Haley and I have been friends for over ten years (do we get an award?) which means we share a few commonalities + a few differing traits. Even though one of us (ahem, Haley) is a product junkie, I on the other hand like to find my beauty staples and stick to 'em (classic case of FOMO vs. Fear of Change.) Thankfully we both share the gift of thriftiness. Recently we began making the slow but sure switch to DIY or locally-sourced products (COCONUT OIL ON EVERYTHING!) But, let's be honest, sometimes you just need a grab and go store-bought back-up. So, below I have gathered our fav bargain beauty buys -- ten tried and true items under ten dollars that can all be purchased at your local drugstore or drugstore.com. What are some of your best-kept beauty secrets?


ICYMI the #LIKEAGIRL Super Bowl XLIX ad, brought to us by Always, topped Twitter during Sunday's big game. The ad was smart, effective and empowering which is why it serves as the perfect inspiration for today's post on running.

Neither Haley or myself consider ourselves runners (light joggers, if you will) but there is some scientific magic behind the fact that I will always push a mile longer on my treadmill and/or Atlanta's beautiful Beltline when I'm sporting attractive activewear.

Along with cute clothes ('cause again, science) the right routine + music can make or break your stride. After scouring Pinterest, I stumbled upon this gem a year ago -- Self Magazine's Treadmill Mixup. It's my go-to cardio routine and can easily be modified to fit your running needs.

Lastly, we both rely on the 8tracks app for gym mode mood-setting, but we decided to create an IFF-approved workout playlist to get you (and your booty) groovin'. Just know in advance, there's a lot of Queen Bey. Play on.

Pants: Nike // Tank: Victoria Secret // Sports Bra: H&M // Shoes: J.Crew // Earbuds: Urban Outfitters // Bottle: Kleen Kanteen // iPhone Case: Melody Joy Designs