Homemade Hair Bows Are Simple To Make


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Homemade Hair Bows Homemade hair bows can save you quite a bit of money, can be made to match any outfit, and can be made in any size you want. Why spend $4-8  for one bow when you can make them yourself? After breaking down the price, the three finished bows  in this post cost me less than $2.00 each to make. To make your own homemade hair bows, you will need the following: Materials: 2-3 spools of coordinating Grosgrain ribbon 4-5 12 inch wood dowels ¼ to ½ inch thick 8-10 wooden … [Read more...]

Beauty How To: Get Yourself Some Winter Blue!


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Welcome to the first installment of beauty how to! With Winter still in full swing and the extreme cold I have been feeling the past week. I decided to reflect that icy cold with my eye make up! Blue eye shadows have often gotten the shorter cliché end of the stick. I mean really, blame the 80's and Mimi from the Drew Carey Show. However, when done right, and adding a hint of smoke, you have achieve a dramatically icy cool look. First things first. You need to have the right products. As … [Read more...]

My ULTA After-Christmas Shopping Trip


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I received a nice gift card to ULTA for Christmas and was dying to go spend it. I also wanted to check out the after Christmas sale. The main item on my list was an eyebrow kit from Urban Decay. I love this stuff and it lasts forever! While it is a bit pricey, it is well worth it. Believe me, I have tried different types of pencils and shadows and they just don't make the cut, this is the only brow kit I will use! Considering I get the majority of my cosmetics for free at CVS (with coupons and … [Read more...]

Do You Have To Pay Full Price At Salons?


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Some of us are very loyal to our salons and some of us are not. Even though the beauty industry has taken a hard hit in our current economy some salons still let you know how much they appreciate you and offer you discounts. Salon Perks for Regular Clients Do they have a mailing list? Many salons will send monthly service specials to their clients as well as product promotions via email. Emails are also sent to let you know if they have an upcoming event such as customer appreciation day … [Read more...]

Lauren’s Walmart After Christmas Clearance Trip


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I decided to make a run to Walmart this morning and was really surprised that it wasn't busier! I bought several of these gift sets then saw Wizard Tere's post on Facebook about the the Ziploc bags and turned around and went back in for more! Haha. Here's what I bought: 3 Gilette gift sets $5 each used (3) $2/1 Gillette Fusion skin care or shave prep from 11/27 P&G 2 "The Best in Beauty" gift sets, $7.50 each used (2) $1/1 Covergirl product from SS 12/11 2 "Beautifully … [Read more...]

Sunday shopping with Lauren


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What did I buy today? Click to find out! … [Read more...]