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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Blurring Cream

Splurge vs. Steal: Blurring Creams

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that are available online and in-store. Also make sure to check out my blog, for even more beauty product reviews, tricks and tips.

BB creams, CC creams and now blurring creams? Yes! And let me tell you why…they’re awesome. So what exactly IS a blurring cream? Similar to a BB cream, it will give you a little coverage but what I love about the Peter Thomas Roth version, in particular, is that it actually has diamond dust and peptides to help “blur” out any imperfections and blemishes. It’s like Photoshopping your face in real life…but yeah, it’s $48.

Ask BB: Stylish Diaper Bags on a Budget

Diaper bag

QuestionI'm [5] months pregnant and on the hunt for a stylish (and budget friendly) diaper bag. Any recommendations? —Katherine M.

QuestionFirst off, congratulations! You're about to embark on the most magical journey of your life. This journey can also get really expensive, really fast, so you're right to want a diaper bag that's affordable.

Now there seem to be two schools of thought among moms when it comes to diaper bags: Those who say a diaper bag is essential and those who say any ol' bag can double as a diaper bag. I started out with a traditional diaper bag, then moved on to a regular handbag for carrying all my little one's supplies and gear. I liked the idea of having a "real" diaper bag for those early months - it's sort of a rite of passage, and it functioned really well. Plus, once I knew what I needed in a bag, I could easily pick out a regular bag that would do the job equally well.