Time to pinch those pennies
Here are some of the best, and most effective budget busting beauty buys!
We all know the effects of cocoa butter for softening and smoothing our skin, and fighting back against stretch marks and scars.
Cococare is affordable and effective and that makes it a best buy. The Yellow Stick is $1.75 for one ounce, and we love the push up effect, that makes it an easy, no-fuss, no-muss way to apply. The Cocoa Butter Lip Balm for $1.50 for .15 ounces. We say, buy the Yellow Stick and use it everywhere. (But don’t leave it in the car or the heat – it will melt!)
A small tub of Cocoa Butter is $5.25 for 15 ounces, but we found the same product in a variety of sizes at Big Lots for 99 cents.
Queen Helene’s Mint Julep Masque
is #1 for a reason. The clean green clears complexions and tightens pores. You can get the combination effect of having your skin refreshed, cleansed, tightened, and cleared all at the same time. Maybe you don’t have any blemishes, and maybe you don’t want to get any. Queen Helene’s reduces your pores, and can be used all over the face or neck, or even as a spot treatment on the face or body. A pack of 12 online goes for $18.79. However, this product never seems to run out, so you can buy one bottle at the drugstore for under $3 bucks and be good-to-go for the foreseeable future.
Be Like Selena Gomez and spill your spaghetti
The dollar store often has liquid soaps and body washes for – yes – a dollar. This is one place to find that discontinued scent that only YOU seemed to purchase, but now you can’t find anywhere. Sizes may be small, but it’s worth it to find the cherry or apple-scented Softsoap that no one seems to carry. You can even stock up on oldie but goodie faves like Jergens cherry almond scented hand soap (less intense than the lotion itself but with the same pleasant scent).
I want my soap as clean as Ivory – 99.44! I want my soap as clean as Ivory – nothing less, nothing more! Ivory soap has a mild scent, and leaves you feeling clean and fresh. With all the grainy, gritty, scenty, age-defying, and multiple promise products that overwhelm your skin, sometimes it’s good to just cleanse with some Ivory soap and clarifying shampoo.
And the Suave brand works just as well as Neutrogena T-Sal or Aveda Shampure for a fraction of the price!
When you shop like a penny pincher all year round, you don’t have to wait to cash in on Black Friday deals. You can stay in, munch on a turkey sandwich, and watch that movie marathon you’ve been waiting to enjoy, or even read a book like White Girl Problems and let everyone else fight the crowds.