Beauty and Fashion
When I get a mani/pedi, I always choose a color I already own so I can do touch-ups myself and make it last 3-4 weeks before needing to go back to the salon.
- Michelle, Account Manager
Whenever I see something I really want, I pin it to my Pinterest board. (I even have a board called 'The Life I Wish I Lived' for Oscar de la Renta gowns.) It's like putting something on hold at the department store; it's still there if I really want it, but usually I never bother to go back. Everyone knows how great my taste is, without my dropping $350 to prove it.
- Alden, Assistant Editor and Social Media Manager
I go to my "shoe guy" to have $3 taps put on my heels--little pieces of plastic that wear down before your heels do, so you pay another $3 to swap out the taps instead of $20-$50 to rebuild your heels after walking on city streets.
- Libby, Staff Writer
Especially in the age of the flash sale—"this will only be in your cart for 10 minutes!" shopping can be deadly. But I use tech to my advantage: If there's a purchase I'm considering, I "pin" it on Pinterest first and wait at least two weeks before committing. It's the best way I've found to combat impulse buys.
- Carrie, Editor in Chief
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