Broke-Ass Tag: wedding day beauty


Affiliate Disclaimer NewHi there all my broke brides-to-be! After my engagement photos came back, I got a lot of questions about who did my hair in the 1920s finger waves style.

Real Bride Heather's 1920s Engagement Session || Photo: Jessica Bailey

Photo: Jessica Bailey

Answer: I DID!! It was really simple, and really cheap, so I thought I would share with you the cost and the process! This is a great look for any occasion. You could rock this look at your wedding, engagement session, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or just for a date night with your future hubz!

If you have a few minutes, check out the video I made that shows you how to achieve the style!

I am not a hairstylist, but I am constantly changing my hair, so I have a Beauty Club Card from Sally Beauty Supply because the $5 investment saves me TONS throughout the year when on a whim I may go from black hair to red (this month its blonde), or even to purple or some other whacky color depending on my mood!

To get the look you are going to need the following stuff, but if you don’t have a Sally near you, you can order it online, or any beauty supply store should have these things.


Wave clips

  • With my Beauty Club Card the price was $2.99 each (I purchased 2 packs)

Setting lotion

  • With my Beauty Club Card the price was $4.69 (one bottle)

So there you have it! That’s a grand total of $10.67 and a little bit of time for a super cute hairdo, and that folks, is how Broke-Asses get their hair done!

  • 4/21

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    PMD Personal Microderm KitIt’s not too super often that I get super amped about fancy schmancy skincare stuff, but when it happens you better believe it’s good. And guys, this is good: Like spa-at-home-for-a-great-price, good.

    I’m pretty basic when it comes to my own skincare routine — Dove beauty bar, exfoliating tool, moisturizer and done. There’s not a whole lot of fancy going on there (I mean, for realz: I work from home and maybe wash my hair once a week. I’m a dirtbag, yo). But, I have also been known to have some skin issues — I’m prone to breakouts and blackheads super love to set up shop on my chin. My combination oily-dry skin makes navigating these waters a little tricky. And now that I’m in my 30s and knocked up, my skin is kind of giving me a big fat middle finger, which is less than awesome.

    And, which is why I got super stoked about trying out the PMD Personal Microderm system. It’s a nifty little gadget (I love gadgets!) that gives you a profesh-quality microderm treatment in the comfort of your own home — and with the flash deal going on at right now, it most definitely won’t break the bank (we’re talking $98.99 with free shipping, y’all).

    How’s it work?

    The device uses a mix of vacuum-like suction and small, gritty discs to even out skin tone, help minimize blemishes and wrinkles and generally make your skin baby-butt soft. Used once a week, in conjunction with the included cleanser, toner and moisturizer the system helps brighten skin’s overall appearance and helps support healthy skin growth.

    PMD Personal Microderm Toner, Moisturizer and Cleanser

    Now, I’ve only been using mine for about two weeks, but I’m digging the results so far — my skin is definitely a bit smoother. I do see a little irritation after use, but that’s kind of to be expected after your skin is being sucked and sanded into a tiny little gadget — and the accompanying toner and moisturizer help keep that irritation to a minimum.

    We all know that planning a wedding can be stressful, and oftentimes a major victim of said stress can be your skin. With the flash sale going on at (going on until midnight tomorrow!), you can score the PMD Personal Microderm system for under $100 (guys, it’s normally about $184) and treat yo-self to a schmancy spa-like treatment in the comfort of your own home — and in under 5 minutes a week. You earned it!


  • 11/30

    While our Black Friday post was a hodge-podge in the truest sense, we try to focus our Cyber Monday efforts specifically on wedding-y deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while planning your badass wedding. Being that we are The Broke-Ass Bride, we understand the too legit value of getting the v. best deal possible, and what better way to do so…

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    Got a question for Liz? Go to the Contact page and let us know what's up! Dear Liz, My wedding is in July and although I have a lot of time before I walk down the aisle, I am worried about my weight. I have always had a weight problem and I've tried diets, exercise, pills, but nothing works. I want to look beautiful for…

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    As a die-hard foodie, my biggest jam is to smell edible. I use coconut oil in lieu of traditional body lotion, I made homemade deodorant out of the same oil, so my pits smell downright tropical, and I almost exclusively wear food-scented perfumes. I wanna walk by you and have you sniffing the air thinking "dayummm, something smells magically delicious up in here!" I wanna…

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    "Oooh, that smell! Can't you smell that smell?" Listen closely, chickens. I'm about to let you in on what has been a life-changing recipe for me. See, my quest for the perfect deodorant ain't because I'm scared of my own smell, or even, that someone else might find themselves in the wake of it. Oh no no no, friends, it is that "deodorant" smell that…

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    Beauty products. It took me years of trial and error with drugstore brands and high-end luxury brands alike, to figure out what works best for my skin, and my bank account. There's such an overabundance of colors and brands and false promises mixed among the true magic of the cosmetic kind, that it's nearly impossible to decode. And honestly, for years of my life, I…

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    Lately, I've been raving to whoever will listen, about how obsessed I am with Prtty Peaushun and their magic lotion. Ever since they hooked me up with a sample, I feel naked without it! It's like crack for your skin. Developed by celebrity make-up artist Bethany Karlyn, Prtty Peaushun evens out skin tone, enhances definition and tightens skin - giving you an overall glow that…

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