Comment to Win a New Windows Phone 7, and Do More with Less

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Do more with less using Windows Phone 7
Doing more (makeup) with less; here’s a full face — eyes, lips and cheeks — for $9.85


To promote the release of Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7, Federated Media Publishing, Inc. (my advertising partner) is sponsoring a giveaway for us. One lucky reader will take home the new Windows Phone 7 (a $500 value), and all it takes is a comment on “doing more with less.”

Today I did more with less by doing my makeup for less than $10! πŸ™‚

  • One lucky reader will take home the new Windows Phone 7 (a $500 value).

  • Click here for the official rules, but to summarize…
  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this post describing how you “do more with less.” You could describe how you use your favorite multitasking makeup product, how you do your hair and/or makeup when you’re in a huge rush, how you save money on beauty supplies — basically anything related to doing more with less (and, contrary to my examples, it doesn’t have to be beauty related).
  • Deadline to enter is Monday, November 29, 2010.
  • The winner will be chosen at random.
  • You may enter one (1) time per day until the end of the giveaway, but your entries must be substantially different each day.
  • No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.). 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Click here for official rules. Sponsor: Federated Media Publishing, Inc., 2 Harrison Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Oh, I mentioned at the top that I did more with less today by doing my makeup for less than $10. It was actually $9.85. All of the color products are from N.Y.C. New York For Color.

They aren’t gonna win any awards for slick packaging, but I love the quality of their textures and colors (for $2-3 each). Honestly, I can overlook a lot for that price, and get this: their products are also cruelty free!

N.Y.C. New York Color products clockwise from bottom right: Cheek Glow Powder Blush in Park Avenue Plum ($3.04), Lipstick in Caramel ($1.89), Eyeliner Duet in A Place in the Sun ($1.89), Brow/Eye Liner Pencil in Dark Brown ($1.14), Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black ($1.89)

Here’s how I did this $9.85 look featuring bronze/black eyes, plum cheeks and bronze lips

Eyes: Apply the bronze liner from the N.Y.C. New York Color Cheek Eyeliner Duet in A Place in the Sun ($1.89) to the lid, crease and lower lash line; use a finger or a brush to soften and blend out the edge of the lines. Then, with the black liner from Duet, line both the upper and lower waterlines to add some drama. Open up the eyes with two coats of N.Y.C. New York Color Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black ($1.89) on lashes, and then frame eyes by filling in brows with N.Y.C. New York Color Brow/Eye Liner Pencil in Dark Brown ($1.14).

Lips: Add color to your pucker with the shimmery bronze N.Y.C. New York Color Lipstick in Caramel ($1.89).

Cheeks: Wrap up the look by sweeping N.Y.C. New York Color Cheek Glow Powder Blush in Park Avenue Plum ($3.04), a sheer matte plum, on the apples of the cheeks.

Swatches from left: Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black, Brow/Eye Liner Pencil in Dark Brown, Black liner from A Place in the Sun Duet, Bronze liner from A Place in the Sun Duet, New York Color Lipstick in Caramel and Cheek Glow Powder Blush in Park Avenue Plum

I can’t wait to read your comments. πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


THANK YOU: The giveaway is closed now, and the winner is being contacted by email and will be announced here on this post no later than Saturday, December 4, 2010. Before you jet, click here to enter any ongoing giveaways.


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  1. Christina says:

    I own a lot of foundations and powders that are just a little bit off- but now I’m mixing and matching to use them all so I don’t have to buy any more!!

  2. monica says:

    My “do more with less”: having really great skin products. that way i can fix the root of the problem and won’t have to cover it up with as much makeup later on. :]

  3. Appu says:

    When i am running out of time, I just line my eyes and use The Body Shop’s lip and cheek stain. That thing is quite the multi-tasker πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Golden- Rust &amp Walnut Bronze – Swatches and Review

  4. indoorkitty says:

    I’m disqualified off the getgo, hailing from that country to the north of you, but I do more with less by not washing my hair as often. Instead I rinse it with hot / cold water, condition the ends, leave the conditioner on for a while and wash it all off at the end of the shower, mostly to give my hair a bit more control over the oil situation and to drag out the usage of my beloved Sebastian Drench set as long as I can.

  5. Mindee Larsen says:

    Lately i haven’t had much money for a new moisturizer or foundation so i purchased a tinted moisturizer , which has both in one! Its so beautiful and lasts all day =)

  6. Kae says:

    I do more for less by putting my hair in a bun after blowdrying it and skipping the flat iron. After 30 mins I have natural waves with only the residual heat from the blow dryer!
    Kae recently posted … Quick NOTD Box vs fingernail

  7. chibicheeks says:

    When I go on trips, I bring more products that can multitask. For instance, Stila’s convertible color for lips and cheeks, cream shadows that serve as a primer and color, etc. That way I can carry less around with me ^_^

  8. kal says:

    i always have two products in my bag, tht enable me to look awake on the go
    i have travel size bentint and macs select coverup in my bag,
    i use the benetint for cheeks and lips and select cover up to cover any spots and under eye circles.
    this concealer is creamy and easy to blend so its perfect for on the go!

  9. Sara says:

    I am doing more creative writing, even though I have less time than ever with my 17 credits! (aka–I’m actually keeping on task with NaNaWriMo!)

  10. Natalie Wilkinson says:

    i like to dust some of my blushes onto my lips to give them a light shimmer instead of buying sticky lipglosses!

  11. Lunachique says:

    I like to put Cetaphil cleanser on my face first followed by baking soda for an inexpensive yet effective cleanser and exfoliator! My other goto product is this amazing blackberry liptint that I picked up on etsy for three bucks! It smells divine, gives me beautiful color, and it’s all natural!

  12. Tracy Hathaway says:

    I don’t buy makeup brush cleansers. I just use whatever shampoo and conditioner I use on my hair to clean and condition the bristles.

  13. Tammy says:

    I do more with less by using olive oil as my makeup remover, face and body moisturizer, scrub base, lip balm, and anything else that needs oil, including my pasta. :-p

  14. Kelly M. says:

    I just graduated from college and am on the job hunt so I am trying to save money. My husband and I do more with less by cooking at home. It saves money and we enjoy cooking together. So we get a home cooked meal and quality time together for less money =).

  15. lo says:

    I do more with less by doing my own mani/pedis! I can’t say there’s a huge difference in quality, plus, I’m way less ticklish than if someone was doing it for me. It’s basically free… as long as you don’t count my addiction to scoping out (and yes, sometimes purchasing) new nail polish collections.

  16. Janet says:

    I do more with less by going a few days in between washing/conditioning my hair. It means less time straightening, less water used/faster showers, and it takes me longer to go through my hair products!

  17. Brittany says:

    I do more with less using Jojoba Oil. It’s just wonderful! Eye makeup remover, facial moisturizer, hair treatment, perfect for smoothing on legs post-shave, or as a shaving substitute. Its just awesome- good for you AND good for your wallet πŸ˜‰

  18. candace grubbs says:

    i love NYC retro red lipstick! and its 98 cents here!

  19. Christy says:

    I do more with less by only taking a few strategically chosen makeup items when traveling!

  20. Janelle says:

    I use my flat iron to straighten and curl my hair (but not all at once!).

  21. Solangel says:

    Not sure if I qualify, as I live in Puerto Rico, but I do more with less by using the same 3 makeup items (UD liners in Underground and Zero, MAC cream blush in joie de vivre) everyday for different looks…you can’t really go wrong with a slight flush, something sparkley, and starck black πŸ˜€

  22. Stef says:

    I do more with less by multi-tasking with body lotion. Rub a tiny bit more than needed on my legs, massage excess into my cuticles, and lastly, run my moisturized hands through the ends of hair to tame flyaways. 3 tasks, 1 product, 1 minute!
    Stef recently posted … The tarte 2010 holiday palettes

  23. Rachel says:

    on days that im pressed for time ill french braid my hair. then the next day ill have pretty waves!

  24. Lily says:

    I do more with less by doubling my shimmery silver eye shadow as a highlighter for my face and for my eyes~ sparkly!!!
    Lily recently posted … A Passionate Tuesday EOTD

  25. Nazih says:

    I do more with less by substituting my lipstick for cream blush when I’m in a hurry. It saves time and one less item to carry for touch ups!

  26. Aquaheart says:

    My hair is so long and thick, it could take forever to straighten or curl and it never stays in anyways. I use Goody spin pins to put my hair up! Within 5 minutes I will put my hair up in a chic bun and with only 2 pins. Definitely less hair products and less time! πŸ™‚

  27. amelia says:

    I do more with less by using all natural cocconut oil as a hair treatment and body oil in replacement of cream after a shower:)

  28. anna says:

    i use stila crush stain on lips and cheeks, and then lancome kohl eyeliner, mascara and i’m good to go.

  29. Elle says:

    When I’m running late I only apply concealer and powder foundation on my face and I’m good to go!

  30. Bonnie says:

    I very often make purchases only when there is a sale, I have a coupon, or they are on clearance!

  31. Shannon R says:

    Does doing more of everything with less sleep count? If not, my favorite time/money saver is to mix highlighter with my foundation on my finger and then dab/blend it.

  32. Meezy says:

    I love how versatile the MAC 109 is. I use it for foundation, contour, hilight, and blush! When I go on trips, it’s the one face brush I make sure to throw in my makeup bag.

  33. Lisa says:

    Picked up some of the Nyx eyeshadows palettes you reviewed. Definitely count as doing more with less!

  34. Trisha says:

    I do more with less by searching beauty blogs such as yours to see which drug store products I can make look like a million bucks! I love finding a good cheap buy!

  35. aclearcutsign says:

    Whenever I want to try a new makeup or skincare product, I wait for sales and/or check for coupons. I’ve learned to check the drugstore weekly ads for BOGOs.

  36. jj says:

    I´m using skin care products only from companies like lavera or weleda, because they´re of a very high quality and really improve the look of your skin. I rather spend a little more on my skin care regimen than spend the rest of my money on expensive foundations and concealers!
    And I also make my own facial mask out of fresh ingredients (they work way better than bought ones). The same applies to my peeling.

  37. Today hubby and I went out to dinner with the kids,and kids ate free with each adult paid dinner,so four ate for the price of two, Yay!!
    House of Accessories recently posted … Handknit Camel-Black Long Fringed Snuggler Scarf Wrap

  38. Alison says:

    I use baby shampoo to wash my makeup brushes. Way cheaper than brush cleaner!

  39. Neela says:

    Keeping my hair short makes me use less shampoo, hairspray, hair dye, etc. Not really an option for many, but I can have my hair washed, dried, and spiked in less time than it took me just to dry my long hair. Buying tubes of hair dye and mixing it with developer is a better option than box dyes. I’m getting 5-6 dyes out of 1 tube now that I’ve found the perfect dye.

  40. Melodyy says:

    I do more with less when I’m in my service club at school, the money that we fundraise can go to so many different charities that I try to do so much more than the amount that we have.

  41. Lucy says:

    Batiste dry shampoo is a lifesaver for when my hair needs a boost but I don’t have time to wash it!

  42. Nika says:

    I’ve never used an organizer before. If there’s anything I need to note down, I type it in my cellphone. Everything from to-do lists, reminders, homework, birthdays, events, grocery lists, etc. I think this saves a lot of money and paper instead of purchasing organizers or using up a fresh new piece of paper for every new list. πŸ™‚

  43. Sara says:

    save the environment, please reuse backs of blank papers, also RECYCLE glass bottles, paper, and especially plastic items. . unplug electronics you’re not using and also reuse glass bottles, just clean them. wait too pee in the shower because every time you flush the toilet it is 6 GALLONS of water you just wasted. Take baths instead of showers if possible. When you’re brushing your teeth turn off the water! In between shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and shaving your legs turn OFF the water. Don’t use paper towels in your own restroom use just regular fabric towels.
    save the environment and save the bucks!

  44. imergo says:

    Baking at home for family and for gifting: sack of flour + sack of sugar + pound of butter = all sorts of yum for $10. More $$$ for makeup!

  45. lustrebonbon says:

    to do more with less i am combining off shades of under eye concealer for a perfect match year round. this lets me use what i have and hone my color wheel knowledge.

  46. mary says:

    as a divorced mom of 2 i do a lot with less! My boys even do–thing 1 (my oldest) hands down his clothes to thing 2, they share toys, and they even like reusing discarded items to make art!

  47. Melissa Lawrence says:

    I prefer to go without! But when I just cant get away with it and am in a hurry, I just hit the mineral foundation to give myself an even tone! My make up lasts forever! ;o)

  48. Tiffany says:

    I do more with less by using multi-tasking products! For example, Aquaphor is awesome. I use it on my lips to keep them moist, my cuticles, flyaway renegade hairs, dry elbows, etc!

  49. Grace says:

    I “do more with less” by making new dishes to eat using my leftovers from the day before πŸ™‚
    Grace recently posted … Gyro Subs

  50. Sam says:

    I do more with less by mixed foundation and moisturizer together when im in a hurry. It goes on more evenly quickly since there’s less foundation to rub in.

  51. alex says:

    I do more with less by using my glimmer bronzer as an eyeshadow

  52. Nina says:

    i do more with less buy because i have several multi use products in my stash – i love products that i can use for both face and lips and even eyes! πŸ™‚

  53. Lily says:

    I do more with less by making sure that I really focus on the thing that I do. For example, do a perfectly smokey, smudgy eyes, then I can skimp over the rest of my face. Or splurge on a really good anti-oxidant face cream and buy drugstore face wash and sunscreen.

  54. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by learning how to give myself a french manicure at home, which saves money by skipping the salon!

  55. Tracy Hathaway says:

    Even though I love love love MAC brushes, they definitely are a splurge. So while I slowly build up my collection, I’ve been using Sonia Kashuk and Eco Tools brushes which are amazing for what they cost!

  56. JaNelle says:

    My Do more with less: I wait for drug store brand sales at CVS or Walgreens for buy one get one free or buy one get one 1/2 off to try out new makeup. Saves a ton of money rather than going someplace like Ulta.
    JaNelle recently posted … How to Deal with homesickness

  57. Toni says:

    I’m doing more with less by decluttering my makeup collection. I’m only keeping products I love and that my sensitive skin will tolerate. The rest of the products are going to another lady who loves makeup. Makes it so much easier to get ready in the mornings!

  58. Shannon says:

    I do more with less by basing LOTS of dishes on beans and rice (hooray for 20-lb bags from Costco). It’s surprising how far that stuff goes, and how easy it is to change it up.

  59. Kerry says:

    I use my lipstick as blush sometimes! It not only saves money, but it saves space when I travel.

  60. Kim says:

    Wow, that’s a pretty awesome “more for less” makeup look! πŸ™‚

    I usually concentrate on my grocery shopping since that’s my biggest bang for the buck. I look through the circular and plan meals for the week based on what’s on sale. I also try to get coupons for the sale items to increase the value. Our local grocery store doubles coupons up to a dollar and also give $.10 off per gallon of gas for every $50 spent in the store. It can really add up if you’re a smart shopper. I save an average of 40% on every trip plus the gas savings. πŸ™‚

  61. amy says:

    Mixed up my own lip glosses, vaseline, peppermint oil and mix in one or two of my way too many Bare Escentual eye or blush collections..

  62. Annette says:

    I never buy drugstore makeup at regular price. I wait for them to go on sale and I stock up. Just last week I got 4 wet and wild palettes for under $10 at walgreens.

  63. styleezta says:

    I do more with less by swapping my clothes on…that way I’m saving money from buying new clothes and getting rid of old clothes that I don’t like anymore πŸ™‚

  64. Danielle F. says:

    I do more with less by recycling my meals into something new. For instance, if I make a ham or a whole chicken, after two days of eating what I made, I turn it into something new, like soup stew, sandwiches or freeze it for later creations. It is much more economical and so much less wasteful to cook food in this way, plus it gets you thinking and being creative with culinary choices! Yay!

  65. Anna says:

    More with less – mixing foundations with lotions! I mix my tinted foundation, which is a bit heavy feeling, with my daily plain white moisturizing face lotion, and VOILA. super lightweight but effective tinted foundation. I’M A GENIUS =D

  66. aclearcutsign says:

    I do more with less by investing on quality clothes/shoes. For classic pieces like a coat or a pair of leather boots, I check for workmanship (so it lasts for a while), comfort (money down the drain if it makes me not want to wear to it) and design (not too trendy so it can last various seasons).

  67. Debbie says:

    I do more for less with my brita water filter. I’d be so lost…. and thirsty without it!

  68. vonnie says:

    i did more for less by using one bottle of olive oil for $7 to moisturize my skin, lips, and seal in moisture to my hair.
    vonnie recently posted … Beauty Uses For Olive Oil

  69. Gail says:

    I do my own manicures & pedicures so I save tons of money & its quite relaxing.

  70. Stephanie says:

    I love this post. I am the queen of “do more with less.” I don’t have much money, so I shop at thrift stores for all of my basics and even much of my fancier items. But, I buy my, one or two, signature pieces at regular stores. When I mix these together the outcome is awesome. People at school used to ask me where I bought my clothes, and I always gave the same response – second hand. Now they ask me how much it costed – usually 2 or 3 dollars. This always gets such a good response, because people always assumed that I spent hundreds of dollars on my outfits.

  71. paige says:

    i do more with less by carpooling my coworkers to work.

  72. Wendy says:

    on days i don’t wash my hair, i use dry shampoo to control oil and pin my bangs back for a simple do. it’s quick and easy especially when i’m in a rush.

  73. Terri says:

    I do more with less by using (and traveling with) multitasking makeup and products. My favorite is Rush Hour by Benefit (perfect for cheeks and lips). I also use a tiny bit of light lotion to tame flyaways while I’m on the go.

  74. Today I did more with less by making my own baby food instead of buying it. I mashed bananas, and apples. Yum.

  75. Johanna says:

    I do more with less by using cash only on my weekly errands..I keep the debit and credit cards at home. If I dont have enough cash I cant get it and I didnt budget properly. It has taught me a lot about spending and I save a lot now…( for makeup and stuff for my fam)

  76. Becca says:

    The best example of how I do more with less is when I’m cleaning. I love using multi-purpose products like vinegar and Dr. Bronner’s Sal-Suds, which basically does everything from clean wood floors to bathroom tile to laundry.

  77. Mary says:

    When I pay insurance premiums I use a credit card that earns frequent flier miles.

  78. Josette J. says:

    I do more with less by “shopping my stash.” Once a week, I go through my makeup stash and use something I haven’t used in a while. I immediately fall back in love with the product, and I no longer have to urge to shop for new makeup. It’s a win/win situation πŸ™‚

  79. Claudia says:

    I do more with less by using coupons as often as possible!

  80. Sharee says:

    i do more with less by working in a place that does not have enough staffing to get by on most days but we still do.

  81. Liz! says:

    I do more with less by finding great quality drugstore products to mix in with my department store luxury beauty products. For example, I haven’t used an expensive mascara or facewash in quite a long time!

  82. Rica says:

    Although everyone swears by CHI 99 Iron Guard or other high end heat protectant, I, on the other hand, like to use a cheaper alternative -Tresmme heat tamer spray. It is a multipurpose products because most heat protectant are only meant to use for either dry hair or damp/wet hair. So you would need one more blow drying, and another one for curling or straightening. This is a multipurpose product because you can use it for blow drying, curling, and straightening your hair. On a hot summer day, you can also spray some to protect your hair colour! I can do more with less with Tresmme heat tamer spray =D.
    Rica recently posted … IMATS Toronto – Experience Pic Heavy!

  83. Lisa says:

    This sounds backwards, but I try to do more by focusing completely on the task at hand, rather than trying to multitask. I find it takes longer when I have multiple things to do at the same time.

  84. Tarren Roberts says:

    I do more with less by: using my foundation as a concealaer, using an old mascara wand/hair gel to tame my brows instead of going out and buying clear brow gel. Using shimmery light eye shadow shades to highlight my eyes and cheeks.

  85. Rachel TF says:

    When I’m in a hurry, I just like to make sure I put on the essentials for fresh, clean look without looking like you were in a hurry! : mascara, face powder, and bronzer on the cheeks.

  86. Ru says:

    My sister and I do more with less: when we get bored of our makeup stash instead of buying new stuff we swap so we both feel like we have something new/fun to play with!

  87. Double duty products! Like lip/cheek stains! Tinted moisturizers! Love!
    Trinidad Pena recently posted … Are You a Product Junkie

  88. Steph says:

    swap clothes with my sister whenever we visit!

  89. Tiffany hatch says:

    When I am crunched for time when getting ready (Which is often with a new baby), I usually just put on some mascara and call it a day. I have noticed iactually have pretty skin with out all the other make up.

  90. Sarah Moran says:

    When I run out of shaving cream, I will use conditioner to shave my legs. And it actually makes them softer. Also, applying lotion on damp skin saves how much I actually end up using. Thanks!

  91. victoria r. says:

    i do more with less by getting products that do more than one job. i also buy makeup when its on sale or clearance so that i have a backup once i run out or have an emergency bag at work!

  92. Mrs. B says:

    I do more with less by using my favorite red lip stick as a cheek stain and lip stain all in one!

  93. marmar says:

    My super-fied beauty tip for making it work on the cheap? MULTI-TASKING PRODUCTS, yo. Highlighter is my best friend. On days when I don’t have the time or patience for concealer, I use it to add life to my skin by dabbing along my nose, under my eyes & so forth. Add a smidge of drugstore mascara, a little flush to the cheeks & voila. Work ready in under 5 minutes. I also love Shu Uemura’s liquid gel blush. I use it as blush, lip stain & even a pinch for eye shadow. Chanel blush also does wonders as blush and a lovely eye shadow.

    In my unfortunately, untimely unemployment currently (;___;) I’ll invest in one or two high quality products (ie, highlighter or a single blush) and make it work in various ways to compensate for my lack of products.

  94. Verna says:

    I use more for less by putting powder foundation with concealor.I use an all over coloring powder on eyes and cheeks and then black liner and mascara.I fill my brows and finish with my lipstick and I am all done.

  95. Trisha says:

    Do more with less? I’ve learned to love my naturally curly hair so I don’t have to spend a bunch of time each morning blow drying it straight. That means more sleep!
    Trisha recently posted … Ouidad Moisture Lock is Moisture-iffic

  96. Amber says:

    I do more with less by shopping for cosmetic and fashion pieces that can multi-task! I love choosing knit oversized sweaters than look good with leggings or denim jeans, or chunky booties that look great dressed up in a black slip dress or dressed down with leggings or a skirt. I also love using my MAC Blacktrack Fluidline as a liner as well as using it to fill in parts of my brows when I’m in a mad dash and also sometimes use it to create designs such as leopard spots on my eyelids if I’m doing some crazy zany makeup. I also like to use my facial wipes to wipe down my makeup brushes, lipstick, and shadows to keep them clean on the go! πŸ™‚ Thanks Karen!

  97. Erin says:

    I love reading about beauty products and have spent a lot of time reading blogs and watching youtube videos to learn about the best drugstore beauty finds. I save a lot of money by learning from other peoples’ experiences and finding cheaper products that are still high quality. I recently have fallen in love with the NYX line and I print off Ulta coupons online so I can get fantastic deals on these products.

  98. Amanda says:

    Since I canÒ€ℒt afford to buy new makeup these days, IÒ€ℒve been using up what I already own, including nail polishes. IÒ€ℒm having a lot of fun remembering what colors I have and also mixing things up!

  99. Onegreatsmile says:

    I do more with less by having all my email accounts from several different providers forwarded to one master email account and then that master account forwarded to my cell phone as text alerts! It allows me to only have to check one email account (so to speak) and determine who needs an answer right away and who can wait. There’s never any spam because I use a completely separate account for all my entry forms, registrations, etc and that mail never makes it to my phone! Plus, I have google voice which sends calls anywhere I want (so I reduce my cell minutes used) and it even emails me my voicemails.

    If I wanted to, I could get away with just my laptop and blackberry, but I don’t’ want to add my old landlines to the landfills!!

  100. Valeria says:

    Even though I’m a makeup junkie, i do not own much makeup. Ironic ah?…Im in a rush everyday so my robot-like routine includes (dont be surprised!)
    -Clearasil Tinted Moisturizing: works perfeclty as a foundation for me
    -MAC liquid eyeliner
    -Wet ‘n wild mega last lip color in Think Pink
    – Maybelline Mousse in Rose : for cute cheeks
    -Maybelline MAscara Extra Curve

    And that’s basically what i do everyday except that i change the lipstick color (for other color in the same brand)

    Easy right?

  101. rebecca says:

    I do more with less by keeping my skin clear and clean. I exfoliate and moisturize. I keep the base smooth, so all else can be minimal.

  102. Jillian says:

    I do more with less by only buying one meal when going out to eat my boyfriend. One meal is MORE than enough for 2 people to share!

  103. Jane says:

    In a hurry I’ll dab some lipstick as blush , use brown pencils as eyeliners and as browfillers (with a very very light hand) πŸ™‚

  104. Cyra says:

    When I have to do my hair in a hurry, I take a piece of my hair from the front, twist it, and clip it back. (so it’s kind of like half of a hippy headband…) it looks cute and takes about ten seconds

  105. Anh says:

    I do more with less by thrifting clothes. I can find unique pieces for much less.
    Anh recently posted … unicorn costume

  106. Brooke says:

    I have a few “do more with less” items. I use conditioner for my hair and as my shaving “cream.” I also use a cheek and lip stain (one less product!). I also use my husband’s hair gel on my brows!

  107. andrea collins says:

    I really wanted 2 buy the UD Naked palette, but really knew I shouldn’t pay the cost with the bills I have. I bought the Coastal Scents 88 warm palette instead. I watched Naked Palette tutorials on youtube and found dupes in th CS palette 2 create the same looks

  108. Laura says:

    I “do more with less” when I’m in a hurry by using my mascara to define my lashes and line my eyes. I just wiggle/press the mascara wand a bit more at the base of my lashes to deposit more of the excess mascara on my lash line.

  109. Marissa says:

    I do more with less by using my shea buttter baby oil as both a body moisturizer and an eye makeup remover.

  110. Farheen says:

    I found an eyelash curler at Daiso which works just as good as the Shu Uemura curler. The best part – I only paid $ 1.50 for it! =)

  111. Marlo says:

    I do more with less by using my Benefit creaseless cream shadow in “tattle tale” as a quick all over lid color and a highlighter for my cheekbones. It brightens up my face when I have to roll out of bed and hurry off to class.

  112. I use makeup for more than their intended purpose: such as using a bronze shade as a eyebrow highlighter or eyeshadow for blush.

  113. Myr says:

    I do more blending with less tools by using the BeautyBlender to blend out all makeup on my face with the exception of my eye makeup. It blends corrector, concealer, foundation, bronzer, blush, highlighter, etc. while making it look like part of your skin and keeping coverage. And without the use of five different brushes to be cleaned afterwards!

  114. Marie says:

    I do more with less time by mixing my moisturizer and foundation together πŸ™‚ Sometimes I also do more with less by going without foundation and just using my beloved Touche Eclat… I swear that thing works wonders for me.

  115. Thinka says:

    I normally don’t use any cosmetic, makeup or hair styling products to let my natural beauty shine :). That saves money and time. But it lacks a bit of fun sometimes. More or less …

  116. Christine Felch says:

    Just using the make up I overbought previously and not going overboard with purchasing anything other than the essentials.

  117. Tiffany says:

    Today, I did more with less by giving back $75 dollars of Christmas money from a relative so that she could use that money to buy a goat for a family in Africa through

    $75 could pick you up the Dior Holiday palette, BUT it could provide for a whole family in Africa!
    Tiffany recently posted … October Favorites

  118. LostcauseFoundeffect says:

    By having my work email, school email, and personal email all go to my phone so I don’t have to check each one seperately

  119. Kimber Y. says:

    I love multi-use products, like Nars The Multiple, Stila Convertible Color, and Benefit’s Benetint. I use them all over for some color to my deathly pale skin. They’re quick and easy to use and on my lazy days, I can just swipe them on my lips and cheeks (and sometimes my eyes!), curl my lashes, and be out the door.

  120. xiao says:

    i’ve been restraining myself from buying boots because I already own a pair (I window shop online then put it on my wish list but never check it out!) – that pair shall last till it breaks.

  121. Heather says:

    I always shop from my closet before going to the mall – you never know what old forgotten clothes you might rediscover there πŸ™‚
    In terms of beauty, I like doubling up my lipstick as a creme blush!

  122. Tahnee says:

    Today I did more with less by using coupons at Target when I got my groceries! πŸ™‚

  123. Elysha says:

    This is easy! Making full meals out of LEFTOVERS!

  124. Debby says:

    One way I do more with less is by making a giant batch of soup for dinner, say butternut squash or split pea, then eating it for dinner for the next 3 nights so I don’t get tempted to go out to eat!
    Debby recently posted … Lotte Double Berry Cheesecake Toppo

  125. kami says:

    I use pure organic jojoba oil for moisturizing my face, makeup removal (eyes too) and lip balm. It’s excellent stuff. Also great on hands, a tiny bit to smooth hair and I have even used it to heal a tattoo!

  126. JaneinPhily says:

    How I do more with less: Using coupons stacked with store deals and buying mostly generic brands. I usually save 30-40% on household and grocery items. I also read money saving blogs that lay out how to maximize my coupons by using them when the stores have the best deals.

  127. Crystal Stubbs says:

    I use coupons on everything from groceries to makeup. That’s how I do more with less.

  128. Amber L says:

    I try to do more with less by using products that do double duty. i.e. tinted moisturizer, combo lip/cheek products.

  129. misskimmm says:

    more with less? too easy, karen! i read your blog so i don’t waste money on products that won’t perform!!!!

  130. jeanine davis says:

    I do more with less by purchasing my low-end cosmetics and supplies at Walgreens and I always save my packages and receipt…they refund you if you don’t like it after all! I usually go to QVC for my higher end cosmetics…they will refund you without any hassles, including postage….down to the bottom of the jar!

  131. Emily says:

    I’m a big fan of trying something a few times to see if I really want it. Like visiting sephora maybe once or twice and trying the product on (especially perfume) to see if I really end up wanting it or if it was just a lemming. Most of the time, after the second or third time I’ve tried the product, I’m over it and don’t want it anymore.

  132. Connie says:

    I do more with less by using lip balm for (almost) everything! Beyond the usual lip moisturizing, I use it on my cuticles, use it as a highlighter, set it down as base for some eyeshadow/liner and use it even to keep frizzy hair in place. It’s magical!

  133. Allison says:

    My do more with less is to save time and money by using just conditioner to wash my hair. I’ll use a gentle shampoo once or twice a week, but the savings in time and styling product are great.

  134. Ariel says:

    I buy a lot of my clothes at consignment shops. A lot of them still have the tags on them and are in brand new condition. I recently got a pair of leather JCrew loafers, never worn for $20 and a winter Anthropologie jacket $25 at a used clothing store. Yay!

  135. Rosanna says:

    I was able to learn more about a friend just by riding the bus with them!

  136. Bahiyyih says:

    I do more with less money by cooking straight from the garden…tastes better too.

  137. Samantha says:

    I love Benefit’s That Gal. Great go to product, put it on clearer skin and some eyeliner and i am out the door πŸ™‚

  138. Cindy says:

    I am trying to do my part to recycle more. I’ve been bringing my recycle bags to the store and market rather than picking up several more plastic bags. Some stores will give you $0.05 off your purchases for each plastic bag saved by bringing your own bags.

    Doing my part to recycle more and saving some money in exchange. πŸ™‚

  139. Melodyy says:

    I love my Benefit PosieTint to use as a lip stain and as a cheek stain. it’s wonderful ! (:

  140. Alice says:

    I don’t qualify but wanted to share πŸ˜€

    I do more with less by striking the perfect hairbun in seconds with a doughnut that goes underheath my hair… bye bye messy hair under the rain! πŸ™‚

  141. Peggy says:

    I just bought an inexpensive,but well known brand of foundation and lipstick. It cost nearly $20.00 on sale. Lipsticks have more then doubled in price since my last purchase, your N.Y.C. prices are unheard of where I live.

  142. Michel says:

    I do more with less by splurging on staple beauty products and trying trends in the drugstore ranges. By using brands like NYX, NYC and Wet n’ Wild, I can try metallic shadows, hot red lips, lilac gloss, etc. without breaking the bank. I also love to do more with less by letting some products multitask–olive oil for a hot oil treatment and cuticle oil, sugar to exfoliate, etc. Sometimes the best (cheap) alternative is just a room away! πŸ™‚
    Michel recently posted … Paint Pots -Whats your favorite

  143. Lily says:

    Today I did more with less by using my concealer as a nude lipstick, hid my blemishes, and got rid of my dark clrcles, also drew a picture using it but that was an emergency πŸ˜€
    Lily recently posted … A Passionate Tuesday EOTD

  144. Elle says:

    I do more with less by using my favorite Trader Joe’s Conditioner as hair creme when I am in a rush or run out. My hair always turns out soft and completely frizz-free! It also doesn’t hurt that it is only $3 a bottle!!

  145. imergo says:

    I like to use a matte black shadow to darken colors, and a shimmery gold or silver on top of mattes. Fewer products, more possibilities!

  146. Steph says:

    hang with girlfriends after the kids go to bed – it costs a lot less to buy a drink and an app than a whole dinner

  147. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by making new meals out of leftovers

  148. Diane Redcay says:

    I could take more time to do something fun like shopping for makeup

  149. Jamie says:

    i used the same soap for face on my body. Its African Black Soap and it will clear your skin up like your wouldn’t believe!
    Jamie recently posted … Back to Shopping My Stash

  150. paige says:

    i put my facial moisturizer on with a foundation brush so i don’t have to use as much liquid foundation. :]

  151. Denise says:

    My doing more with less is when I’m in a rush to get to work in the morning I just use my mac prolongwear concelear and mineralized skin finish natural for a fawless face.

  152. Tina C says:

    When Im hard pressed for time to flat-iron my hair , I just quickly straighten my bangs, and twist the rest of my damp hair into a bun, so when it dries most of the curl is straightened into glossy waves!

  153. Alison says:

    I do more with less by using Bobbi Brown’s cream blush on eyes, lips and cheeks!

  154. Trisha says:

    Another way I do more with less? Ramen noodles. I’m what some would call a “struggling writer” or a “starving artist.” That means that I don’t have many funds set aside for food. So I’ll spend a dollar and get a few packs of Ramen. Tah dah! More food for less!

    Yes, it’s not beauty related, but whatever. πŸ˜‰
    Trisha recently posted … Ouidad Moisture Lock is Moisture-iffic

  155. Paula Rose says:

    I always find I do more with less when I travel! This applies to my make-up as well as clothes. Everything gets paired down to bare essentials that are multitasking powerhouses. The upside is that I always come back with an appreciation for these things.

  156. Danielle F. says:

    Another way I do more with less is by buying a super multitasking makeup product. My fav in this category is Benefit’s High Beam. It is my cure-all for tired days and no makeup days. It is my lazy way of looking fresh, even if I don’t feel 100%. I love using it to highlight my cheekbones and browbones—it just perks you up! You can also dot a smidgen into your inner corner to make your eyes instantly pop. Doing so many things with one product is definitely more with less.

  157. June says:

    My ‘Do More for Less’ of the day! It’s getting really cold and dry where I live now, so I’m using Elizabeth Arden’s 8 hour Cream as a
    1. hand moisturizer
    2. dry, rashy elbow healer
    3. lip balm
    4. face mask treatment (it’s kinda gross at first, but you get used to it and your skin is super soft afterwards!)
    5. eyegloss
    6. cheek highlighter
    7. feet moisturizer before I go to bed

    What’s more – you need just a little product each use – definitely a $$ saver! =)

  158. Tahnee says:

    I only have so much time to do my makeup in the mornings, before I have to get my girls ready for school…so i quickly did my foundation and used a matte bronzer…which I used to contour, as well as blush!!

  159. Liz! says:

    I love doing more with less by using my Stila convertible color on my cheeks and as a lip tint. It’s time and money saving!

  160. Liz Diaz says:

    For a quick look when pressed for time, I use my MAC mineralized skin finish all over my face and on eyelids, use my bronzer on my eye crease, some nice winged eyeliner, mascara and I’m out.

  161. Jenn says:

    One thing I do pretty much all the time is french braid my hair in the morning. The braid is cute, then later in the day I can let it out and have rocker waves! For makeup if I’m rushed I use UDPP in “sin” on the lid, and dust a pink eyeshadow over it. Some liner, mascara, and peachy blush (yay Nars orgasm!) and I’m out the door! The look is simple and natural, yet pretty and it has a “glow” quality to it.

  162. kali says:

    This is funny because I literally JUST did a project for this phone. I’m and Advertising major and for my class, all the groups (or agencies) had to to an entire campaign for this phone -we presented the projects this week. Learning about the phone has definitely made me want one!

    My favorite multitasking product currently would have to be the Fresh Twilight Freshface Glow. I can use it as a highlighter for my browbones, cheekbones, or mix it with my moisturizer to give my entire face that extra “boost.”

    When I’m in a rush, I usually just tie my hair back or put it in a loose bun. Makeup-wise, I usually just do my eyebrows and swipe on some mascara. If I’m lucky, I’ll get in some lip gloss.

    How do I save?? I’m ALL about bargains and scoring good deals on everything I buy -including makeup and beauty supplies. For drugstore products, I always use membership cards (like the CVS Extra Care Card), I always print coupons in the store (printing station/price scanner) or online, I skim through magazines and newspapers for manufacturer’s coupons (Sunday paper is the best), I wait for products to go on sale, and I always ask for rain checks (for new products that I may want later down the road.) And with all of that, I stack my coupons on top of in store sales and usually come out wtih amazing deals. Sometimes I pay $1-$2 for loads of products.

    For example, on a somewhat recent trip to CVS, I scored a drink, chips, 2 Maybelline concealers, 2 false lash sets, Revlon nail polish, and L’Oreal Hair Dye for ONLY $1.63. I technically would’ve gotten it free though because I forgot I had a gift card!

    For high-end items, I wait for sales (if the products are limited edition/seasonal/non permanent) or I wait for things like the F&F sale (Sephora.) I also shop around -I don’t limit myself to just one place. Places like are ALWAYS having 20% of 10% off your order deals. I also look for deals from RetailMeNot. Also, I buy things when I get GWPs or samples -at least you’re getting something back right??

    Anyways, hope this helps someone looking to save! That would be pretty sweet if I won too. =P

    P.S. Oops! I just realized that I only have to answer one -not all.
    kali recently posted … My Birthday Giveaway Open!! Enter Now

  163. Mandy says:

    Love my straightener. It can do so much and it is only one tool. Probably the one styling item I could not live without.

  164. Charan says:

    I do look for coupons or sale in the drugstore and it just gives me huge thrill to get it at a bargain rate πŸ™‚ .

    As for makeup, on a lazy day, all I need is concealer, mascara, bright pink lipstick and cheek stain, and I ready to go out.
    Charan recently posted … Bargain Alert 8

  165. SOL says:

    When I’m in a hurry , I would just apply concealer on my blemishes and dark cirles, apply eyeliner on the bottom waterline and fix my hair in a messy bun ^^.

  166. aclearcutsign says:

    I like to use a flat iron to finish off my hair whenever I go out, but when I’m in a rush, I’ll just blow dry my hair straight and make sure I have a hair elastic and/or bobby pins with me just in case of frizzies later.

  167. Kim says:

    Hi Karen! Just wanted to say that I think it is awesome that you are showing people how to look great on a budget. I sent this to my 14 year old sister to show her you don’t need the fancy Sephora makeup to do a great everyday face. I haven’t really given NYC color a chance, but I will now. What other drugstore brands do you like?

  168. Em D says:

    I do more with less by skipping all the flat iron madness and embracing my wavy hair- sometimes it’s easier not to fight it!

  169. Candice says:

    I do more with less by waiting for sales. It is so much more gratifying knowing that I have saved so much money that I can save or use for something important later on.
    Candice recently posted … Monday Treat

  170. Terri says:

    I do more with less by doing my gift shopping (and regular shopping) using sites like Jasmere ( and Groupon, which let you buy discounted vouchers for products to use online or in the community. However, as with any shopping site, I’ve found that it is also important to only buy what you will definitely use (what good is a discounted voucher to a restaurant if you aren’t interested in going to it?).

  171. Marie says:

    I do more with less by going paperless for my bank statements πŸ™‚ I hate shredding those things, anyway.

  172. Megan W says:

    To decrease our carbon foot print, my husband and I started car pooling to work about a year ago and we also stopped using plastic bags at the grocery store; we purchased the re-usable bags.

  173. Linda says:

    I would DO MORE WITH LESS by:
    1)not getting lost and finding locations instantly
    2) Find the cheapest deals online before purchasing
    3) Using online codes with the new phone!

  174. Charis says:

    I make my own cards…out of old cards. Love this contest.

  175. vnssa906 says:

    I love to do more with less! Especially when it comes to makeup. This morning actually, I was applying my newly acquired CoverGirl minerals loose blush, and decided to see how it’ll look on my eyelids … Awesome, it did! Gave me a little shine, but subtle πŸ™‚

  176. Laura says:

    I “do more with less” by using my bronzer and/or highlighter on my cheeks and on my eyelids when I’m in a hurry.

  177. Jean YY says:

    One of my do more with less is I started making homemade masks and scrubs instead of expensive products.

  178. LostcauseFoundeffect says:

    I save my brown paperbags that I use for lunch instead of throwing them away

  179. Rebecca says:

    I do more with less by only taking only a few makeup items when traveling!

  180. Samantha says:

    I also love Cliniques all about the eyes concealer, i use it and i look instantly more awake, some mascara and i am also good to go πŸ™‚

  181. Janice says:

    I love “doing more with less” by using my MAC Hush Cream Color Base as eyeshadow and cheek highlighter. I sometimes use this product by highlighting the middle of my bottom lip as well – such a versatile color and easy to use and saves me money from buying too many different products!
    Janice recently posted … Mya and Lily

  182. Tiffany says:

    I dont use hair products. I use lotion to moisturize my hair and to make it sleek and shiny~!

  183. Lauren says:

    Shopping for beauty products (particularly drugstore!) is a test of my patience. Drugstore makeup is usually more expensive at the drugstore than places like Target and Walmart, but they also go on sale more often and usually with a better deal if you pounce at the right time: BOGO free, 40% off or 50% off. I make a “drugstore wishlist” of all the things I want to try and check the weekly ads every Sunday to see if there are any good deals, if there are, I actually do the math to work out how much each item will cost and how much I’m saving. Manufacturer’s coupons are great and I horde them for occasions like this and then I go and buy my wishlist items, sometimes making multiple trips in order to use multiple coupons. πŸ™‚

  184. Valentine says:

    Thankfully my laziness goes hand-in-hand with doing more with less: I usually skip blush and just apply my tinted lip balm to the apples of my cheeks.

  185. Shirley says:

    Sometimes in the morning I’m to lazy to wash my hair and style so I tie it up in a messy bun and throw on some cute earrings and I’m out the door.

  186. kal says:

    i use reusable cloth bags for groceries!

  187. Jessi says:

    I make my own hand and body scrub by combining olive oil and sugar. And my skin has never looked better!

  188. ciara says:

    i’m always looking for deals & coupons. last week i had a free adult meal w the purchase of another and also had a $3 off an adult meal at a buffet. kid prices were reasonable so i only spent about $15.00. definitely more for less :o)
    ciara recently posted … A Mouse Tale

  189. Kerry says:

    I mix my foundations. I find that Revlon ColorStay is a tad too pink and too matte, while PhotoReady is a tad too yellow and too glowy. But mixed together? Perfect, and I didn’t have to buy a third foundation!

  190. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by mixing my self-tanner with lotion, to make my own custom gradual self-tanner!

  191. Candice says:

    I do more with less by taking tote bags with me to the grocery stores so that I don’t have to waste plastic bags and can help the environment even if it is just a couple plastic bags at a time!
    Candice recently posted … Monday Treat

  192. aclearcutsign says:

    I use up the cosmetics I already have before buying new products.

  193. Steph says:

    I dig through the clearance baskets on the endcaps at Target for DEALS on Jemma Kidd, Sonia Kashuk, Napoleon Perdis

  194. Tahnee says:

    I did more with less today, by not washing my hair and doing a poof with my bangs! It was “flat” looking because I washed it the night before, but washing it again isn’t good….so a quick and simple solution and took me less time to fix my hair! Just tease, spray, pin and go! πŸ™‚

  195. Emily says:

    I wash my hair every other day at most. It saves water, time, shampoo/conditioner, and gel. Besides, it makes my hair less damaged, so I can go longer between cuts.

  196. likeramona says:

    I do more with less by combining sale/clearance prices w/coupons & coupon codes for most of my shopping. I receive text messages from department stores to help save on the cost of clothes/shoes for my family. I shop resale/thrift stores, use freecycle, ebay, & craig’s list. I NEVER pay full price for anything outside of my utilities and other home related costs. I even reevaluate my spending on home & auto insurance every year to see I can get the same coverage at a better rate.

  197. Melissa Collins says:

    I buy chicken in bulk from a local farm. Then I choose one day to make a months worth of meals. Then I freeze all the meals. When its time for dinner I pull one out and dinner is ready in no time.

  198. SOL says:

    i make a habit to turn off the lights when im not going to be in a room for a long time. I also unplug all cords when i go to bed!

  199. kolkat says:

    i turn off all the lights. i unplug all cords before sleeping!

  200. Marie says:

    I very occasionally do more with less by catching up on my sleep instead of classwork… that counts, right?

  201. tony says:

    eyeliner brings out the beauty of a person,
    some people think they need alot of makeup to look pretty but simple things such as eyeliner can dramatically change a persons appearance its the little things in life that count and doing more with less helps a long way.

  202. Rebecca says:

    I do more with less by using minimal makeup. I only use an MSF to give myself an even tone.

  203. Jenn says:

    Lipsticks are one of my favorite beauty products. Because of this, I have more lipsticks than would last me for a lifetime, haha. A great way to make more use out your lipsticks is to use them as a blusher. I know it’s nothing new or groundbreaking, but it works! πŸ™‚

  204. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    btwn school and work I thought I wouldn’t have time to read anymore but I listen to audiobooks in the car and when I work out sometimes too

  205. Laura says:

    I “do more with less” by writing notes/ things to memorize (for class) on the backs of papers I’ve already used and don’t need.

  206. Kimberly says:

    I wash my face with the netrogena face cleanser bar (about $3) and a mascara which is the great lash mascara by maybelline ($4 or so) and the last thing i use is a revlon blush from the dollar store for ($1)

  207. brittany says:

    I do more with less by stretching my dollar with online shopping sales!

  208. Samantha says:

    mmm online shopping sales and coupons lets me use the make up i love at sephora without paying full price

  209. Anna says:

    i kick my husband out of the kitchen, itÒ€ℒs easier and faster when heÒ€ℒs NOT helping, lol

  210. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by watching shows and movies on Netflix and online, instead of cable!

  211. Emily says:

    IÒ€ℒve been keeping an eye on Scoutmob, Groupon, etc for holiday gifts this year. I scored Falcons tickets for my boyfriendÒ€ℒs Chanukah present at 60% off!

  212. JC says:

    Want healthy, super shiny hair?? Try “Phytospecific Multi-Regenerating Creme Bath”
    Leaves my hair super shiny, freeze free and soft, don’t need to use as much conditioners and oils anymore and also spend less time with the flat iron.

  213. Liz! says:

    I’m doing more with less by doing a “project pan” idea with my bath and body products. I have so many body washes, lotions and perfumes that I’m not letting myself buy any more until I’m down to 1 body wash, 1 lotion, and 4 perfumes (I kinda think it’s ok to have several different scents for different days and occasions). By doing this I’m saving money by not buying whatever new think piques my interest, and I’m also really enjoying the products that I do have. Yay saving money!

  214. aclearcutsign says:

    I intend to use up the only perfume I have (and use it regardless of season) before buying another one. Perhaps after I finish it, I will buy a different kind.

  215. Dele O says:

    Doing more with less sometimes means working on the go. Which is where my laptop and a good smartphone comes in handy. Go windows phone

  216. Yogi says:

    I stay organized with Microsoft OneNote, which helps me do more with less time.

  217. JaneinPhilly says:

    I did more with less today by making tons of food to eat now and also to freeze for later when I don’t have time to cook or when I’m sick or too tired. Having an infant and a toddler makes fast food an easy temptation, but knowing that I have food at home is comforting and yummy! (And cheaper than eating out!)

  218. martan says:

    I do more with less when I found nice things inside thrift stores πŸ™‚

  219. Steph says:

    I layer my nail polishes to get new looks instead of buying new ones (sometimes)

  220. SOL says:

    i like to recycle πŸ˜€

  221. vnssa906 says:

    More with less?
    Today with a simple $6 bottle of wine, I was able to bring 2 enemies together and hash out the anger at our office holiday dinner πŸ™‚

  222. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    I double majored in college

  223. Erin H. says:

    My husband & I decided on Ò€œlessÒ€ when we bought a small house. Less to take care of
    (read: one bathroom) means more time for the long list of things weÒ€ℒd rather be doing.

  224. Jane says:

    I do more with less by saving paper – when I take notes in school I utilize ALL empty space on a sheet of paper and I rarely print out notes, since I can just view them on my laptop. It really does make a difference conserving notebooks.. you save money in the process as well!

  225. Candice says:

    I do more with less by finding drug store products that are winners such as the Wet and Wild eyebrow pencil
    Candice recently posted … Monday Treat

  226. Samantha says:

    i love mac cream shadow stick in champagne. its a great primer and highlighter and lasts a very long time

  227. Yogi says:

    By using Quick Steps in Microsoft Outlook, I do more and do it quicker.

  228. Tahnee says:

    today I did more with less by using less makeup products this morning!

  229. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by using my hair conditioner as shaving cream

  230. Steph says:

    I volunteer at the American Cancer Discovery Shop (like Sally Ann for the Cancer Society) and since I’m there so often I find the goodies first – like a Juicy Couture jacket for $1! PLUS it’s great cause to volunteer my time to!

  231. Emily says:

    I keep baby wipes stashed in my car and in my desk drawers. On crazy days, a quick refresher, especially over the back of the neck, can make you feel sooo much better.

  232. Rebecca says:

    I keep lip balm on me all of the time. A little moisture and shine completes a look.

  233. Dele O says:

    i’m all about replacing my stone-age phone with a revolutionary one. i’m sure to do more with less time then.

  234. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by running around my neighborhood with my running club rather than paying for a gym membership. Running with others forces me to get out (even when it’s cold) because I know that there will be people there. Going to a gym was a pretty solitary experience for me, and there’s no real accountability.

  235. aclearcutsign says:

    I air dry my hair whenever I don’t go out. Saves electricity!

  236. Janet says:

    I discovered Josie Maran’s argan oil which I use for my cuticles, under my eyes at night, on my face for acne scars and my hair before using a flat iron. I’ve even used it on my kids’ dry patches during the winter and it’s amazing. The ultimate multitasker for me.

  237. Elle says:

    I love doing more with less by using a 2-1 shampoo conditioner. It saves me 3 minutes every morning and my hair is still silky smooth. I also use benetint for check stain and lip tint. It just makes me so happy whenever its two in one!!

  238. Christy Ordonez says:

    Use pigments as they are intended – apply on eyes, lips, cheeks. Also, be creative with food. Herbs are inexpensive and go a long way towards keeping your tongue surprised and happy.

  239. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    I save money and time by differentiating btwn things I really want and things I just want
    sounds weird
    but true

  240. Marie says:

    Did more with less today by using Kenra’s dry shampoo! It’s pretty great, though I have yet to try all the other dry shampoos in the world. AG Ultramoist shampoo is expensive! Currently going on three days without shampoo.. ehehehe

  241. Samantha says:

    I really like to use a white eyeliner to highlight the inner corners of my eyes because it helps make my eyes look more awake and bigger

  242. Christina says:

    I always offer my “fancy” hair and face products to my hubby so he can use it, also.

  243. Lily says:

    I do more with less by recycling old containers(they’re cleaned, of course) to use for paints, make up, everything else that I see fit. This way I don’t waste the material, save a little bit of the environment, and save space on my desk, and in my make up case!
    Lily recently posted … A Passionate Tuesday EOTD

  244. Dele O says:

    Calendars are a huge help. And the Outlook Quickstep is a great shortcut tool that helps me quickly create some of my common tasks, appointments, and emails while on the go. The win phone 7 will be a great mobile tool to aid in this

  245. Marie says:

    Doing more with less today by carpooling with my man to do some Christmas shopping… oh dear.

  246. vnssa906 says:

    Lately I have been doing more with less with Rosebud Salve. I initially purchased it from Sephora a few months ago for my dry lips. But have found out that its awesome for my cuticles, any random burns I get on my fingers from playing Chef in the kitchen, and the best for adding a little bit of shine and color to my cheeks!

  247. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by using newspapers and catalogs as craft material for my daughter. There seems to be an endless supply of (printed) paper so we use it for coloring, drawing, learning letters, playing “I Spy,” practicing with kid scissors, etc.

  248. aclearcutsign says:

    One of my favorite multitasking products is aloe vera. Mine is in gel form, and I”ve used it to heal burns, bites, dry skin and other variants of skin irritations.

  249. styleezta says:

    I love to take Philosophy Amazing Grace products with me when I travel! their shampoo is also a shower gel…PERFECT!!

  250. Emily says:

    I never pay full-price for any makeup product. There’s never such a dire need for one particular product, and coupons/specials roll around often enough.

  251. Rachel says:

    i always use up a product before i go buy another one. that way im getting the most for my money and not wasting.

  252. Stephanie says:

    keeping our smaller house even though there is a strong urge to move to a bigger one around the holidays when it’s stuffed full of people

  253. Yogi says:

    IÒ€ℒll be able to get more done with less by consolidating my devices when I get a Windows Phone.

  254. Elle says:

    I love having shirts that when tucked into a pencil skirt or black trousers look perfectly work appropriate but are also perfect loose untucked with jeans! Anything with more than one use scores many extra points in my book!

  255. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less by recycling/repurposing all the plastic food packaging we use (butter containers, yogurt tubs, etc.).

  256. Rebecca says:

    IÒ€ℒll be able to get more done with less by consolidating my phone, camera, and planner when I get a Windows Phone.

  257. Connie says:

    I do more with less by using my toothbrush for a ton of different things! I’ll first use it to brush my teeth, then demote it to controlling flyaways… and after it starts getting completely worn out, I’ll use it as a bathroom scrubber. Perfect!

  258. saku says:

    I mutli use if in a hurry a clear lip balm as a brow gel.

  259. aclearcutsign says:

    I save time (and money from buying makeup) by investing on my skincare. Good skin = less time doing makeup!

  260. Mel says:

    I do more w/ less by saving time in the morning by using a tinted moisturizer + a bit of blush+ winged eyelines + lip balm to keep my lips from drying out since it’s so cold out.
    Mel recently posted … Alexander McQueen Spring 2010

  261. Hinote says:

    As a uni student I know a lot about stretching a dollar – practically until it rips!

    I do more with less by:

    putting effort into making my own lunches/dinners to save on eating out costs while on campus

    making sure that any beauty splurges are on classic products (trendy colors aren’t so useful a season later)

    consulting beauty blogs like this one in favor of dropping bucks on beauty magazines πŸ˜€

  262. Lately money has been tight, so instead of spending around $100 for my MAC basics (concealer, powder, and foundation), I’ve been buying the value Complexion Kit on Sephora.

  263. Sharon says:

    I use all of my name-and-account-specific mail turned into mounds of shredded paper to pack away holiday breakables and also for shipping and compost.

  264. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    i use twitter to make announcements and invitations
    instead of sending seperate messages or calling e/person

  265. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by cutting up scrap paper to use for notes and memos

  266. Marie says:

    I do more with less by getting shampoos/conditioners/styling products through my hair stylist! Yayy, discounts πŸ™‚

  267. Tahnee says:

    today I did more with less by just using lipgloss, instead of a “full lip” (liner, lipstick, gloss)

  268. Rachel says:

    whenever i buy clothes i try to buy stuff that i can wear many different ways or though many years.

  269. Dele O says:

    I do more with less by spending my time wisely with family, friends, and loved ones.

  270. Erica Best says:

    i do more with less when i use coupons they help so much

  271. Yogi says:

    I get more with less by doing comparison shopping using Bing.

  272. Kerry says:

    I do more with less by buying clothes that can be incorporated into many different outfits.

  273. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by using Vaseline for lip balm, moisturizer, and make-up remover

  274. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    In our house, we do more with less by eating at restaurants much less often.

  275. Tahnee says:

    Less eyeshadow, more eyeliner! haha … gives a different dramatic effect

  276. Emily says:

    I started using, and it was shocking to see how much I was spending on workday lunches. I’ve been trying to pack my lunches more this year. I got this cute little box ( which makes it fun and convenient to pack the night before and run out the door in the morning.

  277. aclearcutsign says:

    Pack lunch from last night’s leftovers.

  278. Saffron says:

    I recently discovered yet another product that helps me do more with less – sadly only relevant to Seattle area folks – Amazon Fresh grocery delivery. I can put in a grocery order in the morning and have it delivered as soon as that same evening (!) – it’s done wonders to get me eating out less and making my own lunches and I save a ton of time.

  279. Dele O says:

    I’m all about doing more with less by using free tools such as the Google calendar to organize my day, week, month, year…need I go on!!!

  280. Sharon says:

    My more for less: Bake family goodies instead of buying storebought. Make extra and freeze for later. Do the same for meals: cook more, freeze extras.

  281. Heather D says:

    I like to have my lipstick do double duty by also being a blusher. I just spread some color on the lips, then on the cheeks. Maybe a little powder and mascara, and I’m ready to go.

  282. Elle says:

    I do more with less by reading blogs and books like One Year on One Pound a Day, and onedollardietproject. After reading, I feel regrounded and inspired to stop being materialistic for at least a day. It makes me step back and appreciate what I already have.

  283. Rebecca says:

    Use leftovers from the previous night as the next day’s lunch!!

  284. Connie says:

    I do more with less by always recycling food — I’ll start off by cooking a bland dish, and then when there are leftovers I’ll spice it up day after day until it’s all gone! =)

  285. Shelby M. says:

    I freeze any leftovers for later in the week or the next week. Keeps the kids from eating the same thing day after day.

  286. Marie says:

    Today I did more with less by mixing Benefit High Beam with my moisturizer. Instant glow πŸ™‚

  287. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    drive a hybrid

  288. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by buying coffee (in bulk) when it’s on sale rather than buying coffee at a shop. Buying coffee at Starbucks or other coffee joints means more waste and less money in my wallet for REALLY fun stuff (that lasts), like makeup!

  289. Samantha says:

    I am loving aluminum foil as an insulation material these days, helps me shape cakes, and keep things warm πŸ™‚

  290. Connie says:

    One of my favorite do more with less tools is conditioner. It always doubles up as shaving cream and even as a detangler if I mix it with some water and put it in a spray bottle. Not the most glamorous results, but it works!

  291. saku says:

    I save paper and print on the other side.

  292. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by making drinks at home instead of buying them when I’m out

  293. Emily says:

    I read the grocery store weekly ads during my lunch break. That helps me plan out my grocery trip and gives me meal ideas, so I waste less time trying to think “what’s for dinner.”

  294. Tahnee says:

    I just bought ingredients to make biscotti. More for less, baby! And so much better, being homemade! :o)

  295. Phi says:

    I make different variation of pastas for meals. It’s yummy and cheap.

  296. Dele O says:

    I do more with less by using awesome phone apps. There are many useful, fun, and creative apps out there that help make life a little bit easier to manage.

  297. Shelby M. says:

    I do more by sleeping less. It is amazing what you can get done in the morning without distractions.

  298. aclearcutsign says:

    borrow books from the library

  299. Sharon says:

    Doing more with less means creating a tight budget and sticking to it, avoiding impulse buys, and saving for rainy days.

  300. Ariel says:

    Olive oil! I use it as everything. Instead of a facial scrub, which I use weekly, I mix olive oil with some plain white sugar. It’s moistuirizing, delicious, and super cheap. I also rub it on dry spots, which I have a lot of in the winter, instead of my typical expensive body cream. I warm a little bit in my hand and rub it through my hair for added shine, instead of my usual addiction, the Frederik Fekkai olive oil shine mist. Also, after warming it in my hands I pat it on my cheeks. It adds an instant dewy glow! It’s amazing during the cold winter.

  301. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by making baby food at home with fresh veggies and fruits.

  302. Anna says:

    I use BB cream instead of foundation which gives me good looking skin without the caked looked.

  303. Yogi says:

    I get more done by using the Microsoft Outlook junk filters to see less spam.

  304. Rachel says:

    when i get bored of my perfumes i will mix 2 together to create a whole different one! (warning: does not work with any combination of perfume!!)

  305. styleezta says:

    I never buy drugstore makeup without using a coupon!! save those coupons girls πŸ™‚
    styleezta recently posted … Trendy Tuesdays

  306. Lydia says:

    I buy stuff thats on sale!

  307. Yogi says:

    I get my screen more organized with less hassle using Windows 7Ò€ℒs Snaps feature.

  308. Elle says:

    I do more with less when I travel. I only bring a palette with a couple shadows, gloss, blush, powder all in one. I love the convenience!

  309. Emily says:

    I bring snacks with me everywhere, especially while travelling. This helps avoid the low-blood-sugar rush to an awful fast-food meal.

  310. T says:

    I’ve been recycling my clothes. An unused shirt left in the corners of my closet? Rip it up and refashion!

  311. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less by periodically holding garage sales to help us de-clutter. We then use the proceeds to buy the whole family dinner at a nice restaurant!

  312. Kathy K says:

    I buy things on sale and use coupons to grocery shop. IT’s amazing how the coupons really do add up… i do more shopping with less money!

  313. Lily says:

    I do more with less by using my ultra versatile scarf as a 1. scarf of course, 2. a wrap around dress, 3. a skirt, 4. a head scarf, 5. tapestry for my room, 6. a small blanket (ha!), 7. a tube dress, 8. a picnic sheet….and so many more uses!!! I wash it of course πŸ™‚ gotta make sure it’s clean!
    Lily recently posted … A Passionate Tuesday EOTD

  314. Molly says:

    On a college student’s budget, my friends and I have started “thrifting” for new clothes. We go around to thrift stores and garage sales and pick up some great finds! Instead of paying $45 for a top at Urban Outfitters, I can find a similar one for less that $10. It’s awesome. Recently I’ve been loving on grandma-style sweaters to keep me warm while it’s snowing outside.

  315. victoria says:

    i do more with less by showering with my boyfriend

  316. Ali says:

    I just moved to an apartment and I am without tv, or internet, but i do have my smartphone, with that one device im able to watch shows on netflix, browse my fav blogs (like this one) and check emails, so i can do alot with a small cell phone!

  317. Mandy says:

    Oooh, neat gadget! I love the colors you used in this look as well. I am really feeling the plums this season, but I wonder if they will stay in fashion next year?

  318. Kaitie Tee says:

    I do more with less by getting all my books from the library.

  319. Shannon says:

    I do more with less by using certain eyeshadows as a blush, as well.

  320. KC says:

    I do more homework with less sleep, lol ;D

  321. Isabela says:

    I just dont use any base or face product on my face.Less Makeup is more beatifull skin,in my case. πŸ™‚

  322. bri says:

    I do more with less by starting a book swap at my work. This way, I don’t need to buy all the new bestsellers, but I get to read them anyway!

  323. brittany says:

    i do more with less by keeping my clothes color palette neutral and playing everything up with accessories!

  324. Liz Craig says:

    I do more with less by making extra dinner to eat for lunches the next day and by wearing basic clothes jazzed up with accessories. I am also Bargain Shopper Extraordinaire!

  325. Heather says:

    With today’s ecomony, I have to be creative to do more with less. I am always looking for things that inspire creative thinking to let my dollar (and imagination) stretch further. πŸ™‚

  326. Joe says:

    Love to win – i don’t even have a cell phone-haha

  327. Sara says:

    Not beauty related but we will make 1 dish such a pork shoulder in the crock pot- that can be eaten for dinner and then the meat can be frozen and used for 4-5 more dinners ie. tacos, enchiladas, pulled pork sandwiches etc.

  328. christy lee says:

    I always make sure to save my empty MAC products like foundation tubes and eyeliner jars and bring them in to participate in the BACK 2 MAC recycling program! 6 products equal a free lipstick, gloss, or shadow. And girl, I go through A LOT of Fluidline.

    christy lee recently posted … Best photobooth picture goes to-

  329. Rachel says:

    i will shop at consignment stores

  330. Elana says:

    I do more by do less trying to impress people i really do not give a fig about! The peple and animals i love really appreciate the added quality time, and my life is soo joyous.

  331. Dele O says:

    Doing more with less means keeping your cars as long as possible especially when they are paid off.

  332. aclearcutsign says:

    I do more with less by washing my hair every other day. Saves time, water and shampoo!

  333. Danielle F. says:

    Another way I do more for less is by participating in group organized trips and events. We get much better rates when there is say, 30 of us, then if there are just 2 or 3 people. Plus, you get an opportunity to meet different people each time! It’s great for socializing and saving money at the same time!

  334. Gail says:

    Happy Turkey Day

  335. Veronica says:

    i use my concealer as eyeshadow primer. and i always skip the designer names when it comes to mascara and eyeliner. HIP makes a great drug store eyeliner and you can’t go wrong with CoverGirl mascara πŸ™‚
    and i’ve been known to use a pink lipstick as a blush.

  336. HautePJ says:

    I’ve been taking my gently used or like new clothes to the consignment shop to sell. I’ve been saving the money I make to donate to Doctors Without Borders and most recently to Movember (I have a friend who is growing a rad stache to raise awareness for Movember!).

  337. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by stocking up on household staples (e.g., soap, toothpaste, diapers) when they’re on great deals at drugstores…esp. on Black Friday.

  338. Marie says:

    Did more with less today by using Tarte’s cheek stain as a lip stain as well… so moisturizing, too!

  339. Bryan says:

    I use a tv with internet so i can cancel my cable subscriptions and watch everything online!

  340. Schmidty says:

    Doing more for less means buying a gently used car that’s been cared for and maintaining it carefully for another ten years.

  341. Samantha says:

    i love giving out coupons for watching your kids for an hour or clean your house its cheap and effective so everyone is happy

  342. I really like palettes that you can use as both face powder (blush or bronzer) as well as eyeshadow. It’s also a great option for traveling.

  343. Bitsey says:

    I try to work out at least 3 times a week and make food at home instead of eating out. I save money on food and on new clothes. Staying the same size for years means I don’t have to buy as much.

  344. Donna K says:

    I reuse things like plastic bags.

  345. angel says:

    I do more with less by using cloth diapers for my son.

  346. Darlene says:

    I use products that multitask ….also shop through Ebates

  347. Emily says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! During the holidays, when I’m camped out on so many deal sites, I make sure to keep an eye out for kid’s books and toys. This helps stretch my giving-to-charity budget so I can donate more to Toys for Tots, school libraries, etc. Amazon has a Flat Stanley boxed set for $7.50 now!

  348. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less by making a list before we go out shopping and sticking to it.

  349. Beatrice says:

    I stopped using heat on my hair and have been leaving it natural.

  350. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by doing all my errands in one day – saves gas and time!

  351. aclearcutsign says:

    Plan meals by what fruits and vegetables are in season.

  352. Shiny says:

    I buy my groceries from street vendors (I live in London) – really stretches further than a supermarket.

  353. greenlee42 says:

    I do more with less by planning as much as possible ahead of time

  354. Marie says:

    Going to be doing more with less today by eating leftovers instead of Turkey. I’m not sure if this makes me happy or not.

  355. Nicole says:

    Doing more with less by working out at home — making use of great workout DVDs and my kettlebell so I look good without paying monthly gym fees πŸ™‚

  356. Janet Huang says:

    I NEVER have time in the mornings, so I wash my face, brush my teeth and shave in the shower. It’s been such a time saver!

  357. Danielle F. says:

    Doing more for less is also fun when you clip coupons. Whenever I want to try a new drugstore product that comes out I wait for sales and coupons and group them together. I can end up spending less then half the original retail price that way! It all adds up and allows me to keep trying new products without breaking the bank!

  358. Schmidty says:

    More for less: Host a get together with your friends and have a clothes swap …exchange your don’t-likes and never-worns for things you can use. Everybody wins!

  359. Dele O says:

    Doing more for less is all about doing dishes before, during, and after thanksgiving dinner. Saves a lot of time the next day.

    P.S. happy thanksgiving

  360. NS says:

    I buy wet n wild eyeshadow, they actually have pretty nice earth tones and last for a while. They’re good for looks that can stand alone without other colors, that’s how i make my money stretch farther!

  361. Jessica says:

    I have worked and lived in a national park for the past 7 years. The nearest “real” town with drugstores and grocery stores is a 6 hour round trip! I have learned to buy in bulk- on sale- to get me through the winter season when I can’t get out (no cars!) for 3 months. Even when I can drive, spending the money on gas isn’t economical.
    I have learned to use household products (olive oil, sugar, yogurt, honey) to make skin care products. It seems silly to drive for 6 hours just to look at makeup, so I make those rare trips count!!
    Those of us that live here trade books, clothes, even products to relieve the boredom that can occur when that hauling urge hits.
    It’s amazing to learn what you can live without when you can’t get to it!!

  362. Elle says:

    I do more with less by owning an iPhone! I love the fact that it has a calendar, music, phone, games and tons of apps all in one. I don’t have to carry as much with me because of it.

  363. I do more with less by trying to eight million things at once! More things done with less time would be a lot easier with a smart phone, right now I have a lame flip phone that was free with my plan and I can only tweet/email/etc. when IÒ€ℒm actually at my computer. How 90Ò€²s. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    SwoodsonShoeClips recently posted … Thanksgiving Web Browse!

  364. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less (and spread the love) by extensively utilizing Freecycle – both giving and getting.

  365. Danielle F. says:

    Another way I stretch my dollars and do more for less is by renting audio books for my ipod on my local library’s website. I don’t have to purchase every audio book I want to listen to, only if I truly loved it and want to hear it again. I get to listen to so many more books this way and can download it right to my computer so it saves me time, money, and gas.

  366. Meg says:

    I do more with less by buying used CDs for cheap online or at goodwill. One quick stay in my computer to add the songs to itunes and a quick backup on my external harddrive and it’s ready to pass along to someone else. You can get used CDs shipped for less than $5, which really adds up when an itunes album is $9.99+. It may not be instant gratification but the extra $4+ in my pocket per album is worth the wait. Plus, because others do the same thing, you won’t have to wait for months to get a used version of the latest album.

  367. Tahnee says:

    A perfect example of more for less…shopping Black Friday. It may be crazy out there, but you can find some great deals!! 50% off everything at GAP(was until 10am) and NY&CO today!!

  368. Sunday says:

    Doing more with less is the only game in town for me – I live paycheck to paycheck, don’t have a car payment, have the very lowest tier for every excess (such as my plan for my very old, decided non-smart mobile phone) and delegate most wishes to the wish list. Which then gets put in a drawer and never looked at. Most days I find it freeing, other days it’s very frustrating.

  369. Yogi says:

    I do more with less redundancy by syncing my files using Windows Live Mesh.

  370. Maddie says:

    Did you know that you can really clean more with less? Two products you can clean just about anything with are plain white vinegar and baking soda. I use them separately throughout the house.

  371. Vanessa says:

    My best friend taught me to do more with less when it comes to money. We’re saving up to move in together and have had to retrain ourselves to spend more wisely. Instead of going out for drinks late at night and getting one or two for $15, we found a new place where happy hour means half off of everything on the menu so we can sneak in dinner with our drinks and spend only about $12 each :-). Doesn’t seem like a lot, but we want to still be able to get out and have fun even when we’re paying rent and putting savings away for when we actually buy houses.
    Vanessa recently posted … Cranberry and Brown Sugar

  372. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by using Jojoba oil to remove make-up, as moisturizer, for lip balm, as a massage oil, and a hair treatment

  373. aclearcutsign says:

    I do more with less by printing on both sides of the paper, if possible. Also, I often change my settings to print in “fast draft” if I’m only printing non-important stuff — faster printing time and saves on ink!

  374. Joyce says:

    I’ve started to grow herbs in my garden so I don’t need to keep buying them for my cooking.

  375. Mandy says:

    I do more with less by leaving my credit cards at home when I shop and take just the cash I can spend.

  376. Megha Mehtab says:

    In a nutshell, I would say I have a black dress which I wear in atleast 60 ways! πŸ˜›
    I can do that to many things… :))

    I am great at multi-tasking, be it in any part of life ^_^

    Thanks a ton!

    <3 the giveaway…

    Megha Mehtab

  377. Erin Morris says:

    Cooking from scratch with raw/dry ingredients!! Took me a while to get the hang of it, but I love knowing that I’m feeding my family better and saving money too!
    Erin Morris recently posted … RESERVED for -Maria-

  378. Sal says:

    I do more with less when i use coupons and buy only sale items! Instead of paying 100 bucksfor one thing, i can buy 10 things for 100 bucks!

  379. Aidan says:

    I’m an art major, and sometimes I pilfer my art-set brushes in lieu of expensive make-up brushes. Shhhhh…….

  380. lostcausefoundeffect says:

    i pay off all my credit card so i dont pay interest

  381. Dele O says:

    doing more with less could mean budgeting and adhering to it. It allows us to save properly and spend wisely

  382. Coral says:

    I try to find multitasking products. Baby shampoo acts as both my eye makeup remover a brush cleaner.

  383. Geri says:

    sometimes instead of buying, i ask stuff from my friends.. stuff that they no longer use =)

  384. Rachel says:

    i hardly even pay full price for anything. there are always sales or coupons to take advantage of.

  385. Mai says:

    I’ve been multitasking with my makeup products, using some of my pinker eyeshadows as blushes and using my browner eyeshadows for my brows πŸ™‚

  386. Tina C says:

    I use my MAC Pearl cream color base for a highlight on my cheeks, browbone , tearduct AND decolletage πŸ™‚

  387. Mistysunrise says:

    I do more with less by using coupons.

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  388. Marie says:

    I did more with less by Black Friday shopping.

  389. Jill says:

    Im trying more yoga and less worrying!

  390. K says:

    i’m doing more with less by repeating the same things over and over again in this 7 page report due on monday πŸ™‚

  391. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by listening to podcasts while doing chores – keeps me entertained and informed, and it makes work go much faster

  392. Danielle F. says:

    I do more for less by buying staple clothing pieces that I can use for multiple outfits. I have a fav cardigan that I can pair with anything, and my outfit still looks different every time.

  393. kellie wilson says:

    How did you know I need a new phone! πŸ˜‰ Well..I do more with less with know like those deluxe sized ones you can get from Sephora and the GWP from brands like Clinique. I haven’t bought mascara in about 5 years..I always use the free Clinique one. And..I’ve been using my Laura Mercier deluxe sample concealer from Sephora for 6 months now.’s amazing I know!

  394. Elizabeth Alfieri says:

    I do more for less by home schooling my kids in such a way that they can pursue what they love: Art, Baking, Music, Animals, Martial Arts while we spend quality time together traveling as a family. I’m able to enjoy them as thinking, creative, young people and not just “kids.” And as we study economics, we clip coupons, comparison shop and make smart financial decisions together. Quality one on one time leaves lots of free time to travel and make memories.

  395. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    My husband will kill me for saying this, but he does more with less by owning only gray socks. Seriously. He bought 30 identical pairs of gray socks. Whenever one gets a hole in it, he still has umpteen zillion other matches for it, so he doesn’t have to chuck the whole pair. And yes, he is that cheap. (Which is why I’d like to win a new phone and not buy one!)

  396. aclearcutsign says:

    When shopping online, I have another tab in my browser open to a website for coupon codes. I’d like to take advantage of free shipping or an additional percent off.

  397. chris says:

    I use dry shampoo to save water. I use hand lotion to style my hair (works great). I also use a light eyeshadow to set my concealer and highlight my face.

  398. M says:

    Well when I’m in a hurry, I use hot rollers in my hair instead of a curling iron. Sitting in the mirror trying to twirl takes too much time. I preheat the rollers while, I’m in the shower. I throw them in my hair when I get out, do my makeup and my curls are good to go when I’m done. I love saving time!

  399. lostcausefoundefect says:

    buying clothes that can be used interchangebly with diff outfits and in diff seasons

  400. Jose D says:

    I take advantage of special days like Black Friday so I can get presents for Christmas! I get more presents with less money! πŸ˜€
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  401. Christina says:

    Try to save some of my dinner for lunch the next day.

  402. Nalini Reid says:

    I do more for less by throwing all my leftovers in a big pot and making a huge soup out of it all πŸ™‚

  403. Coral says:

    I do more with less when it comes to cleaning. As much as I love cleaning products and all the new ones that are out on the market, I tend to use one to clean mostly everything in the bathroom area. Soft scrub tends to be my favorite and it helps keep down on clutter.

  404. Schmidty says:

    My grandmother taught me to “save steps”. During chore time around the house, always have something with you to be returned or replaced as you move from area to area and room to room.

  405. Kate says:

    I like to make lists so that I can plan ahead

  406. Marie says:

    I do more with less by splitting entrees at restaurants. Healthier and more cost-conscious!

  407. Rachel says:

    i will mix different foundation colors to save money on buying a new one.

  408. Sal says:

    i do less with more by buying makeup products that i can double up! (clear mascara for lashes and brows, brown eyeliner for brows and liner!.. etc!)

    thanks for this giveawayyy

  409. Samantha says:

    m and ms are probably my favorite more with less candy. i use them to decorate cakes, i use them in counting games with kids, and they just taste good

  410. Marie says:

    I do more with less by using reusable microfiber cloths to clean countertops instead of paper towels.

  411. bryan says:

    Thrift store shopping! I donate my clothes and look for some in the same trip!

  412. Amanda says:

    I always keep a brush, hair ties and a clip or two in my work bag so just in case I don’t have time to do my hair up all nice, I tie it back and clip it up and it’s perfect!

  413. Dele O says:

    Doing more with less sometimes means reusing grocery bags, or buying the recyclable types and using those. Saves the environment and saves the grocery stores money, which in turn saves you money.

  414. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less by taking family vacations during the off-season.

  415. Danielle F. says:

    A way we make our charity dollars go further especially around the holidays is shop for food sales for pets and people. We stock up on items our local food pantry and animal shelter can use and then donate it before Christmas. When we shop the sales we can make the dollars we are giving go further, and it feels good too! Secondarily we stopped doing our annual family gift exchange (the one where you pick names) in lieu of picking a charitable cause and using the money we all would have used to buy each other gifts that we don’t need to give to others that do. It feels great to do that!

  416. Nadine says:

    I sit in the warmth of the sun streaming in from the window instead of cranking up the thermostat!

  417. aclearcutsign says:

    If I don’t like a makeup brush for its intended purpose, I’d find another (better) way to use it.

  418. Emily says:

    I recently chopped off 8 inches of hair, all the way up to my jawline. It’s SO much quicker and easier to do my hair now, which leaves more time and patience for all the other million things every morning. Plus, it means I can’t just toss my hair up in a ponytail every single day.

  419. Tahnee says:

    we get more for less by using Netflix live streaming! Amaaaazing! πŸ™‚

  420. Elisa says:

    I’ve been using envirosax bags for everything from groceries to carrying my gym clothes and it’s good to know you can be trendy and help the environment at the same time

  421. Coral says:

    I do more with frozen mixed vegetables. I love them! And I can always do tons of different dishes with just one bag, like stir fry, my version of homemade Chinese food, add ins to different vegetable dishes. Frozen veggie mixes really help me diversify my meals.

  422. Debbie says:

    I do more with less by occasionally trimming my hair myself

  423. Ashley says:

    I do more with less by using the Revlon colorstay foundation instead of shelling out 3 times as much for high end foundations. I have wasted much money searching for my HG foundation only to discover it was waiting for me in CVS for $10!!

  424. Rachel says:

    i have my mom cut my hair and i bleach it myself!

  425. Temi says:

    I love using my eyebrow pencil to line my eyes. It saves a lot of time and still gives me a lot of definition.

  426. rawwrhearts says:

    i try and do more for less. being a girl is quite costly. I walk my dog every now and then. and when youre walking.. nature calls, and she is not afraid to answer at the park!! i usually bring little origami newspaper cups with me to scoop her little businss and throw it away. its kinda fun to make and is saving money by not buying little baggies for them. i’m so in love with the sample kits you can purchase from sephora. a little make up goes a long way! i have still been using my little samples for a few months now, and haven’t even put a dent in it! i hope i can keep this up, because temptation is always calling out my name! lol

  427. kellie wilson says:

    I use perfume samples rather than buying full bottles. Some of my samples have lasted more than a year!

  428. Kat says:

    I always always use the lipstick I’m wearing for the day as my blush!

  429. Amanda says:

    If I have (severely) overslept, I can use my good ‘ol Blistex Silk n Shine to do 6 wonderful things:

    1. Moisturize lips (duh!)
    2. Pairing with a cotton ball or tissue (or sleeve :p) can remove smudges of last-night’s
    eye makeup.
    3. Brighten and moisturize under-eyes (actually doesn’t sting if your messy and
    accidentally rib too far up! wow!)
    4. Define eyelashes (slightly)
    5. Control eyebrows.
    6. Rub into cuticles to make hands look neater and more soft.

    Like $2.00, I love this stuff. BF does too, says it smells like strawberries and feels better than second-hand lipgloss. πŸ™‚

  430. Kate says:

    I do more with less by multi tasking

  431. styleezta says:

    I use bronzer for my face and works great as an eyeshadow πŸ™‚
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  432. Lily says:

    I do more with less by cutting some old sheets, put a few pins on my window frame , and use the sheets as curtains. I didn’t get curtains when I first moved into my house and that’s what I did! saved money and gave me more privacy πŸ˜€
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  433. JaneinPhilly says:

    I do more with less by buying used books at the library. Can’t really beat a quarter for one book, and there is always a great selection. Plus, the staff regularly stocks the “sales shelf” according to the month and/or season. So I’ll be making a trip to get some Christmas books for my little ones. I love coming home with 10-15 books (all in great shape) for just a few dollars!

  434. Schmidty says:

    Doing more for less means delegating more responsibilities to the kids so my time can be used more productively.

  435. Jose D says:

    How to do more with less? I have in my own house a soda vending machine, when I feel like drinking one, I buy one. At the end of certain period of time, I open the vending machine to recollect my profit!!!
    Jose D recently posted … astroXP- @MyyChooH-R gracias –

  436. Samantha says:

    I really like spices and herbs. If you buy them in the ethnic food section, especially the hispanic themed aisle they can be only 99 cents a bag! They add flavor to everything including cheap cuts of meat and inexpensive dishes

  437. Cindy says:

    Waiting for cyber monday deals. Hope I don’t do too much damage to my wallet. πŸ˜›

  438. Overfriendly Concierge says:

    We do more with less by finishing all our holiday shopping waaay before the season gets underway. That way, we aren’t caught up in holiday mania or retail marketing when the gifts are being purchased, and we don’t spend as much money.

  439. Erin says:

    As an unemployed single Mom, I do alot of cutting corners. Like reusing the plastic containers that some food products come in to not using that many electrical appliances or lights during the day hours.

  440. Erica Best says:

    i love to go to cvs and get the bucks on things i really need and want i save so much money shopping there they have the best deal on make up to.

  441. kellie wilson says:

    I wait for sephora friends and family sale to stock up on makeup!

  442. aclearcutsign says:

    Using a water filter prevents me from buying bottled water.

  443. saku says:

    I do more and save by instead of wasting bottles. I just get a nice mini water bottle and used it.

  444. Danielle F. says:

    The last way I do more for less is by ordering beauty items from online retailers that offer deep discounts (BeautyTicket, Head2ToeBeauty) on products. It allows me to either save money on products I would have normally had to pay full price for. I can get bottles of China Glaze from Head2Toe Beauty for 2.99! At Ulta I pay at least $6 for one! You can’t beat that!

  445. Emily says:

    Doing more with less: I’m on a pantry clean-out kick. No grocery store for me until all those aging boxes of couscous and off-brand pinto beans are cooked and eaten! More pantry space and more room in the grocery budget.

  446. JessieC says:

    “I do more with less,” by only using up my skincare products and then purchasing new ones. This includes my facial cleanser, moisturizers, sunscreen.

  447. Kate says:

    I like to stay organized so that I can better multitask

  448. Rachel says:

    i do more with less by using public transportation. it saves on gas and is better for the environment.

  449. Marie says:

    I do more with less by cutting cleansing towelettes in half to double how long they last (and buying them from Costco – great recommendation, btw).

  450. Jose D says:

    I used to check my email through a browser; a few months ago I started using an email client. Now I can check all my email accounts at the same time! That’s doing more with less!
    Jose D recently posted … astroXP- @MyyChooH-R gracias –

  451. Dele O says:

    Doing more with less could be decorating the christmas tree as a family. More work done in less time, and lots of family time together.

  452. Schmidty says:

    More for less mean having an emergency kit in my car when I travel, and also carrying our own snacks and drinks so that we don’t have to make expensive stops.

  453. brittany says:

    i do more with less by working all the time on less sleep than i should have!

  454. tricia c says:

    I save money on hair and beauty products by registering with cvs beauty advisor panel. I get to do surveys and get paid in cvs bucks. That way I can try new products for free, I also stretch those bucks by combining them with manufacture’s coupon so I get even more. (I live in ca so its not midnight yet)

  455. kellie wilson says:

    I use the MAC gives back program and always get my lipsticks for free!

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