Summer Steals: Bargain Beauty
What with beach club memberships and rising gas prices tightening the budget, everyone loves a good bargain. Jane Larkworthy offers up her favorite Summer steals from Target, Walgreens and most drugstores:
Burts Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 30: I slather this on before biking or gardening, and my skin feels soft, protected and no fear of breakouts. $15, at drugstores.
Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 85: Not every day is boating or beach day, but when it IS all about water and serious sun, I toss this can in my (waterproof) bag. $11, at drugstores.
Sonya Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset: This muted coral can make tanless cheeks look slightly sun-kissed, but it also goes well with lightly tanned skin. $9, target.com
Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer: Any kind of superficial body smoothing is always nice, but if it also adds a tiny bit of tan to my super white legs, sign me up! $9, drugstores.
Yes to Cucumbers On the Go Towelettes: If you really use your imagination, these wipes can conjure up a facial in an outdoor cabana at some exotic Caribbean spa. If you really use your imagination. $2.99, drugstores.
L’Oreal EverSleek Humidity Defying Leave-In Crème: One pump of this crème on damp hair ensures a smooth blow-out, and a tiny amount gently patted on hair after helps with the flyaways. $9, drugstores.
Bic Simply Soleil razors: Its floral design is done for more than just looks: its carving provides a better grip, so there’s less chance of dropping in the shower. And a four-pack will last you all Summer. $5 for a four-pack, drugstores.
Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel in Electric: Summer is the perfect—and one might argue, only—time to break out the yellow on nails. $6, drugstores.