#frugalfashionista : frugal fine dining

I was out at dinner with the rest of my design team and one of our vendor teams. We were at Cameron Mitchell’s “Ocean Club,” which serves up a reputation of wonderful dishes. One of the other designers and I ordered this fantastic $30+ plate of teriyaki salmon. I was so pleased with it I wanted to try the recipe for myself.

While I am absolutely no professional culinary artist, I looked up a recipe and decided to give it a shot. I found this one on cookingclassy.com. While my plate at ocean club was a little more than $30, it only cost me about $30 to make two entrees, mussels for appetizer, and maybe another $10 for our Pinot Grigio.

The sauce was almost as good as I remember it being from the restaurant. My boyfriend certainly had no opposition to the plate, he loved it.

With valentines day around the corner, this plate might be for you too! Give it a shot. Tell me what you think! I’ve included the recipe below.

Much love – MA

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#frugalfashionista : war against wrinkles

I’m only in my 20s but I believe in starting early when it comes to maintenance. I have a daily moisturizer, but I found a great night cream too. Olay is said to be one of the better guys out there but if you look carefully, walmart has strategically placed their branded version of the Olay products right beside them. And if you are smart about it you’ll read the ingredients of both brands and realize they’re exactly the same. The only difference? The pretty name and the pretty packaging.

Much love – MA

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#frugalfashionista : lotta honey for your money

Treat yourself to a spa day at home. It doesn’t cost much plus it’s very good for your skin. You feel fresh, young, and new! Plus it keeps things moisturized soft and smooth. Try the honey mask by montagne jeunesse. It’s no more than $2 at walmart. Reviews behind it are great, and from personal experience it’s something id highly recommend. They sell it at ulta too, but for a little more.

Try it, treat yourself.

Much love – MA

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#frugalfashionista : a fashionistas face

Not too excited about dropping the cash on the $100 clairsonic? I don’t blame you, I wasn’t either. And after much research and skimming through reviews I found the fantastic alternative. You can find it at walmart or target for less than a quarter of a price of the clairsonic! I’ve been using it for several months now and have no regrets. I love it!

Much love – MA

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