May 17, 2009


You love looking beautiful but in this challenging economic climate it’s not smart to spend lavishly if you can’t afford it. What’s a girl to do? Find budget friendly versions of your normal beauty products. Here’s a list of some discount beauty items I’ve found that help you save a few dollars while still looking and feeling pampered. Feel free to send me examples of any cosmetic “downsizing” you’ve incorporated into your beauty routine.

HIGH: Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas (3.4 oz) $22.50
LOW: Sally Hansen Miracle Cure for Severely Dry Hands (3.5 oz.) $8.99

HIGH: Sephora Brand Vanilla Cupcake Body Collection Bubble Bath (10 fl. oz.) $16
LOW: Dial Soy & Almond Milk Moisturizing Body Wash (18 fl. oz.) $6.49

HIGH: Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body Intensive Restoring Lipid-Enriched Lotion (6.9 fl. oz.) $29
LOW: Vaseline Intensive Rescue Clinical Therapy Skin Protectant Body Lotion (6.8 fl.oz.) $7.49

HIGH: NARS Body Glow (4 fl. oz.) $59
LOW: Sephora Brand - Divine Oil (4.2 fl. oz) $18

HIGH: Clinique Clarifying Lotion (6.7 fl. oz.) $11.50
LOW: Dickinson's Witch Hazel-Daily Facial Toner (16 fl. oz.) $4.29

HIGH: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer - Original (colorless) (1 oz.) $36
LOW: Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel (1.5 oz.) $7.99

HIGH: Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (4.2 fl. oz.)$26
LOW: Neutrogena Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover (5.5 fl. oz) $7.99

HIGH: Lancôme Définicils High Definition Mascara in “Deep Black” $24
LOW: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in “Carbon Black” $7.50

HIGH: M.A.C. Eye Shadows $14.50 and Pigments $19.50
LOW: NYX Eye Shadows $5 and Chrome Eye Shadows $5

HIGH: Bobbi Brown Lip Color (0.12 oz) $22.00
LOW: Wet 'n' Wild MegaColors Lipstick (0.13 oz.) $1.99

HIGH: M.A.C. Tinted Lip Glass $14.00
LOW: Milani Crystal Gloss for Lips $3.49

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