Jun 15, 2011
Bit of Beauty: Cheap Thrills
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I am really not one to experiment much with my make-up; when I find something I love, I will use it 'til death do us part. For instance, my Lip Smackers strawberry lipgloss I have been faithfully using for eight years - no, not the same tube all that time! It gives the perfect amount of shine and barely a hint of color, plus it smells delicious; can't beat that for $3! However, I have been feeling the need to shake things up a little with my make-up routine, especially now that summer is here, I have been wanting to wear more color. But I am apprehensive about shelling out some serious moolah for a fleeting trend or for something I like in the store and then see its true colors when I get home. Enter: my cheap thrills! I have been testing my little whims out, like bright pink blush and lipstick, but with the less expensive brands such as Wet & Wild and E.L.F. These are great brands to do trial runs with trends you are not so sure about, without seeing a huge dent in your wallet. Same thing applies to perfume; if you are not ready to commit to a lifetime supply, see if they have a sample size that gives you plenty to try and make a judgement. One of my favorite finds is the Milani Brow Fix eyebrow kit - when I made the switch from pencil to powder, I started with this cute kit from Target to see if this was a change I really wanted to make. It comes with 2 powders plus a highlighter, little tweezers, an eyebrow brush, a sponge applicator and a magnifying mirror, all for about $7; talk about a thrill!
Here are some of my other favorites and they are all under $10:
- Lip Smackers Celestial Strawberry lip sparkler
- ELF Blush in Pink Passion
- Milani Brow Fix in light
- Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom
- Wet & Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks in Light Berry Frost and Hot Paris Pink
- NYC In A New York Minute nail polish in Lincoln Square Lavender, Manhattan & MoMA
Posted by Sherry at 2:00 AM