Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Okay, THIS is the ultimate prize package!  You can will ALL, yes ALL of the hair and beauty products pictured below (list of items is also below).  This is the FINAL day to enter, so hurry and enter right here.  Entry is quick and easy!

You can win:
  • Marc By Marc Jacobs beach bag
  • Pair of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses
  • ORLY nail-polish: 8 assorted colors + zipper pouch
  • CURLS Effortless, Frizz Free Waves, Curls and Kinks
  • Honey Curls Curly Cutie Summer Kit
  • Ampro Shine, Jam & Styl!
  • JessiCurl Summer Hydrating Kit
  • Hair Rules Quench Your Curiosity Gift Pack
  • Fat Curls Defy the Frizz
  • U R Curly System for Sustainable Curls
  • Jane Carter Solution NEW Hydrate and Restore Product Lines
  • Motions NEW 3-Step Heat Style System for Natural Textures
  • TIGI Totally Curly
  • MegaGrowth Stronger Longer Hair Package
  • CurlMart: A Few of CurlyNikki's Favorites
  • Texture My Way Full Product Line Prize Pack
  • Garnier Fructis Wrangle Your Tangles
  • Be Haute and Huetiful



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty Products Spending Slloooooow Down

I don't need anymore makeup, nail polish or discretionary toiletries for the remainder of the year.
Yes, there are always lots of good deals to be had on these items, but I don't need them! And so for the duration of 2013, I won't be spending much if any money on them.  Now of course, if I can get them for free, great! Or super cheap...that's great too!  But I realize how much I spend on these items, even though I get GREAT deals but I just don't need anymore.

I have close to 50 bottles of nail polish, which I know is a small amount compared to some but just enough for me.  I have enough to wear polish every day for the rest of the year and not wear the same color twice in over a month. For any makeup or polish item, I will not purchase unless the items are 50 cents or less.  For hygiene products (tampons, pads, etc.. which I have plenty of), they must be $1 or less.  Maximum spend per month? $15.  And after that, I'm done!

This includes fancy lotions and potions and yes, even body sprays and perfumes...which I love! I am just going to have to find a way to get these next to nothing...samples perhaps?

Why am I doing this?  I have some big goals I am working on that will require me to be more focused than ever with my money and my time. So I am making adjustments to reach these goals and this is the first thing on the chopping block.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Win a Hair AND Face Steam Set: Value $167!!!

This is the best giveaway by far! I love doing at home steam facials, who doesn't? And although I haven't tried a hair steamer, I hear great things about it living hair soft and shiny!  So if you've ever wanted one, now is your time to enter and possibly win!

 Here is what you can win:

  • Hair & Facial Steamers
  • Spa Head Bands
  • Hair Masque with Moringa Oil
  • Sulfate-Free nanoSMOOTHING Shampoo
  • nanoSMOOTHING Conditioner

 Hurry and enter! Contest ends on the 30th of July!

Enter Here To Win!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Stella & Dot's Fall Collection

Kiss those summertime blues away, because Stella & Dot just launched their new fall line! This collection features gorgeous jewelry, scarves, bags and more that are perfect for those fall outfits! Picture the leaves changing as you walk through the park, going to a pumpkin patch or drinking apple cider, all while looking fabulous in your new fall accessories from Stella & Dot. 

Shop Stella & Dot now and get ready for fall with their new exciting collection!

Happy Shopping!

Win a TIGI Bed Head Set! $69 value


Totally Curly

  • On The Rebound
  • Totally Baked
  • Glaze Haze
  • Mega Whip
2 prize packages valued at $69.00 each

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mabel's Labels Hockey Combo Kit

Get ready for the hockey season with the new Mabel's Labels hockey combo kit! This unique label combo pack has been created especially for the hockey players in your family! With the custom hockey stick labels, equipment labels, number labels & skate labels, you can keep all of your family's sports gear in order and make sure that all of the look-alike equipment gets into the right bag after the big game! 

Click here to go to the Mabel's Labels site and get your kit today.
Happy Labeling!

Friday, July 12, 2013

The 9 Cent Meal

This is why I love couponing and saving money!

Couponing to me is a hobby. I am on a relentless pursuit towards financial independence and saving money is definitely helpful toward that goal. I am a very strategic person and strategic shopping to me is not only beneficial but very exciting.

Today I realized how well I have been doing with saving and investing. I work from home, and lunch time rolled around and since it was a gloomy day I had a taste for some comfort food.  I didn't want to go to the store and purchase anything on a whim nor buy any yucky fast food loaded with unnecessary calories.   I went in my pantry and found some Campbells Slow Kettle Soup (which is delicious by the way) and in my fridge I found some Pepperidge Farm garlic bread.  Perfect! Yummy and comforting...soup and garlic bread.  I realized I purchased the soup for free, using $2 off coupons I had that doubled during a Harris Teeter super doubles event, the bread I got for just 50 cents a box during a sale plus coupon at Safeway.  #winning.

My meal cost: About 9 cents.

Right now, I have don't have to purchase toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, razors, feminine wash and a host of other products for at least 8 months to over a year. My stockpile has grown greatly and most of these products I've gotten for free or close to it.  And that's a good feeling.

I believe anyone can incorporate couponing and deal finding, its a $20-$60 and hour job.

The purpose of this blog? I don't know. I just want to share how saving money is practical and is beneficial in everyday life.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Win The COMPLETE Hydrate and Restore Line from Jane Carter. Retail Value $100

Jane Carter Solution

NEW Hydrate and Restore Product Lines

  • Hydrate Creamy Leave-in Styling Smoother
  • Hydrate Quench
  • Hydrate Seal & Shine
  • Restore Creamy Conditioning Cleanser
  • Restore Grow Great Hair
  • Restore Moisture Mist

Quick and easy entry! Click here to enter

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pantina Earrings Giveaway Event

Pantina Earrings Giveaway Event

Sponsored by: Say Hello Diamonds
Organized by:
Prize: 2 Carat Pantina Earrings valued at $210
Event Dates: July 15 - July 29*.

This event is free for bloggers to join. Bloggers can join this giveaway through July 12, 2013. Each blogger receives 1 free link in exchange for promoting this giveaway on their site and via their social media. Click Here to join!

*Dates subject to change

Friday, July 5, 2013

Enter to win a JessiCurl Summer Hydrating Kit

Win a JessiCurl Summer Hydrating Kit!

The JessiCurl Summer Hydrating Kit includes:
  • Confident Coils
  • Too Shea!
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Plus, a FREE CurlMart reusable bag and a sample of the JessiCurl Oil Blend

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Win A Curly Cutie Summer Kit


  • The Coconut 'N' Honey No Poo
  • The Curly Cutie
  • The Spritz & Style
  • Honey Melody Deep
  • Hair Honey Oil
  • The Cutesy

Value $89

Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

HOT!! Win A Mystery Hair Care Bundle!

Enter to win a mystery hair care bundle! It will include shampoo, conditioner, styling products and hair treatments!  I know it will be oozing with goodies!

Click here to enter to win, it takes less than 10 seconds, all you need is an email address!