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L'ORéAL PARIS TRIPLE RESIST SOLUTION
Maddy Zollo, Assistant Beauty Editor: After years spent torturing my hair (think: highlighting and being a little too flat iron-happy), I’m repenting for all that abuse with this treatment, formulated to prevent strands from breaking. I’ve been spritzing it onto my scalp post-shower for a little over a month, and I can already tell my hair’s getting stronger.
Buy It! target.com, $5.99
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MAYBELLINE THE ROCKET MASCARA
Maddy: I’ve been a devoted Maybelline mascara user since middle school. (Seriously, I’ve tested every tube they’ve put on the shelves.) I always end up reverting to my original favorite, The Colossal Volum’Express, but this new one just became my go-to. It makes my lashes crazy-voluminous, more so than any other formula I’ve swiped on.
Buy It! ulta.com, $7.49
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Holly Carter, Beauty Director: “I know, it’s not new or flashy but Vaseline is my must-have do-it-all beauty product. I use it on my lips to keep them smooth, of course, but it also makes a great moisturizer for dry elbows and knees, a gentle eye makeup remover alternative and it’s great on sunburns.”
Buy It! drugstore.com, $4.49
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GOODY SPIN PINS
Tomoko Takeda-Canel, Senior Beauty Editor: Each of these corkscrew-shaped pins does the work of 10 bobby pins and requires way less effort and time. For a messy bun, I just pull my hair into a loose chignon and twirl these into the sides. Two’s more than enough for my thick, long hair – even for some of my more creative styling attempts!
Buy It! walgreens.com, $6.29
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ALMAY MAKEUP ERASER STICKS
Tomoko: These are genius. They’re cotton swabs that have oil-free makeup remover in them, letting you erase smudges and smears without having to take off everything and start over again. I break them out whenever I’m doing a cat eye. (Hey, that flick is hard to perfect!)
Buy It! ulta.com, $5.99
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JOHNSON'S BABY LOTION
Andrea Lavinthal, Style Director: Fancy lotions are great as bathroom décor. But when it comes to actually moisturizing your skin, nothing works as well or smells better than this classic formula. And at four bucks a bottle, you don’t have to be stingy with your serving size.
Buy It! drugstore.com, $3.99
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SIMPLE FOAMING CLEANSER
Andrea: PSA (Public Skin Announcement): Never spend a lot on a face wash, since the stuff sits on your skin for less than a minute, which isn’t enough time for it to deliver any meaningful benefits. That’s why I stick with no-frills formulas from the drugstore, like this one. It gets the job done and leaves skin feeling soft, never tight.
Buy It! drugstore.com, $7.49
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PACIFICA SOLID PERFUME
Zoë Ruderman, Senior Style Editor: When’s the last time you got a perfume for under 10 bucks? I’m gonna have a hard time dropping $70 on fragrances after discovering these. They’re made of coconut wax so the scent lasts all day, even if you’re sweating your butt off, something that’s inevitable this summer in N.Y.C.
Buy It! pacificaperfume.com, $9
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DICKINSON'S WITCH HAZEL WIPES
Brittany Talarico, Associate Editor: I started using witch hazel in high school as a way to combat acne. I still use it, but now it’s to prevent shine (which I battle all summer). Oh, and another bonus: You can rub a wipe over a mosquito bite to take away the itch!
Buy It! walgreens.com, $8.79
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SUAVE DEEP CONDITIONING SHINE MASK
Brittany: After a weekend at the beach, my hair usually feels like straw. Enter: this mask, which I use in place of my conditioner twice a week to make my hair soft and shiny again, without weighing it down like other intensive treatments tend to do.
Buy It! drugstore.com, $3.49
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ORGANIX ARGAN OIL & SHEA BUTTER SHAMPOO
Alex Apatoff, News Editor: I tested this for PEOPLE’s drugstore beauty story and got hooked. It (along with the conditioner) works well on my thick curls, smells great and is sulfate-free. With so many products to try, things don’t often stay in my shower for long, but this duo has earned a permanent spot in there.
Buy It! Walmart.com, $5.74
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REVLON FILE 'N PEEL 6-IN-1 NAIL FILE
Alex: Did the common nail file need a makeover? I didn’t think so until I used this one. When the surface gets dull, you peel away one layer to reveal another. No more cursing at the world when you snag a nail and realize your file is too smoothed-down to do any good.
Buy It! CVS.com, $4.49
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