Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Amazon Mom - Best Price for Diapers

Posted by Ask Chavi at 11:36 AM 2 comments
One of the most shocking things about becoming a mom is realizing how many diapers a baby goes through each day. Diapers really end up adding up! After scurrying from drug stores and Target and Walmart trying to find the best deals on diapers and clipping coupons I discovered how amazing and convenient it was to order diapers online from Amazon, not to mention cheaper.

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers, Size 3 (16-28 Lbs), Economy Plus Pack, 204 DiapersFor example, I buy Pampers Baby Dry diapers in size 3 right now. Amazon sells them for $40. But thanks to two Amazon programs, Amazon Mom and Subscribe and Save the diapers come out to a total of $28 with free shipping to my doorstep!  Amazon reduces the price of diapers by 15% for members of Amazon Mom AND you get free 2-day shipping!  If you order them with Subscribe & Save you get another 15% off and free shipping on items you routinely use and keeps them coming every one, two, three, or six months. You can change your delivery schedule or cancel at any time. 

For example, I recently ordered the diapers shown above, and I specified subscribe and save.  I wasn't sure when I would need new ones, or if my baby would grow out of size 3 so I specified delivery every 3 months.  It turned out that a month later I needed a new shipment of the same size so I simply went to my Subscription page within and clicked on "send me more now" and in a few days the diapers arrived at my doorstep.  I also made sure that the next scheduled delivery would be postponed. 

Thanks to these incredible programs I get the name-brand Pampers diapers that I love, shipped to my door, tax free for a great price!  I highly recommend the program and am considering trying out Amazon's Subscribe and Save program on household products such as toilet paper and paper towels.  I still need to do a little research to see whether Costco, Target or Amazon is cheapest.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Video: Dying a Wig at Home

Posted by Ask Chavi at 12:17 PM 4 comments
Here is a video I made of my most recent dye project. The wig was a human hair Milano Collection Wigs fall.  It was originally 12/14 but it oxidized.  I used Clairol professional hair color in shade 5AA lightest very ash brown with equal parts level 20 creme developer in hopes to dye it to a light ash brown shade. 

The project was not entirely successful, as the dye was not equally distributed throughout the hair.  I should have used twice as much dye and developer and spread the mixture throughout the hair while wearing gloves.  I believe the 20 minutes process time was correct. 

I found a great blog post in which the author (a professional colorist) explains how hair color works here.  


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