I started doing my own nails about 5 years ago and haven’t looked back. When I graduated college and started making money, I treated myself a little too much. I had never made a salary before, so this felt like a lot of money. What I didn’t realize is that you still have to subtract living expenses, student loan payments, etc. So, I didn’t actually have as much “fun money” as I thought. When I was looking to cut costs, going to the nail salon fell under the unnecessary category. However, I love being put together and having my nails done, so I learned how to do it myself. In this blog I will show you how to get salon quality gel nails at home and SAVE THAT MONEY!Continue reading “HOW TO DO GEL NAILS AT HOME”
I have been a dog mom for almost a year now and I frequently get asked the question “How do you raise a puppy while working full time?”. Since I have been asked this question a lot by several of my close friends, I figured this is something a lot of people question or struggle with. Before I get into it, let me tell you, getting a puppy while working full-time is possible BUT it is not easy.
I am not a dog expert, but the following tips are what worked for me and made raising George so much easier.Continue reading “HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME”
Working in a cubical is the reality of most jobs. I have always had to work in an assigned work space or cubical. Because so much of my time is spent in a cubical, I try to find ways to make it reflect my personality and feel more “homey”. Though it isn’t a complete renovation, it’s effective and it doesn’t have to be expensive. I have a few tricks that will help you create a work space you won’t hate going to each day.Continue reading “HOW TO PERSONALIZE YOUR WORK SPACE”
Polaroid pictures have been back in style for a while now, getting your hands on a truly vintage Polaroid camera can be expensive, and buying a new one isn’t exactly cheap either. I love the instant photos that Polaroids provide. It’s so fun to take these cameras out on the town or vacation, but I never seem to get a great photo. It usually takes me more than one shot to get a decent picture. I’m still learning how to not have dark or washed out photos using a Polaroid camera, lighting is definitely a struggle for me. The film for the actual camera can range from $1-3+ per photo. That’s insane when you think about how many shots you take on an iPhone to get only one good photo. On my phone, I have 100 photos of the same thing, there’s no way I could afford to take that many photos using a Polaroid camera. If I figure out the secret to taking the perfect photo on a Polaroid camera, I will be sure to let you all know. In the mean time, I found a life hack that will make getting the perfect polaroid so much easier.Continue reading “HOW TO GET A POLAROID PICTURE WITHOUT THE CAMERA”
Let’s talk about Black Friday, every year I reminisce about a time, before smart phones (I know shocking), where I would make a list of the things I was looking for. I’d set my alarm for 4 or 5AM and then head to the mall. Every year I would get a Cinnabon for breakfast and stand in line for hours, waiting to get into Forever 21 and GAP to buy a sweater that was less than $20. My preteen self lived for this day, I have changed a lot since then, and thank goodness! I would rather sleep in on my day off, after eating all of the delicious food the day before. I would also rather do all of my shopping online and have them sent straight to me. Gone are the days of waiting in line and fighting over sweaters out of bins!
I have created a guide of some of the retailers, what their sales will be, and the codes/dates you need to save money! I’m calling it the lazy girl’s guide to Black Friday, or maybe it’s just for people who want to get their full night’s sleep and not be trampled by a crowd of sleep deprived strangers. Call it what you like, but it will help you navigate the craziness that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday!