Floral fragrances—they're everywhere. If you walk down the street, you will undoubtedly pass by at least one or two women who wear flower-powered fragrances on a daily basis.
Are you tired of buying full sized products just to find out that they don't work for you? I'm here to tell you about a budget friendly option that will allow you to try different products without spending a crazy amount of money on them.
There's something incredibly sexy, mysterious, and warming about a spicy-smelling fragrance, isn't there? Maybe it's the whiff of cinnamon, pepper, or cloves that gets you going. Or, maybe it's the bergamot.
Two years ago, I discovered LUSH. I have sensitive skin with a touch of rosacea. I’m ruddy at best, but red all the time. I still have acne around my chin. I used to get really bad hormonal cystic acne especially under my chin. My cheeks are dry. I’d always been terrible at using products because nothing seemed to work and its always so expensive to keep buying things that work for a little bit then stop, or just burn, or do nothing. Nothing seemed to be sold to deal with the redness which is my biggest concern and I was always either oily or parched. I decided to try LUSH because I thought that an English company might have products for redness. I went in and was introduced to their skincare. They gave me samples and I never looked back. I’ve become a total Lushie. I love all the new products. I always want to know what’s next. I watch the Youtubers. It's an addiction. But my skin has never looked better. The best part is that I love using the product, so I actually wash my face and put lotion on. (Most days. Let’s be real, life is hard.) I went in a few weeks ago to pick up my usual cleanser, Aquamarina, and was greeted by the new naked skincare line. I had to know all about it.
Call me a hipster or call me snooty, but I have a certain soft spot for indie brands. I wear indie fashion designers, I support indie grocery stores, and yes, I support indie makeup brands.
Name: Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
Do you love exotic fragrances that tell stories of alien places, wild romances, and seduction around every corner? If so, I'm willing to bet that you're a massive fan of Oriental fragrances—one of the most unique categories of perfume out there.
Name: Acne Proofing Daily Scrub
Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to save money on makeup. It’s something that us ladies are buying all the time, but the high prices make it almost impossible to refresh your product with the trends that are in. What’s a girl to do if you can’t get the makeup that you want at a price that you love? The first and only step is to taking a deep, relaxing breath; it’s not as hard as you might think to find makeup for a fraction of the price.
Typically, I like very minimal makeup with a touch of glow or sparkle on the eyes and cheeks, with a moody, nude lip. To get this look, I had to go through a myriad of products, pretty much all of them drugstore. I am a college student after all, and I am not ashamed to say that I’ll buy blush instead of a decent dinner quite often. Priorities, right? Maybe not. Oh well.
During my second year of university, which was only in 2017-2018, I am still trying to learn how to budget properly. As someone who likes to spend money, I decided to try to make it a little easier on myself and start by looking at what I'm purchasing and paying attention to price tags. The first thing I did was look at my bathroom essentials and started a list to see what I could bring down.