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Summer Essentials from Rite Aid ~ 5 Under $25
I am a beauty products junkie! I love trying and testing new items as soon as they come out. I really cannot get enough! However, I have some of my old standy products that I tend to use daily and those don't really change unless they are discontinued (Hello Revlon Nude Slip Lip Gloss – I am talking to you!).
Rite Aid challenged us to pick three products under $25 but I just had to pick 5. As long as you shop sales, use coupons and buy the travel size, you can stick to that $25 budget.
Here are the five beauty essentials that get me through summer and that I use every single day. If I use nothing else, I am still using all five of these products.
Get a blast of lush, volumized lashes! LashBlast's patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look. Waterproof is a must have when you live in a humid environment and/or have allergies. I only use waterproof mascara in black.
- Instant volume and fullness
- Smudge and smear-proof
- Suitable for contact lens wearers
Jergens natural glow delivers streak free and hassle free natural looking color. With jergens break through patent pending technology, has no sunless tanner odor plus provides flawless, natural looking color just by moisturizing. Contains erythrulose and DHA provide gradual color development over the course of a week to create a natural looking summer glow.
I love a little color in the summer and I especially love Jergens because I don't have to go outside to get that color. A nice bronze glow is possible for even someone as fair skinned as me with this product.
- Flawless, natural looking color just by moisturizing
- No odor
- Contains erythrulose and DHA provide gradual color development over the course of a week
Enjoy the rich luxurious sensation of Nivea Creme while you moisturize your skin. This product is clinically proven formula helps your skin stay soft and supple all day long. An intensive moisturizing solution for extremely dry skin. A rich, creamy moisturizer that smooths and softens every inch of skin. Can be used all over the body, and best for rough spots such as knees, feet, elbows and hands.
This tin goes with my everywhere and feels so amazing on my skin. Although I had to make certain to buy the travel size because the larger size was confiscated from TSA (thanks for not caring about my dry skin TSA!).
- Intensive moisturizing solution for extremely dry skin
- Rich, creamy moisturizer smoothes and softens skin
- Ideal for daily use for all intensive moisturizing needs
- Best for rough spots such as knees, feet, elbows, and hands
- Dermatologically tested and approved
Visible Lift Color & Correct Cream is the next generation of multi-tasking beauty: color and tone correction in one multi-action makeup. This weightless, nourishing formula intensely hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy. It contains sheer color capsules to correct and even skin tone for a brighter complexion, plus it's infused with Vitamin C & Calcium for visibly age-correction actions: 1. Reduces the look of dark spots 2. Evens and corrects skin tone 3. Brightens complexion 4. Nourishes skin 5. Protects with SPF 20.
This product? Well it's just amazing. No more powders or heavy foundations because this one makes my skin look and feel amazing plus I am protected with an SPF.
- Eliminates a step out of normal skincare/makeup routine
- Evens skin tone
- Brightens complexion
Want your lips to speak volumes? Give them a smooch of luminescent color with Burt's Bees luscious Lip Shimmers. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils moisturize, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly.
I have been a fan of Burt's Bees for as long as I can remember. I love this color and frequently get asked what I am wearing because most of the time people believe that I am wearing lipstick. Nope. It's just Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer. It is that good of a product.
- Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax
- Enriches with Sunflower and Coconut Oils
- Invigorates with Peppermint flavor
- Comes in a variety of shimmering shades
- 100% Natural
I also had a partner in this challenge. Alison from Being Alison shares her top three products that she got for under $25
TANGERINE REVLON NAIL POLISH
I was drawn to this gorgeous Tangerine nail polish by Revlon. Landon's favorite color is orange so it reminded me of him and I know he would love it if I was wearing it, but also it's just a fun summer color too! It was confirmed by my triplet 16 year old girl cousins that this is an “in” color at the moment for the summer. I was really drawn to it but I'm glad that I have confirmation that I may be one with the trends… at least for this summer.
L'OREAL MAKEUP REMOVING TOWELETTES
I don't wear too much makeup during the summer… or at all ever. But lately I have been wearing it more often and I need something quick and easy to take it all off, if I remember, before bed. I turn to the L'Oreal Makeup Removing Towelettes for all skin types.
SCUNCI NO SLIP GRIP BEAUTIFUL BLENDS
I wear my hair up most of the time during the summer because my hair is long and I just don't want it hanging around making me even hotter. I know, I know, I should just cut it! I need a certain brand of hair ties because my hair is super thick too. Some of them just aren't cut to hold my hair up because they will either break or lose their hold with only one use. I go through hair ties enough as it is, I don't need them breaking the first time I use them. I have never tried the beautiful blends before but I love how it kind of disappears in my hair while wearing it, not the usual bright blue I may be sporting.