Monday, March 9, 2009

Monday Edition: My Favorite Things

Last weekend it snowed. This weekend we had perfect Spring weather. It was amazing! I spent as much time outdoors as possible. I also spent a little time getting our deck ready for Spring. Last Spring we didn't do much with our deck, but this Spring and Summer I want to take full advantage of it. I am currently shopping for deck furniture. I never knew deck furniture was so expensive! Michael and I narrowed it down to two choices, but we are having a hard time deciding. I will try to find pictures so maybe y'all can help us decide.

Today for my favorite things, I thought I would use some of the money saving tips that y'all provided on my "Cutting Corners Give Away". Many of us have traded in our department store make-up for drug store make-up in an effort to save money. The hard part about switching make-up is finding a new make-up that you love as much as your old brand. Here are a few of the favorites suggested by fellow bloggers:

  • Maybelline Mineral Make-Up (suggested by USC Emily)
  • Cover Girl Exact Eyelights Mascara (suggested by Jules)
  • Avon/Mark make-up recommends their $5 lip gloss (suggested by I'm Just Beachy)
  • Elf.com make-up recommends their mascara, bronzer, and eyeshadows (suggested by Blissfully Enamored and Amanda)
  • Revlon Color Stay Make-Up (suggested by Ginnbelle)
  • Rimmel's Stay Matte Powder (suggested by Shea)
  • L'oreal Infallable Foundation (suggested by Lis)
  • Cover Gilr Foundation and Loose Poweder (suggested by Lindesy)
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse Foundation (suggested by Holly)
If you are finding it hard to part with your department store make-up, try finding it on ebay. I found my foundation on ebay for half the price. I was a little worried about buying my foundation off of e-bay, but when I received my package it was a new bottle of foundation that was still sealed!

Do you have a favorite budget friendly make-up?


14 comments:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I think because I worked for Clinique & Estee Lauder I've become so addicted to makeup that it's my one splurge product. I'm a Sephora junkie, I'll admit it. Although, I just bought that CG Lash Blast mascara & really like it so far....

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I am loving the new Stiletto Lash mascara by Maybelline (i think it is Maybelline)!

Ms. Attitude said...

What to know how I make decisions like that? I flip a coin! Really, I do. :) As for the make-up, as a Mary Kay consultant, I get my makeup at cost!

Jennifer said...

I really like L'oreal Volumnous mascara. I swear by this stuff! I recently bought Neutrogena foundation and concealor and my face had never been more clear!!!

Lindsey said...

Oooo I may need to try the Maybeline Mineral Make-up!

Jules said...

This is a great list! Thanks for posting. I'll have to try 1 or 2 of the suggestions.

It Is What It Is said...

I like Maybelline's mascara too. It's like $6 a tube... soft and something, it's in a blue tube. I use it even when we're not in a recession. Especially since you're supposed to trade out your mascara frequently. Then I don't feel like I'm throwing away money. I like Burt's Bees products too.

The Blonde Duck said...

I needed this, bad!

The one thing I don't suggest is Almay mascara. It gives you racoon eyes!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Yeah I've been going pretty cheapo with makeup myself. Covergirl foundation and powder.:) I've been wanting to switch for a while, I keep wanting to try Bare minerals, but I haven't made the jump! Good for you to get your foundation brand new on ebay!

The Watermelon Tree said...

hey I left you an award!!!

Mrs. Cup said...

Thanks for the tips!!

~Holly~ said...

I use L'Oreal Bare Natural Mineral Powder foundation & LOVE it!! Best make-up I've ever used! It's @ $10 but it has lasted me forever and it's better than the Estee Lauder ($40) I use to use. :)

LCPARSONS said...

I still use some Lancome products and some from Sephora. But, my all time favorites are eye shadows from Ulta (I always get many compliments) and they always have a 20% off coupon plus you earn points to get free products by using your Ulta Card. I love their eyeliners too. But you get so many freebies with Lancome it is hard to resist!

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