Three Surprising Uses for White Vinegar
Posted 49 days ago by Amanda Raye
Vinegar isn’t just for cooking. Though it might seem like any old product that sits in the back of your kitchen cabinet, there are actually a few surprising uses for vinegar that you wouldn’t expect.
All you’ll need is a small spray bottle filled with white vinegar.
1. Have product buildup?
If you just got out of the pool, or have been using a lot of product, you might really need a good clarifying shampoo to remove buildup and start your day with fresh, clean hair. But, if you don’t have the time or the money to buy a special clarifying shampoo, all you have to do is spray your dry hair with vinegar before getting in the shower. Just shampoo and condition as usual.
2. Have a sunburn?
As we should all know by now, tanning is a big no-no when it comes to healthy skin. But, if you do have a mishap with a tanning bed, all you have to do is spray some white vinegar on your burn to cool and soothe, while restoring the lost acidic level to your skin.
3. Have dirty windows?
Run out of Windex? Just spray your window or mirror with white vinegar and wipe. Since vinegar is acidic, it’ll dissolve the buildup on your mirrors and windows without streaking. It also has strong antibacterial properties!
10 Mood Boosters Under $10.00
Posted 83 days ago by Amanda Raye
1. Paint Your Nails
♥ Kick back, play some music, and paint your nails a fun trendy color!
2. Wear a Bright Colored Lipstick
♥ You’ll instantly feel sexy!
3. Make a Cup of Tea or Hot Chocolate
♥ Summer or Winter, it’s comforting anytime.
4. Re-Organize Your Bedroom
♥ For some reason it’s always refreshing to add a little change to your space.
5. Sell Old Clothes to a Buy/Sell/Trade Store and Buy More with the Credit
♥ Free new wardrobe!
6. Wear a Pair of your Favorite High Heels
♥ Even if it’s just for a morning coffee run.
7. Put your Bedding in the Dryer for 10 Minuets
♥ It feels so amazing to fall asleep in a nice warm bed.
8. Go for a 30 Minute Walk in the Morning
♥ It’ll get you nice and energized for the long day ahead.
9. Buy the Latest Issue of your Favorite Magazine
♥ Nylon anyone?
10. Call an old Friend
♥ It’s always nice to have a nice long chat with an old friend.
Bored? Reinvent Yourself by Changing Your Hair & Wardrobe!
Posted 114 days ago by Amanda Raye
Just graduate from high school or college? Just move to a new city? No matter the stage you are in life, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself!
How do you know if you need to? If your haircut/color is the same as it was when you were 13, it’s time for a change. The word “reinvent” sounds kind of pricey, but no worries, there’s a Broke & Chic way!
Take all your clothes and head over to your local buy/sell/trade store and keep the credit, don’t take the cash. They’ll give you about 55% on what ever they decide to take, meaning…brand new wardrobe! Try to go for clothes that look amazing on you but aren’t in your comfort zone (ex: If you have always worn boot cut jeans go for skinny jeans instead). Invite a friend to join you for advice!
Once you’re done getting a fabulous new wardrobe, it’ll be time to get a new hair-do! If you’ve always had long hair, go short. Scared of losing length? Play around with color instead. Go light, go dark, dip dye your ends. Have fun! Go to Salon Apprentice to find a free or discounted salon service in your city.
Miley is a good example of someone who got bored and wanted a change. In our opinion, she looks great! You don’t have to chop off all your hair and go platinum, but changing things up for yourself will be fun and healthy.
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Recreate Lime Crime’s Off-Beat Lipstick Colors For Less
Posted 114 days ago by Amanda Raye
I’m loving the off-beat lipstick color trend and am hoping it takes over. Doe Deere of Lime Crime Cosmetics really got it right!
Buying the real thing is clearly better, but if you don’t live near a Space.NK to try it on, don’t like ordering on-line, or just don’t have an extra $20 laying around — This is my tutorial.
The Wonderful World of Lime Crime Cosmetics
Lady Gaga is wearing D’lilac, Ke$ha is wearing No She Didn’t, and I’m wearing Cosmopop — all by Lime Crime.
Below is a sample of some off-beat lipstick colors from the Bloomingdale’s in Soho. The first row is Lime Crime and the second row is MAC. I absolutely love the blue!
What You’ll Need
- Eyelid Primer (preferably e.l.f. since it’s only $1)
- An eyeshadow color of your choice (I used a blue and a lime green from an e.l.f. eyeshadow palette)
- Apply eyelid primer to lips like you would a lip gloss
- Wait about 30 seconds for it to dry
- Choose a vibrant eyeshadow color
- Apply eyeshadow to lips as you would your eyes. Applying about 3 layers does the trick.
You just created your own off-beat lipstick color!
Let us know in the comments if you gave this tutorial a try!
DIY: Get Sexy Beach Waves for Less
Posted 127 days ago by Amanda Raye
Who doesn’t love their hair after a day at the beach? Don’t waste your money on the expensive “beach wave” products. Do it the Broke & Chic way!
What You Need:
- Small empty spray bottle (3 oz)
- Sea salt
- Warm water
1. Fill the spray bottle with warm water.
2. Add about 2 tablespoons of sea salt.
3. Let sit for about 5 minuets. (or until the salt has dissolved)
4. Shake it up.
How To Use:
Shampoo and condition before bed and towel dry as usual. Evenly distribute salt water spray into hair. If you have curly/wavy hair, use a smoothing balm or leave-in conditioner before the spray (to prevent frizz).
Once evenly distributed, brush through hair and put it in a braid. In the morning you’ll have beautiful hair that’s full of texture and volume.
*If your hair isn’t fully dry when you wake up, use your blow dryer with hight heat and low air.
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How to Save on Your Morning Coffee
Posted 156 days ago by Amanda Raye
Our coffee habit can get expensive. Especially if you go out for coffee every morning instead of making it at home…
Below are a few tips that might save you a ton of money over the course of a year.
Forget Those Pricey Brush Cleaners, This Tip Is Way Cheaper
Posted 280 days ago by Amanda Raye
Don’t have the extra money or energy to run out and purchase a brush cleaner? Just use your mild face wash! Do it at night to insure they’ll be dry by morning. Remember…you should be doing this once a week. Get in the routine of doing this every Sunday night. That way you can start each week with a fresh makeup brush!
Don’t own any brushes yet? Try the brushes from eyes.lips.face for only $1/brush. Want to splurge? Try the Bare Minerals Buffing Brushes for $49 a set.