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Nail Polish Restoration

I do not believe in nail polish expiration dates. Microbes typically cannot survive in polish, and the period after opening number on some nail polish bottles is merely a formality. … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

First In First Out: A Numbering System to Use Beauty Products Before They Expire

Deal shoppers love a nice GWP. We also tend to love ways to sample items for a decent price through subscription boxes, favorite sets, limited edition boxes, and any kit that gives us more … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips For Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Julep

Julep makes my favorite nail polish. It is a five-free polish that is long-lasting and comfortable on my nails. Most of my Julep manicures go about a week before chipping. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips for Getting the Best Deal When Shopping Beauty.com or Drugstore.com

How do you get the best deal at Beauty.com and Drugstore.com? Deal stacking at Beauty.com is less complicated, but it is possible at Drugstore.com with a little effort. I’ve never seen a … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tips for Getting the Best Deal When Shopping at Sephora

How do you get the best deal at Sephora? Sephora is DisneyWorld for makeup lovers. As someone who probably loves Disney more than makeup, I do not say that lightly. … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

How to Decipher Dates on Beauty Products and Some Free Samples

Dates printed on beauty products without clear terms before or after are confusing . Sometimes, they are manufacture dates. Other times, they are expiration dates. There are times when numbers look like a date, … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Finding My Perfect Skincare Regimen and Helping My Dry Skin Survive the Winter

I got into the skincare game late in life. Prior to age 33, I had never used a traditional serum. Essence was not introduced until very recently at 35. Though … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 6 Comments

How To Clean Lipstick and Is This Lipstick Moldy or Sweating?

What are those dots on your lipstick?  If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’ve probably Googled it looking for more information. Unless your Google skills are superior to mine, your … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 6 Comments

Getting the Most From Your Skincare

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably a deal shopper. Some people confuse deal shoppers with people who will buy anything as long as it is on the sale. While … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

If you’re like me, you’ve invested in quality makeup brushes.  Lousy brushes must be replaced more often, and they usually waste more product than higher quality brushes.  High end makeup with cheap … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Do Cosmetic Foils Expire, and When Do Cosmetics Expire if They’re Full or Sample Sized?

You’ve scored a great gift with purchase, hit the sample mother load or bought items in bulk to get the best possible deal.  Can you use all the products before … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Getting the Best Deal

How do I get the best deal? This is a question I see often. Sometimes it is directed toward specific retailers. Other times it is more of a general probing. … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 9 Comments