Drugstore makeup for babes on a budget

Beauty On A Budget

Lets be candid, I am a babe on a budget! I am living on a teachers salary, and there is NO WAY I can afford some of those high end beauty products. Contrary to others opinions, you can find quality drug store make up! You just need to do your research. Lucky for you, I have done the research for you! Its only because I love you so much :p

I scoured the internet, YouTube, blogs and Instagram for recommendations. I took my list and headed to Ulta. Now you can find most of these products at other retailers that sell drug store makeup, but Ulta is the only brick and mortar store that sells Colourpop products.

Here is what I found!

Frozen 2 Anna Palatte– $15
Lippie Stix – $6
Lite Stix – $8
L’Oreal Infallible Concealer– $13.49
NYX Powder (used as contour)
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara – $10.99
Pretty Fresh Primer – $12
A Flutter Palatte- Sold out but here is a similar one
Lippie Pencil – $6
Maybelline Fit Me Matte Foundation – $7.99
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder– $7.99
Revlon Blush– $11.99
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Eyeliner – $9.99
Pretty Fresh Setting Spray – $12

Check out my YouTube video HERE to see my initial thoughts on the products!

So if you are like me, and balling on a budget, these products will have you looking BOSS, at a fraction of the cost!


First week of school outfits

Students aren’t the only ones who stress about their first week of school outfits! If you are a teacher, and anything like me, I want to be stylish, but also comfortable. The temperatures in our school are unpredictable so I it’s important that I wear layers. I have gathered my favorite first week of school outfits and linked some pieces to help YOU, stay stylish and comfortable this school year!

Jean Jacket!

Jacket from Walmart

Tank top from Walmart

Pants from Holl and Main

Shoes from Holl and Main


Blazer from H & M

Tank top from Walmart

Pants from Holl and Main

Shoes from TJ Maxx but here is a similar pair from Kohl’s

Fall skirt!

Jean Jacket And Tank Top from Wal Mart, both linked above!

Shoes from Holl and Main, linked above.

Skirt from Pink Magnolia, a local boutique, but here is a similar one from H & M


Black Jumpsuit!

Jumpsuit from Holl and Main

Vest, from another local boutique, similar one from Walmart

Leopard Print Skirt!

T-Shirt is from school

Skirt is from American Eagle

A lot of these pieces are simple basics that can be switched around to make several outfits! I hope you guys have a great first couple of weeks of school!! 🍎

Summer 2019 Beach Must Haves

Are you ready for Summer 2019?

It feels like it was just Christmas, and yet here were are preparing for summer! Depending on were you are, it might already feel like summer. I know it sure is hot here in Raleigh. We have already made our way to the beach for a little fun in the sun. Looking at pictures from a day trip to Carolina Beach, I realized that my beach wardrobe could use a serious overhaul. I need to get some new beach items that compliment my new “mom bod”, because we will be going to pool and beach A LOT this summer.

I have been doing a lot of browsing to find some of the cutest swim pieces this summer. And I have found some really great pieces. I think a lot of these pieces will look great on ANY body shape. I love high-waisted and one-piece bathing suits because they accentuate my waist, while hiding the extra bit of belly I have post baby. Most, if not all, of these bathing suits are under $50, because I am shopping on a budget.

I included sunscreen because I feel that sunscreen is SUPER important to maintaining healthy skin. I have been slacking with wearing the proper amounts of sunscreen but this summer it is my goal to take better care of my skin in the sun.

I was introduced to the COOLA brand about two years ago, when I got a sample in my Birchbox. It smells SO good, it is not super heavy on my skin, and its easy to apply. They have a ton of different types if sun screen, for your face, body, lips and even baby. I included the link to for these items through La La Daisy , a discount beauty product website. I 100% recommend shopping for your high end beauty products through this site. If you use code ” TANNERMMANN” for 15% off.

That yellow one piece from Belk is giving me all the “Saved By the Bell” vibes, RIGHT?

To shop these looks, click on the image. It will take you to another page with the links to each item. I know that I will definitely be ordering the items with the heart next to them.

If you buy anything from this post, tag me in a picture in Facebook or Instagram.  I would love to see you rocking your new looks!

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