Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Target Shopping Problem (a.k.a. product recommendations)

I live within a 5-minute walking distance of Target and work three blocks from Target Headquarters, which has a huge 2-story Target store.  I also have the awesome Target debit card, so I get five percent off all purchases.  You might say I have a bit of a Target obsession.

I also love great products and a good deal.  While I love certain spendy products from M.A.C. and Sephora, I don't believe that paying more always means a better product.  There are great products out there for less.  Here are my two finds this week!

1) Garnier BB Cream - SPF 15, $11.99
 If you are over 30, I recommend using a BB cream and this one works great.  I've been using it for five days (apply before makeup) and my skin feels so much better.  St. Paul weather in January is not forgiving to your skin and originally I set out to find a good moisturizer.  I came across this product and it's a winner!  The best thing is that this will last forever.  I over-applied the first time - you only need a small amount for great results.
 2) Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color in Plum Wine - SPF 16, $9.99
 I'm already a fan of the Sonia Kashuk line.  I love love love the travel eyelash curler (that I use every day) and the brush sets.  I haven't tried the lipsticks, so I thought it was about time I did.  When I saw the color in the store, I was a little cautious because it looked dark.  But, I love wearing a rich jewel-toned color in the winter to give my pale skin some life.  It's creamy, but not heavy and it stayed on well for a 'non-stay' lipstick.  I don't think it was too dark for me, but even if it is, I don't care.  I love it and I rocked it for my dinner date with hubby last night :)

Let me know what you think if you try the products.  Today is the perfect day for a Target run!  And, if you don't have the 5% off debit card yet, what are you waiting for?


  1. Ok, so tell me about the lipstick. I have the hardest time finding lipstick that I like because it's sticky. I use that shiny maybelinne lipgloss that I think I told you about forever ago still because it's what I like... how does it feel on?

  2. This isn't sticky at all, but it's more of a satin lipstick. It's not heavy, though like most satin lipsticks. I really liked it, but, there isn't a lot of shine. Honestly, the best overall brand I love for lipsticks is NARS - hands down. I have a NARS on me at all times! The lipstick stays on forever and you don't know it's there. The lip glosses are great, too - not sticky. It's more spendy, but it's worth it. That is my Sephora splurge!