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Splurge or Steal – Drug Store dupes of Clinique!

12 Nov


Check out Rachel’s Blog: The Life Unsweetened for other amazing money saving tips!


DIY Tooth Whitening

1 Nov


Remember – like most whitening kits this can cause some minor tooth sensitivity.  

You will see results but be realistic about your expectations.  

$5.99 DIY Gel Nails

7 Oct


The credit for this amazing find goes to : ANGE @ HairSpray & Heels

Here is her How to:

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Review- Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo

30 Jul

I have used a few different dry shampoos.  My go-to has always been the Bumble and Bumble one as it is RED.  Amazing, right?  But it has been discontinued.

I received a sample of the Klorane dry shampoo in my July Birchbox and I didn’t realize how much I would end up loving it.


I normally wash my hair every other day – but this has allowed me to be able to go 3 days.  Even during the summer and during a freaking heat wave.  AND all while driving a convertible.

The smell isn’t overwhelming, it sort of just smells clean and a bit like hairspray.  It absorbs oils really well but doesn’t leave white residue like some dry shampoos do.

I am almost out of my sample size so I think i’m going to commit and buy a full size bottle of this.  Unless anyone has any suggestions for me…


Lighten Up! Daytime summer makeup!

11 Jun

Let’s face it (see what I did there?), unless you are graced with amazing skin (hate you), you need to change up your skin and makeup routines as the Seasons change.

Even though you feel hot, you still want to look hot.  So you don’t want to completely go makeup less.  And you want to enjoy the season.  Be all like:

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Sun protection – HATS!

3 Jun

Anyone wear a hat as sun protection?  These are so glamorous!

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And super affordable!  $11.99 on Amazon!

What’s up, you protected sunbathing beauty!


May 2013 BirchBox Review

24 May

ImageI got my first Birch Box yesterday.  It was fun but also a little disappointing compared to the Ipsy that Anna received as she got FULL SIZED products.  <READ ABOUT IT HERE>

I unwrapped my cute little box to discover:


Hair Masque, sunscreen, toothpaste, eyeliner and 4 tea bags.  Kind of boring.  I didn’t think I filled out the “send me some boring crap” profile.  I said I was edgy and loved makeup!  BIRCHBOX HALP.

So I am going to try it again next month and give them another chance.  Right now I don’t feel like I got my $10 worth.  Although I haven’t tried any of the products – aside from the tea, which is actually quite tasty but I wanted lip gloss or something to slather on my face.

As a side note – many of these sample sized products would be good to take on vacation.

DIY – Coffee Sugar Scrub

16 May

Turns out, using coffee in a scrub actually has some benefits other than making your body smell like heaven and your skin feel amazingly smooth.

  • Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to speed the healing of skin wounds.
  • Caffeine typically aids in blood flow which helps prevent varicose veins and cellulite.
  • Caffeine is a natural antioxidant which help reduce age spots and wrinkles


1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1/2 cup Coconut or Olive oil
1 cup Sugar (I recommend raw cane sugar)
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

Mix together and you are done.il_570xN.451666197_gaqq

How to use:  Apply to damp skin in the shower, scrub, rinse off.

Seriously this scrub is so easy to make that you can do it in under 5 minutes.  Just make sure to use it within about 5 days or it will start to go bad.

“It smells so good you will want to eat it!”