Category Archives: Broke And Beautiful

Pretending to Spend Money at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Most of the time, I really don’t mind passing over these big, huge sale events when I’m light on cash. There will always be another sale, and the stars will align someday to make my bank account and a major sale event copacetic. Unfortunately, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and my ledger balance are at odds this year, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t pretend to score some major deals with this fistful of Monopoly money!

After all, this blog was born out of make-believe shopping and real-life sharing, here’s all

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Brand New Affordable Beauty: wet n wild Zodiac Collection

The beauty community loves a theme. The more fantastic, the better, and what is more fantastic than the zodiac star signs? 12 sparkly signs made out of actual stars, each with their own dedicated mascot that helps you sort your life out during specific times of the year? Fantastic AF. Yesterday, wet n wild released the wet n wild Zodiac Collection which does an excellent job showcasing each sign through a collection of lip glosses, eyeshadow compacts, and two different highlighters.

If you’ve been following wet n wild’s limited

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Brand New Affordable Beauty: wet n wild Zodiac Collection

The beauty community loves a theme. The more fantastic, the better, and what is more fantastic than the zodiac star signs? 12 sparkly signs made out of actual stars, each with their own dedicated mascot that helps you sort your life out during specific times of the year? Fantastic AF. Yesterday, wet n wild released the wet n wild Zodiac Collection which does an excellent job showcasing each sign through a collection of lip glosses, eyeshadow compacts, and two different highlighters.

If you’ve been following wet n wild’s limited

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How to Prepare for Amazon Prime Day

For some reason, from a distance, Amazon Prime Day seems like one of the most boring sales ever. Most people buy phone charging cords and random grocery items from Amazon, so when they have an entire day dedicated to a sale, it’s like… okay? But up close, on the day-of, believe me when I tell you that Amazon Prime Day is 100% worth your time.

This year, Amazon Prime Day starts on Monday, July 16th. It’s a little bit misleading to call it “Prime Day” because it actually rolls over

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All Cosmetics Wholesale is Closing… But the Makeup Liquidation Sale is Lit

Last week, we received some absolutely terrible news: All Cosmetics Wholesale is closing for good. If you haven’t shopped there before, you might look at ACW and think “this has to be a scam.” They sold makeup and beauty product overstock at insanely low prices. Everything from prestige beauty brands down to drugstore makeup was available, and their sales often discounted these high end products as much as 75% off. Can you imagine stumbling into a Sephora to find everything marked down to 75% off? That’s

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Wet N Wild Collects Mascara Wands to Help Wildlife Rehabilitation

What if I told you that there was a direct connection between a drugstore mascara and the rescue and recovery of orphaned baby animals? Thanks to a partnership between Wet N Wild and The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge called Wands for Wildlife, recycling your mascara wands will help li’l rescued fur babies get icky stuff out of their fur like parasites and fly eggs, as well as aid in veterinary examinations.

Photo via Her Campus

They’re not just fur babies, either! Just look at this grumpy little wren! He’s getting combed over

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