I'm hoping everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! As kids
make their way back into the classrooms, you can hear that
collective sigh from parents around the world. That sigh of
"after 3 months I have time to myself!"
If you're a teacher you're just getting back to work, how would you
like a free planner and folder samples? It's
one less thing you have to buy for the classroom. Just fill
in the form and pick the products you need (a school name is
required). Teachers can also get a free 24x36 "Huddle up with
a good book" poster. School name and address are required
on the form.
Now is a great time to get a free family portrait from Walmart.
It really should be no secret anymore that advertisers love splitting us up into smaller, easier-to-market-to groups. And most of the time when they do, we end up spending more for the same product. The plus side to this though is that once we've peeled back this marketing matrix and seen it for what it is, often we can learn to cut our spending by bending our gender while shopping. Here are just a few examples of every day products that have a clear, but also easy to overcome gender bias.Shaving:For
It's that time of year again. The '"sexiest night on television" a.k.a. The 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired last night with some of the most beautiful women in very expensive lingerie (and big angel wings!). This year, Miranda Kerr wore the $2.5 million Fantasy Bra.
With all the backstage footage, you really get a feel for the action that occurs behind the scenes. Thirty-eight models walked the runway. This required: 69 outfits, 22 makeup artists, 20 hair stylists, 7 body groomers and 5 manicurists all working to get the models looking gorgeous.
This time, the models were given a more natural, angelic look--no more fake lashes and big hair. If you fancy this year's makeup and hair, read on for some of their backstage beauty tips and how you can recreate this simple look it at home:
Cosmetics can get really expensive, especially if you favor higher priced name brands. A recent article reported that Estee Lauder Group (which manufactures 27 brands including Clinique, MAC, Origins, and Smashbox) has raised the prices of its cosmetic brands by eight to ten percent on average. These prices increases may not have an effect on some of us, but if you're on a tight budget being able to save a few extra bucks matters.
Nevertheless, you can still be a better beauty shopper.
These are just a few tip on how you can save some money and make the most out of your cosmetic purchases:
This week is all about women. You can get samples of L'Oreal Youth Code, some foot cream (it's sandal season!) and a sample of Giorgio Armani perfume. There are a few feminine product samples
available this week, liners and tampons. You can even score a Garnier shampoo and conditioner sample
from Garnier's Facebook page. I included a Breathe Right Strip sample so you can get your other half to stop
snoring so you can sleep better. Don't forget to grab a free Red Dress Pins to raise awareness of women's heart health.
It happens to me all the time. I'm running around all day and next thing I know the sun is down and I need to be ready for a dinner date or a night out on the town. The makeup I applied in the morning has melted or faded and I don't have time to head home clean up and reapply my makeup all over again.
I'm sure all you ladies have had one of those days where you needed a refreshed evening look after a long day at work or school. With just a few essentials, here's how you can save time (and stress) and transform your day makeup to night: