Beauty on a Budget

This or That: Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

Eco Tools Konjac Pure Complexion Facial Sponge

If you’re keeping up with the latest foreign beauty imports you probably know that late 2013 and into 2014 the popular Japanese Konjac sponge is getting some publicity here in the US.

The Konjac sponge is made from the root of a konjac plant and starts out life as a hard, gritty sponge that gets super squishy and soft when you dampen it with water. It’s used in Asia because of its ability to dislodge dirt, oil, and blackheads aiding in giving you a deeper facial cleansing experience.

Konjac sponge not only get your skin squeaky clean but also gently exfoliate your skin as you clean it. It also helps you use a lot less cleanser since it creates literally mounds of lather and foam. It quickly dries out once you’re done using it and this supposedly prevents bacteria and mold from building up however, you still have to toss it after a few months of uses. Konjac sponges are particularly great for those with clogged pores as the fibers of the sponge gently unplug pores!

Which is why you might be slightly intimidated by the $18 Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge so why not check out the konjac trend and craze at a cheaper price?

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Cheap Thrills with the Tarte Positive Energy Skintuitive Lip & Cheek Set

Tarte Positive Energy Skintuitive Lip Cheek Set

Here’s a cute little budget pick up from Tarte for $10! Tarte Positive Energy Skintuitive Lip & Cheek Set for gently flushed cheeks and lips this Spring season!

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Hard Candy Spring 2014 Collection

hard candy spring 2014

The new Hard Candy Spring 2014 Collection is starting to arrive at Walmart and is already available at Walmart.com should you like to shop it!

The new collection has some products that you might like to try out as they might be good swap outs for more expensive brands. For example Hard Candy CC Color Correcting Tinted Moisturizer Stick ($7) might be a nice little dupe for the Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer.

Let’s take a look!

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Milani Rose Powder Blush Swatches

Milani Rose Powder Blushes

Their back! Milani Rose Powder Blush are on the loose for Spring 2014 in four brand new colors. Milani released Rose Powder Blush for Spring 2013 in four shades as well but damn they sold out fast. Peeps couldn’t find them at all when they hit stores.

Lucky enough this year the brand made plenty to go around and they’ll be available at Walgreens as well as online at www.milanicosmetics.com.

I think these are appealing because let’s face it they are cute! The powders have a rose burst design and the colors are very bright. Funny thing as they bring to mind the Body Shop RoseFlower Blush from way back in 2009. Remember it? But more recently it quite looks like the Innisfree Mineral Rose Marbling Blusher as the design is almost identical to what you see here from the Milani Rose Powder Blushes.

Milani Rose Powder Blush

Let’s take a look at some swatches.

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Suave Natural Infusion Seaweed All Day Body Leave-In Foam Review

Suave Natural Infusion Seaweed All Day Body Leave In Foam

Need a little pick me up for your dull, dry locks? Suave Natural Infusion Seaweed All Day Body Leave-In Foam ($5.79 at drugstores) will get your hair nicely hydrated with seaweed and lotus bloom without leaving it stiff, crunchy or sticky. And hey, it won’t break your beauty bank either.

Take a peek!

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