Beauty Buys at the Dollar Store
While most makeup seems like a cheap indulgence, why pay more for items that you can get cheaply at discount stores like the dollar store? Sometimes the quality of these bargains is exactly the same as you'd get at more expensive stores...but sometimes it isn't. Here's a guide on what's smart to splurge on - and what can be yours for a steal. First, when you hit your favorite discount stores, whether it's the Dollar Tree, Dollar General or other store, go early and often. Many restock late in the evening, so the best stuff can be found in the morning. The selection constantly changes, so you should check in a couple times a week if you can. Great beauty items to buy at discount stores include nail files, combs, brushes, mirrors and sharpeners. The quality doesn't vary too much with these items, so they tend to be safe and inexpensive buys. If you're looking at makeup, check the packaging first. Make sure it's sealed, whether it's a boxed or bottled item.