5 beauty picks under $15

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Looking for a few inexpensive beauty products to add to your routine?

I am working on upping my beauty game – less in a vanity way and more in a hey, you’ve been in the intense caring for babies phase of motherhood for 10 years and it’s time to take a few moments on yourself now way.  I started with the bigger things like making doctor appointments and getting my haircut, and now I’m slowing adding a few new products to update my beauty routine.

Probably like you, I value quality, but don’t spend a ton of money on beauty products. Back in the day before kiddos, I frequented the Nordstrom makeup ladies. Nowadays, I either grab a few things while running through Target or order on Amazon (thank you free prime shipping). So each of these 5 beauty picks are easy to find, affordable and tested by yours truly.

ONE / Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed Pearls
give your skin a springtime glow with this subtle bronzing powder

TWO / Esse Tuck Me In Your Tux nail polish
clean, neutral nails are classic and my go-to

THREE / Biosilk Silk Serum
for shiny, silky hair (especially great for adding vibrancy back to your hair after winter)

FOUR / Maybelline Baby Lips Balm in Peach Kiss
swipe on this lip balm for fresh peachy color + moisturizer

FIVE / Rusk Wired Flexible Styling Creme
give flexible body and texture to your hair before or after styling

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Have you added any products to your beauty routine that you’ve loved? Please share!

(image inspiration from Angie at ACreativeBuzz.com)

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