For The Best Mascara: To Dior or Drugstore?

For full, gorgeous, look-at-me lashes, Diorshow mascara from the Dior Beauty cosmetics line has been the last word in mascara, winning acclaim and accolades from Elle, In Style, and Allure – not to mention countless satisfied customers worldwide. Described by many devotees as the false-eyelash look minus the hassle, what sets Diorshow apart from other […]

Dove Go Fresh Body Mist, Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent: Product Review

What: Robin gives the new Dove go fresh Body Mist in Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent, $4.99, a spritz or two. The Lowdown: Put me in front of a fragrance line up and I’ll choose the cucumber and green tea scent every time. And it’s weird because I’m not even a big cucumber […]

Fashion Advice: How to Dress for a Conservative Evening Event and Still Have a Little Style

Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m the female dinner speaker for an evening black tie military event (I’m not military). The soldiers will be dressed in blues and I need to be comfortable. What do you suggest? Answer: The key to situations like this, when you’re speaking to a more conservative and traditional audience, is simple elegance. […]

Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-In Spray: Product Review

What: Robin spritzes her hair with a conditioning treat; Nexxus Humectress Luxe Ultimate Moisturizing Leave-In Spray, $9.99. The Lowdown: If you were constantly scrubbed, brushed and scalded with heating appliances, you’d want all the love you could get, right? That’s why I picked up the latest offerings from Nexxus. With coconut oil and honey extract, […]

Are You Too OLD for Leggings?

Dear Budget Fashionista, How old is too old to wear leggings? I recently found some cute babydoll tops at Kohl’s that would look great with them, but I feel like leggings would be trying way too hard. Plus I’m carrying some extra pounds! Any advice? Answer: You’re never too old to wear leggings, but you […]