You may remember that I wrote about being a recessionista many moons ago. Figure I may as well share how I've been one myself lately.
I think every savvy gal has a great recessionista tip to give and here's mine. I now do my own manicures.
That's right, I save ten dollars a week by painting my own nails. I use to scoff at this idea, but now I can't help but really appreciate having a steady hand. My advice is to invest in quality products. Here's what I use:
Sephora glass nail file. Run it under water after use and it's good as new.
Essie First Base base coat. Helps polish stay on the nail.
Essie Sugar Daddy nail polish. In my opinion - the best of all pale pinks and this is easy to paint onto the nail with no mistakes.
Essie Good To Go! top coat. Worth the ten bucks. Dries polish fast for those as fidgety as me!
The best part about this method is that when your nails chip two days after doing them, you can just start all over instead of waiting for your next trip to the salon! I will take a photo next time I do my nails to show you all how nice [I think] they look.
Also, I trekked over to Bed Bath & Beyond this morning. I used to absolutely abhor this store, but the one in NYC has a full drugstore inside. This also led to some good recessionista shopping. Once I try the products I got, I'll do a review.
One product I must show you now is my new Tervis Tumbler ice bucket.
Perfect for my beachy apartment. Tervis is actually headquartered right near the small Florida city my grandmother lives in. We had lots of tumblers when I was growing up, but one day one of the glitter-filled cups burst in the dishwasher and there were sparkles EVERYWHERE. My mother got rid of all of the tumblers right then and there. I must say, feels nice to have TT back in my life! The best part? I got it on sale for $19.99 - less than half of the original price!