So, I just realized that it has been a WEEK since I’ve posted…with school starting, tons of working last weekend (worked 12.5 hours on Saturday at the restaurant), a bridal shower Sunday in Madison, and school again this week, not to mention TRYING to keep the apartment clean, keep the hubby happy and fed, I just plum forgot to post! Okay…so I thought about it once…but I was way too tired to type a coherent sentence.
Anyway…carrying on!! I had to wrack my brains for a tip this week…I mean, really think. And in listening to the radio in my car on the way home from my trip to the doctor in town, I heard a commercial for Boston Store. For those of you not in the Midwest, I believe Boston Store’s sister stores are Carson Pirie Scott, Bergners, and Dayton’s. Boston Store participates in a semi annual (it may be more!) donation/sale. For every item you donate, you get a coupon toward 20% off regular, sale, or clearance priced merchandise. Definitely a cool thing, and sometimes these coupons are good for a certain period of time (hello holiday gifts!). I tend to buy Christmas gifts when these sales occur; most of our family loves Boston Store, so it works out for me!
My other tip also concerns shopping for beauty products…no, not your regular ol’ Dove bar… I mean makeup, fragrance, stuff to make you feel even prettier than the good Lord made you! I used to get sucked into Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Chanel a lot when I was in college. I’d buy one $30 lipgloss, and well, I’d literally break it open to get that LAST LITTLE BIT out because, darn it, I spent $30 on it! And then I started paying my own rent…and things got real. I remembered my mom ordering Avon products all the time when I was younger….I loved their bubble bath, and my parents’ two dogs, Bella and Deuce, get sprayed regularly with a mix of water and Skin So Soft (keeps skeeters away and keeps the dogs from smelling like, well, dogs). I thought “hey, why not try THEIR makeup and other products?”
Needless to say, I use a lot of Avon products….I even became a rep because friends and family were ordering from online, and I wanted them to get great service and a discount. 😉 I also encourage you to check out Mary Kay. Both companies really have wonderful products; where one is lacking, I feel that the other makes up for that.
Avon also offers some great gifts for Christmas, so if you hate the malls like I do, ordering through a rep might be the solution!