Beauty Buys – $10 and Under

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Two months ago (holy cow has it really been two months?!) I did a post all about beauty buys under $5 (click here to read it) so it’s about time I do a follow up! This time around I’m featuring my favorite inexpensive beauty buys between $5 and $10. Check out the video then shop my faves using the list below!

Okay, what did I miss? I’m sure there are some great products not listed here so let me know in the comments! Psst if you liked this post, don’t forget to pin it, love!

xoxo

Valery

Beauty doesn’t have to break the bank! Drugstore products are some of my favorite things to use on a daily basis. Check out this post for some of my favorite beauty products $10 and under that you NEED in your makeup kit.


Diversity Chic x Jamberry

diversity-chic-jamberry-2131This month we’re doing something a little different for Diversity Chic, but just to recap in case you’re new (hi!), here’s what we’re all about:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

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These affordable serums are under $15. You need.

affordable-serum3First off, this post is not sponsored even though it’s going to seem like it. Just sharing the love for some affordable serums that I am SO excited about!

Like so many of you guys, I suffer from an array of skin issues that I’m constantly trying to “fix” – rosacea, acne, eczema, dry skin and sensitivity. So yeah, there’s a lot happening on my face. I’ve never been one of those girls who feels totally comfortable just walking out the door without any makeup on. I’m not expecting to ever have “perfect” skin but I’m doing everything I can lately to try to improve it. Except I’m not giving up dairy…I will never do that.

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Football Game Day Nail Art

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias

Even if you don’t love football, this football nail tutorial is the perfect way to celebrate game day! You don’t need any fancy tools, just the right nail polishes and a brush. I promise, even if you're not an artist, you can totally nail this DIY football nail art!
I’ve got a confession, you guys – I don’t really get that into sports. That being said, if there’s an excuse to change up my beauty routine and have fun – count me in! I mean seriously, who doesn’t love a good themed party?! Since I don’t really have any football-related fashion items, I like to put my nails on full display on game day. You can grab everything you need for this tutorial at your local CVS – it’s a one stop shop for all your game day needs! You can even pick up the perfect game day snack to take to your game day parties, SNICKERS® bars (with special football themed packaging) and SNICKERS® Crisper Bars. (Click here to save $1 on SNICKERS® at CVS!)

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How to Get the Perfect Messy, Wavy Hair

I received this ghd Styler for free to use for this tutorial, but of course all opinions are my own.

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Bless the fact that messy hair has been “in” for a while….can I get an amen?! Growing up in the era of stick straight hair, I’m soooo glad that’s not the only “acceptable” hairdo these days. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sleek mane on other people but my hair doesn’t like to stay straight and it just doesn’t work that well for me. Waves are more flattering for my face and just easier to deal with.

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6 Tips for Getting Your Bathroom Organized….Today!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DesignedMega #CollectiveBias

The bathroom is one of the hardest spaces in the home to decorate and organize. There are so many things you need to have in there, but it's typically the smallest room in the house. If you're like me and you rent, it's particularly difficult! You have to make the most of the space, so here are some of my favorite bathroom decorating tips to help keep your bathroom tidy and organized.

Even though I don’t have any kids myself, this “back to school” time of year always has me itching for change. I almost miss the days of moving into a new dorm room or apartment each year and getting to redecorate! This year, I’m celebrating the back to school season by focusing on refreshing my bathroom. In my opinion, the bathroom is one of the hardest rooms to decorate and organize. There are so many things you need to have in there, but it’s typically the smallest room in the house. If you’re like me and you rent, it’s even more difficult because you can’t do anything major! Here are some of my favorite decorating tips that I’ve put into practice recently to help keep my bathroom tidy and organized.


What’s in my Carry On – Makeup Edition

This post isn’t sponsored but does contain a handful of affiliate links. If you click and/or purchase anything using one of those links, I receive a few cents back. Thanks for helping keep this blog running – you are SO appreciated.

Traveling can be insanely stressful - especially if you’re only taking a carry on bag! What toilteries do you travel with? How do you stay under the required amount of liquids? Click through for a rundown of ALL the toiletries and makeup I travel with!When I booked my trip to Chicago, my main goal was to keep it as cheap as possible. Which meant…not checking a bag. As much as I’d like to say I’m a low maintenance girl, I’m 100% not. Some of it is my fault (loving makeup + needy/damaged hair) but I won’t take the blame for my dry and sensitive skin! Not checking a bag means all my liquids and gels have to fit into a quart sized baggie. Challenge accepted.

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Best Beauty Buys – $5 and under

This post isn’t sponsored but does contain a handful of affiliate links. If you click and/or purchase anything using one of those links, I receive a few cents back. Thanks for helping keep this blog running – you are SO appreciated.

Featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Click through to see my favorite cheap drugstore products that are $5 and under!
Sometimes I think blogs go a little overboard with high end makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good splurge every once in a while (as evidenced by this post), but there’s nothing better than a beauty steal! That’s why I’m featuring my favorite cheap beauty buys – nothing over $5.00 in this one! Check out the video and then click through the products below to shop!

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