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  • Go Green on a Budget Guide

    Website Review: Ideal Bite

    What: The Budget Ecoist takes a look at the website, Ideal Bite The Lowdown: The Ideal Bite website specializes in bite-sized ideas for light green living.  You can sign up to receive a daily bite-sized tip in your email or you can view the daily tip (and archive of tips) online. The Bottom Line: First, [...] Read More

    December 30, 2007 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    How to Make Chalkboard Pots

    These Pottery Barn pots are a measly $6. But why spend when you can make it yourself for free? You can even repurpose those old clay pots that your mother-in-law keeps sending you tomato plants in. How to Make Chalkboard Pots Get chalkboard paint from your local hardware store it runs between $9-$30 depending on [...] Read More

    December 29, 2007 by LyzL

  • Fashion + Style

    H&M Announces “Fashion Against Aids” Collection

    What: H&M is teaming up with designers and celebs for a “Fashion Against AIDS” collection, to be available in Feb. 2008. The Lowdown: A collection of t-shirts, tank tops and hoodies will debut at H&M in February, featuring a range of AIDS-related messages aimed at raising awareness about the disease. Celebrities on board include Rihanna, [...] Read More

    December 29, 2007 by Angela

  • Fashion + Style

    Beauty Trend: Matte Skin

    What: Buh-bye shimmer and shine. Welcome matte makeup! What the experts say: According to the December 2007 issue of Allure magazine, a more sophisticated 40s-inspired matte makeup trend is catching on. “This isn’t a heavy matte look that erases the features, though,” says makeup artist, Dick Page. “Everything is applied with a light hand so [...] Read More

    December 29, 2007 by Catherine

  • Beauty

    Beauty Advice: Tips for Deep Set Eyes

    Dear Budget Fashionista,  I have very deep-set eyes. What are some are tricks I can use to bring them out? Answer: To bring out deep-set eyes, apply eyeliner on both the lower and upper lash lines, making sure to smudge and soften the line. Apply a lighter shade of eye shadow from the eyelash to [...] Read More

    December 28, 2007 by Catherine