I spent a little time at Target, Ikea and Sally's this weekend (an exciting life I lead), so of course I had to dish about my bargain buys with you love bugs. I'm sure we can all agree that shopping can definitely buy happiness, and here's how spending money this weekend made this blonde happy ....
St. Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Facial Scrub Blemish & Blackhead Control
|$3.04 @ Target - [via]|
I've been so impressed with the St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter lotion that I had to try their apricot scrub for acne prone skin aka my skin. As evident by yesterday's post, Lord knows my pores could use all the help they can get.
I have used this a few times and I really like it (good article on why you should NOT overdo facial scrubs). The scrub isn't too harsh, but left my skin feeling soft & vibrant since it buffs away your dead skin cells. This little lady also won Allure's reader choice last year, so I'm not the only one who is singing its praise. See.
This cosmetic bag was only 97 cents by where all the travel sized stuff is. Cute, huh? They had a lot.
I've always wondered about these little eyebrow shaver things and since they were hot pink, I threw them in the ole cart:
|Ardell Precision Brow Shaper|
I have mixed feelings about these. I have very light barely there eyebrows, which are hard to see when plucking. I liked these for cleaning up above the brow, but not for underneath. They irritated my skin a little too, so I dabbed some Biosilk around my brow to soothe the skin when I was done. They were OK, but definitely not life changing.
Below is a picture of my eyebrow after using the brow shaper. In the pic I'm wearing 2 new e.l.f. items I scooped up during my Target shopping spree: The new e.l.f. Beauty School "Day Look" eyeshadow collection and e.l.f. studio mineral infused mascara. Loving both.
Ready for my close-up?
And how meant to be is this? After I posted about that paper towel turned bracelet holder idea on Friday, I found paper towel holders for $1 at Target Dollar Spot. I bought one but went back for another this weekend:
At Ikea I got this shower shelf for $14.99 to organize the overflow of products that wouldn't fit on my current shower caddy. Organization makes me happy.
Last but not least, I finally purchased a much needed shower comb. My hair is a hot tangled mess when I get out of the shower and takes me a good 5 to 10 minutes to brush. This shower comb from Sally's not only detangles my hair, but distributes conditioner evenly throughout. Highly recommend this one if you have long thick hair like moi:
|$2.99 @ Sally's - Buy|
Phew ... that was a lot of material to cover. I've got to go look at an apartment during my lunch break because I have less than 15 days to decide if i am going to renew my current lease or move. Decisions, decisions.
What have you bought for happiness lately? Do tell. I need any excuse to go shopping.