Bargain Brand of the Week – Beauty on a Budget

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) Photo compliments Google Images

This is the first of a series called Beauty on a Budget  where we feature beauty ideas, products and tips which are designed to make you feel pretty in body and not pretty broke in the pocket.

During this six week series we will highlight brands and products handpicked by our team  and dubbed as the cost efficient beauty essentials no guy or gal should be without. We will also offer you some homemade alternatives which will leave you feeling naturally fresh inside and out!  So stay with us on this journey to an even more beautiful you!

This week’s feature is the Bargain Brand of the Week – L A COLORS

Bargain Brand of the Week
Bargain Brand of the Week

This brand carries a complete line of eyeshadows, liquid makeup, lipsticks, lip glosses and more. The products are low on price but high on value causing most of its now loyal users to abandon the more high priced alternatives.

Here are a few of the products we deem as your ‘Go-To’ makeup essentials from LA Colors.  These products retail at $15.00 Barbados Dollars or less and give great bang for your buck!

Eyeshadow palettes can cost as little as $8.00 for beautiful ranges of colours with deep pigments which last a long time.

Eye show palette
Eye shadow palette

Liquid makeup can be bought for $15.00 and offers medium to full coverage depending on the skin and blemishes. A great buy and the pump makes for less messy dispensing.

Liquid makeup
Liquid makeup

Lipsticks are a steal st $6.00 offering lasting stay and maximum moisture. We love this product and you will too. Use these along with your L.A. Colors lip liners retailing at $5.00 in awesome colours.

Lipsticks in a wide selection of colours
Lipsticks in a wide selection of colours

Our final pick is the L.A. Colour lip gloss selling at $3.00 ranging from clear to cherry pie (a deep red) with a few gob smacking colours in between.

Moisturizing glossy lips
Moisturizing glossy lips

That’s it for this week’s installment of Beauty on a Budget. Remember all these products are available at Lis ‘ Beauty Mart, Jordan’s Supermarket Complex, Fitts Village, St. James.

Look for us next week when we share some homemade recipes for your favourite natural beauty essentials! Until then stay beautiful!

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Natural Beauty

As I Am
As I Am hair care products

Unprocessed hair commonly referred to as natural hair is currently the route most black women  are taking in the care of their hair.  Leaving behind the chemicals used to straighten and curl their tresses has led to the production of many hair care (sulphate, paraben and petrolatum- free) products which enhance the natural character of black hair, with its many types and textures.

Aunt Jackie's
Aunt Jackie’s natural hair care products

Here in Barbados we have seen an increase in the number of ladies who wear their natural hair unashamedly in the light of the ever present stigma ‘hard hair’ and we applaud them. Embracing what one has been blessed with must always be done confidently-  without shame and with much pride.

Happy Naturally
Happy Naturally

I encourage all women who have decided to take this journey of love,  to stay focused on the beauty that their hair emanates. Not only their outer beauty but also their inner. The glow of healthy, big, black, beautiful hair resonates with a healthy body and mind. Often times, women who wear natural hair will usually try to eat and live in a way that is in line with growing  healthier, shinier and stronger hair. They are cognizant of the effect of chemicals in the body and thus the effect on their hair. Therefore, going natural leads to a win-win situation.

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Finally, embrace the beauty that is you! Whether you wear it in twists, twist-outs, locs, afros, braids or in some other protective styles, embrace the beauty of your hair! Nurture it, care it BUT most of all LOVE it, for it is YOURS!!!!