While I do believe being healthy and fit is the BEST way to look and feel amazing, sometimes it’s fun to have some other tools in your arsenal. Here are a few of my own favorite frugal beauty products such as facial cleansers, lotion, serum and many more..
Of all our senses, our sense of smell is most closely tied to our memory. While many things throughout our daily life can trigger a sense of nostalgia, nothing has the power to make us viscerally relive the past like a fragrance — the scent of honeysuckle on a hot day, the smell of gasoline on concrete, the scent of someone important to you — they’re scents that become entwined into specific moments in time.
Spraying on a perfume is meant to enrich your own daily life and command more of a place in the lives of others. With scent, we are taking up space in the most ravenous way we know how: in someone’s personal space, in their car, in elevators, on their sheets, in their memory, places we can never be escaped. Every fragrance is a practice in living larger than our physical presence already commands by touching upon with every single sense — to experience and be experienced through as many multi-sensory facets as you can imagine.
3D Fiber Lash Mascara, 300X Fiber Lashes by Lash Factory
I first tried 3D fiber lashes by Younique. What I like about these, besides the fact that they cost less, is with Amazon Prime I can get them shipped free and delivered within two days.
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Lotion
Being a fair-complected Minnesotan, I can get pretty pasty-looking in the winter. Tanning booths may feel awesome, but the rays will damage your skin and put you at risk for skin cancer, simply one of the best professional spray tan kit on the market. Just ask me, I’ve had it! I discovered this product after having melanoma cells removed from my abdomen last fall. It works almost immediately, and a whole bottle is under $10. Amazon’s pricing is less than Target, too. Here’s a tip: After you’ve applied it, it will start to dry immediately. Wash your hands to make sure you get the cream out of the crevasses between your fingers, and while your hands are still wet, rub the cream in again for a more even look.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream, 1.7 oz.
I first tried this product after finding it on a clearance end cap at Target. It really works!! I’ve been using it for about six weeks not and I have noticed fewer age spots and sun spots. At $20, it’s WAY cheaper than expensive laser or dermabrasion – and less invasive. Drinking tons of water is also great for your skin, so don’t forget to do that too.
Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glideon Eye Pencil, Lure, 0.04 Ounce
I love this eye pencil. It glides on and doesn’t smear. It’s just so much fun to use! I really love Urban Decay products overall. I wish I could afford everything they sell, but if I were to only get one thing, this would be it.
Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Bare Natural 07 1.0 oz
I was a MAC foundation girl until I discovered this. It’s incredibly light, but provides great even overall coverage and treat sun damage. A little goes a long way, so for me it’s definitely worth the money.