Everyone’s watching their dollars right now, so if you manage to find a few coins under your sofa cushion, here are 5 ways to give yourself a little beauty perk.
UNDER $5: DOVE BEAUTY BAR IN NECTARINE AND WHITE GINGER. I’m a longtime devotee of original Dove soap, but I think this new scent will make me branch out. $3.99
UNDER $10: RIMMEL LONDON SEXY CURVES WATERPROOF MASCARA. The "triple plump brush" is designed to evoke an hourglass figure. Anyway…. The high-shine blue-green tube is eye candy for your purse, and everyone needs a waterproof mascara come summer. $7.99
UNDER $15: TWEEZERMAN FILEMATE. Dontcha hate it when you reach into your makeup bag and feel a scratchy nail file, or your file gets all gunked up from your makeup? Filemate solves this with two colourfully patterned files and a cute protective case. $10
UNDER $20: LA ROCHE-POSAY PHYSIOLOGICAL ULTRA-FINE SCRUB. Its gel texture facilitates gentle exfoliation, so scrubbing won’t interfere with skin’s natural lipids. It’s paraben-free, and formulated for sensitive skin. $18.50
UNDER $25: LANCOME JUICY TUBES PURE. The iconic gloss in a tube comes in four shades for summer of 2009 with 100 percent natural fragrance. Try Cherry Tree, Sweet Soy, Rose Water or Rose Nectar. $21