If you can handle just a little more bad news after an awful, terrible week, it behooves me to tell you that the stock market is still having issues and it looks like our bad economy isn't having the easiest time in the world recovering from overall badness. Most people suggest investing in gold during these troubled times, but what are you really going to do with a brick of gold? Try working your piggybank and take the whole concept of an "investment piece" to a whole new level. I don't know the earning potential of these Marchesa resort clutches [BagSnob], but some of them are made with gold fabric, so that's something invest-y.
And, if you aren't exactly in the market to make any kinds of investments except the ones requiring time, then you might need a little retail therapy as you deal with all the economic doom and gloom going on around you. Best way to do it is to invest in yourself, and nothing works better as a pick-me-up than some beauty treats. You don't have to go all out to indulge yourself: drugstore beauty products are a tried and true way to get a little extra pretty into your life on the cheap. If that sounds good to you, head over to StyleBakery to see their 5 favorite drugstore beauty products.