Sunday, January 23, 2011

spontaneous sunday

so it's been awhile...

i wish i had something wonderful and gorgeous to show you.  best i can come up with today is that i matchy-matched my fingernails and lipstick today.  that's not really earth-shattering, though.

so i'll give you these two money saving tidbits instead:

1 - ideeli - ho. ly. cow. this place is amazing!  they've got FABULOUS clothes - name brands, y'all, like betsey johnson, d&g, marc jacobs, true religion - for A. MAZE. ING prices.  i have seen wool coats for $24, dresses for $8, d&g denim for $99 (it's all relative, keep that in mind).  the sales vary, and once they're gone, they're gone.  but the deals are absolutely spectacular.  i have not ordered anything yet, because my funds do not allow shopping for fun right now.  however, they have a huge following, and a secure website.  the site is by invitation only, but i'm a nice person, and i'm going to give each of my readers an INVITE!!!  sign up here, and tell friends.  when you tell a friend and they purchase from ideeli, you get rewards!  it does not get any better than that!

2 - Kiss nails - y'all.  keep in mind that i went to cosmetology school (for a while) and that means i had to take nail classes.  i used to spend TONS of money getting my nails did at the salons for a long time - $45 for a full pink and white set, $25 every other week to fill.  and then there's the nail polish addiction.  i love my nails.  i love french tips, moon tips, solid colors, designs, you name it.  last weekend, we were planning a girls' night and i wanted something new and different with my nails.  luckily, i have an amazing friend, and L bought me the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in houndstooth (yay!) for christmas.  i considered doing this for girls' night, but since my outfit was black and gold, the black and white really didn't work.  so i went to the wally world, looking for french tip guides in a chevron shape.  i didn't find any :(  but i DID find these nails.  y'all.  these are NOT your Lee Press Ons.  the ones i got came with a pink acrylic gel glue, and after i glued my fingers together (ouch) and finally got them on my fingernails - not the easiest task in the world, but still SOOOOO much easier than painting tips - they looked FAB. U. LOUS.  and better still, they lasted for a week, just like the box said.  the color tips didn't chip or anything.  after a few days, though, i got bored, so i painted them.  no biggie there, either.  when it was time to take them off, i had some trouble, though.  the polish came off and the nails still looked great.  it took me almost an hour of soaking in acetone nail polish remover and lots of prying and peeling, but i finally got them off.  my nails were in ROUGH shape afterwards, though.  there is, supposedly, a Kiss nail remover, but i have yet to find it here in stores.  so it's not something i'd do all the time, like going to the salon, but it's something i know i can and will do in the future.  and if i ever find the remover and it works better than the acetone, i'll totally be doing the nails more often.  people had NO IDEA they were from walmart.  you couldn't tell.  they look just like salon nails!!!  best five bucks EVER.  oh, yeah, did you get that?  five bucks.  beat THAT.

so there's your spontaneous sunday.  what amazing beauty deals have you found lately?

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