About us

Luxe budgetnistas

Welcome to our blog!  We created Luxe budgetnistas as a way to share our love for all things beauty, fashion, life, and travel.  We love living life to the fullest, but we also understand that there are means we all have to live in.  Tia and I are going to show you how to live that luxe life on a budget.  Whether it’s showing you some drugstore alternatives to a high-end makeup brand, some cheap date night ideas, or budget friendly travel ideas.

We also joined forces for a number of reasons.  Some, for example, is our skin tone and skin type.  This gives us the opportunity to provide two different reviews for the same product.  Also, one of us is a little edgier- oh, who I am kidding?  Tia is a skulls, leather, and glitter kind of a girl and Jacki is your natural, nudes, classic kind of a gal.



Meet Jacki

Hi, everyone! My name is Jacki. I am a thirty-something mom of two residing in Portland, Oregon, but originally from Dededo, Guam. I am a small village Islander girl living the big city girl dreams.   You can find me geeking out over my planner, playing with beauty products as a pretend MUA, checking out new food carts in Portland, or being a wannabe world traveler.






Meet Tia

Tia is a twenty-something fur mommy to her weenie dog, Oscar.  Tia is the East Coverage for Luxe Budgetnistas.  While Tia isn’t working, which is hardly ever- she loves thrift,