Friday, March 13, 2009

Fill Me In Friday

Ashley over at Forever and Always is doing a "Fill Me In Friday" with tips on how to save money. I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and share a tip.

One of my big splurges in life is the makeup I use. I'm a Bobbi Brown girl, and I've yet to find anything I love more. Certain pieces of Bobbi's line just can't be topped. It's not that I like paying $42 for foundation every six months, it's just that I hadn't found anything that worked better -- until recently.

In January I stumbled across Michelle's post about Everyday Minerals. It's a line of all-natural, organic mineral cosmetics. They operate in a chemical-free facility, and even ship their products in 100% recycled packaging. I ordered a sample kit with 5 pieces of my choice for free, and just paid $3.13 shipping.

I wasn't sure how I would like mineral powder foundation, considering I had been using a liquid. But I discovered that with my skin-type (fairly oily), the mineral powder is fantastic! My skin is clearer than ever, and I didn't even know my old foundation was causing me problems!

After I tried the samples decided which color and finish I liked best, I ordered a full-size foundation for $12 + $2.96 shipping. I've had it for over 2 months now and I haven't even put a dent in it, so at this rate it's about 1/4 of the cost of the foundation I was using before. Now that's a way to save money! I love it, and Chris definitely loves it.

(Want to know what's in your makeup vs. what's in Everyday Minerals? Click here. You will be shocked.)


Melissa Henning said...

thanks for the tip :)

Jamie said...

Thanks so much for the tip! Makeup is my weakness too and I ordered my trial kit today :)