Tuesday, June 23, 2015

No Frizz T-Shirt Trick

Hello Lovelies,

So as a self proclaimed procrastinator, I always slack on trying new things. I have recently started trying a little trick that I have heard of for a few years now and I can't believe I didn't actually try this earlier. As a girl with frizzy and stubborn hair I am always looking for new ways to eliminate frizz and I think I just found the trick for me!

The T-shirt Trick!

It sounds silly but it actually works for me and probably will for anyone with frizzy hair. Something about the material in a t-shirt that helps reduce frizz and keeps curls looking good! I apply frizz serum prior to putting on the t-shirt, this helps a little but it is the shirt that does the trick.

Here is how I wrap my hair in the shirt. I first open the base of the shirt and put all my hair in it. Then I roll it like it is a towel and use a hair band to secure it on top of my head. I leave it for about an hour or so and then take it off and let it air dry.  The curls in my hair are more defined and silky looking without frizz.

Love crazy but simple hacks like this one! I can't believe I didn't use it earlier!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Selling Your Used Clothes For Money

Hello Lovelies,

Yesterday my friends and I went on a little mission to see whether we can sell some of our used clothes to resale shops. This is a simple way to make a little extra summer money and I wanted to share my experience with you.

My friends and I started at Crossroads Trading Co. and we have sold to this resale store before and they have guidelines on their website where they tell you what they are currently buying. We tried to tailor the things we wanted to sell to their guideline but this time they seemed to be more picky as they didn't take a single item. It wasn't a pleasant experience because the employee who was looking at our clothes was barely looking at them.

We decided to search for another retail store to see if they would buy our things. While looking up places on yelp we stumbled across Uptown Cheapskate. This is also a resale store and they were more accepting of the items we had brought. I had two bags full and they only took 6 items but it was better than nothing. They were mostly looking for clothes that was in really good condition and still looked new or barely worn. The experience was good and it didn't take that long to sell our items. The employees actually took their time to look at our items.

I would definitely recommend Uptown Cheapskate if you have regular clothing items that are in really good condition to sell, but I would only recommend Crossroads if you have designer items that could be sold at a higher price because they seem to be more picky.

Total I made about 20 dollars for 6 items (mostly tops). Not bad for clothes I would never wear again. :)

Anyways I just wanted to share my experience and let you guys know of a way to make a little extra cash over this summer.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Favorite Daiso Beauty Products

Hello Lovelies,

I am not sure if many of you know about Daiso but I am hoping that you do because it is am amazing store to find everyday things for only $1.50. In this post I am going to talk about some of my favorite beauty products. These products, I am either using on a daily basis or have repurchased them multiple times. So lets get right into it!

1. Eye Lash Curler
 This is an essential in my everyday makeup routine and this does the job! For the price it is amazing and works as well as my higher priced eye lash curler. It's a great essential buy and is good for everyday use and I think its great to also have a backup eye lash curler lying around because you never know when you will need it.

2. Blotting Paper
I love this blotting paper because it is larger than the clean and clear ones and it also comes in packs that can be placed on your vanity for easy access. This specific pack comes with 100 sheets but there are packs that come with more or less sheets and some that are specifically made in travel size.

3. Charcoal Peel Off Mask
This mask has become popular all over the web and many individuals are doing YouTube reviews on it. I have used it multiple times, either just on my nose or my entire face, and love how it works. It is fast and simple and I love that it is peel off. I would definitely recommend opening up your pores with a warm towel before using it to get the best results.

4. Bobby Pins
This is a pack of 50 bobby pins and they are the best bobby pins I have ever used. They seriously don't move at all once you put them on. The pins are more on the tighter side and are flat and wide as opposed to the regular ones we use that are round and not as tight. I literally drive all the way to the store just for these. They are a must have!

5. Nail Clipper
I love this nail clipper because it is on the larger side which makes it easier to use. One key feature that makes it come on my favorites list is that it catches all the nail clippings so that you can throw them all out together. (yes nail clipping are gross!!) This makes the process easier and less of a mess. Clip your nails and throw them out. Done!

Hopefully you enjoyed this post and if you haven't checked out Daiso yet I would highly encourage you to do so! (beware you may get addicted to the low prices and cute items they have there!)