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  • Reviews

    Product Review: Mineral Makeup on a Budget

    “SOME PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” What: Angela wades through some of the mineral makeup offerings from the drug store beauty aisle. The Lowdown: Make-up marketers are savvy folks—and so anyone who makes regular visits to the beauty aisle knows there’s always something new being touted. These days? It’s mineral make-up—and plenty of the [...] Read More

    December 6, 2007 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Daily Deal: Monif C. Annual Insane Sale

    What: The annual Insane Sale at Monif C., with this week’s featured item, the convertible dress for curvy fashionistas. The Lowdown: There’s nothing more budget-friendly than a dress that can be worn multiple ways, and that you can pick up on sale—it’s a deal-finder’s coup. The Marilyn convertible dress is regularly $195 but is marked [...] Read More

    December 5, 2007 by Angela

  • The Best Coupons + Deals

    Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: World Shopper’s Bag

    What: A roomy, structured shopping tote of tough woven plastic, emblazoned with a fun array of retro travel stickers and luggage tags. Who to Get it For: Any power shopper, a traveler that tends to go overboard on purchasing souvenirs. Buy It: for $13.99 @ Target Target.com [...] Read More

    December 5, 2007 by Angela

  • Fashion Advice: Budget Rain Boots

    Dear Budget Fashionista, I live in Portland, OR and it rains here…. ALOT… I desperately need a pair of stylish Rain Boots, but I don’t want to spend over $50. Any suggestions? Answer: $50 for a pair of Rain Boots? Girl…. Thanks to Target, there’s absolutely no reason to pay more than $20 for a [...] Read More

    December 4, 2007 by TBF

  • Guide to Decorating Your Home on a Budget

    Holiday Style: Budget Goblets

    I had a party this weekend with wine and appetizers. Of course, I wanted it to be a classy affair, so no plastic goblets. I hate the dingy look of paper or plastic cups, so I often mix real glasses with paper plates. It gives the party a classy look, but also makes it functional [...] Read More

    December 4, 2007 by TBF