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Beauty Favorites of 2014

It just wouldn’t be right to not round out the new year with all the beauty products I loved last year. There was a lot of makeup! And most of it was awesome! I’ve collected, curated, and narrowed down what I think is worth your hard earned money.

Check out all the products in the video!

Frugalista Blog best of beauty 2014

November Favorites and a Holiday Giveaway

You do not want to miss this giveaway. It includes my favorites things; Downton Abbey and Little House on the Prairie. And makeup. Always makeup. Also, see what products I was loving this November.

 

Frugalista Blog November Favorites

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Huge Beauty Haul and a Holiday GIVEAWAY

I’m starting to get in the holiday spirit folks.

My house isn’t decorated  and I haven’t bought all the Gingerbread Cookie scents at Yankee Candle – yet, but I sure am getting excited.

I’m cleaning up my house, I’m purging things we don’t need anymore, I’m doing stretching exercises and deep lunges to fit into my Christmas Sweater onesie.

I have also been shopping. And trolling the beauty websites for what is going to be the best and greatest beauty product extravaganza selection womankind has ever known.

Frugalista Blog Beauty Haul Benefit Giveaway Surprise,

I might need to tone it down just a bit, what do you think?

Well, get your peppermint mocha, sit your butt down and watch this video. Then come on back and enter to win something super duper special. That’s right. I said ‘super duper’.

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Drugstore Haul and the latest frugal finds!

Frugalista-Blog-drugstore-haul-video-featuring-Target-Rimmel-Milani-and-more.

It’s time for another round of What I Found At the Drugstore!

I am always on the hunt for goodies. I’ve got new things from Milani shadows, Rimmel lipstick, Sonia Kashuk and more.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already done so. Let me know if you’ve found anything recently you love too.

Purple eye shadow- a tutorial for green eyed beauties!

Frugie Blog presents How to make Green Eyes Stand Out

Whether or not you have green eyes, this is a pretty tutorial to wear a shadow that’s NOT taupe. Which, let’s be real, is what I wear ALL THE TIME.

If you’re in a rut or need some tips to make your eyes stand out, or how help wearing shadow on mature eyes (ahem, the ones that droop!), then you might like this.

Feel free to leave me your comments and share with your friends and click the little ‘thumbs up’ button by the video. Thank you!!

 

Smokey Eye Tutorial (for those over 40) or anyone who doesn’t want to look like a hooker

 

An easy smokey eye tutorial 40 year olds

It’s been ages since I’ve posted a makeup tutorial so I’m excited to give you this one! Sorry brother. I know these bore you. Maybe next week I’ll blog about something controversial that will entertain you.

 

Okay, down to business. I have been asked by a few of you who want to know how to put on eye shadow. It’s a lot easier than you think. You can do this. And a lot of tutorials on YouTube are of twenty somethings and their winged out eyeliner. I don’t do that very well. Despite my efforts.

And since everyone and their cousin does a smokey eye, I thought I would give you the tools of creating that look for yourself. And not looking like you pulled an all nighter with Keith Richards.

Enjoy!

Drugstore and Ulta Haul!

Check out all my latest makeup goodies I bought from the drugstore. There’s lots of new products out there and I’m navigating through some of them.

Some are hot, and some are not so hot. I give you the scoop in my latest video:

click on the picture to go to the video. Enjoy!

Drugstore Haul video

 

PMS Haul- Video

For any of you not familiar with the YouTube lingo, a haul is when people go shopping and show their viewers what they bought.

Well, here’s a ‘haul’ video I made for you. It’s not make up and fashion- trust me.

Happy Holidays. Frugie Style.

I don’t know about you, but the holidays can suck the living poo out of me. The final few days leading up to Christmas Eve are exhausting. If you’ve ever had to build a Playmobil Pirate Ship of 1200 pieces, your sanity will be tested. So will your sobriety. Waiting until those kids are asleep can’t come fast enough on the eve of baby Jesus’ birth.

You slip Benadryl in to their cocoa and tiptoe into the gift hiding area, do the gift thing, stockings, drink the milk, take a few bites of cookie to prove to the kids all that Santa jazz, then crawl into bed to have your youngest be up in your nose by 5 am anxious to peek under the tree.

The next 16 hours will be a blur of gift wrap, those plastic carton things that cut like a shiv, the zip ties that require hedge trimmers to open…the cooking, the drinking, the coping with family. At about 9 pm you can barely keep your eyes open. If the hubs comes anywhere near to your vicinity, you want to cut a bitch. So here’s my solution-

Think of this as my living Christmas card. From me to you.

 

 


 

A Tutorial on Spanx*

*Or, how to stuff your muffin top into a Lycra tube.

Listen ladies (and men, cuz there is SPANX for men out there, but let’s pretend we didn’t know that), it’s not that hard. I’ve been wearing SPANX for years.

Yes, it’s a fancy name for a girdle. Yes, it’s not cheap to buy at Nordstrom. HOWEVER, it’s a helluva lot more comfortable than the old fashioned girdles of the 50s. I don’t know this personally. I’m only 40. But I can only guess since back then, the fabric didn’t ‘breathe’ a whole lot.

So yes, SPANX can be uncomfortable. Yes, SPANX can be hot in summer. And yes, there is that weird crotch hole in some. I will explain more on that later. BUT- it does slim, trim and whittle you down under clothes. I don’t care what size you are- the point is to be smooth and bulge-free under your clothes.

So if you are bulging out over your pants, or your back fat over your bra- then you’re wearing the wrong garment. Everyone’s complaint about Spanx is that it just pushes the fat to a different place. Well, that’s not entirely true. You need to push the fat IN and spread it OUT under the steel clad grip of the garment.

Oh and just a side note- the crotch hole is only for peeing. Not for pooping or sex. Just don’t go there.

I’ll demonstrate. Please sit back and enjoy this lengthy movie I made for your viewing pleasure. It’s like an infomercial. A little redundant, not as long, and DEFINITELY way more entertaining.

And I was not endorsed by SPANX at all in the making of this video. But I gotta say, if Sara Blakely wants to come and deliver me a truckload of these things, I’m her gal. Yes- I put SPANX on in the video.  You’ll see.  Have I NO SHAME?

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