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Sometimes you find yourself in a total slump. One that even the sharpest stiletto shaped nails wouldn't be able to help you claw your way out of.

These are the moments when I crave change. I'll open up 12 different browsers on my iPhone all complete with a full shopping cart of lovely new goodies. Of course, I never actually bite the bullet and throw down my debit digits to all 12 sites. However, all these items are in my cart and ready to go for when I'm ready to strap on the parachute and take the plunge...

These moments when I immensely desire tons of change is when I like to "Pretty Pinch."

Pretty Pinching, by definition, is when you buy inexpensive beauty products that actually are just as fabulous and just as noteworthy as their high end counterparts except without the wallet draining price tag!

This doesn't make you any less glamorous, this makes you smart. Companies spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on devising ad campaigns, packaging and placement of products just in order to get your eyes on their prize and to spend, spend, spend.

Lastly, with school being back in session and textbook expenses costing a small fortune, Pretty Pinching is the college girls best friend!

So without further ado, here are a few "Pretty Pinching" products & their money saving price tags that I highly recommend that you try:

1. Physicians Formula Instaready Full Coverage concealer (It comes with a tiny beauty blender so it's perfect to reach your inner corner of underneath your eye and blend over dark circles!)

CVS: $10.99

WAL-MART : $9.83

2. Beauty 360 Natural Walnut Exfoliating Sponge (Be gentle when you use this the first time! I recommend using 1-2 times a week with your favorite cleanser!)

CVS: $3.99

WAL-MART: This product not sold here, however, Wal-mart sells a similar one by Swisspers for only $1.41!!

TARGET: This product not sold here.

3. Biore Pore Unclogging Cleanser Scrub (Use 2-3 times per week depending on skin type)

CVS: $7.99

WAL-MART: $5.64

TARGET: $5.99

4. Covergirl KATY KAT MATTE lipstick. (It's more of a semi-matte and still slightly creamy so it doesn't dry your lips however, not as long lasting as liquid matte lipsticks. LOVE the color "PINK PAWS")

CVS: $8.99

WAL-MART: $6.94

TARGET: $5.79

5.NYX Professional Make up Micro brow pencil (small tip mechanical on end and a spoolie on the other end)

CVS: $9.99

WAL-MART: $10.00- $11.28

TARGET: $9.99

6.Physician's Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls (Great for highlighting cheek bones or for a shimmery bronzer. The sparkly overspray is not quite as shiny once the top layer is removed and worked better as a bronzer then.)

CVS: $14.29

WAL-MART: $12.67


Check Out all of these products on my #prettypinching pin board at!




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