Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Diva On A Budget

You don't always have to pay top dollar for great beauty products.  I personally hate paying full price for anything, so I am all about bargains, clearance racks, sales, and something grand for half the price.

I came across Chapstick True Shimmer when I was browsing in Wal-Mart one day.  I am a lip gloss/chapstick junkie, so I bought one to try out.


I purchased the Blended Fruit Sherbet flavor to try.  I LOVE IT!!  First, it smells SO GOOD, like fruit punch.  Second, it tastes good (not that I devour my chapstick, but you know what I mean).  Third, it is very smooth and moisturizing.  Lastly, it has a great subtle sparkley-ness that looks good whether you are wearing a lipstick or going au naturale.  It was less than $3.00 at my local Wal-Mart though I can't remember the exact price.

It seems like most online places have them for $2.49 to $2.99.  Walgreens should also carry them.  Chapstick True Shimmer also comes in the following flavors: Peppermint Rush, Tropical, and Botanical Berry.  I look forward to trying them all!

    



Also on my list of budget items is the La Cross Eyelash Curler with padded finger loops.  I was out of replacement pads for my old La Cross eyelash curler.  I looked everywhere for them and couldn't even find any online.  So I bought this whole new curler which comes with three replacement pads in addition to the one in the curler already.




 This is a basic, no frills eyelash curler that costs about $3.00.  I really like the removable finger loop pads.  It just feels more comfortable; and I feel like I can get a better grip.  It does the job it is supposed to do and doesn't cost much, so I love it for that.  The sucky part seems to be that La Cross doesn't make replacement pads that are sold separately.  So when I run out of pads, I guess I am going to have to get a whole new eyelash curler or look for a brand that has replacements sold separately.  Bummer because I don't like change very much.  Even at $3, I hate the waste of a perfectly good curler because these last a LONG time.

Do you have any budget beauty products you can't live without?  Let me know what they are!

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