We are not snobs when it comes to beauty and fashion. In fact, we love bargains because they make us feel so smart.
Why pay $25 or even $50 for an accessory that really should be just $10?
Whether it’s a hair ornament, fashion jewelry, makeup or something else you’re wearing, no one knows for sure where you got it or what you paid for it. No one really cares either, And if no one cares, as it makes you look and feel fabulous!
That’s why Claires Stores and The Icing are two bargain beauty and fashion “finds” that we love. We’re just fine knowing that most of their items are under $25, with many under $10.
Shopping in their stores or online, make us happy. In fact, they make a lot of girls happy. The three items in our photo above are just a few examples of glitz, value and yes, even glitter.
Pretty in Pink
The pink-glittered all in one makeup kit Item #97276-0 has everything you’d ever want for lips,eyes, and cheeks — just in small-sized squares.
This is a $25 value for just $14.99 featuring a whopping 40 eye shadows, 10 lip glosses and 2 applicators.
Inside there is an interior mirror. Outside, there’s a fold-away stand that makes the entire case into a travel-friendly mini makeup station.
The colors are wear-able and blend-able. They’re just in small amounts. We found the perfect yellow, and that’s difficult to find anywhere.
The entire box is so lightweight it won’t take up any room in your luggage. Play” with colors all day at home, or away!
Get Glitter, Be Happy
The Be Happy glitter makeup kit $9.99 Item # 27993-5 looks a lot like a cell phone case but flip it over to see the lip glosses and glitter shadows that shine in the sunlight
Take this slim, cute kit to the beach or pool because it even has a little mirror in it so you can admire yourself before you take that next selfie. It’s the niftiest little gift for a young teen to show off!
The pink crystal-y festooned case with Summer-centric symbols make us happy too. We dipped into the glitter products…..just a bit.
Trendy Hair Coil Elastics
When the mercury rises, or when you’re going into the water and you want to tie your hair up, trendy coiled hair elastics ($5.99) are the way to go. There are many different versions of th4ese on the Claires website and in Claires Stores.These types of hair elastics hold hair tight, but they won’t tug on hair when you want to pull them out.
They’re also waterproof. Our collection of four included cheerful pink and purple-centric colors. Pick a pack of four in a variety of color combos, prints, metallics and even neons.
Claire’s Gives Back
Another thing we like about Claires Stores is that they “give back” to a charity we think is a really good one — Make-A-Wish. This organization helps grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world.
What Would You Wish For?
If you were a child with a terminal illness, what would you wish for?
According to Make-A-Wish typically, children’s wishes fall into the following 4 categories: • I wish to be…a zookeeper, a firefighter, a baker • I wish to meet…a favorite celebrity or athlete • I wish to have…a computer, a shopping spree, a playhouse, a puppy • I wish to go…to a theme park, Hawaii, a major sporting event.
Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the United States every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 350,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone.
Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.
To date, Claires has raised over $1.1 million in funds to help make wishes come true for these children.,
Their new global initiative offers till donations at Claire’s stores across 14 countries, North America, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Netherlands.Claires will also be offering in-store events.
You can find out more information on www.claires.com