Fall heralds the second most important shopping season on Americans’ calendars, no less than back-to-school time—and for 2017, retail sales during these core months are expected to reach “an estimated $857.18 billion, accounting for 17.0% of total retail sales for the year,” says eMarketer’s latest forecast. School supplies and clothing, for sure; make up a bulk of the purchases, but for young ladies, here’s another area you should invest in before heading back to your university’s halls: The beauty department.
The start of a brand-new school year is one of the best moments to debut a more refined or mature you, or perhaps showcase to the world the makeover you’ve always wanted to try out. But that’s not to say you need to use up the money you’ve saved from your summer jobs to upgrade your look. Because as I’ve shared with you, there are many ways to look expensive on a bargain.
Meet an exciting new discovery of mine: Free desktop browser extension Piggy, which finds deals and discounts for you from thousands of retail brands and automatically applies coupon codes at checkout. It’s your reliable online beauty shopping ally that will allow you to build a complete makeup kit (or refresh your current one to keep up with the times) without breaking the bank!
Piggy won’t disrupt your usual shopping routine because you just need to install it once and it will work in the background of your browser every time you shop, giving you access to not just countless discounts but also cash back. We scoured topnotch retailers that are Piggy partners for seven items that will level up your back to school beauty; at prices even mom would approve of.
For flawless skin: The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer from Sephora
Get a deluxe sample along with 4.5% cash back for any $25 purchase.
For maximum sun protection with a healthy glow: The Body Shop’s Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50 PA++++.
Save 40% on this and other products; it comes with free shipping and 5.0% cash back.
For easy breezy hairstyling: Tourmaline Ceramic Brush Iron from Sally Beauty Supply
Save $15 off on this and other full-sized styling tools, plus get 1.0% cash back.
For a celebrity touch: Kardashian Beauty Products at Loxabeauty.com
Get them at 2 for $8, plus a bonus of 7.0% cash back.
For naturally kissable lips: Fresh crème lip shine from Philosophy.com
Save up to 50% off on this and all products, plus get 3.0% cash back.
For an all-day luxe scent: Designer fragrances from Filthy Fragrance
Get up to 70% off on Armani, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana, along with 5.0% cash back.
For the complete package: The Jane Iredale Starter Kit from Dermstore
It’s 20% off Jane Iredale products over here, and you get 3.0% cash back, too.
For soft, nourished hands that anyone would love to touch: CoQ10 Hand Cream at DHCare
It’s at 20% off, and with every purchase, you’ll get 5.0% cash back as well.
Get your glow on this back-to-school season—your wallet is as happy as your makeup kit. Thanks to all the savings you got from Piggy.
Cosmetic surgery is both a costly and potentially dangerous route to take when it comes to changing the way you look. It is for these reasons why many people who desire to look like a Hollywood star don’t take such a route. But just because these people don’t take this route, it doesn’t mean their desires can’t be fulfilled. No, there are a plethora of alternatives to surgery out there that are both cost-effective and safe.
Read on to find information on a few alternatives to cosmetic surgery
Ok ladies, I know we all have our opinions on the Kardashian’s – but I know we all agree on one thing – they sure know how to style their spaces.
If you’ve ever seen Kylie or Kim post pics of their bedrooms, makeup vanities, or walk-in closets, you’ve probably seen how luxurious and decadent they’ve made their personal spaces.I’m sure you’ve also drooled over the thought of getting ready every morning and feeling like a queen.
Well, we’re here to show you how you can create a space like this for yourself in your own home. With the following tips, tricks, and style ideas – you can create and have the next best thing in your own room. Watch out Kim…
1. Your Space:
First thing’s first… you need to think about your space. How much space do you have, and where would be the best spot to put your makeup vanity?
If you have a walk-in closet with enough space, this is a great idea. If you have a corner of your room that isn’t being used, this works great too.
Even if you have a small room and limited space, we can show you how to optimize it and create a lavish and personal vanity space for yourself.
If you have a walk-in closet with shelves on one side, a convenient and adorable idea would be to place your vanity in between two shelves.
This creates some cozy privacy for your vanity and also offers more convenient storage. If you have a room with a large window, a great idea would be to put your vanity table in front of the mirror.
This also allows you to take advantage of natural daylight when doing your makeup.
If you have a small room, consider having a bedside table that could double as your vanity when you wake up! Find a small table that can fit a chair underneath, and voila! You’ve cleverly optimized your space.
Now that you’ve decided on a space for your vanity, you need to find your vanity table! This will also depend on the space you have to work with – but here are some ideas:
Scour local antique markets, garage sales, second-hand stores and flea markets, try to find an inexpensive and unique table for yourself. Look for pieces that inspire you, reflect your personal style, and make you feel happy. You should feel like a queen when you sit in front of your vanity! If you find a piece that excites you, but it isn’t in the best shape, consider re-purposing it to fit your needs. Sometimes all pieces need is a fresh coat of paint and some TLC.
IKEA offers some great small tables for reasonable prices as well. This would be a good place to get a bedside table that doubles as a vanity if you are working with limited space. You can also find inexpensive but eye-catching chairs here too. I have a friend that found an IKEA bed shelf that she doubled as a low makeup vanity. It works perfectly for her!
If you want to get really creative and show-off your unique style, try re-purposing something that inspires you into your makeup vanity table. My great-grandmother passed down her sewing machine to me and I had it sitting in my basement for the longest time. So what I did was remove the sewing machine from the top, keep the base, and added a larger table-top. Now I have a beautiful vanity table with several drawers for storage that looks chic and antique, and also reminds me of my grandmother!
3. Time To Decorate:
So – you have your table! Now it’s time to think about styling your vanity. This is the fun part… Here are a few ideas. Get creative and make it personal!
Mount a large full-length mirror behind your vanity to make your space look bigger.
Look for a beautiful antique serving tray to act as a spot to place your jars of brushes or whatever else you’d like. This can be found in antique markets too!
Add a small lamp/lamps to help you better apply your makeup at night.
Look for cute jars, boxes or compartments that will fit all your supplies and keep them organized. I have several different boxes in my vanity that hold everything from false eyelashes and eyelash glue to cotton swabs and q-tips.
Add your own personal touch! I have twinkle lights around my mirror and small dainty bowls that hold all my jewelry.
Consider adding some art to the surrounding wall, or add some shelves for things like nail polishes or any important items you may have, like a facial steamer or blow dryer/flat-iron.
Have fun! This part is where you get to pamper your space. Keep in mind that the whole point of a makeup vanity is to create a place for yourself that makes you happy every day, and makes you feel like the star you are! Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Beauty that walks as a whole. Author bio: My name is Kaylee, a young girl with passion in Nutrition, Health and Beauty – A blogger at Kayleebeauty.com. I’m inspired to share my creative energy and knowledge about things that I am very passionate about. 😊
What’s up with all this big booty craze? Oversized junk in the trunk! Manipulation of the God given temple. Why can’t one be satisfied with their body the way God made it? A little enhancement is okay but way overdoing until it looks far beyond the natural form is simply just ridiculous. These types of surgery can be costly.
Kim Kardashian: Big Booty
If it can fit into your budget it does not necessarily mean you have to do an outrageous adjustment. Kim Kardashian is known for this trend. Even though she had denied going under the needle but it is quite obvious that she had more than one adjustment. For Kim K. it seems more like an addiction. Kim Kardashian had so many enhancements done she is starting to look a lot like Spongebob Roundpants with that ridiculous oversized booty.
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Love your body the way God made it. Don’t be a fool and take on the trend of these ridiculous, outrageous enhancements that leaves your booty looking way bigger than your skinny legs can manage.