It’s pretty apparent the economy really stinks right now, so my strategy is this. In order to make room for nicer things, I like to buy some things inexpensive. And of course you can never have enough make-up or nail color! I like to call it “drugstore chic.” Even though it’s nice to splurge (completely guilty here), sometimes it’s nice to be able to have everything you need at a much smaller price. Granted there are many products that just won’t allow a sub (like NARS Orgasm blush or Bare Escentuals foundation). But have you tried the N.Y.C. New York Color Metro Metals Fall Make-Up Collection ($2.99-$4.99)? (And yes, you’re reading those prices right.)
Metallic make-up is so in right now – you want to look holiday-festive, right? This collection includes absolutely everything you need to shimmer, shine and become the belle of the ball. From face glow and eye color to nail paint and lipstick, you can get the entire collection and still have room to buy other things like groceries (gasp!)!
And with a beautiful face, a girl has to have nails of the same. You know how one of my fav designers of all time if Tracy Reese? Well, I am completely crushing on the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Fall Nail Color Collection ($6). For the fifth season, the two designers have partnered to create both chic and wearable shades, straight off the catwalk. The 10 fall shades include: Raven’s Wing, Moonstone, Quartz Chameleon, Divinity, The Good Earth, Cruel Heart, Alchemy, Torrid Bloom, Night Lily and Stormy Blue.
The best part is you can roll out of bed in your PJs (or not…I just can’t walk out of the house with no make-up, is it judst me?) and buy all of these at your local drugstore. (Put your leftover money in your savings like a good girl, or be a bad girl and get those patent heels!)