Beauty on the Go! For Under $35!

Written by Bryce

Like most women, I LOVE fun beauty products.  I have my morning ritual in the following order: shower, tons of lotion, get dressed, makeup, out the door!  The only issue is that usually by the time lunch passes whatever makeup I had on at 9am has just about worn off, gotten a little smudged, or my skin is dry!  So I like to keep a few absolute essentials in my bag… enough to save the day and take me into night without weighing my bag down!  The miracle is, I’ve managed to keep all my essentials to UNDER $35!

Moist, gorgeous lips are essential to being cute at any hour… even when you have no other makeup on, a slight gloss with tons of moisture makes you look refreshed and healthy.  I keep a few tubes of Burt’s Bees gloss in my bag.  I happen to be obsessed with the “Zesty Red” shade because it’s got a hint of berry tone that’s perfect for day or night!  At only $7, and packed with Sweet Almond Oil, I can’t live without it!

Check it out here: Burt’s Fab Lipstuff

Burt's Bees Natural Lip Gloss, $7

Burt's Bees Lip Gloss in Zesty Red, $7

Next up… Fab Eyes… customized!  Every girl needs a perfect chubby pencil to throw in her bag.  It can create a perfect smokey eye in 2 minutes or less, a shadowed look, or even fill in unruly brows.  My choice is Giella’s totally customizable eye liners.  Make your own shade, with or without shimmer!  I pack 2 in my bag, one in Midnight Sky to accent my hazel eyes, and another in a Cocoa shade with some custom-blended shimmer!  I’m completely ready to create an understated daytime look or an over-the-top evening blend with these 2 pencils!  L-O-V-E!  Another total steal at only $22 each (unheard of for custom cosmetics)!

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Giella Custom Eye Pencil, $22

Giella Custom Eye Pencil, $22

Finally, even for the laziest days… I just simply NEED a good lotion in my purse.  Something that smells delish, goes on smoothly, isn’t too sticky, and maybe even curbs my crazy pastry cravings:)  Thank you, Jaqua!!!  I love keeping a steady supply of the Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Hand Creme Packettes in my bag, they’re the perfect way to have just the right amount of moisturizer that doesn’t make your shoulder strap dig into you.  They smell like a raspberry cake, leave my hands silky smooth, and are also great for those times when your friends and family say things like “Hey, do you have any lotion in your bag?”  Just hand them one of these easy-peasy packettes!  And at $5 for a 6-pack, OMG, why not?!

Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Hand Creme, $5

Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Hand Creme, $5

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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