Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cheap Thrills (See Jane Save)

I could easily spend an hour of my Sunday in Walgreens.  Wandering the aisles, looking for more useless stuff to cram under my sink--yes, there's nothing quite like it.  I do have the typical drugstore staples that I buy every few months, but this time it's different.  Recently, I've found a couple items that I can't live without...for a few weeks at least.  Here are the products that (probably) won't disappear into a black hole and remain undiscovered until I move from this current apartment in a year or so:

Maybelline Falsies.  I buy cheap mascara--I see no difference between Maybelline and Dior when it comes to lashes.  L'Oreal Voluminous is my normal staple, but post-eyelash curler, I'm quite pleased with Falsies so far.

Maybelline Lipstick in Coral Crush.  Fact:  I've never purchased a lipstick before this.  I'm generally a balm or gloss gal, but when I saw that it was one of Emily Schuman's staple lipsticks, I had to give it a whirl.  I'm sloooooowly easing in this whole lipstick thing, so for now a light layer or dab under gloss is it for me.

Any cheap thrills that you've discovered?


  1. That lipstick looks pretty...may have to hunt it down at my Walgreens.....I can spend a bit of time in that store myself, lol....:)

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  2. The lipstick looks like a nice color. I might have to give it a try despite being a rookie with lipstick.

  3. Hmm...cheap thrills, nothing really for me XD
    But if we're talking makeup I do enjoy Maybelline, but I'm a cheapo so that isn't really cheap for me ;)

  4. I use L'Oreal Voluminous and I love it! I tried the falsies but my eyelashes just looked spidery or something. I'm not usually a lipstick girl either but I may have to try that. It's such a pretty color!

  5. last week during dinner one night in ny with some bloggers, one girl pulled out coral crush from her purse and said she read about it from emily, and then almost every other girl at the table pulled it out and said the same! too funny-i may have to run down the block to walgreens today!



  6. I always save on mascara as well. I'll have to try Maybeline Coral Crush.. it always looks amazing on Emily! And my fav lip balm is: Rosebud Salve ... very inexpensive and lasts forever.

  7. I just bought that mascara! I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited you like it. Will definitely try it this week. I could spend hours in the makeup aisles of drug stores too. It's kind of a guilty pleasure. I usually don't even buy many items, I just love browsing.


  8. Havent tried that mascara - looks great!

  9. lipstick looks so pretty. :) and i love the name.

  10. I love that mascara!



  11. I've been eyeballing that mascara this past week. Perhaps this is the push I needed.


  12. Drugstore products are the BEST, and I have a serious love of drugstores in general. Neutrogena, how I love you!
    xo Josie

  13. Love this post! I only use Maybelline mascara! The only thing I spend more than $10 on is my under eye cream (Fresh Lotus Eye Gel). Everything else is from CVS.
    I'm a big fan of Revlon New Complexion cover-up..that stuff works wonders! I'm def going to try this lipstick too now!