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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to Keep Bridal Beauty on a Budget

The wedding day is an important day in everyone’s life especially for the bride to be. Every girl wants to look the best on her big day, and for that, she makes every possible arrangement. Whether it is the wedding dresses, accessories, makeup, or makeover, a girl has all her plans set for the big day. But you can end up spending a lot more than required if you don't think wisely and spend with open hands.
According to most of the former brides, now when they look back, they find that they spent unnecessarily on these things. So, if you are going to be a bride and want to save some bucks on beauty, here is what you can do:

1. The Wedding Gown:

To save money on your wedding outfit, you can choose to buy cheap wedding dresses, not in the sense of quality, but price. Buy your wedding dress at the end of the season sales, and you can save up to 80%. Most of the seller's put dresses on considerable discounts to clear space for new arrivals. Moreover, you can also rent a wedding gown or buy a one-time used gown at comparatively lower prices.

2. Save on the Jewelry:

You don't need to buy too many pieces of jewelry because less is always more. Check what all you, your sisters, and mother have, and you will find half of the required things at home. Also, the samples at stores can be bought at a lower price than fresh pieces. Moreover, purchase jewelry that you can wear after the wedding too so that you make a good investment.

3. You Don't Need to Buy Every Makeup Pallet:

If you are someone who applies makeup on a regular basis, explore your drawer and collect everything you have. You will not use everything after the wedding, so it’s better to use already available things and buy only those that you don't have instead of buying everything that you find in the stores. If you are not doing the makeup yourself, ask the makeup artist to use his/her makeup only, which can again be a budgeted affair. 

4. Don't Spend Too Much on Styling and Makeover:

Cutting down costs on makeover is an excellent chance to save money. Makeup artists and hairstyle artists charge high from a bride and can prove to be a costly affair if you don’t act wisely. Consult two to three parlors and then finalize one which can give you services at fewer bucks.

5. Save on the Footwear:

Buy footwear that matches your wedding dresses from local shops; don’t always fall for brands and malls. At local shops, the qualities of footwear are not that bad plus you can find a good variety at these shops as well. Whatever types of footwear you want to buy, make sure you don't spend much. Moreover, if you already have a nice pair of silver heels, that's a plus point.


These are a few things you can do to save money on your bridal look. Exploring what your friends and family members have for you before purchasing everything would be a good deal. To save more money, you should keep checking the discounts and gifts offers on various online shopping websites.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

After almost 6 years of reviewing cars, when people ask me what my favorite is, I ALWAYS tell them the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport. I absolutely love the vehicle and it has been my favorite since I first test drove the Sport in 2013. And every year it just gets better and better. So many upgrades each year.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Top 10 Favorite Romantic Movies

In light of Valentine's Day coming up in 2 weeks, I thought I'd throw this list together. It's time to hunker down on the couch and watch some of these movies. Grab some popcorn, cuddle up with a loved one (or dog) and get to watching and get in the romantic spirit!

So, if I could, 1-10 would be Nicholas Sparks movies, BUTTTT I'll skip that and only include a few ;)

10. Definitely, Maybe
9. To all the Boys I've Loved Before
8. Love Actually
7. Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks
6. The Age of Adaline
5. The Fault in our Stars
4. The Notebook- Nicholas Sparks
3. Sweet Home Alabama
2. The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks
1. Dirty Dancing

What are some of your favorites?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

HAMILTON Tickets on Sale for Detroit Michigan!



DETROIT, MI, January 16, 2019 -- Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway in Detroit announced today that tickets for the Detroit engagement of HAMILTON will be available online through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®, on Friday, January 25 at 10:00 AM ET.  Verified Fan is a new fan-facing technology from Ticketmaster that allows pre-registered fans to unlock access to tickets without competing against scalpers and bots.
Jeffrey Seller states, "Verified Fan is the newest program to make tickets available to theatre-goers at regular prices. I am confident that it will be a valuable service to our fans.  We know how challenging it is to buy tickets and this new Ticketmaster program will make the process a whole lot easier."

Ticketmaster Verified Fan® registration begins now and will close Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET.  Visit to register.

Those who registered will be notified by Ticketmaster via SMS text message on Thursday, January 24 if they have been selected for the Verified Fan on sale. The Ticketmaster Verified Fan® on sale will be available for purchases online only. 

Tickets will be available for performances of HAMILTON at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, March 12 – April 21, 2019.

There is a maximum purchase limit of four (4) tickets per household for the engagement. Tickets range from $80 - $185, with a select number of $485 premium seats available. Ticket prices include facility fees and parking.

A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase through a wristband lottery at the Fisher Theatre Box Office (3011 W Grand Blvd., Detroit).  From 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM on Friday, January 25, numbered wristbands will be distributed. Starting at 10:00 AM, groups of wristband numbers will randomly be called to purchase tickets at the box office windows. 

Additionally, there will be a lottery for forty (40) $10 seats for all performances. Details will be announced closer to the engagement.

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.  

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

The HAMILTON creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award ® Winning Best MusicalIn the Heights. 

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA, and General Management by Baseline Theatrical. 

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

Premiering in Chicago in April 2019, HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, an immersive exhibition inspired by the musical, will take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.  For more information and to sign up to be the first to receive news and ticket sales alerts about HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION, please visit

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album. 

For information on HAMILTON, visit:

Performance times for HAMILTON appearing March 12 – April 21, 2019 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

•             Tuesday – Sunday evening performances at 8:00 PM
•             Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
•             No Sunday evening performance on April 14 or April 21
•             American Sign Language (ASL) / Open Caption performance on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 PM

Tickets for the ASL / Open Caption performance are available now and may be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

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2019 North American International Auto Show with A Girls Guide to Cars

This post is sponsored by A Girl's Guide to Cars and I was compensated to write. However, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.

I'm so glad to be a part of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) again this year, 2019. I'm always so excited to cover this event. Not only am I a car lover, but I love getting together with some of my favorite blogger friends and love seeing women covering this particular event. In an industry mostly targeted to men, and men are usually the enthusiasts, I'm so glad to be with a bunch of wonderful women that are as passionate about cars as I am.

This post is about some of my favorite things I saw and discovered at the NAIAS. Some new vehicles, some new technology and some auto news is at the end as well. 

Speaking of the end, stick around for a surprise at the VERY end of this article ;)

This is right between the newer XT5 and the Escalade. It's a 3 row vehicle that is AWD so can have a smaller impact. It's basically an Escalade on a smaller chassis. 
So if you need more seating than the XT5, but a better price than the Escalade, the XT6 is where it's at.