Tomorrow I am going to begin a new Friday series entitled “My Favorite 5”. I love learning about what other people adore using. Some of my favorite products that I now can’t live without came to me initially via word of mouth.
So the premise is this, individuals from all over blogland will be asked what are five of their favorite things. It can be anything….food, clothing, crafts, books, dollar store items, tools, cleaning products or tips.
To kick things off I thought I would share my 5 favorite beauty products that are under $5.
(I am in no way, shape or form being paid for this post. These are just a few products that I like.)
In my younger days I spent big money on expensive shampoo. But for the past 10 years I have used Pantene Pro V “Classic”. I highlight my hair about twice a year. Even using this drugstore brand the color stays put and I rarely, if ever, get split ends. You can find it everywhere. I often do price matching at Wal Mart AND use a coupon so I can generally purchase it for around $2.00 a bottle.
Twenty years ago I lived in upstate New York. During a brutal winter my hands became so dry that they began to crack. My friend Petra told me to use Nivea Crème. I love that it sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy. I also use it on my knees, elbows and feet. A little goes a long way. If you use a Nivea lotion coupon you can get a jar right at $5. It is found in most drugstores.
Between the Fashionista and myself we have a number of mascaras. Everything from Chanel to Maybelline. But time and time again I use CoverGirl lash exact mascara in Very Black. It never clumps, lasts all day without smudging and washes off easily at night. It can be found everywhere. Use a coupon to bring it down to the $5 range.
I have somewhat oily eyelids. While I tend to use higher end eyeshadow (such as Mac and Clinique) I always use the same product as a primer to avoid creasing. It is Loreal Infallible eye shadow in Endless Pearl. Use a coupon and it too can be had for around $5.
My last favorite also came to me via word of mouth. A dermatologist who was a guest on the Dr. Oz show to be exact. She claimed that the St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer was as good as the expensive brands. I figured for $5 (using a St. Ives coupon) what did I have to lose? The jar was HUGE! But she was right. It is good. It sinks in quickly, doesn’t leave my face and neck feeling greasy and I love the smell.
Last week one of my neighbors asked me how old I was and could not believe I was 45. Yes, this one’s a keeper.
So if you (and your blog) would like to be featured on Friday’s “My Favorite 5” just send me an email décor to adore (the @ symbol) hotmail.com (My apologies for the cryptic address, I am trying to avoid spammers and account hackers.)
I can’t wait to hear from you!
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