Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hair Mascara?!

If you color your hair frequently with a solid color and can't stand how fast your roots pop up try hair mascara. They sell them at most public beauty supply stores and they come in all shades of brown to black. You simply put it on with a wand-quite like mascara-to keep your roots looking works especially well for people with gray hair. It will help expand the time between touch ups!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Haircut Savings

Want to stop spending so much on hair cuts so often? Buy a pair of thinning shears..sold at Sally's or even check Wal Mart....they are hair cutting scissors that are a normal blade on one side then the other side looks more like teeth. These take out only a few pieces of hair each cut.

Try it out first on a place no one will notice to get a hang of it. Then take it to your head-thin places that are growing too much or do it slightly in your bangs to make them last longer.

Always cut diagonally to your head-never horizontally to your hair line.

It won't get rid of all dead ends but it can help it last weeks longer and sometimes even add a new look to an old drabby style.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coupon Mom

This is a website that is totally free to sign up and it gives you weekly lists of items on sale in stores and where you can get coupons to further your savings. If you don't get a newspaper to cut coupons you can usually print some off that you need. It lists items by your state and by store so just select where you are and watch the savings start flowing!

This website is awesome! It lists percentages that you can save and even what items you can get for free! Take advantage every time it has something in a store for free! Why not!?

All it takes is a little research before stepping in the store---but
well worth it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New to You!

Ok, I know some people think that shopping at thrift stores and garage sales is a little gross - for lack of a better word. BUT, I on the other hand think it is fantastic! Not only are the prices super awesome, but you can find some of the greatest stuff! I love thrift stores especially for clothing and accessories. I like wearing things that are a little "old fashioned," and therefore, thrift stores suite my fancy perfectly. The dress section is my favorite. I probably have 5 or 6 dresses that I absolutely LOVE from the 70's, and 80's that were awesome thrift store finds. My most recent purchase is this silver/black dress in the photo below. I'll admit, it's a little wacky but I wore it to my cousin's wedding and got so many fun compliments!

The trick to thrift shopping is PATIENCE. You have to look through a lot of "blah" to find the really great treasures!

You can even get gifts for great prices at a thrift store. I bought this really great scarf (below) for my brother's birthday and his girlfriend liked it so much she convinced him to share it with her. :)

We all know that styles come and go and come back again, and that is another reason why thrift shopping is so great. You can find some really great vintage pieces or vintage looking pieces at a thrift store for A FRACTION of the price! You might have noticed lots of super neon colors in fashion lately and so I must point out this pink shirt in the photo below. I found it at a garage sale about two years ago. The picture doesn't even do it justice, it is sooo bright. AND it is vintage Ralph Lauren Polo. I think it is my favorite article of clothing of all time. I also have some super cool vintage looking jewelry and sunglasses that I have found at thrift stores. Oh, and belts are a GREAT thing to buy used. I have seen some of the funkiest belts at the thrift store and then seen some that look almost identical in stores like Charlotte Russe and Forever 21.

One more great reason to go to the thrift store is HALLOWEEN! I know October is still like 3 months out, BUT it doesn't hurt to start thinking and shopping ahead! I found the most fantastic hippie dress at the thrift store a while back. I always want to wear it for real, but I think I might just have to save it for Halloween... it's a little "out there".

Anyway, I think it's apparent that I LOVE thrift stores! I encourage anyone who is reading this to check out your local thrift store next time you feel the need to shop and remember to be patient! Seriously go through each dress or shirt or whatever and look for cool fabrics, or funky styles (you can always whip out your sewing machine and give it a new modern look! -- that is, IF you have one, and know how to sew...)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

80% Off Restaurant Gift Certificates!

Speaking of Promos! If you go to they are currently offering 80% off their gift certificates when you use the Promo code NAPKIN at check out.

I have used this website several times and have even treated my family to a $200 dollar meal that I paid only $40 dollars for!

They are good for what they say just be sure to check the details to each individual gift certificate. Some restaurants offer straight up gift certificates but most are when you spend a certain amount...Still a great deal though!! Stock up now and grab one when you need a break!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Promotion Commotion

Now-a-days do not buy anything online, from a hotel stay to movie tickets, without searching for applicable promo codes first. There are several websites with tons of promo codes for all kinds of things that'll do anything from upgrade your shipping to taking money off your order. All you have to do is remember to look! Can't beat that!

I recently bought a baby crib online-it was listed for $309. After searching for promo codes I got the same crib but with free 2 days shipping, a free box of diapers, and over $100 dollars off!