• Beauty,  face care,  money,  shopping,  skin care,  Ulta

    How I scored a $400+ Ulta haul for $0.34

    Today I’m finally going over the details of my massive January Ulta haul! I posted about this on my Instagram stories but it just took me a while to put down all the details of what I bought, how much it cost vs. what I paid, and how I regularly bring home these giant boxes of beauty goodies for a fraction of their retail value. (This is not sponsored by Ulta, BTW, I’m just spilling the beans because I love shopping there so much!)

    Okay, so for photo reference, here’s everything I got. The value of this Ulta haul: $400+. The grand total I paid? thirty-four cents. If you’re thinking, “THERE’S NO WAY”, read on, and I’ll show you how I did it.

    Ulta Haul January 2019

  • #30before30,  lifestyle,  money

    #30before30: get smart about money

    #30before30: get smart about money

    Moola, dough, dinero, mammon—whatever you call it, money is a hot topic. Getting my sh*t together financially is definitely at the top of my list of “adulting” things that I wish I’d put more energy into in my twenties!

    Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t do terrible, but there are a lot of thing I only learned later on that would have been much easier if I had known/practiced them earlier! Some of these things only came up for me once I decided I wanted to buy a house in 2017, and trust me, sitting in a realtor’s office looking at paperwork for your dream home is not the place to first realize you need cash assets and a good credit score to make it all come together.

    In no particular order, here are ten tips to help you get smart about money.

  • holidays,  money

    How to host an affordable holiday party (even though you’re broke)

    How to host an affordable holiday party (even though you're broke)

    We’re all broke. Whether you’re paying off student loans, juggling a crowd of kids, or a new homeowner (*raises hand*), there are plenty of reasons for twenty- and thirty-somethings to be cash-strapped. Now that the holidays are here we’d love to host a get-together or two, but who has the money for food, decor and entertainment when we’re swamped with tuition, bills, and unexpected expenses?

    Luckily, you can still host an affordable holiday party even though you’re not overflowing with funds. Here are four tips to help you plan a fun evening without spending a ton of cash.