Monica - Lifestyle Blogger


Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Here you will find little things that make me happy like finding a sale on a cute and casual look or taking a spontaneous road trip to sight-see in a new city.

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Beauty On A Budget

Beauty On A Budget

When it comes to doing my makeup, the simpler the better.  I like items that I can easily find on Amazon or Target - and can get all of them for under $100.  Below I have rounded up my essentials. (I've made it easy so you can just click the images below to shop!)

For eyes... I curl my eyelashes using a standard curler and add some volume with L'Oreal's Lash Paradise mascara.  This mascara provides full lashes and is such a great price.  To fill in my brows, I use Sonia Kasuk's brow definer in taupe - it is so natural looking and is long-lasting.

For face... I use the EcoTools brushes (these tools are eco-friendly and cruelty-free) to apply Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse foundation and then finish with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.  I use this bronzer year-round for a sun-kissed glow!

For lips... I use the Meet Matt(e) Hughes matte lipsticks - you can buy them individually or I linked the set of minis below. I love the minis because they're easy to bring on-the-go plus I ahve several options to match my lips to whatever occasion may arise - a work meeting, date night, or girl's night!  Who doesn't love having options?! 

shop my beauty essentials below.

EcoTools Brush

 L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer


Classic Eyelash Curler

Sonia Kashuk Brow Definer

Meet Matt(e) Hughes Lipsticks


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