I am a fashion girl. I have had my nails done for a year now. I know I am addicted. I am also addicted to having a reason to get out of the house and get a little bit of me time. It is worth the $15 for the fill. I have been looking at the nail art forever. I just can’t justify the expense of the design. I had a bit of inspiration from my daughter. she puts stickers on everything. I decided sticker on my nails would be perfect. The question I had was will they last? Do they look good? Can I do them myself?
The answer is they are so easy to apply. Yes, I did them myself. I found that if you put on clear polish on the top then they stay. The picture above is my nails after a week . I have a crazy life with three kids and I type all the time. The kiss stickers lasted! I love them. You can grab them off amazon or at walmart! They look so good my husband asked how much they cost in that I am going to get on your case kinda of voice. I told him the whole pack was under $5.00 and I have enough for three or four more applications. He just smiled. I guess the deal blogger wins this round! The nail polish is OPI Yodel Me On My Cell. Try it just know you can remove them with nail polish remover.
I decided to try to color my hair again by myself. I selected feria shade 41. The photograph above is of my hair that I had professional dyed. I had highlights. It has been a couple of month. I am sure like many of you this month money is tight. I think back to school should be bank draining month. I have a lot grey hair which I attribute to my type A personality and my children’s ability to create a tornado within minutes of their arrival. I have colored by hair over the years but I had never tried feria before. This dye is made by Loreal paris.
It said you needed to leave it in for 25 minutes which had me a little worried since my grey hairs are very tough to dye. I even did 27 minutes just in case.I was right the colored didn’t penetrate them. I believe that my hair has a nice texture and it doesn’t smell. I was not happy with the overall color. The color also remained on some places on my scalp. I had to rewash my hair to get it out. I wasn’t happy with the way the color deposited on my hair. It was cheaper than my normal hair routine but I think I am going to save up to go back to my professional hair dresser because it didn’t cover my grey. I am aware that red is hard to do and that my hair is pretty dark so I wasn’t expected the color on the box but I was expected better results. I would suggest Feria if you do not have grey hairs.
You can see my hair color last week in this video Designer dresses for less. I was dressed by the stars of Project Runway.
I promised I would show you what I bought during my project Runway and Lifetime shopping spree. I was so excited to be at Lord and Taylors in New York City with some of the cast of Project Runway. I love dresses. I can’t help myself you always look like a lady in a dress. They are easy to wear and affordable. I ran to the sales rack. I know that at Lord and Taylors they always have great dresses and I could find a couple on my tight budget of $200. I do need to add I was given a 25% off VIP card to help. Do you know what you get when you give a “deal blogger” a coupon and a gift certificate. You need to watch the video below to see how many dresses I bought and how much money I spent. I can tell you I was so excited by my purchases that I have planned places so I can wear them! If you want to read about my Project Runway Experience.
Do you have problems with keeping stinky items out of your travel bag? I happen to find the perfect solution, the Silver Edge Gear Silver Lined Waterproof Bag . I have a green bag for sneakers… and they are amazing! This will save you from the odors of your shoes, which is perfect especially if you’re traveling or of course whenever you have to change after a gym workout. These bags are lined with silver to contain the stench of any item that you place inside it, that way making your bags or other clean clothes stench free!
I love to travel. It seems that my bag is often heavier than I am. I usually look like I am traveling with three friends based on the amount of things I bring and the size of my bag. I gave myself a challenge. It was to go away for 4 days and 3 nights and only bring my purse, brief case and this tiny suitcase. I was able to accomplish my goal my husband was in such shock he kept asking where my real bag was.
This is what I did to insure I had everything I needed and nothing I didn’t need. I packed my underwear first. I can’t leave home without those what would happen if there was an accident and I had dirty underwear. Then I looked at what I was going to be doing while I was in Chicago. I had a business conference, shopping, and three nights on the town to pack for. I decided the easiest thing to do was wear dresses. I packed 5 dresses and one pair of jeans and one pair of shorts and one set of pjs. I packed two shirts, a bathing suit, and 5 pairs of shoes. I wore the largest pair of shoes on the plane. I then packed up all my make up and hair care items in a plastic bag. I rolled my clothes so they fit easier and stuck my make up stuff in plastic bags in my shoes. I made sure to pack similar color stories so my shoes matched everything as did my purse. I always bring my metallic shoes because they match everything! I made sure my dresses could go from day to evening with a change of shoes. I packed so well I didn’t even wear all of the clothes I brought and I had space to bring back a couple of items.
I am traveling and my favorite thing to bring is flip-flops. I say grab a pair or several for your next trip. They are inexpensive and fashionable. They are super easy to take on and off to go through security at the airport. The best part about flip flops is they are easy to fit. They are also in fact on clearance right now. I snagged my blue flip-flops for $20.00 and my gold ones for $16.00. They are so cute and comfy and they are easy to pack. I was surprised at how well they look with jeans, shorts, and dresses. I know that walking around the city of Chicago is made bearable because I am wearing comfy and adorable flip-flops.