Monday, November 21, 2011

My New Favorite Thing...Lasting Nail Color At Home!

It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to doing your nails at home. I love manicures, but can rarely talk myself into affording them. Not to mention, nail polish rarely lasts when you have 2 kids.  Problem solved!!

Here are my nails on day 5:

I have had tons of compliments on them and everyone is shocked to know I did them myself.  Love that!  Who doesn't like a compliment?  :)

Step One:  Apply 2 - 3 coats of your favorite nail color.  In my case it's L.A. Colors, Color Crave from the Dollar Tree, $1.

Step Two:  Black crackle.  I only did 2 coats of the pink (wish I'd done 3, but time is an issue for me), and the following day I applied the black crackle.  In this case, it was one quick coat of Avon's Mosaic Effects Top Coat in Black.  I say quick because you'll need to apply the black coat pretty efficiently.  The reason being, it will start to shrink and "crackle" right away. $6

Tip - Use promo code CYBER2011 for FREE standard shipping on your Avon order!  :)

Step three: Clear coat, clear coat, clear coat.  I did one coat the day of and added another coat each day or two.  Free...this is an old, but still good, bottle of Wet n' Wild.  Usually, $1.

Here are my nails on day nine!! I've only had to touch up one tiny spot on my right hand, on day 7. Otherwise, I'm just adding clear coats in the evening. And remember, add the clear coat to the tip of the nail first, then strokes down the nail.

What else can I say? I love these nails! They were fast, easy, cheap, trendy and compliment worthy...what's not to love!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shop RedEnvelope For The Hottest Unique And Personalized Holiday Gifts!

Get holiday gifts at RedEnvelope. They are currently offering 10% off any order, 15% off $80 or more and 20% off orders over $125. RedEnvelope is a site that offers the cutest "unique and personalized gifts".

P.S.  Be sure to check out their "sale" page, there's some very cute stuff at budget friendly prices!  Happy Holidays!! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Holiday Card Survival Kit From Vistaprint For Only $4.99!

Order 20 Holiday Cards, 140 Labels and 1 Engraved Pen for only $4.99 from Vistaprint. Get a head start on sending out holiday cards this year. Choose from over a thousand designs and personalize with your own holiday greetings. Then, create custom return address labels to make sending your cards a breeze. Interested in adding a handwritten message in some of your cards? Don't forget to pick up your personalized engraved pen to make writing notes a breeze! Shipping not included, but shipping starts at $6.84.  I've ordered from Vistaprint in the past and they have high quality items at low prices!!

Check Out The New Printable Coupons For November 2011

Don't forget to check out the printable coupons for November.  With the holidays approaching, you'll want to print them early.  Many coupons have "caps" and once the cap is reached, the coupon is no longer available.  Be sure this doesn't happen to you.  :)

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I'm a married, stay-at-home mom to two kiddos in grade school. I love to save money as much as I like to make it! Coupons, thrift stores? Lead the way! But wait....there's more! I have a BBA from University of Oklahoma and I was a banker and an accountant before I became a domestic goddess!


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