Where? At the dollar store! And all its variations, (dollar tree, family dollar, etc) Their products vary slightly, but for the most part, they sell the same things. For example, my favorite store in the world is Sephora, (still is) but there are some basic things like makeup sponges, nail polish remover, that are overpriced & overrated. My husband told me that his employers are multi-millionaires and still shop at the dollar store. Even drugstores have high markups. Here check out this article on things you should save / splurge on: 3 things you should never splurge on.
Read this post for I’ve included all kinds of beauty tips, from how to repair broken eyeshadow, to using baby powder to magnify your lashes. Here I will list all the things that I do get from the dollar store, that saves me money:
Above: Eyebrow razors, usually 3 for $1, some places will sell them $1 each
Above: Eyebrow Touch up razor set at Sephora, $15
Tissues!! You can get boxes of tissues at the dollar store. At Walmart they sell a box of kleenex for $1. Or get the packets to stick in your purse. At my dollar tree they sell an 8 pack for $1. Your mascara’s running? Grab a tissue.
Cotton balls, pads, & q tips:Cotton balls / pads you can use to remove makeup / nail polish. Q tips you can use to correct your nail polish/lipstick. Or simply use them to clean your ears. Check out this article on Cosmopolitan on the many uses of q tips!
Loofahs: They sell both the real and artificial loofahs at my dollar store! The real loofah would be for the more exfoliating wash, for those who want a gentle lather get the plastic one. Just make sure you rinse them out dry after using, because they can mold. Actually my dollar tree will sell the plastic ones in a pack of four, for $1. There are places that sell them for $5 for a single one. Save yourself some money.
Baby oil, baby wipes, powder and makeup wipes: This is not only for women with children. I have the book “That Extra Inch” by Victoria Beckham and she claims that baby oil is her favorite moisturizer, and that baby wipes are her favorite makeup remover. I tried the baby wipes for makeup; it doesn’t do the job for waterproof makeup. However, you can pick up the makeup wipes. And why not? A small pack is great for travel. If you don’t have waterproof makeup remover, baby oil is a great fix, but for me it’s too greasy. There are some women that like to have baby powder to keep themselves dry. Another great tip: a coworker of mine told me that you can use baby powder with mascara to magnify your lashes. How to do it? Check out this article here from Elle magazine on how to magnify your lashes! (Click through the pictures and they will show you how it’s done)