Announcing the latest contest winners: Janette Turner and her friend, Lisa Pratt, both of Seattle, WA. Congrats to these two great Bargain Hunters…who will receive a package of beauty goodies at the ultimate bargain price: free!
Tiny buds are appearing on the lilac trees outside my diningroom window, and it reminds me of childhood May Days. I’d pluck lilacs from the yard, place them into some crudely homemade paper-cone basket, hang it on my neighbor’s doorhandle, ring the bell, then dive into a nearby bush to see the surprise on [...]
Starting today, Target Beauty Design Partners (the famed makeup artists associated with my very favorite bargain store!) are setting out to find their biggest fans; they’re inviting beauty junkies to share their best secrets for getting gorgeous. On video.
You shoot your segment, talking about why YOU are the ultimate beauty [...]
ANNOUNCING OUR CONTEST WINNER!
Congratulations goes out to Rachel Roebuck of Seattle, who’s getting a swanky package of beauty gifts in the mail this week. Her favorite bargain? Bypassing pricey salon brow-tinting services ($30-$40 a pop) and heading straight to the drugstore for a package of Just For Men Brush-In Color Gel–a dye [...]
Sorry for the lag, folks—things have been a little exciting around here: My son, who’s been playing the excruciating game of when-am-I-going-to-hear-back-on-college applications, just got accepted into his dream school! It’s a major out-of-state institution and definitely not a bargain; but we’re happy to spend every penny on the fine education [...]
Thanks so much to all my Bargain Hunter readers and Jane Porter fans for entering our holiday-basket contest. We received a ton of entries, and randomly chose our winners by number. Jane’s lucky person will be posted on her own site, www.janeporter.com.
As for mine, it’s–drumroll please!–SONJA SWEETEN of Hurricane, Utah.
Sonja, who [...]
Okay, so here’s my motto:
Anything worth buying...is worth buying cheaper.
And that’s where this blog comes into the picture. I’ve been a national magazine writer and editor for more years than I care to admit. During that time, I’ve researched, written about, and played with the hottest, newest, trendiest things under the sun - from lipsticks to lampshades, denim to doorknobs (I'm not kidding... I actually had to write a story about vintage doorknobs). And while I know plenty of people who pay big bucks for the latest designer handbag, I actually get a bigger thrill out of finding really cool, obscure items for a song: a brilliant leather coat at Target, say, or a drugstore lipgloss straight from London.
So hang out with me here and we’ll go shopping together for the best beauty bargains, fashion finds, brilliant home décor and more.