Let’s talk about real life right now and the struggle of having a toxic-free beauty routine without draining your pocket. It’s so hard! But what if I told you there is a magical place that sells some awesome cleaner brands at affordable costs, would you want to know my secret? Well I’m spilling the beans with this one and I’m so excited I found it.
Grocery Outlet y’all! They not only sell groceries but they have a wide selection of products in the Health and Beauty Care section. From makeup to shower essentials to hair accessories, the selections are endless.
I didn’t know what to expect when I rolled up into Grocery Outlet. We just got one here in San Diego and all my co-workers are raving about how awesome it is. So I thought I would give it a try since I needed Shampoo and some makeup remover.
I was blown away when I saw brands like Burt’s Bees, Andalou Naturals, and Simple! Brand’s that I purchase at specialty markets for full retail price! So what did I get for my small budget of $25? Let me show you! Yay for show and tell!!
My Green Beauty Finds at Grocery Outlet
güd Shampoo and Conditioner from Burt’s Bees
So priorities first! I had to get shampoo! I love Burt’s Bees but their prices can be a little heavy on the pockets. Guess how much I got these for? Guess guess! $2.99 each! That was my first “mind-blown” moment in Grocery Outlet haha. These are almost $10 a piece retail! After this I had to do some more digging and see what other great brands they had.
KISS MY FACE peaches & crème Moisturizer
I got this 16 oz. bottle of body lotion for only $3.99! Oh yes, you can find this online but for $16 more than the Grocery Outlet price. Umm no thanks!
Andalou Naturals A Path of Light Hand Cream-Clementine
Oh Andalou how I love thee! This is one of my favorite natural skin care brands. They really have amazing products. I was so excited to find this hand cream on my little shopping trip. It smells like sweet summertime and really moisturizes your skin. I always keep hand cream in my purse because handling paper all day really dries my hands out. $3.99 compared to $9
Simple Eye Make-Up Remover
Recently I used some make-up remover wipes that I had sitting around that are from natural and it burned the hell out of my eyes. So I needed an eye make-up remover that wasn’t going to burn my eyes again. I’ve heard amazing things about Simple so I had to give it a try. Especially at $4.99 vs. $9!
Nature’s Gate Organics Advanced Care Tone Back the Clock, Alcohol-Free Soothing Toner
I don’t use toner as often as I should and I ran out a couple of months ago of the Andalou Naturals toner I was using. As I was on my “treasure hunt” in the health & beauty section, Nature’s Gate logo caught my attention. I’ve bought products from them before for a pretty penny. So I was interested to see what the product was and the cost. As luck would have it, it was toner! 🙂 More luck it was only $5.99 for $19 product. Sold!
Burt’s Bees Lipgloss
They got me! On the way out I couldn’t resist the pretty shade of pink. You never can have too many lip products right? ($2.99 vs. $9)
My total shopping trip was $34.38 and that was including some Burt’s Bees Wax Melts that I added ($1.99 retail $4.99). Overall on health and beauty products I spent $28 and saved a whoppin’ $58! This is what I would have spent on products at full retail value!
I’m seriously still so shocked at how little I spent and how much I saved at Grocery Outlet on some really great skin care and health products. Who knew you could find these type of high-end brands here. I sure didn’t! It’s also a great place to start to discover new brands without paying full retail price.
Most of the products that I purchased are free of Parabens, Phthalates, and Sulfates. The one’s that aren’t, Simple and Nature’s Gate, use naturally derived parabens. Like I said before, I’m not full-blown “green” health and beauty but I’m trying my best to use natural and toxic-free products on day at a time. 🙂
Don’t forget to check out your local circular for even more savings and coupons!
I know here in San Diego we currently have 20% off Health and Beauty Care Products! (Darn, I just missed it!)
So now that the secrets out about Grocery Outlet are you going to check it out?
Let me know in the comments below.