Beautiful Savings

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 15, 2009

I was so excited when my sister-in-law, Lisa, told me about her amazing beauty find and asked if she could tell you about it, too. Lisa always looks gorgeous, and I can tell you she is super picky about the makeup she uses, whether it’s for her own face or the hundreds of faces she paints as lions, super-heroes, and butterflies.

So, without further ado, a few words from Lisa…


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It’s hard to find the time to do your makeup every morning when you’re a mom, but for me, it’s worth the effort. Makeup helps me to feel fresh and put together. It gives me an extra boost of confidence knowing that I look my best.

Over the years, I’ve found a few tricks that help me to save time on my makeup routine, and one huge contributor is using high quality makeup that’s easy to blend and looks and feels good on my face. Unfortunately, as we all know, high quality makeup usually comes with a very high price tag. Because of this, in the past, a large portion of my extra spending money would get dumped into the pockets of high end store’s cosmetic departments.

When my family decided to cut costs, some of the first things to go were my ridiculously expensive beauty products. I hit the drug stores with fervor, determined to find items that were just as good at a cheaper price. Unfortunately, what I found was that you get what you pay for. In most cases, the makeup had poor color selection, chalky consistency, and cheap packaging.

Feeling discouraged, I went home and hit my trusty computer. That’s when I stumbled across a video of a woman giving a makeup tutorial using products from Coastal Scents. She raved that she couldn’t believe such high quality products could be bought at such cheap prices. I immediately visited the website and was shocked to see the amazing selection that was offered, but even more shocked to see the price! 88 eye shadows for 21.95? It just can’t get any better than that!

After seeing the prices, though, I was a bit skeptical. I really didn’t believe that anything this inexpensive could work as well as some of my favorite brands, like Mac or Stila. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only is the Coastal Scents line just as good, some of it is even BETTER! Also, the packaging is beautiful and sturdy. It looks expensive and feels expensive for about a quarter of the price!

I’ve put together a video to show you some of my favorite products from Coastal Scents. In this video I have also given some quick tips on how to shorten your makeup routine, so you can spend less time in front of the mirror and more time with your wonderful kiddos, even while using your favorite brand!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope this helps you to save some money and look beautiful doing it!

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Lisa would love to have you visit her at her website – IllusionFaceArt.com. Oooh, and let me know if you decide to try Coastal Scents.

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Audrey - Mom Generations May 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Lisa, This is GREAT! I have never heard of this line… I am off to check out! Thanks so much for the great info! To be able to save money and still look good… I love it! xo, Audrey

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A Cowboy's Wife May 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I haven’t heard of this line either so I’d be curious to try it out. I’m a BE fan myself but am always willing to try new things, especially when it’s easy on the pocketbook.

Lori

P.S. You did a great guest post!

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Jennifer May 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

It’s new to me! These sound wonderful – I will have to look into these. Thanks!

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To Think Is To Create May 17, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I just watched the video — you’re adorable Lisa! Really great vlog. I’m excited to try out this line, WAY cheaper than anything I use. Thanks so much for the tip!

-Arianne

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Holly May 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I have never heard of this product, but it sounds great and I’m excited to try it.

I have a home based party business that requires me to look my best, but I just have not found anything that works and is affordable.

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Erika @ Chic Shopper Chick May 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

OMGoodness what a great find! I can’t wait to try it out! Loved watching the video – you’re a natural! I am a makeup addict, so this is a great tip for me, and something that – at that price – I just *have* to try!

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