Budget Beauty

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Make-up colors go in and out of fashion just as clothing styles do, right? Stay in the know with our budget beauty posts — our best content to keep you in the know about the latest in beauty trends and money-saving tricks!

Make-up colors go in and out of fashion just as clothing styles do, right? Stay in the know with our budget beauty posts — our best content to keep you in the know about the latest in beauty trends and money-saving tricks!

Here you’ll find budget beauty hacks for real women, including info on how to create your own beauty products and how to find the perfect makeup for your skin tone. Our most popular beauty posts share tips for affordable self-indulgences, like DIY facials and creating a spa-like bath experience at home.

Anti-aging is one of our favorite topics as well. Dive into our “face” collection to get the latest on anti-aging products, including skincare and beauty supplements.

Or if you’re the gal who’s always searching for her next go-to hair style, take a peek at our hair beauty posts.

Our body beauty posts share what’s trending in self-tanners, nail polish colors, moisturizers and more.

Blue Eyeliner

How to Wear Blue Eyeliner

Blue eyeliner usually elicits two reactions: “Oh the eighties!” or “LOVE it, bring it on!” If you fall into the first category and even remember using blue eyeliner like there was no tomorrow in...
Woman holding makeup brush

10 Great Budget Beauty Tips

Budget beauty is essential in this hard economy not only for twenty-somethings, but all of us. Finding what kind of products work just as beautifully on a budget is just as important as finding...
Sweat Proof Beauty Products

Best Organic Beauty Products Under $20

Love the idea of going organic in your beauty routine, but cringe at the steep price tags that so often accompany these brands? Well—worry no more!  There’s a fresh crop of organic stock that is healthy...
Sweat Proof Beauty Products

Sweat-Proof: Make-Up, Lotions, and Hair Products

On a recent weekend getaway, I enjoyed the best bits of summer: white linen flow-y pants, a rooftop barbecue with supreme views, and a stellar pair of cat-eye sunnies. It was high noon, and all...
Queen Latifah

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Style Long Hair

Ever since I cut my long, long hair just after my wedding, I’ve wanted it back. So, for three years I’ve grown my hair back to its original long locks, and I’m so excited...
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The Best Beauty Advice

We get a lot of request for beauty advice here at TBF.  So put together our BEST beauty tips and advice into one quick post . From the best way to cover a zit...
Budget Beauty 1

Want Summer Beach Hair? Get these Products!

In the past, getting the wavy, super-textured ‘do meant a morning romp at the beach or a more involved approach  (re: hairspray, fingers through hair, a comb, etc). But, these days, it’s much easier...

Five Great New Summer Pedicure Colors

Is it just me, or am I the only one who feels like they suck at picking nail colors? I mean, my nails don’t look bad, I just often look down at my fingers...
Lemons on a table

These 4 Beauty Products Are in Your Pantry

Commercials and magazine ads will tell us that it takes cutting-edge research and tech advances to slow down the aging process. And sure, it’s exciting to think that some scientist is working day and...
Budget Beauty 2

Facial Hair? Tackle ’em With Tweezers that Really Work

The topic of facial hair doesn’t always make us feel warm and um, fuzzy (pun intended), but let’s be real:  it happens, I don’t care who you are.  Kate Upton, Olivia Pope, Lindsey Vonn—I’m...
I Wear Pigtails

True Confession: I Wear Pigtails (and I’m Almost 40)

While lots of women love their flatiron, favor fancy updos or step out in headwraps, I wear pigtails. Yes, pigtails. And oh yeah, I’ll be 40 in six months. Now before ladies think my pigtail-wearing confession...
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5 Under 5: Chic Hairstyles That Take 5 Minutes or Less

I confess: when it comes to hair, I don’t wash and style every day. Working at home means I mostly have only me to impress. And on the weekend, I’ve been known to pull...
Detox Juices

DIY Detox: The Cheap Cleanse

Sometimes all the carb-cutting, low-fat, high-veggie and workout everyday prescriptions just don’t do the trick. These are the moments that the cleanse was made for—but what if you don’t want to spend $10 a...
Budget Beauty 3

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles

I swear, every year I see a few more fine lines on my face. Bah! Of course, nobody can buy time. So instead of wasting it wishing I were younger, I am a student of...
Fergie Long Nails

True Confessions: I Can’t Deal with Long Nails

Long nails, a.k.a. “stiletto” nails, are wildly popular. From Adele and Rihanna to the waitress at the local diner, long and pointed tips are popping up everywhere. Me? Sorry, I’m not a fan. In fact,...
Long Hair Over 40 Jen Lilley

Long Hair Over 40: Is it Age-Appropriate?

Question of the day:  is long hair (past the shoulders) over 40 age-appropriate? In the past few weeks, long-haired 40+ celebs like Aniston and Kristin Chenoweth have stepped out in significantly shorter ‘dos. Aniston got...
Budget Beauty 4

Happy Feet: How to Take Care of Our Feet in the Fall

Now that fall is here, that means our sandals are taking a backseat to booties.  So much for showing off our pedis (but yay to cool-looking shoes).   Unfortunately, taking care of our feet in the...
Applying Eye Cream

Updated! 6 Popular Eye Creams Under $15

When I turned 18, one of the best beauty secrets I ever received was that from my grandmother, and consisted of but two words: Eye Cream. Ever since, I’ve been rather obsessed with the...
Olive oil

Can These Foods Clear Up Your Skin?

Wondering what to eat for clear skin? Is it wine? Please say it’s wine! This is the million-dollar question — can we really eat our way to smooth, silky, pimple-free skin? The answer isn’t...
Budget Beauty 5

Makeup in a Flash: Sephora’s Free 2 Day Delivery Service

Yesterday, select Sephora fans were emailed an invitation to join Sephora Flash.  Translation: Everyone’s favorite makeup store most likely reached out to their best customers.  Further translation: Those with an ungodly stash of beauty insider...
Budget Beauty 6

True Confessions: I Wear False Lashes

I bet it wasn’t too long ago you looked in a magazine or  saw a mascara commercial where the model’s eye lashes were all the way to the ceiling and the claim was that...
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