Beauty on a Dime: Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Line

Posted On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime

Beauty on a Dime: Dark and Lovely Au Natural collection When it comes to fashion, I know my stuff. But for all things hair and beauty, I have to admit that I’m a bit baffled. Though I’ve had natural hair for the past six years, I still find myself on the hunt for products that moisturize my super dry locs.

A few weeks ago I was invited to an event for the Dark and Lovely Anti-Breakage line, which has no alcohol, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens and aims to fight damage and retain hair growth. I don’t think I’ve used Dark and Lovely since my relaxed days, but I was curious.

After trying the products for the past three weeks, I can confidently say I’ve found some new favorites.

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Links to Save By: Affordable Beauty Solutions, Thrift Shopping Party & More

Posted On Friday, March 21st, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, How To, Thrift Stores

Links to Save By: Affordable Beauty Solutions, Thrift Shopping Party & More

Ready, Set, Thrift! Grab your tickets for my thrift shopping party {Housing Works}

50 Under $50 Chic Ways to Upgrade Your Space {Lucky magazine}
22 Cheap Answers to Pricey Beauty Products {Buzzfeed}
Target vs. Crate & Barrel: Can You Spot the Deal? {Target Addict}
10 Thrift Store Shopping Secrets You Should Know {LiveLoveDIY}
New App Helps You Find Cool Clothing You See on the Street {Racked}
Show Off Your Best Bargain Find for a Chance to Appear in a Magazine {People StyleWatch}

Pinch Me – New Site Offers Free Samples

Posted On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50

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Like most people, I love free stuff and I rarely say no to anything that’s free-99. It’s not that I’m greedy {not really!}, I just love trying new products and possibly being turned on to something I might love.

So I was excited to hear about the launch of PinchMe. The site is straight forward: sign up by filling out a short profile, receive products for free and complete a short survey about the product after you’ve tried it.
The Australian company made its U.S. debut last month and it’s for the consumer like me who loves to check out something new. I tried it and there are some pros and cons…
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Beauty Suites at Essence Music Festival: Affordable Brands You Need

Posted On Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, shopping
 essence music fest beauty suitesThough most people associate Essence Music Festival with music and the amazing food of New Orleans, there were quite a few beauty events going on. So many beauty soirees went down that I almost didn’t have enough room in my suitcase. The pic below shows how jam packed my bag was of goodies I scored from some of my favorite brands. My luggage weighed in at 47.5 pounds and undoubtedly, half of that was hair and body products. And of course all of the products are super affordable.
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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.