What’s In Your Beauty Basket?

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You can get a lot of beauty goods for $50 and I am living proof of just that! My friends – Audrey McClelland and Nicole Feliciano – and I took a beauty basket challenge and headed to CVS to see how many goods we could score for under $50. Can I share a little secret with you? I had the advantage. I am an avid shopper at CVS and go every week . This means that I had some ExtraBucks Rewards to play with already on top of the $50 in my hand. As a Beauty Club member, I earn $5 for every $50 I spent on qualifying items. So… bonus! Before you head over and start shopping yourself, you should sign up because that is one program that definitely gives back!

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Whether I’m picking up the newest spring lipstick colors, nail polish coats, frizz free conditioners or day-to-day beauty tools, I can save and save big at CVS. If you shop the circular, only purchase items when they are on sale and when you have a coupon from the weekly newspaper, you will begin to notice that you can stretch a dollar a very long way – especially at CVS. This is because not only will you reap the benefit of a great sale, but you also earn ExtraBucks Rewards for qualifying purchases. ExtraBucks are basically FREE CVS MONEY that can be spent on just about anything in the store. It’s up to you to decide how to you want to spend that money. You can turn around and buy more beauty items or you can choose to buy some milk and bread instead! Thank goodness CVS carries it all!

As a beauty buff, I LOVE knowing that when I walk into their store, I know I will find every brand under the sun. Besides all of the staples beauty brand names we all know and love, CVS also carries exclusive to CVS/pharmacy brands like the Essence of Beauty fragrance, bath and body line, and the Makeup Academy cosmetics collection. These products are high quality, priced right and are absolute staples in my house. My personal favorite? Nuance by Salma Hayek. I must own every body oil that she came out with this year. I can’t get enough of the scents and the way they make my skin feel.

And remember, with their 100% money back guarantee, we don’t have to worry about spending money on products that don’t work well with our skin tone because if we try something and don’t like it, the company will take it back as long as we have the receipt. No questions asked. It feels GOOD knowing that we can take a chance and try out a variety of styles while shopping up and down the CVS beauty aisles. It really does open up an entirely new world.

What’s in your beauty basket from CVS? How do you spend you ExtraBucks Rewards?

* I’ve teamed up with CVS to help promote their ExtraBucks Rewards program and their Beauty Club. All opinions are my own.

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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