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Affordable Workout Gear Under $50


We're 2 weeks into the New Year and I hope you're sticking to your New Year resolution(s). The most popular resolution is to get fit or lose weight. One can pay for sessions with a personal trainer, buy a gym membership, or even workout at home. One thing you will always need however you do your workout is quality activewear. There nothing like getting in a good workout in some good workout gear. Now, quality activewear can run you a pretty penny, but have no fear frugal shopaholics are here. My go-to spots to buy affordable activewear are Old Navy, Costco, Target, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and of course Amazon. Be sure to shop these stores while they have sales. Old Navy is good for 40-50% off sale. Check out our Amazon shop and the widgets below for some cute and affordable activewear. 

Sports Bras

Tops

Bottoms

Shoes

Fitness Accessories




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Cyber Monday 2020 Sales & Deals

It's Cyber Monday and it's time to shop. Before you start doing any shopping click here to sign up for Rakuten. Double your savings by shopping on sale and buy getting cashback when you shop both in-store and online. Happy Shopping!

ALDO: 25-35% Off Regular Price Styles. 50% Off Sale Styles. 
ASOS: Up To 70% Off
Banana Republic Factory: 60% Off Everything. Ends 12/1.
Banana Republic
Up to 75% off everything + Extra 10% Off. Free Shipping No Minimum. Ends 11/30. 
BH Cosmetics: Up To 75% Off
Bloomingdale’s: Take 20 - 30% Off. Ends 12/1. 
Bluefly: Extra 20% Off Sitewide! Ends 11/29.
BooHoo: 60% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off. 
ColourPop: 30% Off Sitewide. 
Cotton On
Extra 20% Off Sale
Cover FX: 30% Off Your Entire Order + Free Shipping.
DSW30% Off Almost Everything. Ends 11/30
Ego Shoes: 50% Off Everything 
ELF Cosmetics: 40% off of orders $30+. Free Shipping No Minimum. 
Express: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping. 
FashionphileGet $150 Credit When You Spend $1,500+
Fashion Nova: Up To 90% Off
Fashion to Figure: $50 Off $100+ or $100 Off $200+. 
Fenty Beauty: 30% Off. Ends 11/30.
Flashybox: 50% Off Everything
Forever 21: 30-70% Off Everything
Gap: 50% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off Everything + Free Shipping. Ends 12/1.
Gap Factory Outlet: 60% Off Everything. Ends 12/1.
H&M: 30% Off Everything. Ens 11/30.
J.Crew Factory: 60-70% Off Everything. Ends 12/1. 
JcPenny: Extra 35% Off. Ends 12/1. 
JustFab: Up To 60% Off. 
Kate Spade: 50% Off Everything + Extra 20% Off Select Styles. 
Macy's: Get 20% Off  With Code CYBER.  Ends 11/30
Madewell: 40% Off 
Mango Outlet: 70% Off Everything
Marena Beaute30% Off Sitewide
Mented Cosmetics: 30% Off Sitewide + $15 Gift Card With $60+ Purchase
Miss Guided: 60% Off Everything + Extra 15%
Miss Lola: 40% Off Everything. 
Morphe40% Off Everything
Nasty Gal: 60% Off Everything + Extra 15% Off
Nine West: 50% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping, No Minimum. 
Nordstrom: Up To 50% Off . Extra 25% Off Clearance
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 40% Off Clearance. Ends 11/30
Old Navy: 50% Off Everything! Ends 11/30. 
PrettyLittleThing: Up to 85% Off. 
Public Desire: Up to 70% Off
Rent The Runway: 40% Off New Membership. 
Saks Off Fifth: Extra 50% Off Clearance. Up to 85% Off
Sephora: Up To 50% Off
SheIn: 15-30% Off Sitewide. 
ShoeDazzle: All Shoes $10. 
Shopbop: 20% Off Orders $200+. Ends 11/30. 
Shop Miss A25% Off Everything + $1 Shipping
Sigma Beauty: 40% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping. Ends 12/1. 
Simmi: 30% Off Everything. 
SSENSE: Up to 50% off. Plus free shipping on all orders.
Steve Madden: 40% Off Sitewide! Use code CYBER. Ends 12/1.
Target: Sitewide Sale!
The Lip Bar: 40% Off Sitewide
TopShop: Up To 70% Off 
Ulta: Sitewide Sale
Uniqlo: Sitewide Sale
Urban Outfitters: $10
Windsor: 20% Off + Free Shipping. 
Zara: Up To 40% 

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Black Friday 2020 Sales & Deals


Black Friday is looking more like Cyber Monday with COVID. Please stay at home and shop. There aren't any sales in-store worth catching COVID for. So as always, we've compiled a list of sales and promotions to make it easy for you to shop the best beauty and fashion sales for Black Friday. But before you start doing any shopping click here to sign up for Rakuten. Double your savings by shopping on sale and buy getting cashback when you shop both in-store and online. Happy Shopping!

ALDO: 25% Off Regular Price Styles. 50% Off Sale Styles. 
ASOS: Up To 70% Off
Banana Republic Factory: 60% Off Everything. Ends 12/1.
Banana Republic: 50% Off Everything! Ends 11/28.
BH Cosmetics: Up To 75% Off
Bloomingdale’s: Take 25% off regular- and sale-price items labeled 25% OFF. Plus, take an extra 50% off clearance items labeled 50% OFF. Ends 11/28. 
Bluefly: Extra 20% Off Sitewide! Ends 11/29.
BooHoo: 60% Off Everything
ColourPop: 30% Off Sitewide. 
Cotton On: 40% Off Everything
Cover FX: 30% Off Your Entire Order. Ends 11/29.
Ego Shoes: 50% Off Everything. 
ELF Cosmetics: 40% off of orders $30+. 
Express: 50% Off Everything
Fashionphile: Sale Not Posted Yet
Fashion Nova: Up To 80% Off
Fashion to Figure: 40% Off Everything + Free Shipping No Minimum. 
Fenty Beauty: 30% Off. Ends 11/30.
Flashybox: Buy One Get One Free On Everything. 
Forever 21: 30-50% Off Everything
Gap: 50% Off Everything! Ends 11/28.
Gap Factory Outlet: 60% Off Everything. Ends 11/28.
H&M: 30% Off Everything. Ens 11/28.
J.Crew Factory: 60-70% Off Everything. Ends 12/1. 
JcPenny: Extra 30% Off select apparel, shoes, accessories, fine jewelry & home. Ends 11/28. 
JustFab: Up To 60% Off. 
Kate Spade: 50% Off Everything! Ends 11/29.
Macy's: Sitewide Sale. MAC Lipstick $15. 
Madewell: Up To 50 Off.
Mango Outlet: 70% Off Everything. Ends 11/29. 
Marena Beaute30% Off Sitewide
Mented Cosmetics: 30% Off Sitewide + $15 Gift Card With $60+ Purchase
Miss Guided: 60% Off Everything + Extra 15%
Miss Lola: 30% Off Everything. 
Morphe40% Off Everything
Nasty Gal: 60% Off Everything. 
Nine West: 50% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping, No Minimum. 
Nordstrom: Up To 50% Off 
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 40% Off Clearance. 
Old Navy: 50% Off Everything! Ends 11/27.
PrettyLittleThing: Up to 75% Off + 10% Off. 
Public Desire: Up to 70% Off
Rent The Runway: 40% Off New Membership. 
Saks Off Fifth: Extra 50% Off Clearance. Up to 85% Off
Sephora: Up To 50% Off
SheIn: 15-30% Off Sitewide. 
ShoeDazzle: All Shoes $10. 
Shopbop: 20% Off Orders $200+. Ends 11/29. 
Shop Miss A25% Off Everything + $1 Shipping
Sigma Beauty: 40% Off Sitewide. Ends 12/1. 
Simmi: 25% Off Everything. 
Steve Madden: 35% Off Sitewide! Use code BF2020. Ends 11/28.
Target: Sitewide Sale!
The Lip Bar: 40% Off Sitewide
TopShop: Up To 50% Off 
Ulta: Sitewide Sale
Uniqlo: Sitewide Sale
Urban Outfitters: BOGO 50% Off 
Windsor: 20% Off + Free Shipping. 
Zara: Up To 40% 

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Black Friday 2020 Ad Preview

Black Friday is going to be a little different like most things have been this year. With COVID still running rampant across the country, stores will be having more online deals and longer sale periods. To get you prepared to shop and get the best deals I am compiling the ads for all the big stores so you can check them out. 

As more ads become available I will update this post. Late Thanksgiving Day we will post out normal Black Friday Sale & Deals post so keep an eye out. Sign up for Rakuten to get cashback and coupons when you shop! So check out the ads and make your shopping list. 

Best Buy: Sale starts on November 22nd

JCPenney: Black Friday Starts Nov 20-28th

Target: Black Friday Sale November 22-28th

Ulta Beauty: Black Friday Deals November 22nd
Walmart: Black Friday Events November 4, 7, 11, 14, 25, 27

Save $ or Splurge$$$: Drunk Elephant Polypeptide Cream

Drunk Elephant Polypeptide Cream Dupe
Back at it again with another Drunk Elephant dupe. There is a dupe for everything these days.  Have you been looking to purchase a peptide moisturizer? Check out the comparison first. 

A nurturing yet fast-absorbing daily moisturizer with a peptide duo that helps support natural collagen and hydrate skin.This moisturizer is formulated with peptides, which are small but mighty amino acid chains that support the firming, hydrating proteins for your skin. With continued use, these peptides help support natural collagen, leaving skin looking youthful and feeling comfortable.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Acetyl Hexapeptide-37, Maltodextrin, Pentapeptide-48.

A protein moisturizer that combines signal peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and pygmy waterlily to improve the look of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness. Protini restores younger, revived-looking skin. Lines, wrinkles, and sun damage appear reduced and skin feels strengthened and moisturized. Think of Protini like adding protein to your smoothie. Abundant with proteins and nutrients, it replenishes and restores skin to a strong, healthy state. Formulated at an ideal pH level of 4.0.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Bacillus/Soybean/ Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Nymphaea Alba Root Extract, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Acetyl Glutamine, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aspartic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 60, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Isomalt, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Phenylpropanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Symphytum Officinale Callus Culture Extract.

Are you saving or splurging? Drunk Elephant products seem overpriced. So it's The Inkey List for me. 

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The Look for Less: MICHELE Deco Bracelet Watch

Hey Frugs! It's been a while. Hope you are all are doing well in the midst of the pandemic. We're trying to get back into the swing of blogging. It felt kinda weird blogging about shopping while so may people were out of work. However, this MICHELE look for less was too good not to post. It's super affordable and you'll never guess where I found it. 

MICHELE watches are a timeless classic and staple for many women. Pair it with a few bracelets and you have the perfect stack. These types of items are definitely investment pieces and are worth the splurge if you have it. But if a high-end watch is not in your budget don't worry there is always something comparable style-wise out there. For example, the MICHELE Deco watch retails for a over $2,000. I found a look-alike at Walmart, yes you read that correctly, for $13. Now the quality is nowhere near a MICHELE watch but if you to give off that look; It's definitely giving. Check it out! 


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Affordable Skincare Products Under $30

ORIGINAL: 4/24/2018
UPDATED: 4/21/2020

Skin is in as I’ve said multiple times on here. I’ve struggled with hormonal acne since I was 12 with a small side of cystic acne and in these recent years some eczema (or so I thought). Add all that together is a recipe for terrible skin.  I’ve tried everything in the book from natural remedies to the strongest of prescriptions, but that thing that has worked the best is a consistent skincare routine with products that fit my actual skincare needs. I have to give some credit to Accutane. I did 2 rounds starting in 2016 and that cleared 90% off my acne. However, I still get a small breakout here and there as well as some hyperpigmentation cause I have a bad habit of picking my face. My skin problems were under control until I found out I had an underlying disease (cutaneous lymphoma) that was pretending to be eczema. The past year and a half my skin has been horrible due to the lymphoma. When it got really bad I couldn't even do my skincare routine because everything irritated me. But after completing phototherapy and radiation it looks completely better. Now, I can get back to perfecting my skin. 

My skincare routine is what keeps everything under control. For years I was using the wrong products. I had always thought that I had dry skin but it wasn’t until I went to an esthetician that she told me I was wrong, I combination/oily skin. I was using gel and foaming cleansers that were literally drying my skin out to the point that I thought my skin was dry but in fact, it was just dehydrated. If you can’t afford a trip to the esthetician schedule a consultation with Hey Aprill or Cave of Beauty they will get you together. Don’t have time or money for that either check out this post on April’s blog about determining skin type. This will help guide you to the right products. It doesn’t matter how good the product is if it’s not for your skin type. Odds are the product won't work well for you. 

After finding out my skin type is when I was finally able to get products that worked for me. I switched to oil and more hydrating cleansers, added in some chemical exfoliation, started hydrating and wearing sunscreen. Yes, black people, we have to wear sunscreen. Have you been trying to figure out why that hyperpigmentation won't go away? Well, it's getting darker every time you go out without SPF.  I adopted my own version of the Korean beauty 10 step regimen. I’m not a skincare expert but this is what has been working for me. Here are the steps I take in my routine.

Oil Cleanse - DHC Cleansing Oil (PM to remove makeup)
Exfoliate - Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid (2x A Week)
Essence - Cosrx Essence (AM/PM)
Serum - The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid Hydrating Serum + The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder  (AM)

Treatment
Peel - The Ordinary AHA/BHA Peel (Every Other Week)
Skincare is my current obsession. I buy more beauty products than clothes these days that I had to implement a 1 empty 1 newbie policy. So that means I can only buy a new product once I’ve finished one. This keeps my product junkie under control. And of course, I keep it affordable when it comes to what I buy. There are great quality products at all price ranges. I just tend to buy on the lower end. I've put together some widgets with affordable skincare products under $30. Check them out!

Cleansers

Exfoliators


Toners


Essence


Serums


Moisturizers


Sunscreen


Treatments  & Masks


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Stay at Home Essentials

What are we on Week 6 of Quarantine? I know it's been tough on all of us. To sit still and not go out can be annoying after about Day 7, but it's our new normal. If we have to stay in the house the least we can do is look cute and cozy while doing it. Here are some comfy and cozy living room fits for the low!

Sweats:






Sweatshirts:




Slippers:







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The Look for Less: Judith Leiber Stack of Cash

 
Judith Leiber bags have been in the hands of celebs heavy lately. Celebs like Beyonce, Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett, Rihanna, Lupita, J.Lo, Alicia Keys and every member of Kardashian/Jenner clan have been seen wearing the unique novelty clutches on red carpets, parties, and award shows. Judith Leiber's bag comes in so many styles like cocktails, foods, money, animals and whatever else you can imagine. Now, her bags start at $800 and can go up to as high as $7000. I found this store on Etsy that sells reasonably priced crystal embellished clutches in similar styles as Judith Leiber's bags. Have you been eyeing her bags but the price is too steep?  Well, look no further. 



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Frugal Shopaholic Tip: Buy Promo Codes On eBay

Have you ever been looking for a promo code while shopping and haven't been able to find one? Well, I now have a solution for you. I found this great shopping tip on Twitter. Simply go to eBay.com, search for the retailer you need a promo code for, purchase it and code will be delivered to your email instantly. Now, this won't work for every retailer but I've seen good discounts for major retailers and they are worth it because they cost as low as $0.99. That's nothing compared to what you could be saving. 

Step 1: Find the promo code you wish to purchase.


Step 2: Buy the te listing on eBay. 


Step 3: Get the promo code and save some $$ when online shopping and sometimes in-store. 


I hope this tip helps you save some money on your next shopping trip. Share this tip with everyone you know, cause friends don't let friends(and family) pay full price.  Click here to sign up for Ebates or Dosh and get cashback and coupons when you shop!