Another week has come and gone and once again, it's Five Buck Friday! Here's a list of Nouveau Cheap-approved beauty products that will set you back a cool five bucks!
ASP Angle Zebra Board (180/180 grit), $0.99 at Sally Beauty (Note: $0.99 is the Sally Club Member price--these retail for $1.19 if you don't have a Sally Card). This is my holy grail nail file and you can read my full review that explains exactly why I love it here. I've had my current ASP Angle Zebra Board for two years now and it's still going strong. It's amazing at just a buck. Seriously, if you're tired of blown out nail files, meet your new best friend.
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Epielle Facial Cleansing Tissues, $1.99 for 60 towelettes at Big Lots. I think I've mentioned these on this blog, oh, maybe a hundred times by now! But it's for good reason, because in terms of value and performance, these cannot be beat. You get 60 towelettes for $1.99 at Big Lots, and they come in fun scents like Green Tea, Citrus and Aloe. I could go on and on about these, but let's just say that whenever I'm too lazy to wash me face, these are my go-to towelettes to get the job done (tip: pour a little eye makeup remover onto the cloth to help with hard-to-remove eye makeup).
Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Brown Sugar Lip Scrub, $1 per "tub" (estimation). Whenever the weather changes, I find that my lips are in need of a serious exfoliation. After years of trying different expensive lip scrubs, I find that I always go back to this good ol' DIY version. Take some brown sugar and put it in a little bowl. Pour a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil into the bowl and stir. Keep adding more EVOO, little by little, until you're happy with the consistency. Once it turns into a nice paste, just put a little bit of it on your finger and gently work it into your lips. Voila! Instant, all-natural lip scrub. When you're done scrubbing, just take a damp paper towel and wipe the sugar crystals from your lips, but leave the EVOO on your lips for added moisture. I'm telling you, this mixture works better than any other lip scrub I have ever tried! I don't make this in batches because I'm paranoid about the shelf-life of DIY beauty products, so I recommend just making a "single serving" every time you want to use it. I guessed at the price ($1) but I'm sure it's probably less than that since you don't need to make a lot. BUT, if you find that you have leftovers, use it as a hand scrub (just be sure to rinse your hands after you're through).
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color in French White Creme, $0.99 wherever Wet n Wild is sold. This is my favorite white creme nail polish, period. Two coats and you'll have White-Out style nail color, but one coat (although a tiny bit streaky) is all you need to "jump-start" sheer polishes that normally require lots of coats for good opacity. Laying down a base of Wet n Wild French White Creme before you apply sheer, streaky neons (or any other streaky polishes you might own) will cut your manicure time in half. At just $0.99, this is probably already a staple for many of you, but if you're new to at-home manicures, I think this polish is essential. Plus, it's great for nail art!
That's it for this installment of Five Buck Friday. Five bucks for four products I love and use on a regular basis. See you again next Friday for more cheap thrills!