12 August 2014

Top 10 Drugstore Products for Hair and Nails

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polish insomniac's Top Ten Tuesday Drugstore Favorites for Hair and Nails

Welcome to another Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday!  Today we are sharing our favorite must-have products from the drugstore.  I was going to do another “all nails” post for you, but I love, love, LOVE me some drugstore hair products and just couldn't leave them out!

polish insomniac's favorite Drugstore Nail Products

First up:  Nails!  It was hard to narrow done my favorite drugstore brands – there are so many to chose from!  But I didn’t want to inundate you with a list of brands, so I picked my top three.

1.  essie® Nail Color • $8.49 – I remember when L’Oreal had just purchased Essie.  I absolutely HATED the way the bottles looked.  (Salon Essie’s still have the etched logo, drugstore Essie’s have a white printed logo.)  But now?  I will buy drugstore Essie’s 100% of the time, if I an help it.  Wanna know why?  Cause the names are on the top of the handles!  So much easier to find the right color in my Alex!

2.  L'Oreal Colour Riche • $4.79–4.99 – I have to say that L’Oreal’s formula has improved so much.  (Most likely occurred when they bought Essie?)  They put out some stunning collections – I loved the jelly polishes from the Miss Candy collection and the Gold Dust textured polishes.  Check out my Syrup Nails and Textured Glitter Gradient!

3.  Revlon Nail Color • $3.99–4.29 – Revlon makes fabulous nail polishes.  Some of my favorites are the cremes like Trendy and Chic.  And let’s not forget their ability to make dupes for some very expensive Chanel and Deborah Lippmann polishes!

4.  Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Cuticle Eraser + Balm • $7.99 – I reviewed this product when it first came out and have since repurchased it multiple times.  If you use daily you will never have to use cuticle remover!

5.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects • $8.59 – I have used a LOT of “nail polish wraps” and none of them compare to Sally Hansen’s for easy of use and staying power.  I LOVE buying them on clearance!  Laced Up is still one of my favorites.

6.  Revlon Matte Top Coat • $5.29 – My favorite matte top coat, out of the 30 or so bottles of matte top coat I have lying around is Revlon’s Matte Top Coat.  Hands down, it provides better wear than any other I have tried!  See it in action over Revlon Iconic.

My favorite hair products from the drugstore (I will choose these over my salon brands!)

Up next, hair!  A few tried-and-true products from my How To Bring Out My Curl routine, plus a new discovery!

7.  Not Your Mother's Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream • $5.99 – I received a travel size tube of Kinky Moves in a VoxBox one million years ago and I have been using it ever since.  I go through this stuff so fast, my husband could walk into ULTA and pick it up for me without even blinking!  (Always buy NYM at ULTA when it’s BOGO 50% and you have a $3.50/$10 coupon!)

8.  Not Your Mother's Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter • $5.99 – This is a completely new NYM product for me.  I bought it because of the aforementioned BOGO 50% off sale.  I apply this after Kinky Moves.  It really does give me lift, but even better it helps define curls too!  The directions don’t say to use it on dry hair, but I have found that I can apply it on “second day” hair and reactivates my curls like magic.  MAGIC, I tell ya!

9.  Not Your Mother's She's A Tease Volumizing Hairspray • $5.99 – I used to spend over $25.00 on hairspray because I couldn’t find a single one from the drugstore that I liked.  Then Cindy from Prime Beauty mentioned she loved NYM She’s a Tease, so I picked it up at ULTA.  That was over two years ago and I haven’t missed my overpriced hairspray one bit!

10. L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Cleansing Conditioner • $6.79 – There are two L’Oreal Cleansing Conditioners I love, this one and the EverCreme.  Sadly, they both seem to have been discontinued.  I found them on clearance at both Target and Walmart (and cleaned them out).  I have six backups in my bathroom cupboard, and yet I still feel the need to find MOAR.  Luckily they still seem to be available online at UTLA, and Walgreens!

What are your favorite drugstore products for hair and nails?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Top Ten lists below!

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