Since COVID-19 hit, I’ve had a lot more screen time than usual. Prior to the shutdown I worked from home anyway doing insurance, so I was constantly on screens anyway. Working on the computer all day then getting on my phone/laptop/iPad after work for hours was putting a serious strain on my eyes & giving me headaches that made me feel sick. I purchased the Transparent Leopard blue light blocking glasses to wear while working on screens & it’s a GAME CHANGER! No more headaches or nausea from tech time for me!!!
Blue light blocking glasses work by filtering out blue light from tech screens with special lenses. The blue light given off from digital screens can cause damage to your eyes over time. These work great for jobs that require computer work, college students taking online classes, blogging, online shopping, reading on an iPad & so much more. So thankful for the invention of blue light blocking glasses!
Below are 7 pairs of blue light blocking glasses at various price points under $25 all on Amazon Prime. I love that they come in so many styles, patterns, shapes & textiles. Don’t forget to comment how your blue light blocking glasses have changed your tech experience! Happy shopping!
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I’ve rounded up 12 of my must have beauty finds across the internet that are all under $50ish!
Shop the products from the link below on my liketoknow.it page. I receive a small commission for every item purchased (which is SO appreciated!). To shop, click the graphic’s link (or copy & paste) then scroll past the graphic & you will see the individual products & when you click you’ll be redirected to the product page. You can also click the heading of each product & you will be redirected to the site to purchase.
If I could live in this towel wrap, I would–no hesitation! But all kidding aside, so do wear this for hours every week. It’s made of the softest microfiber towel material and the velcro is adjustable. I love wearing this towel wrap when I’m fresh out of the shower & getting ready so that I don’t get makeup & hair products on my outfit! It also comes in speckled white, grey, white, & stripes, but the prints are going quickly!
The hair wraps are the same brand & material as the towel wraps, & the quality is out of this world! At $5 each ($10 total) you can’t beat that deal. Colors & prints are becoming limited, but they come in grey/stripes, white/white, grey/grey, & pink/white speckled.
So obviously this choice is way more environmentally friendly, but it’s way friendlier for your skin too! (Not to mention the savings by not buying $7 makeup wipes at Target anymore.) Sometimes you have no choice but to use a traditional makeup wipe, but did you know on the Think Dirty app the Neutrogena wipes are rated 8/10 (that’s really bad)? You won’t have that problem when you ditch your traditional makeup wipes & stock your closet with these washable makeup removing cloths!
Need dark circles gone? CHECK! Need under eye puffiness gone? CHECK! I like to apply this under my eyes along with my skincare routine to stay looking young & refreshed (even when I am feeling exhausted).
I saw you keep scrolling when you saw $52, but give me just a sec!!! This moisturizer is worth its weight in GOLD. EltaMD came highly recommended to me from my dermatologist & is medical grade–you seriously cannot beat the quality. You can skimp on some things, but definitely not moisturizer. Seriously, this will change your life!!
LIFE. CHANGING. Kitsch is already one of my favorite companies when it comes to beauty accessories, but when I found these they changed hair wash day forever. I would DREAD hair wash day (my hair is thick and longgg) and now I can throw it up in one of these scrunchies after I get out of the shower & it cuts my drying time in at least half with no damage.
Who wants healthier hair? Uh duh, everybody! Say goodbye to tangly, frizzy, dehydrated hair! Not only will this pillowcase help to protect your hair, but it’ll do the same for your skin. Your skin will be more hydrated & less prone to premature aging.
Please tell me you’re cleaning your makeup brushes as often as you should. These makeup brush cleaners make it SO easy to thoroughly clean your brushes & get them looking new again. To use them, swirl your brushes on the cleaning board with makeup brush cleaner to get all the gunk outta there.
Have you ever set your curling iron or straightener on a table or vanity & ruined it (sorry mom)? You’ll never have that problem again with this silicone mat for heat tools. Simply lay your tools on the mat while they’re hot and it won’t damage any surfaces. Bonus: the little slit on the corner allows your to wrap a hot tool up & take it on the go with you when you don’t have time to let it cool!
I have discovered some amazing tricks while shopping lately! These are total money savers & tips that retailers don’t just give out (seriously, why would they want you to know?!). Happy saving, friends!
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bed, Bath & Beyond is one of my go-to stores for my household basics. One thing I can find there that I can’t find anywhere else (other than Amazon) is the Connoisseurs Silver Wipes I use to clean my silver pieces.
Save those print 20% off coupons, because guess what? They don’t actually expire!
You’re probably wondering why they even put expiration dates on the coupons–my guess is so that people will throw them away, saving the company money! Keep in mind that it is only the print / paper coupons that don’t expire — digital / smart device coupons do actually expire.
I found this shopping hack out when I was in line to buy my silver wipes at the customer service desk this summer. I was going on to the cashier about how bummed I was that I’d had all these 20% off coupons at home that I’d just thrown away because they expired, & she told me to dig them out of the trash because they’re still usable! The customer service gal told me that she had a customer in that week that used a 20% off coupon that EXPIRED IN 2011!
Lesson: never E V E R toss a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon.
Have you ever been wandering the aisles of Hobby Lobby waiting for just the perfect thing to jump out at you that completely ties your space together? Let’s just say that happens to be a buffalo plaid throw pillow (ALL the rage this fall!) & of course they only have 1 & it’s on super sale. Do not pass it up simply because there’s only 1 & you need more — ask for a raincheck!
At the returns register the cashier can write a rain check for you that secures the exact number of items you need at the sale price. They give you a call as soon as the item(s) are in & you can pick them up at any register for the same price you would’ve the day you found it. What I love about this is that you don’t have to pay more money for what you were already going to buy & you don’t have to stalk the aisles waiting for it to be re-stocked. I’d say that’s a win-win!
Lesson: if a sale item is out of stock, ask for a raincheck to get it at the sale price when its restocked.
First of all, if you don’t already use Target’s Cartwheel app you are MISSING OUT! Simply download the Target app on your smartphone, then scan the items with your camera when you’re at the store & if there is a coupon or sale it will automatically pop up. You have to manually save the offer & let the cashier scan your wallet on the Target app at checkout. (Hello, savings!!!)
I stumbled upon this Target trick by accident when I was shopping for NYX Makeup Primer. It was $17 & I scanned it with my Target Cartwheel app and it said something like $5 or $6. I was confused because there was no sale sign in the aisle, so I found a gal stocking merch & asked what the deal was. She told me Target price matches their online prices. MIND = BLOWN! I had no idea! So when I went to the register I showed him the page on the app where it said the sale price at Target.com & he adjusted the price. I saved over $10 on this one item!
Intrigued, I did some more research when I got home & verified it with customer service during the next Target haul. Target will price match with Target.com, Amazon & Walmart to name a few. To price match, the item you’re matching has to be perfectly identical to what you’re trying to purchase at Target. When at the register, show the page on your phone where it shows the item & price on the competitor’s page & they’ll adjust the price. Isn’t this completely life changing?! Who doesn’t love savings!
Lesson: scan every item you’re purchasing the the Cartwheel app & ALWAYS do your price research before large purchases.
Complete List of Target Price Match Competitors
So the real question is now that you’ve saved all this $$$ on shopping you were gonna do anyway, where are you vacationing with all your savings?! Even more important question, what date did you book our vacay? 😉 If you come across awesome shopping tips & tricks, I’d L O V E to hear about them!