I introduce to you Kim Jackson of Pish Posh Perfect!
If you’re like me, you’re ready to punch up your beauty routine with a fresh look and breakout color—after such a long and dreary winter. If you happen to also be minding your budget, don’t think that it has to cost and arm and a leg to refresh yourself and your beauty routine. You can spring into the new season with a few budget beauty buys that will not only cost you less, but show off your modern girl’s knack for combining a love of luxury with financial savvy.
Have a special spring occasion that might cause you to give some extra eye-batting length to your lashes? At a little over $3, Ardell Eyelashes are a great way to dip your toe into the end of the longer lash pool, without the commitment of having lashes professionally applied. They’re super easy to do yourself, and even if you mess up, you won’t also be throwing away money at the same time. Get them now – $3.99 at Ulta.
One of my favorite things about MAC Matte Lipsticks is that they are so richly pigmented that the color lasts ALL day long. You can literally go from a daytime romp to a night on the town with barely a reapplication in between, thanks to their ultra moisturizing formula. And what pops more on a spring day than the ultimate power pink?! Shop it now – $16 at Nordstrom.
Transport yourself to the islands with Essie Nails ‘Turquoise And Caicos’, a pastel Easter egg turquoise color that is perfect for channeling warmer weather. Pair it with orange, one of this season’s hottest colors, for a bold and on-trend color combination. Buy it – $8.50 at Kohl’s
And speaking of the orange trend, go ahead and embrace it with gusto when you wear Revlon ColorBurst lip color in Tutti Frutti. Impossibly moisturizing, Revlon’s Lip Butter in this bright hue will make your lips both kissably soft and impossible to ignore. Shop Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter – $7.50 at Drugstore.com
Nothing says ‘sun kissed’ better than an amazing bronzer, and Sephora makes several of my favorites. Their sculpting trio, allows a girl to embrace three sophisticated makeup trends at once with a combination luminizer, blush and bronzer, for the ultimate in contouring and sculpting—while still maintaining a natural look. You’ll be absolutely radiant and flawless—as though you just “woke up like this”. Shop the collection – $21 at Sephora.
Kim Jackson is a Baltimore-based blogger, integrated marketing consultant and writer. She has written style and beauty posts for websites including Curly Nikki, the ‘Fro Fashion Week blog, Madame Noire and Carol’s Daughter’s Transitioning Movement. You can find her regularly writing tips for living a healthy, style-savvy and well-organized life at her site, Pish Posh Perfect