Beauty on a Budget

I know every girl has their “can’t live without” products so I wanted to take a moment to tell you about mine! I always have new products I love to test out! My girlfriend actually just introduced me to some subscription boxes I am definitely looking to try but of course I have my go-to products I cannot live without. You will literally need to pry them from my cold dead hands. And the best part is, they are basically all from a drugstore; beauty on a budget.

The first product I discovered a few years ago while I was dabbling with different mascaras. I was using Dior Show pretty religiously but I was getting annoyed with the fact that I would walk into Sephora and drop $50+ on mascara and one lip gloss. It really is the most beautiful lip gloss {{Laura Mercier Opal}} but it’s a splurge for me now. So anyway, I tried a bunch drug store brands like Stiletto and Crush, ya know, the ones in the pretty packaging. I did not like them because the brushes were so thick and one of my pet peeves is getting mascara on my eye lids & the ever so hated spider lashes {{Pause to puke}}. So I finally found L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara ($10 at Walmart). It’s a very thin brush and separates the lashes while elongating them too. They also have a really great liquid liner to go along with it I recommend.
EYELINER: L’Oreal Telescopic Eyeliner 12387943

MASCARA: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara 2138214

The second love of my live is Cover Girl pressed powder number 055 ($8). I cannot live without it. If I was stranded on an island and could take 3 things, it would be this, the Telescopic and my dog. The color is great; it’s not thick and does not make you look like an orange. I use a giant MAC brush to apply over top of my concealer and it is not too much. It helps blend the skin so it is not blotchy and also gives you a slight tanner complexion. I have been using this for about 5+ years now.


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O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet. I was introduced to this product this last May. This might be a little TMI but ever since high school when I was a cheerleader my feet have been peely and dry from my sneakers. Now, working out as much as I do, the same thing happens. My friend who is a nurse came down to Tampa to visit for Memorial Day weekend and she brought it with her. I was telling her how I wanted to see a doctor to maybe get a prescription and she said to hold off and try this cream first. I was like OK, I will try it but I doubt it will help. DID IT EVER HELP!! Within 2 days my feet were totally smooth. I was amazed. I immediately bought it on Amazon because I am too lazy to go to the store (Can also be bought at Michael’s, or Bed Bath & Beyond $6.99). I have been using it ever since twice a day, after my shower and in the morning and it has held up its reputation. I also recommended it to my friend this week and I am waiting to hear her input!

**USE LINK FOR BEST PRICE: OKeefe’s Healthy Feet517yzrkn4l-_sy300_

Last fall (which is technically Tampa beach season) I noticed I started to get sun spots on my face. They were teeny tiny dark spots. At first I was hoping it was my face-self-tanner that just grasped an area of my skin more than another but it t’was not! I never really used concealer I always just used my Cover Girl powder but that was my first immediate fix to this problem was to get a thick concealer. I have a friend who sells Mary Kay & I went to support her & ended up buying their CC concealer & I actually really like it. So now I used that along with the Cover Girl.  However, about a month or two later I started using iBotta. It’s an app that has different products, food, beverages that you can earn money back on; who doesn’t like to get money back?! {{use my code tbeevxc to earn an extra $10 at sign up}}. Most times I just buy items on here that I already use or planned on buying but one of the products on the app happened to be Ponds. My mother has used Ponds cream since before I can remember.  I would use it from her, but mostly to just remove my makeup. Anyway, there was a $2 iBotta on there for the large Ponds so I took a look & they were like $8- not bad- plus $2 back! I happened to run into one called “Ponds Dark Spot Correcting Cream.” I of course bought it & when I tell you the dark spots are miniscule now! THANK GOD. I live in Florida, avoiding the sun is not in any of my near future plans! It’s a miracle cream.

**USE LINK FOR BEST PRICE: Ponds Cream 2cb27b504922f94ce9ac7a47d6719b23

Ok the last one is not very “on a budget” but every woman over 30 needs a go-to eye cream. Mine is Aveda Botanicals Kinetics Energizing Eye Cream. It’s all natural, smells really good & you can use it on all parts of your face that make you cringe. For the record, I just started having this reaction about a year ago. I stopped smiling with my teeth because it made my eyes looks wrinklier! Big fat bummer I know. I use it mostly on my crow’s feet (UGH!), & in between my eyes. But my mom uses it also above her lip to fill in those lines too. You only need to use a little bit so it will last you probably 6 months or so.  

**USE LINK FOR BEST PRICE: Aveda Eye Creamaveda-botanical-kinetics-5-1024x678

I hope you enjoy my favorite products just as much as I do! Have a great weekend!!!

Cheers! XO

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