This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you ever shopped for beauty products at Dollar General? I’d never really noticed until today how many great deals they have! At my local DG, the beauty section is in the front to the left of the cash registers, which is probably why I hadn’t seen it. I’m usually that woman racing toward the seasonal items and organization products with a maniacal look on her face because I know Dollar General has such great deals on those things. It turns out, they’ve got fantastic deals on national and Dollar General-brand products, too!
This time of year it’s so hot that I don’t put much effort into my appearance. A little eye makeup so I don’t look washed out, a pedicure now and then since I’m always in sandals, and a ponytail because my hair goes flat the instant it meets heat and humidity. That’s my regular summer routine, though I do make a point to stay on top of the gray hairs that seem to multiply overnight.
I found all the things I need for summer beauty at Dollar General and for just $20, too! Check out the incredible selection of gel nail polishes for just $2. TWO DOLLARS, people, for a DIY gel mani-pedi without the lamp! If I weren’t rocking a fresh mani/pedi that I paid $45 for last week, I’d have snapped up that gorgeous baby blue polish in a heartbeat.
But right next to it I found a deal that made me squeal with joy: 12-color eyeshadow palettes for just ONE DOLLAR! Have you looked at the price of eyeshadow elsewhere lately? It’s so expensive that I tend to stick with the same barely-there 2-color box because I don’t want to waste money trying something new that might not work. But when I can get 12 different colors for a mere buck? Why, yes, I think I will try that purple eyeshadow out, thank you!
I saved the best deal for last, though: I bought a box of hair color for just $3. That’s right: three dollars. This isn’t some unknown off-brand, either: it’s Clairol, the same brand I’ve used for years. Or, rather, I did use Clairol until I began letting my hairstylist handle my color. Lately, though, it feels like she charges a different price every time I’m there (anywhere from $40 to $60, depending on her mood, I think) and the woman talks. my. ear. off. It’s always irritated me to pay so much money to be that irritated, too.
In fact, I wound up buying mascara, eyeshadow, a 3-pack of hair bands and a box of hair color for less than $20. What’s not to like about that? Unless you’re my hairstylist, that is. Now that I know I can color my hair at home for less than the price of a fancy cup of coffee she may never see me again.