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Beauty on a Budget: Blush

Craving new budget-friendly beauty products? Well, Beauty on a Budget is back, and this time we’re focusing on blush! Here are our top five picks to give your cheeks a gorgeous, rosy glow. Explore, try, and keep on smiling! :)

CoverGirl Cheekers Blush

Launched in the 1980s, this blush has been a hit ever since. It comes in a variety of shades perfect for any skin tone. Their most versatile color, “Natural Rose,” looks good on both dark and light skin. Additionally, this blush is great for oily skin, as its powdery consistency blends seamlessly into the skin. 

Milani Minerals Blush

This blush is great for those with sensitive skin; it’s talc-free, non-irritating, and mineral-based. It is available in four beautiful shades that are long lasting and easy to apply. They give cheeks a nice, natural glow. One reviewer even claims they are the drugstore version of the coveted Nars blushes!

L’Oreal True Match Blush

A repeat winner of InStyle’s Best Inexpensive Powder Blush; this blush is loved for its large selection based on whether your skin tone is warm, neutral, or cool. The formula is non-comedogenic and oil-free, which means it’s perfect for those who are more acne-prone, as it won’t cause breakouts. Furthermore, its silky texture lends a luminous glow to skin.

Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush

Although powder blushes are usually more popular than cream ones, cream blushes nevertheless have their place. Great for those with dry skin or who truly want to mimic a natural blush, cream blushes are a wonderful alternative to powder. This cream blush is loved for its lasting power and its great pigmentation. It will last the day and keep you glowing!

Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

Physicians Formula is always a go-to drugstore brand, and their blush is no exception! The blush gives a beautiful, luminous finish that instantly brightens your complexion. The color is buildable, and application is a pinch. The packaging is also adorable as it comes in a handy compact and the blush has cute little hearts engraved into it!

P.S. What’s your favorite drugstore blush?


Your Complete Back To School Guide!

School is back in session! Not feeling prepared? No worries, PageantToPhD is here with Your Complete Back To School Guide to get you prepped and confident for the school year ahead. Read on and enjoy! :)

1. Outfit Ideas


A new school year a new you right? The first day of classes was always exciting and nerve-wracking! I remember the first day of school being the one to make a statement and leave an impression, if you felt so inclined. I always enjoyed experimenting with fashion, and if you do too then here are some great back to school outfit ideas by two cute YouTubers with different styles.

Back To School Outfits

Back To High School Outfits ONE and TWO

Back to School Outfits for College

2. Backpack/Bags


Maybe some people are not as backpack or bag obsessed as I, but oh how I love my bags. Herschel is a favorite because of its wide and varied selection. They have an abundance of colors, shapes, and sizes to choose from. Explore, have fun, and enjoy! A cool printed backpack is just another way of expressing yourself!

3. Accessories


Whether you go to a school that has a uniform requirement or you just love accessories, they are another fun way to stand out from the pack! From fun hair ties to statement jewelry, accessories can definitely pull together a hairstyle or outfit.

4. School Utensils


I have always had a passion for unique notebooks, pens, and other school accouterments. Thus, back to school shopping was one of my favorite activities, as it meant I could buy a whole new assortment of school utensils that displayed my style. Check out this video for Michelle Phan’s fun Back To School Favorites, as well as these sections of Urban Outfitters for cool notebooks and other school supplies!

Don’t forget to CLICK the pictures and links to see the items!

P.S. What is your favorite back to school memory?