Hi beauties!

Enjoy these back to school hacks for girls (or boys!) – these life hacks will keep you from stressing out during back to school season!

1. Set your iPhone wallpaper to a picture of your class schedule
2. Create a “Getting Ready” playlist with songs that are the length of the exact times you need to get ready
3. Depuff undereyes with cold spoons
4. Change every 2-3 lines of your speech a different color
5. Google Translate your essay/speech to catch typo’s
6. Put tape over binder holes to keep them from ripping
7. Color code the tops of your notebooks with markers to find them easily
8. Use tape to kick off excess dust on your laptop
9. Google Define any word!




Hi beauties!

These life hacks work to solve DAILY life problems we encounter! Some of these are beauty hacks, skincare hacks, and hacks for lazy people. Enjoy!

Ashley Marie (Makeupbyamarie)’s Dumb Beauty Hacks TESTED:

1. Save iPhone battery life by turning off Background App Refresh in your iPhone settings
2. Keep your home clean by using tape to get rid of dust in hard to reach corners- great for your house cleaning routine!
3. Make a DIY sunglasses display organizer by hanging each pair on a hanger for easy closet organization
4. Make a DIY tripod for iPhone with binder clips and a business card
5. Peel off stickers from objects easily by spraying perfume on it
6. Get rid of clutter on your computer by making your desktop a picture of office shelves- great life organization tip!
7. Fix dry skin or hands by putting a moisturizing face mask on your hands
8. Get rid of static in clothes by wiping a damp paper towel underneath your clothes
9. Make DIY boot shapers with crumbled up magazines or newspapers- great for recycling paper!
10. Break in heels or flats by wearing thick socks
11. Apply chapstick or lip balm to the opening of your nail polish bottles to keep it from getting stuck

-8 Life Hacks Using Dry Shampoo:
-12 Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know:
-9 Mascara Hacks Every Girl Should Know:



Hi beauties!

Today I’m doing a video on how to save money while shopping, whether it be for makeup or clothing. These are my coupling tips and tricks that have helped me budget my money so I really hope it helps you out too!

1. Find out what brands/companies have recycling programs

Many brands have recycling programs where if you save a certain number of empty containers from their brand, you can redeem them for a free item. Here are some that I use/have found:

  • Back to MAC: 6 empty MAC products will get you a free lipstick. You can do this online here or in store
  • LUSH 5 Pot Program: 5 empty LUSH black pots will get you a free Fresh Face Mask
  • Kiehl’s Recycle and Be Rewarded: For every empty Kiehl’s product you recycle, you’ll receive 1 stamp. Accumulate 10 stamps and you’ll get a free travel collection product of your choice

2. Sign up for sale alerts via Shoptagr

Shoptagr is a money savers DREAM! I added the little Shoptagr button to my toolbar so that whenever I’m browsing online and I find something too expensive, I can click on the Shoptagr button, the item will automatically be added to my Shoptagr wishlist and then I’ll be notified ANY time there’s a price reduction on that item. I create lists for makeup items, beauty products, shoes, clothes- basically anything that I feel I can save some cash on. I even do this on some Forever 21 items because why not?!

-Sign up for Shoptagr here
(PS: tweet me your wish lists so I can see what you’ve been eyeing!)

3. Sign up for the CVS Beauty Club

Personally, I do the majority of my drugstore makeup shopping at CVS because I find their reward system to be the best. For ever $50 you spend on beauty products, you’ll get $5 extra bucks (CVS money) back. You can use this $5 on ANY item in the store, not just on beauty products.

Pay attention to their extra bucks weekly deals – this is how I save the most money. For example, a lot of times there will be a deal where if you buy $15 worth of Maybelline product, you’ll get $5 extra bucks back. So I’ll buy a few Maybelline products that add up to $15, get the receipt printed, and at the end of my receipt I’ll have my $5 extra bucks. I then use that $5 extra bucks on another transaction. I’ve seen this type of deal on makeup, toilet paper, paper towels, home stuff, pain relievers, so don’t be shy to rome around the aisles trying to find the best deal! Even if you don’t need it at that particular moment, buy in bulk for the future.

-Sign up for CVS Beauty Club here
-Sign up for regular CVS ExtraCare Card here

4. Use a cash back/rebate website

Currently I’m using Ibotta, which is a website that gives you cash back for shopping online. I never online shop without first checking Ibotta to see what rebates/cash back offers they have going on. I’ve seen $5 off $50 at, great deals at Ulta, and more. You basically create an account, click on “Browse Rebates,” type in your store, and see what deals they have. You’ll get cash back within 45 days

If you’re more of an in-store shopper, you can download the app on your phone (it’s free), unlock rebates the store you want, scan your receipt, and you’ll get the rebate within 48 hours.

-Sign up for Ibotta here

5. Research CCO’s around you

Many people don’t know this, but you can buy discounted makeup at CCO’s (CCO stands for Cosmetic Company Outlet). CCO’s sell Estee Lauder brands: MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Origins, and much more. They sell a lot of past limited edition MAC collections as well as permanent products at a discounted rate.

Normally CCO’s are inside big shopping malls or outlet malls. You can easily find out if there’s one near you by Googling “CCO (and your zip code).”

6. Follow your favorite brands on social media

I feel like every time I open up Instagram I see a brand doing a giveaway for their followers. Make a list of your favorite brands/companies and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Many brands are starting to do Snapchat giveaways and freebies for their followers so take advantage!

Also, follow popular beauty magazines for freebies

Many magazines do freebies for their readers – I see it all the time as I’m flipping through the magazine. You can also find a bunch of giveaways on their websites. Here are some that I’ve seen:

-Allure Freebies
-Seventeen Magazine Freebies
-GLAMOUR Magazine Freebies

7. Sign up for Sephora and Ulta loyalty programs

If you’re a frequent makeup shopper, definitely sign up for the Sephora and Ulta loyalty programs. Here’s a breakdown of each:

Sephora has 3 tiers of membership, all free to join (it’s not a credit card):

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Learn more about Sephora’s reward program here

Ulta’s Ultimate Rewards Program offers 1 point for every $1 spent. If you spend $400+ in 1 year, your dollar will count as 1.25 points. The more points you rack up, the more savings you’ll get. Here’s a breakdown of savings points can get you:

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Learn more about Ulta’s Ultimate Rewards Program here

8. ALWAYS Google coupons before online shopping

My favorite coupon sites are:

-Retail Me Not
-Deals Plus
-Coupon Cabin

It’s easier to just Google the name of the store you’re shopping at and then the word “coupons” (example: Forever 21 coupons) rather than searching through each of these sites individually. Whatever available coupons there are at the time, they’ll show up in your Google search.

9. Sign up for newsletters for benefits

Many companies offer 10%, 20%, 25%, or just free shipping if you sign up for their e-mail newsletters.

10. Sign up for Target REDcard

If you’re a frequent Target shopper, you may want to sign up for their REDcard, which gets you 5% off any and every purchase as well as an extended return policy.

Learn more about the Target REDcard here

I hope you guys found this video/blog post helpful! Let me know your favorite couponing tips+tricks, and if you score a great deal let me know what it was!



FALL NIGHT ROUTINE 2015 ♡ Get Unready With Me!

Hi beauties!

I hope you guys like this night routine for fall! I also take you through my nighttime skincare routine. Enjoy!


-LindsayLovesBeauty’s Running Late Morning Routine:
-Princess Jasmine Halloween Tutorial: coming soon!
-Laura Vitale’s Blueberry Vanilla Cake:

-Bio Derma:
-Clean & Clear Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash:
-Nutella T-Shirt:
-Moisturizing Sheet Mask
-Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate:
-belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb:
-Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado:
-Castor Oil:
-Ankit Contact Case:
-Colgate Total Toothpaste:
-TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream:
-Ankit Headphones:




Hi beauties!

So even though I’m not going back to school I still wanted to share with you what supplies I would have gotten if I were going back to school + what has helped me stay organized. I know back to school season can get expensive with all the books, tuition, clothes, etc. so I decided to make this video a GIVEAWAY! YAY! Check the details below on how to enter :)

-You must be subscribed to my channel
-Leave a comment on this video telling me your favorite part of going back to school
-One comment per person
-This giveaway will be open until August 17
-For extra entries follow me on Instagram and Twitter (be sure to leave your usernames in your comment)




Hi beauties!

Here’s alook at 4 of the outfits I wore while on vacation to Mexico! Which one was your favorite? Hopefully this gives you some fashion inspiration or outfit ideas for your summer vacation! Be sure to follow me on Snapchat for mini vlogs→ReadySetSnaps PS: I hope you liked my little food montage at the end :D

♡ OUTFIT #1 ♡

♡ OUTFIT #2 ♡
-Belt: (similar)

♡ OUTFIT #3 ♡

♡ OUTFIT #4 ♡
(*Use code “XOMICHELLE” for 15% off!)

My Nighttime Routine/Pamper Routine ♡ Get UNready With Me

Hi my loves!

Today you guys are going to get UNready with me and get a little taste of what my nighttime routine is. I’ll be showing you my nighttime skincare routine, pamper routine, and all of the skincare products I use to get fresh, glowy skin! Enjoy!

Watch My Morning Routine:

-Belif Cleansing Herb Water:
-Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads:
-Almay Makeup Eraser Sticks:
-Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser:
-Pixi Glow Tonic Beauty Elixir:
-Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patches:
-Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips:
-Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse:
-Belif True Cream Moisturizing Balm:
-Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Eye Cream:
-Murad Acne Spot Fast Fix:
-Castor Oil:
(applied with mascara wands:
-Living Proof Night Cap Overnight Protector:
-Nanatsu Argan Oil Elixir:
-e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator:




Hi beauties!

Welcome to my spring morning routine! Today I’ll take you through what I eat for breakfast, my workout routine & skincare routine, and some more bits and pieces :) Let me know if you want to see my nighttime routine!

-Shama Jade Jumpsuit:
Use code “SPRING” for 10% off
-Snapchat: @readysetsnaps
-Nike Shoes: (similar)
-Water Infuser:
Use code “michellefruitwater” to get a free water infuser with your order of the FabFitFun spring box
-Dove go fresh Revitalize Body Wash:
-Murad Skin Smoothing Polish:
-Sano Naturals Vitamin C Serum:
Use code “5OFFSERUM” for 5% off
-Murad Essential-C Day Moisture:




Hi beauties!

Welcome to my morning routine for 2015! In this video I show you my morning skincare routine, what I eat for breakfast, and how I prep for filming beauty videos! I hope you guys enjoy!

-Ahava Time to Clear Eye Makeup Remover:
(Get 25% off using this link!)
-Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser:

-My Makeup Collection & Storage:

What’s in My Bag?! | 2015

Hi beauties!

Today we’re going to snoop through my bag :) I love these types of videos because I love seeing what other people carry in their purse – hope you enjoy!

-Michael Kors Hamilton Tote:
-Ray Ban Aviator Classic:
-Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Wallet: