Psssst Instant Spray Shampoo

Pssst Instant Spray Shampoo ($5.99, www.drugstore.com)

Pssst Instant Spray Shampoo ($5.99, www.drugstore.com)

The latest hair product that I can’t stop raving about is Psssst Instant Spray Shampoo.

What is it? An instant solution for 2-day old hair that needs some freshening up but could go without a full out shampooing. You spray it onto your roots, leave it on for a few minutes and then brush it out. (If you have dark hair like me, make sure you brush it out really well or you’ll have whitish residue showing.)

The other things I love about Psssst–it has this awesome scent that, to me, seems to combine coconut with a fresh powder smell.  And it’s only $6. These days, quality hair products are rarely that affordable.

Psssst Instant Shampoo is my new go-to product. As I’m getting ready for work, it cuts down my hair maintenance time to just a few minutes. You know what that means–more sleeping time!

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

StealThisDress! Rating: 5

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Olay In Shower Body Lotion

Olay Moisturinse In Shower Body Lotion with Shea Butter ($4.99, Walgreens)

Olay Moisturinse In Shower Body Lotion with Shea Butter ($4.99, Walgreens)

I bought Olay’s In Shower Body Lotion by accident. It was one of those days; I flew into the drugstore and grabbed the first thing that looked like bodywash. When I tried to use it later that day, I could not figure out why the product wouldn’t lather. BECAUSE IT IS LOTION! Taking two seconds to read the label helps. Fortunately, this silly blunder turned out to be the biggest blessing.

This moisturizer is meant to be applied in the shower after you’ve cleansed the skin and then rinsed off. By the time you step out of the shower and dry off, your skin will be luxuriously soft and smooth. What I love is that there is no more waiting for the moisturizer to absorb before I can start getting dressed. With zero greasiness, I can put on my clothes right away and I’m ready to go. Makes me feel ahead of the game.

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Milani Cosmetics

Glossy Tube ($4.99, Milani)

Glossy Tube ($4.99, Milani)

Don’t you love it when your makeup looks so good that everyone thinks you must be using designer products? If so, then you have got to try Milani cosmetics. With everything from bronzer and foundation to lip gloss and nail polish, this collection has all the bases covered.

If a friend of mine hadn’t pointed out the Milani stand at our local pharmacy to me one day, I would have never thought to try this brand. I’m usually very reluctant to try new a makeup product once I’ve found one that suits me. However,  since then, I’ve tried almost the entire Milani collection and love every product. The colors are gorgeous and do not wear off quickly.

My favorite item is the Glossy Tube–lip gloss that not only stays on for hours but also has a yummy berry smell. The entire line is very reasonably priced, with approximately $10 being the most you’ll pay for an item. You can find Milani products at your local CVS, Walgreens ,Target, WinnDixie or drugstore.com

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The Smart Makeup Kit: Cosmetic Products You Should and Should Not Pay A Lot For

MakeupThere are so many cosmetic products already on the market, with countless brands and prices to choose from, and more being added every day. As a result, navigating the world of makeup shopping can be overwhelming, especially when you are on a budget. [Read more…]

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L’Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner

L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner, $13

L'Oreal HIP Kohl Eyeliner, $13

Eye makeup would be, without a doubt, one of my “deserted island” must haves. I’ll gladly give up the bronzer and the lip gloss if I could just have my trusty black eyeliner. With that said, I’m on a never-ending quest to find that perfect one that requires minimal reapplication.

This weekend I saw an ad for L’Oreal’s HIP Kohl Eyeliner and, of course, could not resist trying it. I’m often cautious of drugstore makeup for a variety of reasons. In the case of eyeliner, I feel that it tends to lack that all-day wear power. However, the HIP collection is part of L’Oreal’s higher priced products, on average marked at $10. So, I decided to give this eyeliner a shot.

The verdict on HIP Kohl Eyeliner: fabulous! It has a a pointed applicator that draws a perfectly sized line that is not too thick or too thin. The applicator is very easy to maneuver, allowing me to neatly connect the top and bottom lash lines at the outer corner without having to press down really hard. The kohl powder leaves a soft, not too defined line  perfect for smoky eyes.

When I use a pencil eyeliner, I always fortify the line with a layer of dark eyeshadow, which tends to smudge after a short period of time. However, after several hours of wearing L’Oreal Kohl Eyeliner, there was minimal smudging.

Because I’m into really intense, pronounced eye makeup, I chose the Black Kohl color. It alsocomes in other colors such as gold and brown, so there is something to suit every eye color and style. Enter the price – $13 – into the equation and you’ve got a winner.

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