Author Archives: Mary Hall

Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.

COVERGIRL Launches Longer Lasting Makeup

If you’ve visited your local drugstore lately, you may have noticed that COVERGIRL has some new products on the shelves with some new packaging. The new line offers foundation, primers, and even lipsticks and lip stains designed to keep your make-up looking fresh all day long. It’s a great idea because, if you’re busy, like most […]

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Special Lilly Pulitzer Sale on July 3, 2015

If you missed getting your Lilly for Target thanks to stampeding shoppers, then good news, a special Lilly promotion is coming! Lilly Pulitzer is hosting an Extending Summer Since 1959ish exclusive one-day promotion next weekend to celebrate the summer season and 4th of July holiday!  The deal is that when you shop, if you spend […]

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Nordstrom Announces TextStyle: Shop by Text Service

Nordstrom, Inc. is making it easier for customers to shop with their mobile phones via a new texting shopping service.   The store has launched TextStyle in all of its 116 U.S. Nordstrom stores.  TextStyle is a seamless, secure way for customers to make curated purchases from their salesperson or personal stylist using text messaging. […]

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Anti-Aging Secret: Dr. Halland Chen’s Pure Glow Laser Facial

One question I’m starting to receive from readers is “What are the best anti-aging treatments for the face ? ” Well, there are many things you can do to strengthen the muscles in your face via products. Diet and hydration also are very important. But one new treatment I recommend and have now done twice […]

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Anthropologie Summer Clearance -Up to 50% Off of Retail

Anthropologie has just announced their Summer 2015 sale and it’s a great one. There are savings up to 50% off of retail on unique designer pieces at this sale. Our spies tell us that this is a “megasale” that only comes once a year at Anthropologie. Look for deals on one of kind clothes, shoes, […]

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Models for Coach

Yes, Lady Gaga’s dog is now voguing for Coach. We all know Coach handbags and accessories has a reputation for delivering gorgeous durable handbags. So is the brand literally going to the dogs? Gaga’s dog is the star of “COACH PUPS,” a new campaign that features canine stars in a series of portraits photographed by […]

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Designer Sue Wong Launches Fragrance and eCommerce

Los Angeles fashion designer Sue Wong has recently launched online shopping so that fashionistas everywhere can buy direct from Sue Wong.   She’s also launched a new fragrance, Sue Wong Eau De Parfum, that matches her vintage styled fashion creations.   The website, fittingly called SHOP.SUEWONG.com, now features shopping categories to help shoppers find her exquisite […]

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Burberry Unveils Fall 2015 Fashion Campaign

Burberry today unveiled its Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign, introducing the latest additions to its Burberry Family.  Generally, I enjoy every new Burberry campaign from both a marketing and a fashion perspective–they do a great job on every aspect from the clothes, to the photography, the music, the videos and the social media. The quality of the […]

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The Honest Company Announces Honest Beauty

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company is expanding into the multi-millionaire dollar beauty market.  The news comes via an announcement on the Actress/Entrepreneur’s Instagram page where Jessica stated, “Something big is coming soon! And as Honest members, we want you to be one of the first to join our extended family.”  Stay tuned, Honest Beauty is forecast […]

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Beauty Review: Physicians Formula City Bronzers

Physicians Formula sent me their new City Bronzers to use and review. When I opened the box and saw the imprints of two of my favorite cities (New York and Paris) on the bronzer powders, I fell in love. The packagings is genius. But this isn’t a product with just great packaging, these bronzers deliver […]

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