I’ve been watching Youtube videos on like for years to get tips and tricks for applying makeup. Let me tell you every Youtuber I’ve watched uses such expensive makeup brushes! And they make you think that without these expensive brushes your makeup will not apply well. I have been using Sedona lace brushes for years but recently the foundation brush has been shedding so much that I knew it was time to replace it. Instead of going out and purchasing a $25-$40 brush I went to local TJ Maxx and Ocean state Job lot in search of some cheaper alternatives and I’m so glad I did!
At TJ Maxx I found this ibeauty brush for $7.99. It looks very similar to a Artis makeup brush that retails for over $50 for one brush. I thought for sure at the cheaper price it would feel harsh on my skin (it was in packaging so I could feel it before I purchased). I was wrong! This is so smooth to the touch! I’ve used it to apply foundation several times and it works like a dream. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I am very happy with this purchase!!
I couldn’t help but grab a makeup palltete as well from BH Cosmetics for just $9.99. The powders are going to be for highlighting, contouring and blushes. Great price for 3 different jobs. I’ve tried these and really like how they apply and wear on my skin.
At Ocean State I picked up a package of 4 brushes for just $6.99. The packing didn’t have a brand on it really but they work well for foundation and concealer application and they were less than $2 a piece.
I’m really glad I tried I all of these cheaper alternatives. I know sometimes prices are lower because the quality of the product is lower, but I lucked out and found some great items and saved loads by not buying the higher end products.
I Love this time a year when all the new fall boots come out in stores. I have found a bargain on a few and I know there are even more deals out there!!
Ways that I have saved:
Old Navy – open a store card receive and look for sales with 40% off your purchase, otherwise 30% off !
Charming Charlie – if you have signed up to be a rewards member than you received a coupon for$20 off 70!
CC is by far one of my favorite places to shop! Check out my other posts for ways I saved at this store!
Charming Charlie Spring Haul
Retail round up: Charming Charlie, New York & Company, Old Navy, GAP
TJMaxx – purchase a discounted giftcard from this website to buy discounted giftcards, up to 20% off already bargain prices
DSW – look for coupons in the mail, such as $20 off a $49 purchase
I know there are a ton more retailers with fall boots and sales going on! These are just some good ones I wanted to point out!!
P.S. if you going to shop online always check cashback websites first! My favorite is TopCashBack
P.S.S. Another great way to save is through discount giftcards. I’ve saved over 20% just by purchasing a giftcard online and then shopping in store!
I have been seeing quite a few snapchat filter makeup tutorials online recently and it gave me the idea that it would make a great Halloween costume! I decided to try to craft the flower and butterfly filters. So off I went to Michaels craft store for some supplies.
All I needed was some flowers (tried to pick out ones similar to what you would see on the filter), butterflies, twigs and spray paint.
First I spray painted the butterflies to give them the most time to dry.
Then i bent the twigs into the shape of my head. Took two twigs for each head piece.
Then i added flowers to two of the head bands.
Finally I twisted on the butterflies to the 3rd headpiece
These were the final products and I’m really excited about how they turned out!!
In total I spent $34 but I have a ton of spray paint left over and I made three head bands not just one!
I love saving time and money each week by painting my own nails rather than going to a salon.
This weeks color is by essie ‘Sand Tropez‘ and on top I used the Orly matte top coat. Love the way it came out!! the matte top coat is perfect for this fall weather