The $3 Drugstore Product That I Wouldn't Dream of Upgrading

Posted 01/20/11 at 01:19PM by Audrey Fine

It's readily apparent (if you read this column with any regularity) that I'm a textbook product junkie. And, while I love me some beauty booty, I'm also a single mom on a mostly fixed income whose budget these days can't afford her to flirt with the cosmetics counter at Barneys too often.

While the restraints of a one's pocketbook can be alternately challenging and frustrating, it's nothing the love of a few great, well-priced products can't soothe. And, nothing cures what ails my penny-pinched persona more than Herbal Essences Body Envy Volumizing Shampoo, $2.99.

Not only does this weightless formula make my hair feel great (and cooperate well), it smells divine -- a blend of nectarines (peaches?) and pink coral flowers that brings me back to a carefree time of strawberry lollipops (sounds SO hokey, I know, but, it's what I picture every time I lather up.) And, truth be told, I wouldn't trade this drugstore treasure for all the hoity-toity luxury shampoos at Bergdorf's.

What's your favorite affordable product? (And for which, like me, do you justify the splurge?)
And the survey says...
1-6 of 14 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/30/12 at 08:58am

    Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover is one I can buy in the drugstore and I find it to be the best!

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 06:15pm

    My splurge product is my Wen Cleansing Conditioner. I have been using only Wen for over 2 years, and my hair has never been healthier. You do have to use a lot of product for the optimum performance but, I only have to wash my hair once a week! It kind of equals out in the end! My drugstore product? Dove Beauty Bars. This is the only soap I will use period. Everything else dries me out!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 12/21/11 at 08:45am

    nice

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  • Posted by anna_davis on 11/28/11 at 02:02pm

    same here i used to love herbal essences before they changed their packaging. I loved the rose kind :)

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 10:34pm

    nice

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 10:34pm

    nice

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