Damn, And I Only Came For Soap: 9 Products I Found In Target That I Can’t Live Without Right Now

November 16, 2012  |  
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Ever walked into Target looking to get one essential thing, say, some soap, some toothpaste you’ve run out of, or some snacks, only to get to the register with a cart full of Christmas presents? For yourself? Yeah, Target has everything you need, and that might not be a good thing for a sista’s wallet. But if you do find yourself wandering through the store dropping a bit of everything in your cart, you HAVE to try out these nine products we’re going crazy over ’round these parts.

Maybelline Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner

If you’ve ever struggled putting some liquid eyeliner on in a hurry, then you know the mess that can be made. But you have to try Maybelline’s Stiletto liquid eyeliner because the thick marker-like tip goes on very precise and clean. And not only that, it goes on thick and stays on all-night-long, Lionel Richie-style. Only $5.99 a tube, it’s a winner.


Gilligan & O’Malley® Women’s Sleeptee

As of recent, I’ve tried to step my sleepwear game up now that I just so happen to sleep over at my boyfriend’s crib every weekend. Something about baggy sweatpants and a holey shirt didn’t sound too hot to be wearing around my honey bunny, so I opted for something loose but cute. Enter in the Gilligan & O’Malley women’s sleeptee, awesome for it’s long sleeves (who else gets hellas of cold when trying to sleep these Fall nights?), cute button detail and shimmering designs all over. It’s also a winner because it’s MAD comfortable for only a mere $16.99. Victoria’s Secret thinks they’re slick, charging damn near $30-$40 a similar shirt. Don’t be fooled!

essie Nail Color – Penny Talk

Need a new sick nail polish for Fall? Want some shine but don’t want to sparkle like a pre-teen? Please, do yourself a favor and check out essie’s new metallic shades for the season, especially their color “Penny Talk.” The color is actually very similar to a fresh new penny and it’s looks gorgeous on brown skin. But actually, I’m sure it looks great on everybody. For $7.79, it’s not going to burn a hole in your wallet, but it will make heads turn. BOW!


ClosetMaid Cubeicals® Fabric Drawer

Disorganized as all get out? You’re not the only one. For a long time I was doing okay with clothes all strewn about in my room. But after a reality check, which came from a mouse who crawled into my room WHILE I was in that mug, I knew I had to get my stuff in order and get it off the floor. In comes ClosetMaid Cubeicals fabric drawers that are soft and stackable, but deep and bright too. At only $6.99, you can get a couple and finally get your life in order.

CoverGirl Smoothers Concealer

While I love my liquid concealers, trying to put them on often can cause me to go through a lot of breakouts, and with more breakouts means the need for more concealer. It’s not healthy. But CoverGirl has an awesome Smoothers concealer that goes on light, yet it still makes a big difference without tearing your skin up. I love how compact and quick it is to use, and it’s less than $10.

Tide Pods Laundry Detergent Pacs

Seriously guys, you haven’t washed clothes until you’ve used Tide Pods. Living in NYC, I’ve lost the privilege to wash my clothes in my basement, and instead, have to drag my dirty clothes two blocks away from my home when it’s time for a washing, rain or shine. And when you have to foot it instead of driving, who needs to lug around a heavy gallon of detergent? Tide Pods, which are tiny and contain detergent, brightener and stain remover, are easy to take with you, and pack a punch in the washer without making a mess. LOVE IT! Start small with a 16-count pack if you’re skeptical ($4.99), and if you’re down, try the 32 count ($9.99) or go even higher, but don’t fret, you only need one or two at the max per load.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Stick – Kate Moss Collection

Need some lipstick that won’t go on shiny and will last long? It’s definitely hard to find, but for the low low ($4.69), you can get Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss. The legendary supermodel put together some chic shades for the ladies that pop without being greasy or coming off very fast, including this ravishing red you see, a purple, a nude, and more. You won’t regret trying them out, especially for such a good price.

Puffs Plus Lotion Tissues

I’m sure you think it’s pretty random to recommend a box of tissue, especially since I know most folks think people are only paying extra for a big name, but once you try Puffs Plus Lotion, you won’t go back. Seriously. As someone with constant sinus issues and who has to have a tissue or two on deck, I’ve had many tear up my nose with their dry sheets. But Puffs Plus Lotion actually keeps your nose moisturized so you don’t have to look sick as hell just because you just so happen to be. We’re talking about $2-3 per box.

Merona® Women’s Ultimate V-Neck Cardigan Sweater

While Wal-Mart might have some questionable choices in clothing, we all know that Target has some hidden gems in their clothing sections. From fabulous pumps for less than $20 to exclusive collections from top name designers collaborating with the retailer, they keep many of us looking sharp for a good price. And with it getting chilly ’round these parts, you’ve got to keep it cardigan-chic. This Merona women’s ultimate v-neck cardigan sweater does that and can go from church Sunday fab to work Monday business (and club Saturday with the right skirt…). The colors pop and the cardigan is definitely well made. But if this print doesn’t work for you (we love it), they do have leopard print on deck, and a few other bold prints for Fall. Check-check-check it out…

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