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The Subscription Box Low-Down

Wednesday May 21, 2014
subscription boxesSubscription boxes are a great way to try out new products without breaking the bank. But let's go back to the beginning. If you have been hearing about subscription boxes but aren't sure what they are, check out everything you need to know about subscription boxes. Once you feel like you have the format down and are ready to try your first box, we share the best subscription boxes under $25. We don't recommend getting the most expensive box the first time around. Start small to see if you like the format first!

Award Winning Beauty Products Don't Have to Cost a Fortune

Tuesday May 20, 2014
CEW Award Winners The Cosmetic Executive Women 2014 Beauty Award Winners were announced last week. This is one of the highest accolades a product can receive each year. There's great news for any of you on a budget: the best beauty products don't have to cost a fortune! We went through the entire list of award winners and found a great selection of award winning beauty products costing less than $20. Cheers to literally having the best for less!

Find Great Deals at Sample Sale Sites

Friday May 16, 2014
Sample sale sites reached their prime a few years ago, but there are still many great deals to be found at flash sale sites! Whether you're looking for clothing, shoes, and accessories or home goods, sample sale sites are a great place to start your shopping! You can frequently find the latest styles from the biggest brands at sample sale sites, and for just a fraction of the original retail price! For even better deals and discounts, watch for final sales!

Rachel Roy Fashion for Less

Friday May 16, 2014
Rachel RoyRachel Roy has been in the news a lot the past few days, ever since elevator footage leaked of Solange Knowles attacking Jay-Z and rumors that Solange's alleged fight with Rachel Roy at the MET Gala after party were partially to blame. While the rumors have been fun, the thing that has always interested us most about Rachel Roy are her amazing fashion designs. She's a talented designer who creates stunning items for women. The only downside is that Rachel Roy fashion will cost you a pretty penny. Did you know about the RACHEL Rachel Roy Collection, which is available exclusively at Macy's? Through this collection you can get Rachel Roy's stylish looks on a budget! Check out our 8 favorite picks from the RACHEL Rachel Roy Collection for just a sampling of what you'll find.

Check out our handy guide for finding cute swimsuits for less!

Monday May 12, 2014
Orange SwimsuitThe temperatures are finally heating up (at least if you're in the northern half of the country), which means summer is almost here! If you're planning on spending your days lounging by a pool or beach, chances are you might be doing a bit of swimsuit shopping in the near future. If so, be sure to check out our list of where to find swimsuits for less! There's no need to over-spend on cute swimsuits this summer!

Keep Your Skin Protected This Summer

Monday May 5, 2014
Sun hat with SPFUsing SPF-fortified products like sunscreen, lip balm, and yes, even hats, is something quick and easy that everyone can do to protect their skin against harmful UV-rays, which can lead to skin cancers and premature aging. While protecting your skin is important, it doesn't have to be expensive! Be sure to check out our list of 5 budget friendly SPF picks that will help you keep your skin protected this summer.

Shop Designer Deals from Your Couch

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Nordstrom Rack Online Store LaunchesAny of you who had spent time wishing that you could shop Nordstrom Rack's amazing deals from the comfort of your couch are in luck! The Nordstrom Rack online store has officially launched, and it is better than one could have expected! You can shop items for women, men, and kids from the store and the prices are amazing! Be sure to check out our post that includes everything you need to know about the new Nordstrom Rack online store!

Don't Overpay for your next LBD!

Tuesday April 29, 2014
Akin to Audrey Little Black DressA little black dress is something that every woman should have in her closet, because it is something that can be pulled out time and again and worn when nothing else will do. While a little black dress can be a woman's go-to dress for years, there is no need to either over-pay for a dress or purchase one that is too boring. If you are currently in the market for a little black dress, be sure to check out these 10 affordable little black dresses that are anything but boring.

Ugly Shoes: Yay or Nay?

Monday April 28, 2014
This summer, feel free to drag out the sandals that have been hiding in the back of your closet since the turn of the century as ugly sandals are in again! "Ugly," in this sense, really means all of the sandals that haven't seen the light of day since the 90s. We are talking Birkenstocks, Adidas slide sandals, jelly sandals, and everything in-between. If you have already cleaned out your closet of these items, we share 10 pairs of ugly sandals for less than $50, so you can be a part of this trend without breaking the bank!

9 Pieces You'll Love from the Adam Levine for Kmart Collection

Sunday April 27, 2014
Celebrity collaborations at stores are nothing new, but one of the latest to launch is the Adam Levine for Kmart Collection. This budget-friendly celebrity collaboration features boyfriend jeans, skirts, crop tops, blouses, and accessories that will have you looking California Cool all summer long. Most pieces cost well less than $30, so you won't break the bank. Want to get a quick look at the collection? Check out these 9 pieces we think you'll love from the Adam Levine for Kmart Collection!

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