Shopping http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1/all en-US 7 Cheaper Versions of Your Favorite Products http://www.wisebread.com/7-cheaper-versions-of-your-favorite-products <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/7-cheaper-versions-of-your-favorite-products" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/couple_sharing_earbuds_000076401933.jpg" alt="Couple finding brands with cheaper versions that are just as good" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Figuring out which trendy brands have cheaper alternatives is an excellent way to keep more of your money when shopping. After all, there is nothing worse than dropping money on a name-brand item only to bring it home and be disappointed with the quality. Here are seven popular products that fall into this category, and their cheaper alternatives.</p> <h2>1. Beats Earbuds</h2> <p>The idea of dropping $78 on a pair of <a href="http://amzn.to/1nPFEtM">Beats headphones</a> is completely reasonable for many shoppers. But what if I were to tell you that there is another brand that is significantly cheaper and gets amazing reviews on Amazon? By significantly cheaper, I mean approximately $7 compared to $78.</p> <p>The in-ear headphones of which I speak are made by <a href="http://amzn.to/1nPG43q">Panasonic</a> and get a very high 4.5-star rating with over 28,000 reviews. The reviews are overwhelmingly positive and typically say something to the effect of how shocked the buyer was with the great sound quality. By comparison, the $78 Beats version only received 3.5 stars with just over 1,500 reviews on Amazon. You could buy 10 pairs of the Panasonic earbuds and hand them out to your friends and still come out ahead.</p> <h2>2. Top-Shelf Liquor at Costco</h2> <p>There have long been rumors circulating that when it comes to buying alcohol at Costco, the Kirkland brand is often made by top-shelf manufacturers. While Costco would never admit to it, many spirit connoisseurs believe Kirkland Signature Vodka is produced by Grey Goose, Kirkland Scotch by Macallan, and their bourbon by Jim Beam. Whether they are or not, the Kirkland brands often beat the top-shelf liquors in blind taste tests &mdash; making them great buys, especially with a price tag at almost 40% less per bottle.</p> <h2>3. Expensive Brand-Name Makeup</h2> <p>Many &quot;drugstore&quot; cosmetics are just as good as their high-end, name-brand counterparts &mdash; at a fraction of the price. For example, a tube of the ever-popular <a href="http://amzn.to/1P9bD0Q">Benefit They're Real! Mascara</a> retails for $26, while <a href="http://amzn.to/1Svy6JK">CoverGirl's Lashblast Mascara</a> can be had for under $6 and tends to get better overall reviews. Excellent cheaper brands to look for at drugstores like Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS include Maybelline, Milani, e.l.f., and Revlon. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mascaras">The 5 Best Mascaras</a>)</p> <h2>4. Over-the-Counter Cold Meds</h2> <p>Have you ever looked at a box of generic cold medicine and compared it to the name-brand alternative? If you have, you're already aware that they typically have identical ingredients with the only significant difference being the price tag. Whether it's Benadryl, Sudafed, Bayer, NyQuil, or Tylenol, you should definitely consider buying the generic at the drugstore and easily save 25%&ndash;40% in the process.</p> <h2>5. Gillette and Schick Razors</h2> <p>Aside from growing a mountain-man beard, it can be hard to avoid buying expensive razors, like those from Schick and Gillette. But the good news is that there is a solid alternative that won't break the bank. In particular, I'm a huge fan of <a href="http://amzn.to/1nPJHX4">Studio 35</a> disposable and blade replacement razors found at Walgreens, Amazon, and Drugstore.com to name a few. Not only do they sell on average 30%&ndash;40% less than the name brand, but they do a great job on my skin and last just as long. By comparison, you can buy a new Studio 35 razor and six replacement blades for $5.29 at Walgreens, while a comparable Gillette package will run you close to $13.</p> <h2>6. Banana Republic Clothing</h2> <p>I recently stumbled upon an&nbsp;<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/3aot9w/banana_republic_vs_gap_vs_old_navy/">excellent Reddit thread</a> discussing Banana Republic vs. Gap vs. Old Navy clothing. As all three are owned by Gap Inc., the thread discusses the quality difference between them, especially considering that Banana Republic is far away the most expensive of the three brands. Interestingly, when it comes to Banana Republic, items like jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are very similar quality to the oft-cheaper Gap and Old Navy brand. Also, the consensus on buying underwear, boxers, and basic T's is to shop at Old Navy and get quality items, and more importantly, avoid the higher price tag found at Banana Republic.</p> <h2>7. Girl Scout Cookies</h2> <p>While supporting the Girl Scouts at $5 per box is a worthwhile spend, what do you do if you need your cookie fix when they aren't being sold? If you love Thin Mints, try Keebler Grasshoppers. If Samoas are your thing, give Keebler Coconut Dreams a spin. If you crave Do-Si-Dos as much as I do, you probably already know that Nutter Butter's are a cheaper alternative. Also, let's not forget the humble, but highly popular Tagalong, which can be found at Walgreens for cheap under the Nice! Peanut Butter Fudge store-brand.</p> <p><em>What name-brand alternatives have you discovered that always save you money?</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/7-cheaper-versions-of-your-favorite-products">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/14-pricey-things-you-shouldnt-buy-and-what-to-get-instead">14 Pricey Things You Shouldn&#039;t Buy (And What to Get Instead)</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/replace-these-8-luxury-buys-with-their-cheaper-better-alternatives">Replace These 8 Luxury Buys With Their Cheaper, Better Alternatives</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/5-things-you-should-never-try-to-save-on">5 Things You Should Never Try to Save On</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/can-you-spare-a-square-5-quick-tips-on-toilet-paper-usage">&quot;Can you spare a square?&quot; 5 quick tips on toilet paper usage.</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/7-generic-home-goods-buys-better-than-the-expensive-originals">7 Generic Home Goods Buys Better Than the Expensive Originals</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping cheap alternatives generic name brand popular products quality Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:07 +0000 Kyle James 1653344 at http://www.wisebread.com 8 Companies With the Best Employee Discounts http://www.wisebread.com/8-companies-with-the-best-employee-discounts <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/8-companies-with-the-best-employee-discounts" 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_bags_000084069437.jpg" alt="Woman working at company with best employee benefits" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Only 29% of U.S. workers are <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2013/10/10/only-13-percent-of-people-worldwide-actually-like-going-to-work/">engaged and emotionally invested</a> in their work and focused on helping their organizations improve. Given that most employers are only planning to raise wages by an <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/26/pf/best-cities-for-pay-raise/">average 3% in 2016</a>, consider companies that provide other ways to make your dollars go further.</p> <p>Here are eight companies with some of the best employee discounts.</p> <h2>1. American Apparel</h2> <p>If your friends look to you for advice on the latest fashion trends, and choosing your wardrobe is one of the most important parts of your day, consider looking for a job at American Apparel. Its store managers even pay attention to what applicants wear during interviews.</p> <p>Buzzfeed reported that employees working at American Apparel receive a cool <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/which-retail-chains-have-the-best-employee-discoun#.ycwYEN6ezd">50% off on all store items</a>, no exceptions. Since it's company policy that you wear only American Apparel clothes to work, you also receive a $200 stipend to buy their clothes when you first start.</p> <h2>2. Apple Store</h2> <p>Receiving a discount at an Apple store is really hard. The only two common ways to get a discount are either through the <a href="http://www.apple.com/shop/browse/campaigns/education_pricing">Apple Education Pricing</a> program &mdash; which allows students, parents of students, and teachers to save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad &mdash; and the Black Friday sales event.</p> <p>On the other hand, Apple Store employees are eligible for a 25% discount on the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro on their first day of employment. Additionally, you can receive a 25% discount on each purchase of one item from the iPod, iPad, Airport base station, and Apple Display models, provide your friends and relatives a 15% discount on up to three products, save 50% on software and 10% on third-party accessories, and receive an additional $250 off an iPad or $500 off any Mac computer every three years.</p> <h2>3. Bed Bath &amp; Beyond</h2> <p>The 20% off coupon from Bed Bath &amp; Beyond is so legendary that even actress <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/zooey-deschanel-never-pays-late-fees-and-5-other-smart-money-lessons-from-celebrities">Kristen Bell is a fan</a> of it. Imagine if there was a way to get that discount every day without having to wait to find a coupon in a magazine or an email &mdash; there is! Bed Bath &amp; Beyond associates receive a straightforward 20% discount on all purchases and a 30% discount once a year during Christmas. Associates can also choose from a monthly list of random items that are priced at cost.</p> <h2>4. Best Buy</h2> <p>After a three-month period, employee are eligible to buy a wide selection of items sold at Best Buy stores at wholesale cost, plus a 5% to 10% markup, depending on item. Former Best Buy employees report on Reddit that you can make substantial savings on batteries and tech accessories. For example, the black housing for a GoPro H4 camera retails for $50 and an employee was able to <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/gopro/comments/3fmhnb/best_buy_employees_what_do_the_accessories/ctpxvcn">purchase it for $15 to $20</a>.</p> <h2>5. Brooks Brothers</h2> <p>Clothing retailer Brooks Brothers offers a great 60% employee discount on all merchandise with no cap on items of dollar amount, according to a reddit poster. At Brooks Brothers you can shop clothes for kids, men, and women so you won't have a hard time finding gifts for friends and family. This employee discount is perfect for those looking to start building or completely revamping their entire wardrobe.</p> <h2>6. J. Crew</h2> <p>Just like at American Apparel, employees at J. Crew stores receive an employee discount on items for their work wardrobe. Every month you can receive a 50% employee discount on five items that you plan to wear at work, so outerwear isn't eligible for this discount. However, you can receive a storewide 30% employee discount on all full-priced merchandise. J. Crew also provides a list of slow-selling or overstock items each week that employees can get 60% off the retail price on.</p> <h2>7. Whole Foods</h2> <p>All Whole Foods employees are eligible for a default <a href="http://fortune.com/2011/05/18/5-reasons-why-its-great-to-work-at-whole-foods/">20% discount</a> on all store purchases. By meeting certain ranges for blood pressure, BMI, and total cholesterol, and not using nicotine products, Whole Foods employees are able to pump up their employee discount from 20% up to 30% through the <a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/careers/about-our-benefits">Team Member Healthy Discount Incentive Program</a>. Spouses and eligible domestic partners of Whole Foods employees are also eligible for the employee discount. Given that there are some foods that are actually <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-foods-that-are-actually-cheaper-at-whole-foods">cheaper at Whole Foods</a>, employees are able to save on organic and socially responsible food items even more.</p> <h2>8. Zappos</h2> <p>Known as one of the companies with the <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-companies-with-the-best-customer-service">best customer service</a>, Zappos aims to please its employees as well. Among the many employee benefits that the company offers, Zappos provides a <a href="http://about.zappos.com/jobs/why-work-zappos/our-benefits">40% employee discount</a> on the Zappos.com website and several discounts with local businesses. Another employee perk worth mentioning is that Zappos covers 100% of an <a href="http://fortune.com/2015/03/11/companies-offer-all-healthcare-coverage/">employee's health care premiums</a> and 71% of his or her dependents' health care premiums.</p> <p><em>What are other companies that offer excellent employee discounts?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/damian-davila">Damian Davila</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-companies-with-the-best-employee-discounts">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/part-time-jobs-that-can-get-you-serious-discounts">Part-Time Jobs That Can Get You Serious Discounts</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/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> <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/6-ways-to-avoid-sneaky-online-price-changes">6 Ways to Avoid Sneaky Online Price Changes</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/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-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-major-retailers-that-give-employees-time-off-for-thanksgiving">25 Major Retailers That Give Employees Time Off for Thanksgiving</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Job Hunting Shopping benefits electronics employee discounts perks retail savings Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:00:07 +0000 Damian Davila 1653343 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Lip Glosses http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-glosses <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-lip-glosses" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_lip_gloss_000046738966.jpg" alt="Woman using best lip glosses for shiny lips" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lip gloss is a favorite beauty item among girls and women of all ages because it can instantly change your look and give you a dose of self-confidence with each application. What may have once been your favorite cosmetic as a teenager can still add pizzazz to your look as an adult. The trick is to find the right lip gloss to give the effect you&rsquo;re looking for.</p> <h2>What Is Lip Gloss?</h2> <p>Lip gloss is a cosmetic that is applied to the lips to give them a smooth, glossy appearance. Lip gloss is usually tinted and will leave some color behind on the lips. It is not as thick or pigmented as lipstick, so it is ideal if you are looking for something sheer. It is usually available in a squeezable tube or in a wand applicator. It can be used on its own or over lipstick.</p> <p>Every person is different, so what may work for a friend might not work for you. Some lip glosses are shiny, shimmery, frosted, or metallic, so experiment with different formulas and colors until you find the right lip gloss for your personal style.</p> <h2>Top 5 Lip Glosses</h2> <h3>NARS Lip Gloss</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00021DG80/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00021DG80&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WYYWC2GUKUNJGMSZ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/nars_1.jpg" width="42" height="245" align="right" alt="" />NARS Lip Gloss</a> is ultra shiny and offers rich color payoff. The nourishing formula is non-sticky and should last all day, even through eating and drinking. The beneficial ingredients will moisturize your lips and offer anti-aging benefits. It is easy to apply and will glide on the lips with the wand applicator.</p> <p>If you are looking for makeup recommendation, you won&rsquo;t find better advice than that of beauty guru, Kim Kardashian. This NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight happens to be her top lip gloss recommendation, and is also one of the most widely used glosses by celebrity makeup artists and beauty vloggers alike. If this color doesn&rsquo;t suit you, there are a range of shades available, from sheer to creamy. It is also one of Sephora&rsquo;s bestsellers, a Total Beauty Editors&rsquo; Pick, and was also selected as one of the best lip glosses by InStyle and About.com.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00021DG80/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00021DG80&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=WYYWC2GUKUNJGMSZ"><em>Currently $15.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss, SPF 15</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NTX99Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003NTX99Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SCN7ETSF6FH52MQV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/revlon_0.jpg" width="59" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss</a> can actually improve the condition of your lips, instead of just adding color to them. With SPF 15, it can protect your lips from the sun&rsquo;s harmful rays. The LiquiSilk formula has silk-enriched moisturizers and vitamins C and E to leave your lips softer and smoother after every use. It is easy to apply, non-sticky, will last for hours, and imparts a beautiful shine and sheer color.</p> <p>There are a number of colors to choose from and because it is the most affordable option on our list, you can buy the gloss in multiple colors and still save money compared to other popular glosses. It was voted one of the best lip glosses by Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar and About.com, and has stellar reviews online.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NTX99Y/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003NTX99Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SCN7ETSF6FH52MQV"><em>Currently $5.37 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYU2OO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYU2OO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2QU4PDC3DMR6CK7V"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/loreal_0.jpg" width="116" height="245" align="right" alt="" />L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss</a> is designed to last eight full hours without fading or dulling. The non-sticky, hydrating formula will keep your lips soft, smooth, and glossy all night. The opaque gloss offers just the right amount of sparkle with flecks of shimmer throughout the gloss. It is easy to apply with a patented Petit Couer applicator, which can effortlessly contour the lips and provide a flawless finish. Available in 20 shades, you are sure to find the right one for your skin tone.</p> <p>This long lasting gloss is one of the top recommendations from Allure, InStyle, and About.com. You can&rsquo;t go wrong with a L&rsquo;Oreal lip gloss. There are a number of award-winning options in the line, so you will most likely find one that works for you. L&rsquo;Oreal also offers the Makeup Genius App, where you can virtually try on different shades to find the right gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYU2OO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001KYU2OO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2QU4PDC3DMR6CK7V"><em>Currently $6.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Maybelline New York BABY LIPS Moisturizing Lip Gloss</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9H1QO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9H1QO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2RKQB2KN6J23ROZC"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/maybelline_2.jpg" width="95" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;ve tried the award-winning <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9H1QO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004Y9H1QO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2RKQB2KN6J23ROZC">Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm</a>, then you are probably already a fan of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YJJWR36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00YJJWR36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4WWPJFRPSXRTDGJR">Maybelline New York BABY LIPS Moisturizing Lip Gloss</a>. It offers shine and color, while improving the condition of your lips. Infused with vitamin E, your lips will feel softer, smoother, and more hydrated after every use.</p> <p>The non-sticky gloss was voted one of the best lip glosses by Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar. It is available in 12 shades and three finishes to help you achieve your ideal look. You can&rsquo;t go wrong with a Maybelline lip gloss. There are a number of award-winning options in the line, so you will most likely find one that works for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YJJWR36/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00YJJWR36&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=4WWPJFRPSXRTDGJR"><em>Currently $6.49 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Bare Minerals Tiny Treasure Moxie Lipgloss Set</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160B7500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0160B7500&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DTRYWUQNYF4DZOMK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/bare%20minerals_0.jpg" width="245" height="142" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you aren&rsquo;t sure of which lip gloss shade is right for you, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160B7500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0160B7500&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DTRYWUQNYF4DZOMK">Bare Minerals Tiny Treasure Moxie Lipgloss Set</a> is perfect for you. For less than the price of one NARS lip gloss, you can enjoy seven pocket-sized Bare Minerals glosses to find the perfect shade or combination for your skin tone. The set includes seven of the bestselling shades, including Show Off, Rebel, Smooth Talker, Daredevil, Stunner, Maverick, and Rule Breaker.</p> <p>The Marvelous Moxie lip gloss is made of natural ingredients, like shea, avocado, and murumuru butters and vitamins A, C, and E, so you can feel confident about using it on your lips. The highly beneficial ingredients will improve the condition of your lips and help to protect them with antioxidant defense. The shiny gloss is designed to smooth and hydrate the lips while adding shine and sheer-to-medium color coverage. It glides on easily and offers a refreshing minty sensation that will help plump the lips. The Marvelous Moxie lip gloss is a Total Beauty Editors&rsquo; Pick and was voted the best eco-friendly lip gloss by InStyle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0160B7500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0160B7500&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DTRYWUQNYF4DZOMK"><em>Currently $34.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best lip glosses. 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-lip-glosses">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-eyebrow-powders">The 5 Best Eyebrow Powders</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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</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-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</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-lip-liners">The 5 Best Lip Liners</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-bb-creams">The 5 Best BB Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping 5 best beauty products lip gloss lip glosses makeup product reviews Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:00:05 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1648123 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Best Hacks for Amazon and Amazon Prime http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-hacks-for-amazon-and-amazon-prime <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-best-hacks-for-amazon-and-amazon-prime" 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_online_000051347316.jpg" alt="Woman learning best hacks for amazon and amazon prime" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found articles on the best Amazon hacks, ways to save money this year, and over 60 mostly-free ways to entertain yourself at home.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="https://wallethacks.com/amazon-prime-hacks/">The Best Amazon &amp; Amazon Prime Hacks</a> &mdash; You can get a $5 credit just for downloading the Amazon app! [Wallet Hacks]</p> <p><a href="http://www.becauseimcheap.com/10-frugal-ways-to-save-money-in-2016/">10 Frugal Ways To Save Money In 2016</a> &mdash; Shopping online is easy &mdash; maybe TOO easy! If you block your favorite online retailers' websites, you'll be forced to think twice before you can buy anything. [Because I'm Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Free-Ways-Entertain-Yourself-Home-30926585">68 Mostly Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home</a> &mdash; Need to pass some time at home? Gather some photos and create a collage! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0207/When-should-you-hire-someone-to-do-your-taxes">When should you hire someone to do your taxes?</a> &mdash; Hiring a CPA is a good idea if your tax situation is complicated. Are you divorced with children? Do you own a small business? Do you have high-net-worth investment portfolios? [The Monitor]</p> <p><a href="http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/valentines-day-budget/">Valentine&rsquo;s Day on a Budget</a> &mdash; Join Experian's #CreditChat on Wednesday, February 10 at 3 pm ET for a discussion on frugal ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. [Experian]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/02/08/20-herbs-to-grow-for-medical-home-remedies/">20 Herbs to Grow For Medicinal Home Remedies</a> &mdash; Aloe is a succulent with thick gel that is perfect for soothing burns and skin irritations. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.morewithlesstoday.com/not-so-extreme-couponing-tips/">12 Not So Extreme Couponing Tips</a> &mdash; You don't need to spend a lot of time clipping and sorting coupons to reap the savings. Don't try to have a perfect system right from the start. Just choose a few items to always clip and go from there. [More With Less Today]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cheapism.com/blog/4111/aphrodisiac-foods">31 Aphrodisiac Foods to Put You in the Mood on Valentine's Day</a> &mdash; Rich in zinc, pine nuts have been used in the Mediterranean as an aphrodisiac for a long time. [Cheapism]</p> <p><a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/what-uses-the-most-energy-in-your-home/">What Uses the Most Energy In Your Home?</a> &mdash; Almost half the energy consumed in a home goes to heating and cooling. [Northern Cheapskate]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-ways-to-respectfully-parent-your-child">9 Ways to Respectfully Parent Your Child</a> &mdash; When you see your child is struggling, look for the underlying cause and validate their feelings. They'll feel understood and less alone. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-best-hacks-for-amazon-and-amazon-prime">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/5-little-known-amazon-shopping-hacks">5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks</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/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-3 views-row-odd"> <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> <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-ways-to-avoid-sneaky-online-price-changes">6 Ways to Avoid Sneaky Online Price Changes</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/filler-strategies-for-amazon-s-free-super-saver-shipping">Filler Strategies for Amazon’s Free Super Saver Shipping</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Amazon amazon prime best money tips online shopping Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:00:05 +0000 Amy Lu 1653328 at http://www.wisebread.com 9 Things That Cost More in 2016 http://www.wisebread.com/9-things-that-cost-more-in-2016 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/9-things-that-cost-more-in-2016" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/bottled_wine_000023538266.jpg" alt="Learning which things that cost more in 2016" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If your New Year's resolutions included trimming the fat from your budget, you'll want to avoid these nine purchases that will see a price hike this year. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-necessities-that-will-be-cheaper-in-2016?ref=seealso">8 Necessities That Will Be Cheaper in 2016</a>)</p> <h2>1. Cable and Satellite TV</h2> <p>NBC recently reported that DirecTV and AT&amp;T's U-verse packages, channel bundles, and premium channels will see increases ranging from <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/cable-satellite-tv-costs-will-climb-again-2016-n484531">$2 to $8 per month</a>, a change that went into effect Jan. 28. Dish Network customers also will experience a similar pricing increase on its bundles, which started on Jan. 14.</p> <p>Cable industry watchdog Chris Brantner (Mr. Cable Cutter) says these increases are not limited to just a couple companies. In fact, most of the big national names in the cable and satellite TV game will be jacking up prices.</p> <p>&quot;Comcast is raising its broadcast fee to $5 from $1.75, and its sports programming fee to $3 from $2,&quot; he says. &quot;Time Warner is raising both broadcasting and sports fees as well &mdash; from $1 to $3.75 and $2.25 to $5, respectively. This seems to be a yearly trend, as pay-TV prices have skyrocketed over the last few years, with average bills breaking $100 a month.&quot;</p> <h2>2. Medicare Premiums</h2> <p>If you're retired and new to Medicare Part B, beware. <a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/planning-to-retire/2015/11/20/some-retirees-pay-higher-medicare-premiums-in-2016">Double-digit price hikes</a> &mdash; about 16% over last year &mdash; went into effect at the beginning of the year. Previously enrolled Part B recipients aren't faced with the increase because Social Security didn't see a cost-of-living adjustment in 2016, and Medicare payments, by law, are prevented from increasing faster than SS payments. Thus, just consider the $16.90 more you have to pay per month than older retirees your dues for being the new kid on the block.</p> <h2>3. Netflix</h2> <p>Remember back in 2011 when Netflix announced it would increase its then $10 dual streaming-plus-DVD-by-mail combo plan to $16, and the Internet lost its collective mind? Netflix stock dropped 40% after the announcement, and some called on CEO/co-founder Reed Hastings to resign. Because unlimited DVDs, y'all!</p> <p>Well, Netflix has learned several lessons since then, and while it abandoned all those 2011 plans (including an ill-fated breakaway brand called Qwikster), it raised prices $1 to $8.99 in 2014, and it plans to <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/08/media/netflix-raising-price-standard-plan/">increase the price of its streaming service</a> by another dollar to $9.99 this May for new customers. If you're already a Netflix subscriber, however, you won't get hit until 2017.</p> <h2>4. Chocolate</h2> <p>If you can't trust Forbes, who can you trust? Its 2016 consumer predictions include higher prices for chocolate. According to the publication, &quot;the Ivory Coast, center of world cocoa production, is under strain from drought &mdash; putting the world's chocolate industry at risk.&quot;</p> <p>Better start rationing those leftover Kisses from Christmas.</p> <h2>5. Domestic Wine</h2> <p>If you fancy a nice glass of wine, you may have to switch up what you're drinking &mdash; at least from domestic bottlers.</p> <p>The blog SVB on Wine reports that according to its annual State of the Industry report, 41.74% percent of winemakers plan to <a href="http://svbwine.blogspot.com/2015/10/bottle-prices-are-going-up-in-2016.html">implement a small price increase</a>, while another 16.12% are planning a moderate increase in 2016. Another 2.07% are really going for the jugular with a strong increase. Alas, at least 34.71% of respondents will have pity on your pocket when you're at the liquor store: They'll hold prices steady they said, while an additional 5.37% will decrease prices slightly.</p> <h2>6. Postage</h2> <p>A summary of postage rate increases show prices for First Class Mail Letters, metered mail for First Class Mail Letter, and First Class Mail Flats will remain constant into 2016, but <a href="http://www.stamps.com/usps/postage-rate-increase/">most other services</a> will see an increase.</p> <p>Priority Mail Express recently saw an average rate increase of 15.6%, while traditional Priority Mail has increased 9.4%, as of Jan. 17. Other hikes include 11.6% for Priority Mail Express International, 10.2% for Priority Mail International, and 21.6% for First Class Package International Service.</p> <h2>7. Girl Scout Cookies</h2> <p>Your undying love for the Girl Scouts' Thin Mints will make your wallet a little thinner now that boxes of the good stuff are <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/katiesola/2015/11/05/girl-scout-cookie-price-increases-spark-outrage-but-experts-say-its-good-business/#16819fbf4deb">$5 in some areas</a> like Massachusetts and California, up from $4 last year. Pricing is set based on factors like ingredient costs, market size and availability, and shipping costs. From the new fee structure, troops would receive about $.90 per box sold opposed to the $.62 they made on the $4 box. Expect more troops across the country to adopt the new pricing in 2016.</p> <h2>8. Hotels</h2> <p>MarketWatch reports that according to the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook, hotel prices around the globe are expected to rise this year, with North America taking the lead with a 4.3% increase. Hotel prices are estimated to increase 1.8% in Europe, 3% in Asia Pacific, and 3.7% in Latin America. Luckily, there are plenty of deals to cash in on &mdash; if you're a savvy shopper &mdash; and you can also save some dough by booking private short-term accommodations from services like Airbnb and Roomorama.</p> <h2>9. Prescription Medication</h2> <p>Drug companies aren't relenting on seemingly never-ending price increases. The Wall Street Journal reports that Big Pharma players like Pfizer, Amgen, Allergan, and Horizon Pharma &quot;have raised U.S. prices for dozens of branded drugs since late December, with many increases between 9% and 10%, according to equity analysts.&quot; Vanda Pharmaceuticals increased by 10% the price of its new drug Hetlioz, which treats a sleep disorder in blind people, resulting in a 76% hike from when it was introduced in 2014.</p> <p><em>Has &quot;Pharma Bro&quot; Martin Shkreli started offering classes on how to rip people off that we don't know about? What are you spending more for this year?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-things-that-cost-more-in-2016">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/are-your-five-senses-tricking-you-to-spend-more">Are Your Five Senses Tricking You to Spend More?</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-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-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/16-everyday-things-you-shouldnt-be-paying-for">16 Everyday Things You Shouldn&#039;t Be Paying For</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-free-things-that-arent">8 &quot;Free&quot; Things That Aren&#039;t</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-resistance-bands">The 5 Best Resistance Bands</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Lifestyle Shopping cable chocolate expenses medicare postage price increases wine Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:00:06 +0000 Mikey Rox 1650372 at http://www.wisebread.com The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-healthiest-grocery-stores <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-6-healthiest-grocery-stores" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000056746246_Large.jpg" alt="the best grocery store to shop healthy" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you want to change your diet, cut back on sugar or soda, eat more whole foods, or go organic? If you do, you're definitely not alone. At least 8% of Americans <a href="http://maristpoll.marist.edu/tag/new-years-resolutions/">resolve to eat better</a> every year.</p> <p>In fact, eating better is actually a goal I've made before and one that I know is difficult. Eating habits are hard to change, especially when you're in a hurry and you know what you like. Because changing how you eat means changing how you buy food and how you cook, it can be difficult to fit all of the time it takes to make these changes into a busy schedule.</p> <p>Fortunately, you aren't working alone. Several grocery store chains have begun to actively promote healthy eating. Not sure where to start? Give one of these stores a try.</p> <h2>1. Kroger</h2> <p>The Kroger parent company not only owns the Kroger stores, but also stores branded as King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Harris Teeter, and more. This is good news, because it means that as long as you live in the continental United States, you probably have access to one.</p> <p>This brand cares a lot about promoting healthy food. Every food in their stores has a <a href="http://www.nuval.com/">NuVal number</a> on the tag. This number, between 1 and 100, helps you judge the overall nutritional quality of a food. The higher the number, the more nutritional punch the food packs. Look for foods with good ratings, and you have a better chance of eating healthy.</p> <p>Many Kroger stores also have dieticians who periodically lead tours of the stores (some of these tours are even designed for kids!). They might also hold short talks or Q&amp;A sessions, where you can get some of your more pressing nutritional questions answered.</p> <p>Kroger also promotes health in the community by donating <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kroger-outlines-efforts-to-promote-healthier-lifestyles-at-international-forum-on-food-and-nutrition-300006342.html">quite a bit of fresh food</a> &mdash; like produce and meat &mdash; to food banks. If you care, not only about your own nutrition, but about that of those who can't afford to shop in the grocery stores, giving Kroger your business can help promote these initiatives.</p> <h2>2. Whole Foods</h2> <p>It may not surprise you, but Whole Foods actively promotes healthy eating, too. Their main venue for doing so is through sponsoring and offering various educational opportunities that relate to nutrition and how to eat well. These can vary between different locations and even between individual stores. Ask your local store about cooking classes, lectures, and various tastings and pairings.</p> <p>Whole Foods also offers a <a href="https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/health-starts-here-program">healthy eating specialist</a> as part of their Health Starts Here! program. Sometimes this person teaches group classes, but many are available by appointment to show you how to achieve your nutritional goals via foods the store sells.</p> <p>Finally, Whole Foods sponsors several 28-day challenges throughout the year. These are healthy eating intensives, <a href="https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/meal-plans">complete with meal plans</a> and support from other people doing the program at the same time.</p> <h2>3. Aldi</h2> <p>If you live in the UK, and don't have the American-based grocery chains, never fear! Aldi also actively promotes healthy eating. Most recently, they have <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/27/aldi-bans-sweets-checkouts-uk-stores">removed candy</a>, chocolates, and other sugar-filled treats from their checkout lines, replacing them instead with nuts, dried fruit, trail mixes, water, and other healthy goodies. This has been shown to help people make wiser snacking choices, simply because we often buy what is easily within reach. When those items are healthy, we eat better. (While Aldi also exists in some U.S. locations, I was unable to verify whether this program is in effect there, too.)</p> <p>In addition, the Australian version of Aldi offers an entire website dedicated to <a href="http://healthy-kids.com.au/parents/packing-a-healthy-lunchbox/aldi-lunchbox-initiative/">helping kids eat well</a>. This covers everything from healthy lunchbox options, to how to help picky eaters, to ideas for passing along behaviors towards food that are positive, rather than negative. If you have children who don't eat well, this could be a valuable resource (and it might help you pack your own lunch, too!).</p> <h2>4. Trader Joe's</h2> <p>If you are lucky enough to live near a Trader Joe's, check them out for some fun and healthy ideas. They offer a lot of convenience foods (like burritos you can heat up in the microwave and sweet potato fries that only need a few minutes in the oven before they're ready), and they have made a big effort to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.health-craze.com/tag/trader-joes/">create healthier versions</a>&nbsp;of these foods. Since many people feel like they don't have time to eat healthy, these foods can go far towards making this goal achievable.</p> <p>It's important to note that not everything Trader Joe's sells is health food. They have a reputation for promoting healthy eating for a good reason, but you still have to make smart choices on your own. Cookies and pastries are still cookies and pastries, even when you by them at TJs!</p> <h2>5 &amp; 6. Albertson's and Safeway</h2> <p>I lump these two together because, while neither chain has <em>completely </em>jumped onto the healthy eating bandwagon, they both offer their own in-house, organic brands. <a href="http://www.albertsons.com/organic-foods-our-products-why-organics-matter-to-us/">Albertson's has Wild Harvest</a>, and <a href="http://www.safeway.com/ShopStores/Brands/O-Organics.page">Safeway has O Organics</a>. While there's some question about whether eating organic food is actually healthier, it's nice to see these stores investing even a little bit in healthy eating. And if getting organic food is important to you, these brands are often cheaper than other organics!</p> <p><em>Where do you like to buy your groceries? How do they promote making good food choices?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sarah-winfrey">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-healthiest-grocery-stores">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/10-foods-with-the-most-bang-for-your-buck">10 Foods With the Most Bang for Your Buck</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-ways-you-are-sabotaging-your-weekly-grocery-budget">9 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Weekly Grocery Budget</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/5-things-other-grocery-stores-should-steal-from-trader-joes">5 Things Other Grocery Stores Should Steal from Trader Joe&#039;s</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/stock-these-20-frugal-foods-for-tough-financial-times">Stock These 20 Frugal Foods for Tough Financial Times</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-best-and-worst-times-to-go-grocery-shopping">The Best and Worst Times to Go Grocery Shopping</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink Shopping grocery shopping grocery stores healthy eating healthy food healthy lifestyle Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:00:04 +0000 Sarah Winfrey 1651571 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: How to Find Amazon Freebies http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-find-amazon-freebies <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-how-to-find-amazon-freebies" 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_online_000066499183.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to find Amazon freebies" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found the tricks to finding free stuff on Amazon, the best things to buy in February, and how to score big bargains on Super Bowl Sunday.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://moneypantry.com/amazon-freebies/">13 Tricks to Find Useful Amazon Freebies (No Junk Samples!)</a> &mdash; Amazon offers tons of digital entertainment &mdash; movies, music, books &mdash; for free if you know where to look. [Money Pantry]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/family-shopping-guide-what-to-buy-in-february">Family Shopping Guide: What to Buy in February</a> &mdash; You'll find great deals on clothing and home items during Presidents' Day sales at most major stores. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T062-C011-S003-how-to-score-big-bargains-on-super-bowl-sunday.html">How to Score Big Bargains on Super Bowl Sunday</a> &mdash; If football isn't your kind of sport, head to somewhere that is usually crowded &mdash; but isn't thanks to the big game. Many zoos and museums will be offering discounts and extra perks on Super Bowl Sunday. [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Ways-Healthy-Work-39928825">7 Ways to Stay Healthy at the Office While Everyone Else Is Sneezing</a> &mdash; Pack some disinfecting wipes. At the start of the day, clean everything you touch on a regular basis, like your keyboard, mouse, or pens. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.frugalvillage.com/2016/02/03/tips-for-saving-money-on-in-season-produce/">Tips for Saving Money on In-Season Produce</a> &mdash; Once you know which fruits and veggies are in season, look for them at your local farmers market for even greater savings. [Frugal Village]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://naturemoms.com/blog/2016/02/02/nature-as-your-gym-tips-for-beginning-a-jogging-routine/">Nature as your gym: Tips for beginning a jogging routine</a> &mdash; Shake up your routine! Map out a different route each day to explore new footpaths and trails. [Nature Moms Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://frugalbeautiful.com/blog/fly-budget-top-ten-frugal-beauty-tips/">Beauty on a Budget: Ten Frugal Beauty Tips</a> &mdash; Store your products appropriately to ensure they don't go bad before you finish the container. [Frugal Beautiful]</p> <p><a href="http://www.cashthechecks.com/5-ways-to-break-free-from-procrastination/">5 Ways To Break Free From Procrastination</a> &mdash; Before you feel bogged down by a task, find ways to make it fun. Turn on some music or take your laptop to the park for some inspiration. [Cash The Checks]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/the-difference-between-income-and-wealth/">The Difference Between Income and Wealth</a> &mdash; A higher income doesn't necessarily translate to wealth. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneysoldiers.com/4-collectibles-with-financial-return/">4 Collectibles with the Possibility of a Financial Return</a> &mdash; A rare, out-of-print book can give you a hefty return at auction. [Money Soldiers]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/amy-lu">Amy Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-how-to-find-amazon-freebies">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/5-little-known-amazon-shopping-hacks">5 Little Known Amazon Shopping Hacks</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/16-everyday-things-you-shouldnt-be-paying-for">16 Everyday Things You Shouldn&#039;t Be Paying For</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-free-things-that-arent">8 &quot;Free&quot; Things That Aren&#039;t</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/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-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-things-that-are-always-cheaper-at-target">The 8 Things That Are Always Cheaper at Target</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping Amazon best money tips freebies Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:00:02 +0000 Amy Lu 1651055 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Mouthwashes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-mouthwashes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-mouthwashes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_mouthwash_000049481664.jpg" alt="Woman using best mouthwash to keep breath fresh" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your dentist has been right all along; you really do need mouthwash for a fresher mouth. Regardless of what your dental concerns may be, mouthwash is recommended for all adults and children six years of age and older. If you want to spend less time in the dentist&rsquo;s chair, then you&rsquo;ll want a good mouthwash on your side. That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve found some of the best mouthwashes to use twice daily, along with your normal brushing and flossing routine.</p> <h2>What Is Mouthwash?</h2> <p>Mouthwash is a liquid that can be swished around in the mouth to improve the health of the teeth, gums, and tongue. Mouthwash can do more than just freshen your breath; it can actually help fight plaque and gingivitis, prevent cavities, tartar, and periodontal disease, treat halitosis, soothe minor irritations in the mouth, and even whiten your teeth. With continued use, it can even help fight oral cancer and leave you with a healthier mouth.</p> <h2>Top 5 Mouthwashes</h2> <h3>TheraBreath Dentist Recommended Fresh Breath Oral Rinse</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ET76AI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001ET76AI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BZBV6SSMTOYXGTEV"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/therabreath.jpg" width="166" height="240" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you find that mouthwash stings your tongue, then <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ET76AI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001ET76AI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BZBV6SSMTOYXGTEV">TheraBreath Dentist Recommended Fresh Breath Oral Rinse</a> is perfect for you. The clinically proven oral rinse uses the oxygenating power of OXYD-8 to instantly fight the bacteria that causes bad breath for 24 hours. It neutralizes sulfur-producing bacteria to help freshen the breath, stop dry mouth, and prevent morning breath. The long-lasting oral rinse has no artificial colors, flavors, or alcohol, so it will leave you with fresh breath, without leaving a stinging sensation behind. It is PH-balanced to reduce acid erosion and tooth sensitivity. It can also help treat halitosis and dry mouth.</p> <p>The dentist-approved mouthwash has been recommended for over 20 years and is certified vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. This two-pack mouthwash is ideal for most people, including diabetics. It is commonly prescribed for patients with severe bad breath because it can instantly eliminate bad breath and what causes it. As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in mouthwashes, the popular mouthwash is one America's bestselling specialty oral rinses, has millions of faithful users, and has more than 1,300 five-star reviews on Amazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001ET76AI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001ET76AI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=BZBV6SSMTOYXGTEV"><em>Currently $15.58 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00013TQPQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00013TQPQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=O57DYIU3AJETUC3F"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/listerine.jpg" width="113" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash</a> is the #1 dentist-recommended brand and the most widely used and extensively researched mouthwash in the country. The triple-action formula can kill germs, freshen your breath, and leave your mouth cleaner and fresher. The affordable mouthwash is clinically proven to help reduce and prevent plaque and gingivitis for up to 12 hours. It uses a formula of four essential oils (eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, and thymol) to instantly kill millions of germs on contact. Rather than just covering up bad breath, it kills the bacteria that caused it in the first place. With continued use, it can also help prevent gum disease.</p> <p>The antiseptic mouthwash received the ADA Seal of Acceptance. With more than 100 years of usage and 50 years of research, it was selected as one of the best mouthwashes by Real Simple and Dental Care Matters. If this intense flavor isn&rsquo;t right for you, Listerine offers a number of mouthwashes in different flavors and formulas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00013TQPQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00013TQPQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=O57DYIU3AJETUC3F"><em>Currently $5.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Biotene Oral Rinse for Dry Mouth Symptoms</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KAOAZ4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002KAOAZ4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=H5GHBDNWRJWFTLGJ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/biotene.jpg" width="100" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you have dry mouth, you&rsquo;ll want to try <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KAOAZ4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002KAOAZ4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=H5GHBDNWRJWFTLGJ">Biotene Oral Rinse for Dry Mouth Symptoms</a>. The soothing mouthwash uses the LP3 salivary enzyme-protein system to help prevent tooth decay and oral disease, soothe minor irritation, fight bad breath, and refresh and moisturize your mouth throughout the day. It is alcohol-free, so it will freshen your breath without leaving a stinging sensation behind.</p> <p>Biotene is the #1 dentist and hygienist recommended brand for dry mouth symptoms because it offers immediate, long-lasting relief. It was also selected as one of the best mouthwashes by Men&rsquo;s Health and Dental Care Matters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KAOAZ4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002KAOAZ4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=H5GHBDNWRJWFTLGJ"><em>Currently $10.42 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>ACT Restoring Mouthwash</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GGJCYS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GGJCYS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OIY4SWO7CG6547G5"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/act.jpg" width="83" height="245" align="right" alt="" />ACT Restoring Mouthwash</a> can prevent tooth decay, strengthen enamel, remineralize soft spots, and freshen your breath. The anti-cavity fluoride mouthwash can also help prevent cavities and soothe sore gums, so your mouth will feel healthier after every use.</p> <p>The dentist-approved mouthwash was selected as one of the best mouthwashes on the market by Men&rsquo;s Health and Dental Care Matters. It is ideal for anyone, even people with sensitive teeth and gums. ACT is the #1 dentist recommended fluoride brand, so if the Cool Splash Mint flavor isn&rsquo;t your favorite, there are a variety of other flavors and formulas available that may be right for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GGJCYS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000GGJCYS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OIY4SWO7CG6547G5"><em>Currently $10.09 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>SmartMouth Alcohol-Free Mouthwash</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HLCFQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001HLCFQI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YTOWRFOD5Q5SN3X6"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/smart%20mouth.jpg" width="170" height="245" align="right" alt="" />SmartMouth Alcohol-Free Mouthwash</a> is completely unique. It comes with two bottles, which each contain a different active ingredient. Just before using it, you mix the two formulas together, which will maximize the release of zinc ions.</p> <p>The dentist-developed mouthwash promises 12-hour fresh breath, so you can count on it to fight both common and chronic bad breath all day. If you gargle the mouthwash at night, it promises to leave you with fresh breath in the morning. The dentist-approved mouthwash uses a patented Smart-Zinc technology, which is safe for diabetics. It is alcohol-free, so it will freshen your breath without leaving a stinging sensation behind and won&rsquo;t stain your teeth, fillings, or dentures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001HLCFQI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001HLCFQI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YTOWRFOD5Q5SN3X6"><em>Currently $9.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best mouthwashes. 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-mouthwashes">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-whitening-toothpastes">The 5 Best Whitening Toothpastes</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-shampoos">The 5 Best Shampoos</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-makeup-brush-cleaners">The 5 Best Makeup Brush Cleaners</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-lip-glosses">The 5 Best Lip Glosses</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-hair-growth-supplements">The 5 Best Hair Growth Supplements</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping dental care hygiene mouthwash oral hygiene product reviews toothpaste Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639520 at http://www.wisebread.com What You Need to Know About Sample Sales http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-sample-sales <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what-you-need-to-know-about-sample-sales" 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_clothes_000026547400.jpg" alt="Woman learning what she needs to know about sample sales" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sample sales can be a fun way to get unique items at rock-bottom prices. Most retail stores, clothing manufacturers, and boutiques have sample sales from time to time, which can translate to big savings for you. In order to get the most out of the sale, it's important to strategize and take advantage of a few simple tips, which we've outlined below.</p> <h2>What Are Sample Sales?</h2> <p>Sample sales are the store's opportunity to clear out inventory from runways, one-of-a-kind items, and unique garments. In a traditional sample sale, designers will sell samples of new retail that have been previewed to buyers. This means you may be able to find some of the newest designs, many of which will be one-of-a-kind, at killer prices &mdash; anywhere from 20%&ndash;90% off. However, it can also mean that the items aren't up to the designer's usual standards because it never actually made it to production.</p> <p>Sometimes, other sales (like overstock sales) will be referred to as a sample sale. These are actually just a retail store clearing out inventory from last season to make room for new stock.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Where to Find Sample Sales</h2> <p>Sample sales often take place in warehouses, showrooms, and small boutique shops. Sites like <a href="http://ny.racked.com/tags/sample-sales">Racked</a>, <a href="http://nymag.com/shopping/">NYMag</a>, <a href="https://www.clothingline.com/">Clothingline</a>, and <a href="http://www.260samplesale.com/">260 Sample Sale</a> can give you a heads up on when the next sample sale will be near you.</p> <p>You can also follow a schedule every year to estimate when the next sale will be. Some stores do a yearly sample sale, some follow a semi-annual schedule, and some clear out inventory every season. Sample sale season runs from November through May in large cities like New York.</p> <p>Either get to the sale early, before anyone else, or at the end, after everyone has left. If you are able to arrive first, you will have the best pick of items. Arriving at the end of the sale can usually result in bigger savings and better chances of negotiating a lower price, since the stores are desperate to clear out any remaining inventory.</p> <h2>Negotiate Prices</h2> <p>One of the great things about sample sales is you can usually negotiate the price. If you are buying more than one item, you might be able to negotiate a lower total cost.</p> <p>Look for imperfections for further markdowns. Anything from a loose button to a small snag can equal big savings. Simply take the item to the register and ask if they would be willing to offer a discount. Don't specify a specific markdown; let the sales associate offer a discount first. If they won't work with you on the price, ask if they're willing to throw something else in (like a free accessory). In most cases, you can walk away with a discount, but in a worst-case scenario, it doesn't hurt to ask. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-smart-and-fun-things-you-could-do-if-you-paid-less-rent">8 Smart and Fun Things You Could Do if You Paid Less Rent</a>)</p> <h2>Try Everything On</h2> <p>Some items may not be true to size, and others may not have sizing marked at all. Most sample sales don't have a fitting room available, so try on what you can on top of your clothes. Hold any other items up to yourself and have a friend take a photo with their phone so you can get an idea of what the garments will look like on you.</p> <p>If there is a dressing room available, try on as much as you can before making the purchase. Remember that items sold at sample sales are almost always non-returnable.</p> <p>Regardless of whether there is a dressing room or not, it's always a good idea to follow Cher Horowitz's advice and also take a photo of yourself in the clothes (or with clothes held up to you). Photos never lie, and you won't have to rely on unforgiving dressing room mirrors or lighting.</p> <h2>Master the Sale</h2> <p>Take advantage of these tricks of the trade and you'll be the master of the next sample sale.</p> <h3>Be Very Picky</h3> <p>Just because you waited in line doesn't mean you have to make a purchase. If an item doesn't fit perfectly, it can always be altered &mdash; but you should factor in the cost of tailoring before making the purchase.</p> <h3>Watch Your Budget</h3> <p>It can be easy to overspend when you feel like you're getting a good deal, but keep your budget in mind so that you don't overdo it.</p> <h3>Bring Cash</h3> <p>Sample sales are often cash-only. By bringing cash, you can also keep a good handle on your budget.</p> <h3>Go for the Bins</h3> <p>Bargain bins may seem intimidating, especially when they are surrounded by a horde of shoppers. However, this is where you'll find some of the best items at the best prices, so it is worth a look.</p> <h3>Start Shopping at the Back</h3> <p>Typically, shoppers start at the front of the store. By making your way to the back first, you'll be able to find the items that most people haven't rummaged through yet. Accessories, shoes, and the most deeply discounted items are usually also in the back of the store, so this is a great place to start.</p> <h3>Dress Comfortably</h3> <p>Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can easily change in and out of, so that you can quickly try clothes on if there is a fitting room available. Think gym clothes or tight basics, such as a tank top, lettings, and flats. Also wear a cross-body bag, since a traditional purse will be cumbersome and only get in the way.</p> <h3>Be Prepared to Wait in Line</h3> <p>Many sample sales won't let new shoppers into the store until some of the shoppers already in the store leave. Be prepared to wait and enjoy the time in line with a friend.</p> <h3>Leave the Kids at Home</h3> <p>A sample sale full of fashionable shoppers is not the place for kids to be running around. You should be able to enjoy yourself and focus on getting the best deal possible (and not on chasing down your little ones).</p> <h2>Other Types of Sample Sales</h2> <p>Sample sales are also commonly referred to as warehouse sales, which are simply blowout sales of old or seasonal inventory. If you don't feel like fighting the crowds, you can also take advantage of deep discounts at sample sales online on sites like <a href="http://www.gilt.com/">Gilt</a> and <a href="https://www.ruelala.com">Rue La La</a>.</p> <p><em>Do you have other tips for mastering a sample sale? Please share your thoughts 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/andrea-cannon">Andrea Cannon</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-sample-sales">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/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-the-dollar-store-and-10-you-should">10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store (and 10 You Should)</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/15-things-you-should-buy-at-costco">15 Things You Should Buy at Costco</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/101-ways-to-save-money-on-clothes">101 Ways to Save Money on Clothes</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/5-things-you-shouldnt-order-on-amazon">5 Things You Shouldn&#039;t Order on Amazon</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/10-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-buy-in-bulk">10 Things You Didn&#039;t Know You Could Buy in Bulk</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping bargains designer clothes discounts sample sales Thu, 04 Feb 2016 12:00:02 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1647339 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Makeup Brush Cleaners http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-makeup-brush-cleaners <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-brush-cleaners" 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_brush_000083820669.jpg" alt="Woman using best makeup brush cleaner to clean brushes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did you know that your makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacteria if you don&rsquo;t clean them properly? Fortunately, keeping your brushes clean and sanitized is as easy as spritzing them with a makeup brush cleanser after every use.</p> <h2>What Is a Makeup Brush Cleaner?</h2> <p>Makeup brush cleaner can sanitize and condition your brushes, so the bristles are clean, soft, and ready for your next use. By keeping your makeup brushes clean, they will perform better, last longer, and prevent bacteria from forming. If your brushes aren&rsquo;t clean, you won&rsquo;t get the best application possible because stray bristles can create stray marks.</p> <p>After cleaning your brushes, dry the brushes with the bristles facing down. Otherwise, water can get into the brush, break down the glue, and cause the bristles to fall out.</p> <h2>Top 5 Makeup Brush Cleaners</h2> <h3>Lowpricenice Cleaning Glove MakeUp Washing Brush Scrubber Board</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WUEJKVE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00WUEJKVE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GP7GIIFR3PQQ5MCK"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lowpricenice.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>With the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WUEJKVE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00WUEJKVE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GP7GIIFR3PQQ5MCK">Lowpricenice Makeup Washing Brush Scrubber Board</a>, cleaning your brushes might even be fun for you. You can use this scrubber along with any other cleanser, or a gentle baby shampoo to really deep clean the bristles. By using a brush scrubber, you can clean your brushes better with less soap, which is easier on your brushes, the environment, and your wallet. The large grooves on the bottom can release makeup, dirt, and oils from larger brushes, while the smaller knobs can create extra lather and release dried on makeup from smaller brushes. You won&rsquo;t achieve a better clean than what you&rsquo;ll get with this scrubber.</p> <p>In fact, the fashionable silicone tool can release even dried-on product and waterproof mascara in half the time. It can even be used for artist brushes. You can hold the scrubber in the palm of your hand or wear it on your finger (like a finger puppet) for fast, effective brush cleaning.</p> <p>Even if you decide to purchase another makeup cleanser, it is still a good idea to purchase a makeup brush scrubber like this one (which is technically an affordable BrushEgg dupe). It is quick and easy to use, and should last you for years. At just around $2, it only makes sense to add one to your current cleaning routine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WUEJKVE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00WUEJKVE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=GP7GIIFR3PQQ5MCK"><em>Currently $3.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ROGQ3C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ROGQ3C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VALTYTABNNRNOQZR"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/cinema%20secrets.jpg" width="61" height="245" align="right" alt="" />Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner</a> is the most requested makeup brush cleaner on the market. The professional liquid cleaner is a cult classic and commonly chosen by top professionals in the makeup industry. It can be found backstage on runways, photo shoots, and television sets. It has a soft vanilla scent and dries almost instantly. It can clean, sanitize, condition, and deodorize brushes after every use. It leaves no oily residue, is environmentally safe, and can remove 99.9% of all bacteria.</p> <p>After 50 years of experience in Hollywood, Academy Award-winning makeup artist, Maurice Stein, created this powerful makeup brush cleaner for other professionals in the industry who need something that works quickly and effectively. It is frequently recommended by professional makeup artists, beauty bloggers like Lauren Conrad, and publications like Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ROGQ3C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B007ROGQ3C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VALTYTABNNRNOQZR"><em>Currently $13.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>beautyblender Solid Blender Cleanser</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085BVFZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0085BVFZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2VJ33ZR2L2AHRLQD"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/blendercleanser.jpg" width="198" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you have a beautyblender, there&rsquo;s nothing quite like the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085BVFZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0085BVFZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2VJ33ZR2L2AHRLQD">beautyblender Solid Blender Cleanser</a> for keeping your sponge clean. Fortunately, these cleansers can also be used on regular brushes and sponges to keep them clean as well. It contains glycerin to help gently clean and condition your sponges and brushes. Once you have cleaned your brushes, you can simply replace the cleanser in the included holder.</p> <p>This solid cleanser is recommended by publications like Into the Gloss, and Elle recommend this for anyone who wants to clean their brushes like the pros. Many reviewers prefer the solid cleanser because it seems to clean better, but if you prefer a liquid cleaner, try the liquid <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T39DV14/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00T39DV14&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OSXD4PQLMHGSB63M">Blender Cleanser</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085BVFZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0085BVFZK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2VJ33ZR2L2AHRLQD"><em>Currently $15.94 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008LC4IU2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008LC4IU2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XK2E6NBPN5VZGESF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/elf.jpg" width="75" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008LC4IU2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008LC4IU2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XK2E6NBPN5VZGESF">e.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner</a> is an e.l.f. bestseller for a reason. The antibacterial daily brush cleanser can be spritzed on your makeup brushes after every use to keep them clean and soft. It will disinfect your brushes so that they will last longer and can provide a clean makeup application every time. It is quick and easy to use, and leaves behind a clean, fresh scent.</p> <p>This is commonly recommended by professional makeup artists thanks to its effectiveness and low price point. You can use it after every makeup application and because you only need a few spurts is at a time, the bottle should last you a while.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008LC4IU2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008LC4IU2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XK2E6NBPN5VZGESF"><em>Currently $7.48 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J27ADE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J27ADE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=B373HP7NY7NUVWEM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/japonesque.jpg" width="65" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J27ADE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J27ADE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=B373HP7NY7NUVWEM">JAPONESQUE Makeup Brush Cleanser</a> contains only the highest quality ingredients to help preserve the life of your brushes and keep them looking newer for longer. The environmentally safe cleanser will gently clean, disinfect, and condition your brushes. It is easy to use and leaves a citrus scent behind. It is ideal for daily cleansing, but effective enough to deep clean your brushes and remove even dried on product and adhesives.</p> <p>It is frequently recommended by celebrity makeup artists and publications like Into the Gloss. JAPONESQUE also offers a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SJ2M90K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00SJ2M90K&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=2SMHGCGRU7VNJFV5">Rosewater scented cleanser</a> and a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IBDDD5M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IBDDD5M&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=YXEP5XJDRGLQJGW2">solid brush cleanser</a>, which is also intensely moisturizing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J27ADE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B000J27ADE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=B373HP7NY7NUVWEM"><em>Currently $9.50 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best makeup brush cleaners. 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-brush-cleaners">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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</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-contour-powders">The 5 Best Contour 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-lip-glosses">The 5 Best Lip Glosses</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-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</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-face-washes">The 5 Best Face Washes</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty best makeup brush cleaners makeup makeup brushes product reviews Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:00:03 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1644340 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Kitchen Dish Towels http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-kitchen-dish-towels <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-kitchen-dish-towels" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/man_dish_towel_000082376379.jpg" alt="Man using best kitchen dish towel to clean dishes" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every cook needs a durable dish towel that they can reach for in the kitchen. While Williams-Sonoma kitchen dish towels may be all the rage, they aren&rsquo;t easy on the budget. Instead, you can purchase some sturdy, absorbent towels for far less, and they will last you just as long. We&rsquo;ve found some of the best kitchen towels at the best prices, so you can get more towels and still have money in your pocket.</p> <h2>What Is a Kitchen Dish Towel?</h2> <p>Kitchen dish towels can serve a number of purposes in both a home kitchen and a professional setting. They can be used for a range of jobs, such as drying spills and dishes, handling hot pots, and even handling food. Dish towels are available in all different materials, such as cotton, linen, bamboo, and microfiber. They also come in limitless styles and designs so that you can find the perfect towels to suit your kitchen decor.</p> <p>Kitchen towels can be machine washed and used again and again. Before using your dish towels for the first time, The Washington Post and Apartment Therapy recommend washing them first so that they are as clean and soft as possible before the first use.</p> <h2>Top 5 Kitchen Dish Towels</h2> <h3>Now Designs Ripple Towels</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002H9XAVS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002H9XAVS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XUWEV44GUKNVYY6S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/now%20designs.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" />Now Designs Ripple Towels</a> are a versatile option for your home or commercial kitchen. The two oversized soft white kitchen towels are ultra absorbent and tough enough to handle any job in the kitchen. The towels are made of 100% Turkish cotton, which is the top recommendation by Williams Sonoma. That&rsquo;s because Turkish cotton is softer and more durable than any other material. Each towel measures 18&rdquo; x 28,&rdquo; which can cover a large surface area. It offers streak-free drying and features raised ridges throughout for better absorbency. The towels come in 20 different vibrant colors to match your kitchen and you can also find matching dish cloths from the brand.</p> <p>Selected by America&rsquo;s Test Kitchen and Cook&rsquo;s Illustrated as the best kitchen towels available, you&rsquo;re bound to be happy with these towels. They offer unsurpassed quality and workmanship, and reviewers found that they can hold up to rigorous use and repeated washings, so they should last you for years. However, the higher price point makes them more expensive than the other options on our list.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002H9XAVS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B002H9XAVS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XUWEV44GUKNVYY6S"><em>Currently $17.98 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Aunt Martha's Flour Sack Dish Towels</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GOZLK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GOZLK8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VU75SJI2ESZMWSUU"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/aunt%20marthas.jpg" width="200" height="178" align="right" alt="" />Aunt Martha's Flour Sack Dish Towels</a> are ultra absorbent and will last for years without pilling or fraying. The premium 130 thread count towels are hemmed on all sides, so they work well and will look great in your kitchen. The set of seven white cotton towels offer streak-free drying without leaving any lint behind. They are washed and pre-bleached, so they are soft and ready to use from the moment they arrive. The large, thick towels are also ideal for projects like embroidery, silk screening, and more.</p> <p>Recommended by Cook&rsquo;s Illustrated, these are also some of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling dish towels, so you can count on them to meet your needs. If these aren&rsquo;t the right size for your kitchen, there are other award-winning kitchen dish towels available from Aunt Martha&rsquo;s, such as the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026708QG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0026708QG&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=W4OXV6P6HQBR4UP6">18&quot; x 28&quot; Package of three Vintage Dish Towels</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GOZLK8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001GOZLK8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=VU75SJI2ESZMWSUU"><em>Currently $21.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Keeble Outlets One Dozen Kitchen Dish Towels</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7WLG8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C7WLG8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=P7V2RVRJDGDSAAUF"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/keeble.jpg" width="200" height="185" align="right" alt="" />Keeble Outlets One Dozen Kitchen Dish Towels</a> offer high quality at a reasonable price point. You&rsquo;ll receive a dozen professional-grade, soft, white cotton towels, so you always have a sturdy kitchen towel on hand when you need it. The herringbone design allows for better absorbency, which makes them ideal for drying. They are bleach-safe and will stay vibrant even after hundreds of washes. You will need to wash the towels before the first use and the all-natural fibers will shrink during that first washing, but this is completely normal. The thin, low lint towels are available in a range of colors to suit your kitchen.</p> <p>These towels are the preferred choice by professional chefs around the world and are also some of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling dish towels. They can be washed hundreds of times, but some reviewers found that they do not hold up as well as some of the more expensive dish towels on our list.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7WLG8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00C7WLG8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=P7V2RVRJDGDSAAUF"><em>Currently $18.07 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>DII Soft Everyday Kitchen Basic Waffle Terry Towels</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IANIU8I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IANIU8I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DUXGLZFTLGPUHHIM"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/dii%20everyday.jpg" width="200" height="200" align="right" alt="" /></a>The set of four <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IANIU8I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IANIU8I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DUXGLZFTLGPUHHIM">DII Soft Everyday Kitchen Basic Waffle Terry Towels</a> have a large 15&rdquo; x 26&rdquo; surface area. The thick, soft cotton towels are very absorbent and ideal for drying. In fact, the Washington Post and Apartment Therapy both recommend looking for waffle or basket weave cotton towels because they are some of the most absorbent towels available. Their textured surface and pockets will capture more water, making them more effective in wiping up spills. The imported towels are available in a range of colors to suit your kitchen.</p> <p>As some of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling dish towels, they are designed to last through many washings for years of dependable use. DII Offers a number of dependable kitchen essentials, so if you are also in need of kitchen dish cloths, consider the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WOJL9C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003WOJL9C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=EXPVY5Q3JPS5LUDD">DII Everyday Kitchen Basic Windowpane Combo Dish Cloth Set of six</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IANIU8I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00IANIU8I&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=DUXGLZFTLGPUHHIM"><em>Currently $14.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Liliane Collection Kitchen Dish Towels</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H1HYZ9C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00H1HYZ9C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGBVPVDAQOBP2MWT"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/liliane.jpg" width="220" height="129" align="right" alt="" /></a>This set of 13 <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H1HYZ9C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00H1HYZ9C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGBVPVDAQOBP2MWT">Liliane Collection Kitchen Dish Towels</a>, 25&quot; x 14&quot;, are weaved with a two-ply natural cotton yarn, which makes them heavier and sturdier than other towels. They are also two inches longer than most towels to allow for some shrinking in the wash. The towels feature a herringbone design, which makes them more absorbent and ideal for drying. The low lint towels are also finished with four hemmed sides for better results. The bleach-safe towels are commercial quality and expected to last through repeated washings. The lightweight towels are available in five colors to ideally suit your kitchen.</p> <p>These imported towels have stellar reviews online and are some of Amazon&rsquo;s bestselling dish towels. They are also backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00H1HYZ9C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00H1HYZ9C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=AGBVPVDAQOBP2MWT"><em>Currently $14.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best kitchen dish towels. 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-kitchen-dish-towels">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-measuring-spoons">The 5 Best Measuring Spoons</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-measuring-cups">The 5 Best Measuring Cups</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-laundry-detergents">The 5 Best Laundry Detergents</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-air-fresheners">The 5 Best Air Fresheners</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-hardwood-floor-cleaners">The 5 Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home Shopping best dish towels dish towels home goods kitchen dish towels product reviews towels Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:19:01 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1644432 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Ways to Avoid Buyer's Remorse http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-avoid-buyers-remorse <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-ways-to-avoid-buyers-remorse" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_shocked_receipt_000053193026.jpg" alt="Woman learning how to avoid buyer&#039;s remorse" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's nothing worse than buying something that felt good at the time, but ends up being just a useless symbol of regret. The next time you feel a splurge coming on, try these six ways to avoid buyer's remorse. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-resist-a-splurge">6 Ways to Resist a Splurge</a>)</p> <h2>1. Research Your Purchases Thoroughly</h2> <p>Everyone knows they should research, but do we always? Comparison shopping can be as easy as taking time to read reviews during your lunch break, or making a list of pros and cons about whether or not to make that purchase.</p> <p>Looking for more ways to comparison shop? Two great websites to help you out are <a href="http://thewirecutter.com/">The Wirecutter</a> and <a href="http://thesweethome.com/">The Sweethome</a>. They compare everyday items, from linens to computers, in such detail that you can't help but start applying the same exhaustive analysis to every product you buy.</p> <h2>2. Don't Shop as Therapy</h2> <p>Are you the type to shop at Trader Joe's hungry? Do you wander into Bed, Bath, &amp; Beyond after a stressful day at work? One of the worst things you can do for your budget, time, and well-being is to shop angry, stressed, or tired.</p> <p>Stop yourself and ask yourself: <em>Why do I feel the compulsion to buy something right now?</em> I recommend trying the super popular <a href="http://philome.la/jace_harr/you-feel-like-shit-an-interactive-self-care-guide/play">self care click-through guide</a>, which might help you explore the reasons behind therapy shopping behaviors.</p> <h2>3. Pay Your Bills First</h2> <p>A great exercise to ground yourself and think practically before making a purchase is actively thinking about your budget and expenses. Try activating the part of your brain that manages money by sorting through or paying your bills first. That way, you are more likely to view a purchase more pragmatically and get what you can both afford get the most use.</p> <h2>4. Buy What You Can Use Now</h2> <p>Always trying to buy the best of the best item in its category? That may be misguided. The Journal of Consumer Research found that people like high quality in the long term, but convenience in the short term. This leads to faulty mental accounting when buying products intended for future use.</p> <p>For example, someone buying image editing software to use later might buy a program with too many advanced features. Because that person is unlikely to use all those features (we tend to overestimate how much we are able to learn in the future), they are more likely to regret the purchase. Had they bought a program they could use now with their current skill level, they would have been happier with the purchase.</p> <h2>5. Shop Better</h2> <p>Sometimes we just can't see a product's faults online, especially in the case of clothing and housewares. That said, some people have trouble managing impulses when shopping in stores. It's hard to resist buying something just because it's on sale, or because the salesperson says it's almost sold out.</p> <p>Pick up an item, feel it, test it. In <a href="http://amzn.to/1Po3PM3">The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up</a><em>, </em>organization expert Marie Kondo insists that we hold an item and inspect it carefully. If it doesn't spark joy, don't buy it. If you're not feeling it, forget it. Just as well, if an item you already own doesn't spark joy, toss it or give it away and you won't be bummed out with regret every time you see it!</p> <h2>6. Know When to Wait</h2> <p>Don't let impulse buy temptation get the better of you. When looking at electronics or other big ticket purchases, early adopters tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to features. You're always better off holding onto what you have and waiting to pounce on the second or third generation.</p> <p>If you're deeply considering a &quot;limited time offer,&quot; enter a reminder on your calendar to notify you on the last day the offer is available. If you are still interested when that notification pops up on your screen, then it was meant to be!</p> <p><em>How do you avoid 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/amanda-meadows">Amanda Meadows</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-avoid-buyers-remorse">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-6"> <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/6-awesome-reasons-to-shop-at-aldi">6 Awesome Reasons to Shop at Aldi</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/avoid-these-5-common-holiday-budget-pitfalls">Avoid These 5 Common Holiday Budget Pitfalls</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/5-things-that-seem-like-savvy-buys-but-are-actually-terrible-splurges">5 Things That Seem Like Savvy Buys But Are Actually Terrible Splurges</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-6-healthiest-grocery-stores">The 6 Healthiest Grocery Stores</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/9-things-that-cost-more-in-2016">9 Things That Cost More in 2016</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping buyer's remorse impulse buys overspending regrets wasting money Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:19:00 +0000 Amanda Meadows 1646411 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Lip Stains http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-lip-stains <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-lip-stains" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_red_lips_000067463075.jpg" alt="Woman wearing best lip stains for red lips" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing more frustrating than taking the time to perfectly apply the right shade of lipstick only to find that it has completely smudged away less than an hour later. Fortunately, lip stains can last longer and give you a more natural appearance, so your lips will remain beautifully &ldquo;stained&rdquo; for hours.</p> <h2>What Is a Lip Stain?</h2> <p>Lip stain is a cosmetic item that will stain your lips, leaving a lasting effect throughout the day. It is usually water or gel-based, which means there is no stickiness to worry about. Even after the lip product wipes off, your lips should still have a stained effect for hours. Lip stain is lightweight enough to be worn alone or layered under lip gloss or lipstick.</p> <h2>Top 5 Lip Stains</h2> <h3>Revlon Just Bitten Kissing Balm Stain</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084FIET2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0084FIET2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHEAP3ZCMN3LDUOY"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/revlon%20colorburst.jpg" width="84" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you don&rsquo;t like the feeling of heavy, sticky lip products, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084FIET2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0084FIET2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHEAP3ZCMN3LDUOY">Revlon Just Bitten Kissing Balm Stain</a> is perfect for you. The stain feels comfortable and hydrating, like a balm, but leaves the color payoff of a lipstick. It offers long-lasting color, shine, and a dose of moisture. Your lips will be left conditioned, soft, smooth, and perfectly pigmented after using this lightweight balm. The moisturizing formula glides on the lips, is never sticky, and won&rsquo;t ever dry your lips out. It leaves a glossy appearance and rich color payoff. The self-sharpening chubby crayon can be easily stored and transported in your purse or travel bag. You just draw the stain on (like a crayon) and it will last for hours with no smearing. It comes in endless color choices to match every outfit.</p> <p>In head-to-head comparisons, this stain proved to last longer than any others, even through eating and drinking. It is the stain that all others are compared to. It is recommended by Total Beauty, PopSugar, Glamour, publications like Into the Gloss, and celebrity makeup artists alike. If this stain isn&rsquo;t right for you, Revlon offers a number of award-winning lip colors and lip stains, including the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PON1M2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B003PON1M2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=ZLSXKXURJJ75SZLK">Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm</a>, which is an Allure favorite.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0084FIET2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0084FIET2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=RHEAP3ZCMN3LDUOY"><em>Currently $9.46 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5CJ3E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X5CJ3E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OHAOG4YWWKGSMJMQ"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/benetint.jpg" width="96" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5CJ3E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X5CJ3E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OHAOG4YWWKGSMJMQ">Benefit Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain</a> can be used on the lips and cheeks to add a bit of healthy, natural-looking color. A little goes a long way and you can always layer it for more color payoff. It is kiss-proof, smudge-proof, and should last all day. This cult classic can be used in a number of ways, making it the perfect travel essential. It will save you time in the morning and you can count on getting your money&rsquo;s worth.</p> <p>The long-lasting stain is easy to apply with the convenient brush applicator and available in a range of colors. It has outstanding online reviews, is frequently recommended by celebrity makeup artists, and was selected as one of the best lip stains by Total Beauty and publications like Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X5CJ3E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B004X5CJ3E&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=OHAOG4YWWKGSMJMQ"><em>Currently $14.88 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stain</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051TSLOW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0051TSLOW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=X7IJGRI5FRWEWUHC"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/new%20york%20color%20smooch.jpg" width="77" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051TSLOW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0051TSLOW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=X7IJGRI5FRWEWUHC">New York Color Smooch Proof Lip Stain</a> will leave a natural flush of color that will last for up to 16 hours, even through eating and drinking. The lightweight water-based formula is creamy and never sticky. The long-lasting balm can be worn alone, layered for a more dramatic effect, or worn under your favorite lip gloss. The color is designed to last, so it won&rsquo;t rub off or smear. It is easy to apply with a precise felt-tip applicator, which allows you to essentially draw in the lip lines.</p> <p>It has a pleasant taste and scent, but some reviewers find this drying, so you may need to layer it over chapstick or under a moisturizing lip gloss. It is available in a wide variety of colors to suit your personal makeup style and skin tone. It was selected as one of the best lip stains by Good Housekeeping and has outstanding online reviews.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051TSLOW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0051TSLOW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=X7IJGRI5FRWEWUHC"><em>Currently $4.47 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U5GAWQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001U5GAWQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XEI6MKED4JWXCV5N"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/covergirl_0.jpg" width="75" height="245" align="right" alt="" />CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain</a> absorbs instantly and once it&rsquo;s set, it won&rsquo;t budge or smudge. The lightweight stain leaves behind a flush of color that will last for up to 16 hours. Many reviewers found that this also works great as a last minute cheek stain. It is easy to apply and will leave a glossy shine behind. It is available in 10 colors to best match your skin tone.</p> <p>This was selected as one of the best lip stains by Good Housekeeping. While some reviewers swear by this, there are others that didn&rsquo;t like the smell or taste of this stain, and found that it dried out their lips. If you find this drying, you may need to layer it over chapstick or under a moisturizing lip gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U5GAWQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B001U5GAWQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=XEI6MKED4JWXCV5N"><em>Currently $6.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Lime Crime Velvetines</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMEGLBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UMEGLBQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LBCFGXDYWWPK7FFT"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/lime%20crime.jpg" width="200" height="133" align="right" alt="" />Lime Crime Velvetines</a> is a waterproof liquid-to-matte stain that's touch and smudge-proof, and expected to last all day. The highly pigmented formula glides on the lips and dries to a soft matte finish. The cruelty free, vegan stain should last through eating and drinking, making it the perfect addition to your party makeup essentials. The cult classic stain is available in a range of colors to best suit your skin tone and personal style.</p> <p>As Amazon&rsquo;s #1 best seller in lip stains, the Lime Crime Velvetines has outstanding online reviews, including more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It is also frequently recommended by professional makeup artists and beauty vloggers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UMEGLBQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00UMEGLBQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LBCFGXDYWWPK7FFT"><em>Currently $20.00 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best lip stains. 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-lip-stains">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-lip-liners">The 5 Best Lip Liners</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-brush-cleaners">The 5 Best Makeup Brush Cleaners</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-lip-glosses">The 5 Best Lip Glosses</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-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</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-contour-powders">The 5 Best Contour Powders</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty beauty products lip color lip stain lipstick makeup product reviews Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639519 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Best Facial Cleansing Wipes http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-best-facial-cleansing-wipes" 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_wipes_000044370648.jpg" alt="Woman using best facial cleansing wipes for clear skin" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Facial cleansing wipes make it easy to keep your skin clean and refreshed. They can remove any trace of dirt, oil, or makeup with just a swipe. They are great to use at the end of a long day, after a workout, or when you need a midday pick-me-up, so you may want to keep a pack in your purse, gym bag, travel bag, car, nightstand, and desk. There are different types of facial wipes for different skin types, so you can find the perfect one to suit your skin care needs.</p> <h2>What Is a Facial Cleansing Wipe?</h2> <p>Facial cleansing wipes are pre-packaged, pre-moistened disposable wipes. You can quickly wipe your face clean with one of these towelettes, no matter how tired or lazy you may feel after a long day. Face wipes can remove dirt, oil, and even stubborn makeup.</p> <h2>Top 5 Facial Cleansing Wipes</h2> <h3>Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/simple_1.jpg" width="220" height="158" align="right" alt="" /></a>If you&rsquo;re looking for a safe, natural product for your skin that can also provide a thorough clean, then the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N">Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes</a> are for you. These are the towelettes that all others are compared to. They have no harsh chemicals, artificial perfumes, or dyes that can upset your skin. Instead, they are made with triple purified water and beneficial ingredients. The all-natural wipes have pro-vitamin B5 to hydrate and improve the condition of your skin. The lotion-like formula contains glycerin and mango extract to help hydrate the skin while thoroughly removing dirt, makeup, and oil. The hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, fragrance-free wipes are free of irritants and won&rsquo;t strip skin of its natural oils. The soft cloths can remove dirt, oil, and even stubborn makeup (like waterproof mascara) with the gentlest swipe.</p> <p>They are gentle enough for all skin types (including sensitive skin), but have excellent cleansing ability. Your skin will be left feeling clean and refreshed, never dry, sticky, greasy, or taut. These wipes are the top choice on Consumer Search, an Amazon bestseller, and recommended by Allure, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Total Beauty, and PopSugar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CHHJXYI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CHHJXYI&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=SPPHXNZYLUFBQA6N"><em>Currently $3.69 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/olay%204.jpg" width="155" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP">Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths</a> have the power of a cleanser, toner, scrub, and mask in one. The fragrance-free textured cloths combine a soap-free lather with vitamin E and gentle Olay conditioners to leave your skin feeling soft and nourished after every cleansing. They are gentle on skin, but can remove dirt, oil, and makeup effectively. One side of the cloth cleanses, while the other exfoliates. They can help you achieve a better clean with two different sides to the cloths. In fact, it promises to smooth skin texture in less than one week. However, you will need to rinse your face after using them.</p> <p>The wipes are gentle enough for all skin types, even sensitive skin. The dermatologist-tested wipes are one of Consumer Search&rsquo;s top picks, an Amazon bestseller, and recommended by Huffington Post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00479FP4Q/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00479FP4Q&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=NQDBC74BIMQWU2QP"><em>Currently $9.79 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/neutrogena%20makeup.jpg" width="200" height="165" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C">Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes</a> are ideal if you are looking for a thorough clean, want to remove your makeup, or have acne-prone skin. They can dissolve dirt and oil and remove waterproof mascara with a gentle swipe. They tend to be wetter than most wipes, so they will more easily glide over the face. The ultra-soft cloths leave behind a fresh, clean scent, with no stickiness or residue.</p> <p>The alcohol-free, dermatologist-tested wipes are ideal for all skin types and are even gentle enough for sensitive skin and eyes. They are an Amazon bestseller, an Allure &ldquo;Readers&rsquo; Choice&rdquo; and &ldquo;Best of Beauty&quot; winner, and recommended by Total Beauty and Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHTE8O/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B005IHTE8O&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=LJ7PZB4A7AVLIS7C"><em>Currently $4.97 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes With Cotton Extract</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/burts%20bees%20wipes.jpg" width="167" height="245" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S">Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes With Cotton Extract</a> are designed to cleanse, tone, and moisturize the skin in one easy step. The fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested wipes can remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin. These natural, hypoallergenic wipes are ideal for sensitive skin because they have no fragrance or harmful ingredients. Your skin will feel softer, refreshed, and more moisturized after using these ultra-soft cloths, thanks to cotton extract, rice extract, and aloe. They can also calm redness and tone your skin.</p> <p>If you don&rsquo;t like this scent, consider Burt&rsquo;s Bees&rsquo; other cleansing towelettes, including White Tea, Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber and Sage, and Peach Exfoliating. The wipes are an Amazon bestseller and recommended by PopSugar, Cosmopolitan, Total Beauty, and Into the Gloss.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HBMQTM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B008HBMQTM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=UXSZ7IBC5YZX6G6S"><em>Currently $5.09 on Amazon</em></a></p> <h3>Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5171/ponds.jpg" width="155" height="220" align="right" alt="" /></a>The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4">Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes</a> can give your face a deep clean, removing every trace of dirt, oil, and stubborn makeup. The soft, textured towelettes leave no sticky or greasy film on your skin. In fact, they will leave your skin feeling soft, hydrated, and refreshed, thanks to vitamin E and a triple antioxidant complex.</p> <p>The hypoallergenic dermatologist-tested wipes work on all skin types, including sensitive skin. They are an Amazon bestseller and recommended by Allure and Total Beauty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041ERPPE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0041ERPPE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=bguidelink-20&amp;linkId=3KZCO5N3KERQG3V4"><em>Currently $8.99 on Amazon</em></a></p> <p>And those are our recommendations for the best facial cleansing wipes. 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-facial-cleansing-wipes">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-6"> <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-lip-glosses">The 5 Best Lip Glosses</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-shampoos">The 5 Best Shampoos</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-lip-stains">The 5 Best Lip Stains</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-false-eyelashes">The 5 Best False Eyelashes</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-night-creams">The 5 Best Night Creams</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Health and Beauty Shopping beauty products face wipes facial wipes makeup remover product reviews skincare Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:00:04 +0000 Andrea Cannon 1639533 at http://www.wisebread.com Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards Credit Card Review http://www.wisebread.com/barclaycard-visa-with-apple-rewards-credit-card-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/barclaycard-visa-with-apple-rewards-credit-card-review" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000080107103_Small.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards Card provides an opportunity for Apple fans to earn points on purchases that can be redeemed for more Apple merchandise or music, videos, and books on iTunes. Because of the special financing that comes with the card, it's a card you should consider especially if you're planning a big Apple purchase in the future. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/store-credit-cards-that-dont-suck?ref=review">Store Credit Cards That Don't Suck</a>)</p> <h2>How This Card Works</h2> <p>This card awards three points for each dollar spent at Apple, two points per dollar at restaurants including fast food, and one point for every dollar spent on all other purchases. You can earn an unlimited number of points which do not expire. There is no annual fee.</p> <p>The points you earn are automatically redeemed at 2,500 points for a $25 Apple Store or iTunes gift card which is sent to you. You have the option of choosing whether you prefer Apple or iTunes gift cards.</p> <h2>Other Benefits</h2> <p><strong>Special financing on Apple purchases</strong>. This card includes special financing tiers for Apple purchases you make with the card within the first 30 days of opening the account. For Apple purchases made with your card that are $999 or more, the interest is deferred for 18 months. If your purchases are $499 to $998, interest is deferred for 12 months, and six months for purchases below $499. If you pay the purchase in full before the end of the promotion, you will not be charged interest. However, if you don't pay the balance in full before the end of the promotional period, interest will be charged for the entire period.</p> <h2>Costs</h2> <ul> <li>$0 Annual Fee</li> <li>13.99%, 19.99%, or 26.99% APR</li> <li>3% Balance Transfer Fee ($5 minimum)</li> <li>3% Foreign Transaction Fee</li> </ul> <h2>Pros</h2> <p><strong>No interest for 18 months</strong>. Although many rewards cards offer new cardholders 0% introductory rates for purchases when they become members, the promotional period is usually under 18 months. This card, however, provides an 18-month period for paying down your Apple purchases without interest if they are $999 or more, which can save you quite a bit in interest if you're planning to purchase new Macbooks or iPads for the family.</p> <p><strong>Earn points at Apple and at restaurants</strong>. This card allows you to not only earn bonus points on your Apple purchases but also on your purchases at restaurants, including fast food. If you frequently eat out, you can rack up points that can be used for your next Apple or iTunes purchase. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-credit-cards-for-dining-out?ref=review">Best Credit Cards for Dining Out</a>)</p> <p><strong>Easy redemption</strong>. You don't have to request or search for ways to redeem the points you earn because they are automatically sent to you in the form of a gift card as soon as you reach at least the 2,500 point threshold. This eliminates the risk of forgetting about them when you make your next Apple or iTunes purchase and saves you the time and hassle of actually redeeming.</p> <h2>Cons</h2> <p><strong>No sign-up bonus</strong>. Although this card offers special financing, there isn't any sign-up bonus for new cardholders. Many rewards cards offer a bonus that you can earn by either making your first purchase or spending a certain amount with your card. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-credit-cards-that-offer-bonus-cash-for-sign-up?ref=review">The 5 Best Credit Cards That Offer Bonus Cash for Sign Up</a>)</p> <p><strong>Special financing based on spending</strong>. It's nice to have up to 18 months to pay off a purchase without interest, but the amount spent on Apple purchases during your first 30 days as a cardmember determines the special financing term you receive. If you spend less than $499 during that time, you only receive the special financing offer for six months. If you are planning on spending less than $499, you may want to check out the cards that offer a longer 0% APR period. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-0-balance-transfer-credit-cards?ref=review">Best Credit Cards with 0% Intro APR</a>).</p> <p><strong>Redeem only for Apple and iTunes</strong>. You only have two redemption options &mdash; Apple or iTunes gift cards. Most rewards credit cards provide a variety of merchandise, gift cards, and even cash options for redeeming points. The redemption opportunities with this card are limited and only useful if you very frequently shop with Apple. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-best-cash-back-credit-cards?ref=seealso">Best Cash Back Credit Cards</a>)</p> <p><strong>Foreign transaction fee</strong>. This card does include a foreign transaction fee, which isn't a problem if you primarily use the card for purchases within the U.S. If, however, you frequently travel abroad, the foreign transaction fee is going to cancel out most, if any, rewards you earn. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/smarter-security-and-no-foreign-transaction-fees-the-best-credit-cards-to-use-while-on-vacation?ref=review">The 5 Best Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees</a>)</p> <h2>Who This Card Is Best For</h2> <p>The Barclaycard Visa with Apple Rewards Card is best for those who frequently spend with Apple and in restaurants, and for those who plan on making a large Apple purchase within 30 days of opening the account. Even if you spend less than $499 within the first 30 days, you can save money on interest payments for six months while you pay down your purchase.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/christina-majaski">Christina Majaski</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/barclaycard-visa-with-apple-rewards-credit-card-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-11"> <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/upromise-world-mastercard-credit-card-review">Upromise World MasterCard Credit Card Review</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/barclaycard-rewards-mastercard-review-a-promising-new-card-from-an-old-bank">Barclaycard Rewards MasterCard Review: A Promising New Card From an Old Bank</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-best-new-travel-rewards-cards-on-the-block-barclaycard-arrival-world-plus-world-elite-mastercard">The Best New Travel Rewards Cards on the Block: Barclaycard Arrival World / Plus World Elite MasterCard</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/crowdsourcing-experiment-barclaycard-ring-mastercard">Crowdsourcing Experiment: Barclaycard Ring MasterCard</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/a-new-rewards-card-partnered-with-tons-of-retailers-the-plenti-credit-card-from-amex">A New Rewards Card Partnered With Tons of Retailers: The Plenti Credit Card From Amex</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Credit Cards Shopping barclaycard credit card reviews Thu, 28 Jan 2016 05:04:08 +0000 Christina Majaski 1621624 at http://www.wisebread.com