Broke-Ass Tag: cosmetics


If you’re well on your way to your wedding day, make-up is likely a budget decision that you’re currently debating over – should you do it yourself, or spend the bucks and get your face all prettified by a pro?  While it’s certainly awesome to be pampered prior to the walk down the aisle, we Broke-Asses can’t always pony up the dough to get it done.

If you are DIY-ing your own wedding day glamour, Mia Mariu‘s line of natural skincare products and mineral-based makeup can help you put your best face forward as you walk down the aisle. Mia Mariu focuses on enhancing your natural beauty-liciousness, and making you picture perfect for that wedding day photo sesh.

Need a little help on how to get the perfect look for your pout? The Mia Mariu blog features tutorials to get you through even the most frustrating makeup application (cat-eye liner, anyone?). Have some questions about exactly which shade of foundation and powder will make you glow? Mia Mariu‘s personal advisers will guide you in the right direction and make sure you come out looking classy, not clownish.

And because Mia Mariu really wants to help you get your glow on on your big day, we’ll be rolling out a Broke-Ass/Miu Mariu giveaway later this week! Because, really, free cosmetics are always a welcome addition to your wedding, amirite?

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    You want to look your best in photos and video, and so you’ve read all about HD primers and specially blended foundations, and now you’re ready to turn out your pockets for a formula that may well not work with your skintone or type–STOP! Keep the foundation you love and that suits you and pick up a tube of Nanoblur instead! Nanoblur is an amazing new product that you can use over or under foundation (or with no foundation at all!) and basically makes it look like you’ve photoshopped your face in the best possible way, leaving your skin soft and glowing, with visibly reduced pores and redness.

    But don’t just take it from me–Dana tried Nanoblur and loved it! “It gave a great finish to my skin without adding oil or too much shiny glow the way other light-reflecting finishers do. For the price, it’s a product I plan to use for a long time to come.” There you have it: straight from the mouth of the BAB! This week, four lucky Broke-Ass Bride readers will win a tube of Nanoblur and leave all of their friends wondering why they suddenly look so radiant – and by being subscribed to this newsletter, you’re already entered to win! And while you’ve got Nanoblur on the brain, be sure to follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook!

    Southern Nevada photographer Brilliant Imagery is hosting a FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY! To find out how to enter, click here! You have until Feb 1st to enter, and all entrants receive 15% off on any of her wedding photography services!

    UK retailer Minna has a gorgeous bridal department that’s perfect for brides who draw their inspiration from everything from “Downton Abbey” to 1960’s woodstock. Minna is offering BAB readers 15% off their bridal wares with coupon code: BABJAN13 – valid through Jan 31st! (This coupon code excludes children’s,lace fabrics, and home goods.) Minna also offers FREE worldwide shipping, so BABs everywhere can take advantage of the sweet savings!

    Sincerely Ink, the super hip “mail from your mobile device” company is offering BABs 20 free credits with the code brokebride; use them to send out your save the dates, all without ever setting foot in a post office!

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