I thought it would be fun to try my hand at beauty blogging today and share with you some beauty products that won’t break the bank! It’s fair to say I cut some beauty corners all year round. The corner cutting is not seasonally specific, I’m a busy mom! I do try to at least put on a little lipstick everyday. Am I am expert..NO!!! Not a beauty expert whatsoever but I’ve found some things I love that work for me, my go to’s. I thought I’d share them in case any of you are looking for new products to try right now or just want to see what’s in my bathroom out of curiosity 😀.
Even better almost everything I’m sharing can be found at your local grocery, drugstore, or this mom’s personal fav-Target! I literally worked there in high school and my first year of college just for the employee discount, I only wish you got to keep the discount for like…I dunno..your lifetime??
Let’s start with my favorite Under $5 items:
I’m leading off with an item I can’t live without..dry shampoo. If you’re a busy mom you should (in my humble opinion) have a can of this in your arsenal! I’ve tried several brands but I absolutely love this one by Dove. It smells great, is priced well and really works for me. It sells for $3.89 at Target, link below.https://www.target.com/p/dove-go-fresh-coconut-dry-shampoo-5oz/-/A-52504394.
#2 Garnier Sheet Masks
I’m also kinda obsessed with these sheet masks! They are the Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Masks. My local CVS sells them $3.09 each. Keep them on for 20 minutes at night and remove before bed. I’m very partial to the anti-fatigue (the purple one) but have tried them all!! My skin feels so good after I use one of these masks!! Here’s a link to CVS..https://www.cvs.com/shop/garnier-skinactive-moisture-bomb-super-hydrating-mask-prodid-1310027#3 Wet N Wild Nail Polish
My daughter and I love a mani/pedi and we’re loving the fun colors of polish by Wet n Wild. At $1.49 each (also at CVS) we bought ALL these colors!https://www.cvs.com/shop/wet-n-wild-wild-shine-nail-color-prodid-1040102#4 Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
A few months ago I started using Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Spray on my wet hair before drying it and for my hair it works like Harry Potter performed a magic spell on it! It smells really great (like you spent a day at the beach) and gives my flat hair so much volume! It’s only $4.89 at Target.https://www.target.com/p/not-your-mother-s-beach-babe-texturizing-sea-salt-spray-8-oz/-/A-17380111#5 e.l.f. Make up brushes
I love e.l.f. Make up brushes.. it’s not just because of the $2 price tag!! But because-for me they actually work!! Shown below is my foundation brush but I also have an array of their make up brushes from the bronzer brush to the eyeshadow brush. They range in cost from $1-$6 at Walmart, depending on size.https://www.walmart.com/ip/e-l-f-Professional-Foundation-Makeup-Brush/43984080#6 Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm with Sunscreen
This lip balm is my favorite! I wear both the tinted and non-tinted..I do NOT favorite one over the other! It does what it says it does, moisturizes beautifully! A steal at $2.99 at Target!https://www.target.com/p/maybelline-174-baby-lips-174-moisturizing-lip-balm-05-quenched/-/A-15172136My favorite Between $5-$15 Items..
#7 The Wet Brush
We had a terrible time finding a brush that would take care of tangles in my daughter’s hair without tears. A few people suggested trying the Wet Brush and we love it! She and I both have one in different sizes, hers in the smaller size and mine in the larger one. The size I use sells for $7.89 at Target.https://www.target.com/p/wet-brush/-/A-51524445#8 Caress Botanicals Foaming Body Wash
This Caress Botanicals Foaming Body Wash is a new product I’ve been trying the last few weeks and it’s a keeper! I’ve used a lot of body washes but this is my first foaming one. The fragrance is so good and the smell doesn’t fade as quickly as other body washes I’ve tried. They make it in two scents currently- White orchid and coconut milk and midnight iris and vanilla bean. You can find both scents at Walgreen’s for $6.99.https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/caress-botanicals-shower-foam-midnight-iris-and-vanilla-bean/ID=prod6372464-product#9 Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Oil Bronzer
I have been using this bronzer for years!! Even while surviving Indiana winters I looked like I just returned from a vacation! This gives me a sun kissed glow and on days when I look a bit fatigued it really helps!! It sells at Walmart for $12.97.https://www.walmart.com/ip/Physicians-Formula-Argan-Wear-Ultra-Nourishing-Argan-Oil-Bronzer-Bronzer/42386993#10 Simple Foaming Cleanser
Simple Foaming Cleanser is the best inexpensive cleanser I’ve ever tried that is actually kind to your skin. It’s mild and without dyes and perfumes. Sells for $7.99 at Rite Aid and a little goes a long way!https://www.riteaid.com/shop/simple-foaming-cleanser-rich-mild-5-fl-oz-148-ml-0371243#11 The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
This Body Shop Tea Tree Oil is the best thing I’ve found to take care of a blemish. Simply put a bit on a cotton ball and hold over the blemish for a minute twice a day. It really helps!! Great price at $10!https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us/skin-care/serums/tea-tree-oil/p/p000326#12 Revlon Super Length Mascara & #13 Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara
Revlon gives us two choice and they are both good ones! Do you want your lashes to look super long or thick? I like to choose one or the other, for me it’s more subtle. For the great price of $8.49 each at Walgreens you don’t have think twice about buying both!!https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/revlon-ultra-volume-mascara/ID=prod6308574-product#14 Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
I love this foundation by Maybelline! It gives great all day coverage without feeling heavy. I’m more of a matte look kind of girl and who doesn’t wanna help minimizing the look of pores?? It’s a real steal to purchase at Walmart for $5.94!https://www.walmart.com/ip/Maybelline-New-York-Fit-Me-Matte-Poreless-Foundation-Classic-Ivory/41127258#15 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick
I finally found my perfect mauve lipstick! Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Mauvy Night is my new favorite day to night shade! Only $4.99 at Target..I have a tube in my purse, my car and my bathroom!!https://www.target.com/p/revlon-super-lustrous-lipstick-mauvy-night-15-oz/-/A-12290848Thanks for joining me for a little fun in the beauty aisle! This type of article was a bit outside my comfort zone but fun to try out! Sometimes make up/ beauty products can be like that too..a bit outside your comfort zone at first but you take a chance and try out something new! You never know what you may like until you go for it! Janet