Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beauty Bargains

Hey y'all! I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite beauty products that won't break the bank. It's no secret that a teacher's salary is not likely to support the most extravagant lifestyle, so when it comes to often pricey items like beauty products budgeting and bargain hunting are a must!

Frugal Fragrances:
Like any Southern Belle I consider Lilly Pulitzer items to be an everyday staple. If it comes in Lilly, I'll take it! I was thrilled to score all three of these Lilly Pulitzer fragrances for the price of one! Each 3.40z bottle retails for around $68, but I purchased each of these for about 20 bucks a pop on

Wink by Lilly Pulitzer

 Fragrance Notes: Pink Freesia, Pear Nectar, White Lily, Amber Crystals, Sensual Musk, Lush Gardens, Rose, Violet Fields

Scent Strength: Moderate
Classification: Flowery
Recommended Use: Casual

Beachy by Lilly Pulitzer

 Fragrance Notes: Citrus, Watermelon, Jasmine, Frangipani, Amber, Vanilla, Marine Air Accord, Tiare Flower, Salt Crystals

Scent Strength: Subtle
Classification: Natural
Recommended Use: Casual


Squeeze by Lilly Pulitzer

Fragrance Notes: Pink Grapefruit, Lychee, Lotus Blossom, Sun-drenched Woods, Water Musk Red Currant, Wild Rose
Scent Strength: Moderate
Classification: Citrus/Fruity
Recommended Use: Casual

Affordable Hair Care:
Salon quality hair products can be outrageously expensive. I try to stick with brands that offer the same quality with out the outrageous price tag. You can find a great selection of Not Your Mother's hair care and styling products at Walmart for about $5 a bottle.

{Beach Babe} This texturizing sea salt spray works wonders for my crazy, out of control, frizzy curls. I like that it adds a little definition with out weighing my hair down or making it feel crunchy. I'm definitely a fan of low maintenance hair styles, and this is a great product for days when you're wanting to spray, tousle, and go!

{Clean Freak} If you have not yet discovered the wonders of dry shampoo you need to invest in a can pronto! Using dry shampoo has many benefits especially if you have naturally curly, friz-prone hair like me. Thanks to this amazing product I feel comfortable going a couple of days without washing my hair. I even use it on freshly washed hair for extra volume and lift at the root.

{She's a Tease} I use this voluminizing hair spray to finish off just about any look! It's perfect for straight, wavy, or curly hairstyles. My favorite thing about it is the fact that you get a light flexible hold with a subtly sweet scent! Pair this product with a little back combing at the root, and you've got yourself the perfect amount of va va voom!

A Steal on a Splurge:
If you've been on Pinterest within the past year you're probably already very familiar with Urban Decay and their notorious NAKED palettes. My jaw dropped when I saw the retail price, but thanks to a friend that just so happened to discover them on a discounted website I now am the proud owner of all three of these beautiful palettes. I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about ordering at first. I mean really, all three palettes for 20 bucks?! I kept thinking to myself, "This is too good to be true!" Despite my suspicions they arrived a couple of weeks later sealed, wrapped, and in the original packaging. I use all three of them regularly, and the quality definitely seems to be authentic! Head on over to Ali Express Wholesale to get yours!

Happy shopping,



  1. Thanks for the heads up about Not Your Mother's at Walmart! I stocked up!

    Have a great weekend xo

    1. You are so very welcome! Thank you for checking my blog out, I'm happy to hear this post was helpful! :)

  2. Hey! I figured if anyone had an idea it would be you! Do you have a cute lanyard you have to wear for school for id/keys? If so let me know where you got it please!

    1. Hey! Most of my lanyards are Thirty-One, but unfortunately they do not sell them anymore. I also love Vera Bradley's lanyards. You can find them for a good deal here:

    2. Thanks so much! I knew you'd have something!

    3. Yes ma'am! You are so very welcome! :)

  3. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this post! I would consider myself to be a Floridian southern belle and I am totally Obsessed with Lilly! I know they discontinued her fragrances in department stores :( I wish I could properly express how much I missed Beachy. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for this post!