Okay, so I will do ANYTHING to get the kids everything they need, but I’ve totally been guilty of negleting myself. As a mom, I simply go without. Sound familiar? And if you are anything like me, the idea of paying full price for clothes, makeup, etc. for yourself just seems so selfish. Right? It’s like as mothers you are only supposed to GIVE to everyone in the world, and doing something nice for yourself makes you feel guilty….like you don’t deserve it.
Well, guilt-be-gone! Because you can still get things for yourself, but if you do it at a discount, then you are actually SAVING money (hey, you NEED a dress, but you buy a dress at a fabulous discount)….AND by buying things online you can still be a fabulous mom – while the kids are awake – because you can shop while they sleep!
Here are a few of my All-Time-Favorite sites for you (and some of them have kids things every now and then too)! If I’m forgetting any, or if you have any others to share, please post. It’s time for mama’s to take care of each-other and ourselves!
These are mostly membership sites that sell brand new, name-brand clothing, purses, shoes, etc. for great discounts. Usually you can expect discounts of 50-80%. Whoo Hoo!
– www.ruelala.com (to get instant access you can use my invitation code: http://www.ruelala.com/invite/redhautemama)
– www.ideeli.com (to get instant access you can use my invitation code: www.ideeli.com/invite/redhautemama)
– www.gilt.com (to get instant access you can use my invitation code: http://www.gilt.com/invite/redhautemama)
– www.hautelook.com (to get instant access you can use my invitation code: http://www.hautelook.com/invite/redhautemama)
– www.myshape.com (to get instant access you can use my invitation code: http://www.myshape.com/shop/invite/664140)
– www.handbagbliss.com – this is the only one I’ve heard mixed reviews on. I got an authentic Prada purse for$200 and saved $1200 (in my opinion, purse prices are crazy!) But my friend got a Gucci bag from them that she said was a total fake.
Good luck! And please share your online shopping secrets! (Because I don’t have time to go to the malls, and I prefer to not take 2 unhappy children – and 1 unhappy husband – shopping!) Wishing you the best.
Okay, let’s see a show of hands. Raise your hand if you put everyone else 1st……Okay, now raise your hand if you’ve ever felt GUILTY buying something for yourself. Uh-hmmm. I thought so!
You are not alone! I do it too! I don’t even think twice when it comes to buying things for the kids. Stuff for the house? Done! Hubby needs something? Got it! Groceries? Check! Clothing for everyone? Yep!
But what about YOU? Over the last year, I’ve come to the realization that 1) Hello? We need clothes too! 2) You DESERVE it!
Now I’m not saying you need to go out right now and blow money you don’t have on things you don’t need. I AM saying, that with all of the amazing deals out there for Cyber Monday, (and for the next 2 months) it’s okay if you get 1 fabulous thing for yourself…..it’s on SALE for crying out loud!
Do you need permission? Super…..I give you permission! Here is of my favorite sites:
http://www.myshape.com – TONS of great designer clothing (if you input all of your measurements they will only select things that flatter AND FIT you!). Cyber Monday = 50% off hundreds of things.
Also check out overstock.com, ebay.com, amazon.com, even zappos.com. And my favorite shoes that are sold at Fredricks of Hollywood are currently 25% off AND FREE shipping! Seriously, go stimulate the economy, bring peace and joy to your home, put a smile on your face, and buy yourself ONE fabulous thing.
I’d love to hear from you! Please share what 1 thing you bought (or are going to buy) for yourself. Good luck!
Recently I asked everyone on facebook (join the fun by clicking on the cute high heel below with the facebook “f” on it) – “What stumps you the most when it comes to being glam?”
The most common question was how to look glam, without looking like you are trying to hard. Or how can you look glam when you are doing something casual, like going to the grocery store? So I answered these concerns in the short video below. Please leave your comments below. And enjoy!
Okay. So what happened? You think you leave all the teenage drama, angst, and ….. pimples behind in your teen years. Only to discover those pesky skin problems come back stronger than ever in your 30’s and 40’s. F-U-N. And when you have a poor complexion, it’s hard for you to feel confident facing the world.
It’s not fun and you want to know what to do. Here are a few of my favorite skin tricks. Shhhhh! These tips will be our little secret!
Get your hormones balanced. Sometimes something as simple as getting a new birth control prescription (whether you need it for contraceptive use or not) will make all the difference for you to have great looking skin. Be sure to find a physician that specializes in hormones. Not all doctors have equal training in this area. Find a good one. They are worth it!
Try products with “Active Ingredients.” Under your physician’s recommendation, try Retin A, or products with Glycolic acid. You can even purchase some of these products from the drug store.
Drink veggie juice. This one sounds crazy, but honestly, I’ve been drinking one of these a day, and my skin is GLOWING! And I’m not pregnant! Haa! You are what you eat. And don’t even try to deny the truth about that!
Here is a video of how to make the veggies shakes I’ve been drinking. Even though the advice is not coming from a mom, at least the guy giving the advice is cute. 😉 And these shakes are so good, even my kids will drink it.
Enjoy! And feel free to share some of your favorite skin tips below. Wishing you a beautiful day.