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.

How to Plump Lips Naturally

Ever found yourself staring at Angelina Jolie’s lips? Yeah, uh, me neither. Okay, that’s a lie. Angie has a great set of lips. There, I said it. They really are her trademark, and to...
Affordable Beauty Products

5 Five-Minute Beauty Tips for $5

As a busy budget babe, I’m all for ways to save money and time without cutting any of my beauty habits. Over the years I’ve accumulated seasonal beauty tips for less, which means that...
Collage of images detailing steps of updo tutorial

How to Get an Elegant Updo: Tutorial

Confession time: Until recently, I considered a basic ponytail an updo. A fancy updo. To me, away from face meant all things glam. Bonus points if my ponytail managed a cute tip flip (think Charlotte in Sex in the...
Woman with hot rollers

How to Use Hot Rollers on Your Hair

We all know that a great ‘do completes our look, but I’ll be the first to admit to falling flat when it comes to my hair. To the rescue? Hot rollers! That’s right ladies, break out the hot...
Revlon Nail Art

Why Revlon Nail Art is my Must-Have Secret Beauty Weapon

Anyone who thinks great nail color and design 1) can only be achieved at a salon or 2) is best worn in shades like “buff,” “beige” or “sand” is missing out in the beauty...
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Sanity Savers: 3 Fabulous Bath Products That Help Keep You Sane and Beautiful

Never before did I learn to love taking a bath than when I became pregnant. Now I understand what all the fuss was about! The old cliché of a stressed mom needing a bath....
Billie Holiday

Beauty Icon: Billie Holiday

The name Billie Holiday is known by people of every age everywhere and even if the specifics are unknown by some, everyone knows that she was important to music. Those more in the know...
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E.L.F Cosmetics: Yes or No?

You know we’re always on the hunt for a bargain, and e.l.f. cosmetics certainly fits under that category. If you’re out of the loop, e.l.f. is a makeup company that sells products through their...
Heart Braid

Romantic Hairstyles to Try this Valentine’s Day

Date with the boyfriend, single girl’s night out, or dinner at his parents’ house? If you’re looking a ‘quick and dirty’ hair guide, here are some tips and tricks for super pretty valentine’s day hair...
Dorothy Dandridge

Style Icon: Dorothy Dandridge

When we think of Black Hollywood of old, Dorothy Dandridge stands out as one of its brightest shining stars. She was style personified. She had an air of glamour in every outfit. Known for...
Face Mask

5 Super Easy DIY Beauty Products That Simply Work

We pay for face masks, hair-straightening, body scrub, and more.  Why not save your well-earned dollars and do it yourself?  It only takes a few minutes, and you’ll be surprised at how simple face,...
Touch Up

Best Make Up Tips: Touch Up Products We Love

Whether you’re out at a club with your friends or just having a long day at the office, you’ll probably have to quickly touch up your makeup at some point during the day or...
Eyeshadow Colors

The Eyes Have it: Make ‘Em Pop with these Easy Eyeshadow Tips

Eyeshadow doesn’t have to be a love or hate thing.  Lots of my friends forgo wearing it altogether because they’re not sure how to make it work for them. Cream or powder? Dark or light? Other people have...

How to Repurpose Makeup: 4 Nifty Things You Can Do with Excess Cosmetics

Having an excess of makeup isn’t the worst problem someone could have. Yet, it seems pretty common around the holidays with so many stockings that can be filled with small beauty items or gift...
Naomi Watts

You Ask, We Answer: Best Formal Short Hairstyles

From Reader Lauren O: Do you have any ideas for formal short hairstyles? I read (& loved) your How-To Dress for a Formal Event, but you didn’t say anything about how to do short...
Easy Hair Buns

4 Incredible & Easy Hair Buns for Party Season

I love this time of  the year because it means we can get dressed up for all sorts of Christmas and New Year’s parties.  It’s great because we get to wear as much glitter...
Indie Nail Polishes

3 Indie Nail Polishes Worth Your Dinero

I’m into nail polish the way Juliet was into Romeo. Give me polish or let me die. Okay, so maybe I wouldn’t kill myself if someone suddenly took away my right to paint nails,...
Best Hot Roller Sets Under 50

5 of the Best Hot Roller Sets Under $55

We blame Princess Kate for bringing hot rollers back into style. They are great for creating beautiful curls without getting expensive perms or using time consuming curling irons. In fact, you can just put...
Woman giving herself DIY facial

Easy, Quick, All-Natural DIY Facial Recipes

Keeping your complexion moisturized and radiant when the weather is rainy, cold and windy is definitely a challenge to say the least. Luckily, you don’t have to make a spa appointment to keep your...
Essential Steps on How to Look Younger

7 Essential Steps To Look Younger (No Injections Needed, Thank You Very Much!)

I’ll admit to being a bit of a sucker for any product that promises to stave off the aging process. I mean, don’t we all want a refreshed face with a glowing finish? But...
6 Amazing Haircuts for Square Faces

6 Amazing Haircuts for Square Faces

Some of the most striking gals that we know so well, like Cameron Diaz and Nicole Richie, have square faces, and if you’re lucky enough to have a defined jaw and gorgeous cheekbones like...
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