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Beauty on a Budget: When To Buy

7 Sep

Hello Meebsies,

I have decided to start a Beauty on a Budget segment. Cause let’s be honest. Being a girl is expensive. A single visit to Sephora will set you back at least $30 bucks, that is if you only get one item. This post will be one of the few on tips to save money while still looking fabulous. ^O^

After personally experiencing a zero balance, and having to choose between lunch or Sephora, I have developed a system… well I guess more like tips.

Being a makeup lover doesn’t mean you have to go bankrupt.

It may seem like an odd thing to ask; when should you buy? Believe it or not, there are times to buy and times to not. Of course, you should always take advantage of SALES SALES SALES!!!

You can never go wrong with sales. This is a great way to stock up on old products or try out new ones. I always use sales to stock up on products I know I will be using for the rest of the year. Why not? I mean if you can buy something for $5 instead of $10. You just got two bottles of product for the price of one.

Another great time to buy are during PROMOTIONS.

I feel like promotions very understated compared to sales. Sales are always in your face. Lights flashing, neon signs glowing. However, promotions tend to be harder to find. Here are a few things you need to know about promotions vs. sales.

  • Promotions are usually seasonal or holiday based.
  • Promotions DO NOT always mean that the products will be cheaper.
  • Promotions are usually on a need to know basis.

Let me elaborate.

Promotions are commonly found at the beginning of the four seasons. They like to promote their new products according to that season’s current trend. Since fashion is always changing, they have to keep up as well. Promotions are also abundant during the holidays when they create special holiday themed products. So if you can, go shopping at the beginning of each season or a few days before/during holidays.

Unlike sales, promotions are more about getting new products out there for the public to preview. Most of the time, they will offer samples or goodies with your purchase. You may have to pay full price for your products, but in return they may give you $30 worth of new product samples. Due to this, many people tend to stray away from promotions because they don’t want to pay full price for their products. However, in another post, I will explain the pros to choosing promotions over sales. Sometimes promotions are things you can’t hold. They can be $5 off a $30 purchase, or something as simple as free shipping.

Promotions are not as well known as sales because in the end, this is a promotion. The company is trying to promote their products to a certain target group. A great way to get in on promotions is to sign up for their email newsletters. Whether you use your spam email or not, it only takes 5 seconds to sign up. Not only will you be the first to hear about promotions, but they may throw a few coupons your way as well. ^_^

In the end, it comes down to having patience. Don’t buy on impulse. Have faith in the shopping gods and they will eventually send you a sale or promotion your way. ^^

Just a FYI, being a Clinique fanatic. I heard about a promotion they are having at Nordstrom this Fall.  On Sep 13, they are giving away a bag of goodies if you spend I believe $30. Check it out. .^^

Thanks for reading

Check out the next post Beauty on a Budget: What To Buy.

Love,

Meebs

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
~ Erma Bombeck

Gold Glitter French Tipped Nails

4 Aug

Evening Meebsies,

How has the first day of your weekend been? I decided to do another nail tutorial. You may recognize the polishes I choose to use. ^_^ This look is really great. It may look like it takes forever to do, but it took me about 15-20 mins. Not only does it take minimal time, but it also lasts for a good 1-2 weeks without noticeable chipping. That’s the great thing about glitter tips. It’s great for formal events or for running everyday errands. I love putting a little bling bling on my nails for fun and to really make my nails stand out. This look can be worn alone, but there is nothing wrong with letting your creativity run wild. ^_^

You can watch my tutorial here:

 

Meebs

“Close your eyes and see the beauty.”

~Author Unknown

Simple & Easy Gradient Nails

26 Jun

Good Day Meebsies,

I hope you guys are having a great start to your summer. Today I managed to upload another nail tutorial. ^-^ I was able to get my camera back, so this video is much better than the last. I decided to do a really simple and easy gradient nail look. You don’t need any nail brushes or sponges for this look. Instead, all you need is nail polish. It looks great on short or long nails and literally takes 10 mins to do. ^^ Any noob can do it.

Check it out on my new YouTube Channel.

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All I used for this tutorial are Sinful Colors Nail Polishes

Here is what the final product looks like. ^^

Thanks for reading/watching. ^_^

Have an amazing day!

Much love,

Meebs

P.S.  Coming out with a massive haul video soon. Look out for it. >O<

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

~ Confucius

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