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Savvy consumer: Late spring shopping finds for under $40

Published May 29, 2013 8:55 pm

Treat yourself to these inexpensive indulgences.
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Your budget might be tight these days, but you still can treat yourself to a spring shopping fling without spending big bucks.

Pitcher perfect • When life hands you lemons, limes or oranges, grab Takeya's Flash Chill Lemonade Maker — Amazon.com, $23. The clever combo of manual juicer and leakproof pitcher holds 66 ounces of fresh-squeezed liquid refreshment.

Lip service • Swipe on Essence's "unsticky" Kiss Care Love lip balms for super-hydrating moisture with a subtle tint of color and fruity flavor — ulta.com, $2 each.

Slow Burn • Caladrea Essential Collection's veggie-wax candles use natural oils to create mood-lifting scents like zesty Citron Ginger and last a whopping 55 hours — Target, $19.

Spec-tacular • The soft, flocked interior of Corinne McCormack's hard-sided Woven Case in Ocean keeps glasses safely and stylishly free from scratches — Dillard's, $22. We love the summery woven texture.

Carry a tune • Perfect for a backyard gathering, the collapsible, pocket-sized X-mini II Capsule Speaker turns laptops, cellphones or MP3 players into boom boxes — Amazon.com, $30.

At your fingertips • Ready for travel, Crabtree & Evelyn's low-odor nail polish remover wipes are soy-based and chockfull of nourishing oils — Crabtree-evelyn.com, $5.

Grecial formula • An ice-cold treat you can really dig into. The rich, creamy texture of Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Honey Caramel Greek Frozen Yogurt satisfies cravings with just a scoop — $4.40.

Meal-to-go • Planning an al fresco date just got easier with Whitney Design's Willow Picnic Basket stocked with dining essentials for two — gvc.com, $33.

Colorful in the kitchen • We love the lush, exotic botanicals on Cost Plus World Market's Kavita Floral Pot Holders — worldmarket.com, $5.

Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Boost and Lift Foaming Air Mousse • A few pumps of this foam leaves your hair soft and silky and gives it the volume we all crave, without the frizz — $4.

Pati Dubroff Beauty Luster Lips • Glossy color looks bright and feels right for summer. Sure, you have to reapply it, but sheer hues make mirror-free touch-ups easy — $8 to $12.






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