CCD 50th Anniversary Alumni Feature


It is always an honor to be recognized for my academic achievements and Community College of Denver posted a feature about me last month.

Click below to read the whole article.

“Being around the CCD campus, it reminded me of who I was deep down.”

My banner is displayed on the corner of 15th & Larimer at Larimer Square, one of Denver’s most recognized blocks. I am featured alongside several other graduates of CCD during the 50 year celebration of the college.

Congratulations to all!


BIRTHDAY Blush & Mini Kabuki Giveway!!


Thank you all for the calls, texts, snaps and posts! I had an amazing birthday and will be giving away samples to my favorite blush called “BDay*!” It is a special blend of two different pink pigments that can be lightly applied with the mini kabuki or full-sized blush brush for awesome, full cheeks! There will be six total giveaways¤ of blush, mini kabuki**and surprise beauty samples! One lucky follower will receive a pair of black Wispy Lashes***!

Thank you again & good luck 🙂 You all sure do know how to make a girl feel special!

*BDay Blush : Made In USA (Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides) ** Mini Kabuki : Made in China ***Wispy Lashes : Made In Indonesia . ¤Keep all items away from small children due to chocking hazard. For external use only.

Rules: Promotional Sweepstakes only valid August 16, 2016 until 11:59 p.m. MST. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years old or older. Valid for legal residents of the 50 states of the United States of America, including territories Guam and Puerto Rico. Immediate family members of the owner and sponsor, Tia Terlaje Beauty LLC, are to be excluded from sweepstakes. Winner must claim if required by law in his/her city, county, state, district, etc. Winner forfeits prize if s/he does not provide valid mailing address by August 31, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. MST. Website assumes no responsibility for incorrect data or delayed/lost/stolen mail. Odds will vary. The opinions and content were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat have no affiliation to this sweepstakes. Owner reserves the right to publish winners. The prize(s), product brand(s) and parent companies have no involvement in this sweepstakes. Winners will be contacted directly. A list of winners may be obtained by submitting a SASE postmarked by August 31, 2017 to: Tia Terlaje Beauty LLC, ATTN: BDayBlushGiveaway, PO BOX 44204, Denver, CO 80201.


Ever spent less than $1 at Victoria’s Secret? I just did today! 


Saving money is what I do best & I love getting freebies at the same time, especially when it’s at Victoria’s Secret.

The retailer had several promotions going on including $5 mini mists (orig. $15) and $2.99 beauty rush glosses (orig. $12). I purchased two each.

I used my $15 Angel Reward and FREE panty with any purchase reward to complete the transaction. In the end, the mini mists were just 31 cents each and the glosses were just 18 cents each. Let’s not forget my FREE panty (orig. $10.50).

My subtotal was just 98 cents for five items; I saved 63.52 off the original retail price, a 98% savings!

BONUS: At the end of the transaction, the cashier included a coupon for my next beauty purchase. Yay!

I paid less than $1 for a year supply of contact solution!


DENVER — Catalinas are exclusive manufacturer’s coupons printed at the register at the end of the transaction. These savings are available for use at the drugstore & supermarkets that they are printed at. Offers vary & depend on you items you are buying or have bought in the past and shopping habits.

In my experience, the catalinas I have received are higher in value than traditional paper coupons or digital offers in the store’s app.

For weeks, I had two $3.50 catalinas for any Clear Care solution (a brand I have not used before) to be used at King Soopers.

The Rinse & GO solution has a retail price of $4.99 & was on sale for $3.99, a 20% off savings when you used the store’s loyalty card.

I combined the high value catalinas to buy two rinsing solutions. With a sale price of $3.99 & $3.50 off catalinas, I paid just 49 cents each for two 12 oz. full-sized containers (the product has a six month shelf life once opened).

I paid 98 cents for a year supply of contact solution, a 91% savings off retail!

Sale price + high value catalina = HUGE SAVINGS!

Follow me @tiaterlaje on FB, IG & Snap for more money saving tips!

Happy saving beauties 🙂

His&Hers body wash for 24 cents each!


Clearance pricing, coupons & rebates are an #ExtremeCoupon deal! I paid less than a quarter for each item after all the savings. Here is how I did it:

Suave Cocoa Butter body wash

  • Original price: $1.99
  • Clearance price: $0.99
  • Digital coupon: $0.75 off
  • Final price: $0.24
  • Savings: 88% off retail

Dove Men+Care Elements body wash

  • Original price: $7.98 ($3.99 ea)
  • Clearance price: $3.98 ($1.99 ea)
  • Digital coupon: $1.50 off two
  • Checkout51 rebate: $2.00
  • Final price: $0.48 ($0.24 ea)
  • Savings: 94% off retail

Disclaimer: There is no affiliation between the writer, Tia Terlaje, the brands, Dove and Suave, its parent company, Unilever, and the app, CheckOut51.

Makeup remover wipes for 75% off!


When one of your faves go on sale, you stock up! With Kroger‘s “Buy 5, Save $5” promotion, I saved 75% off retail for the Neutrogena night calming towelettes! The item was marked down over $5 prior to the promotion & included another $1 off when added with eligible items.

  • Retail price: $9.49
  • On sale price with card: $4.39
  • B5S5 price: $3.39
  • Price after $1 coupon: $2.39

I saved $7.10 off the retail price! Hurry, sale ends June 13, 2017.

9 tips to have an awesome beauty show experience


2017 OMA Gold Winner in the permanent display for cosmetics at GlobalShop Las Vegas.     March 2017
Benefit Brow Magic End Cap
Client: Benefit Cosmetics
Entrant: Rapid Displays

So, I am kind of a beauty junkie. In the past three years, I have traveled all over the west coast to attend dozens of conventions and seminars pertaining to the health and beauty industry. I always have a great time connecting with other passionate people. I have met some amazing influencers and have found many of my current suppliers by attending these shows. It is all about learning, networking, and making connections. I want to share my experience and give some tips on how to save money, maximize time, and create a great beauty show experience.

Book Early: The best deal is early bird pricing and you can also get first choice on classes or training sessions. You can find more detailed information on the organizer’s website or flier. There is usually a deadline to purchase tickets, however some events may also have door pricing. Like any event, day of purchases may be the highest price. Depending on your type of registration (individual or business), the admittance fees will vary. Some events may even be free to attend! Most shows have one, two or all access pricing, which can start as low as $25 per day up to several hundreds of dollars for specific access and education seminars. Many shows offer break out sessions and other presentations that are included in the admission price. Some specialty topics, such as business or legal/regulatory compliance, may have nominal fees to attend. Sign up for those that interest you, especially the complimentary sessions. These fill up quickly and can sell out before the event begins. Bonus if beverages and a light snack or meal are provided.

Are You A Student Or Belong To An Organization?: There are often discounted prices for students and members of industry organizations, such as PBA – Professional Beauty Association. Look for special offers or coupon codes before buying.

Just a few of my many show badges this year. May 2017

Be Prepared: Have business/network cards, a notepad and pencils or pens. Also, some conventions may require proof of eligibility for attendance. A valid professional’s license or other industry credentials must be available at registration. Many events have the right to refuse entry without meeting the proper admittance guidelines.

Did You Have Breakfast?: Get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast before hitting the show floor or seminar. Your day will be busy learning new topics, meeting people, and setting up future business transactions. Most areas will have water stations, but it is always best to bring your own bottle & a light snack (fruit or granola bar). This will keep you hydrated and sustained until your next meal.

Professionalism: You may not be in the salon or office, but you still represent yourself and your company. Be courteous, obey convention rules, and event staff’s directions. There is always someone listening and watching. Noncompliance with the organization or convention policies may result in refusal of entry without a refund.


Follow all signage rules and instructions. GlobalShop March 2017.

Dress Comfortably: You will be on your feet for most of the day socializing and meeting industry professionals, so it’s important to look your best and feel confident. Wear your most comfortable shoes and have a backup pair to change out if your feet start to hurt. For the ladies, a pair of business flats or appropriate sandals is best.

Bring Samples: If you have a brand, it’s a good idea to have samples to offer potential clients or future business partners. This creates a marketing opportunity and gives them a visual of your products. Ensure your samples are labeled correctly with compliance with FDA regulations and other local or state laws (if applicable).

One Badge, Two Shows: Many large cities, such as Las Vegas and Los Angeles, are home to many conventions throughout the year. You may have the chance to experience two events for the price of one. All you have to do is ask the event organizers if their show badge is eligible for entry at other similar conventions happening at the same time. Emails and signage throughout the show floor will also give information on these available opportunities.


GlobalShop Las Vegas March 2017

Learn And Have Fun: The feeling of being with tens of thousands of industry professionals under the same roof is exciting! You never know who you will meet. Conventions and seminars give the opportunity to network, get industry knowledge, and learn about all the latest trends with others who share the same passion. Whether you’re a hair stylist, nail technician, esthetician, or salon owner, it creates opportunity for growth and inspiration to be the best professional you can be. Enjoy!