Nails

Another week, and another nail job done! This nail polish is from Marc Jacobs, which was kind of a splurge item for the initial price ($18). But I will be wearing this polish more than once and that alone saves me money by not getting my nails done at a salon.

Marc Jacobs: Warm Blue:

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You can find this product at sephora, if you want to save money purchasing and you are a sephora VIB member then wait until their November VIB event and save 20% !

Also purchase a discounted giftcard ahead of time to save more! And check cash back websites for additional savings!!

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Cheaper Alternative ~ makeup brushes

I’ve been watching Youtube videos on like for years to get tips and tricks for applying makeup. Let me tell you every Youtuber I’ve watched uses such expensive makeup brushes! And they make you think that without these expensive brushes your makeup will not apply well. I have been using Sedona lace brushes for years but recently the foundation brush has been shedding so much that I knew it was time to replace it. Instead of going out and purchasing a $25-$40 brush I went to local TJ Maxx and Ocean state Job lot in search of some cheaper alternatives and I’m so glad I did!

At TJ Maxx I found this ibeauty brush for $7.99. It looks very similar to a Artis makeup brush that retails for over $50 for one brush. I thought for sure at the cheaper price it would feel harsh on my skin (it was in packaging so I could feel it before I purchased). I was wrong! This is so smooth to the touch! I’ve used it to apply foundation several times and it works like a dream.  I’ve never heard of this brand before but I am very happy with this purchase!!

ibeauty foundation brush

 

I couldn’t help but grab  a makeup palltete as well from BH Cosmetics for just $9.99. The powders are going to be for highlighting, contouring and blushes. Great price for 3 different jobs. I’ve tried these and really like how they apply and wear on my skin.

Makeup pallette

At Ocean State I picked up a package of 4 brushes for just $6.99. The packing didn’t have a brand on it really but they work well for foundation and concealer application and they were less than $2 a piece.

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I’m really glad I tried I all of these cheaper alternatives. I know sometimes prices are lower because the quality of the product is lower, but I lucked out and found some great items and saved loads by not buying the higher end products.

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Fall Boots Sale

I Love this time a year when all the new fall boots come out in stores. I have found a bargain on a few and I know there are even more deals out there!!

Fall boots

Ways that I have saved:

Old Navy  – open a store card receive and look for sales with 40% off your purchase, otherwise 30% off !

Charming Charlie – if you have signed up to be a rewards member than you received a coupon for$20 off 70!

CC is by far one of my favorite places to shop! Check out my other posts for ways I saved at this store!

Charming Charlie Spring Haul

Retail round up: Charming Charlie, New York & Company, Old Navy, GAP

TJMaxx – purchase a discounted giftcard from this website to buy discounted giftcards, up to 20% off already bargain prices

DSW – look for coupons in the mail, such as $20 off a $49 purchase

I know there are a ton more retailers with fall boots and sales going on! These are just some good ones I wanted to point out!!

P.S. if you going to shop online always check cashback websites first! My favorite is TopCashBack

P.S.S. Another great way to save is through discount giftcards. I’ve saved over 20% just by purchasing a giftcard online and then shopping in store!

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HALLOWEEN DIY ~ snapchat filter

Halloween DIY costume snapchat filterI have been seeing quite a few snapchat filter makeup tutorials online recently and it gave me the idea that it would make a great Halloween costume! I decided to try to craft the flower and butterfly filters. So off I went to Michaels craft store for some supplies.

All I needed was some flowers (tried to pick out ones similar to what you would see on the filter), butterflies, twigs and spray paint.

michaels craft supplies

First I spray painted the butterflies to give them the most time to dry.

spray painted butterflies

Then i bent the twigs into the shape of my head. Took two twigs for each head piece.

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Then i added flowers to two of the head bands.

Finally I twisted on the butterflies to the 3rd headpiece

These were the final products and I’m really excited about how they turned out!!

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In total I spent $34 but I have a ton of spray paint left over and I made three head bands not just one!

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Nails done!

I love saving time and money each week by painting my own nails rather than going to a salon.

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This weeks color is by essie ‘Sand Tropez‘ and on top I used the Orly matte top coat. Love the way it came out!! the matte top coat is perfect for this fall weather

sand tropez essie nails

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