Sally Beauty Supply and I have had a very long relationship through the years, and it’s been my #1 stop for all things hair, nails, and beauty supplies such as capes, clips and combs for the past 29 years. OMGosh, that’s a long time! In fact, I can still remember getting my Pro Sally Beauty Supply membership card when I became a licensed cosmetologist in 1986, and I still get a rush of excitement every time I walk into their store. Things have come along way, and today I can visit their online store anytime I want, so I thought that I would share with you my favorite beauty supply products, that I use for more than just hair care below:
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Ladies & Gents….if you hi-light your hair, and it’s in need of some tender, love, and care then I highly recommend this tried and true cholesterol hair conditioning treatment from Queen Helene for only $3.99!! Did you see that price!!! This was the exact conditioning treatment that we used in my beauty school, and the bottom line is: it works to get dry, over-processed hair back in optimal shape!
Tip: Apply the cream liberally, put a plastic cap on, and let it sit for a while, or apply heat for 20 minutes with a hair dryer, sitting in the sun, or under a bonnet hair dryer. Rinse this cream out really well or it can feel greasy, and I would only use this when your hair is feeling really dry or after a color treatment.
Speaking of hair caps, I never, EVER, go without having these plastic processing caps in my beauty arsenal. At only $3.99 for 30, it’s a super steal of a price that will last quite awhile. (If you’re a SBS member the price is $2.99) I’m telling you those membership savings add up quickly.
Tip: These caps can be used for at home perms, hair color, hi-lights, and conditioning treatments. They are way easier to use then the awkward plastic bags that they put in hair color boxes, plus they actually cover your whole head, even if you have thick, long, hair.
These Salon Care Butterfly Hair Clips are without a doubt the best hair clips that I have ever used. Originally I used these clips for hair cuts, perms, and colors, but today I use them for so much more. In fact, I have had some of my clips for over 5 years and that’s not bad for a bag of 12 at $2.95.
Tip: I place a clip on my sun visor to hold my papers together, they’re the ultimate snack bag preserver, and when I need a tiny pair of hands to help with my DIY projects these little guys are like might clamps with teeth. Examples: glue projects, large fabric holder, and it holds a large quanity of opened vegetable seed packets together ever so nicely.
This Allure apron is a must if you’re getting ready to do any DIY project because it’s water and chemical proof, and for goodness sakes look at all the places to put your tools. $16.00 (I thought that I would also mention that they have other plus size aprons to choose from as well).
Tip: Hey, how about wearing one of these so you’re not ruining your clothes. LOL
Sally carries a wide variety of pump dispensers for all kinds of bottles shape & sizes, and this particular one is for liters at $1.89.
Tip: For all you couponers out there, when you see liter shampoo or conditioner bottles go on sale, buy them up, and replace the cap with this liter pump dispenser. It’s a super way to save some money by teaching everyone how many pumps they need.
* See, what most people don’t realize is that your hair only needs a pump or two of shampoo and conditioner to get clean. Loading up on either of these products doesn’t make your hair cleaner or healthier. Save the money, don’t over do it.
Some water or chemical trigger bottles are just plain old wimpy, and this sprayer is made for hair professionals to use every day. What I like is that the trigger is strong, and allows a full spray to come out easily. My hubby likes this spayer as well. Sally Beauty Club Member price $2.59
1. Sign up for Sally’s Beauty Supply Specials newsletter.
2. Join their membership club for $5 bucks a year, and you will recieve a $5 coupon on your first purchase, which basically pays for itself. The membership allows you to buy products at a discounted rate, which really adds up, and they will send you member’s only deals.
3. Check back often and visit their clearance section.
4. Sign up for all of their social media channels and have access to their different contests, beauty tips, and special savings.
I have been learning and having a blast at the different repair stops on the Making Good Blog Train, and I am thrilled to share a skill that I learned from my Dad as a teen: repairing upholstery holes in furniture, cars, and carpets! Trust me, knowing how to do this type of repair has saved me a ton of money through the years, especially when you have kids, animals, family, or friends who can be a little clumsy at times. It’s been a super, quick, fix, solution in repairing tiny stains that I couldn’t remove, kitty scratches on the couch, or glue/burn holes, which has given me some time valuable time until I could buy something new.
Check out my video tutorial below with tips & tricks on repairing a panel on a sectional couch below:
I hope you enjoyed my video, and as you can see, with a little practice anyone can repair their own upholstery & carpet holes. In fact, I have bought some fabulous pieces of furniture at thrift stores and garage sales because of this little repair trick, and of course I have to mention that’s it’s been a super way to save. Here is the link to the Permatex Fabric Repair Kit available at Amazon.
And don’t forget to continue your ride along on the Making Good Blog Train and see what cool repair project Carrie shares at CurlyCraftyMom.com tomorrow! Carrie, is a curly-haired mama who enjoys sharing DIY, crafting, beauty & fashion tips!
Awesome Agatha from Green Issues by Agy is taking her Fix It Fridayaround the globe! On May 1, the Making Good blog train will pull out of Singapore and document the possessions that other bloggers have fixed. We will show you how we mended them, and more importantly how we felt! Join us on our repair journey, and come back to Agy’s blog every Friday to see the top pics of the week!
I don’t know what it is about my prescription glasses, but for some reason I get so wrapped up in my daily projects that I tend to take them off my face, and leave them behind. (I use my glasses for seeing long distances) Thank goodness I have a hubby who knows me really well, and he has been known to find my glasses in the garden, garage, or in the deep crevices of our couch. So last year I decided that I was going replace my one pair of expensive glasses with several cheap pairs of RX glasses, and then I wouldn’t have to worry if I misplaced them. This method of madness really does work for me believe it not.
Now, let me clarify, although these glasses are inexpensive, I find that the quality, vast variety of styles, and online shopping experience has been top-notch. Check out some of the different styled eyeglasses that I have bought online below: (I’m getting my modeling face on for ya)
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I find that I get the best deals on my RX eyewear at the following online retailers:
All I have to do is pick out a pair of funky glasses, add upgrade options if I want, figure out my size, (each website will show you how to do this), and add in my prescription information. (they might ask you to fax or email your eye prescription to them). I then add my glasses to the shopping cart, apply any discounts codes that I was given, and hit send. My glasses are sent through the mail, and on my face in about 2-3 weeks.
Super Saving Tip: Many times if you are a first time buyer, you can score a FREE or super discounted pair of glasses to try. You should also sign up for their newsletters, because this is where I continue to get rock bottom discount codes for future eyewear purchases.
In closing, if your like me, and feel the need to have several pairs of RX glasses, I highly recommend that you give these online eyewear retailers a try, and by the way if you have a flexible spending account, these RX glasses qualify! Now, go have some fun and find some comfy, trendy, colorful glasses for yourself.
So…..I’m in a trendy clothes store the other day with my 16-year-old daughter, and I keep touching and saying, “OMGosh….I used to wear something just like this in highschool”! Of course, my daughter runs as far away from me as she can, which I don’t understand, because I’m a TOTALLY AWESOME 80’s babe!!
But, seriously, I felt like I had been transported in time, and I couldn’t get enough of all the different styled jumpsuits, rompers, and maxi dresses. What I love about these classic pieces, is that they look good on any body shape, they can easily be dressed up or down, and worn to just about any occasion. Check out some of the fun & fabulous fashion finds I found online in a variety of sizes, designs, and price.
Super Saving Tip: Whenever you are going to make the decision to buy clothes online, take the time to read the reviews of others who have already purchased the item. It’s a great way to see what others have to say about the size, fit, and quality.
I LOVE the romantic feel of the Rooftop jumpsuit above, because it has wide flowing pant legs which are perfect for all of us ladies who like to cover our hips, rumps, and legs. It comes in regular and plus sizes, and it’s available at one of my fave online stores Modcloth. $55
If I were to walk into a store, my eyes would be drawn to the above KOH KOH dress! I like the one shoulder design, abstract print, and fuchsia, black, and pink colors. This dress comes in all sizes and at a super price of $50, available at Amazon. You must check out all the dresses & designs by KOH KOH
I had to share this plus size eVogues romper for all of us curvy ladies out there. It comes in hot pink or black, and I would add a cute necklace & a pair blingy sandals. It’s available at Amazon for $38, and if you’re looking for more trendy plus size styles, then click here: eVogues Plus Size Styles
Shoot, I would wear this colorful maxi dress around town, at the beach, or lounging around the house. It comes in several different colors & S-3X. It’s a steal at Amazon for around $30 and free Prime 2-day shipping.
I hope you enjoyed some of my jumpsuit, romper, and maxi dress picks, also some of the links above are my affiliate links and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy. Thank you for your continued support.
Oh….how I dread to clean my microwave! It’s just a yuckie job that seems to take several times to get clean, fresh, and ready to go. So, I jumped at the chance to try Zep’s Microwave Miracle Foam Cleaner, and since I am a fan of their products, I was hoping that this would zap my microwave clean and with ease.
(I was sent a free sample of Zep Microwave Miracle Foaming Cleaner to try, and then review from Crowdtap. All of the expressed opinions are my own)
Check out my video review below:
So, if you would like to give Zep a try for yourself, head over to their website and see where you can buy some of this miracle cleaner for yourself.
Here are some social media links for even more info: