Monday, December 2, 2013

Favorite Things, On a Budget

Lately I've tried to be conscious about what I'm spending on myself. Being a fashion blogger, it is sometimes hard to reel in the spending. There are always so many new trends and one would probably become broke if they indulged in every single trend that came their way. Well, at least I would.

Earrings clockwise from top: 1, 2, 3, 4

Stud earrings are definitely my favorite type of earring. Being a mom to two little boys (and soon to be one more baby), I have found myself gravitating toward studs more often because of the safety factor. I don't think I want long earrings being ripped out anytime soon. Forever 21 is my favorite place to shop for stud earrings. They are priced so well (most are under $5!) and believe it or not, they hold up. I've been wearing F21 earrings for years now and I have yet to break or lose one.


I definitely like to branch out and try new cosmetics from time to time but when the budget is tight, there are certain things that I have to have. I love Botanics eye make-remover and it has become my all-time favorite. It is organic, moisturizing, and one tube has lasted me a year and a half. You can't beat that.

I try new mascaras all the time but you can't beat a $2 tube of mascara. It may not be the most creamy formula out there but it definitely gets the job done and I don't feel like I have tarantula lashes when I use it.

I've been using Almay liquid liner for years. It took some getting used to since I used to be a pencil liner person but I will never go back to having to sharpen a pencil. It seems to last a really long time and for $6.50, it's a steal.

I'm a huge lip balm snob. Nothing has worked for me until I discovered Aquaphor (check any drug store). My lips are forever chapped and it is the only thing that has healed my flaky lips.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and have a great week to come. I will try to have an outfit post up for you soon!


  1. I feel where you are coming from! I have to be very careful and make sure I don't carried away with all the sales. :p I don't ever put make up on, but I am thinking about giving eyeliners a shot. I have been using a pencil eyeliner on and off, more like only for special occasions .. twice a year, but am thinking about giving liquid eyeliner a shot. I personally am a fan of long earrings, but recently have noticed myself grabbing studs, may be because they are more fit for school and business attire.

    - Sukhi

  2. I already feel overwhelmed about all of the sales! I think i am going to have to take a step back and try to think before I purchase.

  3. I LOVE this post. All of these silly sales lately totally pulled me in. I spent a ridiculous amount of money and only half of it on gifts! I love all of these earrings and I can actually justify the buy.

  4. Really love the earrings, great post! :)

  5. I really love those earrings, all of them :)

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  6. i love those animal stud earrings!! so cute :)

  7. Wonderful list! I love that it doesn't include stocking stuffers that are $50- those lists always make me laugh. I love f21 for jewelry, and anything elf is worth a shot- they have a great gold glittery eyeliner that is perfect for NYE and I think is only a buck!

  8. It's so easy to get carried away with sales! Cute earrings!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. I love the little animal studs...SO cute and you can't beat the price!

    The Tiny Heart

  10. Aquaphor is amazzzzing- it's my life saver year-round

  11. I'm a huge "stud" fan, so I need to get those Forever 21 animal studs!! It really can get so pricy, trying to keep up with the trends!

  12. I am loving all of those earrings and the prices are great. I know what you mean, as a fashion blogger I cannot contain myself and all I want to do is shop.


  13. This is awesome- I love a good sale too :)


  14. I seriously almost bought the F21 rhinestone stud set today!!! Such a super score and they look so high end!! I hear on wanting to buy sooooo much! I have been a little out of control!! LOL!

  15. i totally have to agree with you on that one! I have a closet overflowing of trendy pieces that i barely even use because they;re already out of trend.. but anyway these are great finds. specially loving the earrings!

    xo, Carla


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