How My Guy Saves On His RX Glasses!

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My hubby and I have reached the age where we both have to wear those dreaded prescription glasses, and I don’t consider a trip to the eyewear store a fun date for the two of us.   Plus, by the time you pick out your glasses, add the features that you want, you always end up paying well over $150-$300.

That’s great if you have vision insurance that will cover a pair of specs per year, but let’s face it, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t need several back up pair of glasses.  Heck, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost and found my glasses over the years, and thank goodness for places like Zenni Optical, my guy and I save big time on our RX glasses each year.




Bill Zenni Glasses



So, how do we do it?  First you upload your eyeglass prescription to Zenni, measure out what size you need, pick out a stylish pair of pair, and some features that you want.  Next, add them to your cart, check for any coupons, and buy!  Within a week or so they are in your mailbox, and here’s are recent purchase that only cost us $20 bucks shipped.  Woo Hoo!


Zenni Package



The best part, is opening that package up, and seeing your masterpiece with your own eyes!  Well, technically we will see it better after we our glasses on!  🙂



Zenni Package 2



So, if your into savings like I am, and you need some extra pairs of glasses, I highly recommend that you give Zenni Optical a try.  As you can see from the picture above, they have glasses that start at $6.95, so for that kind of money you could get a couple pairs.  Their website has some wonderful how to videos so I encourage you to watch them, and don’t forget to sign up for their e-mail, so you can always know what promotions they are running and save even more.



*Just so you know, that some of the links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission fee if you decided to buy. I thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to hearing about your Zenni glasses and of course seeing them.*


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I Reversed It With Tresemme Hair Care!

I am always on the lookout for a shampoo and conditioner system that can give my thinning and fine hair that 80’s poof that I had back in the day!   I know that there are plenty of ladies out there who can relate to my hair volume quest, and I was thrilled to try a new product that was sent to me for free from, called Reverse Wash by Tresemme.  Check out the box I received, and what was inside below:    



Tresemme VoxBox



I LOVE opening a new VoxBox!  🙂 



Tresemme Box



As you can see……the concept of this shampoo system, is to condition first and shampoo second.  I’m glad that someone finally came up with this idea, because for us ladies with fine hair most conditioners simply weigh it down and it looks greasy, limp, and styling it is almost impossible without loading up on the gel & hairspray.  


So, here’s my tips……through the years I’ve noticed that if I put too much conditioner on my hair, no matter what brand, it will weigh it down. The same goes for Tresemme’s Pre-Wash, a little goes a long way, so don’t load up on it too much, one pump is enough for me. Then you simply work it in from your roots to the tips and wait 2-3 minutes and rinse it out really well.

Part 2 is the shampoo, a quarter size will work for most people, and once again rinse it out really well. The best part for me, is how easy it was to comb out, (which means less hair in my brush), and it didn’t weigh down my hair down after I blow dried it out.  It added some shine to my color treated hair, and the volume lasted more than one day, which is wonderful because I shampoo my hair every other day.  I personally have enjoyed the feel, shine, and boom I get from Tresemme’s Reverse Wash System, and I will purchase these products in the future.  


Seriously, what more can a girl ask for. 🙂


Reverse Wash





My Top Cheap Beauty Products & Tips




Beauty Supply products 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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Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream



Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream


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.  



Salon Care Professional Processing Caps 30 Pack



Salon Care Professional Processing Caps



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.



Salon Care Butterfly Clamps 2 Inch Black And White



Salon Care Butterfly Clamps


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 mighty clamps with teeth.  Examples:  glue projects, large fabric holder, and it holds a large quanity of opened vegetable seed packets together ever so nicely.  🙂  



Black Stylist Apron




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  



Dispenser Pump For Liter Bottles



Black Dispenser Pump for Liters



Amazon 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.  


Two Blue Glass Spray Bottles





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.  


Tip:  Here is my favorite DIY beauty dry shampoo, from ( that actually works, and this sprayer doesn’t clog up like some of the others.  


More Ways To Save On Beauty Products


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.