Jul 022024

I’m sure I’m not telling you anything new when I say we live in an expensive economy these days. If you have lots of $$$$, by all means buy what you want and what makes you feel good. If you’re retired or on any other type of fixed income, though, shopping can give you the DTs. Trust me. I know. Sadly, there is no longer money for some of the expensive items I love. Thank God I never bought too many, but there are a few. Now I’m learning to give the rest of them up by learning to live out of the Dollar Store.

I wish I could tell you this was my idea. Well, saving money was my idea, but then I found a lady on You Tube, Vivian Tenorio, who does this channel called Vivian Tries. And that’s exactly what she does. She tries out the dupes from the el cheapo stores, mostly Dollar Tree. Yeah, I know it’s the Buck-and-a-Quarter Tree now, but. . . . still much cheaper than most of the places I used to shop. So I watch her. And then I watch her again. She’s also on Facebook under her name.

Now this is all well and good except for the fact that Vivian is a pretty YOUNG lady. Her needs are not the same as my 72-year-old wrinkled needs. But I DO use her as a jumping off point to see what’s new at Dollar Tree and what I might be able to use. I should point out here that I also have very sensitive skin along with the dry, so. . . not everything works for me.

Surprisingly, I’ve been able to use many of the products she reviews. I was just as surprised as you are. I thought it would all go straight into the trash. Tossing a $1.25 product is much easier than tossing a $40 product. Dare I say Estee Lauder? Hmmm. . . .but things don’t always work for me due to weirdo allergies and the aforementioned sensitive skin. Once I find a product that works, I usually stick with it. As they say. . . That Was Then, This is Now.

So if you’re looking to save some money, ride along with me on this new journey. Mainly, I will be reviewing personal care items, but Dollar Tree and other discount stores carry a variety of useful products. In particular, Dollar Tree has a line of recently-introduced goods called “Personal Care.” And let me tell you, they’re not too shabby.

Join me in the shower on my next post. WAIT!!!! That didn’t sound too good. 😂🤣🤣😂 But I will be starting with shower products. And if you want to check Vivian out prior to subscribing to her channel, click below. You won’t regret it.

The adventure awaits!!!!

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