Beauty on a Budget: Top 10 Beauty Bargains

Beauty on a BudgetBeauty Products on a Budget – No Sacrifice Necessary

No skimping on your skincare with these top value Beauty Bargains (in no particular order as I own and LOVE all of these products!)

Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (less than $5)

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An under $4 must have:

Dry Shampoo is a must have product no two ways about it. Why? Because it adds texture and volume to your hair AND keeps your roots fresh in between shampoos! At as low as $3.09 for a 5 oz bottle you have got to have a bottle of Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo in your beauty repertoire.

L’oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes 

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Just under $1.75 per tan! A spray tan this even can cost anywhere from $45 – $65 in a salon but no need to splurge when you can get five of the same tans at home for under $10!  L’oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes is just $9.99 for a box of 5 towelettes.

When applied in a circular motion you can expect a natural looking streak-free tan without even leaving your home!

 Olay Professional Pro X Advanced Cleansing System  ($20)

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Spend $20 on the Olay instead of $99 on the Clarisonic…

Now I am a firm believer in the merits of the Clarisonic Cleansing Device but when your on a budget extreme measures can be necessary. Save yourself $79 and still keep those pores clean with the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System. For the price this is the best substitute out there and so compact it’s great for travel too!

Boots No7 Extravagant Volume Mascara ($8)


As good as Chanel or Mac for just $8…

I’ve spent $50 on mascara and at $8 the Boots No7 Extravagant Volume Mascara holds up to all of them. It makes lashes full and long without making them clumpy. Buy it at any drugstore and save your money to treat yourself to a blowout!

Ambi Skincare Fade Cream

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A budget worthy bleaching cream for about $6…

I’ve spent 100’s of dollars on fade creams from the dermatologists office but  I’ve found that Ambi Skincare Fade Cream is an excellent substitute for $6 and change! Apply this to dark spots on your face and body and watch them slowly fade away, without causing skin irritation or dryness like other products I’ve used.

FX Silk Drops Hair Serum

fx silk drops As good as Jennifer Aniston’s Living Proof Satin Serum for under $5…

The FX Silk Drops Hair Serum is just as good as any other I’ve ever tried including the $29 Living Proof and $15 Biosilk and costs under $5! As a matter of fact you can buy a 2-pack of 4 oz bottles for under $9! It adds shine to dry ends without making your hair greasy. It zaps the frizz too so it’s great for the the tousled look when you don’t have time to blow dry.

 Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturizer (under $20)

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Under $20 night cream…

I used to only use expensive skin creams like La Prairie and La Mer that run over $200 each. Then I tried the the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream for under $20 and found that it is a pretty good substitute. It’s creamy without being too heavy, which causes breakouts, or not heavy enough leading to those pesky dry spots. I use this at night on a regular basis! What a FIND!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock SPF 70 (under $12)

neutrogena-ultra-sheer-liquid-sunblock-spf-70 300x400No break-out sheer broad spectrum sunscreen for under $12…

The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Sunblock not only has SPF 70 broad spectrum protection but is so sheer and light that you can mix it with your daily face lotion or illuminator and know you won’t break out. Even in the desert sun you can feel confident that your skin is protected. Try it, I guarantee you’ll love it and for $11.69 it is definitely worth the test!

Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion (under $9)


Makes your skin as dewy as any designer body butter I’ve tried and a 16.9 oz bottle is under $9.00…

The Eucerin Original Healing Lotion makes your skin glow, does away with the dryness and without feeling greasy. I try other lotions and always stick to my $8.99 drugstore Eucerin! The Original Healing version is the best. This also comes in a drum.

10) Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips 

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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Blush and Illuminator is easily as good as a Guerlain Meteorites Powder that I paid $60 for and it can be found at any drugstore for under $7! It’s an illuminator powder that brightens up your cheekbones, nose and eyebrow arches with just one swish. It lasts forever and comes in peaches, bronzes and pinks.

Use and Enjoy!

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