Thursday, December 30, 2010

Groupon Deal

$27 for 2 spray tans at or 1 month of unlimited tanning at Anytime Tan Tanning Club.

Living Social Deal

$30 for 1 month of unlimited boot camp classes in wildwood, pa.

CBS Local Deal

$50 for Deep Conditioning, Blow Dry and Style at Jeffrey Smith Studio on Butler Street.

Friday, December 24, 2010

DVE Dining Deals

All deals are now only $12.50 for $50.00!!

Today's CBS Local Deal

Spend $40 and get a Deep Conditioning Treatment plus free salon quality shampoo and conditioner at Posh Salon. They are located on 1725 Washington Road, Upper Saint Clair.

Today's Living Social Deal

Spend $99 and get 2 Spider Vein Treatments at Advanced Vein Center.
The Vein Center is located in Monroeville, Murrysville, Moon Township & Bethel Park.

Today's Groupon Deal

Spend $35 and get $75 worth of organic food delivered to your house.

Just Pay Half

Great deals are still available on the WPXI Just Pay Half website.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Post Gazette Dining Certificates

Latest Dining Deals from the Post Gazette.

Free Manicure at Esspa Kozmetika

Go the link below to get a free polar express manicure.

Wheeling Nailers AA Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Spend $27 and get 4 tickets to any of the following home games.
Tickets must be claimed at 2 14th Street.

  • Sun. Dec 26,2010 - 5:00 PM
    Vs Cincinnati

  • Sat. Jan. 8,2011 - 7:30 PM
    Vs  Reading

  • Sun. Jan 9,2011 - 5:00 PM
    Vs Toledo

  • Sat. Jan. 15,2011 - 7:30 PM
    Vs Cincinnati

  • Sat. Jan. 29,2011 - 7:30 PM
    Vs Trenton

  • Sat. Feb 5, 2011 - 8:00 PM
    Vs Cincinnati

  • Sun. Feb 27, 2011 - 5:00 PM
    Vs Greenville

  • Fri. Mar. 4, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Vs Cincinnati

  • Wed. Mar. 16, 2011 - 7:00 PM
    Vs Toledo

  • Sat. Mar. 19, 2011 - 7:35 PM
    Vs South Carolina

  • Sun. Mar. 20, 2011 - 5:00 PM
    Vs Kalamazoo

  • Thu. Mar. 31, 2011 - 7:00 PM
    Vs Toledo

  • Sat. Apr. 2, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Vs Toledo


    BaBa D's Mediterranean Restaurant

    Spend $25 and get $50 worth of food and drinks.  BaBa D's is located on 2126 East Carson Street.

    Today's CBS Local Deal

    Spend $25 and get $50 worth of merchandise at Some Wear Special located in Wexford.


    Enter your zipcode to get a special savings pass at Macy's.
    The pass is good for $10 off $25.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    Spend $10 and get $25 worth of food and drinks at Beer Nutz on Freeport Road.

    American Eagle

    Order by 12/23 at 1 pm (EST) and get $10 overnight shipping.

    Today's Living Social Deal

    Spend $60 and get a Swedish Massage, Manicure and Pedicure at Element Day Spa in Moon Township.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010

    Today's CBS Local Deal

    Spend $30 and get 1 month of Unlimted Yoga at Yoga Hive located on 4591 Penn Avenue.


    Free shipping at Enter coupon code 'NIKEiD' at checkout.

    Ideal Plastic Surgery

    Spend $79 and get $175 worth of cosmetic services. 
    Locations are Sewickly, Southside Works and Ligonier.


    Spend $69 or more and get free shipping. Enter coupon code 'GETAGIFT' at checkout.

    Today's Living Social Deal

    Spend $35 and get $100 to spend on Photo Services from BritePix.

    Monday, December 20, 2010

    Sunday, December 19, 2010


    Today through Dec 20th you can download the MP3 version of the Burlesque Soundtrack for $3.99 at Amazon.


    Save 30% on all lighting at Lowes.  Enter coupon code 'DIMWATT' at checkout.
    You can choose to pick up the item in store up until December 24th for Christmas.

    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    Smithfield Cafe

    Spend $25 and get $50 at Smithfield Cafe located on 639 Smithfield Street.

    Toms/Folinos Diner

    Spend $25 and get $50 for food at Toms or Folinos Diner located on 1719 East Carson Street.
    You cannot use these certificates for alcohol.

    Villa Southside

    Spend $25 and get $50 for food and drinks at Villa located on 1831 East Carson Street.

    Skin Beautiful Specials

    Check out the lastest December specials at Skin Beautiful Medical Spa on 2541 East Carson St
    Call 412-432-7909 to schedule an appointment.

    Rock Climbing

    Spend $50 and get 10 visits to The Climbing Wall on Penn Avenue.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    Spend $16 and get 4 tickets to First Night Pittsburgh on New Year's Eve.

    Spend $2 and get a $25 certificate at Enter coupon code 'PRESENT' at checkout.

    American Eagle Outfitters

    Take 20% off your entire purchase. Enter coupon code '58176895' at checkout.


    Extra 20% off and free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Enter coupon code 'GIFTS' at checkout.

    Dooney and Bourke

    13 days of specials - check it out.

    Urban Outfitters

    Take 10% off your next purchase. Use coupon code 'GIFTED' at checkout.

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    Walnut Grove

    $25 for $50 at Walnut Grove in Wexford.


    Free shipping that is guaranteed to arrive by Christmas for orders placed by 12/19.
    You must spend $25 or more to get this offer.

    American Eagle

    Today (12/17) only get free shipping at American Eagle.$dz&om_cn=727200242995&om_lm=Y

    Spend $2 and get a $25 gift certificate from Enter code 'PRESENT' at checkout.
    Just enter your zipcode to see the restaurants near you.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    Spend $8 and get $16 worth of food or beer at Carson Street Deli.
    This place has the best sandwiches EVER!!

    Today's Living Social Deal

    $40 for a Haircut, Color and Eyebrow Shaping at Shear Perfection in Oakdale

    Thursday, December 16, 2010

    Carnegie Library Gingerbread House Decorating

    Enjoy a story, snacks and FREE Gingerbread House decorating with other families at 11:30 AM at the Carnegie Library- South Side Branch (2205 East Carson Street) on Saturday, December 18th.
    Each child ages 3-10 will have their own Gingerbread House to decorate. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, and space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

    Contact: 412-431-0505

    Skin Beautiful Spa Specials

    Skin Beautiful Spa located on East Carson Street in the Southside is having the following specials.

    This Thursday (12/16) and Saturday (12/18) ONLY:

    Facials for $49.25 (regular price: $75)

    Chemical Peels for $87.00 (regular price:  $125)

    Deluxe Microderm Facial for $99 (regular price:  $150)

    Please call soon:  412-432-7909 as these appointments will book fast.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    1 ticket to Nunsense at the CLO Cabaret for $20.
    Choose from 5 performances.

    Today's Living Social deal

    1 ticket to Jazz and Baseball on Feb 12th & 13th, Jeff Lorber Fusion on March 25th or Vijay Lyer and Braden-Rapp on April 29th for $20.

    Barnes & Noble

    Today through 12/19 you can get 20% off one item in stores or at BN.Com.
    Enter code "D8K9H7PEN2M" at checkout.

    Select the link below to print out the store coupon.

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010

    Fish Market

    Spend $25 and get $50 at the Original Fish Market located on Liberty Avenue.

    Coach Factory Stores

    Save an additional 30% off at Coach Factory Stores. Just click the link below and print out the coupon.
    Every chick would love a Coach bag for Christmas!!$email_address$&om_key=$key_code$

    Park PGH

    This is a great website to see the available parking places in the city at any given moment. Also you can see how much the garage charges per hour.

    WPXI Just Pay Half

    New Deals were added this morning - 12/15/2010.

  • Brady’s Run Grille & Guesthouse (Fallston, PA)

  • BaBa D’s Mediterranean Restaurant (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Elephant & Castle (Grove City, PA)

  • Elite Runners and Walkers (McKees Rocks, PA)

  • Golden Corral in Robinson (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Helen’s Hide Inn (Champion, PA)

  • Orchard Square Complex (Donegal, PA)
    Health and Wellness Center

  • Qdoba Mexican Grill (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • The Grand Valley Inn (Fallston, PA)

  • Wheeling Nailers (Wheeling, WV)
    ‘AA’ Affiliate of the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins


    Today's Living Social Deal

    Spend $44 for a 60-minute customized facial at Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa
    They are located on 6739 Reynolds Street in Pittsburgh.

    Today's Groupon

    Spend $40 and get $100 of Custom Framing  at Create a Frame Handworks Gallery.
    They are located on 670 Washington Road in Mt Lebanon.

    Dining Deal

    For $12.50 you get $25.00 at Frank's Pizza and Chicken.  They are located in Millvale.

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010

    Urban Outfitters

    Take $25 off orders of $100 or more at Urban Enter code 'GIMMEGIMME' at checkout.

    Just Pay Half Sale

    Everything on the WPXI Just Pay Half website is on sale today.

    Select the link below and scroll down past the newest offers (they start on 12/15) to see the items for sale. You have to click on the link for the particular item to see the sale price.


    Lowe's Moving Coupon

    Select the link below to register for a 10% off coupon for Lowe's. You dont need to move to get the coupon. Also, to get more coupons you can register a different email address.

    Dooney and Bourke Wristlet on sale

    Check out this wristlet on sale for only $19.75. It was originally $40.00.
    It comes in 5 different colors too! This would make a great Christmas gift.


    Domino's Pizza is having a $5.99 2 medium - 2 topping pizza deal. Check it out.
    The best part is that you can order and pay online as well.

    Today's Living Social Deal

    10 classes of Yoga, Kickboxing and TRX for only $20 at Movement Studio Pittsburgh
    They are located on 271 Main Street in Imperial.

    Lowes Gift a ton starts Friday

    Sign up at facebook to get involved in the 90% off deals.

    Steelers Photo Store

    Save 22% off everything at the Steeler Photo store.  Enter code "MERRY22" at checkout.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    Spend $12 get $25 worth of food/drinks at the Wheelhouse in the Rivers Casino.
    The Wheelhouse has the best food too!!

    Monday, December 13, 2010

    WDVE Chistmas Party

    WDVE is having their Christmas Party on Thursday December 16th from 7-9pm.
    The event is free to the public and there will be live performances by the following bands:

    Performing live: 
    Rick Witkowski & Friends
    Joe Gruschecky
    Donnie Iris
    Good Brother Earl
    Scott Blasey
    Gene the Werewolf
    Margot B
    Sarah Marince
    Paul Luc
    28 North
    Chris Higby
    Ten Ton Rollerskate
    and more!

    Just Pay Half Sale!

    Roma Restaurant (Pittsburgh, PA) - $50 in credit for -$22.99
    Five Lounge and Tapas Bar (Pittsburgh, PA) - swipe gift card loaded with $50 for $22. Located at Station Square!
    La Casa (Tapas & Wine Bar) (Pittsburgh, PA)- $50 in credit for $19.99
    Supremo’s Pizzeria (Mars, PA) - $50 in credit for $19.99
    Statler's Fun Center (Greensburg, PA) - $50 worth of FUN for $22.99 - Great Gift

    Sale ends Wednesday at 5pm on when supplies run out!

    Today's CBS Local Deals

    Spend $15 and get $30 at Star of India Restaurant.  They are located on 412 S Craig St in Oakland.

    Spend $25 and get $50 for the Italian Oven Restaurant. They are located on 5301 Grove Road in Pleasant Hills.


    Free shipping on orders of $99 or more through Dec 20th.
    Enter code 'GIFTS' at checkout.


    Today through December 25th save 20% at  Enter code 'WFIZ13LUY8' at checkout.

    Today's Groupon Deal

    For $25 you get 2 cooking classes at Young Chefs Academy. This is a great way for a child to learn how to cook. Classes are for ages 3-18.  They are located on 3150 Washington Rd. Suite 3000 in McMurray.

    New Gift Certificates have been added at
    Spend $3 and get a $25 certificiate.  Enter code "GIVE" at checkout.

    Today's Living Social Deal

    Spend $25 and you get $50 at the Brasserie 33 Restaurant. They are located on 5863 Ellsworth Avenue.

    Sunday, December 12, 2010

    The Library

    If you spend $25 you get $50 worth of food/drink at The Library bar and restaurant.
    They are located on East Carson Street and they have really good food.

    There are only 12 certificates left so act fast before they are gone.

    Friday, December 10, 2010

    Pitt Basketball

    There are still tickets left for the SEC Big East Invitational this Saturday.
    Pitt vs Tennessee starts at 3:15!

    NKOTB & BSB Tickets

    New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are coming to Consol Energy Center on 6/15/11.
    The Live Nation presale starts at 10am today. The presale code is TRIBUTE
    The Consol Engery presale starts at 10am as well and the presale code is HANGIN!

    Good luck!

    Wii games on Sale

    This week at Big Lots you can get certain Wii games for $14.16 each.
    Also they have an e-Reader on sale for $89.99!

    Also if you sign up for their rewards card you can save an additional 20%!

    Spend $2 and get a $25 certificate from
    Enter the code JOY at checkout.

    Theater Tickets

    $10 for 1 ticket to Pittsburgh Musical Theater's "A Lyrical Christmas Carol". You save $10.

    1 Hour Massage for $35

    You can get a 1 hour Massage at Miller Sport and Family Chiropractic for $35.
    Miller Sport and Family Chiropractic is located in Wexford.

    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    Wheelhouse Bar & Grill

    The Wheelhouse Bar & Grill at the Rivers Casino is a great place to get dinner or to watch a game.
    They have excellent food and the biggest TV in the Pittsburgh Area.

    Click the link below to either buy a $25.00 certificate for $12.50 or $50.00 certificate for $25.00

    December Specials:
    This month, head to Wheelhouse to cheer on your favorite hockey team and enjoy the Rivers Hat Trick platter (3 select appetizers for $14) and $2 Miller Lite 12oz. cans during all Pittsburgh hockey games!
    Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday - Saturday: 11am-1am
    Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday, 6pm to 8pm
    $2 any draft
    $2 Jim Beam, 42 Below, Southern Comfort or Bacardi Rum mixed drinks
    50 cent wings!


    Right By Nature

    If you havent ever been to Right By Nature they are located in the Strip District.
    They have a ton of all natural and organic products.
    If you live in the downtown area they will deliver for a fee or you can order online and pick it up.

    Save $10 on Theater Tickets

    Use promotional code SAVINGS to receive a $10 discount on the following shows: $10 off select seats for the following shows:

    Nunsense at the CLO Cabaret January 15-April 17
    A Musical Christmas Carol at the Byham
    Sunday, December 12, 6pm
    Thursday, December 16, 7:30pm
    Saturday, December 18, 8pm

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tickets

    Today through Groupon you can get a three-concert package for $65 & 75.

    Theater Tickets

    Today through Living Social you can get 2 tickets to the theater for $15.
    You have your choice of "The Bench" or "The Time of Your Life" shows.

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Botox Special

    $11 a unit Botox Special at Skin Beautiful Medical Spa on East Carson Street. Minimum $250 Purchase.
    $89 Chemical Peels too!!

    WPXI Just Pay Half

    Check out the latest deals added today. Now through December 8th you will get a free $25 Gift Card with Purchase.
    These certificates make a great Christmas Gift!

    Extra 20% off of Coach

    Click here to sign up for an extra 20% off of Coach bags.
    You can use these coupons at the Coach Factory Store in the Tanger Outlets at Washington, PA.
    A few months ago I was able to buy a $328 Black Coach bag for $126!

    Sybil Salon & Spa

    Today's Living Social deal is $20 for $40 at Sybil Salon and Spa.
    The Salon and Spa is located on 5815 Elsworth Avenue in Shadyside.


    Today's Groupon deal for Pittsburgh is $45 for a Six-Bottle Tasting Pack.
    Shipping is included in the price.

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    Highmark Holiday Pops Concert

    $25 tickets to the Highmark Pops Concert.
    May purchase up to 4 tickets with this offer.

    Pur Minerals Makeup = AMAZING!

    I went to Ulta on Monday and found the best new mineral makeup EVER!!
    Its called Pur Minerals and it includes your foundation, concealer, powder and SPF all in one.
    Its super easy to apply. You can use a chisel brush that they sell or the sponge that comes with it.
    The coverage is amazing and it feels as if you have nothing on!
    If you buy it this week you get a free Pur Minerals Pout Plumping Lip Gloss.

    4-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup:

    Chisel Brush to apply makeup

    Concealer brush to get extra coverage for dark spots, breakouts etc.

    Duquense University Basketball

    2 tickets to a Duquesne University Basketball game for $12.
    Choose from games for December 12, January 30, or February 13th.

    Inception is out!

    Get Inception on Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy for $17.99 at Amazon.

    Save on Carpet Cleaning

    $40 for Carpet Steam Cleaning of 3 rooms or Upholstery Cleaning of Sofa and Chair!

    Saturday, December 4, 2010

    Friday, December 3, 2010

    Cheap jerseys

    Check out this site for cheap jersey's.

    They usually sell jersey's that might have something minor wrong with them. Most times you cant even tell and you can get a Steeler jersey for $38 plus $25 shipping for all orders under $250.

    Grovy City Prime Outlets

    Check out this page for the latest coupons and promotions.

    Steals of the Day

    Pureology Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for $37.77 plus $5.95 for shipping on ebay.
    If you buy this at the store its going to run you at least $60.00 plus tax!

    Kinerase Lotion for $24.95 plus free shipping on ebay.  You wont find it cheaper anywhere online.

    If you have never used Kinerase then you might want to try it out. Its very light but absorbs super quick and will not break you out. It contains Kinetin (.1% N6 Furfuryladenine) to hydrate the skin and in improves the appearance of wrinkles, aging and sun-damaged skin without irritation.

    I have used this many times in the past and it is amazing stuff!!

    Events in the City

    Ladies Night Out - Burlesque
    This Friday Night! - Tickets are still available

    College Shopping Weeekend. Show your ID  at Southside Works retailers to get discounts:

    Holiday Shopping Rewards at Southside Works:

    I Made It! Market - Open from 5pm-10pm Friday December 3rd & 12pm -5pm on Saturday December 4th

    Hang out w/Santa on Saturday Dec 11th and Sunday Dec 12th!

    Spend $50 at Station Square and get 2 free hours of parking.

    Every Wednesday head down to Cupkas 2 for the radio show with James Farrior and Larry Foote. Its on 1250 ESPN.

    Lamarr Woodley does a show at Oscars's Hollywood Bar and Grille in the Waterfront on most Tuesday's.
    Call 412-476-4410 to confirm.!/pages/West-Homestead-PA/Oscars-Hollywood-Bar-and-Grill/137610202917244

    Bar Smart

    I love Bar Smart for finding new bars. You can select to view bars by neighborhood or you can enter a name to learn more a bar you might be going to in the future.

    There also is a tab for 'Special's' so you know what the best deals are before you venture out for the night!

    Tickets for various events in the city

    Chelsea Handler will be at the Consol Energy Center this Saturday Dec 4th.
    Good seats still available.

    Also, check out as well.

    Tickets for Girl Talk's Saturday show on Dec 4th at Stage AE are still available on

    Pittsburgh Panthers Men's Basketball tickets for the next 6 games will be on sale Saturday Dec 4th at 10:00 am.

    You can also get cheap tickets on

    Latest deals from KDKA

    Check out the newest deals for today:

    Enter to win Steeler tickets for the Jets Game

    Select the link below to enter to win 2 tickets to the Steeler game on 12/19.
    There are 3 ways to enter.

    Civic Arena Auction Items

    Check out the auction to buy items from the Civic Arena. You have to register first before you can bid.

    If you want to buy seats go here:

    Spend $25 for $50 at 17th Street Cafe

    If you spend $25, you will get a certificate for $50 worth of food and drink at 17 Street Cafe.
    This place is located in the Southside.

    Thursday, December 2, 2010

    Cheesecake Factory

    If you spend $25 on a gift card at Cheesecake Factory you can get a free slice of cheesecake.

    Coupons for Tanger Outlets - Washington PA

    They also have a book you can buy at the Guest Services as well. I think its $10.
    If you have a Chase card you can get a free book.

    Holiday Savings at Monroeville Mall

    Check the coupons you want and then you can print them out.
    Great deals listed!

    Entertainment and Enjoyment Books

    The Entertainment book is on sale now.
    Its $19.99 now and you get free shipping.

    The Enjoyment book is also out now but will cost you $30. Its worth it becuase its about double the size of the Entertainment book.
    Free shipping included

    $5 Magazines this week from Amazon

    Check them out.

    At Home Chemical Peels

    Note: Please do not attempt to do these peels at home if you arent sure what you are doing or haven't read my instructions. You can burn your skin. I suggest doing a test patch to see how your skin reacts first. I am not responsible for any damage you might do to yourself.

    If you are interested in a chemical peel to help get rid of acne scars, sun spots, broken capillaries or even fine lines then read below. These are super easy to do and will save you a ton of cash.  I like using Makeup Artist Choice lines of chemical peels because they dont have to be neutralized and are very gentle.

    I really like Glycolic Acid because I havent had a bad reaction to it and its pretty gentle compared to other types of acid. You can choose any type of acid you want though. Just be sure to do your research online first.

    1. Start with 20% Glycolic Acid
    2. Do a test patch on your skin for 1-2 minutes to see how it reacts.
    3. If there is no redness or burning then you can continue on to do the peel.
    4. Cleanse the area thoroughly.
    5. Put some prepping solution onto a cotton ball or a cotton swab.
    6. Apply the prepping solution wherever you want to do the peel.
    7. Let the area dry completely.
    8. Put some glycolic acid onto a cotton ball or a cotton swab.
    9. Apply the glycolic acid wherever you want to do the peel but make sure not to apply to any open wounds or skin that has been waxed within 24 hours. Also, dont get too close to your eyes either.
    10. Leave the acid on for no more than 2-3 minutes. If you feel a slight stinging that is ok. If it's really burning or you are in pain then rinse off immediately.
    11. When you are finished witht the peel, wash the skin with lukewarm water.
    12. Pat your face dry and then apply a good moisturizer.
    13. You can repeat this process weekly and continue to up the time but do not exceed 10-12 minutes at the most. You can move up to 30%, 40%, 50%, etc, if you desire better results. The stronger the acid the more at risk you will be for peeling.
    14. DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR FACE TO SUN FOR 24 HOURS without applying sunscreen first.

    If you dont want to try these peels at home, I love these 2 spas in the Pittsburgh Area. in the southside. they do a great job and are very affordable. - located in shadyside. excellent staff that is very knowledgeable.

    Awesome Beauty Products

    Some of my favorite products as well as some new ones just released!
    Note: You can buy all these products on ebay. I buy mostly everthing from ebay because its so much cheaper!

    Clinique All About Eyes - very good product to keep the skin under your eyes soft and wrinkle free!
    Clinqiue All About Eyes Serum - really good for depuffing your eyes. I wake up every morning with big bags under my eyes and this stuff works and it works fast.  Love it!!
    Olay Regenerist Lotion and Deep Hydration Cream - I cant say enough about the Olay Regenerist Line but this stuff is excellent and is very affordable. It really helps with cell turnover so if you have any type of age spots or scars this stuff will help to fade them. I recommended the Olay Sleep Cream as well.
    Day Lotion - 15spf
    Night Deep Hydration Cream
    Sleep Cream
    I love this Olay Regenerist Cleanser. Its got those scrubby things so that you can really clean your face and exfoliate all in one. No need to use a toner with this stuff. Excellent product!
    As far as foundation goes I like 2 types.
    I love all MAC products but MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is one of the best.  It is good for acne prone skin as well.
    It delivers a flawless finish that will last all day long. This stuff is better if you have normal to oily skin.
    If you have dry skin you can use it but just make sure to use a good moisturizer before you apply.
    Bare escentuals is good for any skin type but you have to make sure to wash your brushes weekly.
    This kit for $60 includes the brushes, foundation, mineral veil (powder), warmth (bronzer) etc.
    If you use the maximim concealer brush it works on hiding all types of acne, scars, broken capillaries etc.,default,pd.html?start=1&cgid=BE_COLLECTIONS
    LipGlass - If you dont like to wear lipstick, MAC has tinted lipglass to provide some color with a lot of gloss.
    This stuff is sticky but it makes your lips shimmer and sparkle!
    Blemish Therapy - If you are like me and tend to break out alot then try Rare Minerals Blemish Therpay.
    Its the only stuff that works almost instantly for me. It contains 3% sulfur and will dry up that blemish in less tha a day. Some people say the sulfur has a strong smell when you first open the container but it goes away.
    The trick with this stuff is to wash the affected area and then pat a decent amount on it. Try not to put anything over it. It does conceal decently well but if you are darker complected you will notice it.

    Ready Set Blow Express Dry Lotion is suppossed to minimize the time it takes to dry your hair while locking out humidity.
    TreSemme Dry Shampoo- one of my personal favorites. I wake up and put this on the top of my hair and then blow dry. My hair looks like I just washed it!
    Pureology Hair Products - what can I say about this stuff except that it will make your hair feel like silk.
    Its 100% vegan and contains no sulfates either. Its not the cheapest but you will be glad you spent the money. I prefer the Hydrate and Repair lines from Pureology because my hair tends to be dry and brittle from straightening it too much.
    You can buy this stuff at Giant Eagle or from your local hair stylists as well as ebay.
    Loreal Everpure Shampoos and Conditioners are good if you cant afford Pureology.
    It works well and is also Sulfate Free.{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:pdp//objectid+HCa4_1//{pdp_tab:pdp_overview//objectid+HCa4_1//}|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}
    Best Cheap Flat Iron - Ceramic Tools 1 inch Flat Iron. It has ceramic plates so it wont destroy your hair and it gets super super hot!!
    Heat Spray - Use this before you blowdry, curl or flat iron your hair.  I prefer TreSemme because its cheap and works really good and makes my hair nice and silky.

    Nivea Goodbye Cellulite Cream - great product for any chick over 18! Its amazing how fast this stuff works and its a must for summer.
    Vaseline Firming Lotion - Great product for winter and will make your legs nice and smooth.
    Jergens Natural Glow Lotion - Good for summer and winter because it creates a subtle glow. Its nice if you dont want to look like a zombie in the winter, ha!!
    Foam Roller - this is good for anybody that has tight muscles. Its a a cheap way to avoid a massage -ha!!

    Local Movie Deals!

    To get the best movie deal go to the website of your local theatre to see their promotions. Just about every theatre has deals for students and senior citizens.

    Southside Works
    Monday - All movies are $5! $1 off candy, pop etc.
    Tuesday - Free popcorn with admission
    Wednesday - 3D movies at 2D prices
    Thursday - $6.50 admission for all students. This promotion is also valid if you work for a local university as well.
    Child/Senior - $6.50
    Students (Any other time but Thursday) - $8.50

    Lowe's at the Waterfront
    Shows before 6pm Monday-Thursday are $5
    Shows after 6pm and later Monday-Thursday - $7.50
    Shows starting before 11:55 am on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - $5.00
    Shows starting from 12:00 pm through 3:55 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - $7.50
    Shows starting 4:00 pm and later on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays - $10.00
    Child price - $7.50

    Tuesday Bargain Night - $6.50
    Student - $7.50 all the time with valid ID
    Child/Senior - $6.50

    Buying from Amazon, Best Buy etc.

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    They often have the best deals for just about everything. To get the best price what I do is I search for the item and then below the item you will see something that says '36 new or 31 used'. Many times you can buy the item through a seller on amazon and get it at least a few bucks cheaper.
    For example: Heart - Red Velvet Car.
    Amazon price = 8.63. Other sellers price = 6.49. Used = 4.29.

    Also if you buy something on amazon and it goes on sale all you have to do is call and tell them which item and they will credit your account. Its that simple. 
    Note: You can call them more than once too if the item keeps dropping lower in price.

    Best Buy
    If you are at Best Buy and you see something you want to buy, check out their website first. Many times Best Buy will offer their items online cheaper than in the store. I found this out when we bought a new Sony Cybershot Digital Camera. It was about $250 in the store but I was able to get it on the website for $226 and it came with a free 4gb memory card. Also you can choose to pick your item up at the store so that you dont have to pay any shipping.

    Before you buy that next big item at Lowe's check the other stores in the area. Often times Lowe's will sell items for cheaper prices in certain areas. I dont know why they do this but I know that often times the Lowe's at the Waterfront is cheaper than the one in Monroeville. You can do this by going to their website and typing in the zipcodes of the stores you want to check. That way you know you arent paying more for it at a different store. 

    Tickets to Concerts, Sporting Events, etc

    So many people ask me how I always find good seats to various concerts and sporting events so I figured I would share my tips with you.

    1. Dont buy tickets through the presale. The venues always push the worst seats through the presale just to make sure they sell them. If you must buy them right away, wait for the public on sale.
    2. If the band you like has a fan club then go to their website and pay to be a member. Members usually get the best seats. Note: Dont waste your cash to join the Dave Matthews fan club. They hardly ever give out good seats and I think you have to be a member for years to get the good ones anyway.
    3. If at all possible wait until 2 weeks to the day of the event to buy tickets. Ticketmaster holds back tickets for family/friends of the artists and also for ticket brokers. So if those tickets dont sell or if the family/friends decide not to attend, ticketmaster will release the tickets. I have waited to buy tickets for almost every show for the past 10 years and it always works. I have been able to get front row at least 4 times by doing this. The trick is to check ticketmaster several times a day at random times. Also you will want to check ticketmaster with 2 browsers such as IE and Firefox that way you can have more leverage on where you want to sit.
    4. Check the broker sites before buying. Various sites such as,, will drop the price of a ticket before the event.  You could end up buying a ticket cheaper from a broker than using actual ticketmaster. Many times the broker just wants to get rid of the tickets. I bought 2 Igloo tickets to Bon Jovi a few years ago and they cost me $50 through a broker on the day of the show. Ticketmaster was charging $150 for the same seat.
    5. Try looking on ebay or craigslist for tickets. Many times I find the best seats on ebay. Just make sure to check the feedback for the seller as well as the date they registered on ebay. Only use paypal to buy the tickets that way you are insured incase a seller screws you over. Also dont be afraid to email the seller and see if they will take less for the tickets. I have been able to get tickets for $100 cheaper that way.
    If you are using craigslist make sure you dont ever send money through western union. That is 100% always a scam! The best way is to encourage the seller to use paypal that way you are covered. I prefer to personally meet the person with cash. If I have any doubt about the tickets, I would have the seller meet me at the venue box office for verification.
    6. If your favorite band/artist is on facebook make sure to add them. Many times they will post deals about various shows and info about upcoming shows before the public knows about it. Also sign up for the actual artist webpage and lastly go to the venue website and sign up for email alerts as well.
    7. Check the message boards. I have often found good seats by checking the artists message boards. Many times fans who cant attend a show for various reasons just want to sell the tickets to another fan. I was able to get tickets to see Sheryl Crow/ John Mayer for face value a few years ago from a Sheryl Crow fan. The tickets were 2nd row but ended up being front row because security let us stand at the front of the stage.

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    Daily Coupon Deals

    Here are the list of websites I check on a frequent basis for deals.
    Most of these are only for places in the Pittsburgh area. - updated every other wednesday - updated randomly -select Pittsburgh -select Pittsburgh - shows all deals in the area. You can search b your zipcode as well. - this site shows all radio dining deals that are updated every friday. - if you register for the site you will get the latest deals every week sent to your email. sometimes you can get a $25 certificate for $2. check the fine print to see if you can use these for alcohol. - just found this one online. very similar to - some good deals just posted recently. - more deals on the postgazette website.