Monday, July 25, 2011

Drug Store Beauty- Deal or Dud? July

I have a short Drug Store beauty review this month. I really haven't bought too many things lately. I blame the wedding for that.

1. Crest 3D White Whitestips 2 Hour Express
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I have always been a fan of Crest Whitestrips. I honestly think I have used every single kit they have over the last 8 years.(I got my braces off in 2003) This particular kit promises to noticeably whiten your teeth in 2 hours.I was actually quite skeptical about this one. Gabe and I both used this product the week of the wedding and I have to say, it does work. I whiten my teeth once or twice a year so my teeth were already pretty white. For me it really just brightened and removed some red wine stains. My dear Husband on the other hand, never whitens his teeth because he can't stick the routine. This was perfect for him. One strip for 2 hours and your done! His teeth really were noticeably whiter afterward. I would recommend this product if you have an event to go to and you don't have time to do a full whitening treatment. The box costs about $50 and comes with 4 strips, which is supposed to be a year supply. (you do one strip every three months according to Crest). You can usually find pretty good coupons for Crest Whitestrip products. I'm talking $7-$10 off a kit! I say that this product is a DEAL!

2. Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with SPF 30
About the product:
" Formulated with antioxidant Southernwood extract,
SMART ESSENTIALS™ Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with SPF 30 helps keep what's good in and what's bad out, replenishing and helping to protect your skin wherever the day takes you. In fact, in a clinical study, 100% of women showed an improvement in the look of stressed skin." (Source:Aveeno Website)

This is a great day time moisturizer! I seriously think this does better than a lot of expensive, department store brands. It has a velvety smooth texture and it sinks in pretty quick. I hate having to wait around to do my makeup because my moisturizer is sitting on top of my skin. I have been using this since late April and I think it has been great for my skin. My makeup looks better with this underneath and it keeps me adequately moisturized without being too heavy. This is probably more suitable for normal/dry skin types. It might be a little thick if you are oily. (In which case I recommend these products) I love the pump style bottle and a little goes a long way so it has lasted me awhile. This should run you around $15.00 at your nearest drugstore. Since I feel like this is worth way more than $15, I'm calling this one a DEAL!

Have a good day!!

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