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Hi! I'm G. and my blog is all about budget beauty. I rarely feature anything here that retails for over $20 (most of the time the things I like to talk about retail for under $10). Why? Because it hurts my heart, and my wallet, to spend a lot of money on beauty products. I'm passionate about this and I always have been, since way back when I was a little girl who would stare wide-eyed at the CoverGirl Kissing Sticks at my local Thrifty Drugstore.

I'm a regular consumer (not an industry insider) who has three decades of product-obsession under her belt and I LOVE sharing tips, tricks, product reviews, sale info and the like with my readers.

I'm a native of San Diego, CA, where I reside with my boyfriend, affectionately known here as "Mr. G." I'm a film buff (everything from Alphaville to Valley Girl), I love to cook, I love to lose myself in good books and I love to do crafty things like jewelery-making, knitting and origami (though I'm horrible at all of the above).

I was ten years old in 1980, so that makes me a legit Child of the Eighties. If you love 80s music, movies and pop culture references, we could be best friends. (Seriously. If you get my references, I will love you forever.)

My two favorite TV shows of all time are Mad Men and Freaks & Geeks, and I'm also a huge fan of The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Justified, The Walking Dead and Arrested Development. I'm also a fan of shows that I'm too embarrassed to tell you about here.

My most-listened-to playlist includes songs by Queens of the Stone Age, Ice Cube, Hall & Oates, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Clash, Whodini, Foo Fighters, Heart, Billy Joel and Joy Division. So yeah, I'm all over the place when it comes to music.

For beauty products, I love a good pinky-brown lipstick (last count, I had 28 of 'em), pale blue and green creme nail polishes and perfumes that smell like
marshmallows, pastries, coconut, muguet and linden flower. I also have a weakness for gimmicky beauty products and I have a compulsion to try (and review) them all. Know of a good three-in-one product that claims to exfoliate feet, remove dark under eye circles and water your plants? I'm THERE.

Occasionally, this little ol' blog is featured in the press. If you're curious, take a peek here.

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