20 Under $20: Our Favorite Beauty Steals of the Season
While it’s fun to splurge every once and awhile, I think we can all agree that there’s nothing, and I mean nothing, like a good steal! These 20 beauty products all come in at under $20, that’s less than the price for a decent lunch in NYC, which make them our favorite steals of the season! Scroll through and share your favorite steals in the comments below!
Limited Edition Disney Lash Kits by Ardell
I all but squealed when these limited edition Disney-inspired lash kits made it across my desk. Marrying two of my favorite things, Disney princesses and luscious lashes, Ardell hits the mark!
They each contain two pairs of princess-worthy lashes and an adhesive (though I prefer Ardell’s DUO adhesive to the one included, it’s a bit more tacky making it easier to work with). The three Snow White Kits have a pair of subtle lashes in black that help add volume and length (pictured) and a pair of eye color-enhancing lashes: wine for blue, hazel, and green eyes, blue for brown eyes, and plum for brown, hazel, and green eyes. Especially great because colored lashes are on trend for fall! The three Ariel Kits contain lashes so thick I’ve kept them on reserve for a special occasion… Halloween, anyone?
The only thing I love more than Disney princess-inspired lashes, are Disney princess-inspired lashes that are just $7.99! Get them at drugstore.com!
Bulldog Skincare for Men
Even though Bulldog Skincare is technically for men and technically it resides on my husband’s side of the sink, I can’t help myself from using this all-natural skin care range. The scrubs, lotions, and cleansers in this British brand are packed with essential oils and natural ingredients and smell amazing!
At just $9.99 each their face and body washes, scrubs, and gels are must-haves! Get them at meetthebulldog.com.
Calgon Ageless Nourishing Milk Bath
While the “Calgon Take Me Away” commercials may have been a bit before my time, the brand’s Ageless Nourishing Milk Bath is a favorite of mine. The scent is heavenly and the little tiny serum beads leave my skin silky and smooth thanks to the Pearl Powder, vitamin E, and collagen. The body wash doesn’t bother my already sensitive skin, so that’s been an added plus and with a price tag under $6, it’s hard to beat!
Arianna Skinny Mini Cupcake Bath Bombs
If you have tweens in your life, take note – Arianna’s Skinny Mini Cupcake Bath Bombs are a HUGE hit with that crowd. No kiddos to shop for? Well, get a few for yourself and your girls because they are awesome and a great zero-calorie way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Drop the cupcake into a warm bath and let the aromatherapy send you into instant bliss! The “cake” works to hydrate and soften skin while the frosting can be used to exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Natural Tint
Attention my fellow raven haired ladies – throw out all the white, super noticeable dry shampoos in your collection because finally there’s a great one for us! Klorane recently launched its new Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (hello hydration and softness!) in a natural tint which blends well into darker hued hair. Now my hair is almost black so I’ll be honest, a little goes a long way, spray too much and the natural beige tint doesn’t blend perfectly, but when you get it just right you are left with weightless, fresh, and bouncy hair that looks like it was just freshly washed! Best of all the travel-sized version of the product is just $9.99, contains no sulfates, parabens, silicones, or sodium chloride! Get yours on kloraneusa.com!
Sensitive skin plus cooler weather is often a recipe for disaster, especially when it comes my legs! But CapriClear, a 100 percent fractionated coconut oil spray has answered my prayers. The pure form of coconut oil is fragrance-, color-, and preservative-free, it doesn’t leave marks on my clothes, it battles stretch marks and scars, all while hydrating dry, sensitive skin. Fractionated coconut oil is a portion of whole coconut oil, the lauric acid is removed and with it the coconut smell we are all familiar with. CapriClear is part of the Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education (EASE) program making it a go-to when my eczema flairs up. I spray it on, rub it in, and let it quickly absorb into my parched skin. $19.99; capriclear.com
Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish
It’s no secret I’m a fan of products that pull double duty, so a foaming skin polish for my body and face is a win-win in my book! Yu-Be was first created in 1957 by a Japanese pharmacist and this Foaming Skin Polish uses rice bran and walnut shell powder to gently exfoliate your skin from head to toe. The camphor works to hydrate skin, leaving you soft and smooth all over. $18; sephora.com
Farmhouse Fresh Ginger Sorbet Milk Travel Lotion
This lightweight moisturizer has quickly won over my heart. Vegan, gluten-free, and 90.5 percent natural, with a subtle but scrumptious ginger and grapefruit scent, this moisturizer re-hydrated my skin after an especially dry trip to Las Vegas. I love how I can easily carry it around in my purse to use whenever my skin needs a quick shot of non-greasy moisture. $14; farmhousefreshgoods.com
SpaRitual Cuti-Cocktail Cuticle Oil Pen & Pusher
Manicures can be a bit embarrassing for me since I am a biter, a peeler, and a picker of my cuticles. That is, until I was introduced to Cuti-Cocktail by SpaRitual. A travel-sized and super convenient cuticle oil pen which makes it easy to take care of my cuticles no matter where I am. I like to apply the oil when I’m commuting and stuck in traffic (a little spa on-the-run, if you will!) and since using it I’ve noticed my nails are stronger and my hands aren’t nearly as rough looking. $17; sparitual.com
Too Faced 5 Star Favorites
Too Faced has quickly become one of my favorite makeup brands mostly thanks to its Better Than Sex mascara, yes… it’s that good. This trio of bestsellers lets you try out three favorites from Too Faced: my go-to mascara that leaves my lashes looking super voluminous and fake, their black eyeliner that makes a sultry smokey eye a breeze, and an eye-shadow primer that keeps color put and creaseless all day long. $19; sephora.com
Supergoop Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50
Summer may be over, but sunscreen use is an all year affair, which is why I am currently obsessed with Supergoop’s Sunscreen Oil! Perfect for applying directly after your morning shower, it hydrates your entire body while protecting your skin with an SPF 50! Don’t let the “oil” word fool you, it’s non-greasy and absorbs into skin immediately, leaving it silky smooth all day long. I love the travel-sized version for when I’m on-the-go. $10; supergoop.com
If heels aren’t your thing because of the pain you feel wearing them, it’s time to meet Sole Serum. Using a blend of natural oils and the power of lidocaine, Sole Serum works to rid you of foot pain for up to two hours! Just apply a couple pumps to the area of discomfort and massage in, wait a minute for the serum to dry and then grab those heels! $9.99; soleserum.com
Amala Rejuvenating Hand Cream
One of my forever favorites, Amala’s hand cream from its Rejuvenating line is a must for keeping at your desk, in your purse, in the car, or on your night stand. Using cocoa bean, Inca inchi seed, and licorice root, the non-greasy cream smooths skin and helps to rid hands of fine lines and age spots. $18; amalabeauty.com
Make Up For Ever Artist Liner
This eyeliner pencil makes a tightline super easy! It’s slim, creamy, and glides right on, making it the pencil of my dreams. Plus, the colors are amazing and super pigmented – even the black is blacker than black (I have it in Green Tree). $19; sephora.com
jane iredale 24 Karat Gold Dust
I love a good shimmer and jane iredale’s 24 Karat Gold Dusts provide the best (I hear Jessica Alba is a fan as well!). I like to use them on my eyes and a little bit to highlight my cheekbones when I’m headed out for the night. A tip from the brand: blend with your fave moisturizer or in a hair product to add a little all over glow! $14; janeiredale.com
Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat
Transform any of your polishes instantly with Sally Hansen’s Big Matte Top Coat. It dries quickly, extends the life of your mani or pedi, and keeps the color from fading. I LOVE using it over a dark navy, black, or oxblood for a leathery look perfect for fall! Or use a little tape and cover bits of your nail in a pattern to rock a shiny and matte nail art look. $5.49; target.com
Tatcha Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask
Using Okinawa Red Algea and peony extract, this coconut-derived biocellulose eye mask leaves the skin around your eyes bright, wide-awake, and luminous. I love to use one before I have an event or a date night with the hubs! $12; tatcha.com
Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes
Remove dirt and makeup while fighting the signs of aging with Yes to Blueberries! Using blueberries and coconut they cleanse your skin and moisturize while lemon peel and apple brighten and tone your complexion. $17.97 for a 3-pack; yestocarrots.com
Lavanilla The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavendar
If you’re new to the aluminum-free natural deodorants a great place to start is with the fabulous natural fragrances of Lavanilla. Soothing essential oils and antioxidants work to keep you smelling and looking fresh all day, naturally! This scent is a favorite of mine, Spanish lavender and vanilla are blended into the freshest scent that really lasts. $14; lavanilla.com