I rounded up my list of top ten drugstore beauty items under $10. This was incredibly easy for me to compile because most of these have been in my beauty arsenal for years. Every single one of these has out performed a more expensive counterpart. Inexpensive and effective? That’s a no brainer.

1// Batiste Dry Shampoo This stuff allows me to go 2-3 days between washes. Sometimes I even like the way my hair looks better with this in it than I do when it’s freshly washed! Whenever anyone compliments my hair on my outfit posts, I literally always seem to have dirty hair with this dry shampoo in it. It just gives my fine hair texture.

2// Dr. Teal Lavender Epsom Salt Makes your entire bathroom smell like a spa. Relaxes tired muscles. Detoxifies the body. Need I say more?

3// Essie Nail Polish My favorite …even if the title of this post were, “Top Ten Under $100.”

4// Jhirmack Purple Shampoo This keeps my blonde hair cool toned, rather than brassy. It’s my saving grace.

5// The “Wet” Brush Makes detangling wet hair a breeze. I don’t know what I ever did without this handy tool. 

6// Boots No7 Quick Thinking 4-in-1 Wipes Removes makeup like a champ. On top of that, it tones and moisturizes the skin. 

7// Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge No, that’s not an egg up there. Wet this baby and it grows about double it’s size. It’s used to apply foundation. Since it’s wet, it applies the product so naturally. Airbrushed finish guaranteed.

8// Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer Y’all have seen me post about this product before. It brightens and conceals. And it’s cheap.

9// Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick I absolutely love this lipstick. It stays put, doesn’t dry out the lips, and the pigmentation is awesome. 

10// Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask Clogged pores don’t stand a chance.

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What’s something on your “Top Ten Under Ten: Beauty” list?



  1. September 3, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    I just recently purchased those makeup remover wipes and love them! It's the only thing I've found that removes eyeliner like that *snaps fingers*.

    I've been wanting a beauty blender forever, but wasn't about to pay $20+ dollars for a glorified sponge – I had no idea that the drugstore sold dupes, I'm off to buy it.

    I too am a fan of the Lumi Concealer, but recently I've been loving Maybelline's FitMe, it reminds me of Nars at a much better price.

    • September 3, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      You will love the sponge! I've heard many say it's better than the Beauty Blender! 🙂

  2. September 3, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I've been on the hunt for a new concealer (I don't use one right now and I NEED one) and I'm going to give this one a shot!

    26 and Not Counting

    • September 3, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      Oh girl, you will LOVE this then! It might just change your life if you usually don't use one at all. I use a lighter shade so that it brightens my under eye area.

  3. September 3, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    Love so many of these! The mint julep is a staple for sure. I am going to try that dry shampoo!

  4. September 3, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    The Mint Julep mask has been my go-to for yeaaaars! I haven't found anything that I like more. Still haven't tried Batiste dry shampoo, but it's on my list!


    • September 3, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      Love it! I am a huge fan of NYX Butter Glosses too!

  5. September 3, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    I love posts like this, the Mint Julep mask is such a classic. I can't wait to try this dry shampoo, I can't live w/o Oribe, but I need a more affordable daily option.

    Emily from F Is For Blog

    • September 3, 2014 / 7:07 pm

      Ah! I love Oribe so much. This is a completely different product, but gives a similar result. This will leave a white cast in your hair, unlike Oribe. But, if you apply it at night, it will soak up completely by morning and still give you the same texture. There's also tinted formulations- like one for brunettes, one for blondes, etc. I just use the original though. It soaks up more oil on the scalp and doesn't have the same hold as the Oribe Texturizing Spray, but it's the ONLY product that will let me go more than one day without washing my hair!

  6. September 3, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    i've been using queen helene products since college and they're great. i like the grape peely mask. it's weirdly fun to pull off. currently using that concealer too!

  7. September 3, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Where can you pick up the Dr. Teal's Epsom salts?? Target?

  8. September 3, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Love this post! I'm going to try that dry shampoo!

  9. September 5, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    I seriously put dry shampoo in my clean hair just to add texture and volume!

  10. September 8, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Cannot live without my wet brush and that lumi concealer! A must try for you is the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle hair mask in the purple tube. Under $5 bucks and amazing!


  11. September 10, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    I use that batiste dry shampoo too, it is a definite life saver. Really curious about the foundation sponge!

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