Monday, May 18, 2009

Secrets of a Shopaholic

Tonight, after dinner, I told Daniel we were out of toothpaste and I needed to make a run to the store. Originally I was going to go to but then I thought, "Why drive all that way? We have a Big Lots closer!"

Here is a secret y'all. Big Lots' cosmetics and hygiene stuff is WAY CHEAPER at BL. Their stuff does constantly change, though, if you are really tight with your toothpaste brand. It was like a little Heaven on earth. I found other stuff on my list (hand soap, dish soap, mouthwash, paper plates, etc.) for tons cheaper.

Next door to BL is a Goo.dwill. I have no self control. I'm a thrift store junkie. Thank goodness I'm not a packrat but I do love to find a great find at a thrift store. Tonight I found the baby's dresser for less than $35. And a little wooden child's chair for $2.98!!! Those little suckers sell for over $30 at antique stores. I needed one for Abigail since there was only one in the playroom.

It needs some TLC but I love it. I want to change the knobs on it though.

After that Daniel (who didn't even want to come with us in the first place!) decided that going to down the road was necessity. And I have another wonderful secret.

I just found the BEST lipgloss you'll ever buy. (And no, it's not at BL, but that's okay because it is WORTH the trip to

My lips are always dry and pale and just blah. I have used every lipgloss under the sun (Burt's Bees, Mary Kay, Neutragena- to name a few) but I find that most of them are just a sticky mess that offer no moisture. When we got to the car I immediately ripped into my 2-pack of lipgloss (I got Rose Bliss and Playful $8) and smothered my lips.

The difference was immediate. This stuff is NOT sticky. My lips were shiny, plump, and best of all it FEELS GREAT! It has peppermint in it so your lips feel cool and tingly, too! It actually moisturizes instead of leaving this film of sticky gunk on your lips. My lips are so soft right now, an hour later.

It's my new fave. And I cannot WAIT to try out their new stuff (hint, hint, send me some freebies/coupons, Yes to Carrots!). Here's a LINK to their website. You can find their line of stuff at Seriously my new fave. I want to get their shampoo. And lotions. And lip butter. Mmmmmm...

Psst- did I mention that it's 95% organic and they don't use the nasty chemicals found in other products that actually DRY your lips out more so you keep buying their junk? Yup, these guys rock my socks off.

So what are your "Shopaholic Secrets"?

*I'm going to contact T2C to see if they'd be interested in a giveaway so stay tuned. They may, they may not! But it's worth a shot.

**Did you enjoy hearing some of my secrets? Do you want to hear more? Let me know because I have a ton more tricks up these short sleeves!


My Regular Voice said...

Great find on the dresser!! Very nice!! Our BL is a rip off!! Everything is so over priced there!! I'll have to check out that gloss next time I go to T.

And right now I can't think of any secrets. I'll get back to you if I do. Hahaah

My Regular Voice said...

PS No one has rated the schools near us on that website. Boo.

Valeta said...

I love thrift stores!

Yesterday I went to one called "thirft town" and bought a couple of men's shirts to make dresses for my daughter out of.

Andrea said...

Now I'm starting to rethink my decision about searching for a baby dresser at thrift stores! That's an awesome deal!!

And I love your lip gloss recommendation. I will definitely be trying that out. I like that it's mostly organic. I have a lot of problems with my lips too. Stuff with a lot of chemicals really mess with them. I now use Bu.rt's Bee.s chapstick which keeps my lips moisturized, but doesn't help with the color (my top lip is so pale, but my bottom lip has a lot of color :-P).

Tasha Via said...

You should really try the CVS ECB's. I haven't paid for razors, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup, toothpaste, toothbrushes and other misc. stuff in almost a year and a half since I started playing the CVS games. It has saved us a TON of money!!!

Kaye said...

Great deals! I agree with Tasha...the drug store programs (CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid) all work in a way that you can really stop paying much (or anything!) for a long time! And we use the extras or the brands that we don't like, but can get for free, to give to our church's pantry.

Mandy said...

Come help me!!! I'm a failure at finding things for good prices! Oh, and thanks for the lip gloss tip. I may just add Target to my list of errands to run.

Photogrl said...

I'm a lover of Big Lots, too!

Nice score on the dresser! Love it!