1. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Color Conditioning Treatment
Cost effective and readily available, this conditioner has been consistently winning awards for the last several years. Its color protecting formula keeps your hue fresh, shiny and healthy. Cheers, mate! Available at Amazon.
2. Born Pretty Latex Tape Peel Off Nail Polish Barrier And Cuticle Guard
We all know the only way to effectively paint our nails ourselves is to paint the entire finger, skin and all, and then peel the paint off your cuticle in the shower. How fun it is. Until now! You just apply the clear liquid around your cuticles and any other area you don’t want polish on, let it dry, paint your nails, then peel it off like dried Elmer’s glue. Presto! Why the heck didn’t someone think of this before?? Available at Amazon.
3. Laimeng False Eyelashes
Get ready to bat your eyes! These handmade lashes are all natural and are some of the best falsies we’ve tried. Get dramatic lashes on a REAL budget! Get it on Amazon.
4. Revlon Kiss Lip Balm
These juicy-flavored lip balms come in five different flavors and give you a gorgeous, sheer color for lighter makeup days. They also contain spf 20 suncreen to protect your pucker. Overall great lip balm! You can get it here on Amazon.
5. L.A. Girl's HD Pro Concealer
This concealer gives you awesome, buildable coverage. The tube is a cinch to use. Bonus: it also works as an eyeshadow primer! Get it here.
6. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
In a hurry? That’s no excuse for a dirty face! These gentle, soft cloths will even take off your waterproof mascara and there’s no need to rinse. Perfect for when you’re on the go! You can get it here.
8. L'Oreal Lock It Bold Control Hairspray
This hairspray defies gravity AND humidity! This bad boy locks out frizz and holds your style for up to 48 hours. Reviewers in Florida report this hairspray keeps working in 80-90% humidity. Can’t beat that! Or the price. Get it here.
9. Franterd Powder Puff Sponges
Remember when these sponges first came out? They made your makeup look flawless better than the traditional triangular sponges. But. They cost $20. Each. Not anymore! Get these here.
10. Broadway Vita-Lip Clear Lip Gloss
Love your lips deeply! These glosses come in three unique formulas, mint, rosehip and coconut oil. The gloss goes on thick, but miraculously not sticky. You’ll feel the hydration instantly. Available on Amazon.
11. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream
We are junkies for aromatic, potent and inexpensive Garnier products! We found this argan and apricot infused cream to be particularly sensual and made our curls bounce. The price point makes this an instant favorite. Available at Target.
12. Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser
Even stars with bulging bank accounts don’t always blow their wad on skincare. Porcelain-skinned Winona Ryder has been using this cleanser for years. An oldie but goodie for sure. This cleanser contains a 2% salicylic acid complex to zap zits and leave your skin squeaky clean, clear and camera-ready. Get it here on Amazon.
13. Yes To Charcoal Scrub and Cleanser Stick
Zits be gone! Clarifying charcoal draws out impurities while avocado and coconut oils calm and comfort your skin. This convenient charcoal stick gently exfoliates your skin back to health leaving you clear and grease-free. Get it here.
14. Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush
This little tool is the bee’s knees! Think of holding a massage in the palm of your hand. The little bristles stimulate your scalp while you massage shampoo though your hair, leaving your hair squeaky clean. It may even help speed up hair growth! Get it on Amazon.
15. Maybelline Makeup Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
This pore primer works even better than the pricey department store brands we tried. We used it as a foundation base, and found it dramatically blurred out pores and left makeup soft and matte. It’s also super moisturizing, and even works as a protective shield against environmental stress. Find it at Amazon.
16. Clubman Pinaud Styptic Pencil
If you’ve ever nicked yourself shaving, this pencil is for you. This tool contains a complex made from aluminum sulfate which seals the surface of cut skin and prevents dirt and bacteria from getting into the open wound. Dab the tip of the pen around the cut, and you can get through shaving without needing a blood transfusion. Available at Amazon.
17. Fantasea Natural Bristle Body Brush
Want that fresh-scrubbed glow that’s all the rage right now? This natural bristle brush is super-soft and will increase circulation for that flushed look. Dry brushing is super healthy for lymph nodes and blood flow all over so you look and feel like a million bucks (for next to nothing). Get this on Amazon.
18. Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Shimmer
This lip shimmer is a classic. It provides just over a hint of color and contains enough shine and moisturizer to keep your lips soft, smooth and shimmery all day. We love the fresh, minty scent too! Get it at Amazon.
19. Revlon Shine Nail Buffer
Less than the price of a coffee, and worth every penny! This nail buffer gives you a mini-manicure in seconds flat. Perfect for those times you want to give your nails a break from polish, but you still want shine. Tip: for some reason, guys seem to love this little thing. Get it from Amazon.
20. E.l.f. Cosmetics Bronzer Palette
A little pasty? Fake a bake with this beautiful bronzer palette! This palette comes with four pretty shades you can mix and match throughout the year. As a bonus you’re also all set to travel with this cute, convenient case. Grab it at Amazon.
21. Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser
Pond’s hasn’t been in business for over 150 years for nothing! This cleanser gently and effectively removes makeup and dirt while nourishing cells for beautiful skin. It’s still as totally affordable as it was for our foremothers. Grab it at Amazon.
22. Nyx Professional Makeup Butter Gloss
This sumptuous gloss comes in 26 delicious shades with names like Angel Food Cake and Cranberry Biscotti. It’s easy to splurge and get a whole bunch of these little guys to mix and match. Plus, you’ll still have money leftover to get yourself a real Biscotti. Get these beauties at Amazon.
23. Wet n Wild brushes
Wet n Wild is our hero! How has this drugstore brand managed to keep their prices down for so long? Their products have never failed us, and these pro brushes are no exception. Despite their modest cost, the bristles of these brushes are heavenly soft and will leave you with a pro-looking airbrushed look. Available now on Amazon.
24. Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara
Big lashes for a tiny price, where do we sign up? This mascara gives your eyes bigger and broader volume in just one coat, and there’s no need to stop there. After applying three coats we were like, holy crap! Get this secret weapon on Amazon.
25. HomeMediCare Spot Patches
Out damned spot! Whenever you discover a monster zit, simply apply one of these little patches, and it will be gone in the morning. They are convincingly flesh-toned as well and aren’t noticeable on your face. Get these guys at Amazon.
26. Goody Hair SlideProof Hair Tie Elastics
Have great hair days without slipping, sliding or ouch-ing! We found these hair ties could hold their own through a workout. Our ‘dos were still intact after a six mile run. How many hair ties can do that? Get these at Amazon.
27. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools
Keep those stray hairs in line with this awesome little shaving kit. It comes with an extra attachment for accurate eyebrow shaving. The kit is meant to be for eyebrows but personally, we found it ideal for grooming the bikini area as well! Available at Amazon.
28. Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
You’ve seen those gals walking around with that perfectly applied, ultra thin cat eye. How do they get their lines so skinny and even? Possibly with this liquid eyeliner. It goes on so easily even the clumsiest of us can get that much coveted perfect cat eye look. Get it on Amazon.
29. Patchology FlashPatch Illuminating Eye Gels
Tired eyes? These hydrating, refreshing eye patches will have you looking bright eyed and bushy tailed in five minutes. These patches contain the ingredients hydrolyzed collagen and caffeine, so your “I just got up and showered” look stays fresh all day long. Get these at Nordstrom.
30. Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish
These polishes come in a ridiculous number of shades, and you’ll notice a vast improvement in the health of your nails. This nail polish comes with cuticle oil mixed in making your nails softer and shinier with just one coat. Sally Hansen has been in business since 1946, and looking at their products, it’s pretty easy to see why. Get this at Amazon.
31. Korean Exfoliating Bath Washcloth
If you’d like to slough away years, literally year’s worth of dead skin off your body for next to no money, in the most simple way possible, look no further. Warning, this is no ordinary loofah. This scrub mitt is made of 100% viscose and will scrub away your soul if you try. Get it on Amazon.
32. Alba Botanica Maximum Strength Deep Clean Astringent
Alba Botanica’s products are all completely vegetarian and totally, well, botanical. This astringent takes control of problem skin with a 2% salicylic acid complex to destroy bacteria and willow bark (the original Aspirin) soothes, leaving your skin clean, cool and calm. Aaaaaaaahhh. Get it on Amazon.
33. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
This butter-soft eyeshadow glides on like a dream and comes in a snappy case. We tend to prefer the palette style eyeshadow to singular use for travel. Wet n Wild has tons of different shades including some transitional mauve shades to make blending impeccable. Get this jewel (case) on Amazon.
34. ChapStick Conditioning Lip Scrub
If your lips are chapped, don’t even think about wearing a bold colored lipstick before doing some lip prep work. This scrub has got you covered! The grains gently slough away dead skin flakes while marauja, coconut oil and shea butter condition and plump. Definitely use this right before big night events! Get this cute scrub at Amazon.
35. Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat One-Minute Hair Mask
Want your hair to shine but you’re short on time? Garnier’s hair mask to the rescue! Rub the cream through your hair and in 60 seconds flat, you’ll be silky, soft and tangle-free. Just don’t blink! Available at Amazon.
36. Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil
Hey, your brows are on point! The angled tip of this more-than-reasonably-priced brow pencil helps to fill in the brow shape. It’s so creamy it goes on evenly when applied and lasts all day. You betcha! Get this on Amazon.
37. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo
Hair detox for cheap! This clarifying shampoo immediately removes up to 90% of dirt, leftover styling products and other mineral deposits. Get camera perfect locks in just one wash! Get this at Amazon.
38. Tonymoly I'm Real Face Mask Sheet Pack
Calling all mask lovers! These mask sheets come 11 different varieties of fruit, with all real food ingredients to make your skin glow. We found the sheets much easier to use than a traditional face mask. We like the pomegranate best. Find these packs at Amazon.
39. SoapWorks Tea Tree Soap Bar
Naturally antiseptic Tea Tree oil is the main ingredient in this charming and inexpensive soap. Fight bacteria as well as fungus with no irritation. This soap is 100% vegan, made in Canada with ingredients from a co-op in Australia. We’ve also heard it’s good for jock itch! Find it here on Amazon.
40. Mr. Pumice Ultimate Pumi Bar 2 in 1
You know that super soft, sexy, sweet-feet feeling after a salon pedicure? Get that feeling at home all the time with this little antibacterial pumice stone! Mr. Pumice has two sides, extra coarse and medium coarse so you can choose what level of exfoliation you like. Keep one in the shower and use a little every day for baby-soft feet. Available at Amazon.
41. SMTSMT Teeth Whitening Powder
Charcoal for tooth WHITENING? It seems counterintuitive, but trust us, it works! Charcoal is just the right level of abrasive to polish stains off teeth, and it has the same drawing power as it does on impurities on skin. Let those pearly whites shimmer year round. Available at Fado 168.
42. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
This too-good-to-be-true foundation comes in 40, yes, count em, 40 shades, so you’re bound to find your perfect match. This makeup is well known for controlling excess oil, eliminating shine, and decreasing pores, and it just got even better. It’s the holy grail for those of us with oily skin! Get these on Amazon.