About Me

Home Tour and Interview on The Everygirl

I started out as a Personal Finance blogger.

I love buying pretty shiny things just like the next girl, but I don’t want to go broke in the process.

Being frugal doesn’t mean being cheap.  Being frugal means focusing on what you really want and mercilessly cutting out what you don’t.  What is given up means little compared to what you strive for.

Every month I’m documenting how much I’m spending and what I’m spending it on. Try it sometime…  it’s a real eye opener!


Now I make nail art videos on YouTube!   To save money on manicures I learned how to do them myself at home.  I bought a Konad stamping kit in 2009 and made my first YouTube video at the end of 2012.  I’m far from a professional… just another girl who loves painting her nails.


My Favorite Things

  • Clothing
  • Makeup (especially Asian brands; I’m NC20)
  • Nailpolish
  • Art and Design
  • Interior Design
  • Travel
  • Cooking (especially Japanese)
  • Personal finance
  • DIY-ing/crafting

What’s with the blog name?

Well I was an anonymous blogger at first…”elle” is part of my first name (full name is Janelle) and I whipped up a nonsensical name just for fun :)



FTC / Disclaimer: Any reviews on this site are 100% my own personal opinion. Please keep in mind that what may work for me, may not necessarily work for you.