So vain, yet so thrifty!
That's the story of my face!
For years, I threw thrift out the window. I was strictly a high-end girl. I purchased beauty products at luxurious day spas, upscale department stores and specialty shops.
I did not blink my mascara-dipped lashes at the thought of a triple-digit price tag ($100 and higher) for a beauty item.
Then one day in the face of higher debt and tight finances, I stared down my reflection with this tough question: Your money or Your Face?
Fortunately, we don't have to make that tough call. My very-downwardly mobile makeup bag and beauty bin are proof. You don't have to create (horrible, horrible) new money-worry wrinkles while smoothing out your face.
Really. It doesn't have to cost a lot to feel beautiful. Besides real beauty comes from inside, the rest is just makeup and fiction.
So on a regular basis, I will post Frugal Beauty Tips from makeup artists, magazines, books and real-women, who look great. I will also post info on sales, product reviews and other beauty nonsense that I love so much. I’m such a girly, girly.
With that in mind, I bring you a fabulous list from a summer issue of Celebrity Living Weekly:
"Big Buck$ vs. Little Buck$"
Big-Ticket Pick: $400 for AmorePacific Time Response Crème
Low-Ticket Option: $13 Pond’s Time Rewind
Big-Ticket Pick: $1,200 Crème de la Mer
Low-Ticket Option: $23 Good Skin All Firm Moisture
Skin that Glows
Big-Ticket Pick: $500 Kanebo Sensai Ex La Creme
Low-Ticket Option: $11 Dove Fresh Radiance Moisturizer
Big-Ticket Pick: $470 Orlane Hypnotherapy
Low-Ticket Option: $14 Palmer’s Skin Success Stress Cream
Big-Ticket Pick: $379 Dermagenetics DNA Night Cream
Low-Ticket Option: $20 L’Oreal Wrinkle De-Crease SPF Lotion
source: June 27, 2005 Celebrity Living
That's enough for now. I have a few other other blogs to maintain:
The Frugal Duchess (www.sharonhr.blogspot.com)
Driving Phobia (www.drivingphobia.blogspot.com and
Homeless in Miami (www.homelessmiami.blogspot.com).
Thanks for reading my blog!