My Favorite TJ Maxx Finds | Affordable Self-Care Haul

To celebrate the last Sunday of the decade, I am sharing four of my favorite beauty finds from TJ Maxx, all of which are perfect for my self-care routine. After finishing and loving an entire bottle of my Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin Spray, I found a new one for $7, compared to the usual…

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Affordable Alternatives to My Favorite High-end Makeup Products

As someone who loves both luxury and drugstore makeup, it is only natural that over the past few months I would discover — either intentionally or accidentally — products that are similar in color and quality. Here are dupes of four of my favorite high-end beauty products. For years, I have used and loved the Urban…

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Back-to-School Beauty | A Drugstore Makeup Lineup

Makeup and education are two very important aspects of my identity, and today I am honoring them both by sharing ten drugstore makeup products that I expect to use and love this back-to-school season!

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Huge Drugstore Makeup Haul + Mini Reviews

Because the majority of my drugstore makeup was discontinued and expired, I decided it was time to go on a shopping spree! Keep reading to find out which products were hits and which were misses…

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My Discontinued Makeup Products + Drugstore Chat

When Makeup By Makena was just an idea, I made a commitment that I would incorporate affordable beauty products on my blog as much as possible; however, the majority of my drugstore makeup products have been discontinued.

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Drugstore Makeup Empties

Reaching the end of a beauty product is always accompanied by a bittersweet feeling — a sense of disappointment at having to purchase another and a sense of accomplishment at finishing what I started. Today, I’m sharing a few of my affordable empties and discussing whether or not I plan to repurchase them.

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Cranberry Halo Eye + Glowy Skin |Affordable Makeup Look

Although the goal of my blog is to empower women through makeup, I tend to stay away from bold or bright colors. After several requests to incorporate more colorful looks on my blog, I created this cranberry halo eye while making it as wearable as possible.

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The Best Back-to-School Beauty Supplies on a Budget

It’s that time of year again… The time when we restock on shiny binders, pretty planners, (rose gold) desk supplies, and, of course, our favorite affordable and easy-to-use makeup. I always look forward to taking a few extra minutes out of my day to do my makeup so today, I am sharing my personal favorite back-to-school makeup products that won’t break the bank.

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Top 10 Under $10 | Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit

I will forever be in love with affordable, drugstore makeup. Today, I am honoring this love by sharing my top ten makeup recommendations for beginners, all of which are under $10.

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The Perfect Highlighter for All Skin Types | Hard Candy ‘Tiki’

If you don’t have a ‘normal’ skin type, it can be challenging to find the perfect highlighter without spending an absurd amount of money, but luckily for you, the Hard Candy Glow All the Way Baked Highlighter in ‘Tiki’ is the perfect highlighter for all skin types!

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