As a teenager, my mom would give my sister and I a couple of bucks so we could go shopping and get us something we wanted. It’s funny how different we were and still are from each other. My sister would go to certain stores that she liked and that were really expensive. She would walk out of the store with that one single item that costed her all her money.
I, on the other hand, would go treasure hunting in a bunch of different stores or a store I knew that had the kind of stuff I liked and I would walk out with bags and bags full of good items that fit the same budget she had. We had so much fun and laughed together at how different our shopping experiences were, yet we both enjoyed it.
‘Till this day, we’re still the same way…
About a year and a half ago, when I was living in Concord, California, a friend of mine introduced me to The Grocery Outlet as an awesome store to find discount groceries. I loved it and started buying most of our groceries there. By going there weekly, I started browsing around their aisles and ended up discovering they not only are an incredible grocery bargain store, but to go treasure hunting for health and beauty care products as well.
They have amazing deals on brand-name beauty products as well as some new finds!!! From daily moisturizers to makeup items.
In my treasure hunt, as I used to do with my sister, I was able to walk out of the Grocery Outlet with a huge bag full of Health and Beauty Care products, without going a dime over my $30 budget.
Xtra Care – Advanced Lubricating Moisturizing Lotion – $0.99
Can you believe that? Ha
Olay – Powered Contour Cleansing System/ Shine Minimizing Cleanser – A complete cleansing system for only $7.99
It works perfectly for a thorough cleansing of the face, removing all impurities around the T-zone, hair line and nose. I was amazed by how the little brush is able to reach the hardest tiny spots.
Neutrogena – Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer/SPF 30 – $7.99
It acts like a foundation. It’s not a clear or white moisturizer, but it’s like a BB cream, designed to match your skin tone.
Dead Sea Origins – Hydrating Night Cream – $3.99
Revlon – Liquid Eyeliner $3.99
It looks like a marker, making the application super easy and mess-free.
Rimmel London – Eyeshadow Palette – $2.49
La Fresh – Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes – $3.99
It contains 100 cloths. I’ve never seen any other brand that has such a huge packaging. This was such a positive quality, since I use this ALL THE TIME! Who doesn’t? I wear makeup almost every single day. Also, I love how they’re gentle to my face.
Method – Foaming Hand Wash – $2.49
I could NOT do an entire shopping trip without getting something for the boys. I could NOT! Haha. Sam is IN LOVE with Mickey Mouse and The Club House. As soon as I saw this, I showed it to him and he was so happy to see it.
When we got home, I said: “Sam, did you like your Mickey Mouse soap?”
He said: “Yes, mommy, but it’s not Mickey Mouse, it’s Minnie Mouse”!… And I thought he would never notice!
Silly me. He outsmarts me every single day.
Satin Care – Shaving Gel – $0.99
I was able to find some really interesting products, right? Most of them are for my everyday use and some of them I was able to add to my night skincare routine. I tried some of them out for the first time in the video, but I have been using them for a couple of days now and they are Ah-MA-ZING!
The Dead Sea Hydrating Nigh Cream is thick and consistent and you can feel how moisturizing it is to the face.
If you’ve never looked at the Grocery Outlet as a place to go shopping for your Health and Beauty products, maybe it’s time to give it a change and discover how cost effective and fun it can be.
It will only be available until June 20th, so don’t miss out.
Now… How do you like to shop? Are you more like my sister, who goes that one place or are you like me, who enjoy to go treasure hunting and come back home feeling accomplished with a huge bag of products and savings? I’d love to hear that in the comments.