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Finding a luxurious (but frugal) splurge

by Karen on February 16, 2010

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled on an amazing deal for a luxury that I wouldn’t normally pay for. A representative for an upscale spa in my city came into my office and left pamphlets for a promotion. The spa was offering four complete services in separate visits — a facial, massage, manicure, and haircut […]

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Vaseline Sheer Infusion giveaway winners

by Karen on October 24, 2009

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Vaseline Sheer Infusion giveaway this week! Unfortunately, there can only be three winners. Here are the lucky commenters who were chosen randomly: Bobbi, whose biggest winter beauty problem is dry feet. “They get pretty dry on the tops and around the heels,” she says. Kara, who hates to […]

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Giveaway: Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion

by Karen on October 21, 2009

Disclosure: I received three free sample bottles of Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion for this review. Please view my Disclosure for more information on my review policies. In short, I do accept free products for review, but I do not guarantee a positive review. All product reviews reflect my honest opinion. As the weather turns colder, […]

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Beauty doesn’t have to be expensive

by Karen on July 22, 2009

One of the most frustrating things about the frugal world is while most people acknowledge that everyone is different when it comes to budgeting and spending, the approach to beauty is relatively one size fits all. The consensus seems to be that you don’t need to spend money on beauty products. But personal appearance is […]

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Shave your grooming budget with a safety razor

by Karen on December 11, 2008

This is a guest post from my wonderful husband, Tony. You can read more from him at his movie review blog, Screen Savour. But first read about his experiences with an old-fashioned safety razor. When we began to live the frugal lifestyle, I started looking for a way to become a frugal shaver. Shaving is […]

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Buying time between haircuts

by Karen on November 12, 2008

My hair is trouble. Always has been. It’s naturally curly, oddly textured, and prone to breakage. If I don’t take good care of it, I end up looking a little like the Bride of Frankenstein. Obviously, I try to cut costs on things when I can. When we first moved and money was even tighter […]

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