Drugstore Find: Cetaphil Makeup Removing Wipes

Somehow I forgot Cetaphil sold makeup removing wipes and was flipping through a magazine and went I’ve tried just about every brand at the drugstore(atleast the main ones like Neutrogena, simple, POND’S, Burt’s Bees…etc) Here are my thoughts:

  • unscented if there is any scent its probably coming from the ingredients which include chamomile, green tea, and aloe
  • makeup was 90% removed and no harsh scrubbing involved and I’m realistic I don’t think there’s any wipe that can remove all your makeup…and I wear layers of tinted sunscreen or the mineral powders/ and sometimes waterproof eye makeup.
  • towelettes are thick, very moist(yay)
  • no stripping, skin feels refreshed after use
  • 10/10 and would repurchase like, two packs at a time. its made for sensitive skin and it is gentle but effective. this could possibly replace my koh gen do wipes! I mean yes, I’ll purchase Koh gen do wipes but ONLY IN JAPAN because it costs almost 1/3 the price! I highly recommend the Cetaphil makeup removing wipes they are the ones in the lighter color packaging not the one with the thicker plastic lid although I tried those and recommend those for dry days, gym workouts, and well, for when we wake up in the morning and our faces have dust or oil on it PRIOR to cleansing.

Drugstore Find(s)

Pantene sulfate free shampoo which I’ve tried for the first time today and it was really good. Its creamy but not thick or heavy and rinses out nice. At first it almost seemed like there was some product left but I think that was because the shampoo was for dry, damaged hair and it was exactly what I was looking for! It smells fantastic. In my opinion, every Pantene product has smelled fantastic through the years but this one is definitely something I’d repurchase. This could replace one of my more pricey shampoos or both. I’d give it a 10/10.

Onto the Physician’s Formula rose oil lip polish:

smells like cocoa, mint? and hints of rose

you need a little more than some other brands to get the gritty part onto your lips its not as gritty as the tarte one I was used to using but that wasn’t a bad thing

comes in adorable rose gold screw lid jar with matching rose gold spoon/spatula

lips feel smooth after one use

bought it at Walmart for a lot less than what its listed for: $7.99<–can’t beat it.

This one also on my repurchase list.


Drugstore Find:Burt’s Bees lavender & honey hand cream with shea butter

This hand cream was something I bought on a whim. I find myself washing my hands so much that its just always chapped so I like to throw in a hand cream or something almost goopy if that makes sense rich heavy like lucas papaw ointment. This hand cream is 99.0% natural which I think is amazing. Smells of lavender, honey and shea for sure. You will smell the subtle honey and shea but mostly the lavender but its not the strong lavender like some brands carry its milder thanks to the honey. Hands are instantly silky after one use. I know this is going to sound bad but its almost as good as this famous tube style hand cream that costs more…don’t get me wrong I like the brand too but this one is a keeper for the price. Like most Burt’s bees products, a winner.

10/10 because the price was like $5 for 1 oz and you use so little each time. Tube will go a long way.

Drugstore Finds: Winter Edition.

Here are a couple of my current favorites:

*Rhoto dry aid lubricant eye drops(purchased at Rite Aid for under $15)

*Purell hand sanitizing wipes

*Wet ones antibacterial wipes

I have been using the eyedrops daily and it works like a gem. 2 drops per eye and I’m good to go. I feel instant relief. It’s almost as good as the gel drop type I always use and still use but with less goopiness to have to wipe off.

As for the sanitizing wipes they’re both awesome. I throw one or the other in my bag at all times now. The purell version smells incredible its a fresh scent the best smelling wipes I’ve ever smelled actually! Purell version is non-alcohol and has 20 wipes and is resealable

finally the wet ones I like to purchase in the inidividual packaging cause its handy that way there’s two times however many there is in a box(which i’ll have to get back to you on that)this one does contain alcohol but smells good, and is said to get rid of 99.99% of germs and that works for me!

Drugstore Find: Nivea Extended Moisture Body Lotion Pro Vitamin B5

I have a hard time finding good moisturizers/lotions. I generally just slather my legs with a moisturizer or oil during the winter and I put a light amount on during the summer but for some reason my legs are always dry. I had a couple favorites through the years but they never really kept the items(discontinued)or they were in glass bottles(oils) so when I finally found the Malin+Goetz one I was pretty happy. The only downside I have to order online since there’s no M+G store around me. I love everything about it but I had to find a more affordable and can-find-anywhere kinda moisturizer and I came across the Nivea one. I bought this extended moisture body lotion pro vitamin b5 one at Target for $5.29 plus tax. The best part there’s 21 fl. oz smells light and wonderful and it just turns out both the M+G one and Nivea both contain the pro vitamin b5 which works for me!

I’m going to give this 8.5/10 pretty good stuff.


Drugstore Find: L’oreal Blend Artist Concealer Blender

My local Walmart was doing markdowns and after months of debating whether to get L’oreal makeup sponges, I was able to purchase 2 styles. My favorite being the concealer blender.  It comes in a charming turquoise blue color, is smaller than the average makeup sponge but also larger than the beautyblender brand mini pro sponges.

The instructions said I didn’t have to wet the sponge so I tapped on my favorite tarte brand shape tape concealer and it worked great. I own the beauty blender minis but I find they are too small and my fingers are too stubby for them to work right so I prefer the L’oreal brand concealer blender.

Its August: Switching Up Haircare, New Blush

So here’s what I ended up getting: the bumble and bumble curl care sulfate free shampoo, hairdresser’s invisible oil conditioner, a new replacement tube of Stila illuminating beauty balm(the new packaging is less edgy and not my style but..that’s that)and I bought the Revlon Insta-blush in rose gold kiss. The blush color reminds me of the old discontinued one that tarte used to make except less pearly. I’m really digging Revlon’s creamy products and the nail polishes.

I’m probably going to find hip colors and purchase a bunch from Revlon. I really love their simple packaging and high quality polishes. I did see the upcoming OPI Iceland collection and I wanted just about every color but I was like I have to think about this one.


drugstore find: L’oreal true match lumi cushion foundation

I don’t know if I wrote about it prior but many months ago I had purchased L’oreal’s ture match lumi cushion foundation…in the wrong shade. Here and there I make the wrong assumption and will go well I’m a “NC something in MAC” and i’ll buy something that has the “C” in it which is what happened with the first L’oreal cushion foundation I purchased. I bought a C3 or something and it was too light.

This time I bought the N3.5 and its exactly what I wanted. Its Chantecaille’s just skin in glow meets most of my current foundation shade koh gen do 123(113 is good but 123 is like my own skin but better). I try to go a tad darker than my own skin color because it looks better for some reason.  I may check into N3 for the days I look pale but since I wear zinc sunscreen underneath N3.5 will be my go-to shade.

Its very velvety a little goes a long way the packaging is adorable and it doesn’t say anything about sunscreen so do wear sunscreen of your choice underneath. I think the L’oreal one is a great way to test the whole cushion thing and so far I love it.

While I was Sleeping…

So I’m off the whole social media thing barely checking email I log in and everyone is pregnant or moving. What the heck. I need to get out more because I’m not finding opportunities of meeting people. The only guy I find remotely my type is the guy down the street.

I like the whole idea of being pregnant and being so far along not telling people and going YUP surpise! The only thing I’m worried about right now is how dry my hair and skin is. I can’t even really focus I still have to send in my applications too. I haven’t bought my tickets yet and its when I’m still behind that a random friend emails me to ask me what I did this summer. For once I was like dental work. I have to head back to the dentist at the end of the month but aside from that I’m an open book.

I thought about the 120 or 150 degree heat in California and I was like I’m not going to complain because things could be worse. I don’t know how I make it in the 90s.

I did discover the Neutrogena hydrating wipes and now its all i’ll need makeup remover wise. My days of lusting for Koh Gen Do wipes are long gone. The original Neutrogena wipes were good but these hydrating ones are amazing on my dry skin.

Gathering Thoughts. I forget.

So here’s two more Drugstore Finds which I’m just going to label rather than title it that while I remember. I wasn’t sure if I wrote about the product here but L’oreal hydrafresh toner. I’m using that right now from time to time. Its alcohol free and it smells like heaven blessed it. Its got salicylic acid in it so if you feel a tad lazy and you don’t want to exfoliate, this toner may work for you. I bought it for about 7bucks and its 8.5 oz. It says you can use it day and night and I ended up purchasing this over the Neutrogena toner.

As for Neutrogena, I had this flashback of when I was younger and owned a tube of the Norwegian formula hand cream. Not only was I very pleased with the moisturizing element of the product, it always smelled nice. Not overpowering or strong in a bad way. I must say just about every product Neutrogena I’ve bought smells like a dream. I bought a tube at Walmart for under 4 bucks. I couldn’t believe it. I have officially decided to give up my $12+ L’occitane hand cream because its not as thick as Neutrogena.  the hand cream is now a staple of mine!