drugstore dimes

Clockwise from bottom left: Mrs. Meyer's Bar Soap in Geranium / Essie Marshmallow / Essie Bahama Mama / Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream / Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm in Too Cool / Trim Emory Boards / Maybelline Great Lash in Noir Intense / Tea Lights / Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

Clockwise from bottom left: Mrs. Meyer's Bar Soap in Geranium / Essie Marshmallow / Essie Bahama Mama / Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream / Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm in Too Cool / Trim Emory Boards / Maybelline Great Lash in Noir Intense / Tea Lights / Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

While I am a firm believer in high quality makeup and skincare products, nothing beats drugstore beauty finds. These are a few of my trusty CVS staples - and yes, I do wind up getting suckered into a new Essie color (or two) every time I set foot in a drugstore.

Mrs. Meyers Bar Soap in Geranium: I'm a sucker for packaging, so the fact that this soap smells amazing and is made from a 100% vegetable base is just a nice bonus.

Essie Marshmallow & Bahama Mama: I've been pinning both of these colors for ages now, so when they were finally both in stock it was a sign that I should finally make that $8 leap. Perfect for the transition from January to February!

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream: cuticles are often overlooked in favor of lips, face, and body when it comes to moisturizing, but I find it makes such a huge difference in nail bed health. Plus this cream gives your hands a clean, fresh scent.

Mabelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Lip Balm in Too Cool: This is a new discovery of mine, and quickly becoming my new favorite lip balm. Minty, super-soft lips and perfect packaging!

Trim Emory Boards: pack of 10 for $1.99...need I say more?

Maybelline Great Lash in Noir Intense: I have been faithful to the green and pink since the tender age of twelve, when I bought my first tube and proceeded to smear it all over my eyelids. My technique has improved since then, and so has their mascara...you could say we've grown up together.

Tea lights: I am a candle fanatic, and while I love luxury brands like Diptyque, I can't exactly afford to populate my room with $60 candles. I love to scatter tea lights around on windowsills and surfaces for a cheap, candlelit effect. It's also worth investing in an essential oil diffuser.

February Vogue: because Lena Dunham.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser: this cleanser is a lifesaver for those with sensitive, combination skin. It's light, unscented, and not too drying. Plus who doesn't love playing with foam?