Since moving to Louisiana six years ago I now have to deal with seasonal allergies every spring. I’m a mess, my eyes swell up, my throat itches, my nose is stuffy, sinuses get infected and my eyes are consistently red and blood-shot. I haven’t been able to find any relief so most of the time I’m forced to avoid outdoor activities and retreat indoors. Being outside for any length of time causes me to feel and look miserable. See what I mean? I wake up with a throbbing head, my morning coffee is my only comfort.
I headed off to CVS in hopes of finding a solution to my allergies. I also needed some new make-up for spring. The CVS closest to my house is older and very small so I usually only go there when I’m in a rush. After my daughter got out of school we headed for the nicer CVS, only a town over. Once I got the stroller out for the baby and Jasmine all set we headed inside. Shopping with the kids is easy, Jasmine knows when we go to CVS she’ll be able to scan my CVS card and retrieve the coupons, it’s her favorite part of going.
I never start a trip to CVS without scanning my CVS card first. I did get some coupons but none I could really use. I tucked them away for a later trip. Doing this makes Jasmine feel so important.
I had heard great things about Allegra so the second thing I did once I got inside was hunt down those delightful, almost magical purple boxes of Allegra. There were a lot of choices. Both the CVS stores I visited were pretty well stocked.
I found this nice display, it’s good to know they care. In the month of May you can get a 30-count of Allegra for only $17.99 with your CVS card. I found a $2.00 off coupon and decided to use it on one Allegra 24 hr 5 count box. It was only $4.99 with the coupon. I decided to go with the smaller box because I wanted to make sure it worked before I bought more. I guess you can call it my little trial run. After taking Allegra for a few days I’m definitely going back for more. I even gave my husband a pill the other morning.
I’ve never really taken an allergy medicine before trying Allegra. I normally use a neti pop to clear my sinus and when my allergies are really bad I’ll take a couple Tylenol. The biggest reason I opted to not take allergy medication in the past is because most allergy medicine tends to make me sleepy. I can’t feel tired when taking care of my two very rambunctious kids. I’ve got to make sure I’m on time for the daily carpools, blogging, and keeping up with the chores I need to do. Allegra didn’t give me that tired feeling. I felt good enough to go out and even get my hair done.
I have a confession to make. I love shopping for make-up. I have too much at home but it’s stuff like foundation and concealer that I needed more of. Another confession, I go through a tube of mascara at least once a month. Putting on mascara instantly makes me feel fabulous, the more the better.
I feel fabulous now. I bet my season allergies in the butt with some help from Allegra. It’s amazing that Allegra, a little eye makeup, concealer and lip gloss helped make me feel so fabulous, just in time for Mother’s Day.
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? What’s your secret weapon for fighting off your allergies? Make sure you head over and play the Allergan Makeover Game for the chance to win a $50 CVS gift card and learn a-so-obvious beauty secret. You can connect with Allegra on Facebook and Twitter.
You can check out my Google+ album for even more photos from my spring allergy makeover trip to CVS. It’s possible to go from drab to fab with a little help from Allegra and about $25.
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I’m fortunate enough to not have major allergies, but I am allergic to mosquito bites and often for days after am taking an OTC allergy pill to make the itching less severe. I’m almost out and may go pick up Allergra next, because I too have heard good things about it.
And I’m EXACTLY the same with you when it comes to mascara. It’s my one “must wear” makeup thing, and if I’m not wearing it, I feel totally naked! I have way WAY too much haha!
great blog post. what a transformation from the coffee mug picture to the last picture 🙂 I would say you certainly kicked your allergies in the butt!
I have really terrible allergies too. I usually take Benadryl, fall asleep for two hours, and then I feel better – ha ha. I will have to try Allegra.
Allergy season is the worst! Glad you found relief. I have never seen that coupon kiosk at a CVS. I have to look for it
I SO feel your pain on the allergy front and this year has been one of the worst! Thanks so much for sharing this and btw, you look gorgeous!
I have horribly itchy eyes too. Sometimes it feels as if I’m going to claw them out.
You look fabulous! I am glad you are feeling better!
I have allergies but never tried allegra before. Its important for health reasons to change out your mascara every three or four months so you just do it more often.
You look great 🙂 I have bad allergies too… somedays they just kill me!!
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