Meet Melanie Sutrathada, an actor, host, and tastemaker based in New York City..png

Meet Melanie.

Melanie Sutrathada is a New York-based host, actor, and tastemaker with a love for laughing entirely too loudly, shopping 75% off retail, and binge-watching Netflix. 

Favorite Sally Beauty Steals.

Favorite Sally Beauty Steals.

Melanie Sutrathada pairs up with Sally Beauty to bring you her favorite new finds.

Let’s be honest: there’s cheap – and then there’s holy-crap, I’m-pretty-much-getting-this-for-free-and-almost-feel-guilty cheap. That’s how I feel when I shop at Sally Beauty.

Case in point? I recently visited one of their locations in Brooklyn and came away with some of my absolute favorite beauty steals (that I always have in my cabinets!) – SalonCare black bobby pins, a ginormous bottle of TRESemme Extra Hold Hair Spray, four face masks, SkinCare Cosmetics day creamGVP Advanced Hydration Moisturizer and a microfiber makeup eraser towel –  all for less than $50. Um. What?! That’s right; I picked up all those products for the price of one dress at Forever 21 that will undoubtedly fall apart after two wears. That’s one meal out on the town with your girlfriends or a round of drinks during brunch. $50 may not go a long way when you’re shopping at a boutique store or hitting the town (whatever that means), but you can really dive in to a new beauty regimen when you’re looking at more affordable shops.

At the top of my list of Sally Beauty steals is the Beyond Belief Skincare Mask in Pearl Essence. Beyond Belief also has great masks in green tea, ginseng and rose, but the pearl is my absolute favorite because of how moisturizing and brightening the product is. Cold winters can really wreak havoc on your skin, so I always find myself reaching for masks like this Beyond Belief one when the temperatures start to drop. The lotus extract, hydrolyzed pearl and hyaluronic acid are perfect for brightening my skin and evening out my skin tone! To help the mask be the most effective, I’d recommend cleansing and toning your skin, leaving the mask on for 20-25 minutes, and then removing the mask and massaging the excess formula into your skin.

Each of these mask packets holds a single treatment that’s perfect for an on-the-go traveler or girl’s night in. At $2.99 a pop, you simply can’t beat these Beyond Belief products. Go ahead and buy a dozen from Sally Beauty, before picking up thisthis and this. Your wallet, skin and hair will thank you.

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Sally Beauty. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support LACB!

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