Our Best Beauty Stories of 2013

Posted December 31, 2013 by in Beauty

2013 has been a great year for Broke & Chic. We’ve grown so much! We hope to grow even more in 2014 but as a treat, we decided share our most popular beauty stories of 2013.



1. 8 Cheaper Alternatives to Urban Decay’s Naked Palette

From a simple look using this palette’s Half Baked and Smog colors, all the way to a dramatic smokey eye using Creep and Hustle…the Naked Palette has my back. Unfortunately, it’s pricey. Lately I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do when it’s all gone. Will I just replace it? Or will I try to find a cheaper option?

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2. Recreate Lime Crime’s Off-Beat Lipstick Colors For Less

Buying the real thing is clearly better, but if you don’t live near a Space.NK to try it on, don’t like ordering on-line, or just don’t have an extra $20 laying around — This is my tutorial.

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3. How to Properly Apply Lip Liner

There’s a big misconception that you’re supposed to wear lip liner that’s similar, if not the same color as the lipstick you’re applying. That’s not correct. That’s how beauty mishaps happen.

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4. Emergency At Home Remedies For Those Beauty Mishaps

We all have little beauty mishaps every now and then, but not having the products to solve them can be the worst. Here are a few little tips that could save the day!

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5. Hair Chalking Tutorial: Perfect Pastel Locks for Spring

The Broke & Chic team decided to make a short and sweet tutorial on how to chalk your hair in pretty pastel colors for Spring!

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6. The 4 Best Nail Trends Backstage at NYFW Fall 2013

Broke & Chic had backstage access at New York Fashion Week, and now we’re back to share the top nail trends from the likes of Emerson, Monika Chiang, Rebecca Minkoff and Charlotte Ronson!

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7. Eleven Drugstore Beauty Products We Love

Most of us don’t have the income to splurge on beauty products at stores like Sephora and Saks Fifth Avenue. Instead, drugstores and places like Target and Walmart tend to be the go-to for the average girl’s day-to-day needs, like makeup, face wash, etc.

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8. Here’s the Secret to a Frizz-free High Bun

Are you a fan of high buns? We are! They’re the perfect hair trend to rock when you want to look sleek and sophisticated in a hurry. Our problem with high buns is frizz and fly-aways around the hairline.

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9. DIY: How to Make Your Own Lip Scrub

Harsh winds and frigid temperatures leave your pout dry and in need of some real TLC. Luckily, lip scrubs are the perfect way to nourish your lips while leaving them kissable.

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10. These 5 Serums Are So Worth The Splurge!

As a former beauty industry professional, I found that many older woman didn’t start using serums or proper anti-aging skincare products until they saw the physical signs: sagging skin, brown spots, wrinkles, etc. Prevention is key! Don’t wait.

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What way your favorite beauty story we did in 2013? Let us know in the comments below!