March 10th, 2014
Horses are fun to look at, even more fun to ride.
And turns out, fun to steal products from.

                    
Yes that says horse edition.  Two of our cult favorites were initially make for horses, who woulda thunk it?
You are probably familiar with Mane N’ Tail shampoo and conditioner. I remember seeing pages dedicated to this product in spreads of my pre-teen mags and thinking “I Need That.” Unfortunately, L’Oreal Kids shampoo won over mom (boo). Years later, Mane N’ Tail is still a cult favorite for ladies looking to have locks as luscious as a horse’s mane - n’ tail too. Due to popular demand they have expanded from shampoo and conditioner into an entire line of styling products including detangler. Which I am using now since I didn’t get to indulge back in the 90’s. 
The second one is a MUST GRAB drugstore find when it’s in stock: Healthy Hoof. Technically this is for your cuticles (hoofs = nails) but I’ve found that it works amazingly well as a before bed cream for anything that is excruciatingly dry. Heels, hands, elbows - whatever. 
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Does This: Intense moisture for hands/feet/nailsIs This: Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein TreatmentGet This: Your local drugstore or FolicaPrice: $6.94 for 4oz
Does This: Makes hair as luscious as a horse maneIs This: Mane N’ Tail Get This: Sally Beauty SupplyPrice: Shampoo $3.99; Conditioner $5.29; Detangler $4.59 
Mane n’ Tail c/o the brand, Image via
-Kristin 

Horses are fun to look at, even more fun to ride.

And turns out, fun to steal products from.

                    

Yes that says horse edition.  Two of our cult favorites were initially make for horses, who woulda thunk it?

You are probably familiar with Mane N’ Tail shampoo and conditioner. I remember seeing pages dedicated to this product in spreads of my pre-teen mags and thinking “I Need That.” Unfortunately, L’Oreal Kids shampoo won over mom (boo). Years later, Mane N’ Tail is still a cult favorite for ladies looking to have locks as luscious as a horse’s mane - n’ tail too. Due to popular demand they have expanded from shampoo and conditioner into an entire line of styling products including detangler. Which I am using now since I didn’t get to indulge back in the 90’s. 

The second one is a MUST GRAB drugstore find when it’s in stock: Healthy Hoof. Technically this is for your cuticles (hoofs = nails) but I’ve found that it works amazingly well as a before bed cream for anything that is excruciatingly dry. Heels, hands, elbows - whatever. 

giddyupp

Does This: Intense moisture for hands/feet/nails
Is This: Healthy Hoof Intensive Protein Treatment
Get This: Your local drugstore or Folica
Price: $6.94 for 4oz

Does This: Makes hair as luscious as a horse mane
Is This: Mane N’ Tail 
Get This: Sally Beauty Supply
PriceShampoo $3.99; Conditioner $5.29; Detangler $4.59 

Mane n’ Tail c/o the brand, Image via

-Kristin 

November 1st, 2012
If you’re in an area affected by Sandy, I really recommend you support your local stores if at all possible when your shopping resumes as normal (which I hope is soon) … but that being said, I was really grateful to my local chain drugstores for staying open/being open when so many other things were not!
Since so many of my favorite cult favorites come from around the corner and cost not-so-much, I thought I’d start rounding them up on a monthly basis with a little drugstore story.  Here’s the first edition, which covers some classics from head to toe.
1. Burt’s Bees Baby Oil is a pure and simple multi-use apricot dream ($8.99)
2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stick lips, cuticles, elbows, want to eat it ($2.99)
3. VO5 Hot Oil Hair Treatment works with the heat of your shower to teleport you to the 80’s while leaving your hair firmly yet softly in the now ($6.46)
4. St. Ives Apricot Scrub a classic for face and bod, it’s also available in a Salicylic Acid formula for acne-prone skin ($5.79)
5. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque sucks the oil and dirt from your existence while sucking very little from your wallet ($4.71)
All of this adds up to less than $30!
P.S. A surefire way to support hurricane recovery is by making a donation to the Red Cross here.

If you’re in an area affected by Sandy, I really recommend you support your local stores if at all possible when your shopping resumes as normal (which I hope is soon) … but that being said, I was really grateful to my local chain drugstores for staying open/being open when so many other things were not!

Since so many of my favorite cult favorites come from around the corner and cost not-so-much, I thought I’d start rounding them up on a monthly basis with a little drugstore story.  Here’s the first edition, which covers some classics from head to toe.

1. Burt’s Bees Baby Oil is a pure and simple multi-use apricot dream ($8.99)

2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Stick lips, cuticles, elbows, want to eat it ($2.99)

3. VO5 Hot Oil Hair Treatment works with the heat of your shower to teleport you to the 80’s while leaving your hair firmly yet softly in the now ($6.46)

4. St. Ives Apricot Scrub a classic for face and bod, it’s also available in a Salicylic Acid formula for acne-prone skin ($5.79)

5. Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque sucks the oil and dirt from your existence while sucking very little from your wallet ($4.71)

All of this adds up to less than $30!

P.S. A surefire way to support hurricane recovery is by making a donation to the Red Cross here.

December 2nd, 2011

                 

You know how they say oil and water don’t mix?  "They" are idiots (but "they" always have been, right?) … Let’s exclude "them" from this winter skin #GIVEAWAY, shall we? CONTEST OVER THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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October 4th, 2011
I have a belief in life that one should have lingerie items.  I don’t mean actual lingerie (that’s great too), I just mean things that make you feel good that are kind of your secret.  
Mine are … mocha lattes, which is a total scam with myself to drink hot chocolate for breakfast … my 3 tiny ear studs which look like I got them at the drugstore but were painstakingly made by my husband and a guy in the diamond district from an old ring (not expensive, just special) … and this crappy but amazing fluorescent pink iridescent glitter lip gloss.  Basically, it’s the hot pink lace thong of makeup.
                  
You may ask how this is subtle and “secret” … Well, it goes on basically clear.  The glitter is like an up-close-and-personal thing only, otherwise you can’t see it.  The pop of color in the tube is so satisfying for some odd reason!  Trust me on this one.
Does this: Lip gloss that’s sheer pale pink on, amazingly cute in the tube Is this: LASplash Lipgloss in Santa MonicaGet this: Above or at your local Duane ReadePrice: ~$6.99
What are your “lingerie items” - I mean, read above again, I’m not asking you to tell the internets about your underwear, friends.  I guess you can if you want though.
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I have a belief in life that one should have lingerie items.  I don’t mean actual lingerie (that’s great too), I just mean things that make you feel good that are kind of your secret.  

Mine are … mocha lattes, which is a total scam with myself to drink hot chocolate for breakfast … my 3 tiny ear studs which look like I got them at the drugstore but were painstakingly made by my husband and a guy in the diamond district from an old ring (not expensive, just special) … and this crappy but amazing fluorescent pink iridescent glitter lip gloss.  Basically, it’s the hot pink lace thong of makeup.

                 


You may ask how this is subtle and “secret” … Well, it goes on basically clear.  The glitter is like an up-close-and-personal thing only, otherwise you can’t see it.  The pop of color in the tube is so satisfying for some odd reason!  Trust me on this one.

Does this: Lip gloss that’s sheer pale pink on, amazingly cute in the tube
Is this: LASplash Lipgloss in Santa Monica
Get this: Above or at your local Duane Reade
Price: ~$6.99

What are your “lingerie items” - I mean, read above again, I’m not asking you to tell the internets about your underwear, friends.  I guess you can if you want though.

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September 5th, 2011

Let’s start back-to-school off right with a sleepover and some gross secrets.

Whenever I’m gearing up to look good presentable, I turn to this highly underrated friend.  Listen, the uncoolest looking kid in the playground is probably the most interesting and very likely the most dependable - same goes for the drugstore:

                

I think I discovered Eucerin Calming Creme because a certain someone in my house has a certain dry skin disease … but I co-opted it for myself and have been using it religiously ever since.  It’s a ginormous tube full of one of the best lotion formulas out there - rich, but fast-absorbing and long-lasting.  Feels like the perfect fine line between lotion and body butter. 

I don’t know about you guys, but when I’m in deep beauty prep mode, I plan sleepovers days in advance: hair conditioning, face treatment, body prep.  Body lotion might not be first on your invite list, but this one is so great to slather on heavily a couple days in a row before bed.  It really gets rid of the scalies.  What? I said gross secrets.

Does this: The ultimate drugstore body cream
Is this: Eucerin Calming Creme
Get this: Above or at your local drugstore
Price: $11.99

What are your overnight beauty treatment secrets?

Image: Mario Sorrenti via

August 12th, 2011
Glitter addicts: listen up.  Glitterphobes: you too!  Because OMG … I discovered the best, simplest, most elegantly-designed glitter product everrrr:
                
It’s literally called OMG! (Over Mascara Glitter & Liner) … so clever!  See how the liner is at the tip of the mascara wand?  Smart!  It’s a very pretty, simple silver color and goes on perfectly - not too much glitter, but not too sparse either.  The mascara wand deposits a beautiful, subtle sparkle on lashes and the integrated liner brush is awesome for painting a line along lashes.
Seriously, where was this thing my whole life?  I found it hidden on a shelf in Duane Reade, and there’s only one color way (which I love).  If you’ve never played with glitter, this is a great place to start.
Does this: Beautiful sparkle for lashes and liningIs this: Ramy Beauty Therapy - OMG! Over Mascara Glitter Get this: Above or at Duane Reade Look BoutiquesPrice: $24.00
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Glitter addicts: listen up.  Glitterphobes: you too!  Because OMG … I discovered the best, simplest, most elegantly-designed glitter product everrrr:

               

It’s literally called OMG! (Over Mascara Glitter & Liner) … so clever!  See how the liner is at the tip of the mascara wand?  Smart!  It’s a very pretty, simple silver color and goes on perfectly - not too much glitter, but not too sparse either.  The mascara wand deposits a beautiful, subtle sparkle on lashes and the integrated liner brush is awesome for painting a line along lashes.

Seriously, where was this thing my whole life?  I found it hidden on a shelf in Duane Reade, and there’s only one color way (which I love).  If you’ve never played with glitter, this is a great place to start.

Does this: Beautiful sparkle for lashes and lining
Is this: Ramy Beauty Therapy - OMG! Over Mascara Glitter
Get this: Above or at Duane Reade Look Boutiques
Price: $24.00

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