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.

Target Beauty Products: Marlowe, Mayfair & You are Amazing

Target is trying to dive into the money-making skincare beauty industry with three new offerings.  Marlow skincare, Mayfair soaps and You’re Amazing Bath and Beauty products.   I’m not quite sure why Target thinks they can get into this niche and compete with the more established beauty, skincare brands and products already sold at Target […]

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Review: Who What Wear Collaboration at Target

The Who What Wear fashion collaboration  arrived at Target stores today and with very low expectations, I went to my local store to check it out. Overall, the Who What Wear  collection at Target runs the gamut.  There’s good, bad and just plain fugly here.  Overall there are more misses than hits. However, there are […]

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Who What Wear collection coming to Target Jan 31, 2016

Target’s collaboration with Fashion website Who What Wear is due in at stores and online tomorrow, Jan. 31, 2016. I’m waiting to see the collection on the racks to access it’s quality first hand. As all my readers (and Target shoppers know) the quality of Target’s fashion collaborations has been uneven. Depending on the off-shore […]

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Beauty Deal: Radical Skincare Starter Kit for $50.00

Last year I reviewed Radical Skincare. The products are great and full of good and very active ingredients for moisturizing and anti-aging like 5 % Hyaluronic Acid in the Infusion Serum.  When I reviewed the products, as effective as they are, I noted that they are pricey.  But now you can try them on QVC […]

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Zoolander Returns & Gets Feb VOGUE Cover!

Derek Zoolander is back with Zoolander 2 and a VOGUE cover! The superstar model played by Ben Stiller heading to Theaters on February 12 with his ridiculously good looking features and his famous Blue Steel look. But wait there’s more…..Derek Zoolander is taking over VOGUE with a cover story shared with Zoolander 2 co-star Penelope […]

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Review: Saavy Naturals Soaps and Beauty Products

You may have seen the couple behind Saavy Naturals this week on Shark Tank and be wondering are the products any good? Well, the answer is yes, they are amazing.  The most amazing thing about all the products is their enticing scents. I have been using the Mango Papaya and Green Tea and Lime soaps for a few months. […]

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Review: Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer 2016 UNIQLO

The new  Ines de la Fressange Spring/Summer fashion collection for  2016 is just in at UNIQLO stores and online.  There’s nothing to edgy or iconoclastic here–just great looking basics modeled around three themes the former Chanel model, Madame de la Fressange, adores. The collection consists of safari, sports and navy uniform themes. The collection’s linen […]

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Love UGGS? Enter to win a glittery pair of UGG Boots

Who doesn’t love UGG boots? They are so comfortable. Now you can take a chance at winning these glittering UGG boots in a special contest. UGG will also award a $500 gift card to the second place winner and a $250 gift card to the third place winner. Here’s how to get in on this: […]

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Bryce Dallas Howard Wows in Balmain at Critics Choice Awards

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is getting a new kind of attention on the Red Carpet as she continues to show up looking fabulous in her size 6  fashion choices which she purchases herself.  That’s right, Bryce revealed at the recent Golden Globe awards that she dresses herself and buys off the rack for her red […]

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Katy Perry Makes a Hillary Clinton Fashion Statement

There’s never been any doubt about who Katy Perry supports for the next president of the United States–Hillary Clinton.  The singer used her Instagram about to show her support tonight, posting a picture of her wearing the HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT SWEATER from alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet tonight, Sunday, January 17, 2016 during the Democratic Debates.   I […]

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