Ballin’ on a Budget

Listen! Money doesn’t grow trees. Money is like time. There never seems to be enough of it. I’ve been watching families crawl out of debt and it’s made me feel like I can do it.



I like to look good too. Looking good costs money. Money I’m trying to save.

I don’t know when was the last time I actually stepped into Sephora or Murale or any make up store. In fact, most of what I buy is from the drug store. Though there’s nothing wrong with drug store beauty brands, sometimes I want to try some of those high end products I see these youtubers review but not at the expense of my groceries.

Don’t get it twisted! I still swear by my L’Oreal Superblendable True Match Liquid foundation  but sometimes when I go out I like to wear my Nars All Day Luminous foundation. So what’s a girl to do? Find beauty products on sale.

Enter Glambot.

They sell high end brand named make-up and skin care products at a discount. Sometimes as good as 80% off the original price.


That’s where I bought my Tarte creme lipstick. It has become my go-to source for high end brands.

The way it works is that they re-sell gently used or not used items at a discount. If you live in the U.S.A. you can actually sell them your gently used make up.

The only con is that I can’t find anything with my foundation shade. Everything they have is either too light or too dark. But you might find just what you’re looking for.

Otherwise, I really like it. It’s user-friendly. There’s  a picture of what you’re buying.

You can even select what currency you want the prices seen. I live in Canada, so seeing the prices in Canadian currency helps me spend wisely. How else would I be ballin’ on a budget?!

You’ve probably heard of them, but if you haven’t Colourpop is worth checking out.

They have recently launched their No Filter Foundation in 42 shades for $12. I mean $12 for a foundation?! I’m in.


I have purchased and used (and still use) their NoFilter concealer in dark. It’s a staple in my


I used to splurge on hair care but once I knew what it needed, I was able to find what I needed without spending a whole lot of money.

My daughter has a different curl pattern than I do. Of course, this is largely because she’s a baby. Her hair texture continues to change as she gets older, but for now I deal with the card I’m dealt.


Still, I use the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Style and Curl Milk and water. It’s such a hair holy grail product that I use it on the whole family.

It contains coconut oil, neem oil and silk protein to strengthen, detangle, moisturize and provide shine to every strand of your hair.

Also, you don’t have to worry about parabens, sulfates, phtalates, parrafin, mineral oil or parrafin because it’s not there.


It’s also available at Wal-Mart. So you know you’re not going to be breaking the bank.

Check out these blogs to see how I use it on my baby and on myself.

The Beginner’s guide to do your baby’s curly hair

5 Minute Hairstyle for Naturalistas

So these are just a few ways that I stay ballin’ on a budget. Just because I’m a mom on a budget doesn’t mean I can’t look good, right?

How do you stay ballin’ on a budget?

Let me know!

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