Reader’s Week Spring 2007: Megan Shares Her Love of the Dollar Tree and Big Lots


Fashion is my passion, but being a college student working at a local bookstore does not offer me much leeway in my budget, which is why I’m addicted to bargain shopping.

Megan Loves Her Dollar Tree and Big Lots stores

My two favorite places for beauty bargains is the: Dollar Tree and Big Lots. The Dollar tree is a gold mine for beauty steals. Every major brand or product can be found at Dollar Tree and of course it is only a dollar. You leave feeling guilt free because all you dropped was a couple bucks.

My second favorite spot is Big Lots. Their health and beauty section is to die for. I can spend hours just looking around at all the amazing cheap products they have. Everything I buy is $10 and under and the products of course are name brand so I know I’m getting an excellent product.

One of my beauty tips is layering: layering lip gloss, laying eye shadows, layering blush. When I put on my blush a do a swipe of blush than a swipe of bronzer than another swipe of bronzer. It gives a great sun glowed look. I mix liquid bronzer and foundation and that also gives a great sun glowed look.

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  1. says

    I’ve bought beauty products from both of these stores. I don’t buy a lot of cosmetics from Dollar Tree – I’ve done their mascara, lip/eye liner.

    BTW, I’m listening to you on the radio this morning. Nice job! :O)

  2. Melissa says

    I shop at the dollar tree or dollar store we have several dollar store were I live they are just called diffrent names.I love Big Lots it has great finds everything from jewelry,makeup,to kitchen stuff,candles etc.I enjoy them and not afraid of saying it,even celebs like these stores.

  3. Anna says

    I would just recommend that you check expiration dates on makeup bought at discount stores (and yes, I buy there too!).  Sometimes makeup is near – or past – it’s expiration date making it a not so good buy.

  4. christal says

    I am so glad that I am not alone.  I am a mother of 3 and own my own business. All my money go to family and the business.  So I too shop at Dollar Tree for beauty products and who ever knows but me.  It doesn’t matter where I buy makeup, its all about how its applied and worn.

  5. Lucky says

    Thankfully, there are quite a few Dollar Tree and Big Lot stores in Louisville, KY. Big Lots is my beauty Nirvana. I’m on a budget, so I don’t have the money to buy the high-end products. Nobody knows if your lipstick costs 99 cents or $35. For me, I’ll buy the low priced stuff and save my hard-earned greenbacks for other things.

    PS: I love your site, Beauty Fashionista!!

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