Saving Face: Where and How to Find Face Masks For Less

A big part of skincare is face masking, whether it’s to pamper yourself or if your skin is unruly and needs a lot of clay and sheet masks to keep it in line. Either way, the spa days and products can get expensive. Fortunately, a lot of quality masks can be found for cheap, sometimes in unexpected places.

How To Shop a Sample Sale

You’ve seen pieces on how to wear designer clothes on a budget and you’re probably no stranger to the T.J. Maxx and Marshall, but finding Stuart Weitzman heels for less than $100 still eludes you.

Sample sales are one way to access your favorite designer brands for less. It’s also my favorite way to collect interesting garments that I would have never been able to afford at full price (a $2,000 coat, even with a 90% discount, is still $200).

Travel Money Diaries: Lauren in Austin, Texas

Anyone who knows me well knows that budgeting is not my thing. So when I travel, I tend to go in with the following game plan: Live like a queen for the days that I am out of town and then, when I get back, work overtime and only eat soup until I replenish my savings. With that in my mind, I thought that this blog post about my trip to Austin, Texas, would be the perfect opportunity to attempt conscientiousness with my travel spending. Having friends to stay with for free was an awesome way to start my new thrifty ways!

How a Communications Specialist Bargain Shops for Work Clothes

At 24, I’d rather spend my money on “weekend clothes” (read: ripped jeans, ironic graphic tees, really big Free People sweaters and super impractical leather skirts), so I am an extreme workwear bargain-hunter. I never buy anything full price and I look for versatile pieces.

She Spends' December Favorites

She Spends' December Favorites

December was an exciting month at She Spends HQ. We announced our Betterment event, ran some of my favorite pieces, including a series on cryptocurrency and an interview with Veronica Dagher. We’re launching a new blog feature, where the three women behind She Spends share some of our favorites each month. Check out the first post below!

How to Start Investing in Cryptocurrency

How to Start Investing in Cryptocurrency

If you’ve decided that cryptocurrency is an asset you want to add to your portfolio, I’m psyched. To get you ready to hop in, here’s a brief overview of how to dip your toe in and start investing.

Note: There are definitely other ways to invest in cryptocurrency and many resources available that you can check out. There isn’t one way to invest, but these steps reflect (what I think) is the easiest foray into cryptocurrency investing for non-tech peeps.

Travel Money Diary: Lainy and Sean in China

Travel Money Diary: Lainy and Sean in China

My fiancé Sean and I both subscribe to Scott’s Cheap Flights, a service that sends email alerts about flight deals. We didn’t end up using a flight deal from the service, but the emails helped to spark ideas for traveling and give a baseline on the average flight cost to certain areas. Because I work for a public school, I can only take long vacations over holidays. When we found an affordable flight to Beijing ($100 under the average cost) scheduled over Thanksgiving, we had to jump on it. We added Hong Kong to the itinerary for a few hundred more dollars. We spent $762.65 per person for the flights through JetBlue and its affiliates, Hainan and Hong Kong Airlines, which included two free checked bags and several meals. On the flight back, we ended up having to pay $15 each to sit together since our flight was changed and we didn’t know that we needed to re-assign our seats. 

To visit China for more than three days as a U.S. citizen, you need a special visa, which you obtain by visiting the Chinese consulate in New York. Sean’s brother Dan lives in New York and went to pick these visas up for us, which cost $200 per person. The visas allow for multiple entries and last for 10 years; we are already planning a trip back!

Pros and Cons of Investing in Cryptocurrency

Pros and Cons of Investing in Cryptocurrency

Investing in cryptocurrencies doesn’t come without risks, but neither does any other investment type. This rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in cryptocurrency (which is by no means an exhaustive list) can help you better understand the risks and rewards.

How a Muslim Designer Wears Her Faith to Work

How a Muslim Designer Wears Her Faith to Work

I made the choice to wear the hijab in the seventh grade. Making the decision was much easier for me than others given the community I grew up in; I attended Islamic school in New Jersey all the way through high school. I wore the hijab as part of my uniform starting in the fifth grade. My mother, most of my aunts and older cousins also wore hijab, so making the decision was not a leap for me. In fact, as a young girl, I looked up to all the women in my life who wore the hijab.