I am writing this post in the middle of getting ready for Christmas party # 3. (Which I believe to be my final, but who knows.) Since most of my week has consisted of:1. Work 2. Stay Up Late Doing Christmas Stuff, I’m still catching up on blog posts.
But we don’t skip Happy Hour! Not when today’s beer is the most delicious Chocolate Stout Ever! And the makeup product is the cheapest way to do your brows!
So let’s check it out!
Hope your Wednesday finds you well! Things in my little space of the world are bananas as always, but they are also very good.
Today’s topic is not exactly exciting, but it’s fairly essential in the world of makeup. That’s right, I’m here today to speak to you about makeup brushes. (I assume this is not super exciting, but there could be a person out there who adores collecting makeup brushes-who am I to judge.)
However we all need makeup brushes, so I’m here to help you find the best cheap ones. Also I have inserted the free stock photo to below to make this post more glamorous.
This is what comes up when you search for “glamorous”. Photo Courtesy of: Imagerymajestic
Now on to the business.
I’ve been wanting to share the best cream blushes on a budget for a while now. Really, I meant to write this post a lonnnggggggg time ago. I first thought about it when I reviewed some of the most hyped up drugstore powder blushes. Since then, I’ve been slowly collecting drugstore cream blushes and testing them out, which led me to two conclusions:
1. Many drugstore cream blushes are overpriced. I decided not to buy anything over $10, which ruled out some brands like Revlon and L’Oreal.
2. I’m personally not the biggest fan of cream blush. I’m a powder girl apparently. I guess you never know until you try…7 cream blushes.
Anyways, I did try to keep an open mind about writing this post, because once I set my mind to do something, I stubbornly persist in doing it. (Even when this determination has to do with drugstore cream blushes.)
And many people actually do love cream blushes, so hopefully I can lead you to some cheap ones that may work for you. I also threw in a bonus way to try Benefit’s Posietint!
Although it’s a million degrees outside where I live, I love fall colors. Grad school and work are keeping me super busy so I feel like I need to start preparing my fall stash, or it’s all going to pass me by.
I was particularly inspired by Self Magazine’s Fresh for Fall Trends in their September issue. However, I wasn’t feeling like paying $34 for each makeup item.
And you know how I roll. So here are some of my favorite fall trends, on a budget!
So, I got it in my head that I could make a video about my August Beauty Favorites Under $10. (Plus 3 beers!)
“Everyone does it.” I thought, “It will be eassssssyyyy.”
Things fell apart quickly. Let’s just say that. (Hence why this post is coming out at 11pm. Sorry!)
However, I HATE wasting things, including time, so I have to at least share my attempts at a video. And you can admire my carpet.
Keep reading for my first and last video ever!
It all went downhill from here. #BloggerFail
I hope your week is going well! The topic for this post has been especially relevant to me this week as I adjust to 5:30 mornings again.
We’ve all been there
some of us daily: The morning that something goes wrong and we’re in a rush to get out the door.
In these times of extreme panic and coffee chugging, it’s good to have what I call the 5 Minute Face* up your sleeve: the makeup you can throw on while eating a granola bar and finding a shoe. (That was an exaggeration, if you can really multitask like this, I am impressed.)
It’s not a full face of makeup, but it’s done in 5 minutes, and you look awake and put together. Today’s products to help you get ready in a flash are all under $10, so that should add some pep in your step this morning!
*TBH I have a 15 Minute Face. I don’t move fast in the mornings. At all.
As I was working on my drugstore blush post last week, (AKA looking like I had been attacked by a Blush Swatch Monster) I started thinking it might be helpful to also share the best drugstore foundations, concealers, and powders. I mean, what’s the point of blush if the rest of you is looking rough?
If you asked me what makeup product I could never give up, I would definitely say concealer and foundation. And lipstick.
And mascara. And shimmery eye shadows.
So if you are also addicted to getting that flawless face, read on!
Disclosure: I don’t get paid to do any of these reviews. These products are bought with my sad grad school funds and opinions are my own!
The best makeup products for your face-on a budget!