#1 Sheet mask tablets, $3
We’ve seen these go for really cheap at Daiso, but never individually packed. Just pop these into your travel bag, soak them up with your favourite lotion or moisturising toner and you have a moisturising sheet mask! At $3 for a pack of 35, each sheet mask tablet works out to be less than 10 cents each!
PS: A lot of the descriptions on the price tags don’t match the products, but we bought this pack and it was $3 alright.
#2 Mascara, $4.90
While we won’t normally reach out for a $4.90 mascara, it’ll definitely be on the top of our heads if there’s a beauty emergency (think sudden meeting with friends, or having your last mascara ruined by your dog).
#3 False eyelashes, $3
When you pay less than 10 bucks for false eyelashes, you’d expect really stiff and unnatural-looking ones but we’re pleasantly surprised with this set of three false eyelashes. At only $3, they’re cheaper than a tall latte at Starbucks!
#4 Face brush, $5.90
We’ve seen similar face brushes go for up to $70, so imagine our surprise at landing this one at only $5.90! The bristles are super soft and thin, allowing for a thorough cleanse without aggravating sensitive skin.
#5 Face mask, $3
Not a beauty product per se, but face masks are a necessity when travelling. They decrease moisture loss through breathing, which means your lips don’t dry out as quickly as well. Plus, it’s only polite to keep a few of these in the office and wear them when you have a cough or when the haze strikes.
#6 Eyelash curler, $3
If you’re not fussy about the colour of your eyelash curler (mint green is actually pretty cute), this $3 one works perfectly. It seems to have a pretty good grip as well.
#7 Nail Polish Remover Pads, $3
How handy are these? Just leave them at your office desk to remove chipped nail polish which you didn’t have time to do at home, or pop them in your purse for emergencies. There are 40 sheets in this little tub, which works out to be about seven cents each.
#8 Tweezers, $3
There may be some tweezer purists who will only insist on the expensive tweezers, but for the rest of us, these three-dollar ones will probably work just fine.
#9 Mask bowl, $3
Ever wrote off powdered masks just cause they’re too messy and inconvenient to make? This mask bowl will come in handy for powdered masks you have to mix with water to activate. They even come with spatulas and measuring spoons so you won’t mess up the portions.
#10 Contact lens case, $3
Forget the standard contact lens cases given to you by opticians. You can just slip these cute contact lens cases into your bag when you’re going for a staycation, or use it to store your contact lenses when you’re on a plane.
#11 Cotton pads, $3
Cotton pads are a necessity when it comes to applying skincare products or removing makeup. This pack of cotton pads probably won’t last us very long, but thank goodness they’re only $3.
#12 Double eyelid tape, $3
Admittedly, we’ve never tried out double eyelid tapes, but because they’re notoriously difficult to master and sometimes even expensive if you mess them up multiple times, we think these cheap ones would be great as practice tapes. There’s 200 of them in this box, so by the time you’re through with them, applying double eyelid tape would be a breeze.