I have adult acne. While I appreciate the fact that it keeps me young at heart, I resent that it keeps me shackled to my keyboard, endlessly researching new and innovative developments in skincare technology. I am by no means a rich woman; regardless, I treat each alleged breakthrough (usually presented in the form of an advertisement featuring a model in a lab coat) as an opportunity to open my wallet and scream "fix me!" at whatever corporation claims to have my best interest at heart. In spite of the thousands of dollars I've hemorrhaged on the cause thus far, I have not yet been fixed. Which is why, for a week at least, I've decided to give up on chasing this financially and emotionally draining dream.
Emboldened by tales extolling coconut oil as a miracle in a jar, I'll be using it as a cleanser. But why stop there? After all, facial products aren't the only things I waste my money on. My entire beauty routine, from head to toe, will therefore be 100% au naturel. My only rule? If it's edible, it's fair game. My reasoning behind this is simple–if I can buy it at the grocery store, I can use EBT to pay for it. Now, before you judge, dig this neat little theory I just came up with: If I look better, it'll give me the self-confidence necessary to pull myself up by the bootstraps, earn a decent-paying job and stop suckling at the government's teat. Really, I'm helping you, John Q. Taxpayer, help myself. Reagan would be so proud! (Style icon Nancy Reagan, I mean).
It's Fall, so it's time for some comfort food! Download a couple of
free ecookbooks. The Fall Favorites eCookbook has 42 pages of
recipes including: Beefy Barley, Au Gratin Potatoes, Pizza
Casserole, Cranberry Cobbler, Apple Dumplings, Beefy Onion Soup,
Apple Glazed Chicken and more. If you love soups and stews, there's
one for you too. 38 Soups and Stews Recipes includes: chicken
soup recipes, vegetable soup recipes, slow cooker soup recipes,
hearty stews and more. Enter your email to access the ecookbooks
(Tip: I save my ecookbooks to a folder on my
desktop for easy access).
You can try and get a free Probiotic Action Acne Spray.
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.
Last week, we gave away a $50 gift card to Famous Footwear.
Congratulations to Savings.com user Kristine_Parker! Kristine, I've sent you an email with all the details, but if you
haven't received a note by next Tuesday (the 3rd), send me a shout-out
One of my favorite beauty cliches is to never go to bed with a face full
of make-up. Washing your face before bed is absolutely essential in
keeping your skin looking healthy. If you only want to follow the bare
minimum, then I have two recommendations: wash your face daily and treat
yourself to a mask once a week. That's it. The trick is to find the
products that work for you.
Beauty can be a pain, and hair removal is no exception. Despite some of the horror stories I've heard about epilators, I was pretty excited when I received the Braun Silk-epil Xelle 5180 ($70). With summer now in full swing, I don't want to have to be shaving my legs every couple of days.
Now that summer is in full force, it's important to protect
yourself from the sun. Many commercial sunscreens contain
ingredients that can cause cancer, which I find to be totally
ironic. Choosing a natural sunscreen and following some sun
safety tips can help limit your risk for skin cancer.