Thursday, February 28, 2013

Get a FREE Sample of Optimum Amla Legend Billion Hair Potion

Click here to get your sample!

Win A Haircare Bundle Package Valued at $1415!!

Final Day to enter to win this HUGE prize pack worth $1415 in products!

Good Luck!

Package includes:

  • Autographed copy of "Better Than Good Hair" by Nikki Walton
  • 2012 Best of the Best Bundle
  • Bo-Beam-Tastic
  • Ampro Calm & Control for Winter Curls
  • U R Curly System for Sustainable Curls
  • TIGI Party On Prize Pack
  • Q-Redew The Original Hairstyling Vapor Wand
  • MyHoneyChild Olive You, Valentine Kit
  • MY DNA “I Was Born This Way” Prize Pack
  • Curls Unleashed Nature Got It Right the First Time Kit
  • Oyin Handmade Honey Lovin' Natural Hair Pack
  • Bee Mine, Valentine Kit
  • Ouidad Curl Recovery Kit
  • Soft-Sheen Carson NEW Dark and Lovely® Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage for Natural Hair

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Giveaway: Bee Mine Hair Care Set

Enter to win this fabulous Bee Mine hair set!

2 winners will receive:

  • Avocado Cream Balanced Conditioner
  • Bee Hold Curly Butter
  • Botanical Moisturizing Shampoo
  • Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer


Friday, February 22, 2013

Win A Honey Lovin' Natural Hair Pack - 2 Winners - $62 Package Value

  • Juices and Berries 
  • Hair Dew 
  • Honey Hemp Conditioner (8 oz) 
  • Shine and Define 
  • Sugar & Berries Pomade

  Click here to enter!

Blurb Flash Sale This Weekend Only!

These days, its so important to have something tangible to reflect on good times, hard work paying off, or simply being creative. I am totally in love with making Blurb books for just about every occasion, whether it be a wedding book, a birthday album, a cookbook, all of our family trip pictures, even a Instagram account can be converted into a Blurb book! I have been meaning to make a new book for a while and as if Blurb read my mind, they are offering 25% off purchases from 2/22-2/25. Head over to Blurb now and tap into your creative side!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Win A 2012 Best of the Best Bundle from Naturally Curly! $380 Value!

Here is a super giveaway! One prize pack valued at $380 of the best products for naturally curly hair!

Click here to enter to win!

Good Luck!

2/17: CVS Transaction Update

I did my CVS transactions today and was slightly disappointed.

I was to get 3 L'oreal polishes (see transaction 2 below). The L'oreal polish had always been $4.99.  Today, the price is now $6.29.  Can we say overpriced.  Now, it doesn't make any sense to purchase an over priced item just to get a ECB. So I didn't get any. If with the $4 off coupon, I can still get them cheaper at ULTA Beauty.

I wound up paying about $11 OOP, getting $8 ECBs. Still not bad.

Has your store increased the price of L'oreal polishes as well?

Transaction 1:
Always Pads 2 for $6
Buy 2
Used $3 off 2 Always coupon (mailed)
Pay $3 OOP ---> Get back $2 ECB

Transaction 2:
L'oreal Polish buy 3 at $4.99
Use 3 $1 off L'Oreal Polish coupons
Use 1 $4 off any $12 Cosmetics CVS redbox coupon
Use $2 ECB from Transaction 1
Pay: $8 OOP ($15 in to Beauty Club) ---> Get back $5 ECB

Transaction 3:
Colgate buy 6 for $12
Use 3 $1/2 coupons
Use $5 ECB from Transaction 2
Pay $4 OOP ---> Get back $6 ECB

Transaction 4:
ALL $7.99 BOGO sale
Buy 2 ALL detergents
Use 1 $2/2 coupon
Use $6 ECB from transaction 3
OOP: $0

Free Dove and Eucerin Samples

Free Dove and Eucerin samples. Click here to get yours.

Do let me know if you grab one!

$1 off Any Ghirardelli Bag

Click here to get your coupon!

Plus there is an ibotta offer where you get an additional 50 cents back.
If you're not signed up for ibotta, it's free here for an invite.

 I really want to try that Hazelnut Crisp, it looks super yummy!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

On Balance and Being MIA

I've been MIA the past few days.  I've just been super busy with important projects and just didn't have time to post as much, even though I did post some things.  I try to get all my giveaways up in a timely manner, but other than that I haven't posted much.

It got to thinking about balance, and I realize while balance is a good thing it isn't always attainable.  Sometimes our attention may be skewed that we forget about other things. And that's OK sometimes, so long as it isn't hurting yourself or others.  Missing a few days of FB postings or blog posts isn't detrimental, so I allow myself room and space to grow. I understand that I can't do it all, all the time.

But though I am still engaged on my other projects, I will post deals, giveaways, etc...on Facebook as usual.  Normally, between the hours of 8am-8pm.

2/17 CVS Deals: Free Toothpaste, Detergent and More!

2/17 CVS Transactions

At first I thought this week CVS sale wasn't too great. Don't get me wrong, I think they do have some good sales, but no cash card this week and the ECB deals are just OK relative to others I've seen.

But, I put on my thinking cap and came up with a great scenario!   I used all my ECBs on the Charmin deal, so I am due for a $5 credit to my Savingstar account.
So with no ECBs, I wanted to come up with a low OOP scenario and maximize the best deals.

So, here we go:

Anything highlighted in pink indicates Beauty Club qualified deals.
Anything highlighted in blue indicates an additional savings from SavingstarIbotta or Endorse.

Transaction 1:
Always Pads 2 for $6
Buy 2
Used $3 off 2 Always coupon (mailed)
Pay $3 OOP ---> Get back $2 ECB

Transaction 2:
L'oreal Polish buy 3 at $4.99
Use 3 $1 off L'Oreal Polish coupons
Use 1 $4 off any $12 Cosmetics CVS redbox coupon
Use $2 ECB from Transaction 1
Pay: $8 OOP ($15 in to Beauty Club) ---> Get back $5 ECB

Transaction 3:
Colgate buy 6 for $12
Use 3 $1/2 coupons
Use $5 ECB from Transaction 2
Pay $4 OOP ---> Get back $6 ECB

Transaction 4:
ALL $7.99 BOGO sale
Buy 2 ALL detergents
Use 1 $2/2 coupon
Use $6 ECB from transaction 3
OOP: $0

Total $13 OOP, Earned $13 ECBs (plus $15 into Beauty Club and you're half of the way to the Savingstar ALL deal)

So it's like getting everything for free!

Since you need only $15 to get the $5 back from the Savingstar deal, I will be interested to see if we qualify for the deal even with the BOGO sale, since 2 detergents would be about $16.  At the very least, $7.99 will go towards the deal, it would be a bonus if the full amount of $16 completes the deal.  We shall see!

I will be at CVS bright early to do this deal. If you do it, let me know!

Get Fit By Gaming Giveaway

Work up a sweat while having fun with this great giveaway! Get your heart rate up while having a good time.  Good Luck!

Get Fit By Gaming Giveaway

Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle Includes:
Xbox 360 S Console 250GB Hard Drive Kinect Sensor
Wireless Controller Kinect Adventures Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do

One lucky reader will receive a Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle Console Bundle!

Giveaway ends March 1st at 11:59pm, open to US & Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Pink Purse Adventures is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Enter To Win a Knot Genie Detangling Brush!

I hope you are as excited as I am because I have an awesome giveaway to share with you guys !! 
Read the review and enter to win a fabulous detangling brush by Knot Genie. 
The Knot Genie (tried and tested by Michelle of Sparkle Me Pink) has even been stamped with her Sparkle Award
- One of you will win your own Knot Genie Detangling Brush in Camo Cloud ! -
Click HERE to enter the giveaway. 
Super fast and easy Rafflecopter entry PLUS it features some super awesome blogs!  

This Giveaway will go live on February 15th 2013 at 12 AM and ends 2 on March 1st at 12 AM. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Win A Ouidad Curl Recovery Kit


Curl Recovery Kit

  • Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer
  • Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil

Get Stuck on Love with Mabel's Labels this Valentine's Day

In spirit of Valentine’s Day, Mabel's Labels is celebrating the love by offering $2 off heart labels! These versatile sticky labels are durable, waterproof labels that are perfect for identifying lunch containers, bottles, toys, sports equipment and much more. You’ll be amazed at what you can label. This offer is only valid 2/12 through 2/15 so don't miss your chance to shop this sale!

Come back and let me know what labels you get!

GearHeads Car Prize Pack Giveaway

Welcome to the GearHeads Giveaway

GearHeads Car Giveaway Event

1 Winner Will Receive the following Car Prize Pack {RV $279}. See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 2/28. Prizes Include:
  • SCT Scangauge II from (RV $169) - Read the Meezer Review
  • $50 Gift Certificate
  • 3 Fix-A-Flat Kits (RV $60) - Read the Fix-A-Flat Review
This event is hosted by The Review Wire and special thanks to all the blogs, Pink Purse Adventures, in helping to promote this event.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Pink Purse Adventures is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Review Wire Media with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

50% off Chocolate Treat @ Starbucks

Starbucks has certainly been spoiling us with coupons. They just issued a coupon for 50% off a chocolate treat. Click here to print yours.

Let me know what treats you get, I am not sure what to get!

Win Oyin Honey Lovin' Natural Hair Pack: $62 Value

Click here to enter.

Entering is super easy and quick.

Good Luck!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Win a Bee Mine Haircare Set

Win this Bee Mine set valued at $58! Quick and easy entry

Click here to enter!

Everything on Sale, Ain't a Good Deal!

Don't be fooled! The job of retailers is to make you spend your money, the job of a savvy shopper is to get as much bang for her buck as possible.

Just because a store puts a sale tag or "great buy" tag on an item, doesn't make it a deal. As a matter of fact, sometimes this is done just to get you to purchase the item even though you could get a better value elsewhere.

So just be aware of the tactics retailers use to get you to buy, use them to your advantage because there are good deals out there. Keep in mind don't be enticed to buy based on what a retailer tells you a good deal is, be sure to do your own due diligence!

Do Couponers Have Bad Attitudes?

A new Ulta opened up near me last week, well not exactly new...just relocated. They held grand opening festivities by giving away coupons valued at $1, $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100 for the first 100 people through the doors each day.  Though, they were holding the event Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I was only able to attend on Sunday. Needless to say, I had high hopes of winning $25 or more.

So I went out on Sunday and got in line with the other hopefuls, the doors opened at 10am and I arrived just about 9:55. There were about 50 people in ahead of me...not too bad, so I had a shot of winning a coupon. When it finally was my turn to pick an coupon (they had the coupons folded in a container and customers could select their own and open it up to see the value), I grabbed a coupon, opened up to reveal a value of $5.


My initial reaction was not a happy one, after all there were others getting $10, $25 and I grab a lousy $5.  I must admit, I sulked for about 20 minutes! I thought to myself, "did I really get out of bed for $5?" I didn't purchase anything, because I was convinced I would have a lot more buying power. I browsed the store and left, my "puny" $5 coupon in hand.

Spoiled Brat Behavior...

As I was driving home, it dawned on me...why the heck am I upset? I left out the store with $5 more than I came. It's not like I passed up a meeting with a client or anything else that could have had a bigger payoff. If I hadn't of headed to Ulta, I would have still been sleep in my bed. And even with $5 there are a few items I could get for free, like Ulta nail polish which I do like a lot.  So what was my problem?  I concluded, that I was being nothing more than a spoiled brat throwing a temper tantrum because I didn't get what I wanted. That's not classy! Suffice it to say, I adjusted my 'tude and was just grateful that I won something!

Which brings me to...

I've seen a lot of bad attitudes by fellow bargain hunters, couponers, freebie addicts, etc... online. If a company offers a freebie and the servers crash or the freebie goes "too" fast and people can't get one, there are always those who leave negative comments. I've seen people get into arguments online.

As a matter of fact, Renuzit was giving away a free cone and people were just being extremely rude and mean because the application they were using to process the entries crashed.  I made a comment that basically said to relax and its ok, its just a $1 item. I made the comment to no particular person, but I had a guy come on my Facebook page with all sorts of mean and nasty words because of what I said. I mean he was just hateful, and I thought to myself all this over something that is $1? Something that isn't essential  So after a few exchanges with him, I realized how silly it looks and that I wouldn't engage him or his stupidity any longer and deleted and blocked him from my page.  Some folks are just crazy! LOL. I had no desire to spend any energy on that. There are real issues in this world, not getting a air freshener cone, ain't one of 'em!

But these are the attitudes that I've seen over very small and simple things. When Gillette Venus was giving away razors, I waited all day for one...literally glued to the computer. Of course, the 5 minutes I was not glued to my computer was when they gave it away!  I thought it was hilarious. Had I had something better to do, I would have certainly done it, but I was working so it was OK.  But I saw comments from people swearing not to buy anything from the company because they didn't get a razor.  REALLY?

It's not that serious

Of course, not everyone acts a plum fool. But I was really shocked to see these types of attitudes as much as I do. I hope companies don't stop doing these things because of people like that.

Getting upset over missing a freebie isn't worth the time or effort.  If you are missing important events in your life waiting for freebies to go live, you have to ask yourself is it really worth it. I know its not worth it for me to waste my energy upsetting myself over something I didn't get. Especially, if you didn't loose anything. I waited for the Venus razors, but never got one. But I have gotten others and I have plenty of razors (including Venus razors), so why be upset?

Have an attitude of gratitude. Bad attitudes do nothing but upset your spirit and throw off your balance. You can't attract good things if you're putting out negative vibes. Miss a freebie? Its OK! Don't win a giveaway? That's OK too! There are plenty that you will grab and other giveaways that you will win.

I don't want to be one of those people

In a heated exchange, Sheree Whitfield of the Real Housewives once said "who gon' check me boo?"  So I asked myself, if I have another "Ulta experience" how will I get a handle on it before I look like a nutcase?  And to that, I answer I am going to check myself. No sulking, no temper tantrums and no bad attitudes for me. It's not worth it. Getting free stuff is fun and it will remain so for me, whether I win, loose or draw.

What about you? What are your thoughts?

FREE Sample of Argan Oil from Creme of Nature

Get a free sample of Argan Oil from Creme of Nature!

I am hearing that Argan Oil has some great benefits, so I definitely can't wait to give this a try.

Click here to get yours!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Win A 2013 CurlyNikki Editors' Choice Awards Bundle: Valued at over $500

This is an awesome prize pack valued at about $500 worth of products. The best thing is, if you win they will send you products that will best suit your hair type. This is one giveaway you do not want to miss!

Click here to enter to win and spread the word!

Win $5,000 in Prizes Towards your Wedding!

Click the banner below to enter. Micheal's is my favorite craft store, they have so many great ideas and neat products for weddings.

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Enter to Win a Curls Unleashed Hair Care Set Valued at over $100

Here is another great hair care giveaway with an awesome set of prizes. 
Win a Curls Unleashed set valued at over $100, set includes:

  • Lavish in Lather Sulfate  Free Shampoo
  • No Restrictions Moisturizing Conditioner
  • No Boundaries Leave-in Conditioner
  • Set it Off Curl Boosting Jelly
  • Take Command Curl Defining Crème
  • Let it Flow Shine and Define Mousse
  • Second Chance Curl Refresher

  • Click here to enter, good luck!

    Friday, February 8, 2013

    Combating Acne Naturally

    Hey guys! I'm coming to you with a very personal post right now about something I've been struggling with since high school.  And the reason I am doing this is because I know a lot of times I've been helped with many things but people who have been transparent about their struggles.

    So, I'm going to be transparent.

    Since High School I've struggled with acne and at 33 I still struggle with acne. I haven't grown out of it nor is it a phase.

    Now, if you're one of the lucky ones who has clear, radiant glowing skin naturally read no more! LOL. Because only those who have and continue to fight the good fight against acne will understand what follows.

    So, I've tried EVERYTHANG...yes, "thang". Accutane, several prescription medications, proactive, products, facials, eating certain foods, abstaining from certain foods, etc...

    I will be honest, the oral medications that I've had over the lifetime of my fight against acne has worked.  They may make me dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out and give me extreme dry mouth. But for those who struggle with acne, that is a small price to pay. BUT, those same medications also treat very serious conditions such as...i don't know...Clamidia to name one. And when I realized that, I said to myself "what I am I doing to my body, in the name of clear skin?"

    My doctor recommended Obaigi (i think that's the name of it) but at $500, I passed.

    All the other medications prescribed by my doctor were topical and in conjunction with the oral medication worked well. But still, is it a valid and practical long term solution for me?  Why not stick with the meds?  Sometimes we pick the short term gain over the long term consequences   I for one, did not want to be taking this prescription medicine for the rest of my life.

    I also tried Proactive, first time I used it back in 2003, it burned the crap out of my skin.  I tried it again in 2012 and it worked in calming down the incidence of breakouts but my skin still has tiny bumps, blackheads and wasn't radiant or what I would call clear.

    Some people get a tiny acne pimple every few months, If that were my issue I wouldn't even be concerned.  But I have what you call cystic acne and its just not cute and can be painful.

    2 birthday's ago, I was treated to a spa day and even the esthetician acted like my acne was the worst she'd ever it was.  The other thing is that I don't have strictly oily skin, some of the acne medications actually tried out my skin. So I have this strange combo skin with dry patches.

    My skin is much better now, but I am still breaking out. Even using the proactive, which I decided last month that I would no longer use.  Though, I am using the rest of it because I don't want it to go to waste.

    I know there are those who have worse acne than I, but for me, its an issue that needs to be fixed.  In addition, 80% of the time, a pimple will leave a dark mark on my skin even if I handle it with the utmost care.

    A change is gonna come...

    Instead of ingesting massive medicines and spending loads of money on products that do more harm over the long run than good. I am starting to make a change in my daily lifestyle.  I believe that I can eliminate or at least greatly reduce my acne the natural way.


    My acne is largely hormonal. This I have come to realize. My skin has behaved when my diet consisted of mainly fruits and vegetables.  Dairy and things with hormones in it can trigger my acne. I don't yet know how much is too much, meaning  I don't know what my tolerance level is for these foods. I don't quite understand how much I can eat of this without triggering acne. These things are almost like they are toxic to my body.  So my decision is to go the natural route of clearing my skin...even if that means limiting some of the things I love such as cheese. Now, lots of foods have hormones, but its growth hormones that are added to meat and poultry that I need to stay clear of. It's just not good for the body.


    I'm adding more fiber to my diet. And right now, that includes adding a packet of benefiber to my water daily. I'm starting with that since that is what I have on hand.


    I've been drinking about 4 water bottles a day. Which is good. But I'm upping it to 6. I need to make sure I am properly flushing out my insides to help "bad stuff" not build up that may trigger an outbreak or anything else undesirable for that matter.

    Wrapping up...

    This is the beginning of a journey, but one well worth it.  I hope to update once a week on my progress and get some pictures up that will document my progress.

    Do you suffer from acne? Feel free to share your experience and what has (or hasn't worked for you).

    $1.50 off Nesquick Powder or Syrup

    $1.50 off when you buy any TWO NESQUIK® Powder 10.9oz or larger, or NESQUIK® Syrup

    I The kids love Nesquick, this coupon will certainly come in handy.

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

    14 Days of Love: Creative Valentine's Day Ideas - Day 7-

    So I'm officially caught up. Here is Day 7 of the 14 Days of Love.

    If you have a smore lover in your life this is a perfect gift for them.  
    I LOVE the heart-shaped marshmallows. Either way you slice it, this gift idea is the cutest.

    Check our my Pintrest page for more ideas

    $1.00 off ONE package of OREO Grab & Go Cookies

    $1.00 off ONE package of OREO Grab & Go Cookies:
    $1.00 off ONE package of OREO Grab & Go Cookies

    This is a good coupon. Perfect for packed lunches and when we're out with the kids and don't want or have time to stop to purchase snacks.  I would print this now before its gone.

    14 Days of Love: Creative Valentine's Day Ideas - Day 6-

    Ok, so I'm a day behind, so I will be double posting today.

    You Blow Me Away...

    I don't know a kid who doesn't love these super long bubble gum tape rolls.
    Today's idea is super cute and super easy. Just add a sticker and BAM, perfect Valentine's treat for the little sweeties in your life.

    You can get round stickers like this at Micheal's or pretty much any craft store. Just type the words you want on the template and print....easy breezy.

    For the complete tutorial, check this out on my new Pinterest page.

    Blogger Opp: Knot Brush Giveaway

    FREE Blogger Opportunity


    Hey ladies , Michelle here from Sparkle me Pink. I am putting together a Knot Genie Brush Giveaway and would like to have a few bloggers on my rafflecopter. One to help me promote the giveaway and two it gives your readers a chance to win something awesome :-) 

    Please email me if you have any questions- - this is my first time hosting my own giveaway.  I have the product in hand already, just need to type up my review of it (it works amazingly) and add in the giveaway. 

    The brush was sent to me (one to review one to giveaway) so it is FREE* to have either your Facebook link or Twitter link on the rafflecopter. 

    Is there anything else I am forgetting to mention or ask you guys ? 

    To be included please fill out the Google doc below with your name , blog name, email and either your one FREE* Facebook link or Twitter link that you want on the rafflecopter. If you would both or would like to host the rafflecopter on your page (this will get you comments on your own page) let me know. I will need to pay the shipping cost of sending the brush to the winner so any payments for extra links/hosting would go towards that.

    *If you are participating in the FREE one link, I ask that you post the giveaway announcement (when the actual giveaway goes live) on your blog. I will email you the 'html' that you will post.

    Thank you and Happy Sparkling! 

    This is the announcement link. Please share the love <3 .

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    14 Days of Love: Creative Valentine's Day Ideas - Day 5

    So, Day 5 is one day late. But I've made up for it in a BIG way, especially if you LOVE these Valentine's Day themed pillows as much as I do.

    Now I can't all. So I am envious of anyone who can make these darling pillows.  Check our my pinterest page and click on the image for instructions to make these.

    If you sew, tell me is doing this difficult? Or pretty easy? Even for those who don't sew at all...

    Win A Year Supply of YumEarth Candy!

    Welcome to the YumEarth Candy Valentine's Event

    Have your candy and it eat it too with Yum Earth Organic Candy!

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    Sponsored by YumEarth the #1 organic candy company in the United States!

    Hosted by: Mom Powered Media

    A big thank you to Mom Powered Media partners for organizing this event: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered by Mom, Real Mom Reviews and Baby Costcutters

    Special thanks to our co-host: The Biz Mommy

    About YumEarth Candy No more artificial colors or flavors, no major allergens (ie: gluten, nuts and dairy) AND NO high-fructose corn syrup! You won't find any of these in YumEarth Organics Gummy Bears and Lollipops as they are made with real fruit juice and other planet-friendly and natural ingredients. Better yet each serving provides 100% of daily vitamin C and has less than 70 calories! YumEarth has 22 flavors along with other yummy candies such as Sour Worms, Candy Drops & Sour Beans. Now you can definitely have your candy and eat it too without the guilt and worry about what is going into your and your kids bodies! 22 YumEarth Candy is also very reasonably priced with shipping for only $2.99 or FREE shipping when your order is over $39! A great way to combine orders with friends and when you or the kids have a sweet craving you can enjoy some with YumEarth good for us, good for Mother Earth.

    Win A Q-Redew! $70 Value!


    Q-Redew Vapor Wand is the first hand-held hair steamer. Quickly restore moisture, boost volume, and reshape curls. Just water. Just minutes.
    2 lucky people will win this great product valued at $70 each!
    To enter just click here

    50% off E.l.f Best Sellers

    Have you tried elf cosmetics before? If not, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Most of their products are super cheap but work as well (if not better) than some of the more expensive brands out there. I find I buy a lot of my basics like liner sharpers and other tools from them. Right now, they are offering a 50% off sale on their best selling items when you buy $20 worth of items (and with many of their prices being just $1...that could be 20 items!!!), click the banners below to qualify for the sale prices and shop away! Let me know what good stuff you get!


    Monday, February 4, 2013

    14 Days of Love: Creative Valentine's Day Ideas - Day 4 -

    How about this cute idea for your child's class. Or even make them for friends and family. Fill with colored M&Ms as shown, skittles or any other small candy.

    If you make these, I'd love to see photos!

    For more inspiration, checkout my Pinterest page.

    My Favorite Things Tuesday

    There are certain things I find online and just fall heads over heels in love with. Each Tuesday I will share one (or more) of the things that make me smile. I will also be pinning stuff to my Pinterest page as well, so feel free to take a look.


    FREE Dark N Lovely Sample

    Click here to grab your free Dark N Lovely sample!

    There are also coupons for this in yesterday's paper.  Head out to CVS and get 
    $5 ECB's when you buy 2 of this brand products and/or others included in the promo.

    Urban Decay on Sale @ Haute Look

    Check out the Urban Decay sale on Haute Look today. I have a feeling that items will sell out pretty quickly.  If you're not a member of Haute Look, click here to sign up.

    I have this and LOVE it! I use it almost everyday. This is certainly a great palette to add to your collection.

    Find the Perfect Babysitter - Join FREE Today!

    I just found out about this great service (an alternative to SitterCity) to help parents like me, find quality care for the kiddies. Good news is you can try it for absolutely FREE! provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share caregiving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family may go through — including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more.

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