It sounds like a cliché — well, probably because it is — but as we hit the halfway mark of July, we're feeling ready to make some changes. For some, that might mean finally kicking those
toxic relationships to the curb, or finding a new job that doesn't make you want to open your Headspace app more than twice a day. For us, it means revamping our vanities and makeup bags as if Marie Kondo herself were watching over us, as we ask ourselves if all 50 of our red lipsticks really do spark joy.
But here's the thing: We're not exactly Rockefellers, and we're guessing that, after all those early-summer vacation days, you might not be rolling in it right now either. So how can you make your daily regimen suitable for the heat of the season without stretching your budget beyond capacity? First, go to
Target. (Second, go to Target again, because you definitely walked out without anything on your original list.) Then head home and relish in your haul of affordable new launches and everyday essentials.
Better still, in the past few months, Target has rolled out some brand new beauty products you've never seen before, including natural, more-earth-friendly innovations from brands you already love (like Captain Blankenship) and others you're about to fall in love with for the very first time.
This soothing, tea tree oil-infused mask helps fight a dry, itchy scalp faster than you can shave your legs.
Tea Tree Scalp Relief Soothing Hair Clay Mask, $2.99, available at
Yes To Tea Tree Scalp Relief Soothing Hair Clay Mask - 1 fl oz,
Even if you want to love the
cult-classic Glow Tonic
, your sensitive skin just won't let you. Now, this rosy version of the popular exfoliating liquid will not only smooth your complexion, but reduce redness, too.
Pixi by Petra
Rose Tonic, $15, available at
When you've hit rock bottom on your dry hair, you turn to this mask. Thanks to an assortment of different oils, like burdock root oil, palmarosa oil, and umutanga oil, not only will your ends look healthier, but your scalp will, too.
Heavenly Halo by Mane Choice
Herbal Hair Tonic & Soy Milk Deep Hydration Mask, $19.99, available at
Not everyone has time to knock back a cup of coffee before hitting the shower. This body wash might be caffeine-free, but it does smell zesty enough to not make you want to go immediately back to bed and hit snooze 10 more times.
Energy Boost Body Wash, $6.99, available at
Sometimes you just need to buy a $30
that makes you feel chic as hell. Other times, you need to rely on one that smells like your local organic fruit stand and doesn't require you to max out a credit card.
Coconut Lemon Verbena Natural Hand Sanitizer, $3.48, available at
This peach-colored detangler has a major cult-following online, thanks to a lightweight, buildup-free formula that gently loosens knots all the way from your roots to your ends.
Knot on My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy, $7.69, available at
Brassy eight-week old highlights don't stand a chance against this
. Expect icier, cooler-toned hair in one wash.
The One Purple Shampoo, $12, available at
When you hear the word "detox," you probably think of a drying, no-mercy clay mask. Luckily, Bliss is offering up a new whipped formula that feels like a cloud is oh-so-gently vacuuming out your pores.
Bliss Pore Patrol Detox Four Clay Soufflé Mask, $9.99, available March 18 at Target.
Designer Christian Siriano will be the first to tell you that makeup is just about making
feel beautiful — however that might be. Luckily, he's created an eyeshadow palette that's basically a bird of paradise for the drugstore. Bonus: It's kind of like a smaller, cheaper version of
Fenty's Galaxy Palette
E.L.F. x Christian Siriano
Eyeshadow Palette, $12, available at
An eco-friendly, affordable haircare line that actually helps you save water without even really trying is
2018 — and we're into it.
Love Beauty & Planet
Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo, $6.99, available at
If you want a vegan-friendly, no-frills version of
that cult scrub
, here's your best option. And you can trust this gritty exfoliator (thank the demerara sugar and Himalayan salt for that) won't leave one dry patch behind.
Coconut Coffee Bean Body Scrub, $16.99, available at
There's really nothing too special about soap, but when it's made of French clay for a light exfoliation and smells like a bouquet of flowers, you chock up the purchase to expanding your
and treat yourself to an hour-long bath.
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Pink Rose Clay Facial Soap, $8, available at
The eye cream your friends won't judge you for bringing to brunch. Sure, you showed up with last night's mascara on your cheek, but at the very least your eyes are de-puffed.
Rehab Roller Under Eye Moisturizer, $9.99, available at
The style refresher you need if you hate the beach, but want to
look like Ariel
before you leave for the subway.
Sailor Sea Salt Refresh Hairspray, $14.99, available at
We'd never suggest you
skip deodorant altogether
(unless that's your thing), but these wipes
help you smell good if you have to run from Pilates to dinner.
Pineapple Underarm Deodorant Wipes, $8.99, available at
Not only is brushing on an overnight formula spiked with antioxidant-rich blueberries, greek yogurt, and probiotics faster than applying it with your hands, but this one also sinks in fast, feels endlessly luxurious, and won't grease up your pillowcase.
Yes To Blueberries
Recharging Greek Yogurt & Probiotics Sleeping Mask, $15.99, available at
Think of this formula as the liquid lipstick for people who hate liquid lipsticks: It goes on smooth, dries comfortably, and doesn't require a double cleanse at the end of the night to remove.
Matte Liquid Lipstick, $9.99, available at