Best Budget Beauty Finds

I just love a deal! And there are so many deals to be had out there if you are not shy of doing some Internet shopping.
Here is a list of my favourite budget beauty finds (so far, Keep checking back as I’m sure that this list will grow):

Mineral Makeup:

  • Everyday Minerals: Custom kits, Starter kit. This kit contains everything you need to get started in using mineral makeup. It comes with 1 brush, 2 foundations, 1 blush or face colour, 1 concealer, and 1 finishing powder. This is the brand that got me addicted to Mineral Makeup. I love their original glo foundation, and their blushes go on so subtle. My only advice when ordering this kit is to avoid purchasing the kabuki. I have heard poor reviews on their kabuki’s I would suggest instead, purchasing the fat-top as a part of the kit. Although not my favourite brush (It doesn’t even compare to Lumiere’s kabuki) it is my favourite EDM brush. (Rumour has it that Everyday Minerals will be coming out with a line of synthetic brushes, so keep your eyes peeled) This kit is a great deal at under $30 (at the time of this post). Oh yeah and they offer a free sample kit (a must to find your foundation colour, as I find that they colour swatches on their site aren’t accurate)
  • Taylor Made Minerals: OK, so their website isn’t very pretty, i know. But don’t let that stop you. They have an amazing selection of mineral makeup eyeshadow colours. Just click on “eye pigments,” most pigments are under $4 in price so go crazy . They also offer generous samples for $0.75 to $1.25.

Cosmetic Brushes:

  • Coastal Scents: Check out their brushes, they offer a tonne of brushes for great prices. Some are better than others, but for the price you can afford to take a bit of a risk. i have the crease brush and the badger hair buffer brush and a love both.

Fragrance & Fragrance dupes:

  • Pittsburgh Street Soapworks: I found this company while looking for an alternative ti Falling in Love by Philosophy. I lived the scent just not the price. I heard through the grapevine that they carried a line of Philosophy dupes. So I bought some samples (see previous posts) and I have loved the quality. They offer a wide array of fragrance dupes for more than reasonable prices. This site is also a little difficult to navigate, and they don;t offer a shopping cart (you have to email them) but persevere and you will get some great products for an amazing price.

Please not that all of the prices may have changes since posting this.

I hope you get some use out of my growing list of beauty deals. I’m sure this list will grow with time!

Pittsburgh Street Soapworks

I recieved my Pittsburgh Street Soapworks order today, and the smells are to die for! I haven’t had the opportunity to try them all yet but the ones I have tried have great staying power! I applied a few scents before my morning shower (in case I didn’t like them) and even after my shower I could still smell them. So far I have tried:

  • Eqyptian musk- can’t say that I like this scent too much, I’m not a huge musk fan but I though that I would try it. It’s a softer scent than I expected.
  • Citrus Spice – This is a nice cheery scent if you like citrus smell than this is a must-have
  • Vanille Abricot – I LOVE this scent, the vanilla scent stays so pure (I find that a lot of vanilla scents smell artificial on me, and therefore make me head-achy) but this scent smells like vanilla even after it had melded with my skin. This is my fave so far (but I do still have 9 scents left to try).

Pittsburgh Street Soapworks offer sample packs of 6 small mister viles of fragrance for a reasonable price, so you can sample before you buy. They also offer all kinds of bath and body products. As soon as I narrow down my favourite scents I’m putting in an order of their Complete Bath Set (great deal) and a few more solid perfumes.