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Must Have Cheap Beauty Products

Updated on January 3, 2011

As a woman I of course enjoy pampering myself. There are a few things in which I can't see myself living without. I'm going to give you a detailed rundown of the things I use on a daily basis, and the things I couldn't live without! Also, you don't have to be rich to be able to pamper yourself. I actually use a lot of my earnings with Mechanical Turk to purchase the products that I love. I'll post a link at the bottom as to how you too can make some extra cash

Must Have Cheap Beauty Products

1. A Good Fake Tanner

Who wants to look like a wrinkled old woman? Not this girl. Of course I've dabbled with tanning beds and stuff, but I just don't like the effect that they have on my skin. I don't want to be in my 50's and discover I have skin cancer. I say "A Good Fake Tanner", because I mean one that doesn't leave you looking like an oompa loompa. I am pretty lucky in this area, as I have a red undertone in my skin. Meaning, fake tanners soak up nicely to my pigment. However I have to say by far that the best fake tanner I have used is Sun Labs. It is dark brown with a green base. This tanner allows me to look like I have a summer glow, even in the coldest parts of the year. I believe this product ranges between 12.00-26.00 a bottle, but it will last you quite some time.

2. A body splash/perfume which goes well with your natural scent

I love perfume, I actually may have an addiction. However, out of everything that I have tried, my favorite perfume is "Sexy Little Things" by Victoria Secret. Its not too sweet, and not too musky. Naturally, my natural scent is sweet. Which means, musky fragrances smell terrible on me. This is the perfect combination without smelling like a candy factory. The best part is, it only ranges at about $50.00 a bottle.

3. Great cosmetics, at an affordable price.

There are only a few things I'd spend outrageous amounts on for cosmetics. These are: Foundation, and concealer. I wouldn't be caught dead spending 20$ on eye shadow or mascara. I feel like these things are easily purchased at a drug store, and with the right primer you still get the job done. However my two affordably priced make up brands that I buy from are: Eyes Lips Face, and NYX cosmetics. Of course I've got a little Mac and Urban Decay in my collection-- but I don't think its necessary. I'll link below two places in which you can buy affordable and good quality cosmetics.

4. Good Quality Hair Products

I was naturally born with thick, coarse hair. My hair is seriously the texture of African American hair. I was told this is because I could possibly be Native American. However, I could be wrong about that one as well. I recently discovered Sally Beauty’s GVP line and I am in love. Basically GVP has taken all of the top designer hair brands, and made a cheaper version of them. I honestly think there products work just as well as higher end brands. Their matrix moisture shampoo and conditioner is almost identical. I also use their version of potion number 9 leave in conditioner, and Paul Mitchell hair spray. I'd recommend this line to anyone!

5. A good moisturizer

Honestly, I just use a typical aloe based moisturizer. I apply it to my face before I put on my make up, and it works like a charm. I do believe it is actually a target brand moisturizer. I don't really care too much about spending high amounts on lotion I am going to put on my skin. Its just lotion after all. However, it is an essential, and it is something you need. Especially during the winter months when your skin goes to crap from temperatures colder then what it is used to.

That’s about it! I am not too picky, and what I use works for me. As for cosmetics, I am a total junkie. I spent an entire year while my husband was in Afghanistan learning as much as possible on you tube about how to apply make up correctly. I love pampering myself, and I love doing it at an affordable price. These are my must have cheap beauty products. I hope this helps a few people on the way, as I wish I had read something like this when I began my journey. Good luck on your quest for affordable beauty products!


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      Rhonda Musch 

      10 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Great article.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      10 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Great article.


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