Drugstore Diaries: Spring Beauty Survival Kit

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Welcome to Beauty School!  Every Monday, JET experts will teach you how to preserve your sexy.  This week, make-up and hair expert Dre Brown shares her spring beauty survival kit.


Spring may not be in full swing yet, but I can already feel the energy of bare calves stepping out in seasonal booties, bold manicures, flowing locks and fresh new scents. So, in anticipation of the season’s full bloom, I’ve perused the aisles for the latest and greatest in bargain beauty finds fit for a Spring Survival Kit. Check out these beauty buys during your next drugstore run:

Time To Show Some Skin:


SheaMoisture Lavender & Wild Orchid Hand & Body Scrub (about $11, Target): As the trees are budding, get floral and flawless with this emollient exfoliant. Remove winter’s rough dry skin and reveal your spring glow from head to toe. Gentle enough for daily use, this product is sure to remain a survival kit staple all season long.


Ology Milk & Honey Body Lotion ($6, Walgreens): April showers may bring May flowers, but spring can often offer the need for added moisture as temperatures transition and skin acclimates. Supple up your skin with Ology’s sulfate- and paraben-free salve in this lusciously light milk and honey scent.


Let Those Lips Out:


Wet n’ Wild Megalast Lipcolor ($2-$3, various retailers): With spring-savvy shade names such as “Purty Persimmon” and “Cherry Picking,” these rich and long-lasting lipsticks will have you rethinking second thoughts on drugstore cosmetics. The supple yet matte finish holds firm through sipping, smiles, and selfies! Choose a few of these to keep your season’s kit stocked.


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Black Opal Color Splurge Patent Lips Gloss ($6, various retailers): Vamp up your pout for spring with these brilliant lip glosses. Rich with opaque color, they hold their own and offer lasting pigment and shine.


Polish Amidst the Petals:


Hard Candy Crushed Chromes Nail Color ($4, Walmart): Nothing gets me more into spring than the shine of sun on glossy chrome – not freshly waxed wheels, but lusciously lacquered nails! Slick your digits into rare form with this collection of mod metallics for an edgy spring manicure.


Spring Cheek Chic:


Boots No. 7 Tint Stick Blush ($9, Spring will definitely make you smile after winter’s chill, so contour and color-ize your cheeks with a seasonal rose or wine glow courtesy of this convenient stick blush. Applicator allows for precise placement and easy contouring. Blend with fingertips or brush for softened finish.

YOUR TURN: What’s your favorite spring beauty product? Let us know in the comments!