If you spend a buck on nail polish, you’re going to get what you pay for. But even spending more doesn’t always guarantee a decent finish that’ll hold up—and there’s nothing that’ll kill your style vibe quicker than busted up polish. We’ve always had good luck with OPI, which can be had for less than […]
Archives for January 2008
What: Robin uses Repelle Skin Shield Wand, $4.99, to keep her hair color on her roots and nowhere else.
Over at Craftster.org, one of the crafty members made a refrigerator scrabble board by taking her Scrabble board to the copy shop and color copying it and laminating it. She affixed magnets (you can find magnet tape at your local craft store between $2 and $3 for a roll) to the backs of the letters. […]
Marc Bouwer’s normal fare is usually out of reach for those of us scraping by on your average designer-free budgets (cocktail dresses from his Glamit! line, for example, retail for between $500 and $800, and couture pieces range into the thousands—yeah we don’t have any of those either). But his M by Marc Bouwer line […]
What: Robin attempts to erase her under-eye circles with Olay Definity Eye Illuminator, $28.99.
No one likes to do dishes, especially after a party. Plus, who has enough real dishes for a whole party anyway? Spice up your party with some stylish paper plates. These napkins from platesandnapkins.com are $4.95 for 20 and can be mixed with solid colors to extend the look. Consider just buying napkins in solid […]
Old discarded dining room chairs from your grandma Phyllis, or the one you snuck out of you neighbor’s trash (because who throws away this stuff?), can be quite the find if you know how to fix them up. Often, all they need is a coat of paint and some fabric to make them look brand […]
In the last week The Budget Ecoist broke a mustard yellow Calvin Klein plate and a pale lime green bowl. We’re not usually that clumsy, but it was a good week… We hate, hate, hate breaking dishes! It really annoys us to have a salad plate short of a set. But ever since we learned […]
Yesterday Liz Claiborneannounced that designer Isaac Mizrahi, the force behind the Isaac Mizrahi at Target.com line, is leaving Target to become the creative director of Liz Claiborne’s better-priced (read: expensive) women’s division. What does this mean for thoses on a budget? The End of the Isaac Mizrahi for Target line. While we can all agree […]