Beauty over 8 years ago by Liz Adams

Drugstore Life Savers

drugstore beauty products (1 of 4)drugstore beauty products (4 of 4)drugstore beauty products (3 of 4)Since having Charlie, my beauty routine has taken a backseat to sleep. When we put Charlie down around 7pm I rush to open my computer, tie up any loose ends from the day, eat dinner and crawl into bed so I can get some rest. A few weeks ago I started to notice the negative effects from completely neglecting my skin. Honestly, the only product I have been using these last few weeks is my go-to Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes – those count as a face wash, right? At least it is something!

Since I tend to frequent Target at least once a week, I slowly walked through the beauty aisles hoping to see something that would help. I stumbled upon two products that honestly I haven’t used since high school – St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub and Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser – but if they are STILL on the shelves after all of these years, they have to be doing something right. Instead of googling “the best drugstore beauty products” on my phone I decided to throw these items in my cart and call it a day. You guys, these products are amazing.

I have always been a big fan of microdermabrasion for getting rid of that first layer of dead skin that sits on the top of your face (gross). These products can be really expensive and honestly the apricot face scrub does the exact same thing at a fraction of the price. I’ve been using it every other night to keep my skin even and clean, necessary after the cold winter temps. The cold cream cleanser has made a huge difference in my routine and just general feeling as I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning. This product is so refreshing and cleans and moisturizes in one step.

Charlie’s morning naps last approximately 45 minutes so in that time I rush to throw in some laundry, shower and get ready for the day. Usually he wakes up just as I’ve blow dried half of my head so I rush to apply makeup and call it a day. Lately my “makeup” consists of under eye concealer, blush and mascara, relying heavily on my mascara to open up my eyes and make it seem like I am well rested. Rimmel ScandalEyes Retroglam mascara opens up my eyes and fans out my lashes (Dave even asked if I was wearing fake eyelashes) is a new favorite. Shop all of these items at Target.

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