Cover Girl Queen Lasting Lipliner

What: Angela glides on Cover Girl’s Queen Lasting Lipliner The Lowdown: Not being a big fan of lipstick, my favorite way to add a little color to my pout is to fill in with lipliner, and glide on some clear gloss. The problem? Like any other lipcolor, staying power is tough to come by. This […]

Clairol Natural Instincts

What: Angela changes it up with Clairol Natural Instincts The Lowdown: There was a time when coloring your hair at home was a real risk—not only were the results not guaranteed to be great, they were permanent. Natural Instincts was one of the first non-permanent haircolors (lasts through twenty-some shampoos) we can remember on the […]

Sephora.com: Site Review

In the world of beauty Sephora is a trusted name, and while some of their offerings are out of our everyday beauty budget range, we find enough quality products that are either minor splurges or a deal on sale to keep us coming back. But more and more, we’d like to do our beauty shopping […]

RoC Complete Lift & Deep Wrinkle Products

What: Angela fights fine lines with RoC Complete Lift Eye Pen, Complete Lift Daily Moisturizer, and Deep Wrinkle Filler. The Lowdown: On principle, I rarely spend more than $10 on a beauty product of any kind, so looking at the price points on these RoC products made me skeptical. Nineteen bucks for an “eye pen”? […]

Shopseen: Site Review

One of our favorite shopping resources here at The Budget Fashionista is, well, our peeps. Having other bargain-hunting eyes and ears out there is invaluable in finding great deals—especially when we know so many happen without a billboard announcement and spotlights (though that would be nice, right?). And since online is where we live, a […]

BG Haute: Site Review

We’re working girls, so we don’t frequently have formal events to attend—but when we do we want to look chic. And even if we’re not hitting a ballroom anytime soon we know that plenty of you are (prom, weddings, charity balls, take your pick) so we like to point you in the right direction when […]

Pikaba.com: Site Review

Ah, if only instead of wasting time seeking out whatever item you wish to purchase, it would just come to you. And better yet, come to you from multiple sources seeking your business, so that you get the best price. Well, it was only a matter of time—because that’s the premise behind Pikaba.com, which characterizes […]

My Fashion Plate: Site Review

Even the most organized among us occasionally opens the closet to get dressed and find that our beloved wardrobe somehow, when we weren’t looking, has become one hot mess. Too much shopping (we’re all guilty), and not enough time sorting and strategizing, have left us standing there scratching our heads, knowing we only have 3.6 […]

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse: Product Review

What: Angela tries to even things out with Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse The Lowdown: While we’re busy changing up our fashion with the change of seasons, we need to remember that our make-up needs changing up as well. Heavier, creamier foundations that were fine (even preferable) in the dry winter months will do nothing but […]