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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Restaurant Week is back!

Restaurant week is back in the Queen's City!  Make sure to make reservations to enjoy the best restaurants at $30/person in the Metro Charlotte area!  

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year...New Style!

Happy New Year ladies, I wanted to share with you some of the trends I am feeling for the New Year! 

It's a great time to hit the stores, as most retailers are having really good deals clearing out the stores to make room for the SPRING!!  ;o)

Blouses with Neck Ties/Bows
I recently found a shirt like this in my closet from a few years ago, and now I am looking online & in stores for more shirts like it!  I absolutely adore this look, it is also a great layering piece under jackets and sweaters. Shopping in your closet is a great way to inspire a new look! 

Gray Leather Jacket
I fell in love with this jacket this fall, and my boyfriend bought it for me for my birthday as a surprise!  This jacket is very versatile, I wear it casually with a gray hoodie or with a dress  for a night out on the town! 

Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year from Diaries of a Recessionista!

I pray that 2010 was a great year and that 2011 will only be BETTER! 

I am sure saving more money is a new years resolution, so please make sure to check the blog in the New Year! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Pep the Mascara Maniac on E.L.F. Mascara!

I tried the E.L.F mascara and let me tell you one thing, it’s BAD. Not bad in a good way either!

I guess you get what you pay for. I found this mascara never dries. I wore it and at noon it was still wet.

Meaning lashes were sticking together and forget about lightly rubbing your eye!

Nobody likes looking like a raccoon or Tammy Faye!


Cost $1 / $2(double tube of non/waterproof)

Can be purchased at Target

Goes on nice with about 2-3 coats


Never dries


Feels heavy

This is for more of a beginners mascara. Something to practice with!

I give this mascara 2 tight squints!

Pep The Mascara Maniac!

Friday, December 3, 2010

So Busy....sooooooo SORRY!!

Ladies, I am soooo SORRY!  I have been extremely busy lately.  I will spare you all the detail, but believe me, I am doing the most! LOL.   

I miss you guys terribly and I want to do soooo much more with this blog than what I currently have.  I appreciate the feedback from the faithful ladies that look forward to hearing from me every week, sorry I have let you down.  

I also want to give a SUPER shout out to Pep the Mascara Maniac, I look forward to getting her reviews and I am absolutely in love with Falsies mascara that she recommended a few weeks back!  ;o)   Thanks again Pep, you are the best!   If any other ladies want to contribute to the blog please inbox me at

See you soon! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

She's back.....Pep the Mascara Maniac!

We have another product review from the woman we know and love... Pep the Mascara Maniac!!  Read Pep's message below! 

Ok Ladies…
Here is the scoop on the latest and greatest addition to my makeup bag, Falsies by Maybelline.

All I can say is Ohw Ehm Gee! I freakin’ love this mascara. To me it’s better than Rimmell.

When I purchased it I thought about everything the commercial said and thought.. nah they are selling you a line. Well let me tell you ladies, it is just what it says on TV. It gives you great length, separation and volume.

I had it on one day and my dad said: “Oh, so you went and got you some fake lashes too, huh?” I was so excited to say no and that it was my new mascara called Falsies! We continued to discuss this product because he asked, “Why are they so long? Are you telling the truth? They look so fake!” It was a great feeling to purchase a product and it does what it is supposed to do.

It does exactly what it says it does!
The price is reasonable. 7 bucks!
Coupons in Sundays ad's
Look for sales at Meijer, CVS and Rite Aid.
No flake or clumps

A little hard to come off. Baby oil helped

With that being said.. Ladies I give this product 5 Fast Flirty Eyes Bats! ;c)

Ladies feel free to email me at for questions and or suggestions on Mascaras.

~Love Pep the Mascara Maniac

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Moroccan Oil vs. One N Only

As you may have read in a previous post, I absolutely love Moroccan Oil & conditioning mask (The pricer brand $41 for 3.4oz).  A few weeks ago Sally introduced Only N Only which is a more affordable line of argan oil products.

I bought the entire line Moisture Repair Shampoo, Moisture Repair Conditioner, Restorative Mask and the Oil Treatment (Shown above)  All of these products were under $10 at Sally's beauty supply. 

So far I have used the shampoo and I am sitting under the dryer right now with the restorative mask on.  

I will let you all know next week what I think about this line compared to Moroccan Oil Line. 

Have a great weekend!