Shopping http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1/all en-US These 8 Everyday Buys Will Be Cheaper This Summer http://www.wisebread.com/these-8-everyday-buys-will-be-cheaper-this-summer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/these-8-everyday-buys-will-be-cheaper-this-summer" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_92636795_XLARGE.jpg" alt="saving money this summer on cheaper buys" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Once summer is in full swing, it can feel like you're paying a lot of money for air conditioning, and other necessities. However, there are several things that are actually cheaper during the summer months. In the summer of 2015, many factors caused huge price increases in food and fuel. However, this summer, these problems seem to be lessened, and our budgets will benefit for it. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-dumb-ways-youre-going-to-waste-money-this-summer?ref=seealso">9 Dumb Ways You're Going to Waste Money This Summer</a>)</p> <h2>1. Beef and Dairy</h2> <p>Last year's big drought did a number on beef and dairy prices. While the drought is not officially over in some places, like California, the price of beef and dairy has decreased drastically for 2016. In fact, there's actually an oversupply of dairy and cheese right now, so stock up when prices are cheap. Most grated cheeses, feta cheese, and Parmesan cheese freeze well.</p> <p>While you will see a significant decrease in savings in the meat section at your local grocery store, you will also see a bigger savings at fast food restaurants. The cheaper beef prices allow some fast food chains to offer aggressive deals, such as Taco Bell's $1 Beefy Crunch Burrito and the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito.</p> <h2>2. Eggs</h2> <p>Last May, a bird flu outbreak caused egg prices to soar in the Midwest. Thankfully that crisis has passed, and egg prices are now at a record low. However, chicken prices are trending higher due to heat waves. So choose egg salad over chicken salad this summer to enjoy the savings.</p> <h2>3. Gas</h2> <p>Usually gas prices seem higher during the summer, since many people use the hotter months to travel and vacation. This year, however, gas prices will remain low.&nbsp;<a href="https://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/Gasoline-Prices-Little-Changed-Best-Summer-to-Hit-the-Road-In-Years-Lies-Ahead/1715-645069-3695.aspx">Gasbuddy</a> reported that the average gas prices were $2.23 per gallon in May, which is almost $0.50 cheaper than it was in May 2015.</p> <p>To save even more at the gas tank, try planning your road trip during the cooler part of the day to save on gas.</p> <h2>4. Air Travel</h2> <p>When gas prices are down, flight prices are also down. In February, the<a href="http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/press_releases/bts008_16"> Department of Transportation</a> announced that the average cost of airfare was the cheapest it has been since 2010. Now with lower fuel costs, cheaper airfare will be able to stay until the end of summer. Airfare can eat up so much of your vacation budget, so don't miss out on the opportunity to travel with the low prices this summer.</p> <p>Try booking your airfare on a Tuesday morning and follow the airline's social media accounts to take advantage of the best flight prices. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-flight-booking-hacks-to-save-you-hundreds?ref=seealso">10 Flight Booking Hacks to Save You Hundreds</a>)</p> <h2>5. Foreign Travel</h2> <p>Get your passports ready. Not only is air travel cheaper, but traveling abroad might make your dollar stretch further. A recent GOBankingRates survey found that the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-places-to-travel-while-the-dollar-is-strong">U.S. dollar was strongest</a> in Argentina, Australia, and Europe. If you do travel, make sure to use a <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/smarter-security-and-no-foreign-transaction-fees-the-best-credit-cards-to-use-while-on-vacation?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">credit card that does not have foreign transaction fees</a>.</p> <h2>6. Whole Foods</h2> <p>Whether you have been to a Whole Foods store or not, you already know that their prices are generally outrageous. Many people associate this chain with overpriced and overrated items. Luckily, Whole Foods is now opening a cheaper version of itself with a store called 365. The store is targeted towards millennial shoppers, with Teabot machines and lower prices. The first 365 store opened in Los Angeles at the end of May. Two more 365 stores will open this year in Oregon and Washington.</p> <h2>7. Cars</h2> <p>Generally, cars are cheaper during the summer because it is the end of the peak selling season. Look for special promotions and score a vehicle while interest rates are still low. Many car buyers wait until Labor Day to start looking at cars, but some dealerships will offer hard-to-beat incentives to move their old inventory.</p> <h2>8. Winter Wear and Gear</h2> <p>You don't want to think about snuggling up in a jacket when it's hot and humid out, but early summer is a great time to get the lowest prices for winter gear before the store gets rid of their inventory altogether.</p> <p><em>What deals are you taking advantage of this summer?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-8-everyday-buys-will-be-cheaper-this-summer">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-surprising-ways-summer-will-cost-you">7 Surprising Ways Summer Will Cost You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-dumb-ways-youre-going-to-waste-money-this-summer">9 Dumb Ways You&#039;re Going to Waste Money This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-use-new-toys-to-teach-kids-about-money">How to Use New Toys to Teach Kids About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-100s-next-month-with-these-10-grocery-shopping-tips">Save $100s Next Month With These 10 Grocery Shopping Tips</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/47-simple-ways-to-waste-money">47 Simple Ways To Waste Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Shopping grocery shopping sales saving money summer summer activities summer costs summer fun Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:30:03 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 1737544 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_eyeliner_15950559.jpg" alt="Woman using best pencil eyeliner to make her eyes look good" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The right eyeliner can complement any eye makeup, making your eyes appear more youthful and alert. It can be applied to the eyelid, bottom lash line, and waterline to create anything from subtle to dramatic effects. Some beauty mavens even use eyeliner to fill in sparse eyebrows.</p> <h2>What Is Eyeliner?</h2> <p>Pencil eyeliner is a cosmetic item used to define the eyes and create a range of effects. It is generally made up of film formers, pigments, and thickeners. You can easily create everything from a soft line to a dramatic stroke to enhance your overall look. Pencil eyeliners are available in nearly every color, including glitter varieties, so you can find the perfect option to complement your personal style.</p> <h2>Top 5 Pencil Eyeliners</h2> <h3>L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDVF6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDVF6A&amp;linkId=3e1a98601485aca6f98910b2d06bfbc2"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal_4.jpg" width="15" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDVF6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDVF6A&amp;linkId=3e1a98601485aca6f98910b2d06bfbc2">L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner</a> won&rsquo;t smudge for up to 16 hours, providing a full day of dependable wear with no touch-ups or hassle. The retractable pencil is creamy, fade-proof, long lasting, and easy to apply. The rich formula glides on smoothly and evenly and sets quickly. You can achieve expert, precise application thanks to the built-in sharpener, which will allow you to create a sharp point every time. It also has a convenient smudger on the other end of the pencil so you can perfectly blend it. At the end of the day, it is easy to remove with eye makeup remover or <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes">cleansing wipes</a>. The ophthalmologist-tested eyeliner is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.</p> <p>This is L&rsquo;Oreal&rsquo;s most advanced mechanical liner. Good Housekeeping selected it as the top retractable pencil because it offers high performance at an affordable price. Many reviewers also found that this is their favorite eyeliner, even after comparing it to some of the most expensive brands out there. If you prefer kajal pencils, try the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EIIAPA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005EIIAPA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=885ac92355fd295eb6ef9a74e45a06d5">L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Liner</a>. For a creamier look, try the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BCZ93Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B004BCZ93Q&amp;linkId=2ddaca9ab9daba1068fe461662f3ad9b">L'Oreal Paris Pencil Perfect Self-Advancing Eyeliner</a>. For a blended, smudgy look, try the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DT0DNP2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00DT0DNP2&amp;linkId=bf6f39f36867346c2e162bca438b6c8b">L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeliner</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDVF6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDVF6A&amp;linkId=3e1a98601485aca6f98910b2d06bfbc2"><em>Currently $8.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner With SoftFlex</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2JG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2JG&amp;linkId=64b9b4e67927754fd8d5cec8af31c8c9"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/revlon_2.jpg" width="83" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2JG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2JG&amp;linkId=64b9b4e67927754fd8d5cec8af31c8c9">Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner with SoftFlex</a> glides on smoothly to create a fine line of rich, intense color that lasts up to 16 hours. The twist-up, retractable pencil features a built-in sharpener so you can get the perfectly sharp tip every time. The ophthalmologist-tested eyeliner is easy to apply and has a creamy tip, so it won&rsquo;t pull or tug of your delicate eyelids. The waterproof formula is long lasting and won&rsquo;t fade away or wear, smudge or smear off. At the end of the day, it is easy to remove.</p> <p>This is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and has outstanding online reviews. Many reviewers have compared it to the more expensive brands and this one always comes out on top.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2JG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2JG&amp;linkId=64b9b4e67927754fd8d5cec8af31c8c9"><em>Currently $7.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Cover girl Queen Collection Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SYWTFG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001SYWTFG&amp;linkId=a9ee511ce971e733fa8de7f821f24238"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/covergirl_2.jpg" width="84" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SYWTFG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001SYWTFG&amp;linkId=a9ee511ce971e733fa8de7f821f24238">CoverGirl Queen Collection Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner</a> is easy to apply, glides on, and stays put for hours without smudging or wearing off. The ophthalmologically-tested is ideal for professional makeup artists, as well as nonprofessionals, because it gives you optimal control and versatility. The water resistant pencil is self-sharpening, making it the perfect choice for your travel makeup bag. This also ensures that you always have a sharp point for precise lines. It also has a soft smudge tip for expert blending.</p> <p>This is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and has outstanding reviews online. If you&rsquo;d rather have an eyeliner that helps you achieve the perfect smudged look, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R5DUNM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B000R5DUNM&amp;linkId=0667230b194f0ef41bc1e76a341385ee">CoverGirl Perfect Blend Pencil</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SYWTFG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B001SYWTFG&amp;linkId=a9ee511ce971e733fa8de7f821f24238"><em>Currently $4.19 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNK5UR2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00DNK5UR2&amp;linkId=d690c4bca2e83c8423146624af2af086"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/rimmel_1.jpg" width="23" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNK5UR2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00DNK5UR2&amp;linkId=d690c4bca2e83c8423146624af2af086">Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner</a> is waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, heatproof, and humidity-proof, so it can handle whatever your day has in store. It is ultra smooth, creamy, and glides on effortlessly, so it won&rsquo;t tug or pull on your delicate eye area. The long lasting kohl pencil offers high-intensity color for a more dramatic effect. The dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested eyeliner is safe for sensitive eyes.</p> <p>This budget-friendly eyeliner is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and has outstanding online reviews. Reviewers have found that the drugstore favorite can stand up to some of the most expensive brands on the market.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNK5UR2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00DNK5UR2&amp;linkId=d690c4bca2e83c8423146624af2af086"><em>Currently $4.17 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Prestige Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009X0TNQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B0009X0TNQ&amp;linkId=678c922c0e88795fb3e4fc13d84e20ad"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/prestige.jpg" width="245" height="20" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009X0TNQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B0009X0TNQ&amp;linkId=678c922c0e88795fb3e4fc13d84e20ad">Prestige Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner</a> features a twist-up color application that retracts and never needs sharpening. The waterproof eyeliner is long-lasting, easy to use, and smear-proof, so you won&rsquo;t need to worry about raccoon eyes. The automatic eyeliner is highly pigmented, has a soft, rounded point, and applies smoothly and evenly, without pulling or tugging on the delicate eye area.</p> <p>The affordable dermatologically-approved eyeliner is an Allure favorite and has outstanding online reviews. If you prefer a traditional pencil, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CIQTUM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B003CIQTUM&amp;linkId=6bd2e610265f3d920064a87ecd779bab">Prestige Eyeliner</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009X0TNQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B0009X0TNQ&amp;linkId=678c922c0e88795fb3e4fc13d84e20ad"><em>Currently $6.49 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best pencil eyeliners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pencil-eyeliners">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras">The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products eyeliner makeup pencil eyeliner pencil eyeliners product reviews shopping Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:08 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1737978 at http://www.wisebread.com Why Do We Feel Buyer’s Remorse, Anyway? http://www.wisebread.com/why-do-we-feel-buyer-s-remorse-anyway <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/why-do-we-feel-buyer-s-remorse-anyway" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_credit_card_19096631.jpg" alt="Woman feeling buyer&#039;s remorse and wondering why" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jackie Lam does just about everything she can to avoid buyer's remorse &mdash; the sinking feeling you sometimes get after making a large purchase, like you've just made a big financial mistake.</p> <p>Lam, the head writer and founder of the frugal living blog Cheapsters.org, calls herself a big fan of taking her time when buying big-ticket items. As she says, &quot;I create as much friction as possible, or barriers to making that purchase, so I can really mull over my decision to make sure it's the right one for me.&quot;</p> <p>But even Lam admits to feeling the occasional twinge of buyer's remorse.</p> <p>The truth is, buyer's remorse might be inevitable. There's an actual science behind it.</p> <h2>Avoidance vs. Approach Motivations</h2> <p>The WhoWhatWear blog last year ran an <a href="http://www.whowhatwear.com/why-we-get-buyers-remorse">interview with Art Markman</a>, a professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He told the site that something called the <em>avoidance motivational system</em> is the tool that helps consumers avoid negative consequences such as accumulating large amounts of credit card debt. Say you see a computer that you really want. Your avoidance motivational system might kick in and prevent you from making that purchase if doing so would result in huge charge on your credit card bill that you can't pay off.</p> <p>Ideally, the avoidance motivational system would encourage you to, say, save up enough money so that you could pay off that credit card charge in full at the end of the month.</p> <p>Markman, though, told WhoWhatWear that there are times when the avoidance motivational system is overwhelmed by a second motivational system, the <em>approach system</em>. This system encourages you to get whatever you think will make you happy at a given moment.</p> <p>When you're out shopping, whether you're looking at big-ticket items such as cars or homes, or smaller items such as clothing or perfume, the approach motivational system will override the avoidance system, causing you to make purchases that maybe don't make financial sense.</p> <p>Then, when you get home with that new laptop or flat-screen TV, you'll start to feel guilty about spending your money. That's because the approach motivational system loses its power after you've made a buy, letting the avoidance motivational system kick back in, stronger than ever. This leads to that awful feeling of buyer's remorse.</p> <p>Linda Jones, chief executive officer of Be Wealthy &amp; Smart, an online business and wealth mentoring company, sums it up this way: &quot;Buyer's remorse is a physical reaction to chemical endorphins released in our body. Studies have shown that shopping gives us a rush in our brain, a high. But it only lasts a short time.&quot;</p> <p>And when that rush disappears? Regret over an unnecessary purchase often kicks in.</p> <p>Jones points to research by Brunel University in the UK saying that shopping is associated with increased activity in the left prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain that is linked to positive thinking and pleasure. The report found that levels of dopamine can rise significantly even if you're just window shopping without planning to buy anything.</p> <h2>Beating Buyer&rsquo;s Remorse</h2> <p>Jones said that the best way to avoid buyer's remorse is to understand this science and to take the steps necessary to beat it. This means making a list of your spending priorities and following it, even when your brain is telling you to overspend on that new outfit.</p> <p>For instance, you might decide that your first priority is to spend on your home, your second on food for the week, and your third for any school supplies or clothing that your kids might need. By keeping these priorities at the top of your spending list, you'll increase your odds of resisting that urge to splurge on a sports car that could bust your budget, Jones said.</p> <p>Others avoid buyer's remorse by going on what Elle Kaplan, founder and chief executive officer of LeXION Capital, calls the all-cash diet: You carry around the amount of cash you've budgeted for the entire week while leaving your credit card at home. This way, even if the chemicals in your brain are telling to you buy something extra, the money in your pocket won't let you.</p> <p>&quot;Buyer's remorse can leave you with more than a regrettable purchase; it can also lead to spiraling debt and bankruptcy,&quot; Kaplan said. &quot;It can be easy to get swept up in the moment and buy that 'must have' big-ticket item while ignoring future consequences.&quot;</p> <p><em>How do you stave off buyer's remorse?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dan-rafter">Dan Rafter</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/why-do-we-feel-buyer-s-remorse-anyway">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-your-brain-tricks-you-into-spending">4 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Spending</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-its-hard-to-be-frugal-and-how-to-talk-yourself-into-it-anyway">When it&#039;s hard to be frugal (and how to talk yourself into it anyway)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-use-cash-for-these-11-things">Never Use Cash for These 11 Things</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-americans-spent-their-money-in-the-1950s">This Is How Americans Spent Their Money in the 1950s</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/47-simple-ways-to-waste-money">47 Simple Ways To Waste Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping buyer’s remorse cash must-haves overspending psychology regret Spending Money Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:30:21 +0000 Dan Rafter 1736374 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Foot Creams http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-foot-creams" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_feet_nails_63321973.jpg" alt="Woman using best foot creams to get pretty feet" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your feet need a little TLC if you want them to look their very best. After all, they support you every day and take on the tough streets and uncomfortable shoes that we all tend to gravitate toward. Fortunately, there are a number of powerful foot creams that can help reverse damage and revive your feet in no time.</p> <h2>What Is Foot Cream?</h2> <p>Foot cream is a deeply moisturizing cream that penetrates deeper into the skin to make the feet look younger, smoother, and more rejuvenated. Whether you suffer from dry feet, cracked heels, or calluses, a powerful foot cream can repair the damage and help prevent dry skin in the future. It can also help with aches and pains in the feet.</p> <p>Foot creams will leave your feet looking and feeling softer and more youthful in no time. Apply them to dry feet anytime, and for extra moisturization benefits, consider slathering on foot cream and wearing thick cotton socks to bed to wake up to the softest, smoothest feet imaginable. Many people also find it very effective to wear foot cream under socks before working out or sweating, as this will allow your feet to absorb more of the cream, more quickly. Pay particular attention to heels, toes, ankles, and any other dry areas of the feet to have sandal-ready feet year round.</p> <h2>Top 5 Foot Creams</h2> <h3>O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002QB9NE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0002QB9NE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c6abddffc842d52529d946871f726902"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/okeeffes.jpg" width="200" height="199" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002QB9NE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0002QB9NE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c6abddffc842d52529d946871f726902">O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet Foot Cream</a> claims to work in a matter of days. The unscented lotion can heal dry, cracked, split skin and seals in moisture so your feet are softer and smoother than ever. The odorless formula is non greasy, non oily, and hydrates the skin better than expensive prescription-strength creams. The concentrated daily foot cream is ideal for all skin types, including diabetic feet.</p> <p>This is Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in foot creams and lotions, one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items, and is backed by outstanding online reviews, including nearly 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also backed by a money-back guarantee. If you need extra hand moisturization as well, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N3W70L4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00N3W70L4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=9d716f1ef55735758b42e33efc807824">O'Keeffe's Working Hands and Healthy Feet Combination Pack</a>, which has more than 900 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002QB9NE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0002QB9NE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c6abddffc842d52529d946871f726902"><em>Currently $8.35 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GAOV2G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GAOV2G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=821498cbc2d952ff8f491ea7b2557286"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loccitane_0.jpg" width="155" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The best-selling <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GAOV2G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GAOV2G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=821498cbc2d952ff8f491ea7b2557286">L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream</a> smells just as amazing as it works. It has 15% shea butter, along with purifying lavender essential oil and anti-inflammatory arnica extract arnica. The intensely moisturizing formula will work to quickly relax, nourish, purify, and reduce redness and irritation in dry, damaged feet. It also contains mint, which produces a cooling, relaxing sensation, so tired feet will feel relieved after a long day.</p> <p>This sensational foot cream is recommended by InStyle, Huffington Post, Rank &amp; Style, and AllWomenStalk. It also has outstanding reviews online. If you need extra hand moisturization as well, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002U0KUTE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002U0KUTE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7b3473cc67cbf9c6b49e00cc39950ad9">L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream</a>, which is recommended by Allure, Essence, InStyle, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, and <em>The Today Show</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GAOV2G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GAOV2G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=821498cbc2d952ff8f491ea7b2557286"><em>Currently $28.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Eucerin Intensive Repair, Extra-Enriched Foot Crème</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009F3M6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009F3M6A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=873ac4e8537dd375c7062933f3bdc247"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/eucerin_0.jpg" width="89" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or are diabetic, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009F3M6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009F3M6A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=873ac4e8537dd375c7062933f3bdc247">Eucerin Intensive Repair, Extra-Enriched Foot Crème</a> will work wonders for you. Even the driest of feet are no match for this thick, rich cream. The intensely moisturizing crème is clinically proven to help heal rough, cracked feet and heels by preventing moisture loss. The popular cream is fragrance-free and is enriched with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and urea to help gently exfoliate feet and dissolve calluses and pressure sores on the feet. The gentle formula absorbs quickly and will not leave a greasy or oily residue behind. The thick, glycerin-based formula can result in noticeably softer, smoother feet in as little as two weeks.</p> <p>This comes in a pack of three, providing a great value. It is dermatologist recommended, an Amazon best seller, and the #1 pharmacist recommended foot crème. It is also recommended by Real Simple, Rank &amp; Style, and AllWomenStalk. If you need extra hand moisturization as well, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001699TI8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001699TI8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=8e5f863f9d03e8f0e3b0e97d02dc2404">Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Crème</a>, which is recommended by Good Housekeeping, Allure, Total Beauty, and <em>The Today Show</em>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009F3M6A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009F3M6A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=873ac4e8537dd375c7062933f3bdc247"><em>Currently $16.47 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Miracle of Aloe Miracle Foot Repair Cream</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I934G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0050I934G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=57591edc0a9c1e1e34722489b667e3be"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/miracle%20of%20aloe.jpg" width="95" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>As America&rsquo;s #1 selling foot cream, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I934G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0050I934G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=57591edc0a9c1e1e34722489b667e3be">Miracle of Aloe Miracle Foot Repair Cream</a> is trusted by millions. The gentle formula contains 60% aloe made with organic aloe vera leaves, which can help cure feet and temporarily relieve pain, itching, and irritation. It can be a &ldquo;miracle&rdquo; for rough, dry, itchy feet and cracking, painful heels. It is fragrance-free, non-greasy, and can provide nearly immediate relief. It penetrates through several layers of skin to get to the source of the problem to soften feet and relieve unpleasant food odors. It is also safe for diabetic use.</p> <p>This &ldquo;As Seen On TV&rdquo; lotion can actually hold up to its lofty claims and has rave reviews online.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I934G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0050I934G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=57591edc0a9c1e1e34722489b667e3be"><em>Currently $9.55 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Crème</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VV0APS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VV0APS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=039c4a0b8864c2e27063dd1d9a02680a"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/burt%27s%20bees.jpg" width="73" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a powerful natural choice that really works, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VV0APS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VV0APS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=039c4a0b8864c2e27063dd1d9a02680a">Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Crème</a>. It is made from entirely natural ingredients, like vitamin E, coconut oil, and rosemary and peppermint extract. It can refresh and rejuvenate even the driest skin and heal cracked heels, leaving your feet soft, smooth, and revived. It has a thick honey consistency, smells great, and can protect your feet from future damage. The ointment-like consistency has a honey texture, which works by warming up with the heat of your feet, becoming smooth and spreadable.</p> <p>This best-selling daily foot cream is available in a range of scents to suit your personal preferences. It is recommended by sites like Rank &amp; Style and AllWomenStalk, and has a large, devoted following.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VV0APS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000VV0APS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=039c4a0b8864c2e27063dd1d9a02680a"><em>Currently $9.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best foot creams. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers">The 5 Best Nail Polish Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-flosses">The 5 Best Flosses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best feet foot cream foot creams hygiene mani pedi product reviews shopping Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1733681 at http://www.wisebread.com Easy Ways to Save on 7 Everyday Buys http://www.wisebread.com/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_33629166_XLARGE.jpg" alt="saving money on everyday buys" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are some payments and purchases you make because you have to, like gas, insurance, and a mortgage &mdash; but there are others that you make because they make you feel good. By saving money on your favorite purchases, you'll likely purchase them more often and thus, have a happier and more fulfilling life.</p> <p>Here's how you can save money on your favorite everyday things.</p> <h2>1. Restaurants</h2> <p>We all love dining out for a meal. But dinner at a nice restaurant can quickly eat up your budget, especially if you're going out two or three times a week. If you're a person who loves to go out for food, there are three things you should explore:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2822544-12562208-1462979854000">Groupon</a>: With restaurant discounts of up to 75%, you could essentially go out three times as often as you do now, for the same price.</li> <li><a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-2822544-10849242-1415311741000">Restaurant.com</a>: Get $25 certificates for as low as $4. Note that they have a new batch of certificates at the beginning of each month, and costs will keep going down as the month progresses, but it also might mean that the certificates for the restaurants you want will be sold out. No matter when you buy them, you'll still get a nice discount on your meal.</li> <li><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">Rewards Credit Cards for Dining Out</a>: Use the best credit card that offers rewards at restaurants, for example the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chase-sapphire-preferred-review?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">Chase Sapphire Preferred Card</a> offers 2x points for dining. Or a general <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">cash back credit card</a> like the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/unlimited-cash-back-the-quicksilver-cash-rewards-credit-card?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card</a>: which offers unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases.</li> </ul> <h2>2. Travel</h2> <p>Once you become a Groupon member, you can get discounts on vacation packages, but once you're in the country, you should also look for local discount cards. Simply run a Google search with your planned destination and &quot;discount card.&quot; It should be something like this: &quot;Venice Discount Card.&quot;</p> <p>The Venice discount card has excellent discounts on transport, sights, and cultural events. You can find similar discount cards in Bangkok, <a href="http://www.cancun-discounts.com/cancun-discount-card.htm">Cancun</a>, <a href="https://www.parispass.com/">Paris</a>, <a href="https://www.londonpass.com/">London</a> and pretty much every major tourist town.</p> <p>You may be surprised how often there's a discount card on offer and these things can save you a lot of money! In Malta for example, the Malta Discount Card saves 50% off at dozens of restaurants, as well as discounts on tours, attractions, and water sports. You're likely to pay off the cost of the card within a day, so I recommend always searching for them before going anywhere.</p> <h2>3. Alcohol</h2> <p>Costco, Costco, Costco. You probably already have a number of Kirkland products in your house, but did you know that Kirkland alcohol was compared in a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oei8K2TYg9s">blind taste test</a> and the tasters couldn't decide if the expensive brands were better than Kirkland?</p> <p>They weren't drinking the liquor with mixers, either. Straight up, these people couldn't agree on the better booze. The Kirkland brand alcohol is as much as 75% cheaper, and if the experts can't tell the difference, you should probably get your buzz on for a bit less with the Costco brand.</p> <h2>4. Movies</h2> <p>Head to the library. You remember that stuffy, quiet place where you had to go to get information in the '80s? As libraries are becoming more and more obsolete, they've made some efforts to bring in new clientele. One of the ways they've done this is by adding DVDs to their inventory.</p> <p>Go to the library, apply for a library card, and take out as many DVDs as you want. They even stock some TV series box sets, so you can save a few bucks of your cable bill as well.</p> <h2>5. Coffee</h2> <p>Stop going to Starbucks! That $3 Americano that you're buying could be made at home for much less.</p> <p>Pick up a <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P0ZMWEC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00P0ZMWEC&amp;linkId=8bd38a03a49d9f429ee6f94b039d1276">2.2 pound bag of delicious Lavazza Espresso</a> on Amazon for under $20, then buy yourself a <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H2BQATK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B00H2BQATK&amp;linkId=51aa792433c4a0820c782f0aaf0ed330">Handpresso machine</a>. This thing can make the perfect cup of espresso every time, plus it's compact, and you don't need electricity to use it so you can take it anywhere.</p> <p>That 2.2 pound bag of coffee will make 120 cups of Americano coffee, meaning that each cup will cost you less than 17 cents, rather than $3. By the time you finish that bag, you'll have saved $340 on coffee, which pays off the cost of the Handpresso machine two times over!</p> <h2>6. Yoga</h2> <p>Your yoga instructor may not be happy that I'm telling you this, but you can get free Yoga classes on YouTube every day. There are some excellent channels like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeYogaTV">Free Yoga TV</a>, that have professional yogis giving quality classes online for zero dollars.</p> <p>The best part of YouTube yoga, is that you can play it from your smartphone and turn pretty much anywhere into your own personal yoga studio. No more having to head to the gym or yoga center. Lock the door in your office, lay down a mat, and stretch to your heart's content.</p> <h2>7. Groceries</h2> <p>If you're not a foodie who loves to cook at home, maybe groceries aren't one of your favorite purchases. But even so, they're a costly budget item that everyone has to purchase every week. With <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/grocery-pal/id339684652?mt=8">Grocery Pal</a>, <a href="http://www.couponsherpa.com/mobile-coupons/">Coupon Sherpa</a>, and the right credit cards, you can save a lot of money on your groceries.</p> <p>Grocery Pal helps you find weekly sales at your local supermarkets, like Safeway, Whole Foods, Smart&amp;Final, Walmart, Target, and more. Coupon Sherpa helps you find all the right coupons for the stuff in your cart, and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">credit cards that reward grocery purchases</a> will put more money back into your wallet. For example, the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cashing-in-at-the-supermarket-blue-cash-preferred-card-from-american-express-review?utm_source=wisebread&amp;utm_medium=internal&amp;utm_campaign=article">Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express</a> will give you 6% cash back on your supermarket purchases! Terms and limitations apply.</p> <p><em>What are your favorite purchases, and how do you save money on them? Share with everyone in the comments below!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/nick-wharton">Nick Wharton</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-use-cash-for-these-11-things">Never Use Cash for These 11 Things</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day">3 Smart Ways to Save on Father&#039;s Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-ways-your-credit-card-will-save-you-money-while-holiday-shopping">11 Ways Your Credit Card Will Save You Money While Holiday Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-smart-ways-to-save-on-audio-books">8 Smart Ways to Save on Audio Books</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-simple-shopping-list-strategy-from-5-meal-plan-will-save-you-big">This Simple Shopping List Strategy From $5 Meal Plan Will Save You Big</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Credit Cards Entertainment Shopping budgeting coffee credit cards groceries restaurants saving money shopping travel vacation Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:30:05 +0000 Nick Wharton 1735240 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Ways to Convince a Store Clerk to Give You a Deal http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-convince-a-store-clerk-to-give-you-a-deal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-to-convince-a-store-clerk-to-give-you-a-deal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shopping_bag_83996573.jpg" alt="Woman finding ways to convince store clerk to give her a deal" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The time and effort required to &quot;extreme coupon&quot; is something that many of us&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/extreme-couponing-5-reasons-why-i-ll-pass">would rather pass on</a>. Instead, learn the right questions to ask store employees to score the best deal possible. Sometimes they'll pass along an exclusive coupon, and sometimes they'll drop clues on the best day of the week to shop, or the products they can mark down for you. By knowing the right questions to ask, you can easily maximize your savings on your next shopping trip. Here's what you need to know.</p> <h2>1. Ask About Markdown Days</h2> <p>Most retailers, both small and large, have specific days of the week when they do their internal store markdowns. Whether it's adding new items to the clearance section, or reducing the price on already reduced clearance products, if you know the &quot;markdown&quot; day, you can shop when the selection is the greatest and actually save some money. Alternatively, if you shop on the day before they do their markdowns, you'll find the clearance section picked over and will offer little of value. Avoid that day if you can by asking when the store does their markdowns.</p> <p>For example, a Macy's employee told me to shop on a Tuesday as they have all their markdowns done by then. Also, if you're a Kohl's shopper, I was told to shop on the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month. The bottom-line is to have the conversation at your favorite store as the information can really help you shop when the clearance section is stacked with fresh deals. I have found that most employees are very open to share this information if you have a friendly chat with them.</p> <h2>2. Ask About Floor Models and Imperfect Items</h2> <p>When I worked at The Home Depot, floor employees were given the authority to markdown imperfect items, scratch and dents, and floor models in order to clear them out of the store quickly. This included marking down damaged packaging that did not affect the quality of the actual product.</p> <p>I can remember having regular customers who would ask me specifically if we had any such items that they could get a deal on. I'd then happily point to them the products I could mark down for them and they often got stuff for 25%&ndash;30% off the original retail price. Start asking employees at stores like The Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, and Walmart about deals on floor items and imperfect stuff. If you can't find any specific items to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-retailers-where-you-can-negotiate-a-lower-price">ask for a discount</a>, then just ask an employee, &quot;Do you have any screaming deals on floor models or scratch and dents?&quot; Then just follow them to the real deals in the store.</p> <h2>3. Ask for a Coupon</h2> <p>Many retailers arm their employees with special coupons and discounts to freely hand out to customers in an effort to build store loyalty and goodwill. So if you're shopping in-store, and you can't find a coupon via your smartphone, start a polite conversation with an employee and ask if they might have a coupon to use. You have absolutely nothing to lose and significant savings to gain. JCPenney, Macy's, Old Navy, Bed Bath &amp; Beyond, and Cost Plus are a few of the stores where this has been known to work effectively.</p> <h2>4. Expired Coupon? Use It Anyway</h2> <p>Have you ever been on a shopping trip and pulled a coupon out of your purse or wallet only to realize it expired last week? For a frugal shopper, it can be a sickening feeling. Next time this happens, still try to use the expired coupon as often the cashier will say, &quot;Oh sorry, this one is expired. But I have one here by the register that you can use.&quot; They'll then scan it for you and you'll save some cash. Stores where I have used this strategy successfully include Bed Bath &amp; Beyond, Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Harbor Freight Tools.</p> <h2>5. Find Out Which Items You Can Negotiate</h2> <p>It's no secret that retailers have certain products that offer a larger profit margin than others. I recently had a Best Buy employee tell me that products with a bigger profit margin are the items they can negotiate a lower price on. He went on to say that high-end TVs often have more wiggle room in price than those in the $250&ndash;$500 range.</p> <p>Use this information to your advantage and try to politely negotiate a lower price on higher end electronics. If you're worried about looking cheap, try the &quot;bundling&quot; technique. This is when you bundle a TV with a Blu-ray player and ask for a 15% discount if you buy both on the spot. This will also often work at big-box home improvement stores. Think things like a lawn mower purchased with a weed eater, or chain saw with a carrying case and new chain.</p> <h2>6. Ask About Upcoming Sales</h2> <p>When I worked retail, I always had some insider knowledge on upcoming sales events or exclusive coupons and rebates. Most floor employees at big-box retailers have an idea of when prices will probably get better. So ask them when they recommend you should buy to maximize your savings. They'll often tell you to come back on a specific day or weekend as everything will be on sale or when there will be a great coupon available. In either case, just by asking, you can easily get some insider knowledge that'll save you some money.</p> <p><em>What outside-the-box tricks do you use to score a great deal?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kyle-james">Kyle James</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-convince-a-store-clerk-to-give-you-a-deal">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-coupon-rules-that-stores-let-you-break">4 Coupon Rules That Stores Let You Break</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-times-coupons-trick-you-into-spending-more-money">5 Times Coupons Trick You Into Spending More Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-10-best-couponing-apps">The 10 Best Couponing Apps</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-genius-ways-to-save-on-cyber-monday">6 Genius Ways to Save on Cyber Monday</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping bargains buying coupons discounts negotiating retail saving money strategy Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:30:20 +0000 Kyle James 1732053 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_face_lotion_83347777.jpg" alt="Woman using best tinted moisturizers on her face" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If foundation is too heavy for your skin, or you only need light coverage, a tinted moisturizer can provide the perfect solution. The tinted multitasking product can moisturize, cover up imperfections, and leave you with dewy, flawless-looking skin.</p> <h2>What Is Tinted Moisturizer?</h2> <p>Tinted moisturizer is the ultimate multitasker. The cosmetic item can save you time every morning and can save you money by serving as multiple products in one. It can serve as a moisturizer, light foundation, and sunscreen in one. It can moisturize, even out the skin tone, mask redness, cover up imperfections, and give the skin a radiant, natural-looking finish.</p> <p>Tinted moisturizer can be worn either alone or under makeup. It can be applied with your hands, or with a makeup sponge or foundation brush.</p> <h2>Top 5 Tinted Moisturizers</h2> <h3>Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036FKBEG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036FKBEG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=43dfc235444366c9a9d21b8d9505d2cd"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/laura%20mercier_0.jpg" width="77" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The award-winning <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036FKBEG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036FKBEG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=43dfc235444366c9a9d21b8d9505d2cd">Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer</a> is a cult classic for a reason. While it&rsquo;s the most expensive option on our list, reviewers tend to agree that it is well worth the high cost. The noncomedogenic moisturizer offers great coverage, as well as UVA/UVB protection with broad-spectrum SPF 20, to perfect and protect your skin. The sheer, buildable formula is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to improve your skin over time. It features a hint of color and a touch of shimmer to highlight the skin. The light shimmer will leave your skin looking dewy, with a &ldquo;glowing from within&rdquo; appearance. You won&rsquo;t need to worry about it looking too sparkly as reviewers find that the illuminating effect looks natural and sophisticated. The lightweight, moisture-packed formula glides on and lasts all day to give you beautiful, radiant, flawless-looking skin that you can feel confident in.</p> <p>The fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested formula is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin, and is available in a range of shades to match your skin tone. Consumer Search selected this as the best tinted moisturizer and it is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product. It is also recommended by Allure, Elle, NewBeauty, InStyle, The Huffington Post, and Health Magazine. It is a celebrity favorite and is commonly used by professional makeup artists. It also has rave reviews online, including nearly 1,000 five-star reviews on Sephora.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036FKBEG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036FKBEG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=43dfc235444366c9a9d21b8d9505d2cd"><em>Currently $44.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S56ISFU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00S56ISFU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=a698031d05eebd49cf021e17e30e4d61"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bare%20minerals_1.jpg" width="87" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S56ISFU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00S56ISFU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=a698031d05eebd49cf021e17e30e4d61">Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream</a> is really unique. It is commonly referred to as a BB cream, CC cream, and tinted moisturizer in one because it offers so many benefits at once. It has a light, cooling gel cream formula, which glides on the skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth with a dewy glow. It evens out skin tone, minimizes redness, and offers sheer-to-medium coverage. It also has nonchemical, mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from the sun. It contains a number of hydrating ingredients, such as marine botanicals and glycerin, to increase skin hydration by 215% after just one week. It is also formulated without silicone, oils, or parabens, and won&rsquo;t leave any stickiness or greasiness behind.</p> <p>The fragrance-free formula is available in 10 different shades to best match your skin tone. It was the #1 Prestige Foundation Launch in 2015. It is also an Allure &ldquo;Best of Beauty&rdquo; Winner and recommended by The Huffington Post, Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar, and xoVain. It also has outstanding online reviews, including nearly 700 five-star reviews on Sephora.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S56ISFU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00S56ISFU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=a698031d05eebd49cf021e17e30e4d61"><em>Currently $27.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDZAHA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDZAHA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=cbd7946f947912c4c38f796c3c02e3df"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/stila_0.jpg" width="83" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you tried the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDZAHA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDZAHA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=cbd7946f947912c4c38f796c3c02e3df">stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer</a> once in the past, you&rsquo;ll be happy to know that they have improved the already-amazing formula to give you even better results. The oil-free lotion feels light on the skin and is designed to last all day. It has a natural appearance, with good coverage, so you&rsquo;re left with smooth, hydrated, beautiful-looking skin. It can even out skin tone, cover up imperfections, and even help prevent premature aging and diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The hydrating formula contains skin-enhancing ingredients like ginger root extract, Ginkgo biloba leaf extract, and camomile to provide antioxidant benefits. It also contains micro-fine light diffusing pigments that create a sheer luminous wash of natural color and a subtle glow with no greasiness or stickiness. It has broad spectrum SPF 20 to protect your skin from the sun and is water-resistant for 80 minutes, so you won&rsquo;t need to worry about sweating.</p> <p>This iconic long-standing favorite is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is available in a range of mostly neutral shades to best suit your skin tone. It is recommended by Allure, The Huffington Post, and a number of professional makeup artists.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BDZAHA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004BDZAHA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=cbd7946f947912c4c38f796c3c02e3df"><em>Currently $34.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NYNIP0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002NYNIP0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c7f538d899527e467063c8b5f8f2c2da"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/the%20balm_0.jpg" width="77" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you like a natural look, then <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NYNIP0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002NYNIP0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c7f538d899527e467063c8b5f8f2c2da">theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer</a> is perfect for you. It offers a silky smooth finish and light coverage to conceal any imperfections. It blends well to leave your skin looking soft, dewy, and perfectly polished. The hydrating, long lasting moisturizer also has broad-spectrum SPF 18 to help protect your skin from the sun.</p> <p>The weightless moisturizer is ideal for all skin types and is available in seven shades. It is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and recommended by Elle. It also has outstanding online reviews and is a must-have product for beauty mavens and YouTube vloggers alike.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NYNIP0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002NYNIP0&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c7f538d899527e467063c8b5f8f2c2da"><em>Currently $22.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X1QKO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X1QKO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c5777af32ddf7ca82c177e2cea3a656b"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/elf_1.jpg" width="108" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you want an affordable option that will work well without breaking the budget, try the lightweight <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X1QKO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X1QKO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c5777af32ddf7ca82c177e2cea3a656b">e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer</a>. It leaves behind a moisturizing sheer tint of color that can help even out your skin tone, enhance your complexion, and leave you with radiant-looking skin. It is breathable and glides on the skin, without leaving an oily or greasy feeling behind. The multitasker moisturizes, conceals, protects the skin, and leaves a light glow behind to help you find your most flawless skin yet. The hydrating formula contains nourishing, anti-aging ingredients like aloe, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E. It also has UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sun protection with SPF 20.</p> <p>This e.l.f. best-seller is available in a range of colors to best match your skin tone. It has outstanding online reviews, is trusted by professional makeup artists, and is recommended by publications like Glamour Magazine. It also has outstanding online reviews and, at such an affordable price, it&rsquo;s worth a shot.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X1QKO2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X1QKO2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c5777af32ddf7ca82c177e2cea3a656b"><em>Currently $6.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best tinted moisturizers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hair-serums">The 5 Best Hair Serums</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers">The 5 Best Nail Polish Removers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products facial moisturizers product reviews shopping tinted moisturizers Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1732949 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Nail Polish Removers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_mani_pedi_25335210.jpg" alt="Woman using best nail polish removers on nails" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Removing nail polish doesn&rsquo;t need to be a hassle. With the right polish remover, you can remove your old coat of color in a cinch and prepare your nails for the next polish.</p> <h2>What Is Nail Polish Remover?</h2> <p>Nail polish remover is a powerful solvent that can quickly remove polish from the nails, cuticles, and surrounding skin. While acetone polish removers work very quickly and effectively, acetone can be very damaging on the nails. It&rsquo;s best to find a gentle non-acetone nail polish remover (that actually works) to ensure the strongest, healthiest nails possible.</p> <h2>Top 5 Nail Polish Removers</h2> <h3>Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C2AYH3W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C2AYH3W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6e14301e5e100a32b891583b28b61ab7"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/zoya.jpg" width="100" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C2AYH3W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C2AYH3W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6e14301e5e100a32b891583b28b61ab7">Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover</a> is the award-winning nail polish remover you never knew you needed. The 3-in-1 formula is a nail polish remover, nail prep, and nail cleaner and conditioner in one. It will clean and prep the nails while moisturizing, nourishing, and fortifying the nail plate. It can also remove surface oils from clean nails and prepare them for the next coat of color. It also promises to make your next nail polish application last longer. It is ultra-effective, but it won&rsquo;t irritate or dry out the nails or cuticles. The mild formulation with glycerin is gentler than standard nail polish remover, but is just as effective at removing polish without leaving any streaking or staining behind. It has a pleasant lavender scent that reviewers tend to love. It comes in a portable, spill-proof big flipper pump dispenser enforced by a twist lock, so you can feel confident using it. You just push the cotton pad down on the dispenser to get the right amount of polish remover, just like in the salons.</p> <p>This is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding reviews from professionals and beauty mavens alike. It is recommended by NY Mag, and StyleCaster calls it one of the best gentle and nourishing nail polish removers available.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C2AYH3W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C2AYH3W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6e14301e5e100a32b891583b28b61ab7"><em>Currently $8.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Cutex Twist and Scrub Instant Sponge Regular</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ONF4FW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ONF4FW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=80f4156e8703d98fd1ded85ad2dec947"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/cutex.jpg" width="169" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>Cutex is the preferred drugstore brand of polish remover, so you should be happy with most of their solutions, but the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ONF4FW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ONF4FW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=80f4156e8703d98fd1ded85ad2dec947">Cutex Twist and Scrub Instant Sponge</a> is truly unique. All you do is dip your fingers into the sponge and twist to remove even stubborn polish, providing the perfect alternative to traditional nail polish. The breakthrough formula is enriched with protein to gently dissolve polish, even under cuticles. The fast, effective formula is ideal for natural nails and works twice as fast as a traditional polish remover.</p> <p>This offers a great deal because you won&rsquo;t need to buy cotton pads to use it, like you would with traditional polish remover. It won the Total Beauty Readers&rsquo; Choice Award Winner for the best nail gadget. It is also recommended by a number of YouTube vloggers. If you are looking for a more travel-friendly option, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ONF4OI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ONF4OI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=f3a400aa4f8631a6b2fb5d3bebc0a4c7">Cutex Acetone Finger Nail Polish Remover Pads</a>. The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ONF49S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ONF49S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=527ff4cc234a3e86fd0979702f85f4b3">Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover</a> is also recommended by NY Mag.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ONF4FW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ONF4FW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=80f4156e8703d98fd1ded85ad2dec947"><em>Currently $5.55 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pure Body Naturals Nail Polish Remover</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AYTGWA8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01AYTGWA8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=9ec2399e67c155df927752fe810cb98a"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/pure%20body.jpg" width="175" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for an all-natural, nontoxic way to remove polish, then the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AYTGWA8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01AYTGWA8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=9ec2399e67c155df927752fe810cb98a">Pure Body Naturals Nail Polish Remover</a> is perfect for you. The chemical-free remover is effective at removing polish and will hydrate your nails and cuticles at the same time to promote healthier-looking nails. It is just as effective as traditional nail polish remover and can even remove stubborn UV gel and glitter polishes with ease. The non-acetone remover is made with plant-based ingredients and can actually strengthen cracked and brittle nails. Simply dab a bit on each nail, allow it to sit for 2-5 minutes to soften the polish, and then gently rub the polish off. The nonflammable remover won&rsquo;t evaporate into the air like most nail polish removers, but can be easily removed with water. It has a gentle natural scent, so you won&rsquo;t have to worry about the overwhelming fumes of traditional polish removers.</p> <p>This is Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best-seller in nail polish removers, with more than 3,300 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon and is backed by a satisfaction guarantee, so you&rsquo;re bound to be happy.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AYTGWA8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01AYTGWA8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=9ec2399e67c155df927752fe810cb98a"><em>Currently $12.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000142TU4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000142TU4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c99537055102e3b383c998b61f1e1a44"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/sally%20hansen_0.jpg" width="93" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000142TU4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000142TU4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c99537055102e3b383c998b61f1e1a44">Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover</a> can help promote strong, thick nails. It is ideal for all nail types and can help strengthen and fortify soft, weak, thin nails. It can quickly and gently remove even dark colors and glitter polishes without drying out your skin or nails. The salon formula has a special blend of vitamins, protein, and nail strengthening gelatin, which can help soften cuticles and help you achieve more beautiful nails.</p> <p>You can&rsquo;t go wrong with a Sally Hansen nail polish or polish remover. This is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding online reviews. StyleCaster also recommends the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032322XA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0032322XA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=654cfcf3505da09fb5e091c7127d578e">Sally Hansen Kwik Off Nail Color Remover with vitamin E and Aloe</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000142TU4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000142TU4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c99537055102e3b383c998b61f1e1a44"><em>Currently $4.96 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015GEMSE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0015GEMSE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c36e6194f6dd4043d9b841cd87ab51e4" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/opi.jpg" width="63" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015GEMSE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0015GEMSE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c36e6194f6dd4043d9b841cd87ab51e4">OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover</a> is more effective than traditional polish removers. It is strong enough to quickly remove even the darkest shades of polish without staining the nail or skin. The nondrying formula leaves cuticles soft and supple. It also has a fruity aroma that reviewers tend to love.</p> <p>This is an Amazon best-seller and has outstanding online reviews. Coming from the popular nail polish brand, OPI, you know it&rsquo;s bound to work on even the most stubborn nail polish.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015GEMSE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0015GEMSE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=c36e6194f6dd4043d9b841cd87ab51e4"><em>Currently $5.95 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best nail polish removers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-gel-nail-polishes">The 5 Best Gel Nail Polishes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best mani pedi nail polish nail polish removers polish product reviews shopping Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1731426 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Manual Toothbrushes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_toothbrush_57301836.jpg" alt="Woman using best manual toothbrush to clean her teeth" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day, so it&rsquo;s important that you have the right toothbrush to help you get the job done right. Your toothbrush should be replaced every three months, so you have plenty of time to experiment, but we&rsquo;ve found some of the best ones to get you started.</p> <h2>What Is a Manual Toothbrush?</h2> <p>A manual toothbrush is an oral hygiene product that consists of a group of bristles attached to a handle. It is not electrically powered, so it requires the user to move the toothbrush around the teeth and gums in a circular motion. It is essential for good oral hygiene because it helps remove food and plaque from the teeth.</p> <h2>Top 5 Manual Toothbrushes</h2> <h3>Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CC6XSSQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CC6XSSQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=50832d7a6869fd9702602588100ce2a5"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/colgat.jpg" width="134" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in manual toothbrushes, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CC6XSSQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CC6XSSQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=50832d7a6869fd9702602588100ce2a5">Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush</a> can provide a better clean with circular power bristles. The polished, end-rounded bristles help protect enamel and gums, while providing a superior clean. The thin, flexible, easy-to-grip handle allows you to get a good grip, while the full head allows you to easily clean every tooth. It also features a cleaning tip, which is specially designed to clean hard-to-reach areas, like the back teeth and between the teeth.</p> <p>This affordable toothbrush is available in soft or medium varieties, depending on your preferences. The &ldquo;soft&rdquo; variety has firm bristles, so it is a hybrid between soft and medium. The colors in your pack of six toothbrushes will vary. This pack is one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon and has outstanding reviews online. Colgate also has great specialty toothbrushes, like the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008CQM4O4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008CQM4O4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=0c18fa6db56a5b8fc43ca52f7bb5687d">Colgate Max White Full Head Toothbrush</a> with whitening benefits and the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NKSLL5W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00NKSLL5W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=888a3390ee16dc4b2fdcd2b99be2f6bd">Colgate 360 Enamel Extra Soft Health Sensitive Toothbrush</a> for sensitive teeth.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CC6XSSQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CC6XSSQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=50832d7a6869fd9702602588100ce2a5"><em>Currently $7.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Medium Toothbrush</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00763LZWQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00763LZWQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=48ebd501676c806ee6ab09cf7fe0d49b"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/oralb.jpg" width="65" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you want a powerful, yet gentle, clean, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00763LZWQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00763LZWQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=48ebd501676c806ee6ab09cf7fe0d49b">Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Medium Toothbrush</a> is right for you. It offers a superior clean thanks to two flexing sides that adjust to the curves and contours of your teeth. It cleans along the gumline, but is gentle on enamel and sensitive gums. It removes up to 93% of plaque in hard-to-reach areas and up to 34% more plaque along the gumline, ensuring a cleaner mouth and fresher breath. It also reduces gingivitis and removes surface stains, providing a better clean than a traditional manual toothbrush. In fact, it promises to provide better oral health in only two weeks.</p> <p>Oral-B is the #1 dentist and hygienist recommended brand worldwide and is the brand that most dentists use themselves, so you know you&rsquo;ll get a good clean when you use one of their toothbrushes. This is available in soft or medium varieties, depending on your preferences. The colors in your pack of two toothbrushes will vary. This is an Amazon best seller, has superior online reviews, and some people claim that it works as well as electric toothbrushes. If you need a dependable floss as well, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00240UWGG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00240UWGG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ae2e68417e9dc2fbc6dfa04e08618830">Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus Mint Flavor Floss.</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00763LZWQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00763LZWQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=48ebd501676c806ee6ab09cf7fe0d49b"><em>Currently $5.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Dr. Collins Perio Toothbrush</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036ZA40W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036ZA40W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5dec62566289559b34a03834dc0504bb"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dr%20collins.jpg" width="108" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036ZA40W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036ZA40W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5dec62566289559b34a03834dc0504bb">Dr. Collins Perio Toothbrush</a> is unique because it has innovative tapered filaments that penetrate deep between the teeth and around the gums to remove plaque and debris, which offers a flossing effect. The super-slim tapered polyester bristles are less porous than nylon bristles and reduce tooth abrasion to save your tooth enamel. The bristles minimize bacterial growth and will stay put, so you won&rsquo;t have to worry about them falling out or wearing out. In fact, the bristles are expected to last about 50% longer than a traditional toothbrush.</p> <p>This toothbrush is ideal for anyone, any age, and even for those with sensitivity, with gum recession, or undergoing orthodontic treatment or gum therapy because it gently massages the gums without any pain or bleeding. The colors in your pack of three toothbrushes will vary. This is an Amazon best seller and has nearly 600 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is frequently recommended by dentists, particularly for those with extra-sensitive gums and teeth.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036ZA40W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0036ZA40W&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5dec62566289559b34a03834dc0504bb"><em>Currently $8.37 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrush</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LJ1LXN2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LJ1LXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2cca26389def175ffed3805898d72d9e"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/gum.jpg" width="104" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LJ1LXN2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LJ1LXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2cca26389def175ffed3805898d72d9e">GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrush</a> makes it easy to brush the way your dental hygienist recommends. By cleaning at a 45-degree angle, you are able to really clean around and under the gums without irritating them. The patented no-slip, quad-grip thumb pad on the handle is designed to make it easier to hold the brush at the proper angle so the bristles can penetrate deeply and accomplish subgingival (below-the-gumline) cleaning. Over time, this can help prevent gum disease. The soft compact head naturally follows over the curves of the teeth, including around molars or where teeth are missing. It also cleans between teeth (which is also great for non-flossers). The soft bristles make them ideal for anyone with sensitive teeth and gums.</p> <p>The colors in this pack of three toothbrushes will vary. This has been tested and evaluated by dental professionals and is commonly recommended by dental health professionals, like The Dental Insider. It also has outstanding reviews online.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LJ1LXN2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00LJ1LXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2cca26389def175ffed3805898d72d9e"><em>Currently $8.76 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Nimbus Microfine Toothbrush</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LB75NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LB75NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=f4f36f60e8c14cc14243f466239d2b95"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/nimbus.jpg" width="152" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LB75NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LB75NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=f4f36f60e8c14cc14243f466239d2b95">Nimbus Microfine Toothbrush</a> is gentle, but effective, so it&rsquo;s ideal if you want softness as well as complete plaque removal. It was designed by a periodontist to protect your mouth and prevent damage to the gums and teeth, while effectively removing plaque. It has long-tapered extra fine bristles along with shorter, support bristles, which together will reach into hard-to-reach areas, ensuring optimum plaque removal. The extra soft, extra-fine, flexible bristles are supported by a regular size head and comfort-engineered, easy-to-control handle. The soft, pliable bristles make them ideal for anyone with sensitive teeth and receding gums.</p> <p>This pack of five toothbrushes will last you more than a year, so it&rsquo;s a great deal. The colors in your pack will vary. This is an Amazon best seller and has outstanding online reviews. If you have little ones, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0062ELFFW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0062ELFFW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=1ad3d619759c294b280b48e84a40545f">Nimbus NIMBY Children's Toothbrush</a> as well.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LB75NI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005LB75NI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=f4f36f60e8c14cc14243f466239d2b95"><em>Currently $14.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best manual toothbrushes. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-manual-toothbrushes">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-flosses">The 5 Best Flosses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-hand-lotions">The 5 Best Hand Lotions</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-nail-polish-removers">The 5 Best Nail Polish Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best dental care hygiene manual toothbrush product reviews shopping toothbrush toothbrushes Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:00:07 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1729979 at http://www.wisebread.com 3 Smart Ways to Save on Father's Day http://www.wisebread.com/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_66361267_LARGE.jpg" alt="save money this Father&#039;s Day" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Father's Day is fast approaching, and dads and grandpas alike deserve some appreciation on their special day. Most of the nation agrees, considering this year, consumers will spend a record-breaking amount on Father's Day. From gifts to meals out, Americans plan to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160607006685/en/Father%E2%80%99s-Day-Spending-Reach-Record-High-14.3-Billion">spend $14.3 billion on dads</a> in 2016. That averages to about $125.92 spent per person on this holiday. However, this huge amount looks subpar when compared to how much was spent on Mother's Day this year, which was $21.4 billion.</p> <p>While fathers deserve the best, you don't have to blow your budget to make your husband, dad, or a grandpa feel special this year.</p> <h2>What Dads Really Want</h2> <p>If you ask Dad what he really wants, he will probably give a frustrating answer of &quot;nothing.&quot; In fact, many dads just want a day of relaxation rather than expensive cuff links or a stressful dinner at a packed restaurant. Here are a few last-minute Father's Day gift ideas that are extra thoughtful and budget-friendly.</p> <p>See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-fathers-day-gift-ideas?ref=seealso">Best Money Tips: Frugal Father's Day Gift Ideas</a></p> <h3>1. Crafts Worth Keeping</h3> <p>While the cute handmade necktie cards are a sweet gesture, try doing a craft with your kids that incorporates their handprint or footprint. This is not only cute, but it seals the memory of just how little your children's hands and feet were in their younger years. Pinterest is filled with many handprint/footprint ideas, including putting two feet together to make a heart, making a football out of a baby footprint, or making a <em>Star Wars</em> Yoda out of a footprint with the phrase, &quot;Yoda best, Dad!&quot;</p> <p>Another idea is to do a photo shoot with your kids holding up different words to a phrase, such as, &quot;I love you.&quot; Two years ago, I had my daughter pose with a letter &quot;D&quot; and &quot;A&quot; and then arranged the pictures to spell &quot;DAD&quot; on a photo card. The total cost was less than $5, and my husband still has the card on his desk at work. You can do this idea for Grandpa, too, and even older children or adult children can do this for their fathers.</p> <p>Last year, I found a printable dad survey on Pinterest and asked my three-year-old to answer questions about her daddy. The results were adorable and hilarious, and my husband asked if I would do that every year and save them.</p> <h3>2. Special Time Together</h3> <p>When's the last time you did something special just with you and your dad? Life can become so busy, and it is easy to put your relationship with your father on the back burner, especially since when we have our own families to manage. Try scheduling special one-on-one time with your father before or after Father's Day. Even if you just sit down and drink coffee together, it will be more meaningful to him then a generic card. Some other affordable ideas include hitting balls at a golfing range, going on a fishing trip (even if that is more your father's thing than yours), or seeing a local sports game together.</p> <p>If you are a family of little ones, your husband might appreciate a day or weekend alone with you or just the guys. Eric Brantner, founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribblrs.com/">Scribblrs</a> and father to a one-year-old daughter, said, &quot;What I really want for Father's Day is for a night alone with my wife. Having a one-year-old makes that next-to-impossible. But it's what I want more than anything.&quot;</p> <p>Even a trip out as a family can make a great Father's Day treat. Marcus Kusi, marriage blogger at&nbsp;<a href="http://ourpeacefulfamily.com/">Our Peaceful Family</a> and father to two toddler daughters, said, &quot;What I really want for Father's Day is to spend time with my kids, and to appreciate the opportunity they have given me to become a better person.&quot; Try a simple, stress-free outing, such as a trip to the beach or a picnic in the park.</p> <p>See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-father-s-day-gifts-dads-actually-want-for-under-100">10 Father's Day Gifts Dads Actually Want for Under $100</a></p> <h2>3. Words Matter</h2> <p>So many times we can save the gushy stuff for Mother's Day and hand our dads a funny or generic card that we signed her name to. But Dad would also appreciate a handwritten note saying how much he is loved. Because who wouldn't want to know that all of their hard efforts and sacrifices have been noticed by their family?</p> <p>Save money by avoiding the generic and cheesy Father's Day cards and opt for a handwritten note instead. Pair it with his favorite chocolate bar, and you have a meaningful gift for under $2.</p> <p>Father's Day is a day to celebrate your day and show him that you appreciate him. Don't get tied up finding the perfect gift that will impress him.</p> <p><em>What are you giving your dad/husband/grandfather for Father's Day this year?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-smart-ways-to-save-on-fathers-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys">Easy Ways to Save on 7 Everyday Buys</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-season-give-your-child-the-gift-of-fiscal-responsibility">This Season, Give Your Child the Gift of Fiscal Responsibility</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-use-new-toys-to-teach-kids-about-money">How to Use New Toys to Teach Kids About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-use-cash-for-these-11-things">Never Use Cash for These 11 Things</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-gifts-for-5-or-less">25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Family Shopping budgeting father Father's Day gifts gifts for dad Holidays saving money shopping Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:30:27 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 1730455 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/62605682.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re planning a trip to the beach, a special wedding day, or are just tired of the dreaded raccoon eyes, a waterproof mascara will give you luscious lashes that will last even through a torrential rainfall. Waterproof mascara will give you the long, thick, curly lashes you love, without the worry of smearing, smudging, or flaking.</p> <h2>What Is Waterproof Mascara?</h2> <p>Waterproof mascara is a cosmetic item that can volumize, lengthen, and curl the lashes to give you a more wide-eyed appearance. It is a makeup essential that can complete any look. Waterproof mascara tends to stay put longer and provide a better curl than regular mascara and can resist water, sweat, and moisture. While traditional mascaras have a water base, waterproof mascaras have an oil-base and more wax ingredients, which keeps the formula in place, even through tears, sweating, and whatever else life may throw at you.</p> <p>The non-water-soluble mascara won&rsquo;t budge during the day, but can be easily removed with a good oil-based eye makeup remover or facial cleansing wipe. Any type of mascara needs to be replaced every three months, so you&rsquo;ll have plenty of time to experiment to find the perfect waterproof mascara for your lashes, but we&rsquo;ve compiled a list of the very best to get you started. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mascaras?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Mascaras</a> and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes?ref=seealso">The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes</a>)</p> <h2>Top 5 Waterproof Mascaras</h2> <h3>L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKLGNOS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IKLGNOS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=aef4e853ad47101c924bab2975a06173"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal_2.jpg" width="89" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKLGNOS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IKLGNOS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=aef4e853ad47101c924bab2975a06173">L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Waterproof Mascara</a> is most unique thanks to its breakthrough asymmetrical butterfly-wing-shaped wand with flexible arches, which lift up at the outer edge to catch the full length of every lash. The short cone-shaped bristles and two winged rows can catch, separate, and coat each individual lash. The fiber-infused formula coats each lash to leave them looking longer and feeling silky. Even if you have super-short, stick-straight lashes, you will love your new fanned out butterfly lashes and fluttering volume.</p> <p>This mascara is ideal for people with sparse-looking lashes because it will lengthen each lash all the way to the outer corners of the eye. It can hold a curl well and will help you create long, full, dramatic lashes. It won&rsquo;t flake, clump, or smudge, and will stay put all day. It also volumizes lashes at the root and stretches them outward to deliver up to six times the volume. The ophthalmologist, dermatologist, and allergy-tested mascara is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.</p> <p>This has rave reviews online from beauty mavens and professional makeup artists alike. It is also recommended by Allure, Refinery29, Into the Gloss, and xoVain. If this one doesn&rsquo;t work for you, consider the alternatively highly rated and recommended <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9M4V6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9M4V6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ee9f492582970269eb13425d3e83d1ef">L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKLGNOS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IKLGNOS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=aef4e853ad47101c924bab2975a06173"><em>Currently $7.21 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008MOQN/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00008MOQN&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=b418ec5347a4eccf96463e424f779bc9"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline_4.jpg" width="94" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The bestselling <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008MOQN/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00008MOQN&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=b418ec5347a4eccf96463e424f779bc9">Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara</a> received the highest score from the Good Housekeeping lab due to its ability to resist smudging. It is volumizing, lengthening, won&rsquo;t budge or clump, and separates lashes to give more dimension and definition to the eyes. The lash-building brush and lash-doubling formula conditions, thickens, and curls even stick-straight lashes. It glides on smoothly and doubles the lash size with a buildable formula that can be easily layered. It is designed to give you thicker, healthier-looking lashes that last all day. The hypoallergenic mascara is safe for contact lens wearers and is available in five different shades.</p> <p>This has been one of America&rsquo;s favorite and most popular mascaras since the &lsquo;70s. In fact, one tube of Great Lash is sold every 1.9 seconds in America. Good Housekeeping selected this as the best overall waterproof mascara. It was also featured on Good Morning America and is recommended by Allure and Refinery29. It is frequently compared to expensive department store brands and always comes out on top. If you aren&rsquo;t a fan of this particular formula, Good Housekeeping also recommends the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYVL2G/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYVL2G&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=e960df3b5aabe40ce0479711b76e9b5a">Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Lengthening Waterproof Mascara</a>, while Total Beauty recommends <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYRNAK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYRNAK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=60ad877ed9ea8c37b840b8ccf3c41381">Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Waterproof Mascara</a> and <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OT29MA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004OT29MA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=42adab93b7deb689bddcde75b590806d">Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00008MOQN/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00008MOQN&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=b418ec5347a4eccf96463e424f779bc9"><em>Currently $4.26 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Almay One Coat Get Up and Grow Waterproof Mascara</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O3ZPAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004O3ZPAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=39e616a5a1a4181b8b90665c954755ad"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/Almay.jpg" width="72" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>Waterproof mascara can be heavy and damaging to the lashes, which is what makes <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O3ZPAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004O3ZPAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=39e616a5a1a4181b8b90665c954755ad">Almay One Coat Get Up and Grow Waterproof Mascara</a> so unique. The anti-breakage, pro-vitamin formula can instantly lengthen and strengthen each individual lash, making them healthier over time. It won&rsquo;t dry out your lashes or leave them stiff. Instead, the more you use it, the thicker and shinier your lashes will become with time thanks to the conditioning formula. It can also defend against future damage, so your lashes can grow out healthy and strong. The unique brush shape can reach the contours of the eye so that every lash is coated with each swipe, creating volume, length, and definition that lasts all day. Many reviewers also found that this waterproof version actually holds a curl better than a traditional department store mascara.</p> <p>The hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested, moisturizing mascara is gentle enough even for sensitive eyes. It is recommended by Total Beauty, Refinery29, and All Women Stalk. It is also a YouTube vlogger favorite and commonly recommended by professional makeup artists.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004O3ZPAO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004O3ZPAO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=39e616a5a1a4181b8b90665c954755ad"><em>Currently $6.59 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K7AFMYW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00K7AFMYW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=157b77ee4f1de7eb31b715978428d7ea"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lancome.jpg" width="103" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K7AFMYW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00K7AFMYW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=157b77ee4f1de7eb31b715978428d7ea">Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara</a> provides up to six times the volume and will leave your lashes looking thicker, longer, and curled. It can last up to 16 hours, even through a sweat-induced workout. The patented curved brush can curl even stick-straight lashes with ease by coating the lashes from root to tip. Some reviewers even found that it gave them the appearance of false lashes. The fragrance-free thickening, lengthening mascara won&rsquo;t clump or flake. Each layer will coat and seal the lashes, so they are soft and voluminous, with no smudging or smearing. You can easily layer it for a more dramatic look.</p> <p>This mascara is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and is recommended by Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar, The Independent, and Into the Gloss. It also has outstanding reviews from beauty mavens and vloggers alike.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K7AFMYW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00K7AFMYW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=157b77ee4f1de7eb31b715978428d7ea"><em>Currently $29.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara</h3> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009IMRLS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009IMRLS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=e0cb3abe5c86eb630835cdbf1807cfac"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dior.jpg" width="71" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The bestselling <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009IMRLS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009IMRLS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=e0cb3abe5c86eb630835cdbf1807cfac">Christian Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara</a> is inspired by the runway and is commonly used backstage. The ultra-dark mascara has an XXL brush, which can separate each individual lash to give you extreme volume, length, and definition. Each layer will give you bold lashes that are expected to last all day with no reapplication. In fact, it claims to offer a &ldquo;lash extension&rdquo; effect, which most reviewers tend to agree with. It is non-irritating, non-clumping, and can give you the long, thick, curvy lashes of your dreams. It has a smooth, buildable cream formula, so you can layer for a more dramatic appearance.</p> <p>This cult classic is Good Housekeeping&rsquo;s pick for the best lash lengthening mascara and is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product. It is also recommended by Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar, PopSugar, The Independent, Into the Gloss, xoVain, and All Women Stalk. It is the common choice among celebrity makeup artists and has outstanding reviews online, including more than 1,300 five-star reviews on Sephora. If you need extra curling power, consider the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B19IBOG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00B19IBOG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=0cd5884670ebf244d7270263086b3c31">Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009IMRLS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0009IMRLS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=e0cb3abe5c86eb630835cdbf1807cfac"><em>Currently $33.74 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best waterproof mascaras. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mascaras">The 5 Best Mascaras</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products makeup mascara product reviews shopping waterproof mascara Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:09 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1715695 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Makeup Removers http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-makeup-removers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_makeup_remover_000086378189.jpg" alt="Woman using best makeup removers to remove makeup" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you&rsquo;re experimenting with glitter makeup or waterproof mascara, you need the best remover to completely remove all traces of makeup with no irritation. Whether you have a full face of makeup on, or just like to apply a quick coat of mascara every morning, how you remove your makeup is just as important as how you apply it. That&rsquo;s because going to bed with any makeup still on your face can result in clogged pores, acne, blackheads, and irritated skin.</p> <h2>What Is Makeup Remover?</h2> <p>Makeup remover is a cosmetic item that can help effortlessly remove makeup. It can be used before cleansing the skin to remove stubborn makeup, like waterproof mascara. It can also be used to remove makeup spills from the floor and any hard surfaces.</p> <h2>Top 5 Makeup Removers</h2> <h3>Neutrogena Cleansing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWAOHE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B000NWAOHE&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=O2LVFYGD5LO6D3ZG" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena_4.jpg" width="84" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Neutrogena Cleansing Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</a> can remove even the most stubborn makeup, like waterproof mascara. The dermatologist-developed, ophthalmologist-tested remover is safe for contact lens wearers and won&rsquo;t irritate even the most sensitive skin. The oil-free, fragrance-free remover has been clinically proven to naturally remove makeup while moisturizing the skin around the eyes.</p> <p>Your skin will feel clean and fresh thanks to the aloe and cucumber extracts. It is 97% naturally derived and leaves no greasy residue behind. The affordable makeup remover is gentle and refreshing, yet very effective, so you won&rsquo;t need to pull or tug on the eye to remove your makeup. The dual-action formula activates when the solution is shaken up.</p> <p>This is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers and one of the &ldquo;most wished for&rdquo; items on Amazon. It is also a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product. Good Housekeeping selected it as the best remover for waterproof makeup, as well as a top performer compared to all other waterproof eye makeup removers. It also received top marks from the Good Housekeeping testing lab, as well as from beauty mavens. If you prefer makeup remover wipes, try the bestselling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0010XUU9M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0010XUU9M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VCKHIMUATS4NKNKL" target="_blank">Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWAOHE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000NWAOHE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=O2LVFYGD5LO6D3ZG" target="_blank"><em>Currently $6.15 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DL77W0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00DL77W0A&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=LCVARQX6C2Q7OXWH" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/almay.jpg" width="117" height="200" align="right" alt="" />Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads</a> are small, but powerful. The convenient pads will power through stubborn makeup, while soothing the delicate skin around the eyes. They will leave your lashes soft and conditioned, while the surrounding skin will feel smooth and hydrated. The oil-free pads won&rsquo;t irritate even sensitive eyes and won&rsquo;t leave a greasy residue behind. The fragrance-free formula is gentle and refreshing thanks to a special botanical blend of aloe vera, cucumber, and green tea. The hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist-tested pads are ideal for contact lens wearers. They are convenient, affordable, and can be used as-is, so you won&rsquo;t need a cotton ball. With 120 pads, you will be able to use as many as needed to remove all makeup, but most reviewers found that one pad is enough for each eye.</p> <p>These pads are one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers. They are also backed by four Allure Best of Beauty Awards and recommended by Good Housekeeping. They are also a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product. Almay is the #1 eye makeup remover brand in the country, so if you&rsquo;re looking for something to fix small smudges, try the highly rated <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054MSBDM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0054MSBDM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=PSWK4IMK632I6IOH" target="_blank">Almay Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DL77W0A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00DL77W0A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LCVARQX6C2Q7OXWH" target="_blank"><em>Currently $7.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Simple Cleansing Water, Micellar</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PATJ796/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00PATJ796&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;amp;linkId=KPCVTUAYEP4X6OWO" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/simple_2.jpg" width="86" height="245" align="right" alt="" />The Simple Micellar Cleansing Water</a> looks and feels like water, but is so much more than simple water. The refreshing micellar water is made with gentle cleansers and beneficial ingredients, like vitamins B3 and C, which can improve the condition of your skin. The fragrance-free makeup remover is made of triple-purified water to help minimize potential particles or contaminants that can irritate the skin. The gentle cleansing water has no harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes, so it is ideal even for the most sensitive skin. While the dermatologist-tested pure cleansing water is designed for sensitive skin, it actually works well on all skin types. It will refresh and instantly boost skin hydration by 90%, so your skin will feel fresh, revitalized, soft, and smooth.</p> <p>It will completely remove makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin, without drying it out or leaving any greasy residue behind. It will thoroughly cleanse and tone the face, unclog pores, and completely remove any trace of makeup. To use, simply saturate a cotton pad and wipe it around the face and closed eyes. You won&rsquo;t even need to rinse after.</p> <p>This is commonly compared to the Bioderma Micellar Water and can stand up to the expensive competitor. This is the 2015 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. It is also the common choice among professional makeup artists and beauty editors. If you prefer makeup remover wipes, try the bestselling <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010RAVQIW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B010RAVQIW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WDORFJX3YOHX3KMR" target="_blank">Simple Make-Up Micellar Remover Wipes</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PATJ796/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00PATJ796&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=KPCVTUAYEP4X6OWO" target="_blank"><em>Currently $5.37 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/mary-kay-oil-free-eye-makeup-remover-z1.jpg" width="66" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>When compared to other high-end makeup removers, the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank">Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover</a> often comes out on top because it most effectively and effortlessly dissolves any trace of makeup. The hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, ophthalmologist-tested, oil-free makeup remover is gentle enough for contact lens wearers. It is also clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy to ensure it is ideal for anyone with sensitive eyes. The fragrance-free formula works well even on stubborn waterproof makeup. It is gentle and refreshing, yet very effective, so you won&rsquo;t need to pull or tug on the eye to remove your makeup. Instead of drying out the skin like some makeup removers can, it will actually leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized afterwards.</p> <p>It is one of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling makeup removers and has stellar reviews online. It is a 2015 Total Beauty Readers&rsquo; Choice Award Winner and a Total Beauty top-rated beauty product.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QUM5LG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000QUM5LG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BRK2PU2XO7JL4OA7" target="_blank"><em>Currently $15.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Makeup Remover Cloth and Makeup Brush Cleaner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/makeup%20cloth.jpg" width="200" height="175" align="right" alt="" /></a>This <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF">Makeup Remover Cloth and Makeup Brush Cleaner</a> duo is natural, easy to use, and is a #1 new release in facial cleansing cloths on Amazon for a reason. This two pack of colorful facial cleansing cloths is a great <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012TVK2RI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B012TVK2RI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4VMP5N5PLX6IRHHE">Makeup Eraser</a> dupe. The all-natural cloth works to remove all makeup, including stubborn eye makeup. The cloths are chemical free and incredibly soft, so they won&rsquo;t harm even sensitive skin.</p> <p>All you need to do is add water and then use the cloth to remove makeup and deep clean your skin. Simply wipe it across your skin like a washcloth and it will remove makeup like an eraser. It is machine washable, so it can be used again and again, which offers an environmentally friendly option. This will save you money in no time as you won&rsquo;t need to deal with expensive disposable makeup remover wipes, oils, pads, towelettes, or cleansers. The double-sided cloth is oil-free and has no lotions, chemicals, or cream.</p> <p>Best of all, this comes with a makeup brush cleanser (or BrushEgg dupe), which is one of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-brush-cleaners">our favorite makeup brush cleaners</a>. Using the makeup remover cloth and makeup brush cleaner together will ensure that you enjoy clean, clear skin after every makeup application.</p> <p>There are countless videos and reviews written about these types of erasers and mostly everyone seems to have great results. Similar makeup erasers have received rave reviews from YouTube vloggers and beauty mavens because they work even better than traditional makeup removers. This particular cloth is made of high-quality materials and has a nearly identical design and reviews, compared to the As Seen On TV makeup remover.</p> <p>This set works the same as the classic Makeup Eraser, but is considerably more affordable. In fact, the three pieces will cost you less than just the purchase of one Makeup Eraser at Sephora, so it&rsquo;s a great deal. Reviewers tend to agree that these cloths work just as well as the original Makeup Eraser and the brush cleaner tends to work just as well as the original BrushEgg, so you can&rsquo;t pass up this deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4GHCY8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01D4GHCY8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=7P3RXSGWUIFJBKAF"><em>Currently $15.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best makeup removers. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras">The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-pressed-powders">The 5 Best Pressed Powders</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-body-scrubs">The 5 Best Body Scrubs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products clear skin makeup makeup removers product reviews shopping Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:00:11 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1713713 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Qualities to Look for in Well-Made Clothing http://www.wisebread.com/9-qualities-to-look-for-in-well-made-clothing <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-qualities-to-look-for-in-well-made-clothing" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_68921695_LARGE.jpg" alt="how to find top-quality clothing" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well-made clothing is not only a personal hallmark of fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O., Pharrell, and Steve McQueen, but also the backbone of frugal wardrobes everywhere. Good quality clothing is always a fashion must.</p> <p>It used to be easier to separate good clothes from the bad. Certain brands meant quality workmanship. But in the age of designer brand outlet clothing and other sneaky marketing tricks to fool customers into spending more for lesser quality goods, how can you know that a piece of clothing, whether new or second-hand, is a garment that will last? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-high-cost-of-cheap-clothes?ref=seealso">The High Cost of Cheap Clothes</a>)</p> <h2>1. Study Men's Suits</h2> <p>Because so many clothes these days are poorly made, go on an expedition at the nicest men's store in your area to get a personal understanding of how quality clothes are constructed. Once you have seen what goes into a well-made garment, it will be easier to spot good tailoring in the wilds of your local thrift store or sale rack. By the way, ladies, this advice is for you, too. One of the not-so-hidden extra costs of being a woman is the price of clothing. Men's clothing is typically better made than women's, even though <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/women-paying-more-than-men-for-everyday-product-thanks-to-unacceptable-gender-price-gap-a6820816.html">women pay higher price points</a> for the same or lower quality. Boo.</p> <h2>2. Check the Hand</h2> <p>The hand of the fabric is not a minor character in <em>Game of Thrones </em>&mdash; it's the fancy term that fashion people use to describe how fabric feels. Is the fabric stiff like a starched bonnet? Does it feel scratchy like a cat's tongue? Is it supple and flowy like a vintage slip? The difference between high-end designer clothes and low priced knock-offs is often the fabric. For example, J. Crew will make a sweater in pure cashmere for its collection line, a similar sweater in cotton and cashmere blend for its main line, and a cotton version for J. Crew Outlet stores. Better quality fabrics hold their shape better and last longer than their cheaper counterparts, so look for good fabric first. You can make a gorgeous garment out of cheap fabric, but it won't hold up to repeated wears.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: Rub every garment you intend to buy against your cheek. If the fabric feels scratchy on your face, it will be scratchy on the rest of you.</p> <h2>3. Double-Check Fabric Content</h2> <p>Just because it's advertised as a cashmere sweater doesn't mean it's 100% cashmere. Many companies are now putting tiny amounts &mdash; like 7% &mdash; of cashmere fiber into clothes just so they can advertise it as a &quot;cashmere blend.&quot; Don't be fooled into paying extra for cheap textiles!</p> <p>Even for <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-denim-expert-reveals-why-you-only-need-3-pairs-of-jeans">basics like jeans</a>, fabric content is important. Lycra is added to a lot of jeans at every price point because it adds stretch to denim and gives the fabric a smoother fit. Most people want a <em>little </em>stretch to their denim for comfort. However, fabric should fit your lifestyle. I am one of those people who rarely washes her jeans, so I can maintain the fade of the denim. Because of this personal quirk, I can only wear jeans that are 98%-100% cotton. I've found that anything more than 2% Lycra content means that the jeans have to be washed between wearings to maintain their shape. Since I rarely wash my jeans, lycra for me means baggy knees and a saggy butt.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: Do the scrunch test. Squeeze the fabric in your hand. Once you release your grip, do the wrinkles stay in the fabric? Regardless of how nice the fabric is, consider how much time and money will go into maintaining the look of a garment. If you hate to iron, don't buy linen.</p> <h2>4. A Stitch in Time Saves Money</h2> <p>Once you decide that you like the fabric, closely examine the seams. Very gently pull on the side seams of a dress shirt, and hold it up to the light. If you can see a lot of light between the stitches, that is not a good sign. Similar to thread count in bed sheets, well-made clothes boast more stitches per inch than poorly made pieces. Seams should lie flat and even like little sausage links. There should be no loose threads or looped stitches, as those are a sure sign of poor quality. Also, unless it is decorative top-stitching (which should be perfectly even and flat-laying), the thread of the garment should be the same color as the fabric.</p> <p>While you are looking at the seams, check the <a href="http://thecuttingclass.com/post/3406252899/pattern-making-seam-allowance">seam allowance</a>, which is the amount of extra fabric on each side of a seam. The more extra fabric, the easier it will be to tailor that item of clothing to your body. The reason why Chanel jackets are so popular with pregnant celebrities is that Chanel has famously wide seam allowances that allow the jackets to be let out by <em>two entire sizes</em>. It's one item of couture that women can fit into their entire pregnancy. If a garment is a little tight, check to see if you can gain wiggle room by adjusting the seams.</p> <p>Also, check the hem allowance on sleeves, pants, and skirts. Since the hemlines on skirts go up and down, it's sometimes possible to refresh an old skirt and make it look completely on trend just by shortening or lengthening the hemline.</p> <h2>5. Avoid Uneven Seams and Hems</h2> <p>Most off-the-rack clothes are sewn together with a serger, or an overlock machine. While a serged seam is perfect for stretchy knit fabrics like t-shirts, better quality garments made of non-stretchy, woven fabrics will have finished seams and hems. High quality garments will have the raw edge of hems turned under or covered with hem tape. A good hem improves the drape of the garment. An uneven hem is one of the most obvious tells that the garment isn't well made.</p> <h2>6. Look for Patterns</h2> <p>Do you own a striped shirt that looks, just... off? Chances are that you are noticing that the pattern is uneven, without realizing it. One of the reasons good quality clothes cost more is that it takes a lot more fabric to match patterns at seams, across pockets, etc. Look at <a href="http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Fitzgerald-Fit-Tartan-Sport-Coat/MM00405_____RED__42___LG__,default,pd.html?cmp=ppc_us_GG_pla_Men%27sSportCoatVests&amp;gclid=CjwKEAjw1Iq6BRDY_tK-9OjdmBESJABlzoY7vxgNAsFIxbHKpcOVO4J_n6fY3wN0I3thYGWWRaFlOBoCtPDw_wcB">this jacket</a>. The plaid matches perfectly across the body, even at the shoulder seams that connect the front of the jacket to the sleeves. The pockets are barely visible because the plaid is so carefully matched. This is the gold standard of pattern matching you should be looking for.</p> <p>Matched patterns are particularly important because bold designs like stripes, plaids, or even florals are a double-edged sword. A large scale print can make the wearer look taller or thinner. But poorly matched patterns can make the wearer look dumpy and awkward.</p> <h2>7. Find Facings</h2> <p>Well-made clothes have facings and/or interfacings. Facings and interfacings are internal support structures for clothing and are sewn to the inside of garments to reinforce areas that get a lot of wear and tear. They help a garment maintain its shape and add to its longevity.</p> <p>Facing is a kind of mini lining that hides the raw edge of fabric. The grosgrain ribbon sewn to the backside of the button band on cardigan sweaters is example of facing. The ribbon keeps the sweater button band from drooping from the weight of the buttons, and keeps the buttonholes from stretching out over time.</p> <p>Interfacing is that extra piece of material sandwiched between the fabric of the garment and the fabric of the lining that gives a garment its structure. For example, interfacing is what gives shirt neckbands the stiffness to hold up the collar. Interfacing is commonly used to strengthen cuffs, collars, and waistbands.</p> <h2>8. Inspect the Lining</h2> <p>Linings are often used to hide shoddy tailoring, so the existence of a lining doesn't necessarily mean that a piece of clothing is well-made. Also, not every garment needs a lining. Because linings add an extra layer of fabric, they also add warmth to garments, so they are great for cold weather clothes like wool skirts, but not so great for linen summer suits. However, with heavier pieces like jackets or wool pants, a good lining (like facing), will help a garment keep its shape.</p> <p>Additionally, linings prolong the life of clothes by working as a slip. They make jackets and form fitting skirts and pants easier to &quot;slip&quot; on and off the body without stretching the exterior fabric of the garment. Linings also protect garment fabric from sweat and body oil.</p> <p>A properly sewn lining should lay flat against the interior of the garment, but still have enough give to allow you to move around normally without the lining feeling tight against your body. As with seam stitches and top stitching, the stitches of the lining should also be uniform and neat.</p> <p>A lot of designers are cutting costs by skipping the lining on women's clothing. However, women can get some of the benefits of lined clothing by wearing a slip under their unlined dresses and skirts.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: Before buying lined pants or skirts, be sure to do a squat test in the dressing room to make sure the lining was cut large enough that you can sit and bend over without splitting the lining.</p> <h2>9. Details Are Everything</h2> <p>While every season of <em>Project Runway</em> proves that zippers can be cleverly used as a design element, an exposed zipper is often a sign of cost-cutting. Well-made clothes generally have zippers that are hidden by a placket to keep the zipper teeth from snagging on the garment's fabric or other things. Although this can feel like a fussy extra, quality clothing will include an extra closure at the top of a zipper; a snap, a button, or a hook and eye. The extra closure takes the stress off the zipper teeth and helps keep the zipper zipped.</p> <p>Buttons are like jewelry for your clothes. Unfortunately, cheap, plastic buttons are becoming common, replacing more expensive leather, glass, or leather fasteners, even on designer clothes.</p> <p>Loose buttons are an easy way to accidentally overspend on clothes. If you lose one fancy button, you'll end up replacing the whole set or living with mismatched closures. My sister regularly saves 10%-50% on clothes by demanding a discount for loose or missing buttons.</p> <p>Properly installed buttons have a shank. A shank allows a garment to be buttoned smoothly, without puckering or pulling on the fabric by creating a little space between the back of the button and the garment.</p> <p>Well-made clothes have proper button placement. Everyone has that annoying shirt in his or her closet. You know, the one that makes you look like a religious missionary when buttoned to the top, but like a swashbuckling pirate when just one button is undone? That shirt that shows cleavage&hellip; sideways through the gap between the buttons? That shirt is not well-made.</p> <p>Just like loose seams, uneven or loosely stitched buttonholes are a sign of poor craftsmanship. Although this seems obvious, buttonholes should be cut to fit the buttons and not be so tight that it's a struggle to push the button through, or so loose that the buttons fall out of the buttonholes on their own.</p> <p><strong>Pro tip</strong>: To make cheap garments look more expensive, swap out the buttons. Sewing on a button is a basic skill that almost everyone can do to immediately improve the appearance of clothes. (I have been reusing favorite buttons since childhood.)</p> <p><em>How do you judge the quality of clothes? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/max-wong">Max Wong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-qualities-to-look-for-in-well-made-clothing">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/where-to-buy-discounted-designer-clothing-online">Where to Buy Discounted Designer Clothing Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-ways-to-snag-budget-friendly-business-clothes">5 Ways to Snag Budget-Friendly Business Clothes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-clothes-shopping-hacks-that-save-time-and-money">9 Clothes Shopping Hacks That Save Time and Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/easy-ways-to-save-on-7-everyday-buys">Easy Ways to Save on 7 Everyday Buys</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-foot-creams">The 5 Best Foot Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Style clothes fabric new clothes quality clothing shopping smart shopper tailored clothing Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:00:11 +0000 Max Wong 1726475 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Liquid Eyeliners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_makeup_eyeliner_000054832032.jpg" alt="Woman using best liquid eyeliner to make her eyes pop" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you want a precise cat eye or a thick, bold line, liquid eyeliner can help you achieve the effect you&rsquo;re looking for. The right liquid eyeliner can have eye-opening effects by brightening tired eyes, filling in the lashes, and defining your eyes. Liquid eyeliner is a must-have beauty product, but it only lasts about 6-12 months, so it&rsquo;s not worth spending a fortune on, considering you will just have to replace it soon.</p> <h2>What Is Liquid Eyeliner?</h2> <p>Liquid eyeliner is a cosmetic product that is used along the rim of the eye. It can be used to create a range of effects and can even change the shape of the eye. Liquid eyeliner can give a darker, heavier appearance than a pencil eyeliner, which can make it more difficult for beginners to master.</p> <p>It can take some practice to get it right, but once you have a steady hand, there&rsquo;s no stopping you. If you have trouble mastering it, consider lining your eyes with a pencil eyeliner first so that you have a good guide of where to put the liquid eyeliner.</p> <h2>Top 5 Liquid Eyeliners</h2> <h3>stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031NNE56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0031NNE56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6N4OJNPIZGMCWMZH"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/stila.jpg" width="47" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031NNE56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0031NNE56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6N4OJNPIZGMCWMZH">stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner</a> will stay put all day and night, with no smudging, smearing, feathering, or running, even through a workout. The waterproof liquid liner is great at resisting water. The fine felt tip pen applicator is sharp and can easily define the eyes and give great definition. The easy glide, quick dry precision liner is easy to apply, so it is perfect for both beginners and advanced beauty mavens. The marker-like tip glides on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling. The skinny applicator can help you create a variety of looks, from a thin line to a thick, bold stroke.</p> <p>It comes in a range of intense colors to suit your personal style. It is a Total Beauty Award Winner, two time Essence Award Winner, and a Redbook Award Winner. It is Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in eye liners, an Ulta fan fave, and recommended by Good Housekeeping and All Women Stalk. It also has more than 5,100 five-star reviews on Sephora and nearly 1,700 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0031NNE56/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0031NNE56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=6N4OJNPIZGMCWMZH"><em>Currently $21.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Oreal Paris The Super Slim Eyeliner by Infallible</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1DRA94/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00B1DRA94&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QGT6HGXGIU24KMQ3"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal_1.jpg" width="42" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1DRA94/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00B1DRA94&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QGT6HGXGIU24KMQ3">L'Oreal Paris The Super Slim Eyeliner by Infallible</a> has a super slim felt tip, which helps you achieve sharp, precise lines in a cinch. It promises to last 12 hours with no smudging or smearing, even after sweating and rubbing the eyelid. The simple application makes it perfect for both beginners and cat eye experts. It is skip-proof, drag-proof, and smudge-proof, which will allow you to create a variety of looks, depending on how much pressure you apply. The intense formula glides on with a continuous flow and is quick drying. The ophthalmologist-tested, allergy-tested liner is ideal for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.</p> <p>It is recommended by Allure and has outstanding reviews online. There are a variety of bestselling liners from the L&rsquo;Oreal brand, but this one seems to be the preferred choice among professional makeup artists and beauty mavens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B1DRA94/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00B1DRA94&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=QGT6HGXGIU24KMQ3"><em>Currently $6.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006UET4XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006UET4XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HMK3JWXJGGFVGFGQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline_3.jpg" width="51" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006UET4XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006UET4XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HMK3JWXJGGFVGFGQ">Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner</a> features a unique ink pigment technology that keeps the color supersaturated, so you won&rsquo;t need to worry about it drying out. The spring cap also keeps the formula fresh, so you get more value out of the liner. The exclusive ultra-thin felt tip applicator makes the liner glide on smoothly and precisely. It never dries or skips, so you can count on a continuous flow. The easy application makes it perfect for beginners and experts alike. The intense dark line offers 12-hour wear without smudging. The ophthalmologist-tested liner is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.</p> <p>Total Beauty selected this as one of the best drugstore eyeliners and it is a makeup artist favorite. It is commonly compared to high-end brands and always comes out on top. It is also backed by outstanding online reviews, including nearly 1,200 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006UET4XE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B006UET4XE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HMK3JWXJGGFVGFGQ"><em>Currently $6.25 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2N2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2N2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKR32ZDGIE4ZXMSE"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/revlon_1.jpg" width="200" height="148" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2N2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2N2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKR32ZDGIE4ZXMSE">Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner</a> offers all-day wear, with no smudging, smearing, or fading. The paint brush-like applicator and short brush offers an easy application for both beginners and experienced beauty mavens. The tapered, flexible-tip applicator can also create a precise line with no skipping. It glides on effortlessly, offers exceptional control, sets in minutes, has a rich color payoff, dries quickly, and makes it easy to achieve a number of different looks. The ophthalmologist-tested liner is enriched with vitamin E and aloe, so it can actually help improve the condition of the skin around the eyes.</p> <p>It is recommended by PopSugar and All Women Stalk, and is the common choice among professional makeup artists. It is commonly compared to high-end brands and always comes out on top.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3I2N2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000H3I2N2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XKR32ZDGIE4ZXMSE"><em>Currently $6.87 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Almay Liquid Eyeliner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YDF6CA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000YDF6CA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HJFKCD7NTPSCWE7S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/almay_0.jpg" width="83" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for something with staying power, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YDF6CA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000YDF6CA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HJFKCD7NTPSCWE7S">Almay Liquid Eyeliner</a> is right for you. It promises to last up to 16 hours without smudging, fading, or flaking. It is highly pigmented and can be used to create both thin and thick lines with ease. The flexible tip and easy-to-control brush are designed for anyone from a beginner to an experienced makeup pro. The inkwell design delivers fresh color every time you dip your brush in, so you won&rsquo;t have to worry about the liner streaking or dragging across your eyelid. The water-resistant formula is hypoallergenic, won&rsquo;t sting or irritate your eyes, and is good for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.</p> <p>The affordable drugstore favorite is a Total Beauty Top-Rated Beauty Product and recommended by StyleCaster. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q4VBDA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000Q4VBDA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=5IU6QALVZUG2HIJN">Almay intense i-color Play Up Liquid Liner</a> is also recommended by Total Beauty, and is ideal if you want to play with fun colors like &ldquo;Black Pearl.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YDF6CA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000YDF6CA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=HJFKCD7NTPSCWE7S"><em>Currently $6.07 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best liquid eyeliners. As always, be sure to check <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Wise Bread's Buying Calendar</a> to learn when and how to buy just about anything!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-liquid-eyeliners">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-waterproof-mascaras">The 5 Best Waterproof Mascaras</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-removers">The 5 Best Makeup Removers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-highlighters">The 5 Best Highlighters</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-tinted-moisturizers">The 5 Best Tinted Moisturizers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products eyeliner liquid eyeliners makeup product reviews shopping Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:00:12 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1713771 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Get Even More Freebies in Exchange for a Review http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-even-more-freebies-in-exchange-for-a-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-get-even-more-freebies-in-exchange-for-a-review" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_lipstick_selfie_000078747697.jpg" alt="Woman getting freebies in exchange for a review" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Who doesn't like to get free stuff? It's even better when the free stuff is actually stuff you want and like. Through the help of a small personal website and my Amazon review account, I have been able to review &mdash; and keep &mdash; over $1,000 worth of goods for free.</p> <p>Here are my simple tips to increase how many freebies you can score each year.</p> <h2>It All Starts With a Good Amazon Account</h2> <p>If you want to be approached by companies, you have to have an Amazon review account that is full of reviews. Not all of my reviews are great, but if you can take the time to write some helpful and detailed reviews for products you already own and love, then you will increase your chances of being seen by a company. Companies will go based off of reviewer ranking and helpful vote counts.</p> <p>I also highly recommend updating your Amazon reviewer profile to include a little about yourself, your email address, and your picture. My profile says something like, &quot;Yes, I will review your product. Just email me.&quot; A few companies have reached out to me through my profile to offer me a product to review.</p> <h2>Have a Small Website</h2> <p>A small website, even one that is on a free WordPress or Blogger platform, can help you get stuff for free to review. Some review sites will have specific requirements, such as X number of Facebook followers or X number of pageviews each month. I have found that most of the Christian publishers I review books for have very easy restrictions, since Amazon reviews tend to be the gold that most publishers are going for.</p> <h2>Try Reaching Out to Companies Directly</h2> <p>Maybe you don't have a website but instead a social media account or YouTube channel with quite a few subscribers. If you are not approached by companies already, try reaching out to them.</p> <p>A few years ago, I ran a site called<em> The Thrifty Wife</em>, which was not popular, but it had about 1,000 views a week. I looked at other sites that were comparable to mine and saw what they reviewed. I then would reach out to those companies asking if they were interested in exchanging their product for a review. This might be out of your comfort zone, but it worked for a few products.</p> <p>Companies usually have a PR or marketing department, and those individuals most likely do not have time to research every social media account. Most of the extremely popular websites and social media accounts are hard to get a hold of or charge companies to review products. This is where individuals with a decent following come into play.</p> <h2>Book Publishers That Offer Review Copies</h2> <p>I review Christian books as a part of Tyndale, Moody, and HarperCollins' book reviewing programs. However, there are several programs available for both Christian and non-Christian books. Check publisher's websites to see if they have a reviewer program or a first look newsletter. Many indie authors are usually more than happy to provide free digital copies for reviews, so don't be afraid to reach out.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse/bookreviewers">Bethany House</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tyndaleblognetwork.com/">Tyndale Blog Network</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.hayhousebooknook.com/">Hay House</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/">Blogging for Books</a></li> <li><a href="http://tywebbinvirtualevents.com/authors-on-tour/join/">Tywebbin</a></li> <li><a href="http://mpnewsroom.com/">Moody Publishers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bookbrowse.com/arc/">BookBrowse</a></li> <li><a href="http://radiantlit.com/">Radiant Lit</a></li> <li><a href="http://vesselproject.com/">The Vessel Project</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.springer.com/book+reviews?SGWID=0-108-12-690404-0">Springer</a></li> </ul> <h2>Other Product Review Sites</h2> <p>Right now, I am a part of <a href="http://www.blueribbonsreview.com/">Blue Ribbon Reviews</a>, which offers free and heavily discounted items to review. I have received a backseat car organizer, reusable baby food pouches, and food containers for less than a $1 a piece, and they were things I could use anyways. So far, their free items I have seen offered have been for sleep-inducing syrup and wallets.</p> <p>The other company I review for is <a href="http://allstarreviewers.com/">All Star Review</a>. The site has offered 100% free items, but you are alerted of the free item a day before it launches, and then it is a first come, first serve basis the day the freebie is live.</p> <p>Obviously <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/vine/help">Amazon's Vine program</a> would be ideal, but I am still waiting for my invite. You can check out these other sites, too. Some are for free products, and others are for deeply discounted items.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.lucky21.com">Lucky21</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.amz.one/#a_aid=trc">AMZ.one </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.therevieweffect.com">The Review Effect </a></li> <li><a href="https://homeproducttesting.org/">Home Product Testing </a></li> <li><a href="http://productelf.com/">Product Elf </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.snagshout.com/">Snagshout </a></li> <li><a href="https://www.giveawayservice.com/">Giveaway Service</a></li> </ul> <p>I have received several great things for free that have been very useful to me, including many organic food items and books that were on my &quot;to read&quot; wish list. However, there have been times I have been asked to review random things, such as a TV antenna or a refrigerator filter that didn't go with my fridge model. To avoid bringing clutter into my home, I only review products I want or know that I will use.</p> <p><em>What have you been able to review for free?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-eneriz">Ashley Eneriz</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-even-more-freebies-in-exchange-for-a-review">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-amazon-deal-hacks-you-may-not-already-know">16 Amazon Deal Hacks You May Not Already Know</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-little-known-amazon-shopping-hacks">5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-questions-to-always-ask-yourself-before-making-a-big-purchase">8 Questions to Always Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Purchase</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-amazon-prime-perks-youve-forgotten-to-use">7 Amazon Prime Perks You&#039;ve Forgotten to Use</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/these-secrets-of-amazons-pricing-strategy-will-help-you-find-the-best-buys">These Secrets of Amazon&#039;s Pricing Strategy Will Help You Find the Best Buys</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Shopping Amazon books discounts freebies online shopping reviews Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:00:12 +0000 Ashley Eneriz 1725690 at http://www.wisebread.com