6.16.2014

5 Under $5 Summer Beauty Essentials

Hey you! Today kicks off SUMMER WEEK on the blog! All week long I've got all sorts of fun posts you'll enjoy. First up, 5 beauty products for summer that are under $5!


  1. Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream (Travel Size)--My favorite summer hair style is beachy waves, and I love using this to get them! It's stronger than a spray (see spray below) and I use this to add texture to my braids as well. This smaller size is perfect for summer travel and it smells AMAZING (available at drugstores, ulta, walmart, online). $3
  2. Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm--For those of us not into sticky glosses or lipsticks, try these. You don't even need a mirror to apply. I love this bright pink, but it comes in several colors (available at walgreens, kmart, online)! $3
  3. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle--This has so many uses and smells SO good. I use this before going into the sun or water. I use this after the sun or beach/pool. I turn this into a leave in conditioner by adding 1 part conditioner to 3 parts water into a spray bottle. I even use this to shave with (available at drugstores, box stores, online). $4
  4. Essence Sun Club Matte Bronzing Powder--If you're looking for an inexpensive matte bronzer, try this one. I even use it as shadow, a root cover up, or to fill in brows. It comes in two shades, and it smells like coconut (available at ulta and online)! $5
  5. Sinful Colors Polish--These are really cheap and come in plenty of colors. I like this peachy pink, which looks great on fingers or toes! Paint bobby pins with this polish to add a fun twist to summer hair styles (available at drugstores, box stores, and online). $2
By the way, Not Your Mother's now has many of their products in travel size! These are only $3 and are perfect for your summer adventures. Thanks, NYM for these!
  • Way to Grow Leave in Conditioner, Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Beach Babe Texturizing Hair Cream, Shampoo, Conditioner, Sea Salt Spray
  • Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
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46 comments:

  1. I change my nail polish so often so I use Sinful colors all the time!! :) #essential

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  2. I am going to have to try #2!!

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  3. I didnt have much luck when I tried #1 - but I think its maybe my hair type! Any suggestions?

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  4. Hello babe!
    I'm in love with the polish it's a so cute color *-*
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.theworldc.com

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  5. Great tips! I just bought some of the Not Your Mothers beach spray and I am not really sure how to use it. My hair is fine so I am afraid that it will weigh it down. Any good tips? Thanks! Susan

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  6. I recently started getting the Not Your Mother's stuff and I actually love it! I'll need to try the texturizing cream though! Love the Sinful colors too!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  7. I love the NYM products! I have the Aussie miracle and use if when my hair starts getting to dry. Where did you find the Essense brand?

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  8. I want to try the Not Your Mother's brand, I haven't used it yet!

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  9. I love Essence but have never tried the bronzer. Good to know it's a good one:)

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  10. I have to try that lip balm! I rarely wear actual lipstick but I do like some colour and lip gloss just doesnt work for long periods.

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  11. I am in love with #3 I use it almost every time I wash my hair and it leaves it so soft! I will have to try #2!

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  12. nice i want to try that lip balm! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  13. I need to get my hands on that texturizing balm - my hair desperately needs it and I've been searching for a well-reviewed one!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  14. I have one bottle of Sinful colors and it's 24/7

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  15. these look like great products! new follower from me, http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. That lip balm reminds me of the Clinique Chubby Stick, which is an absolute favorite product of mine… will keep my eye out for this more affordable version!

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  17. I love the Not Your Mothers Beach Texturing Spray but I've never tried the cream! Adding it to my must-try list!

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  18. The travel items for NYMB stuff is going to be on my list for my upcoming trip!! Love the nail polish color too!! thanks for sharing as always!

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  19. Great post Elle! I'll have to try that not your mothers texturizing cream and see if it works better for me than the salt spray!

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  20. I would love to try that texturizing cream and pretty polish color!

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  21. I will have to look in to that beach babe I like to play up my waves in summer as I do not blow out my hair but many of the beach sprays make your hair look dirty which does not work for the office.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  22. I want to try the texturizing hair cream!

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  23. I am using Not Your Mother's Shampoo currently. It smells amazing. Gonna have to try that bronzer...I'm in the market and for under $5...SOLD!

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  24. Ooh I have to try that hair cream! I'm all about the beach waves for the summer!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

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  25. Really like the hair styling products and also adore the colour of the nail polish - perfect for summer and tanned skin! x

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  26. I still have not tried the Aussie 5 min miracle, but now I must. I love a good leave in conditioner and what an excellent tip on the pre-sun treatment! Off I go!

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  27. I really need to get my hands on the Jordana lip balms. I keep hearing such great things about them.

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  28. I doubt any of these products are available here but hey, we'll be moving to Canada end of this year so hello, wider selection of makeup! LOL!

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  29. Great post!! I love ALL of these!! :)

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  30. I want to try the Not Your Mother's texturizing cream! That sounds like it could do cool things!

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  31. Awesome products! I want to try that Twist & Shine lip balm! =)
    Have a great week!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  32. I'm a sucker for all things travel size :-) will have to try that texturizing cream. I used to use that Aussie three-minute miracle forever ago, but had forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder!

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  33. Love this post and love inexpensive products. Will have to try the lip balm!

    xx 365hangers

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  34. I love the 'Not Your Mothers' texturizing line!

    Love&Clothing

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  35. Wow. Nice selection dear. I love carrying sunscreen and matte powder for summer look.
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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  36. Do you apply this texturizing product to wet or dry hair? I recently bought the spray and used it in my dry hair and it didn't do much but I might have used it wrong?

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  37. I absolutely LOVE Sinful Colors nail polishes! They're one of my favorite brands... so many colors and so cheap!

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  38. Hooray summer! I want to buy all of these, but I think I NEED the lip balm. My makeup routine needs a little pick-me-up!

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  39. Oooo great essentials! :) The hair texture cream

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  40. I have Jordana lip pencils and really love them! I'll have to look into those lip balms! Great post!

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  41. I just got a little travel size of the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe cream and can't wait to try it!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  42. I do like the Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo. It's no batiste but its pretty good.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  43. Oh I love these post because it makes me want to buy stuff, I'm glad you brought it back. :) But yeah I really love the aussie 3 min miracle, I used it when my hair was really long and it always made my hair feel healthier again. But now that my hair is short i don't really use it but you gave me some new ways to use it so I'll be sure to try those methods out because I didn't know you could use them that way

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/.

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