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10 Winter Beauty Pick-Me-Ups for Under $15 (PHOTOS)

winter beauty pick me upsIt's that time of year again! The frigid, dreary, and groan-inducing dead of winter when spring feels like it's eons away, and you just want to hibernate and binge-watch your fave Netflix series 'til the mountains of snow and ice melt away. But wait! There are ways to feel sunnier and brighter without spending an arm and a leg on vacay!

Here, 10 affordable beauty pick-me-ups women swear help them kick the winter blues in a flash. 

Which of these have you tried? Would you try?


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1Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm

The cult classic lip balm ($7, sephora.com) is a favorite, because it's not only minty and refreshing but also super-versatile, working to heal chapped lips, as well as elbows, or knees.

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2Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial in a Box

Bliss is known around the globe as a premiere spa, but you don't have to go to one of their locations to get your fix. Their triple oxygen facial in a box ($12, blissworld.com) is a quick 3-step, spa-at-home facial kit including a mask, a peel, and a moisturizer, that makes skin remarkably radiant and glowing. Talk about a deal!

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3Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

Burt's Bee's Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream ($6, burtsbees.com) wins rave reviews for smelling wonderful, making cuticles smooth, and giving nails that just-maincured look without all the work.

4e.l.f. Shimmer Sheets

e.l.f. is a fab, wallet-friendly brand, and fans of the line swear by their Shimmer Sheets ($2.40, eyeslipsface.com), which make it totally foolproof and easy to brush on a bit of shimmer to your cheeks and browbones for an instant lift.

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5CoverGirl Full Bloom Mascara

Just seeing Katy Perry's pretty commercial for this new CoverGirl mascara ($6.99-$8.99, drugstore.com) is a pick-me-up! Featuring a new, petal-shaped brush with short and long bristles to align, comb and coat lashes, the formula also features natural beeswax, which is supposed to keep lashes soft. Definitely an eye-opener!

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6Burt's Bees Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

Lip balm's usually a cheap pleasure, but you get a lot of bang for your buck with Burt's Bees' Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm ($3.30, burtsbees.com), which is formulated with vitamins C and E. Fans say the scent -- from real pink grapefruit oil! -- reminds them of spring and summer. 

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7Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

Ever feel like your skin is so dull in the winter? This CC (color correcting) cream from Juice Beauty ($15 for the "try me" size, juicebeauty.com) is the answer. It's also one of the most effectively multitasking products out there, as it protects skin with SPF 30 while moisturizing and offering mineral tinted coverage. Hello, gorgeous!

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8Ava Anderson Sugar Lip Scrub

Dry winter air can do a number on your poor pout, but Ava Anderson's Sugar Lip Scrub ($13.95, nontoxicskin.com), formulated with shea butter and spearmint oil, exfoliates to leave your lips soft and smooth. Ahhh.

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9Essie Resort Collection Polishes

The perfect mani-pedi can be a major mood-brightener, and Essie's Resort Collection ($8.50 each, Ulta.com) features colors that will have you feeling like you're on the beach in no time.

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