Friday, October 21, 2011

Frugal Friday!

I haven't done a Frugal Friday post in I don't know how long, and I think it is high time I bring it back!  Remember, the definition of Frugal is:

economical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful:   thrifty, chary, provident, careful, prudent, penny-wise,. 

From that definition I draw the point that Frugal doesn't mean  being cheap or skimping on quality but rather being careful to get the best out of life in the most "prudent and not wasteful" way.  To me frugal doesn't refer to someone who is so tight fisted that they miss out on life, but rather someone who cares enough to shop wisely. Frugal means making carful choices about spending so that you can spend money where you most want to.  I know I would love to be thought of as someone who is "thrifty, provident, careful, prudent and penny-wise."

Today Frugal Friday comes from the beauty section. We all know how expensive cosmetics can be (even drugstore brands!)  Most of the time they cost so much I hesitate about "trying things out" and stick to tried and true; but now I have found a brand that makes me want to try out all the new looks for a price I can stomach.   I have been using Elf Cosmetics for the last few weeks and I have been very, very pleased with the quality and especially the price....starting at $1.00!!!!  I picked mine up at Target on a whim, since each product was anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 I thought why not.  I didn't truly expect to get great quality at that price point....boy, was I wrong!
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This has become my go-to eyeshadow (in Butternut.) 
It brightens my eyes and is long wearing and perfect for every day at only $1.00!
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I bought this a few days ago just to try it.  I haven't ever used an eyeliner pen before (only pencils). Once I got the hang of application, I have decided it is wonderful and haven't gotten any dark smudges under my eyes as the day wears on.  Again...only $1.00!
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This is my new favorite tool!  This is the Total Face Brush
 and it is amazing!  I use it to apply powder and it is the softest
 and lightest brush I have ever used.  LOVE IT!  
Not to mention...it was only (you guessed it) a $1.00!!!

So, Frugalistas,  have you found any great buys in the beauty section lately? 

Check back next week when I share about my experiences in grocery shopping at ALDI!

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks for that heads up. I will have to look for them in Target.

proudpatriot07 said...

I really like the ELF makeup. My former roomie and I used to always buy from their site. They run some crazy good deals online, if you're up for ordering rather than just buying from Target. I wear the Elf eye makeup but usually for powder and foundation I use other brands (nothing wrong with Elf, just that I have to buy those more often and I don't order as much now).

Amy Lauren

Hines-Sight said...

Great to know because cosmetics can be so expensive.

Southern Lady said...

Thanks for sharing! I love being frugal. I don't wear alot of makeup, but now I may try some of that. I could afford to look a little better at that price! Carla

Magnolia Blues said...

Thanks for sharing your new find. I love finding a good product at a great price.

Do you like to go thrifting? I love it. I go to estate sales, antique shops, second hand stores, etc. You would be shocked what I've purchased over the years at such a discounted price. I tell my husband it's like a hunting trip. My favorite is to go to a thrift shop and come across a treasure that is marked down so low because they don't realize what it is.

I'll be sure to keep an eye out for your Friday Frugal posts.

Hugs,
Gigi

Magnolia Blues said...

Thanks for sharing your new find. I love finding a good product at a great price.

Do you like to go thrifting? I love it. I go to estate sales, antique shops, second hand stores, etc. You would be shocked what I've purchased over the years at such a discounted price. I tell my husband it's like a hunting trip. My favorite is to go to a thrift shop and come across a treasure that is marked down so low because they don't realize what it is.

I'll be sure to keep an eye out for your Friday Frugal posts.

Hugs,
Gigi