Just this past weekend I spent $70 on beauty supplies. Just
six basic supplies. At a drugstore.
It's not easy (or cheap) staying beautiful.
This surprisingly expensive outing got me thinking – are
there things I could be using around my own home to curb the costs of spending so
much on beauty supplies? I did a little digging and, as it turns out … there
Here's a few back to school freebies, including one for
teachers! If your a teacher Staples is giving out free gift bags
with bonus coupons to the first 100 teachers at each store. Check
the link for the date in your area for Staples Teacher Appreciation Day. I've posted this
next freebie before but I want to remind everyone about it. For the
entire month of August, JCPenney's is offering free haircuts to all kids K - 6th grade.
Appointments are recommended. The free haircuts are available at
all JCP Salons in the USA.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which was created to educate everyone about the importance of getting regular mammograms to check for the common cancer. With early detection, 95% of patients survive which magnifies the importance of regular check-up. One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime which is 12% too many. In order to raise money and awareness for research, many companies are offering special promotions during the month of October.
Check out the pink ribbon deals we've compiled for you:
At MTV's VMAs last Sunday, Beyonce slyly announced her pregnancy by unbuttoning her jacket and rubbing her noticeably enlarged belly. Given that Beyonce and husband Jay-z ranked number two on Forbe's list of World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couples, they won't be worrying about hand-me-downs or diaper deals for their progeny.
For those of us in the real world, however, pregnancy can be a financial strain even while being a joyful event. As such, we've dug into the Blog & Save archives to bring you expert advice on how to save money during your pregnancy.
I recently learned that The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) does not authorize FDA to approve cosmetic ingredients (except color additives that are not coal-tar hair dyes), and that cosmetic manufacturers can pretty much put whatever they want into their products, except the few that have been prohibited. The next time you head to the drugstore to pick up your favorite lotion, face cream, or any other beauty product, you might want to take a look at the ingredients list. The list is usually quite long and most of the ingredients you probably can't pronounce.
Summer is coming quickly, and with that comes tank tops and
swimsuits. For women, it also means more shaving! Don't
worry though; I've come up with some green and frugal options for
shaving gels. I hate spending $4 a can on the crazy shave gels; not
to mention exposing my body to all the toxins in them. The
containers aren't exactly green either, so as much as I can avoid
them, I do.
Here are some of the easy and cheap shaving cream alternatives I've
discovered over the past few years: