8 CHEAP Beauty Products I love and 5 I’m dying to try!

Yo there!

It’s summer and hot, like so freaking, unbelievably hot.  And my kids want to play outside.  Non-stop.  Outside.  Is anyone hearing this?!?  Outside in the sweltering hell that is Southern California right now.  Honestly, why are kids so dumb sometimes?

My therapy in all this is a trip to a nice air conditioned store, where I can usually indulge in a teensy fun buy.  I LOVE to try new products, but I’m especially thrilled when they’re actually great.  So, I thought it would be fun to share a few cheap products that I swear by!


Terracotta Foot Scrubbers, L’Oreal Lip Pen, Micellar Water, Liquid Eyeliner,


Kirkland Shampoo/Conditioner, Goody Stay Put Elastics, Grapefruit Scrub, Anti-frizz Creme

That foot scrub??  Awesome.  I love it.  I used to buy plastic ones for the summer at drugstores and they sucked, didn’t work well, and got tossed after a month or two.  Not these.  They also look waaay cuter hanging in the shower.  The lip gloss is so easy to put on and wear.  I’m not much of a make-up wearer, so I like things that are easy and work – this is the best!  Micellar water, where were you hiding?!?  This is a new product that I grabbed on a whim and have been using for about a month.  It’s perfection… so key when I’m lazy about washing my face at night (which is just about every night #reallife).  The eyeliner… again, I’m no good at make-up and I was good at using this.  The first time.  Hella ya.  And it stays put, but washes off without chemical grade ingredients.  The shampoo/conditioner is like a surprise score.  Costco doesn’t sell it on-line, but cummon, we all know you go there at least once a month.  Grab a bottle and read the label… paraben and sulfate free, Cool, Vegan, huh?, Gluten free, Um ok.  I never knew I’d need a vegan shampoo, but that’s got to be a good thing, right?  Just try it.  After I wash with fancy Kirkland, I rub in some Garnier anti frizz into my damp hair, then let it air dry.  It’s not sticky or oily, like almost every other anti-frizz I’ve tried, oh and it only costs 3 bucks!  I think everyone and their grand mammies uses the Yes to Grapefruites/Tomatoes/etc brand.  I especially like this scrub and use it once a week… I also like the tomato one, but don’t use it as much… so if I had to pick, I’d go grapefruit.  The hair ties are a no brainer – they hold my hair in a pony tail.  Nothing else works as well.  Nothing.  I buy these in bundles, use them twice and then toss.  They are so cheap, I use ’em like disposable contacts.

Omg, that was long.

But are you so excited about your next Target trip?  Yeah, me too.  And actually, I have a few things that I really want to try.  These are not all cheap though.  Dang it.  But that doesn’t stop me from wanting to try.


Womfy Anti-wrinkle PillowBellaflash Hair Removal System, The Wet Brush, Issa Toothbrush, Eyeliner Tool

Recently I was getting my hair done and my girl says, What, you don’t have a Wet Brush?!  That’s all it took.  I need one.  Stat.  Maybe the next day (or three) my mom says to me, What you don’t have an anti-wrinkle pillow?!  You guys, I weelly need this.  Anything with “anti-wrinkle” is pretty much on the list.  An at home laser hair remover?  I’ll try that.  A toothbrush with no bristles?  Yup, that’s my jam.  And a tool that’ll make my eyeliner even easier to use?  Is it my birthday yet?!

Okay, now that I’ve bared my cheap loving soul, please share!  What are some of your favorite budget products??

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