Links to Save By: Spring’s Must Have Fashion and DIY Projects

Posted On Friday, March 28th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, DIY, Fab Under $50
Links to Save By: DIY Fashion and Home Decor, Cheap & Chic Style News
Grab your tickets for my thrift shopping party with Housing Works {Ready, Set, Thrift!}
The 40 Best Drugstore Beauty Products {StyleList}
DIY Fabric Button Earrings Tutorial {O So Chic}
Details on the Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Collection {StyleBlazer}
8 Stenciled, Papered and Painted File Cabinet Makeovers {Apartment Therapy}
Kohl’s Announces DesignNation Collection with Elie Tahari {Yahoo}
14 Stylish Flats You’ll Want for Spring {my Ebony Cheap & Chic column}

Fab, Fit and Frugal: Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Cocktail

Posted On Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Fab, Fit and Frugal

Fab Fit Frugal, looking fly on a dime

For years I’ve heard about the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar. Though I use ACV when I mix it with my bentonite clay mask, I had never consumed the liquid. And that’s mainly because the smell is just so strong.

But I finally bit the bullet and started making an apple cider vinegar cocktail and drinking it has now become a part of my morning routine.

Fab, Fit and Frugal: A Must Have Natural and Affordable Remedy for Problem Skin

Posted On Friday, August 9th, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Fab, Fit and Frugal
Fab-Fit-Frugal, bentonite clay and skin
As I get older, a few things have happened when it comes to my beauty routine. My product junky-ism gets worse and I increasingly rely on all natural, affordable remedies. A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. She loved it. Couldn’t stop talking about it. Wouldn’t stop talking about it. So I finally bought a jar from Whole Foods for about $6 or $7.
It was the best beauty decision I ever made.

Fab, Fit and Frugal: Witch Hazel’s Numerous Beauty Uses

Posted On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Fab, Fit and Frugal

uses for witch hazel, witch hazel and skin
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had oily, acne prone skin. And I’ve also tried a variety of products, from dermatologist prescribed topical treatments to serums, creams and peels sold over the counter.
But one product I come back to over and over again is witch hazel. Per Web MD, it “contains chemicals called tannins. When applied directly to the skin, witch hazel might help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.”
It’s also just a few dollars and a must have in every bathroom, whether you have problem skin, puffy eyes or irritation.

Review and Giveaway: Pantene Pro-V Collection

Posted On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime


natural hair care, pantene conditionerWhen it comes to hair care, I lean towards brands that specialize in natural hair. Products that moisturize my parched locks, keep frizz at bay and give my kinks some definition is always at the top of my list.

I previously used a few Pantene products when my hair was relaxed, but post-natural, I haven’t touched any of the company’s products. So I was curious to try the Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural collection. Specifically designed for the naptural girl, the five products range from shampoo to conditioner to styling aides.