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It’s been awhile, so I thought I would let you know of a few fabulous drugstore products I am currently obsessed with: CVS Essence of Beauty brush cleaner-I am a stickler for sanitation on my makeup tools, particularly my eyeliner brushes . This spray-on, wipe off cleaner is only about six bucks, smells nice, and […]

December 30, 2009

So I have been examining mass market brands with a fresh new eye towards what I could recommend to the Truly Frugal or the Truly Broke or a little bit of both. We are also branching into the prom market (more on that later this week) and I want to be able to tout allowance-friendly […]

March 7, 2009


I am really hair impaired, so I asked my friend Liz Carter of The Rustic Pear to give us some of her expert advice. (She loves to do on location wedding hair so give her a call! 513 312 5005)Liz, take the floor- Saving money on hair….first of all…I don’t recommend many drug store products..there […]

March 5, 2009

This was sugggested to me as a new feature-how to stay looking fabulous even when many of us have had to cut our beauty budgets. One of my friends who favors department store products even asked me to shop CVS with her to attempt to find good relacements for her favorite products.Before you even step […]

March 4, 2009


I was just telling a client the other day that I rarely use mass market brands on brides because they don’t tend to be as long wearing as prestige products, but I do have a few things I just couldn’t live without:-Almay eye makeup remover pads;I like the moisturizing version. Super cheap, gentle, and they […]

January 9, 2008

Okay, first a disclaimer-I worked at Saks for over eight years so I have definitely sampled the most expensive lines out there, both skincare and makeup. That said, I will admit to being a bit of a snob, but I do also think there are products found in department store that would be more at […]

May 23, 2007


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