Day 6

by Kerry

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It’s Saturday! The weekend seems like a more than perfect time for a no-brainier kind of post. Maybe it’s just me. Either way, let’s have some fun with it!

While I was on bed rest recently I was desperate to find SOMETHING to occupy my time. The kids would pop in one by one when they wanted to “check in” – but that didn’t fill up nearly enough minutes in my day. So my hubby started bringing me old magazines to peruse.
**Really he was cleaning the basement and wanted me to add to the pitch pile (wink, wink).**
I was all for it. And you know what?… This ended up serving as the perfect solution to my boredom. I found numerous decorating and crafting ideas, great recipes to try, tons of homeschooling ideas, fun quotes that inspired me, blogging topics, and polls – gobs of just for fun, serve no purpose kind of polls.

Here we go. Your magazine-ish poll question of the day is…

What is your favorite drugstore buy?

Now, the actual question I saw said “favorite drugstore beauty product” but, I would use the term loosely. For example, I am addicted to Burt’s Bee lip balm. Is this an actual beauty item? Maybe, maybe not. Also, Altoids and Mentos. You could argue that good breath is a beautiful thing. Mints as a definite beauty product? Probably not. You get what I’m saying. I love these items and they are occasionally reasons why I do those run-into-a-drugstore/grocery store/Target, spur-of-the-moment, while-I’m-close-by, types of runs. This is why I’m going with drugstore “buy” – your answers don’t HAVE TO be beauty related, but they can be.

Here were some faves published in Real Simple (the year 2007, mind you):

mascaras
hair coloring kits
Aveeno moisturizer
Neutrogenia body oil
Vaseline
Bonne Bell Cherry Lip Smacker
false eyelashes
shampoo/conditioner
Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Magic soap (oooo, can be bubble bath, shampoo, or body wash!)
Noxzema (I used to use this in high school – ha)
sunscreen
nail polish
magnifying makeup mirror (true, don’t you always see these EVERYWHERE??!!)
cotton balls/Q-tips
emery boards/buffing boards
floss picks (love these)
Carmex (my sister was addicted to this stuff for a while -LOL- like me and Burt’s Bees lip stuff!)
Cinnamon Mentos (yum)
Someone even said – “anything that comes with a free gift or a bonus pack” – (true at times, right?)

This is hysterical (drugstore mania) – and I quote…

Apparently everything is my favorite product. I go to the drugstore for one item and leave with nail polish, shampoo, lip gloss, and a hairbrush. I come home and have a completely unexpected pamper-me party.

Are you nodding your head to any of these? What would you add?

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