Walmart Terra & Sky Line

Has anyone bought this Walmart clothing line before?

I had such high hopes when I saw them on Walmart dot com. I bought three to try. At $6 each.

I was expecting them to only last a season, like any other fast fashion brand. Yet, to my surprise, they only lasted through one wear and one wash. And I didn’t even put them in the dryer. I was looking to replace my Old Navy and Maurice’s basic tees, that are well over a year old. Slightly faded, but no pills whatsoever. Nothing like these pieces that are ready for the trash. Sure I cN sure a sweater shaver, but who wants to bother with that every time you wash and wear them. I wouldn’t even bother with that with cheap sweaters.

Oh Walmart! Walmart! I have not bought your clothing in years, but I decided to give you another try after seeing so many YouTube sponsored videos claiming how your clothing has become top notch.

I bought three different colors.
All were worn and washed once.

And here is a picture of the fabric tab.

60% cotton and 40% recycled Polyester. I think we found the issue here. I know fast fashion has been trying to limit their carbon footprint, but this is not the first item that I have bought made from recycled fabrics that has been a fail. I had a purse once that fell apart after a couple weeks that was made from recycled materials.

I suppose I can recycle these tees as hair towels or car rags… maybe they will work for that.

Vintage Beauty Products

I have been watching a lot of vintage YouTube videos, which has inspired me to dig out some of the vintage products that I have in my collection.

I’m fascinated that there are still a group of vintage beauty products that are still as popular as they were, back in the days..

These are some of the items I still enjoy.

•Nivea Skin cream

NIVEA SKIN CREAM

This was first introduced back in 1911.

It was the first oil to water skin cream on the market.

I read that Marilyn Monroe used it daily to keep her skin soft and glowy.

The smell is what has always captivated me.

I wish they made a candle that smelled like it. People either love or hate it.

I adore it and will walk into the bathroom to open it for a whiff or two sometimes.

I was first introduced to Nivea cream in the forth grade.

My mom used it on her legs and it would smell up the bathroom.

The smell is a strong floral.

It leaves a rich dewy finish to your skin.

Great for your legs and feet!

Slather your feet with it before bed and wake up with very happy feet.

Back in the forth grade I use to put it on my hands before walking to school in the winter time.

The formula is said to be different

From country to country, which I find interesting.

They also make a body wash, which I’m currently using, and a deodorant which I have tried too, but it can only be bought online for some reason.

•Ponds Cold Cream

This supposedly dates back to 1904

I remember one of my stepmoms having this in her bathroom when I’d come to visit.

It use to be sold in a milk glass jar though, not plastic. I think the cap was blue, too. I’m considering buying an original old milk white container and reposting mine.

Again with the strong floral smell. It smells so good!

Definitely a vintage type of smell, which I happen to love.

You use it to take off your heavier eye makeup. And some ladies used it as a thick night time moisturizer before bed.

I read that Jackie Kennedy used ponds cold cream to keep her outdoorsy skin fresh and dewy.

•Jergens Face Cream

JERGENS FACE CREAM

Said to have launched in the 1950’s

It’s a light pink color with an extremely potent floral smell. Almost too potent for me. Lol

It’s a classic though.

You can use it to moisturize the skin, take off your heavier foundations, and some women use it as a face primer.

It’s also very cheap!

The price sits at under $4.

I do love that you can still pick it up at any Walmart, and the label has remained a bit old fashion.

I remember the year, and even the day this launched.

•Sun In Hair Lightener

I was in Jr. High.

Specifically, it was after gym class and the popular girl was using it in her hair and had called me over to spray the back of her head.

I asked her what it was.

She told me that it just came out the previous day and was only $2.19, and that if would help my hair. Help? I thought to myself.. lol

She then went on to tell me that it lightens hair and makes it very blond without bleaching it.

That same day while walking home from school I stopped at the drug store and bought some.

I only used it on a small braid that I wore in my hair though.

I loved the idea of spraying and using a hair dryer to achieve the desired color.

Later that year I did my whole head! And my two best friends at the time did their. We thought we were so chic, all having the exact same hair color.

I have some now, that I bought several years ago for the memory.

The price point is still under $5.

•Suave Visible Glow

I do not think this particular one is vintage, but I’m no stranger to self tanners so wanted to include.

Again, I was first introduced to them as a teen. I was in sixth grade when one of best friends showed up to school with a tan.

It was winter time in Connecticut, so I was very shocked when she walked over to my locker with tanned skin. She was pale white, the previous day.

Self tanners have come a long way since those 80’s coppertone days.

Orange-ish skin is a thing of the past.

Nowadays, self tanners have olive undertones which gives a more realistic bronze suntan. Currently I’m Using Suave though. It gives you a very light glow, and since I’m

not leaving the house, but I still enjoy primping, it has been my go too, because why not?!

Noxzema

First introduced in 1914

Another classic! The smell is strong, and almost minty!

It reminds me of all the summer sunburns that I use to get when laying out in the sun slathered with baby oil. We have all done that before, I’m sure. Awe.. the smell of baby oil.

Noxzema was the first cream I ever used on my face to clean it. I think my brother was using it at the time and I borrowed it from him.

It use to come in a glass jar and like everything else, it is now plastic. It’s used to treat sunburns and wash your face.

•Loreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray

This one came out in the 1960’s. Way before I was born, but I started using it in the 80’s, if Aqua Net was sold out.

I remember the price being about $3 a can.

Now it’s $14.99 a can.

The smell is definitely strong and vintage-like.

I only use hairspray a few times a year, and I have had the same can for about six years now.

•Coty Air Spun Face Powder

COTY AIRSPUN

This has been around since 1934.

I have only been through two others in my life. It lasts forever!

It’s one of the very few face powders that come with a giant puff. There is something nice about a large powder puff.

That said,

I have never understood why ladies were known for excusing themselves after supper to go powder their noses. That just clogs the pores on the nose. I don’t even like to foundation my nose.

Coty face powder has a strong smell. It also has talc as the first ingredient so it’s not something you want to use on the daily.

I probably won’t repurchase it after I use my current up, as I have several other, more healthier brands of face powder. I use it to set my other make-up.

As we age, powder is not really our best friend anymore.

In high school I used Covergirl Clean compact powder in the color Bisque. I do recall going through one Covergirl compact each month. They were $2.29ea. I think they are about $6 now.

•Revlon Colorstay Lipstick in the color #4 Nude

#3 is on the top, and is m more of a Rose Nude. #4 is on the bottom and is more of a orange nude.

I was a teenager when Revlon launched its first ever long wearing lipstick.

I went crazy over this particular shade though.

They have been discounted for probably twenty years.

They have been known to revamp the formula time and time again.

Alas’ I buy one off eBay every few years.

And yes! Even though using expired makeup seems to be such a taboo, I really just don’t care. If it looks and smells good, I’m Using it!

I use to pay $4 for it. Nowadays, I pay $15-$20 per tube on eBay. Currently I have #3 and #4 shown above.

Very Similar in color. I also use to wear the shades vixen and true red.

What types or brands of beauty items did you use as a teen, and do you still have a soft spot for them?

Vintage Beauty Products

I have been watching a lot of vintage YouTube videos, which has inspired me to dig out some of the vintage products that I have in my collection.

I’m fascinated that there are still a group of vintage beauty products that are still as popular as they were, back in the days..

These are some of the items I still enjoy.

•Nivea Skin cream

NIVEA SKIN CREAM

This was first introduced back in 1911.

It was the first oil to water skin cream on the market.

I read that Marilyn Monroe used it daily to keep her skin soft and glowy.

The smell is what has always captivated me.

I wish they made a candle that smelled like it. People either love or hate it.

I adore it and will walk into the bathroom to open it for a whiff or two sometimes.

I was first introduced to Nivea cream in the forth grade.

My mom used it on her legs and it would smell up the bathroom.

The smell is a strong floral.

It leaves a rich dewy finish to your skin.

Great for your legs and feet!

Slather your feet with it before bed and wake up with very happy feet.

Back in the forth grade I use to put it on my hands before walking to school in the winter time.

The formula is said to be different

From country to country, which I find interesting.

They also make a body wash, which I’m currently using, and a deodorant which I have tried too, but it can only be bought online for some reason.

•Ponds Cold Cream

This supposedly dates back to 1904. I feel as though their advertising makes a woman think that if she starts using Ponds, then a man will purpose to her. 😅

I remember one of my stepmoms having this in her bathroom when I’d come to visit.

It use to be sold in a milk glass jar though, not plastic. I think the cap was blue, too. I’m considering buying an original old milk white container and reposting mine.

Again with the strong floral smell. It smells so good!

Definitely a vintage type of smell, which I happen to love.

You use it to take off your heavier eye makeup. And some ladies used it as a thick night time moisturizer before bed.

I read that Jackie Kennedy used ponds cold cream to keep her outdoorsy skin fresh and dewy.

•Jergens Face Cream

JERGENS FACE CREAM
Notice how older ads had men in them. Knowing how most men nowadays, or maybe even back then do not like strong floral scents, I think it’s a funny advertisement to have. I don’t think he’d be that close to her face with the strong scent. 🙃

This was said to have launched in the 1950’s

It’s a light pink color with an extremely potent floral smell. Almost too potent for me. Lol

It’s a classic though.

You can use it to moisturize the skin, take off your heavier foundations, and some women use it as a face primer.

It’s also very cheap!

The price sits at under $4.

I do love that you can still pick it up at any Walmart, and the label has remained a bit old fashion. The original one came in a stunning, vase-like, milk glass jar.

•Sun In Hair Lightener

I was in Jr. High.

Specifically, it was after gym class and the popular girl was using it in her hair and had called me over to spray the back of her head.

I asked her what it was.

She told me that it just came out at K-mart, and was only $2.19. She said it would help my hair too. Help? I thought to myself.. lol

She then went on to tell me that it lightens hair and makes it very blond without bleaching it.

That same day while walking home from school I stopped at the drug store (Rite-Aid) and bought myself some.

I only used it on a small braid that I wore in my hair though.

I loved the idea of spraying and using a hair dryer to achieve the desired color.

Later that year I did my whole head! And my two best friends at the time did their. We thought we were so chic, all having the exact same hair color.

I have some now, that I bought several years ago for the memory.

The price point is still under $5.

•Suave Visible Glow

I do not think this particular one is vintage, but I’m no stranger to self tanners so wanted to include.

Again, I was first introduced to them as a teen. I was in sixth grade when one of best friends showed up to school with a tan.

It was winter time in Connecticut, so I was very shocked when she walked over to my locker with tanned skin. She was pale white, the previous day.

Self tanners have come a long way since those 80’s coppertone days.

Orange-ish skin is a thing of the past.

Nowadays, self tanners have olive undertones which gives a more realistic bronze suntan. Currently I’m Using Suave though. It gives you a very light glow, and since I’m

not leaving the house, but I still enjoy primping, it has been my go too, because why not?!

Noxzema

First introduced in 1914

Another classic! The smell is strong, and almost minty!

It reminds me of all the summer sunburns that I use to get when laying out in the sun slathered with baby oil. We have all done that before, I’m sure. Awe.. the smell of baby oil.

Noxzema was the first cream I ever used on my face to clean it. I think my brother was using it at the time and I borrowed it from him.

It use to come in a glass jar and like everything else, it is now plastic. It’s used to treat sunburns and wash your face.

•Loreal Elnett Satin Hair Spray

This one came out in the 1960’s. Way before I was born, but I started using it in the 80’s, if Aqua Net was sold out.

I remember the price being about $3 a can.

Now it’s $14.99 a can.

The smell is definitely strong and vintage-like.

I only use hairspray a few times a year, and I have had the same can for about six years now.

•Coty Air Spun Face Powder

COTY AIRSPUN

This has been around since 1934.

I have only been through two others in my life. It lasts forever!

It’s one of the very few face powders that come with a giant puff. There is something nice about a large powder puff.

That said,

I have never understood why ladies were known for excusing themselves after supper to go powder their noses. That just clogs the pores on the nose. I don’t even like to foundation my nose.

Coty face powder has a strong smell. It also has talc as the first ingredient so it’s not something you want to use on the daily.

I probably won’t repurchase it after I use my current up, as I have several other, more healthier brands of face powder. I use it to set my other make-up.

As we age, powder is not really our best friend anymore.

In high school I used Covergirl Clean compact powder in the color Bisque. I do recall going through one Covergirl compact each month. They were $2.29ea. I think they are about $6 now.

•Revlon Colorstay Lipstick in the color #4 Nude

#3 is on the top, and is m more of a Rose Nude. #4 is on the bottom and is more of a orange nude.

I was a teenager when Revlon launched its first ever long wearing lipstick.

I went crazy over this particular shade though.

They have been discounted for probably twenty years.

They have been known to revamp the formula time and time again.

Alas’ I buy one off eBay every few years.

And yes! Even though using expired makeup seems to be such a taboo, I really just don’t care. If it looks and smells good, I’m Using it!

I use to pay $4 for it. Nowadays, I pay $15-$20 per tube on eBay. Currently I have #3 and #4 shown above.

Very Similar in color. I also use to wear the shades vixen and true red.

What types or brands of beauty items did you use as a teen, and do you still have a soft spot for them?

SNS Nails at Home

I bought a nail dip kit. You can either do SNS nails or acrylic nails in the comfort of your own home. After watching a couple YouTube videos, I decided why not? 🙃
Getting my nails done in at the salon each month costs $40, because these nail tips are always an extra $10. So actually $30, unless you get nail tips, and then it’s $40. The whole kit was $15 and it’s enough for six months.

After you clean your hands, trim, and push back your cuticles, you then rough up the nail bed to get rid of the shine (slightly) Then spritz rubbing alcohol on the nail bed. Lastly, you match up a tip for each nail. And wa’la!

I suppose some ladies like a nice talon claw, and leave their nails at this length, but I like a quarter of this length. Lol

My kit came with six colors. I was drawn to this bright turquoise because it reminded me of the ocean, and a particular crayola crayon that was always my favorite as a kid. 🙂

I cut to a suitable length, and dipped twice. Then I filed down the rough glitter and applied a gel-shine top coat. Everything you need comes in the kit. I bought the Azure kit and the Kiss kit. (On EBay) They
I wanted to get two, to compare the quality.
Almost there…
I got a little powder on my cuticles, but will do better next time. While this is actually pretty easy to do, it takes practice, like anything else. You can not rush. I allowed myself three full hours to just relax and enjoy the process. Overall, I’m pleased with them. They will last 4-6 weeks. If you get bored with the color, you can soak them in acetone for 7 minutes and redo them another color. The kit also comes with a clear color that you can use with regular nail polish. Changing your color as you please.
Has anyone ever tries these kits before?

Revlon All In One Mascara

I know I’m late to the party, as this mascara has been out for over a year. I think it may hVe launched the end of 2015. 🤔

Everyone and their cousins sister has been raving about this particular mascara. My friends have all asked me about it, and even my daughter told me how great it was.

But seeing as I’ve become somewhat of a high end mascara snob, I’ve been using Benefits they’re real mascara for over a year, and simply love it. I also use the matching mascara primer. And when I want something different on the lower end, I enjoy Hard Candy’s lash ink mascara, which lasts for 3-4 days with no touch ups.

That shared, while I was at Walmart last night, I noticed the Revlon mascara display and noticed this mascara.

Thoughts popped into my head of everyone who has told me how great it was.. and for under five dollars, I thought I’d give it a go.

I decided to try it this morning and as soon as I opened it, I knew it was not going to be good.

Like, what is this gloppy mess?! Really!

Wayyy too much comes out and there seems to be a huge opening without that added plastic piece that is suppose to wipe off the extra mascara from he wand. As you can see, it’s a huge mess!

I did try it out, but it was so horrible looking that I didn’t even take a picture of the mess. It clumped all my eye lashes together.. just as I expected it would. And looked as if I had a black eye when trying to remove it.

It just seems like such a waste if I have to tissue off all the added product left on the wand every time I use it. I did like the size of the small wand. It’s the formula that was the issue.

So I will be bringing it back to the store tonight for a refund.

I showed my daughter and she said that hers didn’t look like this, so perhaps it was a bad batch.

But for now, I will continue on with what I know works.

Has anyone else had a similar experience with this one?

Walmart Purse review

Shocking! I know.

I enjoy luxury items most of the time. I’m a confessing brand snob, if you will. Not proud. 

I sleep on vicose sheets.

I carry real leather bags.

I wear real leather coats.

I wear name brand clothing, unless I’m out sourcing.

I wear Quality shoes. 

You get the point. 

I wasn’t always this way. Not by a long shot. 

Maybe as you age, you just want to treat yourself better. If possible. I’m the same with my kids. Not that they care about brands. Except my oldest. 

Also; I should point out…nothing has to be brand new to me. I’d much rather have a used quality item then a brand new cheap one. I know many friends who insist on things being new. This is not me at all. Used, yet of good quality is fine by me. 😃

Jumping into this review…
Erm…This perfect purse. 

While out grocery shopping a couple months ago, I decided to wiz through the the handbags; just for fun. 

My eyes went to a Big Buddha bag, which use to be a higher end brand. I examined the quality made Purses, which had $40-$50 price tags. 😳Much too much for Walmart, I quickly thought thought. 

Then I walked over to all the other bags. Like the one above. Not real leather, but for the $9.97 price tag… I picked one up to inspect. It didn’t feel like leather. But it felt okay. Zippers felt smooth and opened with ease. Adjustable strap. Stitching and seams were all straight. No loose threading. It looked and felt lightweight. All things I look at, before purchasing  a new bag. 
I have been looking for a cross-body purse that I could use while out sourcing, and thought that it would be a perfect little bag for the task.

I thought it would be a perfect hands free bag. 

They came in maroon, black, brown, hunter green, cream, and Navy. They looked like they had a place that another color was, but it must have been sold out. Awesome color selection too!

I chose the black one. I know. Boring..

I brought it home and my daughter quickly noticed the purse sticking out of the Walmart bag. 

 She gave me an odd look. “Walmart?” She questioned me. 

I told her that I needed something cheap that I didn’t care if it got dirty, etc. But more importantly, I needed something that would allow me to source with my hands free… because a fanny pack just wouldn’t fit around my fanny. 😏

That night I took everything out of my Calvin Klein bag, and placed it in my new ten dollar Walmart purse. Then I tried it on. You know, walked around the house with it. Hands free!

My husband saw me, and asked if I was going somewhere. I told him no.. then explained to him how I bought a special purse to use when I went out sourcing. 

Of course he didn’t understand. Men!? 😐

So where is this longgg drawn out story going….

In a nutshell: I source a few times a week and I found myself switching back and forth all month long… 

But then I found myself upset when I had kept switching back to my designer bags..😱

 I was actually missing my cheap little gem. 

This bag is the perfect medium size, hands free, bag. It is! 

It has just the right amount of pockets, and us set up so practical.

Cell phone slips easily on one side, which doesn’t have a snap or zipper closure. 

Stevia, Lippy, and pen in the other side. (Showing In the above picture) which does zip. 

Large inside with side zippered area for smaller stuff. I can for a full size wallet, notepad, more makeup, and first aid in the main pouch. 

The bag is the best $10 I ever spent!

So for the past month I have been solely carrying it. 

I was at a friends house the other day, when she noticed my bag and asked me which brand it was. Knowing that I only carry nicer bags..

I smiled,  and told her Walmart! 🤣

Her reply: Noooooo! 

So last night while out grocery shopping… I grabbed one in gray. I guess that’s the color that was sold out last time. 

Now I have one to switch over too when I want to look extra put together. 😁

There we go.. She’s all set! 😊


Eyelash perming lift DIY

So I bit the bullet and decided to jump on the eyelash perm trend. I have given myself a DIY eyelash extensions before, so I figured how hard can a DIY eyelash perm be.

I jumped on YouTube and watched about six different videos, before deciding on what kit to buy. Amazon was out of the kit that I was looking for, so I spent a dollar more, and bought it off eBay.

It took about a week to receive. It was coming from California, supposedly. But we all know it was originally drop ship from China. Just like the ones on Amazon.

Total cost: $12.20/Free shipping

Salons charge between $80-$145

So I think a DIY was definitely worth it.

 And you know what?

 I did not screw it up! 

Sure it took nearly 90 minutes from start to finish, when it should have only taken a hour total, but it was my first time.. and all ‘first times’ are well… not all that great.


So this is what the $12.20 kit looked like. You should be able to squeeze six different peems out of this one kit. And since they recommend you don’t do this more then six times per year, it will last an entire year. 

Sorry for the somewhat blurry photos. Also, no mascara on, so you can barely see that I have any lashes at all.

I decided to do this task at night, in my bathroom, where the lighting is not that great. But still.. barely there lashes are what I have had to work with my entire life.


Up close and personal of how thin and straight my natural eyelashes are. 


Step one was to take a damp cloth to make sure there is no old make-up, oils, etc. on your lashes. 

After that, you remove one eyelash perm rod from the kit. They give you two different curler options. The silicone pink thing, that you can see in the picture next to the glue on the upper left hand corner, or a basic sticky white perm rod. (As seen in the above picture.)

I tried using the pink silicone thing, but my lashes simply would not stick to it, regardless of how much glue I used. So I went for the rod, and am so happy I did. Worked like a charm. Sorry I didn’t snap a ictire of the failed attempt with the pink one on. 

So you place the sticky rod as close to your lash line as you can get. Then, using your fingers or a q-tip, you push your dry lashes onto the rod. (I used my fingers.)

You may use glue, but I didn’t need to use the glue with the sticky rod. The glue doesn’t affect how the perming solution works. Just a heads up on that. So if you need to use the glue, do so.

Next, you use the first, of the four vial solutions…

With a clean dry q-tip, you dip  it into the perming solution (white vial) and wipe it on all your lashes in an upward motion. Like you are putting mascara on. Making sure to do not get any in your eye, or on tight line. I did with one eye, and it burned.

Be generous, as this is the most important step. It is what will curl your eyelash hairs.

You leave the perming solution on your lashes for 10-15 minutes. I left it on the full 15minutes, but I know some people leave it on 20, if they can take the burn. Yes, it burned a tad. Just like a real perm. 😉

After the 15 minutes are up, you take another q-tip and dip it into the eyelash cleanser (yellow vial) carefully wiping  away the perming solution. It only takes a minute. Very easy to do.

After the perming solution is off, with the rod still on, you take the eyelash neutralizer (green vial) and place that all over your lashes, just like you did with the perming solution.


This is a picture of how crazy that looked. 

But we are almost done!

Wait another 10-15 minutes. Again, I waited the full 15 minutes.

And lastly, use that (yellow vial) cleanser once more, to remove the green neutralizer from your lashes. 

Then carefully lift the perm rod away from your eyelid and toss it in the trash. 

They are not reusable. That is why they give you so many.

You now have a very natural looking curly eyelash that is ready to be mostiourizd. (Clear vial) I think the clear stuff may be mineral oil. That is what it looks like. So you dip a clean q-top into the oil and with the perming rod now off your lid, you brush on the oil into your lashes to sooth them. Like a regular hair perm, you can dry them out. So keep them mosturized.

I also read that coconut oil or caster oil will also work,  if you want something more natural. 

Take a eyebown/lash comb, and comb through them, making sure none of them are stuck together…. and you are finished.

You can’t get them wet for 24 hours, so I would try to skip the eye creams, mascara, etc. if at all possible. Just enjoy the new you. 

Again, bad lighting, but you get the jist. I am very happy with the results. Your natural lash cycle is around 4-6 weeks. So once you start having new straight lashes growing in, you can determine how often you would like to repeat this process. 

A couple close-ups. Bye-Bye eyelash crimper..


Now, how about an eyelash dye kit. Ha! 


Anyone ever try this before? 

Please share how it went. And If you blogged about it, I’d love to check it out.

Hair Ties/Rings

Ever since I saw these no pull flexible hair rings at Kohl’s, last Black Friday, I wanted them. 

But there was no way I was going to dish out $8 for three pieces of plastic. Come on!

To me, you should be able to get these hair ties for a quarter each, so I just waited it out. 

BTW, You can find them in that little area right before the cash registers. You know, the area that all the stores place over priced items to feed on impulse buyers while standing in a line that resembles a snail race. Yeah! That area.

So for the past six months I’ve been waiting for them to either go on sale, or drop in price. But nope! They have remained the same. They come in your basic hair colors. Black, brown, and a tan blonde shade.
I even picked them up one time to ask the cashier if there was a mistake in the price. 😐

Several months ago while shopping I brought them up to the cashier and asked her if they were really $8?

The cashier was so funny. She gave me a surprised look, as to say, “ain’t no way those are $8!”

Then she told me they are probably $4-$5 dollars. Max. 

She wrung them up and gasped. Then quickly gained her composure and replied, “Oh, I guess you are right ma’am. They are $8.”

After all, she is employed by Kohl’s, she can’t tell me they are not worth it. Or act surprised at the price. Could she?

She asked me if I wanted them. I replied no. And then she whispered that she doesn’t blame me. 
I continued to look for them in other stores. Even Amazon and EBay, but gee wilikers, they were all around the same cost. 😔
So I continued on wanting them…just like those trendy fur slides, (which I did actually find, and purchase last night st the Shoe Depot. More on that in the next blog.) 😃

I’ll be the first to admit, nowadays,  I am the typical basic consumer that wants something that is over-hyped and hard to get a hold of. 

But I’m also stubborn. In the fact that my frugalness will not allow me to pay retail. Ever!

This takes us to last week when I opened my mail box to find a $10 off coupon from Kohl’s. 

I quickly read the fine print to make sure that I didn’t need to shell out $50 to receive the $10 off. Although there was a $50 bottle of parfum I was also eyeing at Kohls…but I know I don’t need another over priced bottle of perfume, when I have more sitting on my dresser then I can ever wear in a life time. 

After reading the fine print I saw that it was one of those…. come to kohls and buy anything for $10 and get the $10 item free. If you are able to only come in and buy one item, then leave.

Like Target, who in their right mind can go to Kohls and only buy one item and leave?

I can!

So I went there and used the coupon for the over priced hair rings. Ya-hoo! 

Then I came home to show my oldest daughter my unique, or so I thought, find. 

You get three hair rings in the cutest cubed package. I handed one over to her to try out first

She placed her long hair in a high bun and twisted the hair ring around once. Pleased that it held a tight high bun, she smiled and said that it felt like nothing at all. No pulling or weighing down the head. 

I then tried one out, having to twist it around twice because my hair is shorter and thinner then hers. It felt great! Exactly the way I expected it to feel. And all for free!

Then my daughter examined them and said, “These look like those old 90’s bracelets that she use to wear as a kid.”

It took me a moment to scan all the popular girls bracelets  that have been popular throughout the years… jelly, slap, silly, friendship, pen bracelets…And yes! Those twisty ones! Ugh! 

If I recall right, they still sell all of the above at the dollar tree. *sigh*

After having a moment of anger verses sadness, I kicked those feelings aside and continued to love my free over priced hair rings.

Fast Forward:

Last night while shopping at Walmart with same daughter, she came across the girls 90’s coil bracelets. $1 for a pack of 3! 

Sure, they are bright colors. No neutrals, which is what I tend to stick with, but they had them non the less. They are also made alot better then the over priced hair rings and while they are a bit bigger in size, they still feel like nothing in your hair. 

Yes, of course I bought them …and have already worn one to the pool. The bright pick one, which is why it’s not shown here in the pictures. And the brown original hair ring that I gave yo my daughter is also not shown here. But I wanted to show a side by side comparison.

So there you have it. Do I regret using my coupon on them… not really. I did at first, but I’m very partial to neutrals for daily use. I will also wear the bright colored ones for the gym, lounging pool side, etc…

And I would still never, ever, pay $8 on any hair accessory.. 

Revitalizing Microdermabrasion

Brand: HYDROXATONE

Revitalizing Microdermabrasion

Retails for $29 at Ulta.com

Details:

Hydroxatone Revitalizing Microdermabrasion is formulated for all skin types. People desiring youthful, radiant skin will benefit, as well as acne-prone individuals.
Skin exfoliation naturally slows down as we age, so regular, gentle exfoliation is critical to aid in maintaining healthy youthful skin. 

You don’t get very much, maybe enough for four treatments. 

Wet your face and scoop out an ample amount. Massage on face in a circular motion for several minutes.


I just rinsed my face. It immediately looks, and feels softer.


Looks good to me!


I’m very happy with the results. 🙂

New baby!  

Well, the next best thing, other then a new baby…;o)~

Very similar in style… to the 2k LV speedy….(which I was gifted years ago before I knew what designer bags were worth.)
I ended up selling it for only $50 on eBay, back in 2001. *sigh*

This here, is my new Michael Kors Black Grayson satchel. I’ve only had it a week.

This one is a very roomy bag. Modest in design, so I added a mink puff to give it some va’voom!

It’s not Leather..and for the price, I would have thought it should be.🤔


They have one left on Amazon if you are interested in adding it to your own collection. I’m not sure how to link it, but here’s the details to search..all great reviews.

Has anyone else received any new designer bags lately? Due tell! 😉