Birthday Freebies!

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Can you believe we’re only one week away from Halloween?! This year has been a blur!

I wanted to change things up a bit and post Birthday Freebies since this week might be a Birthday theme. Yes, you guessed it: It’s my birthday today! 😀

Beauty Freebies:

* Sephora: come in 2 weeks before your birthday and get a free gift, every year it changes!

* Ulta: 2x more points when you shop at Ulta during your birthday month. On the day of your birthday, you’ll get an email about picking up your gift. This year I got an IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara sample.

* Charming Charlie: If you sign up with their emails, you can get a $5 off any purchase. Last year I ordered online and this year I went into the physical store and bought more! A little tip: go towards the back of the store and look at the clearance section along with any product that has a red sticker=more deals!

* Sally Beauty: It’s not technically a freebie, but you can get a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $20. Still a really good deal in my opinion!

* Bath and Body Works: if you download their new app, you can get a free travel size product.

* CVS: During your birthday month, they’ll send you a $3 ExtraCare Reward Bucks to spend on anything your heart desires.

* DSW: Sign up with DSW Rewards and get $5 off any purchase.

*Kohls: Sign up with the Kohls Yes To You Rewards program and get a $5 voucher on anything in the store.

*Godiva: Sign up with their rewards system and get a free piece of chocolate every month and for your birthday month, you’ll get a $10 off any purchase.

*Jamba Juice: Sign up with their rewards and get a free juice or smoothie.

* Nektar Juice Bar: Sign up with their rewards and get a free ginger shot for your birthday. Sounds intense I know, but so so worth it! No one wants to get sick around their birthday.

* Starbucks: A free drink, any size or even a sandwich. The possibilities are endless!

* Rubios: A free meal up to $7.

* Red Robin: A free burger, who can go wrong with that?!

There’s way more freebies for your special day but I posted the ones worth mentioning. hehe

Am I missing anything else that I haven’t mentioned?!

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Influenster Fierce Voxbox

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

I think by now you’ve heard of Influenster by now, but if you haven’t, its a review type of website and if you’re lucky enough you can get a freebie box. It always changes from foods, beauty, fashion or even a mixture of both! Every time you finish these badges, you can get qualified for another Voxbox.

fierce-voxbox

I was lucky enough to get the Fierce Voxbox which included:

Shea Moisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Shampoo and Blow Out Creme

I love using Shea Moisture and trying out new products from their line. The shampoo and blow out are both made from Argan Oil, organic shea butter and almond milk. It smells so good! Retail price for the blow out creme is $10.99 and the shampoo is $8.99

shea-moisture

Sinful Colors Kandee Johnson Anime “Kiss Goodnight”

I really can’t get over this color! Kandee Johnson was the first youtube beauty guru I ever watched. So to see her progress and collab with Sinful Colors, I was ecstatic that this came in the VoxBox! I’ve seen them sold at Walgreens for $1.99.

sinful-colors

Madam C.J. Walker Softening & Silkening Brassica Seed Oil

It’s a lightweight hair oil that smooths and creates terrific shine for heat-styled hair. It has a light blend of spun sugar and red velvet cream to refresh hair. I love to use this for my baby hairs that just can’t keep calm! This hair oil retails for $26 and can find it at Sephora.

mcjw-hair

Vaseline Jelly

I’ve been using Vaseline ever since I was a kid, it’s never gone out of style. I just recently started to use Vaseline for my night cream. It’s still too soon to see results but I’m excited! You can find this at any store for around $2.50 depending on where you shop.

vaseline

Carefree Acti-Fresh Regular 

It’s your basic liners that you need occasionally. They’re soft, thin, absorbent and barely there you won’t even notice it’s there. 20 count retails for $1.53, 54 count is $3.92 and for a 126 count is retailed for $7.99

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There you have it loves, a sneak peak of my Fierce Voxbox! I can’t wait for the next Voxbox.

 

 

**I’ve received these products complimentary for testing purposes”

 

 

 

 

February’s Daily Goodie Box Preview

Happy Wednesday loves!

What would you say if you could get a box full of goodies for free just for giving your honest opinion!? Well this amazing idea does exist and it’s called the Daily Goodie Box! There’s a variety of products in here ranging from snacks, home and health. I’m excited to try all of them but there’s a few that made my mouth drop. :p

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*Coffee Blocks*- “a better butter coffee” A squeezable coffee block that has coffee and butter?! As if you guys didn’t know yet, I’m a coffeeholic so when I saw I was receiving this, I was ecstatic.

coffee-blocks

*Nature’s Bakery Raspberry Fig Bar*- I first heard and tried this out at last year’s Cake Expo in Los Angeles. Ever since then, it’s a snack i’ve been getting. When it first came out, I only found it at Winco, but they’ve started selling it at grocery stores.

natures-bakery-rasperry

*Gorilly Goods Coast Sweet Curry Cashew & Fruits* – I don’t know about this one since I’m not a big fan of curry but still interested in trying it out. It’s organic, raw, vegan, non-GMO, Gluten Free, and nutrient dense. By the looks of it, you could order it online on their site or at your local natural grocery store.

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-may I mention the brand name and logo is amazing. You’ve got an outline of a gorilla hence the name!

*Vermont Smoke & Cure Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick* – I always like trying new beef sticks, it brings back childhood memories of Slim Jims. You can find them at Whole Foods, Target and Super Target.

vermont-beef-stick

*Just Chill Jamaican Citrus (Calm+Focus)* – I’ve seen this a few times at Vons but never tried it. It appears to be a stress relieving and focusing sparkling calming beverage. It claims to support calm and focused mindset, helps reduce stress with Suntheanine. This drink is available at your grocery store, seems like this is an easy product to get your hand on compared to these other snacks.

just-chill

*Aloha Daily Good Greens Chocolate Blend* – I’ve actually tried the original Aloha Daily Good Greens so I’m excited to see the difference between them. It’s a dietary supplement and whole food powder that energizes, provides nutrients and makes you feel great.

aloha-chocolate

*XyliChew Spearmint Gum* – So it’s a gum sweetened with Birch Xylitol which is extracted from US forests. It helps balance your pH in your mouth reducing acid-producing bacteria that erodes tooth enamel. Now I’m excited to try this one out. You can purchase this at your local Sprouts and/or online stores such as Amazon, Vitacost, Herbvive just to name a few.

xyli-chew-gum

*Dream Water Sleep Powder* – Just the name of it, makes you wonder… lol We’ve all had those somewhat sleepless nights where you try everything and just still can’t fall asleep. It’s best to take this right after brushing your teeth and 30 minutes before going to sleep and if sleep is interrupted, then take another one. I’ll have to try this out when I’ve got to wake up for a really early shift. You can get these at your local grocery stores, some drug stores and even online.

dream-water

*Jack n’ Jill Natural Toothpaste* – Wow this toothpaste is even suitable from 6 month old babies and older. It’s all natural and safe in case the kids swallow it. It’s SLS free, no fluoride, no preservatives, no added color. Xylitol is their main ingredient…Hey that was also the main ingredient for the gum! It’s an Australian company so you can only order online.

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*Nellie’s All-Natural Wow Stick Stain Remover* – We all hate those random stains on your clothes right? Well wet the stained area of the fabric and rub the stick on the stained area. Agitate the stain under water and laundry away. It’s got lemongrass and sweet orange oil work with the cleansing ingredients to fight those odors caught in the stains.

wow-stick-stain-remover

There you have it loves, a preview of my February Daily Goodie Box. I can’t wait till I get another one! Do you have any favorite subscription boxes?! I’d love to hear about it. 🙂

Influenster’s Frosty VoxBox Review

Hi Loves!

Hope you all are enjoying your Wednesday.

I was lucky enough to get picked this time for the Frosty VoxBox from Influenster. It’s been awhile since they sent me a VoxBox.

This Frosty Voxbox included:

 

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*No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Sachet (Full Sized: $29.99)

A clinical proven serum that is more effective at reducing the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles for younger looking skin in two weeks. You can purchase this at Target. It also came in with a $2 off coupon.

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*NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum ($1.99)

There’s at least 20 different shades and it lasts up to 6 hours and is very moisturizing. Personally, I’m not a fan of Sugar Plum shade just because it doesn’t really show on me.

nyc sugarplum

 

*Celestial Seasonings Candy Cane Lane Decaf Green Tea

It came with two green tea bags and it has a interesting taste actually. It’s made with finest green tea leaves, peppermint and other botanicals. I’ll find a way to make a relaxing hot drink with it since it’s been cold for the past two days in SoCal!

candy cane tea

*EcoTools Hair Brush ($10.99)

There are five different types of brush head shapes that belong to the EcoTools Hair Brush line. I received the Full Volume Styler. It’s ultra comfort, and has a lightweight design which creates gorgeous volume and style. It distributes hair’s natural moisturizers for ultimate shine  while it nurtures hair and scalp.

ecotools brush

*Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover ($7.49)

It gently removes all eye makeup including long wearing mascara without any oily residue. It really works wonders especially when removing a smokey eye look.

*Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4.49)

This eyeliner is ultra smooth and has a creamy formula that easily glides. The shade I received is 001 Black. I personally am not really a fan unless I lightly heat up the liner before I use it.

rimmel mr and liner

 

*McCormick Gourmet Thyme ($4.79)

It has a light minty flavor that is distinctively warm and aromatic. It can be used in breakfast casseroles, hearty soups, stews, stuffing and oven-roasted chicken. I personally am going to use this for a Greek Yogurt Ranch dressing and a Mixed Greens Lasagna.

mccormick thyme

*Fruit Vines Bites ($1.28-$1.79)

They are a new, soft, chewy fruit candy from the Red Vines family and it comes with two available flavors: strawberry and cherry. They are low far and made with no preservatives. It comes in three different sizes: 2oz single bag, a 5 oz hanging bag and a 10 oz resealable stand up bag and can be found at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and Rite Aid. I got the cherry flavor and since I’m not a cherry fan, I may give it to my sister. lol

fruit vines

 

What do you guys think? 🙂 If anyone wants to sign up for Influenster, use my referral link!

http://www.influenster.com/r/192115

 

 

ISSE 2014 Haul

Hey Lovies!

I hope everyone is doing great. Sorry for being so MiA, with so many things going on recently I’ve been swamped. From getting sick, family dilemmas to starting work!

So this past weekend January 25-27, the ISSE (International Salon and Spa Expo) 2014 came upon us in the Long Beach Convention Center, CA.    I went on Saturday and felt so overwhelmed (having this be my first time to any such expo) haha. I did some shopping but didn’t break the bank! haha What I love about these expos is that there’s so many discounts and so much to see. Here’s a sneak peak to what I splurged on. 🙂

expo haul

 

They had a special in the Beauty Bar where you pay only $5 to get 5 deluxe samples. 😀 And may I say, they were pretty big samples.

I got the:

*Repechage Hydra Dew Illuminating Cream Mask: 1 oz

*Repechage Sea Spa Body Wash: 1 oz

*Aveda Dry Remedy daily moisturizing oil: 1 fl oz.

*Orly Polishield all-in-one ultimate topcoat: 0.6 fl oz.

*Rusk Deep Shine Smooth Keratin Care Deep Penetrating Treatment: 4 oz.

beauty bar

 

I also bought the Intrinsics Naturally Gentle Cleansing Towels and got the Cotton Rounds for free. You could find more products like this at  http://www.intrinsics.net/

 

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The Moujan 2000 Pre-Waxed Strips for Face, Brows and Bikini. It came with 6 pre-waxed 2 sided strips for 12 applications and there’s also a vial of oil in case of wax residue. http://www.moujan2000.com/

moujan 2000

 

I always hear so much hype about the Crown Brushes and I had to give it a try! It’s cheap and from what I can tell, its not bad at all. I got the IB132 Stiff Brow Brush. http://www.crownbrush.us/

crown brush

 

J.Cat Cosmetics: I never had heard of this company before but when I saw the prices, I was shocked! Some of the products were 3 for $6 or 3 for $9 on other selected products. I got the 3 for $6. http://jcatbeauty.com/

*Roll It Up Auto Lip Liner in “Puce” ( I actually bought it thinking it was a nude eyeliner) But I contacted them and they said it’s perfectly safe to use as an eyeliner. Score!

*Roll It Up Auto Eye Liner in “Bulk Black” Water Resistant

*Flying Solo Eye Shadow in “138 Down Low”

jcat makeup

 

I then got some freebies just buy walking around and random people passing samples out. That’s another great thing about these types of expos. 😀 I got a Poppin Hair Clip, a nail filer on one side and the other side is a mirror and a few hair samples from Amika: Oil Treatment and a Nourishing Mask.

freebies

 

I hope you all liked this haul and I’m looking forward to trying out these products and reviewing them!

Until next time! 🙂

 

 

 

 

Massive CVS Beauty Haul

Hey Loves,

I hope everyone is doing great in this winter-ish weather. Brr it’s been freezing lately!

I went to CVS Pharmacy a few days back and I think I may have done quite some damage. haha :p

They have this end of the year sale on clearance, ranging from 25%, 50% or 75% off some beauty products. Every store varies, so I would check out a few of them.

They also had a sale where if you buy $20 worth of makeup from ANY Rimmel,  Maybelline,Physicians Formula and  CoverGirl Face, Eyes or Outlast Nail.

When you buy $10 or more on Revlon, you get $4 back in ExtraCare bucks.

Let’s just say I took advantage of everything that I liked!

cvs haul

The Essence of Beauty cleansing sponges were 75% off while the original price was $4.79 and I only paid $1.19 so I bought 2.

cleaning sponges

Some of the Covergirl Outlast Nail glosses were 50% which isn’t a bad deal. I got “Out of the Blue 295” and “Always Autumn 260”. Both are pretty colors and they last long! They were originally $5.99 and I only paid $2.99.

cg nail glosses

I then got the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in “Lime Green Flame 315” and the CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in “Lime Light 310”. I had a coupon that was $4.50 off 2 CoverGirl Eyes. You could find the same coupon in a few magazines. The total of those together with the coupon was $7.98. Not bad at all!

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Then there was the Maybelline Limited Edition Shimmer Blush in ” 110 Plum Shimmer. I paid $8.99 for this one. It’s price was pretty steep but then again I do enjoy these limited edition products.

maybelline le blush

So because I had bought over $20 worth of Maybelline and CoverGirl, I got to choose a free tote bag. It was either between a black tote with big white polka dots or a black tote with leopard print. When I first saw this in the ad, I thought it was a cheap small tote, but when I saw it in person I knew I’d love it. This is what I picked.

free tote bag

Lastly I had to get a new foundation since the one I had didn’t do its job, so I got the Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in the shade “320 True Beige”. I paid $12.99 for it but I did get $4 dollars back so yaay!

revlon foundation

I’d say this is was an eventful week for CVS and their deals! 🙂 I honestly can’t wait till I look at the other CVS stores and see their variety!

Weekly Freebies :D

Hey loves!!

Hope all is well for you all. Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. School is taking it’s toll on me. haha but i’ll be coming back soon! 🙂

This week I got tons of freebies, from http://www.freeflys.com/MoreFreeSamples.php . They usually send you an email every time there’s a freebie and they post on Facebook as well. I personally enjoy the Facebook notifications.

This week I got:

IMG_0574*4 piece sample of Snapple K-cups: 2 Peach Iced Teas and 2 Lemon Iced Teas (got this sample from Target.com)

*3 samples of the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick: colors 120, 220 and 355 (from Target.com)

*2 Maxwell House International Latte: 1 Suisse Mocha and 1 French Vanilla

*Sensodyne Toothpaste: Extra Whitening (from Costco but you have to be a member to get it sadly)

*Advil from CVS Pharmacy

*Schick Silk Effects Plus (was on sale at Walmart for 3.98 and had a coupon for $4 off. Basically FREE) 🙂 lol here’s a link to the online coupon:

http://coupons2.smartsource.com/smartsource/index.jsp?Link=RCRO6IQGVFIJA&MID=13513831&check=26024&Fi=26024&locale=en_US&sm=true&zipCode=90242

*Paula’s Choice Resist Intense Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum (got this from https://www.totalbeauty.com

There’s more to come! By the end of the month, I’m going to post my birthday month shopping haul. Go October Babys!! 😀