natural, organic drugstore finds

natural, organic drugstore finds

Let me preface our conversation by saying, I truly wanted to entitle this piece “This Week’s Natural, Organic Drugstore Finds.” However, my very public confessional of how often [weekly] Brooklyn Meadow & I frequent the drugstore for completely random shit would leave my husband beside himself. Oops I did it again. Sorry babe!

The drugstore & I’s very close & intimate relationship began early in my childhood. With each visit, I would unequivocally leave each & every time with all of the random deliciousness that these magical hot spots consistently offer. Spiral-bound notepads, glitter gel pens, anything/everything Burt’s Bees, a pack of gum. Something, anything, just give it all to me.

Anyways, fast forward 24-years & let’s just say old habits die hard.

Now, in addition to my old go-to’s and all of the incidental items Brooklyn Meadow picks up along the way, I’ve found myself completely and utterly obsessed with perusing and [often] purchasing the drugstore’s premium selection of actual all-natural, organic, & often affordable products.

If you haven’t explored this section at your local, go-to drugstore, hunny. . . What are you waiting for?

DRUGSTORE OPTIONS

In our town we surprisingly have options. It is Enid, America for God’s sake.

The thought of publicly sharing that I live just steps away from Walmart’s Neighborhood Market makes me want to vom for some reason. I am really not all that sure why, but it does. So, as always, carrying on with my honesty is the best policy theme, I will be honest with y’all and share that I rarely I MEAN RARELY frequent the beauty section of this particular superstore. The selection is super basic and minimal.

So what’s a gal to do?

I like to split my free time between CVS & Walgreens. They each have such a unique vibe, each totally influencing my shopping mood. CVS is like the strict parent. I always find myself entering our local CVS [pronounced: CIV-ESS] with a shopping list included but not limited to: Diapers, wipes, multivitamins, shampoo/conditioner, etcetera. You know, the practical necessities. It doesn’t hurt that I always have a shit ton of coupons too.

NOW, Walgreens. Well, that vibe is from an entirely different Universe. Walgreens is for sure the lax parent. You know, the one that you go to when you want to go out with your bestie’s or new boyfriend on a Friday night. I never bring a list. I almost always enter on a whim, & gosh darn, I always leave with the greatest -ish. The beauty section is a dream. It is literally a miniature Ulta, with a makeover station to match. SO COOL.

With Brooklyn Meadow in one arm (ew, shopping carts have germs), Lemon Love (our MaltiPoo) in the other, and Maskcara beauty debit card in the bra of my left boob, I cool-y & casually entered.

Just five or so minutes later, I scouted the following items:

THE ORIGINAL HOT MESS MAMA’S NATURAL, ORGANIC DRUGSTORE PICKS

β‹’ PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA ORGANIC WEAR 100% NATURAL ORIGIN FAKEOUT MASCARA in ULTRA BLACK [always] β‹’

I have used this brand for years. This particular mascara however, is new to my arsenal. For those of you who do not know me, I am a total minimalist. So, I only like to have one of each item at a time. [PS: For all my OCD gals, this tried & true method TOTALLY helps.]

Well, there are a million reasons why I love this mascara, so I will spell out my top.

TOP REASONS WHY I LOVE IT:

β‹’ 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin.

β‹’ 70% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

β‹’ Non-clumpy, ultra volumizing, lengthening & curling.

β‹’ COMPLETELY FLATTERS THE EYE SHAPE.

β‹’ Hypoallergenic, fragrance-fee, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested & ophthalmologist approved.

β‹’ Rated exceptionally by the ever-worthy Think Dirty, the holy grail. A ‘3.’

β‹’ $10 – $12

TO CONVENIENTLY SHOP: Click here; FOR THE FULL EXPERIENCE, HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE OF CHOICE.

β‹’ ecoTOOLS FRESH PERFECTING BLENDER β‹’

This was actually my first time using an ecoTOOLS perfecting sponge, though I have used countless of their brushes in the past and was TOTALLY obsessed. Anything natural becomes an actual obsession of mine, ask my friends. I love hard y’all. This blender blends like a fucking boss. Literally the Ninja of smoothie blenders.

TOP REASONS WHY I LOVE IT:

β‹’ Infused with antimicrobial silver to keep your sponge cleaner, fresher, for longer.

β‹’ Cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested, tree-free paper, & 100% vegan.

β‹’ Blends beautifully, provides full coverage & doesn’t waste product.

β‹’ $5 – $6

TO CONVENIENTLY SHOP: Click here; FOR THE FULL EXPERIENCE, HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE OF CHOICE.

β‹’ EQUATE ROSE ALUMINUM-FREE DEODORANT β‹’

*From Walmart Neighborhood Market

This is my third au natural deodorant that I have tried. Neiher Tom’s, nor an off-brand from TJ Maxx that I had tried, quite kept it together like my COMPLETELY toxic, tried & true Secret Powder Fresh did. So, I am really diggin’ this brand. Especially as a prior Secret-user. The scent is dreamy, it smells like a Rose field. It goes on clear, keeps sweat down to a minimum, and leaves me smelling rose-y fresh all. day. long.

TOP REASONS WHY I LOVE IT:

β‹’ No artificial colors, perfumes, or flavors.

β‹’ Cruelty-free & Gluten-free.

β‹’ Free from parabens, phthalates, petroleum & mineral oil.

β‹’ Again, rated exceptionally by the ever-worthy Think Dirty, the holy grail. A ‘3.’

β‹’ $3.54 at Walmart

β‹’ TO CONVENIENTLY SHOP: Click here; FOR THE FULL “EH” EXPERIENCE, HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL WALMART.

*This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased by me.

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