Another week has whizzed right by and it's time again for my Five Buck Friday picks! Here are some fabulously affordable beauty products I love, own and use on a regular basis. You can purchase them all for a grand total of five bucks at your local drugtores/big box stores...can't get much easier than that!
Keep reading for this week's picks...
Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment (retail: $2.99 wherever Wet n Wild is sold). OK, I've said this before but it's been a while so it's time to repeat it: If you can only buy one Wet n Wild eyeshadow trio, make it Silent Treatment. It's so versatile and so easy. The taupe shade alone is worth $2.99, but the peach shade is lovely for highlighting and the black-brown is great for the crease, outer "V", or even for lining. I cannot count how many times I've been in a hurry and reached for the taupe shade in this trio. It's the perfect one-color-and-you're-out-the-door shadow when you just want to slap something on your lid and blend it up into the crease and be done with it. If I had to pack lightly for a trip and could only bring one eyeshadow compact with me, it would be this one, hands down.
NYC Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in Plaza Plumberry (retail: $0.99 wherever NYC is sold). It's not fancy, but if you like deep, vampy plums for fall/winter, this is a lovely choice that would look stunning on just about every skintone. It's perfectly opaque in two coats, super easy to apply and it's only $0.99. Plus, it's a very nice dupe of Essie Wicked.
e.l.f. Essential Concealer Brush (retail: $1 on the e.l.f. website, Target and Big Lots). I stumbled across this brush, which I use exclusively for cleaning up my manicures, on my own a few years ago. I had no idea that it was a "thing" when I purchased it. I was just looking for a small brush with firm bristles to use with acetone to clean up my manicures. But since then, I've come to realize that many, many people find this to be the best brush for post-mani clean-up. I've been using this brush, and this brush only, to clean up my manis since before I even made this video back in 2010. I haven't even had to bust out my back-up yet, because the original brush I purchased in 2010 is still going strong. I seriously cannot do a manicure without this brush--it's essential (see what I did there?).
There you have it! Do you already own any of this week's Five Buck Friday picks? If so, I'd love to hear from you!
Some of the products featured in this post were given to Nouveau Cheap for previous reviews.