3.13.2013

Bargain Beauty Products (+ a giveaway!)

I am always on the search for the newest, best bargain when it comes to beauty supplies. Naturally, when I'm a Target I find myself perusing every makeup and beauty aisle to see if something catches my eye... and you know it always does, because it's Target! Let's face it, we all know by now that we can't get out of Target with only what's on our list. It's like a known thing! (and if you can...please teach me your ways!)

While I love splurging on the occasional beauty product (that I know I like and works) I am much more of a bargainista when it comes to beauty supplies! If it works and it's not expensive, then why pay more?!?

beauty bargains

1. Maybelline Volume Express Mascara If there is one thing that I love it is mascara. If I don't do a single thing to my face, I at least swipe on mascara. The brush on this particular mascara is amazing! For $6.99 you really can't beat it. This left my lashes looking full and long.

2. Hair Elastics While the "name brand" and "blogger noticed" are great...at the end of the day they are hair ties. There is no need to pay $13 for a pack of five for the name. At Target, these come in a ton of colors in three-packs and are usually two for five. They are great for when running or working out and don't leave much of a crease in your hair, which is always a plus.

3. Clear Shampoo and Conditioner I first had the opportunity to try this shampoo and conditioner when I received it in a Influenster Blog Box. I instantly fell in love. It left my hair feeling soft and full and not weighed down! With me having super thin hair, it's easy for shampoos and conditioners to weigh my hair down and make it look (more) flat. I love the results I get when I use this shampoo.

4. E.l.f. Blush I am going to 100% say that this has become my favorite blush. I was amazed when I found this for $3. I am currently using "tickled pink" and it is extremely close to NARS Orgasm....at a fraction of the cost! It doesn't wear off easily, either! 

5. E.l.f. Makeup Brushes Gone are the days when I would spend $18-$50 on a single makeup brush! E.l.f. brushes are awesome! The white ends are $1 and the black are $3 (it's their studio brush). I had been using some Bobbi Brown and Bare Essentials makeup brushes, but they had had more than enough wear. I stocked up on these E.l.f. ones and couldn't be happier. They are very soft!

6. E.l.f. Eyelash Curler I got this to try when I reviewed my HanaPro straightener. I love how easy this one is. It doesn't pull out my lashes and it's also not flimsy (which is important since it's messing with my beloved eyelashes!) 

7. E.l.f. Matte Lip Color Besides Ulta's lipsticks I can never find any that I really, really like. I picked this up to try, not really having much faith in it, and I was so wrong! This stuff is great. I love the matte feel of it and the color is great! I have been wearing it non-stop with my sephora shine on it!

8. Sonia Kashuk Makeup Bag I have been on the search for a makeup bag that isn't expensive, yet is big enough to hold my curling iron and straightener when traveling. I happened upon this (on sale!!!) on my last trip to Target and it has fulfilled my needs. There are a lot of compartments and dividers for my makeup! 

9. Ponds Luminous Effect I received this entire four piece line to try out and review and I can honestly say I have nothing but rave reviews for it! I have used all four products (face wash, exfoliating face wash, toilettes, and face lotion) and have been overly pleased. I hadn't used Pond's products before this. For a while I thought they held a stigma for older women, but that was immediately gone after using their products. My face has been 100% clear of any and all breakouts since I started using them. What makes me feel luminous? Not necessarily a spa day or an expensive creme, but a product that can make my skin feel great and make me feel like I have just left the spa!!  My face feels more soft, more bright, and overall more clean when I use the items. What also is so great is that it's affordable. I read about beauty regimens on blogs all that time that are just SO unreasonably priced. This is in my budget-and it works! Sound good to you?? You ladies can enter below to win a set for yourself! You can also enter their Luminous Effect Photo Sweepstakes on their Facebook Page

Pond's Luminous Effect Giveaway!
Using the widget below enter to win a four-set of Pond's Luminous Effects products! The giveaway will run from March 13-March 20. 

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I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received product to facilitate my post and monetary compensation, but all opinions stated are my own.

27 comments:

  1. I have a Sonia Kashuk makeup bag and I love it, holds everything I need. And I completely agree, those pond's wipes are amazing!

    AKB
    asouthernbrunette.blogspot.com

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  2. I love getting mani/pedis! But pond's products are amazing...

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  3. I feel the best when I get sleep! Haha! Grad school doesn't allow for much of that.

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  4. I feel the best when I get my massages! I feel like I could run ten million miles when I'm done!

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  5. Getting my nails done or actually taking the time to fix my hair and put on makeup makes me feel pretty good!!

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  6. I can't wait for Target to open in Canada! I'll have to keep an eye out for some of the items you've mentioned in this post.

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  7. There is nothing better than feeling a good night's sleep, a relaxing shower with a good clarisonic face washing, and a mani/pedi to get you feeling your best.

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  8. ELF brushes are my absolute favorite! I've never purchased their lip products before, I am going to have to try it! I like them for liquid eyeliner too :).

    Something that makes me feel pampered is getting my eyebrows waxed. (Strange, I know.) But, there's just something about having them all cleaned up and the skin around them so smooth! I love it.

    www.corporategirlstyle.blogspot.com

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  9. When I've had a long tired day and I get home and take a long bubble bath with scented candles and no one bothers me is when I feel luminous!

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  10. I splurge on a pedicure every once in a while and it is sooo worth it! :)

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  11. Whenever I get a facial, mani & pedi at the Spa is when I feel Luminous!

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  12. I would love a good pedicure right now :) especially since sandal weather is quickly approaching!

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  13. A hot shower always makes me feel better! :)

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  14. Working out, a healthy homemade meal, a shower, and a face mask make me feel luminous! Even if I only manage 3 of the 4 I feel pretty great :)

    leopardspot-theblog.blogspot.com

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  15. I love a mani/pedi! It's such a treat to have after a rough week at work.

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  16. I never treat myself to a pedi or mani since I'm a nurse, they don't seem to last long! I love a good work out class & coffee with a good friend :) xo

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  17. Definitely a facial or a massage!

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  18. Nothing makes me feel more beautiful when my eyebrows are waxed and my nails and toes are done!

    xoxo chelsea

    www.sweetpeachcouture.blogspot.com

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  19. as much as I put it off sometimes, I love getting a pedi. Time to get one soon once the sandals come out!

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  20. A day at the spa on Park Ave where I live. I love getting a mani/pedi "shellac nails" of course! makes me feel luminous!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway Emily! :)

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  21. i'm a bath girl! i take on EVERY day :)

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  22. A bath! I wish I had the time to take one more often :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing this post.it such a nice Beauty Products product .i am happy to buy this.

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