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
Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a question! I’m a college senior about to embark on interviews, then hopefully a job – even a career if I’m lucky. 😉 I live in tennis shoes with arch supports in them because I have really bad feet, and so far I have barely found any nice, adult-looking shoes […]
What: Robin uses Repelle Skin Shield Wand, $4.99, to keep her hair color on her roots and nowhere else.
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.
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 […]
Sunburst mirrors are quite the rage and quite expensive. Home by Sunset offers a how-to for creating your own from a $7 lazy susan from Ikea (it is called Snubba and is not available online). The DIY network also offers this how-to for making a Papier Mache sunburst mirror. It seems more complicated than the […]
You might think it’s old fashioned, that you’re too haute and hip for them, but truly there’s nothing more timeless than a string of pearls. Before you go out to purchase yours, here are some tips to follow: 1. Decide on the type of pearl you want. The three basic types of pearls are cultured, […]