Budget Beauty Skincare Items feat. Walgreens

 Anyone and everyone who knows me knows that I am a COMPLETE skincare junkie! I am always in search of the newest technologies from top brands, spending an arm and a leg to get my hands on the best goods for my complexion. After filling my online cart at Sephora on some items that I had run out of, my checkout balance was $361 before taxes! WHAT?! I am prego with baby number 2, I can’t go without my goods but something has got to give!

Nothing at all against one of my favorite retailers, Sephora, but I am a momma on a budget these days. I began to freak out a bit. Being pregnant has had my hormones going wild and the pimples popping up everywhere. I have been out of my skincare for a minute and am in desperate need but the price will definitely break the bank while trying to cover all of the doctor fees of being pregnant. I decided I would try a little experiment

I looked up all of the active ingredients and product benefits and took my list to Walgreens. I decided that I would try to find close substitutes to the products that I already use.
  1.  A night peel for exfoliation and brightening benefits
  2. An Argan Facial Oil that was not greasy. The L’Oreal brand that I found had 7 essential oils infused into it with argan oil being one of them.
  3. a light textured anti-aging eye cream with caffeine to combat dark circles and puffiness and a metal applicator or rolly ball for a cooling sensation
  4. A serum that is light-weight, pore minimizing, and anti aging
  5. AHA Peel Pads for toning and brightening
  6. Fresh Facial Wipes for makeup removal and relaxation (comforting scent)

I spent a whopping $112 dollars for all of my daily skincare, almost a 1/4 of what I would have spent at Sephora! I have been using the products now for almost a month and am very pleased with the outcome. Within the first day of using this regimen, I noticed that my skin started to ball up and sloth off. Great exfoliating and toning benefits!

What skincare are you currently using?



Hi! I'm Alexandra

I am an entrepreneur, author, and mom of 3 from Memphis, Tennessee. I fill my days pursuing the dream of being my own boss as a full time influencer and sensory marketing specialist while spending my evenings playing superheros, helping with homework, making dinner, and tucking in my littles.

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