Do you have champagne tastes, but a beer budget? Never fear! There's a way to look expensive as Alex Perry would say, without having to re-mortgage the house. We put our thrifty hats on and went a-hunting for the best designer buys under $100. From Sonia Rykiel bling to basics from Alexander Wang to femme blouses from See by Chloé, you won't believe the bargains to be had!
Thanks to an A-list cult following (Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista and January Jones are all fans) and an affordable price tag, Maybelline New York's Great Lash Mascara has reached iconic status since its release 40 years ago — one is sold every 1.2 seconds around the globe. Wowsers! As it celebrates turning the big 4-0, we thought we'd take a look back at some iconic ads and tell you how the brand's name came about. So to learn more about one of our favourite pharmacy finds, keep reading!
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara is $15.95.
Got a shopping itch you wanna scratch, but worried about it eating into your weekend fun-budget? We know the feeling! Hence why we've gone hunting for the best accessories that'll give you change from a twenty. Brighten up your end-of-week ensembles with a neon waist-cincher, or add some bling via a pair of bejewelled drop earrings. Feeling a Summer's vibe? Nab a pair of coloured shades or invest in a wide-brimmed striped sunhat, Prada-style. Your wardrobe, and your bank balance, can thank us later! Enjoy!
We're stepping things up in our budget bonanza to a cool $25. Still pretty reasonable, we think, especially for some of these skincare saviours. From tools you'll need for your very own at-home facial to do-it-all face creams, there's something for every budget, every level of effort you're willing to make, and every skin type. Check it out and tell us your fave buys now!
Shoes! Shoes! Glorious shoes! It's time for a spot of afternoon shoe shopping, and to sweeten the deal we've found ten pairs of head-turning heels that come in under the $100 mark. Not bad, huh? Be you after a pair of leopard spotted booties, lucite heeled pumps, colour blocked platforms or snakeskin sandals, we've got the goods. Give yourself a hump-day treat for your feet!
Continuing on with our Budget Bonanza — have you check out our five under $5 nail picks and 10 under $10 must-own makeup items yet? — we're turning our attentions to hair. And all the amazing treats you can purchase for under 15 bucks. From shampoos and conditioners to treatments and styling tools, we've also tracked down a Chanel-esque broderie bow hair clip that will ensure you stand out this Summer.
We first saw a saturated version of mint green on the Chloé A/W 2011 runway; since then, subtle versions have been popping up, like on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's minty green skirt and Chloé Resort 2012 dress. The pastel hue can seem a little saccharine at first, but paired with the right colours it provides a cool contrast to neutral tones like camel, charcoal and white (a la 'sKate Bosworth), or if you're keen for a touch of colour blocking, pair your spearmint separates with royal blue or scarlet. Our final words of advice? Steer clear of other pastel tones to avoid any Easter parade connotations. Get minted quick by snooping our all-under-$100 ShopStyle edit.
Whether you're already in the red after pay day or just don't see the point in splashing the cash when it comes to cosmetics, we've got the buys for you. 10 of them in fact. From ace base buys like foundation, blush and bronzer to pretty eye palettes and lust-have lippies, everything in our edit is $10 or less. Scoop the whole lot and it'll only cost you $87.67! Get shopping!
Brights are by far the biggest trend for Spring, which means you'll need to invest in colour, colour and more colour to make your last season threads look fresh. Scared about the expense? Never fear! We've rounded up ten instant updaters that'll get you on trend, all for under $50. Yup, you read right. Wear them together for a cheap 'n' cheerful exercise in colour blocking, or add to your wardrobe basics for a pop of colour. At these prices you may have to make multiple purchases!
Crackle nail polish isn't new, but since Katy Perry included a black shatter version in her collection for OPI earlier this year, it's gone from strength to strength. Shatter or crackle polish makes it easy to create a unique "nail art" look of your own. Simply paint it over the top of another colour and watch it shrink into a crazy patterned design. And from just $4.95 it's easy to dip into the hot nail trend.