The Best $4 Mascara You'll Ever Buy and Other Cheap Thrills
Find out which products our editors drop major cash for, and where we skimp and save
"I refuse to settle for a drugstore perfume. The reasons are endless: Brand name perfumes are long lasting, the scent is typically rich in fragrance notes that aren't just cheap chemical concoctions shaken together haphazardly, and the bottles themselves are cute enough to store in public, not buried under your almost empty shampoo bottles and year-old lotion containers. The one I'm obsessed with right now is L'Occitane Eau Spontanee, $52. The sweet, citrusy notes last all day long. All you need is a little drop on your wrists and neck and you're set. It's my signature everyday scent."
Cheap Thrill: Jergen's Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer, $7.49
"Slathering lotion all over my body is as much of a daily habit as taking a shower or brushing my teeth. But I don't go all out on lotions and crèmes to make my skin super soft. I stick to Jergen's Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer, or any Jergen's product for that matter. It comes in a huge bottle that lasts for months and has a neutral scent that's not overbearing. I can mist perfume on before I walk out the door and feel confident knowing I'm not mixing scents and my skin won't turn ashy. I could easily splurge on something more high-end made with chamomile, cashmere and other luxurious ingredients, but I'd rather save my cash for those spendy perfumes."
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