If you’ve been following along, you know we have a very special place in our hearts reserved for Sephora; the magical land of our favourite lip gloss shades, magical under eye cream, and to die for eye liner. We’re entirely sure this will always be the case; however, on some days, and on some budgets, we neither have the time nor the resources necessary to all-out-splurge on what we have deemed to be all-out-necessary items.
We don’t mean to suggest that we’ve found a bargain basement replacement for our favourite shade of Bobbi Brown Lipstick (although we continue to keep our eyes peeled); however, we have managed to track down some pretty amazing products that have become a part of our daily beauty regimen at our local grocery store. The following is a list of items that have made a permanent home in our medicine cabinet / makeup bags.
1. We know we’ve said this before, but:BATISTE
We repeat this very important point because this is literally a product we cannot, CANNOT live without. Not only is it an amazing dry shampoo, it provides a day-long supply of volume that most volumizing products can’t compete with. Just trust us, buy two bottles.
2. VIDAL SASSON Pro SeriesFoaming Air Mousse and Extra Firm Hold Hairspray
You might remember the commercial from the eighties that suggested “if you don’t look good, we don’t look good.” If a hairspray can stand the test of back-combed eighties, through to nineties grunge, we’re guessing it has a bit of clout in hair product world. Libertee swears by this mouse and hair spray combo for maintaining her curls all day long.
3. INTUITION Razors
Ok, we understand that these leg shaving utensils aren't by any means new to the market, but if you haven’t yet made a permanent home for these in your shower, now is the time. We love these razors as they make shaving your legs as painless as possible. The razor is actually surrounded by shaving lotion, so you’re saving yourself the all-out-frustration that comes with both applying, and maintaining a well lathered leg in the shower. Up, down, up, down, up down, and done. Eff yeah.
4.Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter
We love keeping this tube in our winter jacket pocket for a couple of reasons. One, it has a moisturizing quality that we love during the cold season, and two, it is available in a variety of shades with just the right punch of colour that allows for application without a mirror; translation: if you go slightly outside the lines of your lips you won’t look drunk.
It’s not cheap. . . it’s budget friendly.