Category: Fitness/Beauty

Pulling the Blinds on Sleepy Misperceptions

Frugal Divas need their beauty sleep and the folks at Vitacost help us out with this great post. Sleep is an interesting paradox. Some people treasure their nightly eight hours, while others treat it like a guilty pleasure, enjoyed only in small “dozes.” As sleep deprivation becomes the norm, it’s rationalized by notions like, “I’ll sleep in tomorrow to catch up.” It’s time to quit dreaming and open your eyes to the importance of a good night’s sleep. The Dream: “I’m out like a light.” Reality: Ironically, the body is not completely inactive during sleep…

Be A Discount Beauty

So many beauty products, so little time. The Frugal Diva is a bit late finding out about this terrific site ADiscountBeauty.com already recommended by several budget guides and magazines. Stock up on some Orly Nail Products or buy gifts at the  bath and beauty products page or find oodles of beauty accessories. Emerge refreshed without leaving the house or spending a fortune.  Ship gifts from this site and never set foot in a crowded mall again For organic and natural shoppers they carry oodles of products including Alba Botanic, the Bio Bio Baby organic line of shampoos, henna hair…

Play It Again Sports

We’ve all been there – wanting to exercise and never finding the time, thinking equipment is too expensive, and worried that our investment will never be used. Play It Again Sports makes the initial outlay reasonable and encourages you to try something new. If you can never make it to the gym this is a great place to buy a stationary bicycle, treadmill, or weights. For a fraction of the cost, see if this option works for you. Sometimes a small investment makes a big difference in your health, plus you might be able to sell it back…

24 Hour Fitness

Divas like to be in shape. And that means at some point we have to exercise. Cheapest is walking. For those of you in colder climes, there is the mall.  And it will give you a chance to keep an eye on an item until it goes to it’s lowest price. For those of us lucky enough to be in Southern California, walk everywhere. If you need a few items at the market, try walking. It’s a twofer – you burn calories and save on gas. Walk out your front door and walk for a mile…

Vita Cost

There are so many fantastic deals on the Vita Cost site I don’t know where to begin. Vitamins, shampoos, organic foods, protein powders, herbs, and homeopathy are just a few of the items covered. Let’s start with organic products – 22 ounces of  Raw Honey for $6.99, organic peppermint tea for $2.68, 16 ounces of Arrowhead Mills organic flax seed for $2.70! Moving right along to shampoos- 11 ounces of Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo for $4.19, 32 ounces of Avalon Nourishing Lavender Shampoo for $10.67,  18 ounces Nature’s…

Free Yoga Class

The Frugal Diva had a small set back in her workout plan. My gym closed for three months for remodeling and the nearest branch is just a little too far with parking a bit too difficult. It’s not their fault and I’m very excitedly looking forward to the fabulous new facility when it opens. However what am I to do during this period. Exercise gives me confidence, chases away the blues, and makes sure that worries are left on the doorstep. I don’t workout enough to look much different but I do workout to…

Beauty Without Cruelty

Never has the word “no” been so welcome.  No dimethicone, no paraben, no mineral oil, no animal testing or products make the BWC Hand & Body Lotion worth trying.  Vitacost had sent me a bottle to review and this is The Frugal Diva’s very unscientific report.  After one week of usage, I like it for the following reasons – it did not upset my sensitive skin, it absorbed quickly, left no filmy residue and my skin felt softer immediately after application. All these things would be immaterial to The Frugal Diva for a high priced bottle…