InTruBeauty: What can $11 get you?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

What can $11 get you?

What can $11 get you these days? Not much, huh? Well, think again, you just have to be a savvy shopper. In the last 2 weeks I have picked up 10 lipsticks at Kmart for a total whopping ELEVEN DOLLARS! So keep your eyes peeled ladies!

 
Petal, Lilac, Carnation, Mauve
$2 each

With flash: Petal, Lilac, Carnation, Mauve
 
No flash: Petal, Lilac, Carnation, Mauve

TIP ONE: Know your stores! 
Know which stores in your area carry the best clearance deals and try to hit them once or twice per week. These are usually the stores that are tucked away in a sleepy corner of town or have some dusty shelves. Think to yourself, where would I never think of to go find makeup and thats where I go! Lately it has been Shopko and Kmart where I have found the best deals. Kmart has clearance from $3-.25 cents! They have the lowest clearance I've ever seen, whereas Shopko seems to have the highest % off sales and also I've found free gift with purchase packages there for Physician's Formula (plus 40% off) that I haven't seen at any other stores. We also have a brand new Walgreens that doesn't seem to get as much attention as some of the more well known ones and so their clearance marked items aren't picked over yet.
.50 cents each!!!


Top to Bottom: Cha Cha Cherry, Fabulous fig, Crimson

TIP TWO: Know when new product lines are out
Here at TruBeautyGems, we often post on when new lines are coming out. This means that a lot of the brands are going to discontinue certain products or colors. This is going to be the best time to get cheap deals. The Revlon lipsticks above are all totally beautiful colors and yet were only $2 a piece. Of course I will be sad if they end up being discontinued colors, but I have them now for only $2 and thats what matters!

Left to Right: Revlon colorstay 320, Revlon colorstay 245 Creamy Coral, Revlon colorstay 350 Smooth Nude. These were all. 50 cents each
(These are super creamy!

TIP THREE: Get to know the sales people
If you are friendly with the sales people and a frequent shopper there, they will usually let you know if they have coupons, what they are planning on marking down and when, and any upcoming sales. This is a great way to get the inside information on some great cosmetics deals. 

This is a great way to try out new brands, product lines, and colors! If you don't like the exact color, you can always mix it with different glosses and other lipsticks to come up with a color that's customized to look the best on you. I love mixing and matching lipsticks! Happy searching ladies!

Yours in Beauty,

Jessica

I didn't want to do a separate post on this, but each month for myglam, I do a photo for their contest. I'm not even sure what the photo contest is this month, but I love taking photos and editing them, so here is my February Myglam photo! 

Ha ha, I had fun with this one!


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