Back To School Online Shopping

Make it easy on yourself! Here are some tips that should help answer all of your questions.

Many multi-retailer sites have back to school specific areas.
Bed Bath & Beyond
Barnes & Noble

Key things to remember when shopping online for back-to-school. Compare prices on a comparison shopping engine like

Keep shipping dates in mind. You don’t want to be stuck without a lunch bag or backpack on the first day back. ?
Remember you can ship things directly to college, this will cut down on how many things the student needs to carry with them on the airplane/in the car

For K-12 students. provides great back-to-school shopping lists for every grade.

For the college students. provides great information about the admissions process, financial aid and more . Plus they offer a great checklist of essentials. Bed Bath & Beyond has an entire section titled “We Love College”  and lets you shop by room type.

Small issues and easy solutions 3 useful tips.

Small issues and easy solutions!

Question 1.

I was out having dinner with a friend last week who put her handbag on her knees throughout the dinner. She was nervous about leaving her bag dangling from the back of the chair and she wasn’t about to put her expensive bag on the floor. My friend admired my purse hook that I have had for ages. I really thought everyone knew about this  product.

Audrey’s Answer

Looking for a place to put your purse at your next outing ?

Hollywood Purse Hook

Question 2.

How do you get an extra day off from washing shoulder or longer length hair and keeping it straight.

Audrey’s Answer

Using a scrunchy( not a rubber band) and  pull your hair on top of your head before bedtime. Then use a satin pillowcase to prevent your hair from curling.

Question 3.

I wear expensive eyeglasses. When I am at the salon, I worry about getting bleach or other harsh chemicals on the frames. 

Audrey’s Answer

Wrap a small piece of either aluminum or cling wrap to the arms of your eyewear. Or you can buy pre-packaged eyewear wraps at 1-877-421-5659 or 1-877-421-5659 . They’re made by Basic.

Sunless tanning the how to’s

Foolproof streakless self tanning.

Step one .  Shave ,wax or do the sugar ing method on your legs so that you are free of any unwanted hair.

Step two. Exfoliate in the shower  this will remove any dead skin,follow with a soap free ,creamy cleanser rinse and pat dry.

Allow 5 to 10 minutes for your legs to return to your bodies natural temperature before apply your product.

Step three.  Lightly moisturize your knees,elbows and heels.

Step four.  Wearing tight fitting surgical gloves start applying a quarter size amount of your product to your calves using a circular motion rub in the product. Move up your leg to your thigh,do all areas except for your mid section leave that  for last so that you don’t get crease marks around your mid section.

Step five.  Tanners are best applied at night when you can wear some dark pj’s and let it soak in,but if you are in a hurry allow at least 15 to 20 minutes before getting dressed. Self tanning your face here’s a tip: When you are applying a self tanner to your face wear a shower cap and apply vaseline around your hair line and on your eyebrows to protect you from discoloration.

Sunless Tanning product Test

Video…KGO TV
We all know how damaging the sun can be to our skin, and that the best way to get that sun-kissed look is to use sunless tanning products. I’ve had a heck of a time finding products that don’t smell, don’t streak and don’t leave my skin with an orange tint! I picked up more than a dozen sunless tanning products in all price ranges, put them to a test and here are my top three picks for great color and being smell-free.
Recommended and tested by Audrey

Lavera Self Tanner Europe’s #1 selling all natural self tanner contains organic soy extracts which give your skin a subtle glow.The sugar extract ensures a streak free application. It also contains organic jojoba oil, calendula, aloe vera and rose water to moisturize your skin. Price: $25.00 at select Target stores.

Lavera Self Tanner Lotion – 5 oz.

Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe This one’s also a favorite with Hollywood celebrities. This can take your skin from pale to a natural looking tan in minutes. There is a deodorant ingredient that blocks any chemical smell; all you’ll  be able to smell is a delicious vanilla scent. Xen Tan leaves no orange undertone. Price: $56.00 OR (866) XEN-TANS
Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe, Sunless Tanner 8 fl oz (236 ml)

Beautisol Summer Glow Here’s another healthy alternative to baking in the sun. This product really gives a streak free tan. It has no chemical odor and leaves you looking like you spent hours in the great outdoors. Price $39.00

Beautisol’s Dark Tanner: Summer Glow 6 oz.