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April 20, 2011

5 Budget-Friendly Buys for Spring

Here’s a handful of budget buys (and one worth-it splurge) that are helping me transition from winter to spring:

1. Say goodbye to scaly, dry legs with eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream ($3.49). The creamy formula leaves legs so soft post-shave you can skip lotion. I also love that the plastic pump bottle is recyclable, unlike other drugstore gels.

2. Meet my dry shampoo flavor-of-the-month, Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray ($3.49). It’s got a bright citrus scent and gives my long-as-heck hair a much-needed lift in between washes thanks to mineral clay.

3. Once we start hitting months that start with M, my ghost-like pallor starts to irk me. My secret for a natural glow? Mix a few drops of Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil ($52) into with your morning moisturizer, and say hello to brighter, enlivened skin. It’s definitely not cheap, but by using just a few drops a day, I feel like I’m stretching my investment.

4. A canny combination of two summertime treats, tomatoes and watermelon, make for one very addictive shower gel. Yes. Tomato body wash. Try it, you’ll like it. I promise. Yes to Tomatoes Purifying Shower Gel ($8.99)

5. Pixi’s got a handful of multi-tasking products out this spring, but the Succulent Lip Twin in Pink Peony ($18) takes the cake. A two-fer that delivers both nourishing tinted lip balm (in the tube) and a bullet-shaped lipstick (in the cap). Works great on blushing up cheeks too.

—Meghan

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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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