Category Archives: Budget

A Lash-Growing Mascara Hack

A Lash Growing Mascara Hack |

A common question I regularly get asked as a makeup artist is how to grow out a healthy set of natural lashes. The immediate solution would be to slap on a pair of falsies or buy a set of ridiculously expensive temporary implants (which can tear out your natural lashes as they fall out btw).  […]

The January Base

The January Base |

Cold-ish weather (I live in Florida so my bodily cold-o-meter is obviously broken) means I’ve put aside matte formulas for the moment. Although I have oily skin, the winter weather never fails to sap out any moisture my skin possesses–and matte formulas tend to highlight the appearance of dry skin. Light to medium coverage foundations […]

How to Clean False Lashes

How to Clean False Lashes |

  With Christma-hana-kwanzica parties galore, there’s really no better time to pop on a set of false lashes and get festive. While there’s no better feeling than pulling them off after a long night, there is always an edge of disappointment. Those pretty lashes you bought the other day are nasty with dried glue and […]

Best Sephora Holiday & Value Sets Right Now | Gift Sets 2014

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  Sephora is literally Candy Land right now. They recently came out with all their latest (and definitely greatest) value and holiday gift sets–and let me tell you–they are AMAZING. Almost all of the sets are such a good price for what you are getting–especially when you consider how expensive each full-sized item regularly sells. […]

Drugstore Dupes for High-End Makeup

Drugstore Dupes for High End Makeup

Drugstore products just seem to be getting better and better. I’ve noticed a definite shift upwards concerning quality over my years of stalking the drugstore savannah–and I like what I see. Almost every cosmetics giant nowadays owns another makeup brand or two–or ten–so it should come as no surprise that to keep things simple, they […]

10 Beauty Steals Under $10


Sometimes more expensive doesn’t always mean better. While I understand the “you get what you pay for” sentiment, on rare ocassions, you get what you pay for plus a massive bonus. Honestly, if you scraped these products out of their tubes and compacts and into more expensive packaging with a fansy brand name, I would […]