Putting the Lids on This Week's Tip Jars: July 11, 2014

By Shannon Hanrahan  •  July 11, 2014

Happy Friday Everyone! We hope that you all had a wonderful week back after the long holiday weekend. If you are anything like us, then your week probably went just a little bit slower than normal. Nonetheless, the weekend is finally here and we can all go back outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. Hopefully it will be nice out whenever you live! We are supposed to have perfect summer weather here all weekend long in Santa Monica. Have a fantastic weekend savvy savers and be sure to check with us before you do any of your shopping for the best deals!




We all know how expensive perfume can get, especially if you are a collector, and when the scent doesn’t even last a full day, you quickly feel like you wasted your money. Instead of never using your perfume again, try dabbing some petroleum jelly on your pulse points to hold your perfume longer. This means less reapplication and less perfume purchases because you won’t be going through your perfume as quickly. Give it a try the next time you get dressed!




Summer brings out interesting hairstyles for many of us, especially those with curly hair. We feel your pain if you are in that boat. Instead of fighting frizz for 3 months, try this new t-shirt trick to dry your hair. When you get out of the shower, flip your hair over and then squeeze out the extra water with a t-shirt instead of a towel. This actually maintains your curls and cuts down on frizz. Hopefully after doing this, you can stop spending ever dollar you make on hair care products!




We are not new to the vinegar train, and this trick might just be our favorite yet. If you haven’t cleaned your showerhead or faucet in a while, definitely give this sucker a try! It is really easy and will save you hours of tedious cleaning. All you have to do is tie a baggy filled with vinegar around your showerhead and then leave it overnight. This will loosen up all of the built up grim and make it much easier to wipe away!




Being stuck with swimmer’s ear is no way to spend your summer, so that is why this great at home treatment will do wonders for you. Instead of constantly running to the pharmacy or doctors, make your own eardrops. Of course, if it is a consistent problem or severe, still go visit your doctor. To make the drops, mix together 1 part white vinegar and 1 part rubbing alcohol. Then pour one teaspoon into the affected ear and drain appropriately. This is the same thing you would buy in store, but will cost you much less.




Outdoor entertaining is one of the best parts of summer, but if you constantly have people over then you may feel the strain to keep decorating. Instead of spending a ton of money, make your own. Use old tin cans to make unique and beautiful candleholders. All you have to do is use a nail and hammer to punch holes into a design and then place a candle inside. If you want a pop of color in your backyard, paint the cans! It is inexpensive and beautiful!


Have a fantastic weekend!

xoxo Team PromotionalCodes

Shannon Hanrahan Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).

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