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I would love to hear from you! If you'd like to contact me for sponsorships, product reviews, link exchanges, or general feedback, please email Valerie at Beautyandthebudget@live.com.


What is Beauty and the Budget?

Beauty and the Budget is for those who enjoy the simple things in life-a great fashionable buy. The site was established in May of 2009 after careful deliberation--Valerie wanted an online presence where she could establish herself and relate the idea that fashion doesn't have to cost a fortune. Anyone can look fabulous with a little creativity!

The philosophy behind Beauty and the Budget is for a woman to encompass a sensibly chic lifestyle--one where she'll never deal with buyer's remorse or worry about maxing out her credit cards on style purchases. A truly savvy woman is one who exudes confidence in what she wears, whether it has a name brand attached to it or not. After all, a responsibly stylish woman has no time to worry about over spending on clothing, she's too busy with her career or working towards a college degree.

Who is Ms. B?

Beauties, meet the typographic face of Beauty and the Budget: Ms. B!

She's savvy, quick witted and always working on finding the best deals for you!

What does she love? Audrey Hepburn, little black dresses, red lipstick, bubble baths, a great facial moisturizer, and unconventional finds!

While Valerie scours the web for fantastic beauty and fashion items from big box retailers, Ms. B will search the world high and low for the most treasured and unique finds. You'll find all of her favorite gems here at Beauty and the Budget! Keep checking back to see what she loves!


Who is the lady behind Beauty and the Budget?

Valerie W. Freeman is a frugal shopper who believes that refined taste doesn't have to be expensive!

Other than working on Beauty and the Budget, she's a writer for Access Magazine, runs her own wedding invitation business (www.BettyLu.com), and also does marketing for a Hollywood-based boutique, Naomi and Lavender. After getting married in March of 2013, she is now proud to call Mobile, Al., her home! 

In her closet, you'll find a large collection of shoes, but she also has a library of fashion magazines and, although just turning 27, she still subscribes to Seventeen!