5 Best Drugstore Moisturizers Under $20

Some say that the best moisturizer for your skin is Creme de le Mer, that is if you have $410.00 for  a 3.4 oz. jar!  Personally, I just can’t justify that kind of cost for luxury.  So as our search intensified here at THBD for magic creams that are affordable, I selected some of our staff’s top picks.

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What the Buzz is About – Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Picks

Ever wonder what the experts in the industry keep going back to the drugstore for?  Some key products that are always in my makeup kit?  Here is an insider look at products under $10 that are MUST for you to try!

 

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Curious About a Cannabis Massage? I Was!

I don’t know about you, but I have become increasingly curious about the medical benefits of cannabis.  I suffer from a lot of joint and muscle pain due to an auto-immune disease, so I am always looking for new ways to alleviate stress and pain.

So when my cousins recently visited me in Denver, where recreational marijuana is legalized, we decided to put this massage to the test!

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5 Top Drugstore Face Masks

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy the benefit of a face mask. I decided to raid the shelves of Walmart to find the top 5 masks for under $20. Here are my top picks to get the best bang for your buck!

 

 

Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Peel-Off Cucumber Mask ($6.45, Walmart.com)

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This mask is designed clarify and renew your skin with cucumber extract. Since it is so soothing, this is great for anyone with sensitive skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth and silky.

 

alba botanica Hawaiian Facial Mask ($11.10, Walmart.com)

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This mask is perfect for my clients that have large pores or acne.  It uses papaya enzymes that dissolve impurities from the skin and improves the skin’s texture.

 

St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask ($3.15, Walmart.com)

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If you have dry, dull winter skin, this mask is for you! Oatmeal is a 100% natural exfoliant that gently buffs away dry skin cells and better prepares your skin for your moisturizer. Get ready to glow!

 

L’Oreal Paris Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask ($8.89, Walmart.com)

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Who doesn’t love the feeling of a clay mask as it deep cleans and detoxes the skin? Once the mask dries, as you rinse it off, it energizes circulation brightens dull skin.

 

Hado Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Mask (4-count $7.37, Walmart.com)

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There’s just something extra special about this luxurious mask. I love how it ladhere’s perfectly to every contour of my face. It uses Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration and collagen restore the skin’s firmness.

 

What’s your favorite face mask for under 20 bucks?  Please share!

Cleansers vs. Exfoliators: Why Do I Need Both?

BY:  Amber Grace

Washing your face is extremely important. I can go out for a night on the town and maybe have an extra martini or two. I have made washing my face such a habit that even in my extra martini stupor I still manage to wash before I go to bed. I wake up and look in the mirror and want to high-5 myself for remembering to wash.

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Confessions of a Product Junkie: My Beauty Philosophy

By Guest Blogger:  Amber Grace

When you see this picture, I’m sure one of the first thing you think is – “Wow this girl is a product junkie!”. The next thing that crosses your mind is “Wow I wish I had all those products too!”.

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Hollywood Beauty Tips: Best Beauty Balms

When it comes to summer skin, less is more.  Heavy foundations tend to cause breakouts, oily shine, and just aren’t plain comfortable!!  Here are the top 3 Beauty Balms that I always have stocked in my makeup kit.  Also, they are my clients favorites!

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Hollywood Makeup Tips: The Best Way to Keep Your Brushes Clean

 

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You may not think this is an important step in your beauty routine – But if you don’t do it, you are doing damage to your skin AND your makeup!   Ever have a breakout after you apply your makeup?  Or how about that hard shiny surface that forms on your powder…  How did that get there?  The painful truth is that your brushes carry oils and bacteria that NEED to be washed off.

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Be an Enchantress: Beauty Trends 2016

It would be nice to be able to buy a new wardrobe every season…  Although I, for one, certainly can’t afford that!  But how about instantly update your look by adding one simple thing?  A bright red lip was seen all over the runways this season, and now you can you can use this simple trick to get that perfect pout, without breaking the bank.

 

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Be an Inspirer: Beauty Trends 2016

Dark lips may be called vampy or goth – But this year they are simply beautiful when paired with translucent skin and a swipe of suede colored eyeshadow.  We call this look “Inspiring”.

Here are e few easy ways to recreate this look using a few behind the scenes makeup tips.

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