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About me

Location San Diego, CA
Introduction Hi! I'm G. and my blog, Nouveau Cheap, is devoted to helping you find the best beauty products possible without breaking the bank. I'm a consumer with three decades of product obsession under my belt and love to scour the drugstores, dollar stores, big box stores, etc. to find quality beauty products with friendly price tags. I try to provide my readers with as much info as possible so that they can make an informed decision when they make a purchase. If you are a PR rep who would like me to review a product, please email me at nouveaucheap@gmail.com. If you are a READER who would like to submit info/pics/scoop about a new drugstore product, PLEASE first do a quick search on my blog to make sure I haven't already blogged about the item, then email me at nouveaucheap@gmail.com. My other blog, Nouveau Sweet, is just a fun place for me to share non-beauty-related info.
Interests Cooking, reading, crafty/DIY projects, thrift-store shopping, politics, sociology, literary criticism, music, pop culture, Asian everything (food, beauty, film, culture etc.)
Favorite Movies The Color Purple, Ghost World, The Big Lebowski, Office Space, Annie Hall, Mystery Train, Flirting With Disaster, The Big Sleep, The Joy Luck Club, The Glass Bottom Boat, Pretty in Pink, Chinatown, North by Northwest, Swingers, Me and You and Everyone We Know, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Clockwork Orange, Alphaville, Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original), House of 1000 Corpses, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fargo, A Place in the Sun, Pulp Fiction, The Last Picture Show, American Beauty, Battle Royale, The Motel, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Hollywood Ending, A Christmas Story, Stand By Me, Sixteen Candles, Winter's Bone, Almost Famous, Less Than Zero, Little Darlings, Fight Club, Singles, Boyz in the Hood, Raising Arizona, The Exorcist, The Shining, Valley Girl, and don't even get me started on documentaries or we'll be here all day.
Favorite Music Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Pixies, R.E.M., Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Hall & Oates, The Beat Farmers, Earth, Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, The Kills, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Foreigner, Stevie Wonder, The Clash, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Duran Duran, Yaz, Billy Joel, The Cars, X, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Heart, The Go-Go's, A Tribe Called Quest, The Plimsouls, Led Zepplin, Carl Perkins, Louis Jordan, Chris Isaak, Etta James, The Civil Wars
Favorite Books If I even try to start listing them my head might explode. So instead, I'll list some of my favorite TV shows of all time: Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Justified, Homeland, Freaks & Geeks, Lost (although I hated the ending), Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Chapelle Show, The Walking Dead, Louie, The Sopranos and a whole heap of trashy reality TV that I'm too embarrassed to list...