This post will have NOTHING to do about infertility/pregnancy or the like. That said, I encourage all of you to march back over to yesterday’s post and poke through the comments if you are also stressing about breastfeeding. SO MANY awesome stories of success! I want a “positivity filter” on my Google Search Engine so that only good stories show up! Until then, my comment feed will have to suffice 🙂
So, drug store beauty products!
My economic status is about to change, a lot. Living on one income in NYC and adding a new family member is going to mean I need to make some serious, ahem, adjustments to my beauty routine. Once upon a time I was frugal with my product selections – using moderately priced hair products and cheap drugstore makeup exclusively. Then I got married, paid off a huge chunk of debt and began to fall to the dark side of Aveda and MAC. Today my bathroom is an embarrassing testament to the ridiculous amount of money I spend on my appearance and really, I look about the same as I did before (minus this ever-growing Chicken Lump).
There are a handful of products that have TRULY made a difference in my appearance.
- Aveda Damage Remedy shampoo and conditioner: these guys have revolutionized my hair! I have saved up my “allowance” for a few months now and am going out this weekend to buy the liter bottles of them to tie me over until I’m back at work in January.
- Aveda Foamoliant: without this my “I’m lazy and didn’t dry my hair” days would be sad, sad, sad!
- MAC pressed powder: works beautifully on my skin and does not cause blackheads and breakouts. I consider this money well spent.
- MAC lid primer: holds my eye makeup strongly in place all day long meaning I don’t have to touch up or reapply if we go out for the evening.
Aside from these four products, I am going to start switching over to drug store products to cut our budget down. I’ve been reading some reviews and scanning the shelves to look for replacements and honestly, it’s a little overwhelming trying to consider all the brands and then decode the labels. Last night, while applying some of my last Aveda eye cream I had the brilliant idea to ask YOU all! I know many of you are sensitive to what you put on and in your bodies and are always on the lookout for new research about certain chemicals affecting fertility and overall health. What are some of your affordable and relatively safe beauty products? Any tips on saving more money on them? And don’t tell me I’m lovely without them like the Professor does 🙂 I like my eye makeup too much for that!!!