3 Things – Tell us your Latest Drugstore Purchases…

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We haven’t played 3 things in a while, have we? Let’s fix that!

During a trip to the drugstore for necessities last weekend (cotton balls and toothpaste) I decided it was time for a little splurge because I’m worth it! And no, this post is not sponsored by L’Oreal. Here are the things I decided were a must-have.

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• Who’s got two thumbs, a raging girl crush on Kate Moss and an obsession with bright coral-ish lipsticks? This beauty blogger! (I’m using my thumbs to point at myself.) So how could I resist the new-ish Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss lipstick? 110 is a bright orange-red…

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…that’s pretty darn close to a MAC limited edition dupe! Shown above from left are MAC Sail la Vie, Rimmel by Kate 110 and MAC Party Parrot. Pretty close to Sail La Vie, no?

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• A long time fan of nail stickers (seriously, I reviewed and fell for them in January 2011!) I’m excited to see multiple brands are doing them now. I can hardly wait to get L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lingerie in Something About Her on my nails.

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They have a smattering of pink glitter at the bottom of the nail with a metallic gold irregular dot gradient. I’ll be applying these for our fancy pants Beverly Hills charity event this weekend!

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• Considering I can’t get a comb through my wet hair without a leave-in conditioner or detangler, I hardly consider L’Oreal EverCreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray a splurge. And I have to say, I may have a new favorite on my hands! It smells insanely good (not too fruity, herbal or flowery…just delicious), doesn’t weigh my hair down and really leaves it feeling soft.

Ok readers, your turn – tell us the last 3 things you bought at a drugstore…

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  1. Profile photo of mandabear

    I LOVE drugstore things as of late. Here’s what I got!:

    Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream: I love this stuff to use at my desk (and carry everywhere in my purse) because it’s not overly greasy and the lemon makes for a sweet energizing scent!

    TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray: It’s a great spray to use before any heat product to product further damage to your hair – in my case, it’s my daily blow dryer usage.

    Maybelline One by One Waterproof Mascara: THIS is my new favorite mascara. I was a Cover Girl addict until I noticed that their formula was no longer holding a curl. This is perfect – it doesn’t smudge or flake and it keeps a curl all day long. It changes my whole eye look! As a runner up, I also love Maybelline’s Falsies Flared Waterproof but the brush bristles are too long and hit my eyelid sometimes, so One by One is like the same thing but with a rubbery, short bristled brush instead.

    1. Melissa

      One by One was my favorite mascara for a year straight, but I was always (casually) searching for something better…Maybelline now has Rocket Volum’ – for me it is a step up from One by One. New favorite!

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    Funny, I had a lunchtime shopping spree at Walgreens today! I was looking for conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day, which they didn’t have, but since I was there, I got:

    Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics, my go-to ponytail accessory. They’re seamless and just stretchy enough, holding my hair in place without breaking it. By the way, I was amazed to see that Walgreens had a big selection of scrunchies in stock. Are scrunchies back and no one told me?!

    Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Cream, because my hands are so dry, they’re cracking. Palmer’s works like a charm on chapped skin, and it smells like heaven.

    Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm, which comes in a teeny weeny plastic container that looks just like the big Vaseline jar. Now that I’ve tried it, I think the “lip balm” is actually Vaseline with a new moniker, but I’m a sucker for cute packaging.

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    Excellent choices, Stef! They are on my list for my next trip to the drugstore. Honestly, with such a great lipstick color, who knows if you’re wearing MAC, Chanel, or Rimmel? They simply notice your lips! The nail stickers are sophisticated and sexy–I must have them. Another must? I’m all about protecting my hair these days, as it’s been brittle. So I’m headed for the L’Oreal spray as well.

    Just three recent purchases? Really? Seriously? I’ll try . . .
    1) Pond’s “Clean Sweep” makeup-remover towelettes. So gentle to my skin and thorough at ridding it of dirt, grime, and a plethora of products I’ve applied.
    2) Palmer’s “Cocoa Butter” in a tub, just like “turboterp.” It’s the ultimate for dry, cracked, itching skin at a ridiculously reasonable price.
    3) John Frieda’s “Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Serum.” A tiny amount applied to my damp hair removes fly-aways and protects it from heat. My hair is growing more rapidly and not breaking at the ends!

    I’m cheating:
    4) Cover Girl’s “Outlast Stay-Brilliant Nail Enamel” in a plush, gold-infused red.
    5) Neutrogena’s “Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum and Eye Cream” (my husband and I share these little wonders). We’ve noticed a new clarity and softness to our skin. (Of course, I try all forms of moisturizers, but this is a winner.)
    6) L’Oreal’s “Advanced Haircare Color Vibrancy” shampoo and conditioner. My hair is akin to pure silk . . .
    7) Sally Hansen’s “Insta-Dry Anti-Chip” topcoat. I don’t know what’s in it, but my nails are ready to go in three minutes!

    I’d better stop; I just joined the group and do NOT wish to be removed . . .

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    My 3 recent purchases at the drug store are ALL by RENPURE Originals:

    1. AMAZING MIRACLE-Deep Penetrating Reconstructor- Truly amazing stuff..
    2. Brazilian Keratin Straightening Shampoo and Conditioner – Not only do I love this line but the smell just makes me happy. Gotta love the amazing smell of coconut oil!
    3. Finally, just got RENPURE’s Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner… I have not even tried it yet but am so excited to try it out! This is akin to Wen’s line but WAY less money..
    I have to mix up my shampoo and conditioners from my other favorite, Alterna Caviar Hair Products cause they are pricey!
    Why I love this line.. All over the bottles they tout that these have NO Sodium Laural Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate: Parabens, Synthetic Colors and Dyes. That is important to me.. Who needs all that extra exposure to chemicals!
    I also like L’Oreal’s EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner.. TR
    The drugstore is not just for picking up your Rx’s anymore!

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    My latest drugstore scores have been:

    Nuance’s Brightening BB Cream, I really like the glow it brings to my skin, though I wish it minimized my pores a little more. I’m not one for foundation but want a little more than just powder. For the price I’m pleased and plan on using it regularly.

    Sally Hershberger’s Wave Spray for when I don’t feel like straightening my hair, it does well to pump up my waves and define them a bit more.

    Goody’s Spin Pins, I picked up these to make messy buns for work and I’m impressed with how well they hold my fairly thin hair. My hair is not quite long enough but they do well.

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    My three most recent drugstore purchases:
    -Wet n Wild Mega Last lipcolors and Mega Shield Lip color. I’ve tried and loved the Mega Last line in the past–they’re long lasting and matte. I was not impressed with Mega Shield though.

    -SensatioNail UV nail kit. I LOVE it. I’ll be reviewing it in detail on my blog soon, but I just want to say it’s worth every penny.

    -Rimmel Glam’eyes Day2Night mascara. The concept seemed a lot like MAC Haute & Naughty lash (my fave mascara), so I was excited about the possibility of a drugstore dupe. Unfortunately, it wasn’t.
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    1. L’Oreal Miracle Blur–a nice primer, but a “miracle?” Not quite, sadly. It does give a nice smooth base for foundation, though.
    2. Two Wet n Wild Fergie Center Stage Collection lipsticks: Fergie Daily, a shimmery nude and Penthouse Sweet, a doll-like bright pink.
    3. Wet n Wild Coverall foundation–which is shockingly good for under five bucks!

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    I am so boring . . .

    Cetaphil is the last thing I purchased. I love their gentle cleanser and it also doubles as a great makeup remover.

    I also bought some Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunscreen. These products are not very exciting but, are work horses.

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  15. beauty and fashion on a college budget

    I can’t wait to see a review on the l’oreal nail stickers! I’ve been eyeing them for awhile now.

    Last three things I bought? hmmm
    1. Lumene’s BB cream, which is absolutely amazing. Almost medium coverage but still super light on the skin, AND doesn’t break me out!
    2. CVS’s nail polish remover
    3. Just bitten lip balmstain I love these things just like everyone else.
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  17. kelly

    I’m so curious to know what you think of the nail stickers. I bought them and felt compelled to peel them off asap. They were too thick for me, but I’m also prone to picking. Love to know what you think!

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      Stef Andrews

      Hey Kelly! They were absolutely beautiful, but too thick for me too. And the ends didn’t seem to want to stay stuck, so they were peeling up a bit and getting fuzz stuck under them – not a good look! But I’m going to give them another shot because they are so, so pretty. They may be better on a plain nail, but what fun would that be?

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    Drugstore hauls are my favorite. When I’m having a really bad day a trip down the drugstore aisles and a new lipgloss has me feeling better in no time!

    My most recent drugstore purchase was pretty nailpolish intensive! I purchased two polishes from the Wn’W Fergie collection (Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night, a black base with gold glitter, and Make Them Boys go Loco, a black jellyjelly base with red glitter in various sizes) because who can object to a $2 nail polish? Wn’W has a pretty great nail polish formula for the price point, and the Fergie collection has some really great colors!
    I also picked up a bottle of polish from Revlon (my standby) and bronzer from Physican’s Formula. I need summer to come quickly, I’m seriously longing for the sun, but until then I have brozer to get me through…

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      Stef Andrews

      “When I’m having a really bad day a trip down the drugstore aisles and a new lipgloss has me feeling better in no time” – THIS!
      I shutter to think what my bank account would be like if I lived near a Sephora! But you can do this occasionally at a Drugstore and not feel so guilty (or poor!)

      I checked out the Wet and Wild Fergie stuff too, I was impressed (especially for a non-Fergie fan).

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