Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Shopping on the cheap

A recent trip to Big Lots gave me an idea for a new post about going to cheaper stores, finding deals and not paying so much for things that I love to splurge on.  Thankfully Big Lots to the rescue with overstock and discontinued items. Just a warning though, not all products will be in all Big Lots and sometimes if one store has it one day they  may not have it the next day. 

So, I'm a big fan of lotions that instantly melt into your skin and leave no residue. I was surprised by this lotion and it's ability to do that. Usually cheap lotions are greasy and never ending on the skin. I took a chance on a dollar lotion and it payed off. The back states it is distributed by TriCostalDesign and the finished product is not tested on animals. But that doesn't really mean diddly when it comes to the pre-finished stuff. 

It smells like hospital antibacterial soap but nicer. Not sure if that translates well to how it smells but I'm serious, it smells like that. 

I love finding Maybelline there and they're usually hidden because they go super quick! By this I mean that they get a shipment of makeup and it's usually already picked through to get the best brands. I've seen Revlon, Covergirl, Maybelline, etc. Another thing to look out for is if the product isn't in shrink wrap OR a package check to see if anyone tested it out. 

This color is actually still part of their current collection and I found it on the website here but there are rumors that it will be discontinued. Lust for Blush, #25, is a rosy pink nude which is very wearable all year round. It was only $3.50USD which they go for about $8USD on the website. 

That's it for now! I don't usually find things in one trip so I hope I can test out more products that are new to me!