Since Brandt was born, I’ve stopped working outside the home. We had always planned on that, and we sought to make sure all our bills would be manageable on Aaron’s income alone. However, we knew it would be tight. There’s no room for any extras or luxuries. I don’t mind, since it means I get to stay home with my boy.
But during the dual-income years, I found a number of favorite beauty products that tend toward the higher end of the price range. Right now, I’m carefully hoarding the last bits of each. But I’ll run out soon. So here’s where you come in. Can you recommend any drugstore equivalents to the following products?
Facial Care – Philosophy
image credits: Sephora.com
I have rather dry skin. The skin around my eyes is especially troublesome–dry to the point of chapping in winter, prone to bags, and extremely sensitive to boot. After numerous eye creams gave me rashes and irritation, I finally tried “Hope in a Tube.” It worked wonders, and I quickly fell in love with the “Hope in a Jar” moisturizer and “Purity Made Simple” face wash as well.
Any recommendations for similar drugstore products? I’m going to Hope in a Tube most of all. (Hey, parents! Christmas/birthday gift idea *wink wink*)
Makeup – Cargo OneBase
I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do wear a little concealer most days (see aforementioned eye bags). Again, I run into the issues of dry, sensitive skin–so I need a liquid versus a powder or pencil/stick. Also, I’m very fair, but I have freckles that look grey if the concealer is too heavy. The Cargo OneBase foundation/concealer in ivory is the best I’ve found; liquid and lightweight, it blends perfectly while giving just the right coverage. Suggestions for alternatives?
Hair – Pureology RealCurl
Lastly, hair–admittedly the least important these days, as I wear my hair in a ponytail most often. Still, it’s nice to achieve a good hairdo when I have time. I’ve been using Pureology Real Curl cream for a while. I scrunch it into my hair, blow-dry with a diffuser if I need it dry quick-ish, let it air-dry otherwise. So, product recommendations for mildly curly, thick, dry (catching a theme?) hair?