but we have a special place in our hearts for the ones that keep a little extra cash in our wallets. Regardless of cost, our mantra is: if it works, it works. And some of our MVP products happen to be of the drugstore variety.

To celebrate our MVP drugstore faves–and to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us since we’ve launched our blog–we are offering one blog subscriber a gift pack featuring ALL of our favorite drugstore products shared below!

So check out what we love at the drugstore, make sure you’re subscribed to our blog, and we will pick our winner on Thanksgiving, November 24th. And if you like our blog–please share it with friends–and make sure you’re a fan of our Facebook page, too!

And without further adieu, our MVP drugstore faves:

Pam:

I love my high end body washes that smell amazing and feel so fancy and luxurious. But in addition to those extravagances, I need something that is going to just do the work that I need it to at an inexpensive price point with no frills about it. That product for me is Neutrogena Body Clear body wash. I am prone to keratosis pilaris (KP) not only in the winter, but also sometimes in the summer months.  If you’re unfamiliar with KP, I’m talking about the “chicken skin” that can develop on the backs of arms and in my case, on my legs – specifically the insides of my knees. With this wash having 2% salicylic acid, it effectively but gently exfoliates and smooths away the bumps without drying my skin out. It is one of the things that is always in our shower (in fact, we all use it!)

L’Oreal Brow Stylist is also on my list of drugstore finds I won’t stop using anytime soon.  For whatever reason it always seems a little hard to find it, but totally worth the hunt.  I feel like I have different versions of this product which are all good. And there’s not one I would say is better or worse, but at $9.99, this is a staple for me.  It works so well to fill in, tame and set my brows.  I use it almost everyday (and on the off days I use my Glossier Boy Brow of course, which I also cannot live without). And in addition to it coming in two shades, it comes in transparent, which is really great if you are just needing to tame and set what you have created with your other brow pencils and pomades.

Lyn:

I feel like I’m working through a hundred mascara samples right now–but my tried and true, nobody does it better, accept no imitations is the L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lash Mascara in Blackest Black. Nothing makes my lashes look longer and fuller with less mess and more staying power than this classic–high end products included. It’s my gold standard that none of the samples have been able to exceed.

My lipstick collection is ridiculous. But one of my favorites–whether it’s from the drugstore or department store–is the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color. The color payoff is rich, the matte finish is legit and it has the benefits of a liquid lip in that you don’t have to reapply it crazy often, but it’s not drying. My favorite colors are Divine Wine and Touch of Spice. But I have a few and they are all great.

Jess:

Need to add a little life to your face after a flight? Soften up your powder? Set your makeup? Wake up? Refresh at the gym? Prep your face for moisturizer?? This product is beyond MVP around here- if we could buy it by the gallon, we would: Mario Badescu Facial Spray. It’s cheap, gets the job done, and just generally makes us very happy.

The holidays are a great time to play with a dramatic eye, so I would also love to give you my favorite drugstore eyeliner- the Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black by Physicians Formula. As I’ve told you before, this liquid eyeliner pen with a brush tip is a PERFECT dupe for my holy grail (well, second place holy grail now!) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. I promise it’s easy to use, too!

Want to win all of this awesome stuff?? Just hit that subscribe button below and include a valid email address– if you’re already subscribed, you’re good to go! We really appreciate everyone who reads and joins the conversation here- thanks for sticking with us and helping us grow! Remember- we will announce the winner on Thanksgiving Day, and yes, we will be wearing stretchy pants.

xoxo

We really love these things! We have bought them with our own money more than once. Now we will buy them for you! What are your drugstore MVPs that keep you coming back?? Tell us in the comments!

14 thoughts on “Our Drugstore MVPs: WIN THEM!

  1. Jess- I totally bought that liner on your previous recommendation and it is now the only one I use. It is seriously awesome!!! BTW- if you are Amazon Prime, you can get it Subscribe & Save on for like $7.50 now.

    On a side note, thanks so much for keeping this blog going ladies. I really love reading it and trying out (or steering clear of) the stuff you mention. In a world of sponsored beauty bloggers, it’s just super kick-ass to have one that is fun to read while actually being trustworthy. And thank you for the contest!

    • Oh, and I would add my current drugstore MVP is Ulta’s Plush Drama mascara. It is one of the few that doesn’t flake off on me yet comes off easily with water at the end of the day.

    • Thank you so much for the compliment, Anjee!! And for being my eyeliner twin. (Seriously- how did we live without it??) I need to try more of Ulta’s house brand- I’ll check out that mascara once I’m tired of my Feline Noir!

  2. Thanks, Anjee! We appreciate it!

    I’ve never tried any of the Ulta products yet. Sephora’s line has some of my new favorites–I should totally give Ulta’s like a try, too!

  3. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo eye shadows. I bought one after you guys wrote about them and since then have bought two more. THEY ARE THE BEST THING EVER!! Fast when I need to look presentable, and perfect primer to hold when I need my eye makeup to last forever. I LOVE THEM. Thanks to you, I’m just a little bit more gorgeous every day…;P

    • High fives, Kiki!! Which colors are your faves? They are seriously essential for those days I think it’s reasonable to sleep 10 more (and then 10 more) minutes. 😉

  4. I have bought SO MUCH STUFF on the recommendations you wonderful women share on this blog. The Becca pressed powder highlighter is my favorite thing in all the world now, because of Pamela’s post. I also tried the Mario Badescu facial spray, which I liked a lot, am waiting on the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream, and I just ordered my first Jeffree Star liquid lipstick (Androgynous shade). I think it’s safe to say that you are all a terrible influence on my wallet but an awesome one on my ability to feel pretty 😀

      • Ain’t nothing wrong with having fancy taste! 😉 We are delighted to be both the naughty and nice angels on your shoulders! (Need us to test anything out for you…???)

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