Thank God It’s Friday!
I don’t know why, but as the day went on little things just grated my nerves, and I finished the night in a not-so-good mood.
So, I decided to go shopping (for necessities!). I stopped by CVS to pick up up a shampoo, and as pleasantly surprised by all the organic lines available. (Trying to avoid sulfates/parabens/phthalates as much as possible). I got an Avalon Organics clarifying shampoo that smell deliciously like lemons ($9), a sugar scrub from Aromafloria ($14), and Alba lip tint with SPF 18 ($4). As an aside, I’ve been pretty good about wearing sunscreen every day, but I have to admit I neglect my lips. Well.. not after I read this article about lip gloss and skin cancer.
The products were pricey for drugstore brands, but they all had beautiful packaging and good, organic ingredients. They wouldn’t look out of place at Sephora or at Macy’s. In the past couple of years I’ve really noticed that drugstores are offering more “upscale” lines. When I was a kid, I lived in the middle of suburbia where the only store within walking distance was a Sav-ons. The only things I remember seeing then were the old standbys, Neutrogena, Maybelline, Revlon. I didn’t even know if Aveeno was there then!
Now there are so many great brands available. Style AND substance for a lower price? I’m all for it. 🙂