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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Home Economics

Those of you who regularly read Divadebbi, know that I am a serious devotee of CVS, (who else would insist on having their photo snapped in front of one?...But seriously, a well landscaped CVS deserves documenting).

I did a Blog in April of 2009, called $10 and Under, that caught the eye of Kaplow Communications, whose Account Executives manage the CVS account. Apparently, they also produce a similar list each month and now forward me their "10 Picks Under $10"! "Great minds think alike", I was told...Agreed!!!

With Kaplow's permission, here is their latest Top Ten suggestions:

1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, $7.99

From oily to dry and sensitive skin, this gentle yet balanced formula leaves any-skin type feeling squeaky clean. (I also adore Cetaphil's facial soap for $4.99 and use it nightly).

2. Burt's Bees Peach And Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub, $8.99

Clean your pores the natural way with this gentle exfoliating scrub, enriched with ginger and seaweed extracts. (Sounds smashing...I will buy this immediately)

3. CVS/pharmacy All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15, $6.49

It’s important to get UV protection year round. Make it easy with this ultra light and non-greasy face moisturizer that provides UVA/UVB coverage all day. (Never tried it, but I will. Love the price point and this is would be great for my hands as well).

4. Olay Daily Facials Express Wet Cleansing Cloths All Skin Types, $5.99

For a woman on the go, these towelettes are perfect to help keep your face clean and free of impurities. (Like it...particularly if I am going out directly from work)

5. St. Ives Mineral Therapy Advanced Body Moisturizer, $4.99

This rich moisturizer provides your skin with a burst of moisture without leaving a greasy finish. (Check. I am all about a non-greasy finish).

6. Clearasil Ultra Pimple Blocker Pen, $9.99

Unsightly pimples can pop-up anywhere, anytime. With this travel-size pen you can stop them before they are even visible. (Fortunately, I'm home free on this one, but it sounds brilliant for those who suffer from occasional break-outs).

7. Essence of Beauty Loofah Body Buff, $2.99.

With a drop of your favorite body wash and a splash of water, the sponge immediately fills with a thick lather of fragrant suds to help exfoliate and nourish your skin all over. (Done).

8. Essence of Beauty Flawless Pedicure Complete Pedicure System, $9.99

This dream tool provides you with all of the essentials needed to reveal smooth, beautiful feet without making a trip to the nail-salon. (I lack fine motor skills, but if this bought me an extra week or two between pedicures, I'm in).

9. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49

For a quick touch-up anywhere, these small treasures help remove unwanted oil from your face without smudging makeup, zapping shine and leaving skin feeling fresh. (How have I lived without these)???

10. Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $5.99

This miracle product can be used to repair dry skin from your lips to your hands to your feet. (It's a classic...should be in every medicine chest, mine included).

All products are available nationwide at your local CVS/pharmacy or online at

Oh, and one more for good measure, my latest purchase:

11. Sally Hansen's Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit, $6.29

Amazingly simple and effective. Results last up to 8 weeks. (Genius).

Do you think it's possible to be an economical spendthrift??? Just asking...


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