Drugstore Sparklers

If I could sneak a peek at your date book, I’m guessing that between now and January 2nd, there’s a spate of holiday parties, happy hours and date nights on-the-town on the docket. And since it is the season of twinkly lights, sparkly ornaments and sequin-y sweaters, I don’t see the harm in upping the glitter game when it comes to going-out makeup. From lashes to fingertips, here are my all-time Read more ...

HOLIDAY COCKTAILS: How to Make Simple Syrup

by Gidget + LaRue The holiday season has arrived in force and that means two things dear to our hearts—entertaining and giving.  Luckily we know how to make one easy concoction to help you with both. Simple syrup is an essential addition to your home bar and the best way to add the pure sweetness of sugar to any cocktail recipe. Have you ever tried to add a spoonful of sugar or drizzle honey Read more ...

Cook the Perfect Holiday Dinner

Are you stumped on what to whip up for the holidays? Choose from our favorite recipes to perfect your holiday dinner. We’ve got you covered, from main courses down to the seasonal drinks. Try a few of our faves and save with these coupons. Do you already have holiday dinner plans? What’s on the menu? Main Course Honey-Glazed Ham Oven Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter Garlic Read more ...

Holiday Return Policies for Top 10 Retailers

With Black Friday in the past and Christmas still in front of us, holiday shopping is at a boiling point. To help you make good decisions while checking off your list, below is an at-a-glance look at the holiday return policies for the top retailers you’re likely to visit. 1. Wal-Mart return policy While most standard items have a 90-day return window, items such as electronics and power tools Read more ...

How to Score the Best Deals on Electronics

When we surveyed shoppers to find out the top 10 most wanted items on Black Friday, electronics accounted for seven spots on the list. And although Black Friday is behind us, many of us are still scrambling to find the best deals on a new iPad Mini or a Playstation 4. Here are some tips for scoring deals on this year’s hot items. 1. Buy bundles. Get a little extra bang for your buck. Retailers Read more ...

Affordable & Homemade Holiday Gifts

The countdown has begun for holiday shopping and scrambling for gifts. This year, make sure the season doesn’t clean out your wallet. We’ve picked out our top affordable gifts and stocking stuffers for anyone on your list. To maximize your savings, don’t forget to apply our coupon codes to your online order. 1. Tech Touch Fleece Gloves ($20) Coupon: Save $5 off $25+ on women’s apparel with Read more ...

Tree Trends for the Holidays

When it comes to tree decorating, it’s tough to please everyone in the family. I’ll be honest—I like to decorate my tree alone once the kids are in bed. Don’t judge. I like a big full tree with a color theme (matching wrapping paper, too) and clear lights. Blue, white and silver have been my colors of choice the past few years. My daughter, who is a total girlie girl, loves this pink Read more ...

26 Steps to a Hassle-Free Holiday

With the endless parties, meals, houseguests and other responsibilities the holiday season brings, it’s easy to forget this is supposed to be an enjoyable time of year. Rather than submit to the insanity of the season, here is a guide to help you celebrate a hassle-free holiday. ONE: Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping When you think of the holidays, the first thing that may come to your mind is an Read more ...