my favorite drug store products

okay, welcome back to another typical tuesday post!!

You all probably already know how obsessed with skincare I am. And as I navigate this whole blog thing and writing more, what keeps me on top of things and motivated to share with you guys is my weekly skincare posts. I thought it would be nice to share some pretty well priced products that you can find at literally any drug store. One of my favorite drug store brands for l always use and trust so much is CeraVe. Their products are clean, and dont ever leave my skin feeling sticky or oily. These two products the AM & PM face moisturizers are amazing and honestly so good. I love the morning one because it has spf 30 in it, so I don’t have to add more spf (unless im going to the pool or something) but on a regular day its good enough. The night one has hyaluronic acid in it so it is leaving my skin feeling extra hydrated especially when I wake up in the morning. These two products are staples in my skincare routine..and like I always say I am constantly changing things up, but these two always stay. I think it’s important to remember that we should always be looking for the quality of products, and that the price of products does not equal a better product or value. There are so many other drug store products I rotate into my routine. Aveeno Facial foaming cleanser is one that I love. I rotate to add that to my schedule every few months. And Cetaphil is a moisturizer that I also love and use if I don’t have anymore CeraVe. Like I said you can find these products at any drug store, (CVS, Walgreens, Target etc.).

Sorry this weeks post is kind of short & sweet, I am working at the hospital all week and I am kind of busy. I’ll be back with more blog worthy content soon though 🙂

xo typical tara

traverse city, michigan

My Traverse City blog is all about things to do while spending a summer weekend in northern michigan. It has been awhile since my family has gone up to traverse city, but it is still as beautiful and refreshing as ever. We decided to do a little weekend summer getaway, especially now during COVID it’s hard to travel far. We did so many fun things, not just going to the beach (which is always fun in the summer). Traverse City is a great place to visit because if you don’t care for the beach you can always do other things, like go cherry picking. After all traverse city is the cherry capital. We went cherry picking at this really nice u-pick cherry farm called Cherry Connections. We went the first day they opened for the season, and wow let me tell you we picked a ton of cherries. They have sweet cherries, dark & light cherries. All of them taste delicious. Another fun thing we did was go to a lavender farm! This is something I have always wanted to do, and I knew northern michigan has a few of them. We visited Harbor View Lavender Farm and not only do they have the amazing fresh lavender (it smells sooo good!!), but they also have dried out lavender, and the most DELICIOUS lavender & honey ice cream. We went two days in a row just for some ice cream! With both of those things, there is also the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park. Imagine climbing up dunes made of sand, in the summer and seeing the most amazing lake views. My dad made it all the way to the top..and although it took me a little longer I finally made up up there with him. You get a great workout and your reward is the most amazing views. There are also plenty of other things to do, we visited one of many lighthouses, walked around downtown traverse city, did some shopping. You really can’t get bored because there is something for everyone.