5 Great Beauty Products That Won’t Break the Bank

By Mikaela Vournas, Student at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Trader Joe’s Organic Moisturizing Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner
The name pretty much sums this one up. It's a fresh, clean-scented shampoo and conditioner without the skin-damaging laureth sulfates. These keep your hair healthy, shiny and soft. Best of all, you can pick them up at your next grocery trip to Trader Joes for $3.99.

Rosebud Lip Salve
A classic lip balm, this pretty pink moisturizer smells and looks great. It also doubles as a moisturizer for rough patches of skin and dry cuticles. It can even be used to calm pesky blemishes. It is available in $6 containers that will last for months!

Nivea Sun-Kissed Radiant Skin Tanning Lotion
With all the damaging effects of excessive sun exposure, getting your tan the natural way is simply not worth it. This lotion has gradual self-tanner and in about a week, your skin will be soft and bronzed! Unlike many other self-tanning lotions, this one never seems to appear streaky. Just be sure to wash your hands after applying! This lotion is especially great for students on colder campuses, allowing you to fake a summer tan in the winter months. It's available at drug stores for around $7.

Carol’s Daughter Leave-In Conditioner
This deliciously scented leave-in detangler works wonders in dry hair. A few sprays after a shower will make brushing long hair much easier. It also doubles as a quick fix for fly-aways without the undesirable stiffness left by hair spray. It's available for about $12.

Eyes Lips Face Essential Shine Eraser
These small sheets of paper are amazingly effective at getting rid of that mid-afternoon shine on your face. One sheet will make your face feel fresh and clean without wiping away your makeup. The tiny travel pack can be thrown in any purse or backpack and work wonders during a long day of classes. The best part is they are available at most Target stores for $1!

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