Sweeter than Serenity: Favorite Affordable Beauty Products

Friday, March 6, 2015

Favorite Affordable Beauty Products

Favorite Affordable Beauty Products

Being a graduate student, I am on quite a budget (quite a tiny one that is). I try to be thrifty with my purchases, all the way down to my beauty products. As much as I love my Essie nail polish, sometimes I just can't fork out eight dollars. When it comes to eye shadows, as much as I have been eyeing an Urban Decay palette, this mini palette from Almay works pretty well, too. I have sworn by my Maybelline Falsies mascara for quite some time, but after my review of the NYC mascara, I may be making a switch soon. 

Every one of these products is under $10 except for the Almay foundation, but if you catch a sale, you can find it for around $7 (if you're a Kroger customer, it's on sale!). What are your favorite affordable beauty products?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please feel free to leave some suggestions for me on some new affordable products to try! Don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin and Instagram! Ps, I fixed my post pictures from yesterday. I'm just not sure what happened, because I could see them all along!

God Bless!


  1. I definitely use quite a few of these! Sometimes I budget for makeup and sometimes I splurge. I love Maybelline define a lash mascara and I recently started using Covergirl super thick lash mascara and swear by it. I also love covergirl and NYX butter gloss. I feel like this list could go on for a while!


  2. Love some of these beauty products!! Drug store is always the way to go when you're on a budget. We're fans of baby lips for inexpensive lip balms with a hint of color!

    xx 365hangers

  3. Sally nail color polish I love, especially if you have a good top coat.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  4. There are hidden gems in the drugstore. Maybelline, I think, makes the best mascaras and lip balms!

    Janelle | Styles & Prints

  5. Oooh, have you tried Wet N Wild's blushes and nail polish? I love their blush in Mellow Wine and their polishes with the thick brush. Oh and their matte lipsticks are my fave! :)


  6. I have been using Rimmel's Scandaleyes mascara for a while now but have heard good things about Falsies! I think I'll try that when this tube runs out.

    My money-saving trick is just not to wear a lot of makeup, haha. I don't wear it that often so I always feel guilty buying something like lipstick only to throw it out because it's gotten icky a year later. Concealer, mascara and a little bronzer (I use the same one by Rimmel!) are my go-tos!

    Hi from Toronto :)
    xo Carbar | hellocarbar.com

  7. I might put a hamper together for mothers day so this was really useful, thanks!

    Sam, SPRKSAM