Best Drugstore Beauty Deals for Fall

I’m a sucker for makeup. I hardly wear any, and I don’t apply any of it correctly, but I love trying new products. It’s probably the dream that it’ll help me hide a flaw or reshape my features that makes me spend on new beauty products. Given my obsession, I’m all about the drug store products (I’d probably be poor otherwise; let’s be real). It’s so fun to experiment with a new look without spending a lot of money.

october drug store beauty favorites

I’ve learned over time that my sensitive skin can’t handle trying new foundations and concealer, but bronzer, eyeliner, and lipstick? Count me in. Here are my favorite beauty products this month:

best drugstore makeup deals

And what I love about these goes beyond just the price.

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Not Your Grandma’s Red Lipstick

Red lips are part of the ultimate classic look. Whether I’m wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt or a little black dress, red lipstick immediately makes me feel like I stand-out, in a good way.


That said, wearing red lipstick that is too ‘cold’ for my skin tone makes me look like a grandma. And red lipstick that’s too ‘warm’ makes my teeth seem discolored. It’s taken forever to find the perfect red shades. But these four shades are the perfect collection of fire-engine status, deep sexy brick, and dark mysterious red.

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5 Tips to Growing Out Hair Straightening

Having curly hair for most of my life, it’s been an uphill battle towards appreciating my ringlets. I would cry and cry as a child, asking my mom why my hair was so different than all the other girls at school. As a teenager, I’d love using a flat iron to straighten my hair, until I finally got it Japanese straightened. Four times.

Japanese straightening is the only straightening mechanism that will keep tough curly hair straight and frizz free (until roots start growing in). It doesn’t fade or wash out over time, and can only be reversed by growing out your hair.

Tips for Growing Out Japanese Hair Straightening

Not long after the fourth and most recent time I did this process did I began missing my curls. I’ve realized that my hair supports my personality, and I feel more comfortable when I let my natural curls go free.

For the past year, I’ve been growing out my Japanese straightening, patiently waiting for my curls to come back. We all know curly hair seems to grow super slowly, so here are my 5 tips to growing out your Japanese straightening.

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Best Fall Nailpolish

We’re over a month into fall, and while some brands are already releasing their winter lines, I’m still just getting used to the darker shades replacing the bright pinks of summer nails. Here are my favorite shades this season (and okay, there’s one new winter shade in there already).


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I have to admit, the two shades I take through every season are deep maroon and black. What’s the one shade you wear year-round?