Anyone who knows me knows that I am an absolute sucker for a good bargain, especially when it comes to beauty products (mainly because they’re hard to come by in these regards—am I right?). While I am a firm believer in investing in anything you apply directly to your skin, I cant help but say that I’m always SO pleasantly surprised when I find a budget friendly product that I actually love and trust!
That being said, skincare and cosmetics are easily some of my biggest splurges (because again, cheap, reliable products are hard to come by), but its always nice to have those few products that work AND fit into your budget. Over the years, Ive had my fair share of keeps and tosses when it comes to budget friendly beauty products (I’m kind of an expert at this point), so I thought id do y’all a favor and share the ones I WONT be tossing anytime soon:
Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil $22
So total disclaimer, I’ve never used a face oil before trying this Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, meaning I have nothing to compare it to. Anyway, I feel like face oils have been recently hyped (or maybe Ive been living under a rock?), so being the total bandwagoner that I am, I had to get me some! Problem: 90% of them them cost like a million dollars. Solution: Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil. I apply this stuff all over my face after cleansing (but before night cream) every night and omg, I love! I have naturally dry skin and this stuff has been amazing with adding a bit more moisture and softnessI I also like to add a few dabs of this on my cheekbones (on top of my highlight) for a little dewy finishing touch to my makeup routine! Seriously guys, for $22 you cant beat it!
Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera $6.99
Over the years, Ive tried a million different toners and Ive found that basic witch hazel just works the best, and thats what Ive been using for quite sometime now. The only issue was that I hated the way it smelled…idk why? Recently, a coworker of mine introduced me to Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera and I am literally obsessed! Not only is it super cheap and all natural, but it also smells amazing and feels SO good on a clean face! You can get It on Amazon or at your local Wholefoods!
Daisi Face Cleansing Brush $20
This Daisi Face Cleansing Brush was actually a Christmas gift from my mama (god bless her), and I am SO impressed! Ive been wanting a Clarisonic for years now but could never justify the price. When I got this one and saw that it was only $20, I was a little skeptical because hello, why would they charge $100+ for a facial cleansing brush when you can get one for $20 on Amazon—must not work, right?? Wrong!! This thing is fantastic and does exactly what it’s supposed to do! I don’t have a Clarisonic so I can’t really compare (and maybe I’m missing something) but I’m definitely satisfied with the quality + the color is a super cute blush/mauve and it looks adorbs in my bathroom so…..
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater $7
I bought Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater on a whim (damn you enticing shelves of little travel sized products in the check out line at Ulta) because I generally like Mario Badescu’s products and was in the market for a new facial spray. I honestly didn’t expect to like it so much but ummmm, what?? This stuff is amazing!! It isn’t necessarily advertised as a makeup setting spray, but thats what I primarily use it for and I love it! It smells amazing, is ridiculously refreshing, and gives me a nice dewy look! Idk if it necessarily makes my makeup last longer, but I’m a terrible judge of that kind of thing tbh. Nonetheless, highly recommend!
Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Polish $15
This Flake Away Body Polish was a gift from a dear friend and It’s seriously amazing! Ive been searching for a good body exfoliator and let me tell y’all, my search is over! This stuff smells SO good and my skin always feels super soft and clean after using it! I use it about once or twice a week so it lasts forever, and the best part? You can get it at Ultra and Target!! If your looking for a product that makes you feel like you just walked out of a spa every time you use it, this is your stuff!
Thanks for tuning in and hope y’all have a good week! If you’ve tried any of these products, leave me some feedback!