Drugstore Summer Beauty Essentials with Walgreens

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Ah, the summer. I just love the summer, especially when it comes to beauty. To me, summer beauty is bright colors, simplified routines, sweatproof and easy to use products. You may have seen my post and video on my Summer Beauty Essentials, so when the opportunity came up to feature Walgreens, I felt like this was the perfect companion to that post. Today I’m going to share with you my drugstore summer beauty essentials! Who doesn’t love wallet-friendly, high quality beauty products? I know I am a sucker. I’ve found some really awesome things that not only minimize time on my routine, are long-wearing, and are on-trend with colors. Get excited!

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If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you know that Walgreens is my go-to for drugstore beauty. I always find the best selection and deals. I am a sucker for that monthly coupon book and those bright yellow promotion stickers on the beauty aisle!

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Sometimes I feel like it’s a very dangerous thing that the beauty aisle is right there near the front of the door. Or a very convenient thing, depending on how you look at it.  I can spend a really long time perusing and milling over which products to get. It can sometimes be extremely hard to limit myself! It’s just tough when you’ve got an amazing selection to choose from, and so many different promotions going on. For today’s purposes, I did limit myself, but I know I will be back in July for more…. (how predictable of me)

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Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of it – the products that I picked up and why I would call them essentials! Oh, and hey… do you notice anything different about the quality of my videos? Mama got a new camera! I am still learning and playing around with it, but I couldn’t wait to use it! Don’t forget to subscribe to me on YouTube if you are interested in seeing more of my face on my new camera! I highly suggest you watch the video if you want to see how I saved $11.65 on my purchase! There’s a specific way I shop for my makeup at Walgreens and I end up saving so much every time! (But that’s in the video, so watch it.)

Produtcts Mentioned:

  1. Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow ‘Bad to the Bronze’
  2. Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil ‘Black Point’
  3. Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara (Waterproof) ‘Black’
  4. Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain ‘Cannes Crush’
  5. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss ‘Pango Peach’
  6. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color ‘Violet Voltage’

And here are some close-ups of some swatches I photographed. Can’t get enough of all of these products!

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Oh, and before I go, Walgreens is having a Gift With Purchase offer which runs between June 29 through August 30 and allows you to get a coupon by texting a code or visiting http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/beautydeals.jsp for a FREE travel-size make-up brush set. It’s your gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category). Not to mention, there are a lot of deals going on to begin with! Win, win!

What drugstore products are you loving this summer?

41 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie
    July 2, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Bad to the Bronze is hands down one of my most favorite eyeshadows ever!

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      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Why has it taken me so long to have it in my life?!

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    Julie
    July 2, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Ooh! That eye shadow is super pretty! I’ll have to pick that up

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      It is GORGEOUS and SO easy to use!!

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    Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet)
    July 2, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I pretty much only use drugstore makeup with the exception of my mascara!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      What mascara do you use? I actually rarely ever use high end mascara because I feel like I can find the same quality at the drugstore!

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        Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet)
        July 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

        because I have super straight asian lashes, I’ve found nothing keeps them up except Shiseido…of course it’s an asian company! lol

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    Alicen
    July 2, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I’m sorry but I just don’t get into makeup. The majority of the days I’m a natural gal and I rarely put on more than eye liner and mascara when I’m getting dolled up. I always go to the drug store for sunscreen and other such items though. Sunscreen is something I should have had yesterday…

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      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      Hahaha well my blog will definitely be a big bore to you, then! But seriously, there’s nothing wrong with not being into makeup – it’s just happens to be a hobby of mine. And yes, you always need sunscreen!!

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    Jenn @ hellorigby!
    July 2, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    love the color of that moisture stain! definitely going to be on the lookout for that.

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      It is so fun!! Definitely give it a try 🙂

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    Channing
    July 2, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I love that purple! Why didn’t I have you paint my nails that color? Oh well, I guess I will have to go get my own. Always love your tips!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Girl, I got an entire drawer of nail polish you are welcome to raid at any moment. 🙂

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    Brooklyn Jolley
    July 2, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I want to try that Pumped Up Mascara!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 2, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      I’m kind of in love with it. You need it in your life!

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    kendall
    July 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love your favorites! That nail polish is perfect for summer!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

      Isn’t it? I can’t get enough of orchids and lilac shades this summer!

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    Whitney
    July 2, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Girl you have convinced me that I need to go to Walgreen and pick up these items! I love to buy my makeup there too and I had no idea about the coupon books. Definitely going to pick up the bronze eyeshadow, eye liner and nail polish!

    P.S. The new camera looks AMAZING. Seriously. I love it!

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      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

      Haha!! You will LOVE the color tattoo, liner (you can find the Jordana stuff over near the beauty check out area hidden…it’s like the beauty secret of Walgreens haha), and polish! I seriously always find THE BEST deals there. The coupon books are by the front door and the baskets. Some months are better than others for beauty, but I usually find that it’s paired with another sale that’s going on (like the BOGO half off stuff). And I’m glad you like my face in HD! I am so happy to finally have something that makes filming not only better to watch, but SO MUCH EASIER to film. You should have seen my previous setup. It was basically a disaster and took 20 minutes just to set up so I could see myself.

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    Carly
    July 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Yay for that nail polish color and your new camera!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:26 am

      Thank you!!!! I am stoked for the camera and pretty much obsessed with the polish 🙂

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    Annette Silvestre
    July 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Great choice of Nail color!

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      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:17 am

      I’m obsessed with lilacs and orchids right now – I can’t get enough! You definitely need to pick it up 🙂

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    Kara
    July 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I love makeup and am always interested in what others are wearing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Glad you enjoyed!! 🙂

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    July 2, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I haven’t tried out that mascara yet, but it looks amazing! I’m so glad you liked the Color Tattoo. I picked some up when I was at Walgreens yesterday but wasn’t sure if it was one of those formulas that would crease everywhere or just rub off quickly. Love your summer look too! #client

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      Meg O.
      July 3, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Thank you!!! The mascara is seriously awesome! I love the bristly brush on it. And I seriously can’t believe that I’ve waited this long to add some more Maybelline Color Tattoo into my collection. I have a matte taupe one I sometimes use to fill in my brows, but this bronze one is just gorgeous! They seriously don’t go anywhere. Not to mention I got that sucker for only $3.50 or something crazy like that with the coupon book plus the BOGO half off Maybelline eye products!

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    Sarah
    July 3, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I used to love Walgreens when I lived in the states, we don’t have it in the UK which is a shame cause I always found the prices to be brilliant. Yeah for your new camera 🙂

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    Ashley
    July 3, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Love that nail polish color!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 4, 2014 at 9:35 am

      It’s perfect for summer, and of course the entire year, since it’s radiant orchid!

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    Rebekah
    July 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Love that eyeshadow! Great drugstore finds 😀

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Seriously, the maybelline color tattoos are AWESOME!!! Get you some!

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    Deidre
    July 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Excited to try out some of these products!! Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for new makeup.

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Glad I could share!! 🙂 🙂

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    Meghan
    July 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Lately, I’ve found that I’ll spend the big bucks on my foundation/blush products, but venture to Walgreens for eyeshadow and “fun”, experimental makeup. Love this post!

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      Meg O.
      July 4, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Thank you, friend! Yeah, it’s a great way to try out a trend you’re not sure of (like a bright lip color) and be able to save money while still getting a high quality product!

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    Hima Rajana`
    July 4, 2014 at 12:25 am

    I’ve been looking for a good eyebrow pencil, and this might be it! 🙂

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      July 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

      I didn’t talk about an eyebrow pencil in the post/video. But if you’re looking for a good drugstore one, I recommend the Rimmel one!

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    Raewyn
    July 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I love Sally Hansen’s nail polish! I need to try the others

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    kristine foley
    July 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I always tend to do less in the Summer because it’s too darn hot. Loved your pics and tips! Thanks!

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    cam | bibs and baubles
    July 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great finds! I want to try that peach lip gloss!

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