Who knew – dry shampoo?

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I’m going to let you in on a secret. I have disgustingly greasy hair. In order to get my lush locks looking fresh, I’ve always just washed them every day. I had completely ignored the dry shampoo option thinking that it wasn’t for me. Continue reading

5 Things You Forgot Before Applying Makeup


Hey, I understand busy. We all want to get things done as fast as possible, but sometimes when it comes to your health and beauty–the risks just aren’t worth it. We’ve all probably forgot these five things from time to time, but send this to your friends to make sure they don’t get some strange fungi. Continue reading

Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome a fad?

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I’m going to answer my own question – no. Do I think it’s regularly misdiagnosed or not understood? Absolutely. Let’s start from the beginning. Continue reading

What’s in my bag? | Ariel

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My co-bloggers and I have decided to do this fancy, “What’s in my bag?” post for all of you. I feel so incredibly vulnerable right now. You’re going to know the REAL me. So, scared.

Anyway, my current bag is a (probably fake) Michael Kors I got¬†in Mexico with the lovely JoAnna, Cassie, and our friend Ryan this past May. Here’s what’s in it: Continue reading

What do Billy Murray & Portland, Maine have in common?


The answer would be Annalise Carr. Last night at Bully Feeny’s in Portland, ME The Bad Poetry Slam was held.¬†Beforehand, Bully Feeney’s held an open mic and a few less practiced poets emerged. Annalise was there to inspire with this beaut of a poem to rival the “bad poets” later to preform that night. Continue reading

Easy Refashion: Summer Dress to Bohemian Shirt


If you’re looking for something quick and easy to do, this would be the perfect refashion. The dress I’m using was a summer dress I had bought years ago when I was 30 pounds heavier. I still wore it year after year, but when it started coming apart around the waist I decided to re-purpose it for my needs. Continue reading

Review: they’re real! push-up liner by Benefit Cosmetics


We here at Thrifting & Bitching are big fans of Birchbox – so you’ll probably see a lot of pieces written about products they sell. Recently, my co-blogpart, JoAnna, wrote a review on Manna Kadar’s Lipstick in Street Smarts that she bought with her Birchbox points. Today, I’m going to focus on Benefit Cosmetic’s they’re real! push-up liner in black. Continue reading

Bringing the 1990’s to 2014 – Dressy Style!

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Hey all! Today, I was not prepared to write an upcycling piece, but I had just finished a product and thought – what the hey! This is a back of the closet dress I have a had for several months. I bought it at Goodwill with the idea to give it a bit of a pick me up. Continue reading

Welcome to Thrifting & Bitching!


Cassie, Ariel, & JoAnna (circa 2007)

We’re three best-friend writers with strong opinions and craft-tastic qualities. We met sometime between the years of 1999 and 2002, but who can remember that far back? Right? Yeah. Anyway, we met in our hometown, Pittsfield, Maine, and haven’t looked back since. Continue reading