Best Beauty Gift of the Season!

I have two girls. The older they get, the harder they are to buy for! I thought it would be a piece of cake to shop for their holiday gifts. Boy, was I wrong! I am more of a jeans and tee gal, so I am not well versed in what is fashionable for my girls. I hate how impersonal gift cards are. Sigh. … [Read more...]

Target Beauty Boxes are Back! Try Over $35 of New Products for Just $7

Target Beauty Boxes are back!! They are an awesome way to try out the top trends in beauty for just $7! Each box is chock-full of products and has a value of over $35! There are currently two boxes to choose from: Your New Basics and/or Total Hydration. Because these are a special offer at such a … [Read more...]

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm with Printable Labels

Today we have something fun AND extremely useful to make - DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm! With the cold, harsh winter weather we have here in Minnesota, I go through a LOT of lip balm! It's the only thing to protect it from the dry air and cold wind and to heal it if my lips do become dry or … [Read more...]

7 Summer Beauty Hacks

Hooray for summer!! The evening BBQs in the yard and weekend days by the pool and beach that seemed like a dream back in January are actually here!. By far, summer is my favorite season. Sure, I will complain when the days get too hot and humid, but I like them more than snow and ice any … [Read more...]

JLust by JLo from Jennifer Lopez is Here! Enter for a Chance to Try It

I'm a big fan of Jennifer Lopez and have been for a long time. I always have a feeling that I "know" her and I think that's because she reminds me so much of my sister-in-law! They do have the similarities that they are both puerto rican and born in the Bronx, but that's not it. It's that they are … [Read more...]

Get Straight and Silky Hair with this 3-in-1 Brush!

Do you have trouble straightening your hair?  Get instantly silky straight hair with this new 3-in-1 Brush on Amazon.  This detangling brush is also a ceramic iron straightener and an anion hair massager.   The Mannice hair straightener brush gives quick professional result of silky straight hair in … [Read more...]

Stay Stylish On-The-Go with this 20 Piece Makeup Brush Set

The secret to flawless looking makeup is using the proper brushes.  However, makeup brushes can be pretty expensive.  We've spotted this 20 Piece Makeup Brush Set discounted down to a nice price on Amazon making it the perfect starter brush set or gift idea.  You can choose from several gorgeous … [Read more...]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide – Ovation Hair Gift Set

I've never been brand loyal when it comes to hair products or even bought higher end salon quality brands. I have very long and thick hair and just never felt like I needed the pricier items. When Ovation Hair offered to send a hair care gift pack for me to review for the Thrifty Jinxy gift guide, I … [Read more...]

Creating Your Own Skin Story with L’Oreal Paris Revitalift

While it could be just luck, I credit good genes, avoiding the sun and a husband 7 years my junior as helping me maintain my skin looking younger than it is. That being said, I can’t rely on lucky and those other fortunate circumstances. I DO need some help. So I was happy to see where Revitalift … [Read more...]

Fashion Boost on a Budget

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to planning your seasonal wardrobe - Pantone is the go-to source to learn what colors will be on trend via their quarterly official color forecast. Not only do they predict the hot colors … [Read more...]