September Monthly Gems – Drugstore Edition!

monthly gems drugstore edition

Wow! Where did September go?! Time seems to be flying by so quickly and it is time to share my monthly gems with you again. I must admit that I’m quite a beauty junkie and although I like some high end products, there are some drugstore items that I also love. I honestly think some drugstore items are just as great (if not better) than the expensive stuff. Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite inexpensive beauty products that work well for me and I hope you like them too! It’s the drugstore edition of my monthly gems! 🙂

Neutrogena wipes are a staple item for me because they effectively dissolve dirt and makeup, as well as waterproof mascara! I’ve used many different types of wipes and I don’t like using a separate product to wash off my mascara. These wipes does it all and makes you feel so clean and fresh afterwards!

If you read this monthly gems post, then you know that I absolutely love L’Oreal Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in carbon black. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but it really is hands down one of the best mascara for volume AND length! It does wonders for my thin lashes. You really need to try this if you haven’t already!

What I like about the Rimmel London eye brow pencil is that it’s so easy to evenly fill in the gaps in my eye brows. My brows are very light so it’s necessary for me to draw them in. The brush really helps them look natural and even.

monthly gems drugstore edition

If you have oily skin like me, then this NYX pencil is the perfect eye liner for you! I’ve tried so many eye liners and they all seem to smudge after a while. Believe me, it’s no fun walking around with smeared eye liner! I’ve even tried a high end $20 one in the past and it still ended up smudging! I love how this liner stays put and lasts all day and you can’t beat this deal!

We all know that makeup brushes can be very expensive. ELF makes great quality brushes and the price is pretty much next to nothing! Some of the brushes that I own from their line are the blush, concealer, and the small angled brush.

Last but not least, one of my favorite hand lotions is by EOS. I really like how it comes in a sleek travel-size package that fits in your purse and easy to pack on the go. I have it in the scent berry blossom but I also like the cucumber one too!

monthly gems drugstore edition

I hope you enjoyed the drugstore edition of my monthly gems! Let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you have any recommendations for me. Have a lovely day!


  1. September 30, 2016 / 4:15 AM

    So with you on drugstore makeup — you can usually find amazing dupes for all the good stuff in there. I haven’t tried that NYX liner yet. I think that’s next on the list!

    xoxo Alison

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:40 PM

      Give it a try and let me know what you think!

  2. September 30, 2016 / 9:38 AM

    I would love to try these! 🙂 xx

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:40 PM

      You definitely should!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:41 PM

      I’m happy to hear that you like them too! Thanks for visiting, Elise!

  3. October 1, 2016 / 5:33 PM

    I am in love with make-up remover wipes. They are so awesome! I don’t know what I did without them! Thanks for some new things to try!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:43 PM

      The Neutrogena wipes are amazing! You’ll be so happy with how great they are!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:48 PM

      I’m so happy you love it!

  4. October 2, 2016 / 2:32 PM

    I love that make up remover! and all the stuff I find in the drug store

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:49 PM

      There are so many amazing products at the drugstore!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:50 PM

      ELF values are such a great value!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:50 PM

      I hope you like it as much as I do, Jen!

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:51 PM

      Aren’t they awesome?! 🙂

  5. October 5, 2016 / 5:24 AM

    I also love the Neutrogena make up remover :))
    Just discovered your blog and you are doing an amazing job! Keep up the good work.
    If you want to check me out, you can find me at : and we can became blogging besties :))
    xoxo,Khloe Lo

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:52 PM

      Thanks for your kind words, Khloe! I will definitely check out your blog!

  6. October 5, 2016 / 6:25 AM

    Thanks for sharing! I need some new mascara in the near future I’ll have to try the loreal one 🙂

    • Polly
      October 7, 2016 / 9:52 PM

      Give it a try! It’s so much better than a lot of department store mascaras!

  7. Carolyn
    October 18, 2016 / 12:47 PM

    I love drugstore products, so this is an awesome post! I’m always weary of some of the products, but most of them are really good and affordable.

    carolyn /

    • Polly
      October 18, 2016 / 11:05 PM

      I used to think only department store products were great quality but I was surprised to discover some great gems at the drugstore!

  8. December 7, 2016 / 7:48 AM

    Thanks for sharing this! My cousin is a make up guru, and I was just visiting her over Thanksgiving. She did my mom’s makeup, and while we have pretty ‘good’ lashes, we both want to be able to define them better, like give them more shape. We sneaked into a Walgreens to look at makeup, and ended up more confused and just lost, we bought chocolate and ran out LOL — I’ll be trying out the Rimmel London one you suggested here! Thanks! 🙂

    • Polly
      December 7, 2016 / 10:18 AM

      I’m so happy that you find this helpful, Gabi! Hopefully you’ll like the Rimmel brow pencil as much as I do!

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