Monday, August 28, 2017

Who Doesn't Love To Shop & Save Money On Clothes?

 One of my favorite places to shop for clothes is Aeropostale, they have really cute clothes at awesome prices and when they have their sales you can really stock up for cheap! I was in one of their stores a few weeks ago and they had t-shirts buy 1 get 2 free and all their jeans were bogo too! Those kind of deals really help out your wallet when you're back to school shopping. Now I've just learned they have teamed up with Groupon to save us even more! I love Groupon I use it all the time and it has saved me so much time and money! Best of all its so easy to use! I can use it too if I'm shopping online or in store so its very flexible. Everytime I go shopping if it be online or in store I go on Groupon's website and see what offers there are for the stores I'm going to shop at. Then I just grab a offer code or print it out and away I go! 

Right now on Groupon's website they have a great money saving coupon for Aeropostale so be sure to snag it up. I know I will! The code is for 30% clearance items and 15% full price items! So if you're shopping for back to school or you just want to add some new pieces to your Fall wardrobe be sure to grab this deal! While you're there check out some of the other great money saving offers Groupon has!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In Love With My Ipsy Glam Bag!

This was my very first Ipsy Glam bag and I scored a gold bag! All this for only $10 month! Yes please! Cancel anytime too so there's no commitment! Scroll down to the bottom of my post and click on the link to sign up now!

If you would like to try Ipsy and get a bag of your own, please use this link:
Vitalist Healthy Elixir  
 I was sent this full sized sample from #Influenster for me to test out and review. I haven't used a CoverGirl foundation in a long time so I was looking forward to trying it. Its a nice thick full cover foundation that isn't runny when you apply it. The packaging has a pump top and I love foundations with pump tops because they are far less messy to use. The shade I was sent is 750 creamy beige which was a little too dark for my skintone. I was able to mix it with some foundation lightener and made it a shade that matched my skin better. This foundation has great coverage I only needed to use one coat to cover a few minor blemishes and some deeper pores in my cheeks. I used my beauty blender sponge to blend it out and it blends very smoothly without lines or uneven spots. I attempted a second coat but it made the foundation feel heavy on my face so I think I'll just stick with 1 cost in the future. 

I have really oily skin even in my late 30s and this foundation did a decent job of hiding the shine for a few hours. In total I left it on about 7 hours and it was shiny when I did wash it off. But in all fairness my skin is very difficult to hide shine for an extended period of time because it is very very oily. There was hardly any wear off or caking though which I was impressed with. All in all I'm very happy with this foundation and will be adding it to my daily rotation of products I use regularly.   

Loving My BoxyCharm Box!!
Hello Charmer!

 So this month I decided to try out some of the subscription boxes, after hours of looking over the different choices online I decided on Ipsy and Boxy Charm. I felt these gave me the products I really wanted and was more than worth the money every month. Boxy Charm is $21 a month and gives you 5 full sized products. You can answer questions about yourself and review your box items on their website every month to earn points for more products and let them get to know you and your likes. My first box was packed full of brand name high end cosmetics and tools. The theme of the August box is Beach Please and all the items are centered around that theme. 
 These Pro Eyelashes are 3D and last up to 30 wears. They're also vegan, cruelty and paraben free which I love. They can be cut to fit your eyelids too which I love. They're very easy to apply with the right glue which doesn't come included. They give me a fuller, thicker looking lashes without looking fake or overwelming. They're very comfortable to wear I forget I have them on if I'm not looking in the mirror! They retail for $14 a pair which is a value for lashes that can be used up to 30 times! They're available at
 This brush set from Moda Pro were also in my box. They came in a 3 piece set which are a Pointed Blush, Chisel, and Crease brushes. These brushes are awesome! They're super soft and feel great on my skin. They also don't shed at all. The handles are very comfortable to use as well. I use the crease brush when I do my eyeshadow, its perfect for blending when I do my smokey eye. The chisel brush I use to highlight and it gets in between my eyes on the bridge of my nose perfectly! It gives me that refined line I was wanting when I highlight. The blush brush I use to do my blush and apply powder when I set my foundation. This set retails for $26 and can be found at

 This has to be my favorite item in the whole box! The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Volume II palette! Yes that's right an entire palette is in the August box!  It retails for $36! This box only costed me $21 and this item alone is $36! Wow right? The colors in this palette are more neutral shades but I prefer the more neutral to the bolder colors so I love this palette. The shadows are very pigmented and feel nice and creamy to the touch. They go on easy with my Moda Pro brush and stay in place all day when I'm wearing them. I love using the darker shade on my lids and using some of the lighter shades when I blend up. It gives me a sudle smokey eye that's perfect for day and evening wear. This palette even comes in a gorgeous case! It is available at
 The #GRLPWR liquid lipstick I received came in the shade Date Night and is a matte lipstick. It has a nice doe foot applictor that makes it easy to apply. It dries fast and doesn't rub off even after I eat. It did take me awhile to get used to this lipstick and color. The color is a little out of my comfort zone meaning its a little dark. But after I've worn it several times I'm really starting to like it. It felt a little heavy one too but after a couple wears I'm getting more used to that as well. There's no strong odor or bad taste unlike other liquid lipsticks I've tried before which was a big plus. This is also another vegan and cruelty free product too. It retails for $14.95 and can be found at

Last but certainly not least the Bellapierre cosmetics gel eyeliner in the color ebony. It is very creamy and easy to apply and I love that its waterproof. Its great for making the winged look with my eyeliner that I love. Its a nice dark black too and doesn't have any shimmer. I love how easy it is to apply and make a precise line thanks to the way it's designed. It retails for $15 and can be purchased at
So if we total up all 5 items in this box we get $105.95 in products for $21! And everything in this box is stuff I'll actually use. So BoxyCharm is definitely worth the money for me and I highly recommend it! You can cancel anytime and shipping was super fast! If you would like to give BoxyCharm a try here is the link to sign up: 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Squishy Mats
 What is a Squishy Mat?
Squishy Mats contain almost one inch of Memory Foam - also known as the low resistance polyurethane foam developed by NASA in the 1960s. The surface of each mat is covered by a super soft, micro-flannel fabric and is backed with a nonslip rubber grid. Each mat is durable, sturdy and designed for life on the move.

Squishy mats come in three sizes:

16x32" The Skinny Mini - perfect for little dogs with big personalities and a nice way to protect "their" spot on the couch from hair - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

3x3' Little Squishy - The Little Squishy fits perfectly in the back of most vehicles, keeping your automobile clean and your fur babies comfortable - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

4x4' Big Squishy - Let's face the dog is just gonna steal the Squishy Mat from you and your little one. The Big Squishy is truly made with everyone in mind, but buy Scooby Too his own mat and be sure to pick one up for yourself - folds and fastens with a carrying handle.

My Readers Save 20% Off with code "SQUISHYPETS" on all sized Squishy Mats - Because Squishy Mats are for EVERYONE!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

An Essential For Every Kitchen

 Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set .
Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve.
Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves.
Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices.
Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator.
BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Just in Time For Back to School!
Bic Gelocity Gel Pens 
These new gel pens from Bic are awesome! I was given the opportunity to test out and review 3 of their colors, a bright blue, deep purple, and hot pink. They are perfect for writing and coloring since they glide on smooth on paper and are super fast drying!

#Smiley360 and #BICGelocity sent me this awesome sample package for free. There's a sample package of 3 gel pens, a activity sheet for coloring, a generous amount of $1 off coupons for my friends and family, and a review guide. These pens were so much fun to try out and I plan on using my coupons to buy the entire set so I can have all the colors! 

After a long or stressful day I like to relax and unwind by doing some coloring. I find it helps me relax and takes my mind off my stress and worries. These Bic Gelocity pens are perfect for shading and coloring. They are quite comfortable to hold in your hand with their rubber like grips on the pens. I also love how they click on and off so there's no caps to get lost or carried off by my Boston Terrier. These pens are great and I recommend them to anyone wanting a good set of gel pens to use for writing or coloring!

I received this product from #BICGelocity and #Smiley360 for free in exchange for my honest test and review. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Forget your cares and step back in time to this 30-acre re-created 16th Century English village and enjoy over 400 years of fun in a single day! The festival offers something for everyone featuring nearly 100 shows daily on 12 stages, over 150 unique arts and crafts shops, hearty food and drink, games of skill and human-powered rides to amuse all ages.
Over 150 costumed characters welcome you to the village! Rub elbows with Royalty as you cheer your favorite knight to victory in the thrilling Full-armored Tournament Joust. Welcoming you to a festive day in the village are dueling swordsmen, rowdy pirates, nobles, peasants, and daring jugglers. The sprawling landscape is dotted with hundreds of unique shops in the Medieval Marketplace featuring many one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. See time-honored crafts of glassblowing, stone carving, blacksmithing, leather tooling, boot making, and more demonstrated. The air is filled with the scents and smells of the foods of the Renaissance period. Feast like Royalty on juicy, giant roasted turkey legs, fresh baked bread bowls overflowing with soups and stews, fish 'n chips, steak-on-a-stake, succulent roasted corn on the cob and a wide variety of the finest ales and wines. There's something for everyone's taste buds!

Visitors of all ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Try your hand at archery and see if you're a modern-day Robin Hood, or climb the castle tower and rescue the lovely damsel in distress.

Get $4 off Adult and $2 off Child tickets by using Promo Code "queen17" when purchasing on our secure website at Tickets valid any day of the 2017 season (Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Sept 2 - Oct 29). Online discount only. Not good with any other offers. .@usfg