Favorite Beauty Finds Under $20


I wouldn’t really consider myself a beauty junkie. I tend to find something I love, use it until it’s gone, repurchase and repeat. I get overwhelmed when my medicine cabinet is full of products I don’t use and to be honest my bathroom doesn’t really have a ton of storage, so I like to keep it simple.

Anyways, the point of that rant is that I wanted to share some of my favorite products as of late. A few of these I have been using for a while now and some I came across within the past few months.

Another “fun fact” about me…I also don’t spend a ton on beauty products, so the good news with that is that all of these products are under $20 with the majority of them under $10.

I have tried quite a few eye creams, and while I don’t like to spend a lot of money, I did splurge a couple of times and quickly realized it really wasn’t worth it. I came across Oz Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel on a list of worthy beauty products to purchase on Amazon and I am so glad I did. I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and just purchased my second bottle. It’s by far the best eye serum I have used and you certainly can’t beat the price.

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub is by far my favorite exfoliant. I’ve been using it for about a year now after stumbling across it at Target. I’ve always been a Apricot Scrub girl, but my skin sucks so I wanted to switch things up and was looking to go all natural. This scrub is organic, free of all the other harmful products that are normally found in beauty products, and I guarantee your face will feel incredibly smooth after using it.

My sister and I got on a big Burt’s Bees kick a couple of months ago and while I pretty much loved all of the products I tried (the facial oil is amazing) my favorite was this Intense Hydration Treatment Mask. I don’t have naturally dry skin, but with all the topical products I use to treat my acne the skin on my face can definitely get a little tight. I use this once a week and it makes a world of difference.

Dry brushing…I’m obsessed. I try to do it every morning prior to getting in the shower and it is always such a great feeling. It’s relaxing, feels wonderful and has tons of benefits such as increasing and stimulating blood flow, improves skin texture, rejuvenates your cells, and helps with cellulite…and aren’t we all looking for a cellulite cure? Dry brushing is definitely something I recommend everyone trying and hopefully stick with it. (How & Why to Dry Brush)

We’ve all become a bit wiser about tanning and I’ve come to the conclusion that sunless tanning is 100% the way to go. I’ve used and love L’Oreal Sublime Self Tanning Mist for quite a while, but I recently came across this Jergen’s Sunless Tanning Mousse and I think I love it just a bit more. I slather it on just like I would my lotion and in the morning I have a perfectly even tan. It’s so simple. I usually apply 2-3 times a week and always have a nice tan 🙂

And last but definitely not least…Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets. I couldn’t survive without these and I am a strong believer that they are a necessity in every women’s purse.

Do you girls use any of these? I would love to know your thoughts and what some of your favorite budget friendly beauty products are.

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  1. October 18, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I'm all about dry brushing too. It is amazing the difference it makes in my skin. I like to keep it simple as well, and I've been meaning to create a post similar to this one. Great minds think alike:)
    XO! Gina

  2. October 18, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Wow, I never knew anything about dry brushing but now I want to give it a try! Also that burt's bees mask sounds fantastic for my winter skin. Thanks for all your recs 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  3. October 18, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    I used that instant sun earlier in the spring and LOVED it. I was so impressed with how easy and evenly it went on! if you haven't gotten it yet, I suggest getting the exfoliator cream with it… perfect to use prior to putting on the tanner AND for using to scrub your hands afterwards to avoid the "orange hands" 🙂

  4. October 18, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    great picks!! i'm definitely going to need to try that dry brush! sounds amazing!

  5. October 18, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    I totally agree about keeping it simple! Oz naturals makes a great vitamin C serum that I love, I'll have to give their eye cream a try!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  6. October 19, 2016 / 4:47 am

    I desperately need to try the Oz eye cream and Jergens sunless tanning mousse. They both sound fabulous!

  7. October 19, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Acure products are my jam! I love the sensitive skin cleanser and oil free moisturizer. I'm totally buying that eye cream. (; Another great brand, that is packed full of excellent for you ingredients that you can get on Amazon, is Sibu. My skin LOVES Seabuckthorn, and their products are full of it!

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