Friday, August 19, 2011

Splurge or not to Splurge: Makeup Bag

As far as my makeup bag goes there are tons of things in it and I don't even use half of them. So here are the ones I use pretty much every day.
-Neutrogena Naturals face wash-
-Olay face moisturizer-
-compact face brush-
-Maybelline Mineral Powder Illuminator-
-Maybelline Minderal Powder Bronzer-
-Covergirl Fresh complexion concealer-
-Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion mascara-
-Wet n' Wild liquid liner-
-NYC blushable creme stick-
-MAC "Up the Amp" lipstick-

I'm on the most strict budget known to man but wanted to share with you the things that I do end up splurging (and by splurging I mean around $8). I splurged on the Neutrogena Face wash (around $9), olay face moisturizer (around $8), the Maybelline Mineral Powders (around $8/ea.), and the MAC lipstick (around $15). These are items I spent money on because I really like them and think they work well. {The MAC lipstick was a recent splurge and the purply tint had me...usually I wouldn't spend anything on lipstick}. I think the most important thing is your skin and keeping it healthy and that is why I wash it with the chemical free face wash and use the SPF moisturizer. Mostly for the other items in my bag I can find cheaper substitutes, mostly I pick whichever is cheapest. I know though that the Wet n' Wild liquid liner works really well and there is no need for anything else. If you were wondering I also spend close to nothing on shampoo, conditioner and body wash. What do you splurge on in your makeup bag?
Also because I thought it went along nicely with the routine of getting ready daily. This is what I smell like...Victoria Secret "Very Sexy Now" mist (which I've had for like 3 years..I don't think they sell it anymore...bummer), Vaseline cocoa butter lotion, Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange solid perfume (I keep in my purse in case I'm in a rush and didn't spritz myself, it smells beyond awesome). 

Thanks for stopping in! Happy weekend!


  1. ah gotta splurge on facial products theyre so important! your makeup bag looks amazing and youre so organized!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  2. Oh I wish my makeup bag only had that many items in it! Haha! And Mac lipstick is definitely worth the splurge.

  3. That Covergirl mascara is the best in the world!

  4. i really like mineral powders, my splurge would be the sonja kashuk mineral foundation/blush from target ($15!)
    i love these type of posts, you inspire me to do one myself sometime!

  5. I splurge on a special anti-red Clinique foundation thing because my skin likes to turn red at the drop of a hat, and that's about it. . . I bought some MAC lip gloss the other day and that was a total waste, but hey, the proceeds went to AIDS so whatever.

  6. i don't really splurge on these types of products either. i find that the trader joes antibiotic face lotion is the best ever! i love it. i also use their face lotion with 15spf. it also helps that tom works at tj's and we get a discount ;D

  7. Oh, man, I splurge on almost everything... I love Yes To face wash and eye cream, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF, MAC concealer and lipsticks, Perfekt Cheek Gel, Korres lip glosses... I think that the only thing that I don't splurge on is mascara. I am perfectly happy with Cover Girl. : )




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