Dollar store shopping has become a way of life or many. Due to the affordability and the power of a dollar, it keeps growing. The cost of living is high, wages are low and so with that people are utilizing affordability. There is an abundance of merchandise that can be had for one to a few bucks in some dollar store. Many times, quality is a question for many of the items found however, name brands can be found periodically. Dollar store shopping is big business as more and more people are seeking ways to stretch their dollar. This dollar store skincare product review will showcase the affordable products I found.
Last week I challenged myself to go to my local Dollar Rama
and find three items to test and review for quality. I choose items that I had
an interest in so that I would use them and give a fair review. Finding items was
not a problem, did I need it and what was the quality?
What I got
The first product I picked up was Micellar cleansing water by Daily Defense. It cleans and hydrates the skin by acting as a magnet to lift dirt and grime, leaving glowing clean skin. It is a no-rinse formula, with no alcohol or residue. Very affordable.
Next, I got Nivea Anti-aging q10 hand cream. A product from a company that has made a name for themselves by bringing quality products. This hand cream reduces the look of fine line s and wrinkles. After prolong use hands will be hydrated, soft and there will be an improvement on wrinkles.
Finally, we have Retinol Anti-wrinkle night cream from Dead Sea Collection. Filled with the right ingredients to facilitate healthy skin, this product found it’s way to the Dollar store. I have seen this particular cream in another well known big box store for double the price. This full moisturizer has retinol which is an excellent ingredient to fight the ravishes of wrinkles.
At the beginning of the year, it’s great to sit back and put your life in perspective5r, It is refreshing to have the mind work overtime. Glimpsing into the future that each one of us can create based on our mindset. I can glance in retrospect and see what for one reason or the other. It is important that I can dissect my goals and understand where I failed. If I fail to review my past, then I am on the path to repeat.
Setting goals and having a plan is not the issue, as we should do that. However, it is the execution that matters. Sometimes we end up doing things that will not benefit our greater good or just out of character. We notice that the results we are after are not coming and we wonder why. The reason being, we did things we shouldn’t have done, that gained us nothing.
As we are in a new year and a couple of months have passed,
I was able to look back and see my faults. Here are 8 things I did in 2019 that
I won’t be doing in 2020.
Adjusting my price to suit customers- When a customer thinks your price is too high, you fall victim to auctioning off your merchandise, Know your worth.
2. Skimping on quality-If you’ve got a top-quality product, no need searching for manufactures at a cheaper price. You know you’ve got to pay for quality so as, to pass it on to customers.
3. Ignore whining customers- Costumer service is the key to any good and profitable company. It is your best interest that customers are happy with your service. The best business is repeat business and the best advertising is word of mouth.
4. Remove distraction while working-In most of our home office a lot of distraction that impedes the quantity of work. Sometime s you can be surprised at the end of the day that much was not completed. Turn the internet off while working if you can work offline and the phone is constantly ringing. Small child ren should be situated ed and heading
5. Stop offering credit – Credit is like sex; some people get it and some don’t. This one of the first things I did when the year started. A habit like offering credit to broke customers will jeopardize the business.
6. Not having designated work hours- Fitting work hours when you have the time to do so. You’re at home business should be treated like a regular job, with specific work hours scheduled. TREAT IT LIKE A HOBBY and it is going to pay you like one.
7. Not paying my self a salary- This is a business and your business; you should be paid for your efforts. If the business is not making money yet, pay yourself something small. This will always jolt the memory that your work has value.
8. Forgetting to take a vacation-Working without taking time off, even if you are self-employed can is a prescription for burnout. The mind and the body can ger weary if it is continuously doing something daily without a relaxing break called a vacation.
Being a stay at business owner is an accomplishment to be
able to stay at home and make a decent living. However, it does come with faults
that can be a hindrance in business growth so, a person must be able to
identify issues and fix them.
Boosting your income in Canada is mainly doable by simply getting a second job. The make money opportunities or side hustle are not widely available as in the US. Canadians just don’t seem as aggressive when it comes to becoming massively successful through these kinds of opportunities. The drive and the hell-bent “I must do it” attitude are a far way off. They are known as docile and peacemakers while Americans are cut-throats when it comes to making money opportunities.
Canadians will walk through the garden and take the time to smell the roses, while their cousin and the close neighbor will walk through and trample the plants. There seems little regard for sniffing anything but, money. In retrospect, their docile counterpart may just take some trampling classes and get some fire in their step
Things Canadians do to make extra Money
Make money opportunity would be profitable by having a widely popular early morning garage sale and sell your hockey card collection for 50 cents. Or a bake sale with grandma’s special bran muffins, that your neighbor raves about each time they see you. Panhandling may end up being a profitable opportunity. Folks seem happy to hand out to strangers that they know nothing about, rather than help a friend that’s taken a financial hit.
Maybe it is the great social service that is available why folks are not as aggressive in seeking alternative income. Or maybe it’s the injustice to small businesses that is a turn-the off or it could be that Canadians are comfortable being just where they are.
The respect Canadians have on Money
Old money seems to be integrity money, new money is deemed temporary and a folly. It seems like people respect old money because of the nature of how it came, hardship and length of time it took to accumulate it. While people are becoming millionaires over-night with a smartphone and a bank account. To think of it in the right mind-frame, it takes ingenuity and a steel backbone to be able to conceive that notion. Money is money, it is the respect that is put on it. Whether great-grand pappy left it, or you made it selling cyberspace real estate, it matters not.
Making money from advertised opportunity is an art, not everyone’s project is going to come out looking the same. Some are going to be good and success and others looking like shit and a flop. Don’t blame the product, it’s the game.
If you have never thought of a side hustle, then you are in the minority of people that make enough money to where they are comfy. However, the rest of us more is enough and enough is more. Making what you have enough for covering the basics is wishful thinking. So, the plot is to have that hobby to start paying you or find a side hustle. Many times, you are giving away your service for free and not taking into consideration that is a potential business.
Getting into The Side Hustle Mine Set
How many times has someone admired something you have done, and you concurred with them and somehow they ended up benefitting for free? For example, your friend is visiting, and you offered her a slice of apple pie, she loved it. Next, she is asking you to make her one, this is where you switch into business mode and say, “sure, I’ll send you an invoice later”. If your friend is genuine, she’ll know that you will have to buy ingredients and your time is valuable. This is how you capitalize on opportunities.
Let it be known what you are doing, advertise on all platforms available. The more you do, the bigger the reach you will have. I happened to be browsing through Facebook Market Place and came upon a post of a lady selling roti. It was the first time she was advertising and I thought it was a splendid idea. I just happen to love roti, made some inquiry and purchased a batch. But if this lady had not gotten into her business model, she would not have a business. Therefore, I would not have gotten to enjoy that roti.
Finding the Hustle that fits you
If you are a foodie and have an Instagram page, then you should consider ‘meal prep’. The demand is plentiful, as people are busy and don’t have time to cook, others want wholesome home-cooked meals. Some just don’t want to be eating every day at a restaurant and the next best thing to cooking is meal prep service. You can start this business by taking pictures of the food you want to offer in a food prep plan, post the pictures on your feed and give a brief description of what you are offering. Be prepared to give information to inquiries such as Pricing, delivery, and ingredients.
Getting into your niche
Do friends and family constantly comment on your ability to make delicious food? Do you consider yourself a good cook? Then if all these things are in your favor, you should be a “rent a chef”. This is where you are hired to cook for a function, a dinner party or someone wanting to stay home and have a meal cooked. Rent a chef is in much demand around holidays and when folks are celebrating a special occasion. Therefore, in order to get your name out there use the power of social media and word of mouth.
Are you always telling people what to do, how to do it, when to do it and that you are a good cook? Then you should be teaching a private cooking class. This you can do out of your home or at the student’s home. If you have space, you could also do small group classes. Choose easy items that are not time-consuming and usually be done within the time of the class.
Let’s do the Hustle
There you have it, a list of side hustles that can boost your income and can eventually turn into a lucrative full-time business. Just think of the number of talents you have, from sewing, crafting, drawing, dancing or gardening to use in creating a side hustle. I have given you the gravy now, it’s time to go do the hustle.
Let me know
what is your side hustle and the difficulties you had starting up?
Not often you come across a small simple Valentine’s Day dessert book for lovers. When I saw it I had to smile at the intention of this book. It was simply to get couples spending time together in a fun way, doing something they will both enjoy. After all, everyone loves dessert and the thought of actually making it with your love is kinda cool. It is none other than “Love Bites” by Miz Cherry Blossom
Have fun baking
I personally got this book and the price was extremely affordable…less than my coffee in the morning. My special guy and I will be having fun attempting to make some of these desserts. Although, I know he doesn’t know the oven different from the dishwasher we’ll have a roar.
The first thing is going to be the German chocolate cake since that is my all-time favorite dessert. Valentine’s Day is upon us and this is a neat little book to have in your collection…Enjoy
It is disrupting to hear of all the colds and flu making their way around and most recently the Corona Virus. Some of the viruses have no vaccine to combat the effect of them. Not to get distrait, there are things you can do to reduce the chance of contracting and out-smart colds and flu.
Here are some suggestions to kick start your immune system
and put your body in a kick fighting mode to ward of any infiltrator.
According to studies done by several universities on
supplementing shows that supplementing is vital in building the immune system.
Some supplements can put up a shield and encourage the immune system to battle
and defend the body.
Suggested vitamins to aid the body: Vitamin C
Cod liver oil
Investing in your nutrition is beneficial in both surviving fighting a virus or a cold. Using choice food to strengthen and protect is crucial in fighting other attacks one the body. Changing your diet to include an increased amount of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, seafood, and limited red meat will build a strong immune system. Your fighting chance will increase and winning the war with cold and flu.
Take in Sunshine for Immunity
Your body needs vitamin D to be strong and protect itself. During the summer 20 minutes of sunshine gives the body its daily dosage. It is a bit harder sometime to get enough shine light so, this is where supplementation comes in. Taking 1000ui daily will help. Check with Your healthcare professional for customized recommendations.
Getting your snooze on
Proper rest is vital for a strong body. It is important the body is conditioned and ready to defend itself against all obstacles. When the has gotten enough sleep, the immune system is restored, and the T cells will be more effective moving around the body and protecting it.
Grandma’s Home Remedies
If someone in the home has contracted the flu, cut 2 onions
in halves and place a half in each corner of the room. Onion is a known
powerful natural antibiotic. It is said to keep bacteria and viruses at bay.
This act should come naturally as part of anyone’s daily routine. Wash hand once you have been in the public, if you have touched any surface, shake someone’s hand and have you been handling money or your cell phone. It is mandatory to wash your hands after every bathroom visit.
Contracting the flu virus can sometimes be frightening however, it is best to stay calm, collect yourself and start off with some remedies to outsmart colds and flu. The rest will come naturally.
As women, we put our beauty second to none. How we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us is different, however, it is important. Having your best face forward is as easy as having one of the best cosmetic treatments for your money. There is a myriad of treatments available, but in this post, we are talking about the most bang for your bucks. Cosmetics treatments and procedures can run you in the tens of thousands of dollars. Our goal is the most effective treatment at the most affordable price.
The treatment is tiny needles are rolled over the skin, piercing it as it moves along. Growth factor should be added to the skin and the depth of the needles be deep enough so, it is effective in the treatment of acne scarring, firmer skin, sunspots, and wrinkles. The cost can vary however, it will still be very affordable.
Chemical Peel- This is the resurfacing of skin that is not at its optimal best. This procedure is the removal of the upper skin(epidermis) with a chemical that is formulated to burn the skin and eventually new skin will appear.
According to skincare professionals, RetinA is the best and most effective anti-aging cream available, today. People spend hundreds on anti-aging products, and they are not getting the results they desire.
Intense Pulse Light-Photo-finish-
Photorejuvenation- is a treatment for all the things you hate that happens to an aging face, hyperpigmentation, large pores, and broken capillaries. This method is safe, noninvasive, tailored to your need and is affordable.
Dysport-(lite Botox)- works just as well as regular Botox, but at a more affordable price. It is botulinum toxin which is injected into the skin and block sparsity from the muscles. It is usually administered every 2-3 months.
Upper Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid lift)- Excess skin hanging on the upper lid and it may be less than desirable or cause vision issues. This is a great procedure if you want a bigger bang for your dollars. Downtime is in the range of 35 and 45 minutes.
Cosmetic treatments are not an excuse for proper skincare. It is an addition to achieve maximum results that enhance the features.
Facials are a girl over forties best friend and yes guys need facials too. I love getting facials done, but I am not able to get one every month so, I opted to do at-home facials. These I find works just as well as the ones done in the spa. Over the past couple of years, I have tried several recipes for anti-aging since I am a woman over forty and want to preserve my skin. I went on a mission to find the best homemade facial recipes and have discovered several. Here’s I am sharing my find with you.
What are facials? It is a special method used to clean, replenish, and rejuvenate the face.
There are professional and home facials and they are both effects in taking care of the skin.
Getting a professional facial should entail getting a
consultation, then a skin analysis. The facial procedure should be:
Cleansing of the skin
Moisturizing and treatment
Amazing Brightening mask
2 tbsp rice flour
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp rose water
Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container for4-5 days.
To use: Apply to face generously and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse, apply toner and nourish skin with a serum and/or moisturizer.
Tighten Lighten and Brighten Mask
1 tbsp Vaseline
1 egg yolk and 1/2 the white
1 tbsp rice flour
Mix ingredients together and apply to face and neck, then leave on for 20 minutes, rinse, tone and moisturize.
Moisturizing and rejuvenating serum
1 tbsp shea butter
1tbsp rosehip oil
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
1tsp vitamin oil
1 tbsp castor oil
Whip all ingredients together in a mini blender. Apply to face at night for moisture and rejuvenation.
It is important to have a facial at least every 4 weeks for pampering and self-care, which is important for a balanced life.
It is important to visit a qualified esthetician for your skincare needs. They specialize in taking care of the skin and administering non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Though they are good at what they do, however, they are not allowed to diagnose skin disease or ailments. What they are allowed is to do is make suggestions as to products and regimens.
Before you know it Valentines Day is here and you find that you are not prepared. You forgot to get a gift for that special person in your life. However, all is not lost, we are Fabufit has put together a list of last-minute Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
All is not lost, thanks to online shopping and its convenience, not to mention speedy delivery giving a great is possible.
Here are the best last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts to
surprise your significant other.
Valentines Day Gift Ideas for guys
!. Real Gin Making Kit
If you have a martini drinker in your lie, then this is the ideal gift. Not only will they be happy about the gift, but they will also enjoy it.
Easy to Make
Upgraded Car Jump Starter, GOOLOO 800A Peak 18000mAh (Up to 7.0L Gas or 5.5L Diesel Engine)
This in no way your granddaddy’s car starter, it is an upgraded, technologically savvy car charger, that even charges your phone. The perfect gift for a special guy, he will appreciate the thought put into his gift. He will love the protection from, over-voltage, over-current, and overload.
There is a large battery power capacity of 1800amh and can last 3 to 6 months in sleep mode, however, is suggested that it is charged up every 2 months.
Long Standby time
easy to use
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Headphones
What guy is not going to love the professional headphones. ATH offers a comfortable listening experience that appeals to the listener. It comes with upgraded strong material, sound isolation, and minimal sound bleed.
Garmin Fenix 3 HR GPS Multisport Smartwatch, Gray
This is a smart gift for a guy that is into fitness or interested in his overall health. This handsome watch will sit boastfully on his wrist, showing the black silicone band that is resistant to discoloration. GPS capabilities, heart rate monitoring, and water resistance up to 100 meters. Battery life up to 2 weeks in smart mode.
This is the fire tv Stick that puts a blaze under your viewing capabilities. No longer is it boring to watch tv or listen to mush. Technology has improved how we entertain ourselves. You will have access to thousands of movies and tv shows, music will be at your fingertip and Alexia will make things comfortable. What could be a better Valentine’s day gift?
All-new Kindle, now with built-in front light – Black
For the reader this the ultimate gift for accessing thousands of books. Knowledge increases with reading and so this will open up a world of new information and experiences. We choose to put the Kindle on out last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts idea because of the great value and the fact that reading is fundamental.
1 BY ONE Belt-Drive 3-Speed Portable Stereo Turntable with Built-in Speakers
For the music lover, this awesome and fun gift will put a gig in their step. This lightweight turntable plays satin-smooth ballads and is easy to operate. They will be able to play the music of vinyl records, from the phone and tablet and it comes with its own headphones. With a trendy retro style, this turntable is easily transported to wherever you want to take it.
Green Avocado Halves Necklace Set For 2 Handmade
Do you want to give something handmade that is special? This avocado necklace says it all. It’s saying love, originality, meaningful and lasting. This is na gift that will not be forgotten.
Luxor Linens – Terry Cloth Bathrobes – 100% Egyptian Cotton His & Her Bathrobe
Luxurious and comfortable bathrobes are just fantastic gifts. Everyone loves comfort and these offer that and more. Made from 100% Egyptian cotton and is of the highest quality. They are soft and plush with luxury stamp all over. Make someone happy this Valentines Day
Here is the finest beard kit and it is the most affordable, with organic and hydrating ingredients. It comes with everything for beard care, moisturizing shampoo, beard balm, conditioner, a comb made out of wood and a brush made from boar bristles. Your man will love his beard even more with his beard care kit.
Beautiful Scents for beautiful people
You can never go wrong gifting quality scents. beautiful scents draw people to you. Most times they are inquiring what the person is wearing when we smell a lovely scent. Quality scents are being made affordable and we have twi in our list of last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts.