Drugstore Haul: October 2015
No one loves a good drugstore haul than me. I feel like makeup and haircare are two categories in which you don’t have to search too far into the realms of Sephora for. The drugstore offers brilliant inexpensive alternatives. With that said, let’s start with some of the haircare bits I hauled.
- Suave Volumizing Root Boost Spray
I struggle with flat limp hair on a daily basis. So every time I buy a haircare product, I make sure it is aimed at volumizing, hydrating etc., hence I picked up this Suave volumizing spray. I haven’t used it yet, so I can’t provide a review on it just yet.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $3.00-$5.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cool n Crisp Scent
If you’ve read my blog before, the Batiste dry shampoos feature in almost all of my posts. This one is no exception either. I usually go for the Batiste dry shampoo in deep dark because I have naturally brownish black hair and the deep dark version gives a chocolaty tint to my hair. However, when I went shopping, they didn’t have the deep dark version in stock so I decided to pick this one up. I have used it once now, and I can already tell you it has a very pleasing fragrance. However, these original dry shampoos are more suited to people with lighter hair because it can leave a slight white residue on darker hair. The way I deal with that is I massage the product into my hair for longer than usual and this usually hides about 90% of the white residue.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $5.00-$8.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
I know I just raved about the Batiste dry shampoos, but I feel like it’s going to get boring real soon if I just stick to one product so I decided to pick up this dry shampoo just to see if it’s as good as the Batiste ones. I will give an in depth review on this sometime in the future, but I can give a spoiler right now. This is probably one of the worst dry shampoos ever. It gives the worst kind of texture to the hair and gives zero lift and volume. I will finish this bottle but most probably won’t be repurchasing it in the future.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $4.00-$6.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- TRESemme Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creation Seafoam
This product is from Tresemme’s newer ranges. By new I mean they brought it out some time in the summer. Even though beachy texturized hair is usually a trend reserved for the summer, I really don’t care much for seasonal trends. So I picked this up hoping to cling on to summer a little bit longer. Tresemme products are usually a major hit with me and so I have high hopes for this one as well.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $6.00-$9.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- Simple Cleansing Micellar water
Everyone’s mothers and their dogs and their cats in the beauty world were talking about this product a few months ago. I feel like Simple did a brilliant job reaching out to influential people in the beauty industry and got them to advertise this product. So naturally I got sucked into the marketing blackhole and picked it up. I have nothing like this in my collection which is saying something. Micellar waters are amazing one-stop makeup removers/cleansers with toning properties. So on those tired nights where you don’t have the energy to go through your entire skincare routine, just use micellar waters and you’re good to go. I will report back on how I feel about this particular one.
Miscellaneous: Price point $4.00-$7.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream Moisturizer
I was on the hunt for a new hydrating moisturizer especially for the night time. This is one of the more pricey numbers available at the drugstore. I’ve always been a supporter of most Olay products so I figured this could be worth the splurge.This claims to even out skin tone and reveal brighter younger looking skin. We’ll see if it does even one or all of the aforementioned things.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $20.00
- Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder
This is another very-raved-about beauty product at the drugstore. From all the reviews I have heard, this seems to compete with some of the high end pressed powders. My skin is on the drier side, so I have always been careful about which powders I put on my face because I don’t want to end up looking cakey or flakey. If this ends up working beautifully even on my dry skin, you can take my word that this is a good powder. It doesn’t hurt that this is a very very affordable product.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $3.00-$4.00 depending on where you buy it from.
- Wet N Wild Fergie Highlighter in Hollywood Boulevard
Kathleen Lights is again the reason for this purchase. She hauled this in one of her recent videos and she did like a mini swatch of it. It looked ah-mazing on her. I don’t exactly know how this shade will work for me. There are three highlighters in this new range. This particular shade has swirls of yellow based and pink based highlighter. Considering that Indian skins have yellow undertones in them, I’m hoping this shade will work for me. We shall see. In any case, I am super excited about this one. If this compares well to my favorite highlighter from Physicians Formula, I’m a happy camper.
Miscellaneous: Price point is ~$5.00
- Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani
I am so excited about these Sally Hansen french manicure stickers. Currently, I am working in two labs at the university and both places require me to use machines/instruments. This is not quite the ideal scenario because I have to keep my nails relatively short. There is no point in getting them done professionally because they are bound to get chipped on an almost daily basis due to my lab duties. If these stick on nails are any good, they wll save me a tonnnnn of time and effort in doing my nails. These better be good though, they were not exactly cheap. Fingers crossed.
Miscellaneous: Price point $9.99 at CVS
- Wet N Wild Single Eyeshadow in Panther
Tati over at Youtube raves about this eyeshadow. She says it’s hands down the best matte black eyeshadow at the drugstore or otherwise she has used and she swears by this. For a price point of $.99, I didn’t need any more convincing. This can be used in any smokey eye look or could look amazing as a smoked out liner.
- Milani Retractable Lipliner in Cocomo
With my pigmented lips, it becomes harder and harder to find good lip liners at the drugstore. With the fall season upon us, I am hoping to get into the more darker lip colors. So I wanted to find a good dupe for the more expensive MAC lipliners. This one from Milani looked like it could be a promising one hence I picked this up. Bonus points for it being a retractable liner – no need to hassle with sharpeners.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $4.49 at Walgreens
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
Lately I’ve been into the whole whitening craze. I’ve been trying to get whiter teeth, nails and toenails. For all three, a combo of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is rumored to be an effective home remedy. So that’s what this is all about.
Miscellaneous: Price point ~$2.00 for 16 fl oz.
- Turbie Twist Microfiber Super Absorbent Hair Towel
Sometimes when I am out of the shower and I make a makeshift turban of my towel, it can be a little heavy on my hair and can tug on it. I decided to pick up this turbie twist for that purpose. I’ve already started using it and I love it. It is so soft on my hair and very handy when I want to keep my wet hair out of my face when I am trying to do my skincare routine after a shower. Might sound pointless to some, but I really love it. It also claims to be super absorbent which helps cut down your blow drying time. I try and keep my blow drying days to a minimum anyway, so I’m not sure how true this claim is.
Miscellaneous: Price point $5.99 at Walgreens
That’s it for this haul. Hope it inspired you to try some new things at the drugstore. If it did, be sure to let me know 😀