Rose & Co Blog: Shavin' time, Shavin' Money

Shavin' time, Shavin' Money

 Well good morning, readers!

I hope your weekend was fantastic! They're always too short, aren't they? Work has been insane the past few weeks so i'm always sad to see those 2 blissful days go.

Today I want to talk to you about something that is a big deal for a cheap thrifty lady like myself. Saving money is a big deal in our household, but there are some things a girl just has to splurge on. I have 3 key obsessions in my life, okay more like 100...but on this blog I focus on Home/DIY, keepin' it beautiful, and some fun outfit combinations, and I just can't afford to splurge on all 3, so I find ways to pinch pennies in some places, so I can treat myself in others.


In my makeup drawer, I can't live without my SuperGoop, which is a tad on the pricey side, but I love a Revlon balm stain instead of a more pricey lippie from the department store. The most important rule of thumb for me is, don't be afraid of the drugstore! There are some incredible finds in there, and you can almost always find a dupe for your high-end favorites!



In our home, now and then I think it's worth splurging on something, like really good bedding. But other times, buying a cheaper nightstand from Walmart, and adding some fancy hardware adds just as much impact. Always remember, it doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful.  That is seriously my mantra! Get creative! Think outside of the box when it comes to decorating your home, and DIY whenever you can. If you are running out of inspiration, you know Pinterest exists for the sole purpose, so get pinning!




When it comes to my hair, I dye it at home rather than going to the salon and spending hundreds, but I just LOVE my Alterna and Macadamia hair oils which run a lot more per bottle. It's so important to test products to decide what is a splurge and what is a save for you. I recommend taking advantage of a subscription box like Ipsy or Birchbox to test high-end products at an amazing price rather than taking the plunge on something pricey you might not love! Also, sometimes it's best to just stick with your oldies but goodies. I adore my Tresemme (as you all know) and even after trying several different products, I always find myself going back to old faithful.

Speaking of old faithful, it's probably time to ditch that nasty razor in your shower. I mentioned my love for subscription boxes, and how they help me really nail down what is worth saving/splurging on, and Dollar Shave Club is no exception. For $1, $6, or $9 bucks a month, they send you a brand spankin' new, amazeballs razor saving you the hassle of remembering to add it to your grocery list, and the outrageous cost of those babies at the market! Now ladies, I know what you're thinking, but I don't want to shave my legs in winter...I feel you, I do. But when a new razor magically shows up on your door step every month, it sort of puts the smooth back into your shower routine. I actually enjoy shaving when the same razor hasn't been sitting in my shower since Easter!...also, as if you need another reason to sign up, their add makes me laugh my behind off every time. Watch here



All of these are simple and easy tips you can follow to save time but most importantly save money so you can splurge on the things that really matter. Like this Kate Spade Christmas Dress ;)

I hope you all beat the Tuesday blues!

Until Next Time,

xo Kylie



**Thank you Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring this post! I was not compensated for my opinions,  all money saving opinions are my own.

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21 comments :

  1. I'm all for saving money on cosmetics, especially when I can find a cheaper product that works just as well. I just switched to the Maybelline baby skin primer instead of using Benefit porefessional....it's about $25 cheaper and works great!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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    1. Girl, THANK YOU for the tip! I am a die-hard professional lover, so to save that extra money on something just as good would be AWESOME! Thank you for sharing!

      xo,
      Kylie

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    2. I use the Maybelline baby skin primer as well and I absolutely love it!

      ambertealights.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Loving all these tips, thanks for sharing!! I can't believe you dye your own hair, it looks so good, great job!!

    Emily at Style Cubby

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    1. You're the sweetest! It's really just cause I can't bare to spend 100's in a salon chair, even if it does look incredible!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  3. Thanks for all the tips! I absolutely love your hair, it's so pretty

    Made in Mauve

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    1. Thank you so much, pretty mama! You're so sweet. I get the itch to chop it off all the time! Hope you had the best weekend!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  4. Your hair is just so lovely! Can I have it? ;)

    www.simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Oh sure ;) Thank you for your sweet compliment, girl! I hope you have an excellent hump-day tomorrow :)

      xo,
      Kylie

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  5. you are gorgeous!! your bedroom is super adorable, I wouldn't never thought that you got the nightstand from walmart!! great saving tips that I appreciate. :)

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh you sweet girl! Totally made me blush. Thank you for your very kind words. :) I'm all about the WM! IT's amazing what great finds there are! Happy hump day to you!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  6. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+ and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
    http://www.rabeasbeautytipps.com/

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    1. Hi, Rabea!

      Thank you for your kind words. Glad you could come by!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  7. Great tips, thx bunches for sharing. Kylie you have gorgeous hair!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you, pretty mama! You're so sweet. I hope you have the best weekend!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  8. Nice blog :)
    http://blog017.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Oliwia! Have an amazing weekend!

      xo,
      Kylie

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  9. I agree, just because something is more expensive, doesn't mean it's necessarily better. And your hair is absolutely gorgeous!

    prosecco in the park

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  10. you are so pretty! i like your bedroom..it looks so nice and cozy :)

    would you like to follow each other on GFC? please let me know on my blog or follow me and i will follow you back:)
    jolahogg.blogspot.ie

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  11. Hi, sweet Jola! Thank you so much for you kind words. :)

    xo,
    Kylie

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