Fashion Finds Under $30!

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My name is Jenn and I am the girl behind Dressed in Blessings. I am a part time fashion, makeup & lifestyle blogger; however, in my day to day life I am a full time Graphic Designer! I have a passion for not only design but I also love photography & videography. I am a twenty three year old on a budget & love to share all of my shopping tips & tricks!

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Best of Budget Beauty: Makeup must-haves that won’t break your budget

Designer Names with a discount all from TJX Co.!

By: Dressed in Blessings

For those of you who don’t know, I am a TJ Maxx addict. Yes, I admit it, I have a problem, but I’m totally fine with it!

I visit one of the TJX brand stores (TJ Maxx/Marshalls/Home Goods…) at least once a weekend, so it’s safe to say that I often know what items are circulating throughout the stores, and where I can find the best deal (even though the entire store is essentially a great deal!)

So, I decided: Why not share the wisdom & knowledge I have curated over my many years of professional shopping (haha) at TJ Maxx?

Without further ado, here is my top TJ Maxx finds under $30 – yes THIRTY, you read that right

 

Fossil Clutch

$12.99

Fossil is a brand that I have always admired but have never been able to afford. When it comes to higher end brands, I always wonder how much the quality actually correlates with the price – is the splurge really worth the product? Imagine my surprise and sheer joy when I checked the price tag and it said only $12.99!! I finally found a clutch that fits my phone, cards, keys and even my phone charger comfortably, and at one heck of a deal. So far, the quality has been nothing short of spectacular & I have 100% trust that all items in the clutch are secure, even when I wear it as a wristlet!

 

Rose & Bergamot Musk Candle

$9.99

I don’t know about you guys, but I am an absolute sucker for the candles section in TJ Maxx & Marshall’s. Although it’s mildly embarrassing to admit, I have for sure spent at the very least 20 minutes perusing & sampling all of the amazing scents & styles they carry. As soon as I found this one, I just knew I had to have it!The slightly sweet but refreshing smell of the candle is so perfect & helps to create a relaxing environment! I have slowly discovered that 99% of the time, I love a candle that has Bergamot in it – definitely recommend!

 

OPI Lisbon Collection Sampler Set

$6.99

A little fun fact for you all, I am born in the US but I am also basically 99.99% Portuguese! When I heard that OPI was creating a Lisbon inspired collection, I fell in love! Imagine my excitement when I found a color sampler at TJ Maxx for this awesome collection!! I absolutely adore all of the colors included, right down to their adorable names inspired by all of the culture & beauty that Portugal has to offer. These colors are absolutely perfect for summer – snag them if you can!

 

Eccolo World Traveler Planner

$9.99

Now if you read my most recent blog plost (click here to read it if you haven’t yet) you might remember me saying that I am quite a stationary hoarder haha! Well, proud moment, I finally cleaned out all of my old planners that are no longer up to date and purchased one – ONLY one – new planner to use for the remainder of the year. The price of this planner was so affordable, I just couldn’t say no. The paper is great because of its light weight and the layout design is elegant yet efficient. The overall design of this planner just exudes beauty, and when you have a planner like that, how can you not get your life in order?

 

Steve Madden Sandals

$24.99

These sandals are the truly the perfect basic summer sandal. This beautiful cognac color pairs so well with anything – a sundress or your favorite jeans & a t-shirt. They can be dressed up or dressed down! Originally, they’re priced around $50, but I managed to snag mine from the clearance rack at TJ Maxx for $24.99! You just have to love their deals!

 

London Fog Handbag

$29.99

There are certain items in fashion that just have a sweet spot with me, and one of those items is bags with silk scarves. I am aware that this is incredibly specific & highly niche but when you feel it you just know. As soon as I saw this bag, I just knew I had to have it! The simple lines of the bag make it so chic & classy! The size of the bag is perfect too, not too big & not too small, just right. What makes it even better? It comes with an adjustable strap so you can wear it as a cross body!

These fashion & beauty pieces were truly a treasure to find. That is definitely one of my favorite things about TJ Maxx (and its sister stores) all of the product is high quality, but you will always find something new, exciting and probably not at all what you were looking for and never knew you needed!

 

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Makeup must-haves that won’t break your budget

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About the Author

My name is Jenn and I am the girl behind Dressed in Blessings. I am a part time fashion, makeup & lifestyle blogger; however, in my day to day life I am a full time Graphic Designer! I have a passion for not only design but I also love photography & videography. I am a twenty three year old on a budget & love to share all of my shopping tips & tricks!

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Best of Budget Beauty: Makeup must-haves that won’t break your budget

Beauty products have gotten to be so pricey these days, haven’t they?

I think this is a topic we all struggle with. Whether it be skincare or makeup products, the price issue still rears its ugly head.

 

Not only do we want beauty products that are more budget friendly, but we would also love to have products that don’t have any toxic chemicals in them or products that did not harm any other living creatures throughout the process of its creation.

 

Once upon a time, a request like this would have seemed totally farfetched and completely unattainable, but luckily for us, times sure have changed!

 

While top tier beauty brands have been “clean” for many years now (i.e. Too Faced/Tarte), recently, drug store makeup brands have started to step up to the plate, and their competition is really starting to feel the pressure.

 

Of course, as soon as these “Drugstore Giants” made the move to be “clean”, the top tier brands started to see their customers waiver and stray to try the new and much more affordable options. But what it all boils down to is this very question:

“Is the cheaper product really as good as the more expensive product?”

 

There are many questions we need to ask ourselves when determining whether or not the cheaper product truly is better than the higher end/pricier product.

– Is the pigmentation of the product on par with the higher end option?

– Is the formula as rich or as smooth as the higher end product?

– Are the ingredients in the budget friendly product on par with the higher end brand?

– What is the longevity of the budget friendly product?

 

These are a lot of questions that most of us just don’t have the time to answer.

 

That’s what I’m here for!

Here are some of my favorite tried and true budget beauty products that are must- haves for any makeup bag.

 

Elf Lock on Liner & Brow Cream

$4.00

Cruelty Free & Vegan

 

This brow pommade has lasted me such a long time and wears so well! It will last me the entire day with little to no smudge.

My only gripe is that the formula does dry out a bit in the container after multiple uses, but that can be easily fixed by dampening your brush!

 

Eco Tools: Start the Day

Beautifully Kit

$12.99

Cruelty Free & Tree Free/

Recycled Materials

 

These brushes are on par with top tier brands. The bristles hold up well after daily use and they blend beautifully. Plus, they come with a great storage container too!

 

NYX Butter Glosses

$2.50-$5.00

Cruelty Free

 

These glosses are exactly as advertised: Like Butter! They go on so smoothly and they have just the right amount of pigment. They also aren’t too tacky and sticky, which can be an issue with most glosses.

 

Colourpop Flexitarian Highlighter

$8.00

Cruelty Free

 

Highlighter is so on trend right now and I hope it never stops; however finding a highlighter that gives you the perfect glow without breaking the budget can be tough. This highlighter is by far the best I’ve seen at such a low price point!

 

These truly are the top products in my makeup bag. I use them regularly and they have all held up so wonderfully. Finding high quality makeup at a budget friendly price is always such a great feeling (and it feels even better when all of the companies are cruelty free and vegan!)

 

I hope that your experience with these products is just as amazing & that they become tried and true pieces in your makeup bag too!

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