Cheap Thrills (See Jane Save)

I could easily spend an hour of my Sunday in Walgreens.  Wandering the aisles, looking for more useless stuff to cram under my sink–yes, there’s nothing quite like it.  I do have the typical drugstore staples that I buy every few months, but this time it’s different.  Recently, I’ve found a couple items that I can’t live without…for a few weeks at least.  Here are the products that (probably) won’t disappear into a black hole and remain undiscovered until I move from this current apartment in a year or so:

Maybelline Falsies.  I buy cheap mascara–I see no difference between Maybelline and Dior when it comes to lashes.  L’Oreal Voluminous is my normal staple, but post-eyelash curler, I’m quite pleased with Falsies so far.

Maybelline Lipstick in Coral Crush.  Fact:  I’ve never purchased a lipstick before this.  I’m generally a balm or gloss gal, but when I saw that it was one of Emily Schuman’s staple lipsticks, I had to give it a whirl.  I’m sloooooowly easing in this whole lipstick thing, so for now a light layer or dab under gloss is it for me.

Any cheap thrills that you’ve discovered?


  1. I use L'Oreal Voluminous and I love it! I tried the falsies but my eyelashes just looked spidery or something. I'm not usually a lipstick girl either but I may have to try that. It's such a pretty color!

  2. I always save on mascara as well. I'll have to try Maybeline Coral Crush.. it always looks amazing on Emily! And my fav lip balm is: Rosebud Salve … very inexpensive and lasts forever.

  3. I just bought that mascara! I haven't tried it yet, but I'm excited you like it. Will definitely try it this week. I could spend hours in the makeup aisles of drug stores too. It's kind of a guilty pleasure. I usually don't even buy many items, I just love browsing.


  4. Love this post! I only use Maybelline mascara! The only thing I spend more than $10 on is my under eye cream (Fresh Lotus Eye Gel). Everything else is from CVS.
    I'm a big fan of Revlon New Complexion cover-up..that stuff works wonders! I'm def going to try this lipstick too now!


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