Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cheap Thrills - Allure Magazine's Top Awards

 Have you picked up the latest copy of Allure?  It's their annual issue with the award winning products in it.  Oh yeah!  Did you know that there is even an app for your phone?  I loaded it onto my iphone and was able to make a wish list and I can even see what items from the winning list are available at certain stores.  It's amazing.  I'm truly in Heaven right now.  Here are a few products that made the list that I thought were GREAT deals. 
Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Body Lotion SPF 15 
I really like this lotion.  I bought the lotion with the SPF protection.  It smell great and it's light and not greasy at all...$5.99 at Target, Walgreens, Kmart, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy, drugstore.com
Aveeno Intense Relief Hand Cream 
If you wash your hands a lot or they are dry and cracked this Aveeno lotion is amazing.  $5.99 available at the stores listed above.
Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Blow Dry Perfector
 I can NOT wait to try this product.  It's one of Allure's "breakthrough" products.  I have very dry and damaged hair from all the drying and flat iron use.  And it lasts up to 7 shampoos!!  $11.99 Walmart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharamcy, drugstore.com
Cover Girl LashBlast Length Mascara 
Want longer lashes?  Try this one.  $8 Target, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, drugstore.com
Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum'Express Mascara
 I LOVE false eye lashes but I hate how they feel when I wear them.  I can't wait to try this mascara.  $7.77 Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, drugstore.com
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
 I bought this yesterday at Sephora.  Can I just tell you how happy I am that there is a Sephora store only 10 minutes away from my house?  This is pretty spendy for lip balm but it's worth EVERY penny, I promise.  A little goes a long way.  $22 Neiman Marcus, Sephora, C.O. Bigelow
 Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm
I bought the "midnight" color and I LOVE it.  You'll need makeup remover to take it off, it lasts that long.  Be careful with the balm.  It can break easily.  But it's well worth the risk!  $8.99 Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, revlon.com
 Cover Girl LiquilineBlast Eyeliner Pencil
Offers the smudginess of a pencil with the staying power of a liquid liner, and it doesn't migrate during the day - Allure Magazine.  $8 each, Target, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, drugstore.com
 Nivea for Men Sensitive Shaving Gel
My husband has very sensitive skin.  No nicks, no clogged razor, and no razor burn - Allure Magazine.  We can't wait to try this. 
 Dial NutriSkin with Fruit Oil Grape Seed Oil & Lemongrass Ultra Hydrating Body Wash
The citrusy fragrance is sophisticated; fruit-oil-filled microbeads burst upon latherling, making showers more fun (and more moisturizing).  Allure Magazine.  $3.99, Target, Walmart, CVS/Pharmacy
 Remington Style Therapy Frizz Therapy Flatiron
This was listed in Allure as a "breakthrough" product.  These products go through rigorous testing and won't make the list unless it truly is amazing.  I've been on the look out for a new flat iron.  So after I saw this product in the magazine I just HAD to try it, right?  The plates have a porous ceramic coating that emits a silicone-based conditioner (enough to last 4 years!).  I didn't have any frizz today when I did my hair.  And it will keep my hair straight for up to 15 hours!  It heats up to well over 400 degrees which was also a big selling point for me.  And at only $50 you can't go wrong!  Available at Target, amazon.com and remingtonproductslcom
 Tarte LipSurgence Natural Lip Stain Pencil
These pencils are available in both glossy and matte.  These will NOT dry out your lips.  At least they didn't dry mine out!  These are a little spendy but well worth it.  I chose a glossy shade and LOVE it.  $24, Sephora, tartecosmetics.com
 Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
Since I am a heat-tool junkie I knew I HAD to try this product.  I will try anything and everything to try to tame the thick hair that I have.  I really like this.  This silicone based product protects hair from blow dryer and flatiron damage.  $4.49, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Target, drugstore.com
 L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
Available in 24 different shades.  And it's oil-free.  $12.95, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, drugstore.com
Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Not Just Nudes
I think I've saved my favorite for last.  I love the natural look, I think the most.  Pair it up with dramatic lips and you can't go wrong.  I can't wait to get my hands on these colors.  $6.50, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy, revlon.com


There are 232 products that have earned the Allure Best of Beauty award.  Go check them all out.  You won't be disappointed. 

4 comments:

Shafferprincess said...

Looked for reviews for the Garnier blow dry perfector - here are just a few:

http://www.totalbeauty.com/reviews/product/6425292/garnier-fructis-style-sleek-shine-blow-dry-perfector

I have a Remington flat iron (not the one pictured, but one a few years older) and I LOVE it! It's awesome.

Kayleigh said...

I absolutely LOVE the Vaseline Aloe Fresh lotion! At my last job (Oh yeah - You know the company; Mozy) they kept the bathroom stocked with a bottle and that's where I started using it. I bought a bottle of my own and I use it like crazy!

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Kayleigh said...

Oh yeah (sorry for leaving multiple comments!), I might just HAVE to try the Just Bitten lipstain. The only thing is you can't try it out before you buy it - I have a hard time finding a shade that works well for me :/

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Coming over from New Friend Friday. I have two of the Revlon eyeshadows and I love them.

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