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Get Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding Manicure Look

From her dress to her jewelry to her makeup, every detail of Kate Middleton's royal wedding look has been examined and applauded by just about the entire world. I was a little too thrilled to discover (as I'm sure many of you were as well) that, while Kate's Alexander McQueen gown and diamond encrusted tiara might be out of our reach, there is one thing we can imitate on a budget and that is her monarchical manicure!

According to Allure magazine's blog, manicurist Marina Sandoval used a mix of Bourjois So Laque! Nail Polish in Rose Lounge (currently unavailable) and Essie Nail Polish in Allure, a beige polish Essie Weingarten created for the magazine almost 15 years ago. Such a chic, classic choice. Think it'll be called Kate Middleton Pink from now on?

Shop it online:
Essie Nail Polish in Allure #423

Lunch Hour Shopping: Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses Only $68 on eBay

Take advantage of a special eBay deal on Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses today, Friday, April 29th, for one day only. These popular shades normally sell for $299.00 but today they're just $68.00. If this is a style you've been stalking, now's your chance to scoop them up at a steep discount. They're brand new, with tags, and from a reputable seller.

Shop it online:
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Get A Free Digital Subscription to ELLE Magazine from Rue La La

Rue La La is partnering with ELLE Magazine to keep their fans stylishly informed about the latest trends and must-haves for the upcoming seasons. Be one of the first 50,000 fans to sign up for their ELLE giveaway and win a 1-year digital subscription (for iPad/Kindle) to ELLE Magazine. Don't wait! Get your free subscription now before the giveaway ends on Saturday, April 30th at 11:59pm.

Not yet a Rue La La member? Join now! And don't forget to invite your friends to experience Rue La La — you'll receive a $10 credit when they place their first order.

Win 1 of 3 $100 Kohl's Gift Cards

UPDATE: And the winners are… #333 Joy W, #331 Kay and #75 Anna! Congrats to our winners and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries.

My summer press kit from Kohl's arrived yesterday, and that means it's time for another great giveaway! This time, I'm giving away 3 giftcards valued at $100 each, which means 3 lucky Budget Babe readers will have a chance to win a $100 giftcard and shop the latest summer offerings at Kohl's. From swimsuits that flatter every body type, to grilling supplies and even outdoor furniture, Kohl's has everything you need to stretch your budget while preparing for the summer season.