|Obsessed with this!
Mascara is definitely my favorite type of makeup. I will leave the house without foundation, blush, eyeshadow, etc., but you will likely never see me without mascara. I have blonde lashes, and I unless I’m wearing mascara, my eyes look bald. Not too cute. When doing makeup, I spend the majority of my time on my eyes. In my opinion, there is nothing more glamorous than full, long lashes. It’s so sexy. Long lashes really help your eyes stand out. Even if you do nothing else- mascara is a must.
There are thousands of different mascaras on the market and it can get confusing trying to choose one that’s right for you. I typically choose one for length and one for volume. I have tried so many different brands- from drugstore buys to high-end buys. Lately I have been more interested in the inexpensive mascaras sold at Wal-Mart and Target. Last week I was perusing the makeup aisle at Wal-Mart and came upon the New York Color (NYC) brand. They had mascara for $1! One. Dollar. Obviously, it couldn’t be ignored. I chose the Instant Lash mascara in black. I tried it the next morning and absolutely love it. It will probably dry out faster than more expensive brands, but it makes my lashes look amazing. It adds tons of length and doesn’t flake… the best dollar I ever spent. Definitely worth a try! After all, it’s just a dollar!
I buy a lot of products online at Sephora and other beauty sites and I receive a Birchbox every month. Because of my shopaholic tendencies I perpetually have samples sitting around. I always use the different samples… it’s such a great, free way to try new products. I have acquired several new samples over the past few months and never know where to store them. Earlier today I cleaned out a small vase that held mums this fall. It occurred to me to continue displaying the vase by filling it with all of my samples and other cosmetic odds and ends. I am obsessed with makeup AND organization so to me it’s a fabulous and inexpensive way to keep everything in order. You can buy vases and other glass jars at the dollar store if you’d like to keep it cheap. Plus, it looks very feminine!