Outlet stores are a bargain shoppers' haven. You can snag up to 90% off, or walking away with bags and bags of items that are no longer available in the malls. Here are some tips on securing the best discounts and spotting the best finds. … [Read more...] about How to score even better discounts at outlet stores
It's true: a good mattress is crucial for getting restful, healing sleep. But don't forget to invest in a good pillow, too! Choosing the right pillow can prevent cricks in the neck, and contribute a great deal to your comfort—and after a long day at work, you certainly deserve it! Here are some things to consider when you're looking for a good pillow. … [Read more...] about What to look for in a pillow
Going into a mall during the holidays can be as dangerous as sending an alcoholic into an open bar. The sales, the artful displays, and the pushy salesclerks can all woo you into buying something you don't need, or worse, can't afford. Here are some ways to curb compulsive shopping so you save your money for what you really, really want. … [Read more...] about How to avoid compulsive shopping during the holidays
If you walk in, the counter isn't busy and an associate offers you a mini-makeover, go ahead and indulge. But, as a courtesy to the person who gets paid on commission, make it clear from the get-go how much (or little) you're ready to spend. Say: "I'm sorry, but I only have budget for lipstick now. I promise to look for you when I'm ready to shop for foundation.' … [Read more...] about Do I need to buy makeup if I get a makeup demo?
The makeup counter now offers a dizzying array of choices. Aside from the lipsticks and the mascaras that we grew up with, there are now primers, bronzers, luminizers. What are they and do we really need them? This simple guide can help. … [Read more...] about Guide to buying makeup