Gas is so expensive right now, you'd think our cars were running on Clive Christian perfume. My appetite for dirt-cheap beauty steals has spiked proportionately.
Here, a few bargains for my beauty addiction:
Freeman Bare Foot Self-Warming Foot Scrub, $3.99, drugstore.com. Like jumping between a hot tub and a cold pool, this foot scrub warms your feet while simultaneously giving them a chilly peppermint sensation.
Almay Smart Shade Blush, $8.99, walgreens.com. This cream blush works like a one-size-fits-all Michael Stars tee-it looks good on just about everyone. When you smooth it on, the microscopic color beads detect your skin tone shade and transforms into a customized flattering hue. Pretty cool trick, if you ask me.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Fortifying Conditioner, $3.99, drugstore.com. People pay big bucks for in-salon conditioning treatments, but using this strengthener once a week gives hair the moisture it needs for a fraction of the price.
L'Oréal Kids Tangle Tamer, $4.99, drugstore.com. A mist of this pear-scented detangler pre-blowout leaves hair shiny and soft and is as gentle on your mane as it is on a six-year-old's. I like it because forces you to stop taking yourself so seriously for a second. I mean, the bottle looks like a fish, for heaven's sake.Related Links from Allure:
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