Monday, January 31, 2011

10 Must Have Beauty Bargains - 10$ or less!

I was really excited to do this post because who isn't on a budget these days?!?  Sometimes its challenging finding quality inexpensive beauty products.  But don't fret MakeupNotDown is here with 10 must have beauty products that won't leave your pockets empty.  Check out these fab finds in no particular order.

1.  Benefit High Beam To Go, $10

Give your complexion a glow with just a few drops of this.  A little goes a long way without shelling out the big bucks. Mix it with your foundation or moisturizer for a soft shimmer.  Or apply it directly to the apple of your cheeks.  Perfect coverage for all complexions and it doesn't make you look too shiny. Also comes in a convenient travel size.

2. Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof Antiperspirant/Deodorant, $8

I must admit $8 for deodorant sounds a little expensive.  I'm used to paying 99 cents for dryness protection that Suave provides.*shrugs*  But when I got a sample of Secret's Clinical Strength Waterproof Deodorant in the mail I was impressed!  It's a roll-on that doesn't leave your under arms feeling sticky or gooey.  It controls odor and wetness throughout the day.  Trust me, don't SWEAT paying the extra couple of dollars its worth it. ;)

3.  Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle, $10 

Hate bikini waxes but want an easier more affordable way to keep your lawn mowed?  Try Schick Quattro!  On one end is a four-blade disposable razor on the other, a waterproof battery powered trimmer.  It provides all over smoothness and a neat bikini area.  Plus, it's a lot easier than scissors, hot wax, or using your man's beard trimmer.  Oh by the way, battery is included.  Ladies need I say more?

4.  Pond's Original All Day Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes, $5

Sensitive skin?  Pond's Towelettes are alcohol and oil free, and hypoallergenic.  Which makes them a personal favorite.  Rub off stubborn makeup with a gentile swipe.  Just one is big enough to cleanse your entire face thoroughly. The towelettes are super moist and doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky or irritated.  Perfect before and after workouts.  Available at most drug stores, 30 towelettes in a pack.

5.  Carmax Healing Lotion and Healing Cream, $5

Trust your lips to Carmex?  Look out for the same yellow and red cap packaging but for the skin instead.  Now your skin can have the same protection against the harsh winter with Carmex Healing Lotion and Cream.  Use the healing lotion all over or the Cream on rougher spots like your knees and elbows.  It absorbs fast and has a non-greasy formula.  My latest addiction available only at Walgreens and

6.  Conair Spiral Curlers, $8

Curling irons and flat irons...yeah I can never get the perfect curl either without frying my ends off. Conair Spiral Curlers make it easy to get the red carpet spiral curl look that lasts and holds.  $8 for a pack of 12 these bendable foam rods are easy on your hair.  Simple to use and works well on wet or dry hair.  Set and lock the comfortable foam rods in place and voila!  No pins or clips required.

7.  Evolution of Smooth Shave Cream, $5

Say goodbye to razor burn with EOS Shave Cream.  EOS is an affordable brand that never really caught my eye until now.  Their shave cream is great and definitely a must try.  I love the recycled plastic packaging (YAY no more rust), and convenient pump style.  I recommend trying it if you have sensitive skin. It leaves the legs as smooth as can be.  You can also shave wet or dry.  Another bonus is the amazing scents its available in.

8.  E.L.F. Essentials Shine Eraser, $1

Shiny face?  Hate carrying around powder?  Well throw away the paper napkins and stop powdering your forehead every hour.  Try E.L.F.'s Essentials Shine Eraser.  The tiny little sheets absorb oil in the T-zone and anywhere else on your face.  Just pull the sheet from the envelope and blot away.  Not only do they soak up facial oils but it's leaves your makeup intact! Great for on the go touch ups.  Only 50 sheets for $1.  But if you go to E.L.F. and use the code VDAY you can get them for 50 cents!  *screaming* Now that is consumer surplus.

9.  Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss, $7

Toss a couple of these in your purse and you're ready to go.  Beauty Rush Lip Gloss is tasty and shiny like two treats in one!  It has a hint of shimmer and its not too thick.  Which makes the gloss great for everyday wear. It also comes in a wide range of colors suitable for everybody.  Do take advantage of the 5 for $25 deals when they come along.  Proof that everything in Victoria's Secret isn't over priced.


10.  Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist, $10

Toss and turn no more.  Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist is perfect to help you unwind from a long day.  Spray a light mist over your pillow right before bed time and relax the night away.  As you gently inhale, the scents of lavender and vanilla produce a calming and soothing effect on the body.  The light and fresh smell of the mist induces relaxation and sleep.  Bye-bye insomnia! 

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  1. LOVE this post! Great lunchtime reading - now I've got to go stock up on the goods! XO, Erin

  2. This post is chock full of things I can't wait to try! I can definitely co-sign on the pillow mist and ELF shine eraser! I can't wait to get my hands on the other things.


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