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cvs beauty products stand tall against the name brands :: review + giveaway

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cvs One thing that so easily falls to the wayside as a busy mom is looking your best. There are days when I am so wrapped up in what my kids are eating, wearing, playing with, etc. that I forget that I need to take care of me. The best gift I can give my kids is to love myself and love how I look so that I can project that love onto them. And what better way to take pride in your appearance than with a beauty regimen that consists of great products at a great price? I was recently asked to “trade in my beauty bag” for one week and try CVS/pharmacy brand products instead of my usual ones.

Here’s what I got to try:

CVS brand dry shampoo
CVS brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes
CVS brand oil free eye makeup remover
CVS brand deep moisturizing body wash
CVS brand ultra sheer sunscreen  (ok, I live in Michigan so I wasn’t really able to test this one out but I can’t wait to try it this summer!)
CVS brand spray moisturizer, cocoa radiant

IMG_2987 Of all the products, I was most excited to try out the dry shampoo. No matter the weather, the amount of sleep I get, or how deep my head is buried in my pillow, I wake up with an oily mess of hair. It has long been the bane of my existence. But with this magical spray concoction, I was able to make my greasy head look fresh and clean. And let’s be honest here: some days there is just no time for a shower. But that doesn’t mean it should show, right?

My second favorite is the cocoa radiant spray moisturizer. First of all, it smells AMAZING. Secondly, spraying stuff onto yourself is just plain fun. The fact that it also leaves your skin feeling soft and lovely is just an added bonus. No more goopy lotion – just spray and go!

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And then, at the end of the day, once the kids are in bed and you have settled down with a good book and a glass of wine, you can restore your natural beauty by using CVS brand makeup removers. I don’t do foundation but both the towelettes and the liquid makeup removers I tried worked wonderfully on my eye makeup. See?

The best part about these great CVS/pharmacy products is that they cost 20-30% less than their name brand competitors. And we could all stand to save a few bucks…..especially if you still get the same quality you would from the more expensive products. So I guess the question is: will YOU take the CVS/pharmacy brand beauty challenge? (Answer: why not?? Do yourself a favor and check out all of the great beauty products CVS/pharmacy has to offer!)

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CVS Brand dry shampoo :: $4.79
CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes :: $5.79
CVS Brand oil free eye makeup remover :: $6.90
CVS Brand deep moisturizing body wash :: $7.39
CVS Brand ultra sheer sunscreen :: $7.99
CVS Brand spray moisturizer, cocoa radiant :: $7.99 (available in store only)

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  • Betty
    February 25, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I’d like to try the CVS sunscreen –

  • Tara C
    February 25, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I’m excited to try the deep moisturizing body wash – it’s been such a cold, dry winter!

  • Katie Bellamy
    February 25, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I want to try the dry shampoo!

  • shirley
    February 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Want to try the CVS Brand dry shampoo.

  • Danielle Jones
    February 25, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I want to try the dry shampoo.

  • trixx
    February 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I’d love to try the CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes

  • rebecca cecere
    February 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    the makeup remover Cloths

  • Corey Olomon
    February 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I would love to try the dry shampoo.

  • Ashley Fryer
    February 25, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I would love to try their sunscreen!

  • Karen Propes
    February 25, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I would love to try the Dry Shampoo.
    Thanks for the chance.’
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  • Allison S.
    February 25, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I’d like the dry shampoo. I use it a lot!

  • Jen
    February 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    the dry shampoo!!

  • Lisa L
    February 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I’d like to try the CVS Brand ultra sheer sunscreen

  • Teresa Thompson
    February 25, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I want to try the CVS Brand oil free eye makeup remover.

  • Mina
    February 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    the makeup remover towellettes

  • Robyn Huffman
    February 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I am most excited to try the dry shampoo, I have a feeling it’s going to become a must have for me 🙂

  • Kristin Goodson
    February 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to try the dry shampoo!!

  • Birdiebee
    February 25, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I am most excited to try the sunscreen.

  • Annmarie W.
    February 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I’m looking forward to the body wash! (and the sunscreen, too…if it’ll ever stop snowing!)

  • Holly Storm-Burge
    February 25, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The makeup remover cloths!

  • Diana Hatch
    February 25, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I’d like to try the sunscreen

  • Dawn Monroe
    February 25, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Ive never tried any brand of dry shampoo and would like to.

  • Darlene Owen
    February 25, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I am most excited to try the bobby wash

  • Georgia Beckman
    February 25, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I am most excited about the spray moisturizer. I had no idea another brand was doing this! I am also excited about the dry shampoo.

  • Michelle
    February 25, 2014 at 2:04 am

    I am excited to try the makeup remover cleansing wipes! Easiest way to wash my face at night 🙂

  • Danalee Davis
    February 24, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I am excited about the sunscreen.

  • Michelle L
    February 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I am excited to try the dry shampoo.

  • Samantha Daleo
    February 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    I am most excited about the CVS Eye Makeup Remover Oil-Free. I could really use those!

  • natalie yeoman
    February 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    im most excited to try CVS Brand ultra sheer sunscreen

  • Luna
    February 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    The makeup!

  • Rhonda G
    February 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I’m excited to try the CVS Brand deep moisturizing body wash

  • Laura J
    February 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Oh I am really excited to try the CVS Brand dry shampoo! Would be so great for those really busy days!

  • Caitlyn
    February 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I’m interested in trying the spray moisturizer.

  • ashley cossette
    February 24, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I’d definitely like to try the CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes the most. I am always looking for a better way to clean my makeup off!

  • Zenetta
    February 24, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I am most excited to try the eye makeup remover.

  • Angela
    February 24, 2014 at 12:05 am

    i’m excited to try the cvs makeup remover towelettes. i really like cvs brand stuff. my favorite razor and refills are cvs brand and it’s the best i’ve ever tried.

  • Amy
    February 23, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    The dry shampoo! I would love to find a less expensive alternative to the name brand one I currently use!!

  • Madeline
    February 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I’d love to try the CVS Brand oil free eye makeup remover.

  • Diane Cooper
    February 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I am most excited to try the oil free eye makeup remover.

  • Christine
    February 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I would like to try the CVS Brand ultra sheer sunscreen.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Cheryl Chervitz
    February 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I’m excited about the CVS Brand dry shampoo

  • Talia
    February 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I’d love to try the CVS make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes.

  • Stacey B
    February 18, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I’d most like to try the eye makeup remover

  • Emi
    February 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I would love to try their deep moisturizing body wash.

  • Carla M
    February 18, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I’d like to try the dry shampoo. It would be a huge time saver.

  • Davis P
    February 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    The sunscreen, we need it in AZ 🙂

  • wen budro
    February 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I’m most excited to try the dry shampoo.

  • Cynthia R
    February 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I am excited to try the CVS Brand deep moisturizing body wash

  • Jessica
    February 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I would be most excited for the CVS Brand oil free eye makeup remover.

  • Natalie F
    February 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I would like to try the “CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes”

  • Sadie B.
    February 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Excited to try the CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes.

  • janetfaye
    February 12, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I would like to try CVS Brand make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes .

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  • latanya
    February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    CVS Brand oil free eye makeup remover

  • Saver Sara
    February 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I’m most excited to check out their dry shampoo. I’m becoming a big fan of the product overall and would like to check out theirs.

  • stephanie
    February 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    i wanna try the dry shampoo

  • ColleenMarie
    February 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I would like to try the dry shampoo

  • Krista
    February 12, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    I’d like to try the moisturizing body wash or the spray moisturizer!

  • Heather!
    February 12, 2014 at 11:41 am

    The Dry Shampoo is interesting to me. I have never used one.

  • Em Ma
    February 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I’d love to try the make-up remover cleansing cloth towelettes

  • KV
    February 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I’d like to try the dry shampoo.

  • Masooma F
    February 12, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I love their makeup removers!! Leaves my skin feeling fresh and light and oil free!

  • Sue Hull
    February 11, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I’d like to try the Dry Shampoo. Thank you for the awesome giveaway 🙂