Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cheap Thrills: This and That.

Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Pressed Powder
My favorite Benefit powder finally crumbled into sadness so I needed a new compact for my bag. I never liked the small mirror in the Benefit compact and didn't want to spend that much to replace it. My compact requirements are thus: decent mirror, attractive compact, separate compartment for the brush/puff, must not cost a million dollars. I checked out some reviews and this Sonia Kashuk compact got high marks:

It fills all my requirements and only costs $10. Hooray! And it's nice powder - translucent and finely milled. One thing I'm not crazy about is the brush,  which feels a little cheap and flimsy. (I'm using the brush from my Benefit powder instead.) 

Nip + Fab Energy Boost Body Wash
I finally ran out of my favorite Kiehl's body wash and I cannot justify replacing it. I went to Marshalls to see what I could find and they had giant bottles of the Nip + Fab body wash for $3.99!

Even full price it's not very expensive and it smells really good - zesty and citrusy without smelling like floor cleaner. It won't change your life, it's just liquid soap, but it's nice-smelling liquid soap in a cute container that doesn't cost very much.

Old Navy Lounge Shorts
My pajama situation was looking pretty dire so I recently bought a couple pairs of Old Navy lounge shorts for a ridiculously low price (sale + code, of course.) I wasn't expecting much but I am really happy with them! Cheaper than Target, really cute prints and a comfortable fit.

I don't expect them to last forever but they are cheerful and cheap and the striped pair makes me extra happy. 

Banana has a 40% off code today and I really dig the sale jewelry, especially the pendant necklace, which I was fondling in-store over the weekend:

With the code it's under $14 and it looks much more expensive! There is also a really cute scarab bangle if you want to be matchy-matchy.  I'm a little obsessed. 


  1. My new Favorite Thing is Cover FX Custom Cover drops. This spring/summer, I've finally begun doing sunscreen every day like a grownup but HATE layering it under foundation. I put a drop or two of this stuff in my La Roche Posay Suncreen Serum and apply like foundation. Good coverage, fair lasting power--ONE LAYER. Good stuff.

  2. I've had amazing luck with Old Navy pj pants. They're pretty much the only pjs I own these days. Several pairs have lasted 5+ years and usually only get trashed when I rip the drawstring.