Beauty, Products, It Cosmetics, Pacifica

Friday Favorites- Beauty Products Under $40

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Is it just me or has this week been an absolute whip? The rain is pouring here in Champaign and that’s just fine by me because our only weekend plans are to stay in and relax. Finally.

Anyway, I thought I’d start a new Friday tradition where I share with you some of my favorite recent finds. I absolutely love trying new things, so I thought it’d be fun to spread the love when I find something good. I mean- who doesn’t love a good referral?

Here are some of my favorite beauty product picks that won’t break the bank.

Friday Favorites

Beauty, Products, It Cosmetics, Pacifica

1.) IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Concealer

 I’m embarrassed to say that I received a sample of this in my Ipsy bag and then left it to collect dust. What a mistake! When my sister-in-law was in town last weekend for graduation, she showed up looking absolutely amazing. Like woah. She doesn’t wear a lot of makeup, but the little she had on was killer. I was like, “Whatever you’re using, give it to me right this second.” She was all, “Giiirl- we got this in our Ipsy bags!”

I can’t believe I almost overlooked this gem of a product! It brightens your under eye and makes them pop while also providing full coverage over those pesky dark circles. Trust me on this one. With a teething baby who doesn’t sleep, I have dark circles down to my knees. This product works.

2.) Maybelline New York The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara

 Love, love, love, love, love this mascara! It does just what it says. I’ve had several people ask if I have fake lashes or lash extensions, but nope! Just The Falsies Mascara. Get you some.

3.) Pacifica Body Butter – Indian Coconut Nectar

So this was a total impulse buy from Target. I’m obsessed with moisturizers and as I get older I’m willing to spend a little more for quality products. I love the Pacifica brand because it’s all natural, 100% vegan and cruelty free. This body butter is thick and ultra moisturizing which is perfect for super dry skin. This is my go-to product right when I get out of the shower, and it smells amazing!

4.) Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Radiance-Boosting Cleansing Facial Wipes

 I am totally guilty of skimping on my skincare routine at night. Some nights I’m just too exhausted for all the bells and whistles and I just want something quick and easy. I’ve tried several different brands of face wipes, and this one is by far my favorite. Not only does it smell amazing, but it does an excellent job of removing all makeup. Isn’t that what they’re all supposed to do? Good question. I think so, but I’ve had face wipes in the past that struggle with my blackest black mascara, and I wake up with scary raccoon eyes in the morning. I get mine from Walgreens but they may have them at Target or Ulta too.

5.) Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick

I know I’ve blogged about this before but I’m seriously obsessed. When it comes to makeup, I love a more natural look and I’ve struggled to find a lipstick that isn’t too thick. This sheer lipstick is the perfect hint of color, plus this is another brand that prides itself on safer, cleaner ingredients.



  1. Hi?….
    Thanks for all the hints! I plan on trying a few of these!
    (If ya ever find hints from ‘older’ friends for aging skin out there…pass them on)! Please…

    1. You’ll have to let me know how you like the products you try! And I’ll dig into some anti-aging stuff and let you know. 🙂

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