Maybe cheap is the wrong word to throw around here. Inexpensive. Bargain. Less costly. I'm a cosmetics junkie, and, while I have been known to splurge now and then, it's even better when you find cool stuff for less money, right? Take this e.l.f. lip gloss. It's $1.49. No, seriously. The entire e.l.f. line is scary cheap, and it's all good stuff. Plus, this shade is called Goddess, and what woman doesn't want Goddess glossy lips? Especially for a buck and a half.
I do terrible things to my poor hair. I color it and torture it with hot irons and pokers. I call it names. I always want it to do what it was not naturally intended to do. There have been times when it got so hot that it actually smoked. Come on, you know you've done it, too. Suave makes a fantastic shampoo and conditioner duo, Suave Professionals Almond and Shea butter, that is kind of like a big moisturizing hug for my poor hair. $3.49 for a big old bottle, and sometimes there are coupons in the Sunday paper. Plus, it smells nom.
Although I can't deal with having polish on my fingernails, mostly because I do too much with my hands and destroy it too quickly, I always have color on my toes, especially during sandal weather. Pure Ice makes a polish that will stand up for three weeks. Even on me, and I don't wear shoes from May through September. $1.99 a bottle, plus their durable rainbow of colors have great color names like Celestial and Dare and Dreamy. I always buy colors according to their color names. Because that's just how I roll.
I'm heavily addicted to liquid eyeliner. I need it to live. The big problem with liquid eyeliner is this: If it starts to run, you look like a very sad drag queen, and that's not exactly the look I'm after. Waterproof cosmetics make my eyes swell shut, so that is not an option. InColor FabuLiner does not smudge, even at a craft show where it's 96 degrees and I'm sweating like a moose. I buy it in black, but it's available in lots of colors at Wal-Greens for an easy $1.99. Sometimes, on sale for two for two bucks! That's when you stock up, baby!
And I've said it before, I'll say it again. CoverGirl LashBlast mascara is the best mascara ever on the planet. Big lush lashes, doesn't smudge or flake into your eyes while you're driving. Always easy to find in its bright orange package. Yes, it's a whopping $8.50, but it's worth every single penny.
I love drug stores, and I love drug store cosmetics. You can get this whole slew of stuff for $21.00, plus tax! That gives you extra money for your Bare Escentuals and your Chanel perfume!