A couple weeks ago, I got an email from my grandma asking me to join her on her vacation in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Of course I said, “YES!!” So now I’m busy getting things ready for when I head down to the sand and sun.
I usually spend whatever I need to on makeup because I don’t like to question quality, but that means that I can’t spend as much on other things. Enter: Target.
While it’s almost impossible to just “make a quick run” to Target and only come out with exactly what you went in for, I don’t mind because I’ve found some of my best products there and on the cheap too. #winning
1. Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Oinment, $4.99
I absolutely SWEAR by Aquaphor for any place on your body that’s dry and cracked. I hate to go all infomercial on you, but I really don’t go anywhere without a travel size or regular tube of this stuff and it’s a must-have for everyone.
Most people use it for their heels before bed and put socks on overnight so that you wake up in the morning with soft skin.
However, I use it on my lips the most. It only takes a tiny bit to make them super smooth and is perfectly glossy, so I put it on after my lipstick in the morning and then reappply throughout the day.
2. Banana Boat Aloe Aftersun Lotion, $4.99
I plan on being in the sun for as long as I can every day on the island because I’ve just about had it with cold winter weather. While doing this, I will not only need my 30 SPF sun screen, but will also need something to put on afterwards. The Banana Boat Aloe Aftersun Lotion is what I always grab for.
If I’m a little red after I come inside or even just as a daily lotion for my legs and arms, I always love to put on this stuff. It’s not too heavy, but you put it on and it feels like you’ve got a good layer of moisture on sun-soaked skin. I don’t know about it’s ability to “extend my tan” but, then again, I don’t really worry about my tan because tanning isn’t good for you anyway. And that’s my PSA of the day. You’re welcome.
3. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, $14.39 (4oz)
Now, I’m not usually one to brag about my hair because usually it’s a frizzy mess, but seriously, people have actually been noticing it for how healthy it looks ever since I started using this product about a month ago. I almost want to do one of those sexy, slow-motion hair flips when I enter rooms, but I refrain. 😉
What’s so cool about this is that it’s not really a liquid spray. It looks more like a sprayable lotion that you put on damp hair and comb through. Now, I know the idea of spraying lotion on your hair sounds like it would make it greasy or weighed down, but it doesn’t! I have really light blonde hair (thanks to my colorist and her mad highlighting abilities) so I feel like my hair is just dryer than most and this stuff really helps.
Not only does it help with frizz, but it’s also a heat protectant and helps with humidity too. So for South Carolina weather, I’m sure it will be a huge help.
Even though it’s a bit pricey for just 4oz of product, I’ve still got plenty left and I’m not planning on running out for another month or so.
4. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $4.99
Last, but not least, I will definitely make sure that I bring a couple packs of the Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets because you never know when you’ll need them. I don’t really want to wear any makeup while I’m on the island, so these will be great for just blotting away any shininess I may have, allowing me to stick to the sans makeup plan…but I make no promises about using Instagram filters. 🙂
These sheets are also perfect for taking the shine away from your T-zone and everywhere on your face without smearing or ruining your makeup. I usually don’t leave home without these in my tote because they’re perfect for providing makeup free touch-ups to your face.
Now, go forth, shop and beautify!! 🙂
Until next time,