• Walmart Summer Beauty Essentials

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    Hi all! You all know how passionate I am about finding skincare and beauty products that you love. This summer’s spotlight is “drugstore beauty” and I have returned to using some absolutely incredible brands to share with you, including some new brands I didn’t even know were available at Walmart – which is even more exciting! I bought all of these featured products for less than $100 with tax believe it or not! Of course, they are individually less.

    L’Oreal Paris Skincare Age Perfect Regimen Kit

    Featuring a three product glow-focused set, this includes a morning rosy toned moisturizer (I love this one!), a night time cream, and mini eye renewal cream with 5 in 1 action. The rosy toned day cream revives our natural skin tone – giving you a little bit of a reviving morning skin pick up, while the night cream stimulates surface skin exfoliation and promotes cell turnover – getting rid of that dull skin. The eye cream fights 5 of our biggest woes – puffiness, dark circles, bags, lines, and crepey lids (loose and saggy lids). I’ve been wearing the day cream under my makeup and I find it really helps keep my skin hydrated throughout the day – especially in this crazy Texas heat. All of these products are also available as single purchases (although the set is more cost efficient) AND I just found a rosy set that includes a mask (*adds to cart*).

    Because I’m worth it.

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    L'Oreal Paris moisturizer set

    MILANI Highlighter Palette

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    Never dull your shine for somebody else.

    This palette is so richly packed with pigment, I was seriously so impressed! I’m a bit picky when it comes to highlighter palettes because some just seem to fall short. Happy to report this surpassed my expectations! I bought in the rose glow hues that are warm and a little bronzy. This palette also comes in holographic beams, a more stellar/edgy vibe. I don’t know what my makeup routine would now be like without highlighter – it adds just the right finishing touch! I swipe on the top of my cheek bones, over my cupid’s bow, the point of my nose, and lightly swipe whatever is left on the brush on the sides of my forehead. I also found this adorable rosette blush palette, I love the shades and am making it my next purchase!

    Revlon Ultra HD Lip Glosses

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    I have always been an advocate for bold lip colors. You can create a face that makes the lip color the star of the show, or you can create a fun all over look that incorporates the lip color to create a complete poppin’ face. I can’t tell you how many times people say “I love that color, but I could never pull that off.” So false. It sounds cliche but believing that you look great in a certain color/outfit/whatever the case may be is half the battle. Some might prefer certain shades for specific seasons, but I think summer is the best season to make any hue work!

    I love that there are numerous shades in this line to pick from – let the creativity commence! I also found a nude trio set for $12, and a metallic line (4$ a piece!) of this gloss!

    St. Ives Facial Mist

    Did anyone else here grow up on St. Ives? I remember back in the 90’s finding a jar in my grandma’s bathroom (I totally raided her makeup all the time) and just thinking it was so cool. I’d never seen a scrub before! Ever since that day, I’ve been hooked although I have since learned the proper way to use a scrub and not micro-tear your skin. Over the years St. Ives has expanded their product line to include more than an apricot scrub. I’m a huge fan of the grapefruit scrub (smells so good) and was super excited to find a $5 facial mist! Not familiar?

    st. ives facial mist

    Facial mists are an excellent way to refresh your face mid-day, or even just a spritz when you’re waking up or going to bed. I like using them for setting spray for a more dewy look as well. I bought the grapefruit mist but they also made a lavender mist (this sounds perfect for bed time!). I always have a tough time going to sleep and a little lavender goes a long way.

    New Products to Try

    I have a few products I’ve ordered that haven’t arrived yet – but I can’t wait to try! A few I’ll be testing to create a more bronzed, summer-goddess makeup vibe while another is a new sheet mask I’m eager to get my hands on.

    Have you tried sheet masks? I love the intense hydration they deliver combined with whatever added ingredients/effect they advertise. These are $8 for 7 sheets! I’ve spent some serious dollars in the past on sheet masks so I’m super excited to see if these are just as good or better! $$$$ does not always equal awesomeness.

    I’ve used a variety of Cover FX products in the past, I really love their primers. I’ve seen different shades of these color enhancing drops before, but I’m going to test adding these bronzy drops into my foundation and hopefully see an added glow!

    This L’Oreal gloss looks beautiful on the website; I think it’s going to be a fantastic summer shade with my bronzy face. I’m a big fan of the L’Oreal Lumi line, so I expect greatness from this gloss too! The Glotion and Bronze it Bronzer are favorites of mine as well!

    Shop All Products

    1. L’Oreal Paris Skincare Age Perfect Regimen
    2. Milani Stellar Lights Highlighter Rose Glow
    3. St Ives Face Mist Happy Grapefruit
    4. Lululun Face Mask Moisture Pink Collection
    5. L’Oreal Paris Summer Belle Glowing Lip Sea You Soon
    6. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drop Sunkissed

    Photography by Audrey O’Donnell Art



    1. July 16, 2019 / 5:59 pm

      I’ve never heard of those L’Oreal products, but now I’m intrigued. And the Milani products look absolutely beautiful. So much YESSS to those Revlon lip colors. They’re fabulous!

    2. Delia Atenea
      July 16, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      I think I need to go check out all those Revlon lip shades! And that Loreal bronzer looks like the perfect addition to my bronzer collection (because I could literally not go through life without bronzer).

    3. July 16, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      I love the L’Oréal stuff is it brand new?! and neon lip shades! You are tooooooo cute!

    4. July 17, 2019 / 12:50 am

      Your skin always looks amazing, and now I need to try these L’oreal cell renewal products!! They sound amazing!

      cute & little

    5. Nataly
      July 17, 2019 / 6:27 am

      Ohhh you picked out some good products! Milani has to be my favorite drug store brand right now! They have some fabulous products.

    6. Bella
      July 17, 2019 / 10:14 am

      totally need to check out some of these products. Your eyes are so green.

    7. July 18, 2019 / 7:59 pm

      I am VERY much into using anything that helps with aging. And I love all of the pink in your photos. So so cute!!

    8. August 15, 2019 / 6:05 pm

      First I just wanna say, your photos are awesome. Personally, I’ve never been great with makeup so less is always more but I do love a good face mist. It’s soooo refreshing to come in from being outside in the heat and give your face a spritz.

      • Tara
        August 15, 2019 / 8:27 pm

        Thank you Krista! I love a good mist too- especially in this Texas heat, it’s suffocating!

    9. Amy L Coats
      August 15, 2019 / 9:21 pm

      These are some great suggestions! I love trying new products!

    10. August 16, 2019 / 1:43 pm

      You look pretty with green eyes. I have been using St. Ives mist and can’t tell how much I love it. Revlon lip shades looks tempting. Getting some next time . Thanks for sharing

    11. August 17, 2019 / 5:52 pm

      I really appreciate that these products are available at Walmart, making them affordable for the average consumer. I’ll have to check out the L’Oreal Skincare Regimen Set the next time I’m there.

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