Sunday, January 31, 2016

Homemade Makeup

Homemade Makeup: The Complete Guide To Making Amazing Organic Makeup At Home For Your Skin And Body - Includes 33 All-Natural Makeup Recipes (Healthy Recipes, Simply Homemade Books) was a free kindle book when this post was written.

Homemade Makeup

The Complete Guide To Making Amazing Organic Makeup At Home For Your Skin And Body – Includes 33 All-Natural Makeup Recipes

There are so many chemicals in the makeup and beauty products that are on the market today and we are putting them on our skin. You no longer have to worry about covering your skin with these harmful makeup and beauty products just so that you can look your best.

This book is going to give you everything that you need to know so that you never have to go buy a bottle of chemicals to put on your skin, hair or teeth ever again. From the top of your head to the bottom of your feet this book contains every recipe you will ever need to ensure you are able to make all of the beauty products and makeup that you need with natural ingredients right in your home.

By the time you finish this book you are going to know how to make your own shampoo, conditioner, Hairspray, mousse, foundation, blush, eye shadow, lipstick, body butter, deodorant and so much more. Everything you will ever need to know about creating your own chemical free natural makeup is in this book.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Put On Your Red Shoes...

I love red shoes of any kind. They just look cool and these are the best pair to have. Go with jeans perfectly.

                                                Everyone should have a pair of Red Shoes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Flannel Sheet To Pajama Pants DIY

What do you do when your Puggle chews a hole in one of your most warm and favorite flannel sheets? You make warm and comfortable pajama pants out of it!! Great way to save some money. You can get a couple of pair out of the full sheets.

It is super easy to do.

Take the clean flannel sheet and lay it out. I always use the edge as the bottom of the pants so that I do not have to hem. Makes these even quicker to make.

Take your favorite pair of pajama pants that you already have and lay them down on the part that you already have folded in half. Those are your pattern. Cut two out. Do it to where the sewing down the pants leg is on the inside.

 Sew both "legs" and then put one leg, turned right side out, inside the other one - sew down the middle (crotch) .

 Pull the leg out of the other one and turn down about an inch at the top for the waistband. Sew around and leave an open place for the elastic to go in. Sew it all together and finish off the opening.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sale On The Latest Trends

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Trends are great, but they tend to come and go. That's why I’m super-excited to tell you about ModCloth's latest sale on perpetually chic pieces! Over the next four days (ending 1/21), you can save 25% off when you shop looks that are always in fashion. You’ll be able to rock these marvelous must-have style staples for years to come. So don't wait -- shop their sale today and get 25% off your soon-to-be faves!

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Couple of Sneaky Money Saving Tips!!

Okay, now this might sound ridiculous to some people, but I have a sure fire way to save money when clothes shopping. If you are uncertain of something, or are simply trying to fend off buyer's remorse, simply try it on in the dressing room (obviously lol) and snap a picture of you wearing it.

This particular act works for me because once I have a picture of me in the pretty outfit, I feel less inclined to actually buy the outfit. Kind of a weird tip, but it might work for you, too!

Another tip is for you Kohl's shoppers! If you are a frequent Kohl's shopper, you are likely aware of their incredible return policy; no return date, can be returned whenever with tags attached, and sometimes you don't even need the receipt if you use a debit card to purchase clothing items. I know people who buy clothes there all the time and return them a few months later, with the tags still attached because the tags are generally attached to the inside of the clothes. So, new outfit, get your money back! Crazy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Get Warm!

It is very cold here now. Single digits. So if you are cold check out the thrift stores and flea markets for some very cool vintage coats. Some really cool ones that are very stylish and low cost. Loving the 1940's style ones that I have seen. Most of them are wool and very warm!!! Will last forever if you take care of them and keep the moths off of them.

Giving Up On My Hair? Maybe , Maybe Not!

I am old enough and I like to think secure enough to realize when something is not working and not going right. My hair has given me problems for a few years now. I have been sick and it has gotten my hormones all messed up so my hair just will not grow. I am tired of it so I am giving up the worry I am putting into it and I ordered one of these neat ( and low cost) Clip On Ponytails.I ordered one of them last week and haven't gotten it yet, but I want to order another one that is kind of shorter and curlier. An easy way to have some style while I wait on my hair to decide to grow. Cost a lot less than going to hair stylist or doctor every week.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Winter Sale

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Thrifting For Uniques!

You can find anything and everything thrifting!

Anyone that comes into your home will be asking you where you got your cool items!

Keep your eyes open for all the neat things.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

DIY Lavender Green Tea Face Mask

I've really become quite obsessed with natural DIY skin remedies and beauty concoctions as of late. But, it's a healthy obsession! Not only are they easier on the wallet, but they are safer. You know exactly what you are putting into your homemade products and don't need to worry about extra unnecessary ingredients, whose names you can't even pronounce. Generally, the bare essentials are really all that you need to get better skin and to become an overall healthier human being. 

A little back story: last year, I broke out with my first really horrible bout of contact dermatitis..RIGHT on my face. It was seemingly never ending, leaving me depressed and slightly disfigured for many months. I eventually overcame that embarrassing debacle, but not without suffering frustratingly persistent scars along my jaw and lower cheeks,. After many visits to my dermatologist, my face does look A LOT better and my scars have improved a bit as well.  However, they are still visible and any amount of visibility leaves me feeling insecure at times. I also suffer a bit from hyper-pigmentation, as a result of the dermatitis. So, I do what I can. 

Unfortunately, store bought skin care and beauty products are so pricey, as are repetitive trips to the dermatologist. So, upon doing some research, I found that green tea, chock full of antioxidants, is great for anti-inflammatory purposes and fading fine lines (great combatant against hyper-pigmentation!). I also learned that lavender is pretty fantastic at healing up scars, when applied topically! So, hence the face mask. I'm going to try to use it every night, in conjunction with my Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal face gel wash (vitamin C is also great at fading scars and sun damage!) from here on out. Hopefully, it works for me.. and you, too!

Lavender Green Tea Face Mask
1 tablespoon honey

2 tea bags of 100% pure green tea (i used decaffeinated)

4 drops lavender essential oil

*I tripled this AND THEN added about 1/2 tablespoon of water, so as to dilute it better and make it easier to spread on face*

Mix altogether in a glass bowl and then simply add to a jar! I would recommend applying to your face in a circular motion, allowing the green tea leaves to gently exfoliate your face. Once applied, allow it to sit on your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse. It left my face feeling nice and soft, and it looked more even and fresh! Not only that, but the lavender smells amazing and is super relaxing! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 3, 2016


I have a few pair of leggings in different colors and even denim ones. I am so happy when I find something to wear with them because they are so comfortable. I found this on $1.00 rack at consignment shop. I think it has an 1980's look to it. Looks awesome with leggings. A pair of black boots finishes off the look.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

I know, I know. Christmas was over a week ago and I'm just now posting about this. I've been very busy, but better late than never (you can steal them for next year!)! In this post, I will be sharing the DIY gifts I made for Christmas.  More importantly, how they saved me money. And, how making things from the heart can mean the most! :)

Below is pictured the DIY heating pad (top) and DIY bath salts (bottom) I made. I was strapped for cash, but I wanted to make my mom and grandma both something special.  For the heating pad, all you need is a bag of rice, two decorative washcloths(not the super tiny ones..use bigger washcloths as they can fit more rice in them and make for a more appropriate size), and ribbon. To begin, find a flat surface. Lay out both washcloths, one on top of the other, decorative sides faced down so that they will show once the heating pad is finished. Pour enough rice onto the washcloth so that you can tie up the ends of the innermost washcloth (the one on top) with ease, and without tons of rice falling out. Then wrap the other washcloth around, to better insure that rice cannot fall out. Tie off the ends with ribbon. I would suggest heating in the microwave in 30 second increments. :)

For the bath salts, all you will need is 100% pure epsom salts (I think I used a 1 pound carton), 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Simply mix together in a glass bowl. Then, place in pretty little glass jars. I used a Christmas gift tag and leftover ribbon for the label.

*All things needed for the heating pads were found at Dollar general.. the bag of rice was $3 and I still have plenty left over to eat. Package of five different colors of ribbon was $1. Wash cloths were $1 a piece. All ingredients for the bath salts were found in my kitchen. :)


Look around you when you are thrifting. There might be some crazy things that are meant for one thing ,but could be used for something else. Like, baskets for purses. Camera cases and thermos cases are a great way to get a vintage style purse. When I was a teen, hmmm a long time ago, I had taken an Army "butt" pack and put a shoulder strap on it. It was my favorite purse. Not sure what happened to it. Moved too many times. I would still be using it, if I had it.

Look around and be creative!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Knick Knack Patty Wacks...

Sorry about the title, but when I was wanting to write this that was going thru my head. LOL

Wishing I have a bigger house now with nothing but shelves in it for all of the knick knacks that I seen at thrift store the other day! Really cool way to decorate a house on a frugal budget. Vintage knick knacks and pottery. You can find some really neat items for very little money. Your home can be as stylish as your wardrobe and thrifty!


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