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7 Brilliant Beauty Buys

During the process of organizing underneath my bathroom sink, I was moved to write my first-ever beauty post!

Slash… procrastinate the much-needed organization under the sink.

Moving on, though!

Folks, these are products that I use almost every single day. They are a part of my routine. I wouldn’t share something with you that I didn’t absolutely love.

Best part is: six of these products are under $15 each, yay!

I’ll get to those first.

7 Brilliant Beauty Buys //

Almay’s Clear Complexion Makeup with BlemisHeal Technology – $12.79, Target – This liquid foundation has a scant amount of Salicylic Acid, so you don’t have to feel bad about applying makeup, even if you feel a pimple coming on.

Jelly Pong Pong’s Glow Getter Highlighter – $12.75, BirchBox – A lightweight, pearlescent shimmer gel that is great for just under the brows, or to dab on the cheekbones. It’s a tiny bottle, but a little goes a long way!

Maybelline’s Face Studio Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick – $7.99, Target – Stunning, natural, blendable color that won’t dry your skin out like a powder blush. I’m loving the Coral Sheen shade for warm weather days!

Maybelline’s Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner – $4.79, Target – Does this one really need an explanation? If you know me at all, you know I love a good cat eye.

mark.’s Glowdacious Illuminating Powder – $13, Avon – I’ve had the exact product that you see in the photo for years. Literally, years. Still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the compact. This shimmer powder / bronzer includes multiple shades, so you can use a lighter color for the inner eyelids and a darker shade for your cheekbones!

Revlon’s Colorburst Balm Stain – $6.89, Target – Want a lip stain that isn’t sticky or scarily unnatural looking? This creamy balm stick is the answer. Subtle, yet lasting color in a no-mess crayon.

The final product in the photo, my friends, is $22 from BirchBox and still deserves to be on this list, even if it’s just because of the scent.


The scent of Beauty Protector’s Protect and Detangle Leave-In Conditioner is utterly tantalizing. I received a good-sized sample of it in my very first BirchBox, and I’m still falling in love with the scent every time I comb it through my fresh-out-of-the-shower hair.

And you guessed it.

I adore BirchBox.

Love samples? Considering signing up. $10/month, that’s like two Starbucks drinks!

Besides, who wouldn’t want the adorable boxes?!

7 Brilliant Beauty Buys //

7 Brilliant Beauty Buys //

Sigh, can I just be Anna Bond?

xo Cassie


  1. Now I know why you always look soooooo pretty!!!!!

    I really learned a lesson regarding ‘drug store’ cosmetics – how good they can be at a reasonable price – AFTER being roped in at the Dior counter in Belk’s not too long ago! Wow, don’t go there if you want to remain solvent, ha ha!

    Great post – I wasn’t familiar with BirchBox – you find the neatest things Cassie. Yes, Anna Bond is talented and has grown an amazing business in the stationery world. . . . . . I am familiar with her because she works with Garance DorĂ© whose blog I’ve followed for a couple of years.
    See you Tuesday – we’re so glad you can both make it.
    Love xx

    • Cassandra

      April 24, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      I am so so so behind on replying! Thank you for that sweet comment. Oh wow, I would be scared to walk anywhere near the Dior counter. Yikes! Could break the bank! xx

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