My One-Stop Shop For Mother’s Day? Surprise…It’s A Drugstore!

May 2, 2012

in Gotta Do!,Makeup,Nails & Polish & Lacquers,Perfume,Skin

Have you been inside a CVS lately, beauty mavens? If not, it will most definitely surprise you. Gone are the days of the “plain jane” drugstore where you’d go only if you needed an emergency carton of milk or Neosporin and band-aids. Who knew, CVS is a mecca for all things beauty (from your favorite name brand cosmetics to top skincare products) – and, to my bargain-loving surprise, at really great prices.

I recently discovered this as my shameless procrastination for a Mother’s Day gift mixed with my sheer lack of gift shopping creativity recently took me to CVS. As I pulled into the parking lot (silently cursing myself and lazy factor), I figured I’d be leaving with a collection of lame toiletry products and an even lamer potholder set. Two hours later, I had an awesome compilation of gifts my Mom is going to be super stoked about! I was blown away by the product selection. From skincare products, to cookbooks, to gardening goods, to worthy gift sets – CVS is most definitely not just a basic drugstore that offers milk, bread, and toilet paper. And the best part? I learned that I can return any makeup item I buy if I don’t like the color or product. (What? Might as well shop for myself while I’m gift shopping for mom, right? This no-fuss return policy is definitely a deal-sealer, as my graveyard of “thumbs-down” beauty products will soon need their own room.) So if you’re short on time this year, beauty mavens, or simply don’t have the creative gift-buying bone, hit your local CVS. (Your mom is going to be thrilled to not receive another sweater knitting kit this year.) Here are some of my CVS Mother’s Day beauty picks:


Nuance Salma Hayek Overnight Time-Release Retinol Capsules ($17.59)


L’Oreal Dermo-Expertise Age Perfect Eye Anti-Sagging And Ultra-Hydrating Cream ($16.99)

Bath & Body

100% Pure Body Scrub Honey Almond ($25)

Spa/Gift Set

H2O + Sea Salt Must-Haves ($24)


IT Cosmetics Nail Love Nail & Cuticle Care Pen ($12.50)


Lovely By Sarah Jessica Parker Eau de Parfum Spray ($68)

Oh, and for all you ultra last-minute procrastinators, did I mention they’re open 24 hours – and they have a massive variety of Mother’s Day cards? (Geez, I just love one-stop shopping.) So this year skip the stress and last-minute scrambling for Mother’s Day, drugstore mavens, and make this year’s shopping a cakewalk…

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  • Jackie

    Love CVS! They have a great makeup selection and always run 2 for 1 deals ;)

    • Sasha

      Agree! CVS is my new ‘best-kept-secret’ for beauty products and a plethora of non-beauty goodies!

  • Samantha

    Good ideas!

    • Sasha

      Happy Mother’s Day shopping ;)

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