Category Archives: Broke And Beautiful

Cookbook Review: Mason Jar Lunches: 50 Pretty, Portable Packed Lunches

A lot of people ask me how a website for people without money could be all about shopping. Typically, I go on to tell them something that you guys already know: Broke & Beautiful, and being broke, is not so much about not having any money, it’s more about spending the money that you have in really smart ways to get what you want without burying yourself in debt.

A lot of times, that includes tiny changes to daily routines, like taking your lunch to work or school instead of spending $5/day for a “lunch” (which

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DIY Spotlight I: Jeremiah Matthews of The Ellie Badge

For a major metro area, Memphis has a strangely small-town feel.  It’s not uncommon to run into the same folks in passing, especially at shows, coffee shops, or your favorite Kroger (it’s a thing, trust me).  Luckily I’ve had the fortune of ending up in Memphis, surrounded by a handful of people who not only feel familiar, but are actually from my own hometown in Mississippi.  Chief among them and leaseholder of the two-bedroom house that has held countless wayward Clevelanders as we clumsily transition

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DIY Spotlight I: Jeremiah Matthews of The Ellie Badge

For a major metro area, Memphis has a strangely small-town feel.  It’s not uncommon to run into the same folks in passing, especially at shows, coffee shops, or your favorite Kroger (it’s a thing, trust me).  Luckily I’ve had the fortune of ending up in Memphis, surrounded by a handful of people who not only feel familiar, but are actually from my own hometown in Mississippi.  Chief among them and leaseholder of the two-bedroom house that has held countless wayward Clevelanders as we clumsily transition

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The Buried Bauble Blowout Starts Today at Baublebar

A three day sale at Baublebar just popped up out of nowhere, and it’s a big one! During this Buried Bauble Blowout, you can find pieces of Baublebar jewelry for as low as $10 a piece! The vast majority of the goods on sale are earrings, so if you’ve been looking for some very cute, very affordable costume jewelry, get in on this! Especially since the free shipping threshold is so low – only $25!

Here are some of the super-affordable jewelry pieces from the sale:

Alicia Earring & Cuff Set
$34 $10

Casey Layered Necklace
$34 $12

Mira Tassel Earrings
$32 $10

Arrietta Stud Earrings
$34 $10

Rebecca Hoop Earrings
$32 $10

Emma Stud Earrings
$34 $10

Sylvia Earring Set
$32 $10

Syrene Resin Tassel Earrings
$34 $12

CHECK OUT THE BURIED BAUBLE BLOWOUT at BAUBLEBAR

The Nitty Gritty

Dates: 8/7 – 8/9 Free Shipping:

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What I’m Into: July 2018

Whew – we snuck this monthly favorites list in right before the door to July closed on us! With summer in full swing, I feel like I have only half as much time as I did in the fall and winter. But this month, I wanted to share some of my favorite new finds as well as some old favorites, so grab a peach iced tea (*wink to the Broken Record subscribers*) and don’t forget to share your favorite products from July in the comments!

Soapbox

It has been a total joy to follow this brand from its inception through a full rebrand, the results of

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Digital Friday: Budget Beauty Youtube Roundup

Free Resources, Links, and Web-Based Deals for Budget Shopping

YouTube Beauty Gurus seem like they only talk about the most expensive, luxurious, and out-of-reach makeup. All of the brand new products, high profile collaborations, and epically expensive skincare routines can be discouraging for the budget beauty lovers out there. Let me assure you, though, that there is a huge discount- and budget-friendly beauty community on YouTube just waiting for you to get hooked on their cache of affordable makeup reviews.

This week, there were five excellent videos from even more excellent beauty

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