Many of us live by the “new year, new you” credo, which means there is no better time to revamp your beauty routine, treat yourself to some pretty new products, change up your look, or try all of the above. Unfortunately, money often gets in the way of good motives, which is why we are so excited to share today’s Beauty Buys story with you. We have rounded up a slew of must-try products, and we are pleased to report that they are all priced at $25 and under. So what are you waiting for? Click through to check out some of the most budget-friendly beauty buys around! Read on!
A complete beauty routine can be divided into two categories, with skincare and haircare items falling into one category, and makeup and cosmetics falling neatly into another. With that said, let’s kick off today’s story by taking a look at the products that are vital to a daily routine—think shampoo, moisturizer, and soap. To start, we are simply smitten with Tokyo Milk’s Bubble Bath ($22). Although the glass bottle is almost too pretty to touch, its contents are just as alluring: a skin-soothing mix of deep vanilla, Japanese green tea, hydrating oils, and vitamin E. It is just the thing to start off your new skincare routine. Once your bath has you suitably relaxed, you can then move on to your cleansing ritual with Agraria’s Cedar Rose Bath Bar ($20). This triple-milled soap bar has been specially designed to leave your skin feeling silky and refreshed, and is infused with a slew of natural products—including olive oil, sea fennel, and shea butter—that will help you along the way. Of course, a great shampoo is vital too, which is why we suggest you check out Organix’s Energizing Passionfruit Guava Shampoo ($7). It is safe for color-treated hair, and it has been brewed using a blend of vitamins and antioxidants designed to enrich and hydrate your hair. Once you step out of the bath, slather on a rich helping of L’Occitane’s Pure Shea Butter Moisturizer ($15). It is certified organic, it has been designed to nourish even the driest skin, and it has a delicate scent that won’t irritate a sensitive nose.
Now for the fun part: makeup and cosmetics! Before you apply your makeup, pin your hair back with Anthropologie’s Gemology Bobbies ($15). Not only do they come in three different colors, but they are glam enough to transition from your morning beauty routine to a day at the office and then on to after-work cocktails. Next, you need something for the eyes, and we have just the product! Stila’s Jewel Eyeshadow ($20) comes in an array of colors—ranging from neutrals to brights—and each one has just a hint of shimmer. Plus, these colors are buildable, so you can create a bold look or stick to a low-key look. As for your lips, they deserve a fresh slick of lip gloss, which is why we are so smitten with Bobbi Brown’s Neons & Nudes Lip Gloss ($23). These colors will definitely help you welcome the new year with a bang, but they will also take you through spring and summer. The only problem will be picking between them. When it comes to your nails, we love the idea of getting a complete manicure at a budget-friendly price, which is why you can’t look past the Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish ($8) by Sally Hansen. After all, who can say no to a polish that includes a base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, and a top coast? We know we can’t. Speaking of convenience, our last budget-friendly beauty buy is this to-go bottle of Pure Verbena Eau de Parfum Mini Spray ($25) by DKNY. The Pure Verbena scent contains notes of honeysuckle, peony, jasmine petals, and white amber, making it the perfect fragrance to start off your “new year, new you” plan. Happy shopping!