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A Fresh Coat of Polish: Rimmel Salon Pro 337 Purple Rain.....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I picked up Rimmel Salon Pro 337 Purple Rain from Walmart one day, only to get it home and realize I have three other lavender shades that look just like it.  SMH!

I still went ahead and applied it with Orly Bonder and Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Fast Dry Top Coat. That was Wednesday and today, Sunday, it finally started it chip. FIVE DAYS, NO CHIPS ON MY NAILS!!!!!??? I couldn't believe it!! LOL!

But, seriously, I don't know if it was the Orly Bonder technique I do or the formula itself, but for five days, I only had a slight tip wear. I never thought I was see the day I would have tip wear on my natural nails. I'm used to manicure destroying chips within two days tops.

I need to get more of these colors! Have you tried Rimmel Salon Pro polish?? What are your favorite colors?

Pin of The Week!!! My Fall Fashion Inspiration Lookbook on Pinterest.....

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hey Everyone!!

This week, instead of featuring one pin, I'm featuring a WHOLE BOARD. Yes, I'm featuring my Fall Fashion Inspiration Lookbook on Pinterest. I've been "liking" and "pinning" away on this girl for a few weeks now. It's so yummy and so full of my style that I often go to it in the morning or at night before a lay out my outfit of the day!

Some of  my fashion inspiration pins include:

I love the casual luxe style aesthetic. And I find inspiration in all shapes and sizes. :)

Come on over and bless us with your presence!!! Here's the link to the BOARD!!!

Haul: CVS Winter 2014 Beauty Clearance.....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hey Everyone!

I finally got to the CVS Beauty Clearance for Winter 2014. I played no games, people. I had my Master List ( Go to Nouveau Cheap and copy paste that thing!) and my budget. That's right...I wasn't getting a whole bunch of junk only to not use any of it. I'm guilty of that every single sale. I knew that I wanted was most of the Milani Clearance which was coming up at 75% off.

The 1st store I went to didn't have ANY MARKDOWNS done. NONE. This why having the Master List on deck is sooooo important!!! I grabbed what I wanted then went to the price check box and scanned to make sure it was all clearanced. The 2nd store had markdowns done.

Here's my haul:

Nail Polish Remover- $.50 a piece
Brow Kit- $1.75

Bronzer- $2.49
Power Lip Gloss- $1.62 a piece
Lip Gloss- $1.37 a piece
Lip Stick- $1.49
Lipliners- $.99 a piece
Eyeliners-$2.12 and $1.99

Sally Hansen

French Mani- $3.25
Glitter- $2.62

$28.74 ( before tax)

I did have any coupons or Extra Bucks but the $28.74 did put me put over in my Beauty Bucks so a $5 coupon should print Friday or Saturday ( takes about 48 hours).

Have you been to "The Sale" yet???

A Fresh Coat of Polish: City Color Candy Apple....

Hey Everyone!!

This past weekend, I attended my alumni ( Winthrop University) Homecoming and I wore on my nails and toes City Color Candy Apple. It's a creamy bright opaque red. I think I paid $.99 for it and bought it at Rainbow.

5 Ways to Save Money on Hair Products.....

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hey Everyone!

While I was washing my hair on Friday, I had an idea. I always have ideas when I wash my hair! Anyway, I thought I would share how I save on hair products. I'm natural ( 5 years) and on a tight budget and those two don't always add up. If you have natural hair, you know that products can eat your pockets alive! However, I think my tips can work with any kind of hair.

Quick Disclosure: I'm not a hair professional, so if what you are doing is working for you, DO IT.

#1 Use regular conditioner as a deep conditioner. 

I can remember when I didn't even deep condition, now I can't go a week without "DC'ing". However, deep conditioners are almost always more expensive than regular conditioners. But some regular conditioners have the same benefits as deep conditioners. And they are cheaper. I use a regular conditioner as a DC, put on a plastic cap for 20 mins and wash it out. I personally have the same results with both products, done both ways

#2 Dilute your shampoo.

I have dry hair, so I co-wash ( wash my hair with a conditioner wash shampoo) but before I co-wash, I wash my scalp only with a sulfate shampoo. Sulfate shampoos clean my scalp really good but if I get too much on my hair, I can automatically feel the stripping. So, I dilute the shampoo with water. I pour a dime size of shampoo in my hand then I let some water in my hand, swish it around, then apply to my scalp. In one wash with this method, my scalp is clean and I've used less shampoo.

#3 Stop being heavy handed.

Be conscience of the amount of product that you are using so you can stretch it longer. One way I do this, especially with my moisturizer that runs $20 shipped, is that I apply a small amount and comb it through my hair. That way, my hair get saturated properly with the small amount of product I use. Then, I'm not over using it. I was amazed the first time I used a small amount of my beloved moisturizer and combed it through and the style after was perfect.

#4 DIY your product.

Need a conditioner or a leave in or a styling product? Take your self to Pinterest and search "DIY Name That Product" and I guarantee you will find a recipe that will help you make your own hair product and possibly save some money.

#5 Shop hair products in different places.

I've noticed that some really great quality hair products for all hair types with low prices are at Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Tuesday Morning, Ollie's and the list goes on and on. Don't regulate yourself to just Walmart and Target or online. Next time you are walking through the mall, stop in a salon and see what sales they are having on products. Or check around the beauty departments of your favorite department stores. Step out the box when shopping for hair products.

Share some of your tips on saving on hair products in the comments! I'm always looking for some good ideas:))