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If you're not caught up on Bling Empire, what are you doing!? The Netflix stars come through with the drama, the fashion, the fun, and the cultural insights. What more could you want from a reality TV show? Plus, it's just so cool to see some of their luxurious indulgences. A lot of those purchase may be outside of our budget, but watching Bling Empire, is a great way to get vicarious enjoyment without the spending. Even so, it's not all luxury all the time for the cast members. OG cast member Kelly Mi Li shared the must-haves that she keeps in her bag, and her picks are surprisingly affordable.
One of Kelly's everyday must-haves is just $4. In fact, most of Kelly's picks are pretty budget-friendly for a lot of us. She also shared her favorite products from Rihanna's brand Fenty Beauty, which is just too perfect since Rihanna is a fan of the series. One of those picks is a recommendation from Kelly's Bling Empire co-star Kane Lim.
If you want to channel Kelly's fashionable life on a budget, she has you covered with her favorite beauty products, self-care necessities, and snacks.
Kelly Mi Li Shares What's in Her Bag
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fenty Icon The Fill Semi-Matte Refillable Lipstick
"I love the shades, especially the colors The MVP and Pose Queen. It's also refillable, too, which is a major plus and sustainable!"
Kelly Mi Li's Go-To Bag
Raffles 1819 Handbag
Kelly recommends this handbag as an everyday must-have.
Kelly Mi Li Beauty Q&A
Skin Inc. Tri-Light +SABI AI LED Light Therapy Device
E!:Are there any beauty products you added to your regular routine in between Season 1 and Season 2 of Bling Empire.
KML: I've added Skin Inc Supplement Bar Tri-Light + Sabi, which uses AI skintelligence technology to help me keep track of my skin health and changes.
Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35- Lightweight, Non-Tinted Moisturizing Zinc Oxide Sunscreen - Natural Finish For All Skin Types and Tones
E!: What's an item that you always have in your bag that everyone asks to borrow?
LML: Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35.
Burt's Bees Lip Balm Moisturizing Lip Care, 100% Natural, Ultra Conditioning with Shea, Cocoa & Kokum Butter
E!:What is your go-to drugstore beauty/grooming product?
LML: I love the Burt's Bees Store Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter.
This 2-pack has 6,500+ 5-star Amazon reviews.
E!: What are some products from AAPI-founded beauty brands that you recommend?
KML: Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch The Original, Skin Inc Supplement Bar My Daily Dose of Uplift Serum, and the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation.
Mighty Patch Original from Hero Cosmetics- Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patch for Covering Zits and Blemishes, Spot Stickers for Face and Skin- 36 Count
Stick these on overnight. After 6-8 hours, take the patch off to see all of the gunk that was absorbed. These are amazing because they clear out those pimples without drying out the skin and causing further irritation.
These pimple patches have 70,300+ 5-star Amazon reviews and 3,000+ 5-star Ulta reviews. These are an internet-famous beauty find and they've also been recommended by The Bachelor alum Catherine Giudici Lowe and Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent.
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