There are hundreds of products on the market claiming to help grow hair or thicken hair. That’s because many of us are looking for a way to literally make the most of hair that we have, without spending a fortune on extensions or other additives. If you’re looking for an effective and inexpensive way to give your hair a boost, then you’ll want to check out Pantene AgeDefy Thickening Serum. This product retails for under $20.00 and it really does work. Last fall, Pantene reps gifted me with several new hair products to try. I’m still evaluating many of them, but this Thickening Serum is one I can absolutely recommend. This product is a light, clear serum that you apply to wet hair prior to drying. Frankly, it’s amazing what this stuff does, it really gives your hair a boost and volumizes it. Allure Magazine voted this hair thickening product one of the Best of Beauty Breakthroughs 2012. From my personal experience, I can see why. Continue reading
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Snoopy is back and making a fashion statement. The beloved cartoon character is appearing on a new line of T-shirts at Uniqlo stores around the world. The world loves Snoopy and with good reason. He’s a positive character spreading laughter and smiles planet wide, not just for kids but for adults too. The cute Uniqlo Tees sell for under $20.00 USD making them a cheap and cheerful choice for Father’s Day gifting giving, or a treat for yourself. Charlie Brown’s pet beagle Snoopy exemplifies “Joe Cool.” While poor Charlie Brown struggles as an ordinary every man with day to day challenges, Snoopy always rises above. The Uniqlo Tees show Snoopy having fun by showing off getting ready to go skating, surfing and breezing through life. The Snoopy collection consists of T-shirts for men and women. Some of the women’s shirts are on sale for $9.90 online. To celebrate the the Snoopy shirts at Uniqlo, we’re giving away six T-shirts to six different readers. Here’s what you need to do to enter to win one for you or your favorite Dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th, 2013. Continue reading
The staff at The Recessionista is eagerly awaiting the Memorial Day weekend. The staff (me, myself & I) need a break. I think all of us are looking forward to chillaxing, enjoying some downtime and maybe some BBQ. And then of course, there’s always a little shopping. It’s time to look for a great maxi dress, summer tote bag or maybe some cute shoes. But where to find them at a deal? Check out our list of the best Memorial Day sales for fashion. These are the sales on The Recessionista’s Radar for Memorial Day 2013. Continue reading
Social Media outrage and celebrity tweets lit up the Internet last week when CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch Mike Jeffries said Abercrombie would not stock sizes XL and XXL in their stores. Mike Jeffries, what kind of a marketing genius are you to come out and say that you don’t support a group of consumers? Although his words on the subject were several years old, the case and controversy sparked celebrity Tweeter Kristie Alley to take Abercrombie to task via Twitter last week. But wait the plot thickens. It gets better. Yesterday 17 year old Cali Linstrom met with Abercrombie & Fitch to discuss their relationship with teens. Ms. Linstrom organized an effective series of protest regarding anti-bullying and discrimination that got the attention of Abercrombie executives and garnered the meeting, and ultimately an apology. Continue reading
Maria Menounos was recently sighted in Milly for Banana Republic out and about in Los Angeles at The Grove mall. The new Milly for Banana Republic collection is due in stores any minute. Clearly, Maria is one of the celebrities who received samples in advance. Her Milly for Banana Maxi dress is the Blue/White Colorblock Pleated Maxi Dress from the Banana Republic Milly Collection. The colorful summer maxi dress will retail for $165.00. Of course, I’ll willing to bet there will be discounts available soon for Banana Republic card holders when the collection goes on sale. What do you think readers? Are you looking forward to some affordable Milly at Banana for summer?
A new survey carried out by PriceGrabber.co.uk illustrates that the way we buy fashion has evolved. The days when most of us visited a brick and mortar store to try on our clothes and then purchase them are waning. The survey reveals that nearly half of all of respondents (47%), admit that they now buy the majority of their fashion online. Conducted from March 12 to April 22, 2013, the survey includes responses from almost 1,000 UK online shopping consumers.
I think the explosion of mobile shopping, deals on Foursquare and online clubs like Gilt Groupe or Ideeli also play a role. PriceGrabber.co.uk has seen the fashion category grow in volume over the past few years. That’s not a surprise, as it is much easier to do price comparisions online using shopping & price aggregator sites like PriceGrabber. Another benefit of online shopping is seeing customer reviews. That may tell you about the quality of the merchandise, but you still need to try something on to see how it works for you. Today’s shoppers just want to do the trying on at home rather than in store. Continue reading
Save the date Darlings! The David Meister Signature Sale starts tomorrow, May 21, 2013. This is a great opportunity to get some well made, high-end designs for 75% off their retail price. Whether you are curvy or slim, a David Meister dress will be flattering. I own several of his dresses and they are so well made, it is ridiculous. Every little pleat, tuck or drape is in just the right spot to flatter your shape, emphasizing the waist and slimming the hips. Here’s what you need to do to shop this sale online at the designer’s website. Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I cleaned out my closets. Usually, I take the cast offs to Goodwill. This year, I took many of the pieces I hadn’t worn for a while to my local H&M store for their recycling program. Have any of you tried the program yet? I wrote about this H&M environmentally conscious program a while ago , but it took me some time to actually test drive it. Here’s how it works, and how you can reap savings by recycling your old clothing. Continue reading
Google has long been one of The Recessionista’s favorite ways to find the deals. You can Google (search) for any thing and add the word coupon or discount to your search and usually find a deal. But now Google is going one step further. They are taking their answer to Groupon, called Google Offers, and loading it directly to Google+ . That means that Google + users will now find deals from Brands they follow on Google + directly posted into their streams er social network via Google +. If you’re not already a Google+ user, this maybe a good incentive to go create your profile now and add your favorite fashion brands, restaurants and hotels to your circle. Of course, if you’re not on Google+ you can always sign-up for Google Offers and receive them via e-mail.
“If you follow any of these brands, you’ll soon see offers from them in your stream,” Dennis Troper of Google said in a post on his Google+ page. “You can save these offers directly from the post.”
Here at The Recessionista we have a huge designer crush on Nick Verreos. He is one Los Angeles based designer that we just adore, from his red carpet gowns to his witty blog. Some of you many remember Nick for his early success on the second season of Project Runway. Now Nick is bringing his style to the mass market with a new line of dresses to be sold at Lord & Taylor and Dillard’s Department stores. Recently, we sat down to have a chat with Nick and ask him about the back story behind his dress collection. Here’s our exclusive interview. Continue reading