Ladies, Kara of The Frugal Feminista, my FAB sister from another mister, has some great advice for you.
You don't have to spend a lot to impress him. Below, she shares her top 4 things you shouldn't break the bank on in order to keep his interest.
Take it away Kara....
Summer is here aaaand you KNOW what that means!!! Summer love, dating, seeing and being seen, and all of that good stuff that comes with this flirty, sensual season. But as your sister-in-saving, I would be remiss if I did not pull you aside and tell you that you don’t need to be maxing out your credit and missing your rent to impress these men out here. No, put your credit cards away and bank your next paycheck. Here are four items that you especially do not need to spend money on impress a dude that you are dating.
1) Bras and Panties: Are you spending hundreds of dollars at Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom and Macy’s to get the perfect bra and panty set to make him take notice? Here’s the truth: men will take notice of anything that YOU feel the most confident in, not the label. So hit up Marshalls and TJ Maxx, and Target to get your sexy skivvies. And you might be able to find of your expensive favorite at one of these bargain spots.
2) Sexy Lingerie: Since we are grown, we can be honest, right? If things are going according to plan, the lingerie should be off in hopefully less than 10 minutes once he sees you in it, right? In fact, from an informal survey that I took of men around me, most men prefer you naked. The quicker you are naked, the better. So, save your energy shopping online and in the department stores and your dollars. Your birthday suit will suffice.
3) Designer Jeans That Round Out Your Booty: A lot of us spend time looking for jeans that round and lift instead of the time to make the booty reach those desired dimension; some of us are willing to pay hundreds of dollars for those magic jeans. Keep your coins and try a 30-day squat challenge . Google “30-day squat challenge” and take your pick. Even two weeks following one of these regimens will get it round and right without the support of spandex and modern-day technology. With a round and tight booty, you won’t have to worry so much about the cost of the jeans—your booty will look good in most things that you try on.
4) Makeup: If you think buying lots of make-up, ultra expensive make-up or getting your make-up professionally done for your dates is a going to make him think that you are pretty, please think again, especially if you are using make-up to completely alter how you look. The make-up has to come off sometime, right? So, try for quality make-up that enhances your natural beauty, not hijacks it, which can be found at your local convenient stores at an affordable price. The Queen Collection is the truth for quality, cost-effective alternatives to your department store brands.
In other words, try being yourself and working with what you have and let your money work for you.
Live richer, Tiffany "The Budgetnista"
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