Start November off with some affordable fun: Sally Hansen, Jesse’s Girl, and Good Earth Beauty

affordable buys: Sally Hansen, Good Earth Beauty, Jesse’s Girl

With the holidays bearing down on us we want to save money for gifts but sometimes we need a treat ourselves. Or at least I do. I have 3 brands to suggest as ways to affordably get something for yourself or as future stocking stuffers.


Sally Hansen is a nail brand that we can all get behind. They have many formulas but my two favorites are Complete and Miracle Gel. Both of these have the most marvelous brush that is so easy to use that even a novice can get great coverage. For fall they’ve come out with some new beauties and I have two to show you.

Sally Hansen World Wide Red and Society Ruler

One of the newest Complete Salon Manicures polishes is Society Ruler. This deep burgundy is so perfect for November that you will want to scoop it up instantly. Complete Salon is an all in one formula that contains keratin. In one handy bottle you’ll have the base coat, strengthening treatment, salon color, the top coat and a chip resistant gel shine finish.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Society Ruler
Sally Hansen World Wide Red and Society Ruler

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is a two step polish that lasts and lasts. Step 1 is the awesome shade that you choose and Step 2 is the gel top coat that seals in the color making it shiny and lasting at least a week to two. A new shade for fall is World Wide Red which isn’t exactly red to me. It’s a bright orange with a red undertone.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in World Wide Red
World Wide Red and Salon Ruler

There are hundreds of shades so the hard part will be picking out how you want to shine, the easy part is a long lasting, easy to apply manicure from Sally Hansen.

JESSE’S GIRL provides us with some excellent affordable products. Two new ones are their Dial-A-Mascara and the latex free blending sponge.

Jesse’s Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge

I don’t know about you but I am addicted to blending sponges. I used to use them until they fell apart but I’ve since learned that they can harbor bacteria so why not have a few on hand that you won’t feel guilty tossing in a few months. Consider it like you would mascara – 3 months of use and then on to the next!

Jesse’s Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge

Jesse’s Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge is extremely affordable at $3.99 and available at Rite Aid stores as well as online. This pretty turquoise sponge is very soft and works well with foundation. But I’ve used it for other things too. I like to blend my blush after applying and this sponge does that dry or wet. Or use the end for your concealer. The word is “bounce” and that’s what you should be doing with a blending sponge. And why not have a bright shade to enhance your vanity area.

Jesse’s Girl Latex Free Blending Sponge

While we’re talking about 3 months let’s talk about the new Jesse’s Girl Dial-a-Lash mascara. This has 4 adjustable control. Leave it on #1 for a natural look that is a subtle way of separating your lashes. Enhance is #2 which amplifies the fullness and increases curl. Step up to #3 for Boost to add volume to your lashes. And, if you dare, take it to #4 for Max Volume which maximizes lash length, thickness, and curl.

Jesse’s Girl DialALash Adjustable Control Mascara (#2)

I found with this mascara that I needed it to age. I opened it and the formula was too wet so I closed it for a week and tried again. Nope too wet. Onto to the next week and it was getting better but it really took a month for it to be dry enough for my particular taste. Don’t give up though even if it takes a month for it to age. It’s just like wine that needs to breath before use. For $7.99 it’s like getting 4 mascaras depending on your mood/needs.

Jesse’s Girl DialALash Adjustable Control Mascara #1
Jesse’s Girl DialALash Adjustable Control Mascara #4

Would it be fall without the smell of pumpkin and/or pumpkin spice? No of course not and Good Earth Beauty All Natural Pumpkin Soap is here to add just a gentle smell to your cleansing needs. I’ve written about other Good Earth Beauty soaps before so you know they are favorites. I like them in my powder room for hand washing but it’s safe for face and body too.

Good Earth Beauty Pumpkin Soap

Ingredients are saponified oils of olive, coconut, palm shea butter and pumpkin seed, pumpkin puree, natural pumpkin fragrance oil. The fragrance is subdued so it doesn’t knock you out and even non-pumpkin lovers will enjoy it. (vegan, organic, cruelty-free)

Good Earth Beauty Pumpkin Soap

Does anything call your name or budget?  –  Marcia


  1. Lyndsey R. | 31st Oct 17

    I would like to try all of it! LOL but the mascara looks especially cool.

  2. nichole costa | 31st Oct 17

    I have yet to try a latex free sponge.

  3. Allison | 31st Oct 17

    That Jesse’s Girl sponge is my current fave. I’ve gotta pick up another one

  4. Lola Seicento | 31st Oct 17

    What great affordable finds! I need that soap and that Jesse’s Girl sponge!

  5. 25 Sweetpeas | 31st Oct 17

    I totally want to try that sponge, mines probably about ready for a change out!

  6. Kathryne | 31st Oct 17

    Which is better, that beauty sponge or beauty blender? I mean for fraction of the cost, it maybe worth a try

  7. Kristi V BeginNails | 31st Oct 17

    Great finds! I like the wine compared to the mascara! LOL I bet that soap smells divine!

  8. Phyrra | 31st Oct 17

    I love Jesse’s Girl! I wish it was available near me.

  9. The Jedi Wife | 31st Oct 17

    World Wide Red is such a fabulous shade of orange! I love it!

  10. Sandy Bonesteel | 1st Nov 17

    Sally Hansen was the nail polish that I usually purchased; years ago when I wore polish a lot. Lately I’ve been wanting to wear more polish again, and if I do start I know I will probably be purchasing the Sally Hansen brand again.

  11. Cosmetopia Digest | 1st Nov 17

    Pumpkin soap? Yum, it sounds lovely! And you can’t go wrong with a Miracle Gel polish.

  12. Katie Marie | 1st Nov 17

    I love Sally Hansen miracle gel formula! Also, thanks for the heads up about the JG mascara! I tried that several times a few weeks ago and hated how wet it was. It did nothing for my lashes. I will pull it back out now, though, and give it another try!

  13. Stacie Hamilton | 1st Nov 17

    I love wet mascara and I also love that you can chose a different brush style with it. I will definitely be picking one of these up soon.

  14. Ehmkay nails | 1st Nov 17

    The pumpkin soap sounds awesome!!

  15. Bailey | 2nd Nov 17

    Some really great options! I love the look of the deep red polish.

  16. Courtney | 2nd Nov 17

    I bet that pumpkin soap is wonderful!

  17. Kristina | The Feminine Files | 2nd Nov 17

    I love those 2 nail polish shades, and the blending sponge and mascara are affordable yet great quality.

  18. Tasha | 5th Nov 17

    Those nail polish colors are so gorgeous! I definitely need to grab a few of them.

  19. My Nail Polish Obsession | 13th Nov 17

    Ooooh that soap sounds great!

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