The recession may be over officially, but I’m still watching my pennies, big time. That’s why it’s so good to know that beauty has my back with budget buys for flawless skin, bombshell hair and stylish accessories – perfect for summer.
Vichy Thermal Spa Water is a perfect all over instant refresher for hot summer days. In fact, the mineral-rich water has been recognized by the French Academy of Medicine for its soothing and fortifying properties. Plus, the travel-size version costs only $7.50!
Avalon Organics Lemon Clarifying Shampoo ($9.45) will keep your blonde highlights fresh and beach worthy without spending a second in the damaging sun. Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Shea Butter, Organic Aloe and Vitamins gently clarify, brighten and remove excess oils and dulling build up to restore natural highlights, color and shine.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunless Tanning Lotion ($9.95) is a welcomed money-saving glow alternative to spray tans that can cost upwards of $80, at least in NYC. The easy-to-use, non-streaking formula absorbs quickly for natural-looking color in less than three hours.
Göt2b fat-tastic dry shampoo ($5.99) gives hair an instant boost, most welcome if you happened to have slept through your alarm, as I have been known to do. The collagen-infused formula mists on and absorbs oil to completely revive and re-volumize day-old strands.
Snake Skinny Double Zip Mini Train Case from Modella ($9.97 each) is the perfect answer for carrying those beauty essentials as you zip off to the beach, lake or mountains this summer.