Some lovely new beauty finds under $15 that I’ve recently tried, tested, with quick thoughts!
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Amber+ Oil Nutrition ($7.99 each; drugstores nationwide) is a haircare range formulated for dry hair. It comes at a very affordable price point, and the 60 second treatment especially is amazing. I do love the shampoo and conditioner too and think they’re great for frizz prone hair. Definitely recommend these if you are on the lookout for a wallet friendly haircare range that is very moisturizing and smells great!
Giovanni Ultra Revive Collection with Pineapple and Ginger ($7.99 each; Whole Foods) is also another range I tried that is formulated with more of natural ingredients. I found the shampoo a little heavy for my fine hair, but the duo is overall great if you have very thick hair that is tough to tame.The conditioner is very detangling and easy to wash off without any greasy residue, which I’ve found is a problem with a lot of natural haircare brands. With both the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime and Giovanni, I’d recommend a clarifying shampoo once a week though.
Invisibobble is my new favorite hair accessory. It comes in packs of three & I tried out all of them -Original ($8; shop.nordstrom), Power ($9;shop.nordstrom), Nano ($7;shop.nordstrom). I love them all. They’re traceless hair ties and stay put without sliding down my hair. The colors are fun and they don’t tug as much as regular hair ties. They do expand a little after a couple of uses, but run them under hot water and they’re back to the original size and shape!
While I don’t use wipes to cleanse my face exclusively, they’re nice to travel with or have handy for small touchups. These Facial Cleansing Cloths by Beauty 360 ($7.99; cvs.com) are both pretty strongly scented, but they are also good at getting rid of light layers of grime. The Replenish with Almond Oil is gentle and better for sensitive skin, while the Renew is mildly exfoliating. They feel almost cloth-like, are quite stretchy and gentle on the skin. They’re also paraben & alcohol free.
MUA Pro Fan Brush ($12; cvs.com) is a budget friendly fan brush that is great with highlighters and pigmented brushes. Its made from a mix of natural and synthetic hair. The bristles are quite soft and deposit color really well without overdoing it. The construction of the brush is really nice and its one of the nicest fan brushes at this price.