Hope everyone has recovered from budgeting 101, yesterday.
Today, we enter the fine world of crystal and china. You know the stuff that your girlfriend puts on her bridal registry, gets it, but serves you on paper plates.
Anyway, one day I was scouring around the Internet to price some crystal flutes. I came across a great, great deal!
In the world of crystal and china- Bacarat- the most famous and expensive, waterford.com, and lenox.com The price points can run from 5,000.00 to a basic Bacarat vase to 150.00 for a leaded crystal flute from waterford.com.
In terms of china, my sister's lenox.com full service china set that I have yet to eat off, which was 10 plus years ago, cost about a month's rent.
Anyway, back to the deal-- I was on the waterford.com site which was absolutely breathtaking, then I noticed the discontinued section, click, click-- 4 waterford.com flutes for only $35.00. What?? I then asked someone else to read the price and description, just in case, I was doi…
Spring is here, spring is here! That is our mantra around here while we were once again shoveling snow!
But, we went a shopping!
We are trying as many all natural beauty products so here are our finds:
Skincare: thecottagegreenhouse.com This is an 98 percent all natural brand that was part of the The View viewyourdeal.com segment Oprah Magazine Edition. We bought Blood Orange and Grapefruit body lotion, the scent is amazing and it is so moisturizing, there is a Orange and Honey Mask we snagged two, and a Cucumber and Honey Shower Gel, which rinses off so clean without drying.
Body care: All natural lavender deodorant, we heard so much about the high levels of metals in our deodorant so we gave it a try and I must say it does do wonders. It smells very good and it beats out some of your higher end all natural deodorant products. We bought two at target.com and it 13.00 for two.
Perfume Oils: This is the next major thing!
We have a floral patchouli from Mave and it was okay, scent di…
So, I tried the full suite of skin care products from clarins.com. and this is what I found to be true about the product.
History: Clarins was actually founded back in World War I by a French physician who use to treat injured soilders. The formula worked so well that it was used by French women for their beauty needs.
You may need this bit of trivia when you audition for Jeopardy, ya never know.
Back to the product review:
1. Cotton Seed Daily Face Wash: I use this twice a day night and morning, and what I love about it is that it leaves my face soft without a residue, it is a natural softness and supple feeling that is great.
2. Face Oil: I was given a sample of their face oil in Blue Orchid and it was very light, and it healed a dry patch of my skin immediately, with out clogging my pores.
3. Extra- Firming Mask: This was another sample and I put a little on and waited for 10 min. the results left my skin feeling great again. I did the mask twice a week as instructed and again the results w…