Oh my goodness…talk about a website you can waste a bunch of time on.
Beso.com is a condensed marketplace for tens of thousands of products. You can search for whatever your little heart desires. My favorite section is the beauty section (of course!) and that’s where I like to compare the prices on some of my more pricey pleasures.
MAC face & body foundation - http://beso.ly/rd/4524106122?a=511397&p=1
Urban Decay Highlighter in “sin” - http://beso.ly/rd/2275161665?a=511397&p=1
**side note— WHY have I not been able to find a great drugstore highlighter?? What is your favorite budget-friendly highlighter?
Urban Decay All-Nighter setting mist - http://beso.ly/rd/4777018151?a=511397&p=1
You can also become an Beso rewards member and get rewarded for sharing what you love. Isn’t that great???
I also like to day dream and look at the extremely outrageous expensive shoes, clothes, and accessories- such as these shoes…
There are literally HUNDREDS of brands of products…almost anything you can think of! I love this site. :)
So today I was referred to a site where you can make moolah off of PINTEREST! Yeah, that’s right…get paid to pin!! The site is called Viraliti, and it is a business’ (and my) new best friend.
How do you make money on Viraliti?
You sign up for a “publisher” account and once you get your invitation and set up your account, you’ll be matched with pins and you simply pin it and wait for the clicks. You’ll be paid per valid click to a PayPal account.
A great part of it is; you can delete the pin if you no longer want it on your board(s). So if you get a little pin-raged, like I do sometimes and wonder why I pinned the pin in the first place, it’s a good feature to have!
How do you get paid?
You get paid per click to a PayPal account. Once your sum reaches $30, the balance will be transferred on either the 1st or 16th of the month.
What do you guys think? I always say I wish I could be a professional pinner…this is pretty close to that! :) If it peaks your interest, head on over to learn more and sign up here. (The link will open in a new window)
Also…if you want to see what I think is hilarious, yummy, fun, or whatever - head on over to my Pinterest page and follow me!
*All information is taken from Viraliti FAQs for Publishers.*
So I had been using mineral foundation for a while, but about two months ago I decided I wanted to go back to using liquid or cream foundation for a few reasons. Some of the main reasons were: my face tends to get really dry and splotchy in certain spots and I feel like the mineral powder stuck to those places. I also felt like the powder just made my face look unnatural and crazy.
So as I was making my way through Sally Beauty Supply one day, I stopped to look at their makeup selection. While browsing, I found the FC 8-in-1 foundation and thought I would give it a try. It claims to be a moisturizer, primer, foundation, concealer, powder, and color corrector and claims to minimize lines. It also claims to be 97% oil free. When I tried it on in the store on my hand, I thought it looked nice and seemed to match my color well (which is very fair) and it was only around $8 for a 1 oz bottle. Hey, if I can get 8 products in one for 8 bucks, I’m all for it.
Fast forward two to three weeks-
This foundation was just not cutting it. The foundation seemed to flake off of my face, especially in the places I needed it the most (even with additional moisturizer and primer). It also seemed to get discolored as the day wore on. It just didn’t live up to my expectations and I’m glad I only spent $8 on it.
If you want to check it out, you can find it online at Sally, here: http://www.sallybeauty.com/flawless-foundation/FEMME60,default,pd.html
Maybe you’ll like it, but there are other products that work better for me.
Hello, all! I’ve been finding a lot of homemade beauty recipes on Pinterest lately, and one that keeps getting “pinned” is the cracked foot cure that involves Listerine and shaving cream. Since I always have trouble keeping my feet smooth after pedicures and the such, I decided I would try this!
I am somewhat disappointed with the results. It’s supposed to make your feet really soft, but it barely did anything to my feet. I’ll give you the recipe and maybe you all can try it and let me know if it works for you!
1. Take equal parts listerine (or the off-brand) and water and mix them into a bowl or just your sink if you have a stopper. I used a cup of each.
2. Now, rub shaving cream on the bottom of your feet. (I use the 3rd towel to wipe my hands clean and to put under my feet when I’m rubbing them with the shaving cream)
3. Soak the towels in the Listerine solution and wrap them around each foot.
4. Leave the towels around your feet for 30 minutes. If you’re busy and can’t sit around for 30 minutes like me, you can put each towel-wrapped foot into plastic baggies, that way if you need to move, you can without leaving Listerine water everywhere!
5. Take the towels off of your feet and scrub them.
6. Apply your favorite moisturizer
Couldn’t get a good before or after picture of my feet, so here’s one of them mid-soak!
When I was searching for different homemade mask recipes and I came across this one, I about barfed. Naturally, I had to try it, but WHO in the world thought of putting cat litter on their face?! Apparently it was shown on TV a long time ago by Diane Irons. She claims that the same clay that is found in expensive salon masks is found in natural clay cat litter.
My face is really clean and feels uber smooth after trying this mask, so she must have been right! All you need are three ingredients: cat litter, essential oil, water.
1. NATURAL CLAY cat litter - It is important that you use the plain, natural clay kind. Read the ingredients and look for “sodium betonite clay” or “100 percent natural clay.” Don’t try to use the fancy-smancy kind that has all sorts of chemicals and compounds in it. Just don’t! I found a 10 lb bag of it at my local grocer for $1.88.
2. Water. Plain. Straight out of the faucet.
3. The recipe I found calls for “your favorite essential oil”, but since I didn’t have any, and coconut oil is really good for your skin, I decided that would be a good substitute!I Found it in the health food section of my local grocer for $7.69.
Since this was the first time I tried this mask, I didn’t know if the cat litter would smooth out on its own or if I would need to grind it up first. I would definitely recommend it if you can. Since I didn’t, my mask turned out a little clumpy and that’s what the darker spots in the picture are. I would assume either way would be fine!
1. Measure about 2-3 tablespoons of kitty litter and grind it up in a bowl.
2. Put about 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in with the kitty litter (or only a few drops of your favorite essential oil).
3. Add just enough water to moisten and mix the cat litter and oil into a smooth mixture. Don’t worry if you add too much water. Just tip the bowl and pour some out!
Now that you have the mask all mixed together, smooth it over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes.
Wash it off with warm water and a washcloth! Use your favorite moisturizer and VOILA! Smooth skin!
Let me know what you think if you try this mask!
Sara looking ridiculous with oatmeal on her face, and me with raw eggs and yogurt on mine! Delish!
For my first experiment, I forced my friend, Sara, to come over and try different homemade facial masks with me. Staying true to Sara & Sam fashion, we tried two different masks and then sat around, conversed, and played Scrabble for the rest of the night.
The two masks that we did try were the classic Oatmeal, Honey and Yogurt mask and the RAW Egg Whites and Yogurt mask.
When I asked Sara how her face felt today, she said “transplendent”, which if you didn’t know what that means, it’s the highest form of resplendent, which means “characterized of glowing splendor”. She’s an English major, I’m not, so YES, I had to look up what it meant. So her face was glowing. Fantastic!
The first step to making this wonderful mask is to grind up a few tablespoons of (classic, not instant) oatmeal in a bowl. I used my Pampered Chef mini-tart shaper to grind up the oatmeal, but as Sara pointed out, it might work better to put the oatmeal in a blender or food processor.
Then add a few tablespoons of plain (unflavored) yogurt (greek works best, but the tub of regular yogurt was cheaper and I’m all about the cheap).
Next, add a small amount of honey, then stir everything together!
Once stirred, apply a layer to your clean face.
Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with water and apply your favorite moisturizer.
The Egg Whites and Yogurt mask is awesome because it only has 2 ingredients. Today, I woke up and my face felt and looked really smooth and clean. I didn’t have to put moisturizer on before I put my make up on, which usually I do because I get really dry spots around my nose and “laugh lines”.
To make this mask:
1. Separate the 2 egg whites from the yolk.
2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of plain yogurt (again, greek yogurt works better, but use what you can afford/have).
3. Stir/whisk together. Tip- Add more yogurt if the mixture is too loose to apply to your face without dripping all over everything!
4. Apply to your clean face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse with water and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Both of the masks are simple and inexpensive, while leaving your face feeling so fresh and so clean, clean. (Yeah, that’s an OutKast reference…so what?) The big tub of yogurt cost me around $1.89. I already had the oatmeal on hand, but I’m pretty sure you can get it at a grocery store for just a couple of bucks. The eggs would only cost you a few bucks for a dozen, then divide that by 12 and multiply the quotient by 2, then the product is the price of the two eggs (aka- only some pocket change). The honey (also already had it at home) only costs a couple bucks, and you don’t need a whole bottle of it, so it doesn’t cost that much, either.
Stay tuned for a video with a cat litter mask! It makes me want to barf in my mouth every time I think about it, which naturally makes me want to try it!
Hi all! My name is Sam. I love getting all dolled up, but since I’m a student and a single mother, I don’t always have the money to spend on “boutique” cosmetics, skincare, or haircare. I’m not a beauty snob, and I don’t HAVE to have certain brands of cosmetics. If you do, that’s great, but I don’t have that type of cash! And to be honest, who really LIKES to spend 90 beans on a facial scrub that might last them a whole month and a half?! Not me!
My goal with this blog is to showcase homemade beauty tricks and tips and to also review different (usually cheap) beauty products. I might throw in some different pieces as I go along about things other than beauty, but we’ll see how that goes. ;)
Also, if you wanna do me a solid, follow me on twitter - SassyFrassSam!
Everything has beauty
but not everyone sees it.