Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had to work half of Saturday, but I think I got a lot accomplished in the afternoon. I’ve got my posts written for this week, so that’s always exciting. Thank you all for your feedback on my outfit post! Stay tuned for this week’s look on Wednesday. Today I wanted to share my favorite beauty/skincare products that you can get at the drugstore. These WAY outperform their more expensive counterpart, so let’s get started!

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PSSSST dry shampoo // Maybelline “The Falsies” Push-up Mascara // L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask // Garnier Micellar Water // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

Dry Shampoo: Having written about this before, I’m here to tell you (again) that you have to try this PSSSST dry shampoo. I love it for several reasons…it’s cheap, it smells great, and it works! Honestly, I go through probably two cans per month. Should I be embarrassed? Maybe. But I’m totally not! This doesn’t leave a white residue and has the most yummy coconut lime smell. It honestly transports me to the beach every single time I use it. (PS: My everyday scrunchy curls hair tutorial is here)

Mascara: I have a very specific lash problem. My lashes are super long but they are super straight. I find this kind of weird, because I have naturally curly hair. That being said, I found this Maybelline mascara and it works wonders. I apply a coat at the beginning of putting my makeup on, then apply another coat at the end. I definitely recommend this mascara if you need a curling effect. It adds volume as well!

Mask: This clay mask is very affordable, and that’s the number 1 reason I like it. It compares very similarly to a high priced department store version. It has a cooling effect that really feels good on the face, especially after getting home from a long day at work. L’Oreal has perfected its mask game with this product.

Makeup Remover: I give this Garnier micellar water 11 stars out of 10. It is the ONLY product that I’ve ever used that gets ALL of my makeup off without scrubbing my face raw. It is gentle, oil-free, alcohol free, and fragrance free. And for all of my low maintenance babes, you don’t have to rinse! WHAT A WIN.

Cleanser: Formulated without parabens, this Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser provides major hydration to even the driest skin. I love that it’s gentle enough to use everyday and it provides just enough exfoliation! The hyaluronic acid helps plump your skin.

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What are your favorite drugstore beauty, skincare, or hair care items? Let me know, because I love trying new products!

XO,

Rebekah

(Photos by: D. Keener Photography)

 

 

Hi everyone! I hope your spring is off to a good start. I’m ready for thunderstorms and rain. I seriously love rain and I LOVE sleeping to a nice thunderstorm. I thought I would swing by and share what I’m picking up at the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Event!

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I grabbed this IT Cosmetics foundation brush! TRUE LIFE: I’ve never used a foundation brush…only a beauty blender. I’m excited to see how a brush works though, and I love the IT Cosmetics brushes. It’s already been on sale, but I’m still sharing it because at $22, I still think it’s a great buy.

(Today) Thursday, March 30th: THIS St. Tropez everyday body lotion is 50% off making it only $12.50. While I have yet to take the spray tan plunge, I like how this lotion applies evenly and provides buildable color. WHY do I love it? I can apply as few as 1 or 2 applications for a subtle tan, or I can use daily for a more pronounced tan.

Saturday, April 1st: NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE! The entire brand of Mario Badescu is 25% off. My two favorite products include this toner & this pink drying lotion. This toner has become part of my nightly routine. I use it after washing my face, and I can tell that it helps prepare my skin for serum/moisturization. It doesn’t dry my skin out which is awesome! I don’t have many breakouts, but when I do, I apply a dot of this drying lotion to the area. I wake up the next morning and my pimple is gone. It’s pretty much like magic! This Ulta sale is the perfect time to stock up.

Thursday, April 6th: This BLISS Triple Oxygen Cleanser is half off making it only $14. I’m loving the burst of moisturization that this cleanser claims to provide. I haven’t tried this product, but before summer hits, I would like to get my face in tip top shape.

Friday, April 7th: Peter Thomas Roth “Un-Wrinkle Kit” is marked down from $88 to only $44. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I have a major love for Peter Thomas Roth products. I have an entire mask collection. If I can get some help preventing wrinkles, hopefully I won’t have a desire to go “under the needle” later in life ;) ALSO, if you buy this kit, you will get a FREE water drench cloud cream. That’s a win-win! *while supplies last*

Saturday, April 8th: You will get a FREE Benefit Brow Wax in store with a $50 Benefit purchase. My favorite powder foundation of all time is THIS one by Benefit. I also love the new Benefit mattifying gel. We are talking bye, bye pores! Be sure to use this product before your face primer ;) Also, you will get a FREE Watt’s Up! Highlighter & HOOLA bag with any $45 purchase! *while supplies last*

Shop the sale:

I hope you enjoy shopping my favorite Ulta event. Be sure to let me know what you are going to get! Thanks for reading ;)

XO,

Rebekah

Hey everyone! I hope you all are enjoying this cooler weather. I’m so thankful that it’s not 80 degrees when I leave work at night. And how are enjoying the time change? I’m loving the extra hour of sleep I get; however, it feels like it’s SO late all the time when it gets dark at 5pm. I have found myself going to bed earlier which is KEY to a healthy body. My friends over at MyChelle sent me three products to try for healthier skin and I want to share them with you today. I can definitely see a difference with the Vitamin C contained in these powerful skincare products.

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If you know, you know that I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. I love clean, sleek packaging and MyChelle definitely fits the bill. But what I love even more is products that work. I love products that do what they claim to do.

First up, the “Perfect C Radiance Lotion” is a handy moisturizer that is best when used daily. When moisturizers are light enough to be used daily, they are a must-have in my opinion. I do not like putting on a heavy moisturizer that weighs my skin down.

About the Perfect C Radiance Lotion:

This velvety-rich, nutrient- and moisture-restoring lotion delivers a potent 12% dose of L-Ascorbic Acid combined with Plant C-Stem™ and Licorice Extract to help brighten and protect skin from the effects of environmental pollution for a smoother and more luminous complexion.

The “Perfect C Pro Speed Peel” is up next. When I can get spa-like benefits in an at-home peel, count me in. My schedule is demanding. I’m either usually at work on on the road, so this product is perfect for me. After cleansing my face, I apply this product.

About the Perfect C Pro Speed Peel:

An Industry First! This one-step professional Vitamin C peel, is formulated with a powerful dose of 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, 1% L-Lactic Acid, Plant C-Stem™ and Retinal to deliver youthful, glowing skin. Formulated with 25% Citrus Fruit fragrant puree, in only one minute, this fact-acting peel retexturizes skin while gently exfoliating to deliver youthful, soft, and glowing skin.

Lastly, I follow with “Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate” before I head off to bed. This powerful concentrate is one that helps skin to regenerate while I sleep! When a product works without much effort from me, I’m sold.

About Bio-Firm Hydrogel Concentrate:

A concentrated 2% Hyaluronic Acid moisture-binding gel that melts to instantly smooth and fi rm skin. Packed with potent Alpine Nunatak™ Plant Stem Cells and Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract to help fi rm and provide deep nourishment and hydration.

What I really like about these products is the care that MyChelle puts into creating effective treatments without compromising on ingredients.  All MyChelle products are Vegetarian, Cruelty-free, and Free of Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors, Petroleum, GMOs, and Gluten.

For more information on these products, be sure to visit MyChelle here.

 Thanks for reading & following! XO,

Rebekah

Thanks to MyChelle for sending me these three products to try. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.