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Birchbox Man August 2015

Ever since I fell in love with Birchbox, I’ve tried to talk my husband into subscribing. Men’s subscriptions are $20 a month and not the $10 a month women pay. … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birchbox July 2015 The Spill

Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Smiley360 Mission Sleep Number

My husband and I will be in the market for a new bed very soon. One of the beds we’re considering is a Sleep Number bed. When Smiley360 invited me to join … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Target Beauty Box Back to College: Honor Roll

Target releases seasonal beauty boxes. They range in price from $5 to $10. Unlike some beauty boxes, this is not a subscription. Box contents appear online once they become available, … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Getting the Most From Your Skincare

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably a deal shopper. Some people confuse deal shoppers with people who will buy anything as long as it is on the sale. While … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Birchbox July 2015 Desert and Beach with Birchbox Plus Upgrades

Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Target Beauty Box Back to College: Head of the Class

Target releases seasonal beauty boxes. They range in price from $5 to $10. Unlike some beauty boxes, this is not a subscription. Box contents appear online once they become available, … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Citrus Lane July 2015 4 Year Old Boy Box

Citrus Lane is the subscription box for kids aged zero to six. My four-year-old loves getting a box that is all his. The boxes have a mixture of toys, educational tools, … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Three

Welcome back to the year of Birchbox gifting. This is the year I decided to send three month Birchbox gift subscriptions to all the women in my immediate family. Immediately after … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Smiley360 Mission Nexium 24HR

Smiley360 is an online community. It consists of influential consumers who try products and experiences for free. Brands give their products to Smiley360 who matches them to qualified community members for testing. Based … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birchbox July 2015 Beachy & Bright

Birchbox gives at least five beauty samples each month for $10. For every review I give, I get 10 points, which is equal to $1 in the shop. A five sample box like this … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sephora Chic Week Shopping

I love Sephora. When there is a sale, it does not exclude anything. Gift cards cannot be purchased with them, but I do not see that as an exclusion. It is … Continue reading

July 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ulta 5x Points, and the ebates Affiliate Offer

Ulta has killed it lately with all the free offers, GWP opportunities, point multipliers, and more. There was an ebates affiliate offer for a free 9 piece bag that I was trying … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2015

2016 Sun Safety Kit Every year in mid to late May, Sephora releases the Sun Safety Kit. It retails for $32, and $20 of that is donated to the Skin … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beauty.com and Drugstore.com- Redeeming The Quarterly 5% Cash Back

When it comes to shopping, I love benefits. Beauty.com and Drugstore.com not only offer rewards, but they share a cart. That means I can purchase from both sides of the store … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Paula’s Choice Get That Back

My dry skin requires intense moisturizing. I’m not as flexible as I once was, so there are areas of my back I cannot reach. If my husband is home when … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Finding My Beauty Unicorn: MAC Ocean City Blush

We all have those beauty items we missed for one reason or another. Cosmetic companies put out limited edition items, discontinue items, reformulate them for the worst, or at times … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

How to Clean Makeup Brushes

If you’re like me, you’ve invested in quality makeup brushes.  Lousy brushes must be replaced more often, and they usually waste more product than higher quality brushes.  High end makeup with cheap … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beautytalk Chat with Murad and Dr. Dennis Gross Yields Free Gifts

Sephora hosts a variety of chats via Beautytalk with beauty professionals who represent the brands we know and love. I’ve participated in a lot of them for over a year. Who … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

Fabletics July 2015 Waikiki

My quest to get better workout gear continues. Fabletics provides quality workout gear for a decent discount over buying the similar items from sporting good stores. They are cute and high … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Do Cosmetic Foils Expire, and When Do Cosmetics Expire if They’re Full or Sample Sized?

You’ve scored a great gift with purchase, hit the sample mother load or bought items in bulk to get the best possible deal.  Can you use all the products before … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fabletics June 2015 Cut

My quest to get better workout gear continues. Fabletics provides quality workout gear for a decent discount over buying the similar items from sporting good stores. They are cute and high … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Get Free Beauty Samples Volume Three

Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Julep July 2015 Shimmer and Moisture

When it comes to nail polish, I am a huge fan of Julep’s five free formula.  I find these polishes chip less than most, and the polishes themselves are a good … Continue reading

July 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

L’Oreal Consumer Testing Lipstick Informational Survey and My Freebies

I love many brands under the L’Oreal umbrella, so I jumped at the chance to join The L’Oreal Consumer Testing Panel.  Panel members have the opportunity to test L’Oreal products for free. … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Shopping Plan

The Fall 2016 Event I love the Ulta Days of Beauty.  Twice a year, usually starting in March and September, Ulta has a 21 day sale where select brands or … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Target Beauty Box Summer 2015

Target releases seasonal beauty boxes.  They range in price from $5 to $10.  Unlike some beauty boxes, this is not a subscription.  Box contents appear online once they become available, which decreases the … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Year of Birchbox Gifts Volume Two

I love Birchbox. Getting surprises and discovering new items makes the prospect of each box a fun mystery. While planning a birthday gift for my mother-in-law earlier in the year, I … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Allure Beauty Enthusiasts SkinBetter Winner

What is an Allure Beauty Enthusiast? A member of a community who can learn about, discuss and in some cases even test new products. Everyone can take part as much or as little … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

FabuFinds: Product Spotlight March 2015

Every month, I review my empty products. If you missed this month’s empties, you can find them here. Some products are not worth thinking about once the month is over. … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments