Posts tagged "Beauty & Grooming"
"More Ideas than Bergdorf's has Snobs"

“More Ideas than Bergdorf’s has Snobs”

Yesterday*, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, wrote a glowing review of Bitches on a Budget. Obviously, whenever anyone says something nice about our message we feel happy, but when someone who is a terrific writer says something nice about our writing, we positively shine. Some snippets of what they had to say in yesterday’s paper: “With a...

Best Lip Balm for the Buck

We’re lip biters. No, not the sexy Vampire kind, more like the nervous gnawer kind. As a result, we always have chapped lips. We’ve run through dozens of lip balms high priced to low priced and finally found one we love: Trader Joe’s Lip Balm Virtuoso. We like the soft spearmint flavor, the silky glide-on and the...

Face Saving: Why We Groom

It’s time to wake up… and for you to define the rules of the (grooming) game.

Fishmonger Love

We’re in love with our neighborhood fishmonger. Yes, they still make fishmongers and since we’re in an anti-meat phase (for lots of reasons: hideous growing conditions, greenhouse gases, we’re grossed out eating flesh) which we don’t strictly adhere to (sometimes we give into temptation) we’re at the fish store a lot. While our fish guy...

The Cheapest Beauty Tip, Like, Ever

We were thinking about all the money a gal spends on make-up and grooming products. You know: the Sephora binge and shame jaunts; the Duane Reade/CVS/Walgreen hair accessory pick-me-up-basket-fill-ups; the Avon lady calling and you buying all she’s selling visits. When it occurred to us the biggest error most of us make when applying make-up or...

Products He Steals

You know you’re onto a good product when your boyfriend/husband/ball-n-chain secretly uses it. Oh, they’ll deny it, but it’s true: OUR MEN USE OUR PRODUCTS. We bitches know all, and we’re here to report the grooming products most stolen by our men. Before we spill the beans, it’s worth noting that the men in question,...

Play Make-Believe on a Budget

Who wants to live in the real world all the time? A bitch is in touch with her fantasies. Yep, we’re big fans of role-play… especially thrifty role-play. We’re on a budget, after all. When you think role-play, you probably think leather-clad dominatrix or sexy nurse or Catholic schoolgirl—meaning your mind goes right to the...

Bitches on a Budget: “More Ideas than Bergdorf’s has Snobs”.

The Star-Ledger of New Jersey wrote about Bitches on a Budget: “...this book has more ideas than Bergdorf’s has snobs. Buy it! With a prose style that clickety-clacks across the page like stiletto heels on a marble floor, Rosalyn Hoffman gives pointers, tips, guidance and ploys for you to maintain, or attain, the glam of...

Mascara Surge: Save and Splurge

What exactly is a splurge? It’s all relative. As we discussed in Einstein, Mascara and Chicken Wings, it all depends on the state of your particular checkbook or the state of your emotional deprivation, a splurge is a very personal matter. For example, if you’re absolutely drooling over a hot, new  $700+ Vince leather jacket then a...

Bald, Bewhiskered, Vajazzled

We have decided as a policy to stop naming names of useless starlets who paint obscenities on their fingernails, hypocritical politicians and commentators who trade in misinformation, professional athletes with time-wasting television specials, and fashion designers who behave in provocative ways to get their kissers face forward in the news. So, we’ll just show this...

Contest #12: Re-purpose the Ordinary

We’re savers. There’s not much we can let go of, yes, we’ve been known to hold on to a grudge or two, but that’s not the kind of saving we’re talking about . No, we’re thinking about holding on to things like plastic produce bags, cute little spice jars, and old cast iron skillets. We...

Pamper the Bitch. No, Not You! Your Pet

In the final chapter of our book we come to your very favorite bitch—no, not you! Your dog. Pamper the Bitch reminds you that sweet yapping Maxie still deserves some special treatment (even when your bankbook is whimpering). But you’ve gotta be smart. No overpriced doggie clothes or mani-pedis. We give you tips on affordable feeding, medical...