Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Holiday Shopping...

No sooner than we've eaten our Thanksgiving turkey, it's time to do the holiday shopping.
Me personally, I'm on a financial "diet", so I won't be spending a lot over the holidays other than on my two brats. For really close friends, I thought about getting magazine subscriptions. I as a makeup artist am always perusing fashion magazines to stay current on the looks or just to be inspired. You KNOW I am the bargain queen and will always be on the lookout for the absolute cheapest price... this is what I came up with.
Allure magazine... one of my first favorite beauty magazines... I have the first few issues!!!
$5.95!!! Elle, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Vibe are also $5.95 at this site too!

Then there's good ole' Essence. I have a business, so I get to use a professional service, but to tell you the truth, I don't think they check. I get a subscription for $12/year and there's InStyle as well... I like their beauty section as well... same site $15/year. Doesn't get cheaper than that!

Can you tell I have TOO MANY magazines coming to my house? With the holidays around the corner, you may have it on your list to Shape up for the New Year... Shape magazine... $3.46 (yup, I said it!) for a year subscription http://www.magazinesquick.com/xcart/product.php?productid=239 You can get a 2 year subscription for $6.94 if you use code DCMPS25D

Enjoy and happy holiday gift hunting!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oh, Pooo....

Well, I anticipated being in Ghana, Africa today. Yesterday was to be my first trip to Africa. However, this nasal/sinus congestion I've not been able to battle for the past month or so. I went to the doctor November 2nd, got a presription for antibiotics, but they didn't do squat for whatever is going on. Yesterday I had a second visit and was referred to an Eye Ear and Throat doctor... Otolaryngologist. Good heavens! Did I spell it right? He decided NO FLYING FOR A WEEK. Looks like the motherland will have to wait.... sigh.

As you know, it's not strictly all about the flying with me, I love baking, designing cakes, doing makeup.... maybe I could expound on those topics. OK, on to beauty we go... this Diva loves the look of expensive things, but doesn't like to pay expensive prices! That being said, I LOVE a sale. I'll share those when I find it. Did you know that a subscriber to LUCKY magazine you could get cashback using shopping links via their site LUCKYMAGREWARDS?
That being said, if you love Sephora, they are currently having their friends and family sale which entitles you to 20% off your purchase! If you shop the friends and family sale via the LUCKY link, you get cash back as well... about 6% back on purchase. Either way you decide to shop, use code FF2007. Don't go for the Holiday Sampler bag as I was told it was rubbish.

So, what's your game plan for the Black Friday sales? Here's a site with listing of stores with who's selling what on sale so you can take advantage of actually getting that Christmas shopping done early. Black Friday Listing

Well, time for me to get back to my "bedrest".... I'll keep you posted.