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Beauty Review: Suave Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner

The Budget Beauty Babe sees how well Suave products stack up to their pricier, brand name competitors. —BB

by The Budget Beauty Babe

The folks over at Suave have a new campaign targeted at recessionistas everywhere, women who are looking to cut back on expenses without cutting back on their lifestyles. Suave calls it "Suavenomics," and the premise is that you can save money by switching from more expensive brands to their Suave equivalents.

Could this be true? Are Suave products just as good as their more expensive counterparts? We decided to put their Humectant Shampoo and Conditioner to the test, compared to Nexxus Luxurious Moisturizing Shampoo and Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner.

Ask BB: Marc Jacobs Over-the-Knee Boots for Less

I'm in love. My parents always wanted me to fall in love before 30 and I finally have...sadly the object of my affections is a purple suede boot by Marc Jacobs that will surely be out of my budget. Any idea where I can find something similar? Here's a picture of the boot as featured on the Marc Jacobs fall 2009 runway (above). —Bootless

Dear Bootless, You're not first girl to be seduced by Mr. Jacobs. But I think we can make this relationship work! Over-the-knee boots were a hot commodity this past season, and thanks to your keen eye, it looks like they're going to continue to be the must-have shoe next fall. Since retailers are mostly stocking sandals and summer styles right now, your best bet for recreating the Marc Jacobs purple suede over the knee boot at the moment would have to be the wildly popular Turbo boot by Chinese Laundry.

Now I know what you're thinking: It's not PURPLE! However, it's got the great over-the-knee styling you're looking for in either black, gray, or brown suede. And I would bet that Chinese Laundry will be making them in purple (or other colors) for next fall if you can wait. Best of all, these boots are under $90 which makes them a reasonable purchase considering how much you are going to want to wear them.

Shop it: Turbo Over-the-Knee boot at Chinese Laundry, $89.99