"An Affordable Luxury" Giveaway

Ladies and Gents, hang on to your seats – have I got a deal for you!!! I have found this amazing company that sells most of it’s makeup for a buck! Yup, you read that right, $1!!!

I was extremely skeptical (hey, I’ve got a responsibility to only recommend good cheap stuff to you guys, right??!) so I decided to try it. One day I wore only E.L.F. make up and I couldn’t believe the results – it stayed on for hours! I was so happy that I decided to tell them and when I did they offered me this great deal for all my readers:

If you go to here and enter the code, “MUMMYDEALS” when you checkout, you get a 50% off discount on your order up to $15 (maximum discount of $7.50). When I say most of their makeup is a buck, I’m serious. They’ve got eyeshadows, brushes, nail polishes, and blush to name but a few! I’d encourage you to go check it out here and then remember that the cute nail polish you like for $1 is actually $.50!!! The only downside is the shipping but with makeup that cheap, even with shipping it’s a steal!

It was actually described by Oprah as “an affordable luxury.” When you’re on a budget you often skip little luxuries like this but for 50 cents it’s totally affordable. Anyhoo, this week the kind folks at E.L.F. are giving one of my readers the mini makeup collection here. It includes:
-9 eyeshadow shades, -1 cream eyeshadow shade, -1 blush, -1 bronzer, -10 lip gloss shades, -1 brow powder, -1 eye liner pencil, -1 dual ended eyeshadow appliacator and brush, -1 face brush,
-1 lip brush.

**So how do you win? All you’ve got to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite affordable luxury.
**Want more ways to win? Blog about the contest on your site or tweet about it and lemme know.
** Want yet one more way? Subscribe to my email feeds or follow me. Any new readers between now and 8/9/09 will be entered one more time.

Contest closes on Sunday August 9th at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (by random.org) and announced on Monday August 10th. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!


  1. Anonymous says:

    One of the most affordable luxuries that I like to take advantage of is bubbles to take a bubble bath!

    Stephanie N.

  2. Not always affordable on my student budget, but I guess affordable by most standards, Chocolate is defnatly my favorite luxuary 🙂

  3. I love smooth and creamy body butter.

    trying to order on the elf site but states that the coupon has expired??

  4. Fresh bread in the bread maker! Defo an affordable luxery. Why pay $4 or more when I make it & get all the ingredients from Aldi it comes to around $1 a loaf!! woohoo!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ice Cream Definately. I have 8 different flavors in my freezer right now b/c when they are cheap i stock up.

  6. OOPS ……forgot to leave my email

  7. Stephanie says:

    Burt's Bees chapsticks are my fav. I have at least six always stashed in different places in my house. When I get them w/sales or coupons, I don't pay more than $2 a piece. Love em!
    Stephanie G.

  8. I love music. My luxury would be all my CD's.


  9. bubble baths…the more the better!!


    thanks for the chance! I love ELF makeup, it's all I use!!!

  10. i'm a follower!

  11. This may sound lame but one of my favorite affordable luxuries/indulgences is a bag of Reese's Pieces. I buy a bag, spread them on a saucer and nuke them for about 20 to 30 seconds until they just crack. Then I pop them in my mouth and savor the melty peanut butter goodness!

  12. Alright, so someone mentioned my luxury already, but I'm going to say it again anyways! I love love love making bread in my bread maker! I can make all sorts of yummy kinds at a fraction of the price…and to smell it baking all day…there's not much that excites me more!


  13. Anonymous says:

    Sweet! I just ordered some new stuff for myself and for a birthday gift! Please enter me!


  14. Lindsey Gruen says:

    My favorite affordable luxury is a busy little piggies bath bomb. They're made with shea butter and I get to soak and smell good when I get out… it's great! It doesn't happen a lot since I have 4 young kids, but it's worth it when I do!

    Also my husband's pancakes which are to die for! It's better than eating out!


  15. noahs mom says:

    I love the smell of hot brownies right when you take them from the oven. On a good sale you can get mix for $.75 a box! You can't beat that!

  16. Mishqueen says:

    I LOVE growing fresh herbs at my house. I grow them in pots on my balcony. For just pennies, I can have fresh pesto and other dishes daily if I want to!


  17. I took advantage of a similar offer and ordered E.L.F. for myself and my teenage daughter. We are thrilled with what we got. Excellent quality and love the price! My affordable luxury is giving myself a pedicure. I really spend time making those piggies shine. Thanks for the opp to win.

  18. Tamara B. says:

    My favorite affordable luxury is when Bath & Body Works has their big sale 5 for $25. I treat myself once a year to this.

  19. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  20. Tamara B. says:

    I follow.

  21. Anonymous says:

    My luxury is pulling out my "hidden" treat and enjoying a "me" moment. Of course, this is during that peaceful time we commonly refer to as nap time. Ahh… Is there better words?!


  22. Anonymous says:

    Affordable luxury is bath and body works lotion. It is always on sale, smells great, and feels good.


  23. Jennifer Josleyn says:

    My most affordable luxury is a bottle of St. Julians wine and a sleeping baby!

    Jennifer J.

  24. GrannyJo says:

    The best affordable luxury? Chocolate and a bubble bath with lots and lots of bubbles!

  25. My affordable luxury is Scentsy wickless candles. There is nothing better than walking into a room that smells so good.

  26. The best affordable luxury I have is time with my husband and kids. It is hard to slow down and just get on the floor and PLAY for awhile with dishes, laundry and dust around, but I know it is an affordable luxury that is growing up way too fast!!! It is also the best gift, besides my salvation, of course, God has given me!

  27. I vote ice cream and chocolate for my fav affordable luxuries!


  28. Anonymous says:

    my most affordable luxury would have to be cookie dough, mmmm i could get lost in my own lil world eating cookie dough.

  29. SHELLY VIA EMAIL: Borrow a movie from the library. We just borrowed "Slumdog Millionaire" That movie won many awards and was well worth seeing and it didn't cost anything to se it!

  30. My luxury would be date night with my hubby. Could be dinner and a movie or McDonald's and browsing around the electronics store. Could be making some popcorn and watching a favorite sitcom at home. We don't get many of these….3 kids at home. =)

    I have always wanted to try ELF make-up. Hopefully this will be my chance now.



  31. Anonymous says:

    I love to go out for a run in the early morning.


  32. An affordable luxury that I love is a hot bath with candle scents and a good book to read. Lock me in for an hour and I'm happy!

  33. I subscribed.

  34. andrea v says:

    Ice cream, chocolate, hot bath, so many….

  35. andrea v says:

    email subscriber

  36. We love chocolate and ice cream at my house. By using coupons, I always have supply!

  37. Finding the Haagen-Das ice cream bars on sale and then stowing them away for those quiet nights to enjoy!

  38. sherilynn45 says:

    My Birthday is in a few days. Would love, love, love some makeup…
    My most affordable luxury is to have a nice, hot, steamy, candlelite bubblebath with easy listening music.
    Sheri M.

  39. Shelly T. says:

    My most favorite affordable luxury is a hot bath using a bath bomb and following with a nice creamy body butter.


  40. My top two favorite affordable luxuries are dark chocolate and bubble baths!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  41. email subscriber
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  42. Anonymous says:

    my affordable luxury is a night out with my husband doing something as simple as bike riding together and maybe stopping by our local ice cream shop! 🙂 melmar80@juno.com

  43. Anonymous says:

    i'm a subscriber! melmar80@juno.com

  44. Anonymous says:

    It is silly, but for me one of my affordable luxuries is PIZZA!


  45. Anonymous says:

    I'm a subscriber!


  46. One of my favorite luxuries is the local ice cream shop. You can get a huge twist cone for only $1. My kids love it and it's a great summer tradition around here!

  47. Michelle says:

    I love mineral makeup, so if this product does what it says it does, I'll definately be buying all my makeup from here! Thank you!


  48. Michelle says:

    I've also become a follow. I just love deals!

  49. Deanna Brueggert says:

    My most affordable luxury is scented body cream from Bath and Body Works. Vanilla is my fav! I love it! Bur I still only buy it when I have a coupon.


  50. I love a glass of wine and a bubble bath after a long, hard day.


    mothergreenest (aT] gmail {d0T) com

  51. how about COFFEE??!

  52. subscriber

  53. I would have to say my Starbucks Latte. It's a treat that makes me smile, worth the cost.

  54. My email is in my profile, easily visible, and it is cdziuba@aol.com

  55. I just subscribed!


  56. email subscriber cdziuba@aol.com

  57. My affordable luxury is the almost free stuff I get at CVS every week!


  58. I love bath & body works lotion…an affordable luxury!

  59. Love a bubble bath!

  60. My favorite affordable luxuries are homemade face masks – I use strawberries, honey, cucumbers, etc.


  61. I am a new subscriber.


  62. Chocolate cake and ice cream!
    Thanks a lot.
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  63. subscriber
    eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

  64. Great smelling lotions from Bath and Body Works.
    jswandrn @ gmail.com

  65. Mine is $.50! A bag of M&M's!!! 😉

  66. News Around The Blogs says:

    I love to have a Pepsi and watch "All My Children" it's best when the kiddos are asleep. Best hour of the day!!

  67. News Around The Blogs says:
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  69. Kristi_runwatch says:

    Affordable luxury = a $1.00 strawberry sundae with nuts from McDonalds. 🙂

  70. Kristi_runwatch says:

    I follow you…

  71. Kristi_runwatch says:
  72. Laanykidsmom says:

    One of my affordable luxuries is McDonald's coffees. Cheaper than Starbucks!

  73. Laanykidsmom says:
  74. For me, an affordable luxury is curling up on the couch with a Chai tea and a good book (and yummy soft blanket) with no interruptions 🙂

  75. new email subscriber 🙂

  76. An affordable luxury for me is seasonal fresh fruit!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  77. My affortable luxury is my blog 🙂

    I love blogging 🙂


  78. I'm a new email subscriber 🙂


  79. Affordable luxury for me is a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream 🙂

  80. Ice cream is definitely an affordable luxury.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


  81. Afforable luxury..don't laugh…different flavored chapsticks!

  82. A grande or venti coffee drink at Starbucks. Definitely an indulgence considering how much coffee you could make at home for the same price 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. minishoes1 says:

    I would say cheesecake.YUMMY! My fav flavor peanutbutter or choc chip.Great giveaway! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

  84. minishoes1 says:

    I subscribe. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

  85. I'd have to say chocolate and bubble baths.


  86. My favorite affordable luxury is the occasional trip to get a pedicure. It's relaxing and makes my feet look so pretty in the summer!



  87. An occasional pedicure and if i'm really felling expensive I have a massage – so wonderful!

  88. I subscribe

  89. Oops forgot to leave my email on the last two

    clenna at aol dot com

  90. Huguette E. says:

    Love Elf, we buy from them often. My affordable luxury would be a nice smelling bubblebath.

  91. I love making sundaes with my husband after my son goes to sleep. We can enjoy our snack without worrying about clean up and ruined clothes.


  92. Tj and Amy says:

    I love whipped butter lotion. amsbolda@hotmail.com

  93. Redbox movies! You can them for Free with the codes they send out…although, I think they are going to stop doing that, but still $1 is pretty affordable!


  94. Anonymous says:

    Affordable luxuries the best are home grown. Mine is Blueberry Buckle with vanilla ice cream just like mom use to make for us in the '50's in Groveland, Massachusetts.

  95. my fave is rereading my favorite books! I already have them and they give me hours of enjoyment again and again!

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  96. cksknitter says:

    My favorite affordable luxury is bubble bath.
    Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

  97. bridget3420 says:

    My favorite affordable luxury is using baby oil after I shave.


  98. bridget3420 says:

    New email subscriber


  99. bridget3420 says:
  100. good coffee. my dad gets for me at a local coffee shop where they roast their own beans, and it is so much better than any other coffee.


  101. Ben and Jerry's Ice cream!! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  102. I enjoy the feeling of getting personal packages. It's like a special occasion receiving a package with my name on it.

  103. Actually, my cup (or two) of coffee each morning is my affordable luxury. A little vanilla creamer…and it tastes like a Starbucks version!


  104. Huguette E. says:
  105. Mine would be my candles. I love lighting up the candles and smelling my favorite scents.

  106. Cheesecake! Any kind, any type!

  107. sibabe64 says:

    Rita's Fudge Brownie Ices. The more fugdies in it the better

  108. My fave affordable luxury is high thread count sheets!!!

  109. Rasberryswrlgirl says:

    My favorite affordable luxery is Lush's think pink bath bombs.

  110. robin_titan says:

    My mother would faint if I won this for her haha 🙂

    My favorite affordable luxury are books hehe 🙂

  111. misstrishdelish says:

    There's a lot of great affordable luxuries out there: ice cold water in which you can use for many purposes from showers to nice baths, doing your own pedicure, tweezer because doing your own brows instantly gives you a reviatilzed look, accessories to keep you feeling and looking hip and fresh, and the list goes on.

    My absolute favorite is an affordable haircut/trim with a stylist that I found a little while ago, she just moved to a salon in Wal-Mart. Because she knows my type of hair and has be doing it for so long i'll follow her to any salon. Anyways just got my haircut and instantly I had a great new do and glow. For just $12.


  112. misstrishdelish says:

    Just subscribed to your email feeds


  113. One of my favorit affordable luxuries are Edy's fruit bars!

  114. Anonymous says:

    affordable luxury? Relaxing bath, great book, yummy coffee, and peace and quiet (all at the same time!) rtgrrl7(at)yahoo(dot)com

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