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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Brea Lush Haul and Review

Happy Thursday loves!

I finally went to visit a Lush for the first time in my life and finally purchased something I had my eye on forever. There’s only 2 Lush locations in my area. Anaheim and Brea, California both located in Orange County. As soon as you walk in, you can smell all their natural scents, like  the ocean and it smells clean and fresh. Karen the young lady that was helping me was awesome! She was very patient and didn’t rush me to buy anything. I went to look for the Dark Angels mask but alas, they were sold out, even online! She then showed me other types of cleansers and masks that are a little similar to Dark Angel.

She showed me Ocean Salt, Mask of Magnaminty, and the Coalface. Ocean Salt is a face and body scrub that smells like you’re at the ocean. It’s main ingredient is seaweed. (hence the ocean scent!)

lush haul

I ended up buying the Coalface and a small sample of the Mask of Magnaminty. I really do like the mask! First of all, it’s a clay mask which helps with oily skin and second of all the scent! The name itself is very clever, they somehow added “minty” in the name. I have a thing with anything mint, if there’s mint, I’m buying it. :p

mask of magnaminty

Coalface is like Dark Angels in a way but in a soap base. It’s a cleansing charcoal bar that you can use daily for normal to oily skin. It’s main ingredient, no surprise here, its powdered charcoal.

coalface

I definitely can’t wait to go to Lush again and try out more skincare products, I might even get those bathbombs everyone raves about!

Whats your favorite Lush product? Any recommendations?

 

Receipt Hog App Review

Hi loves. I hope you all are having a fabulous week!

I’m so sorry I’ve been so behind on my posts!

I wanted to change things up by posting a few ways to get a bit more supplemental income, even if its a few bucks. Its better than nothing!

One of the apps I do use on my iPhone is Receipt Hog. You basically upload your receipts for coins which you can redeem for PayPal or Amazon.

My link to sign up:  http://app.receipthog.com/share/lunyicdd

Receipts Accepted:

*Grocery store                                                                         *Dollar Store

*supercenter                                                                            *Drugstore

*Club Store                                                                               *Convenience Store

*Beauty Supply                                                                        *Pet Supply

rh recpt page

 

Coin Value for Receipts:

*less than $10=5 coins

*$10-$50= 10 coins

*$50-$100=15 coins

*$100+ = 20 coins

Bonus:

*Sometimes for every receipt you upload, you get a Spin the Hog Slots. Sometimes you can win a 5 coins up to a $100 or even sometimes you win your last trip.

rh spins

*Every once in awhile you do get a chance to scan the products you bought and you get 2 coins,

*You could also get a survey on a specific product or store and you get 10 points,

*For every time week you upload a receipt for 5 weeks, you do get 2 or 3 extra spins

*When you invite friends, you earn + 10 spins for you and +5 spins for every friend that joins and uploads a receipt.

*If you invite your contacts share on Facebook or Share with Email, you receive 10 spins each.

Restrictions:

*You can not submit more than 20 receipts within a 7-day period,

*You can not submit more than 3 receipts from the same store with the same transaction date.

Redeem Prizes: (Amazon or Paypal)

*1000 coins= $5

*1800 coins= $10

*3200 coins= $20

*4500 coins= $30

recpt hog hp

The home page shows your coins, your hog spins, your Go Hog Wild checklist and your notifications.

P.S. Last holiday season, there were lots of additional ways to earn your coins. For a limited time, Receipt Hog would let you upload your shopping receipts including the department stores!

If you guys like the idea of me posting about way to save money and more money saving apps, leave me a comment!

If any of you would like to sign up for Receipt Hog, just use my link! http://app.receipthog.com/share/lunyicdd

You can also add them on Twitter and on Facebook!

 

 

Daiso Japan Haul Lakewood Grand Opening

Hi lovelies!

I’m so sorry I’ve been behind in my Friday Mani posts, been working these past 2 Fridays! But I’ll be sure to post this coming Friday.

There was a big grand opening for the Daiso Japan store in Lakewood, CA and that’s the closest one to my house. So when I heard there was a grand opening, I had to go and this was my first time actually going to a grand opening of any store. The doors opened at 10am but by the time I got there at 9am, there was already a line! For the first 200 customers with receipts, they would get a goodie bag at the end.

Daiso is a Japanese discount store where most of the products are $1.50 while some other products are $1.00 up to $3.00. It’s almost impossible to go into this store to buy one thing, but I can tell you for sure: you’ll definitely buy more than one thing!

I do admit I do think I did go a bit overboard with shopping at this store!

haulBeauty View 

This is a mirror that can be used as standing type by folding the lid in backwards. This works perfectly for someone who is trying to do their eyebrows, put on their contacts or practice their eyeliner technique. I definitely plan to use it for those purposes. It’s has a cute pink hue to it with pink flowers on the cover.

beauty mirror

Hair Pin with Mirror Case Set

This is a small black sophisticated box that carries your bobby pins and it did also includes 25 bobby pins. When you open it up, there’s a mirror. I really do love the design of this case on the top! It’s detailed with two roses.

bobby pin case

Cosmetic Cotton

This contains 150 sheets which you can use for makeup removal and nail polish removal and is 100% cotton.

cotton

Face Towel

It’s 100% cotton and comes in different colors and I chose navy. It’s always a good idea to have one towel used just for cleansing the face instead of using a towel for hair and the face. Honestly when I see this color, I automatically think of the Cookie Monster!

face towel

Foot Mask Pack

When I first saw this, I was surprised! A mask for your feet?! I’ve heard of the baby soft feet product but not this. I’m definitely post this on Instagram when I try it out.

foot mask

Kleancolor Nail Lacquer and Kleancolor Wizard Pads

I got this nail lacquer in 139 Pastel Pink. The name says it all. I definitely need more summer polishes so I figured try this new brand out! As for the Wizard Pads, it is nail polish remover pads and cuticle oil. I like how it’s easy to use with no mess. Only recommendation is that if you do use the Wizard Pads, I suggest you use it on a light colored polish or any polish for that matter that doesn’t have any top coat on it because you’ll have to use about 3 pads for both hands.

nails

 

Sumi Charcoal Facial Cleansing Foam

I’ve heard the awesome reviews about using products that include charcoal. For only $1.50 I figured it’s worth a try. I can’t wait to try this!

charcoal cleanser

I alos went the next day (Sunday) to see the winning nymbers for the raffles but alas I didn’t win. 😦 However, I did pick up 2 more things!

Sleeping Pack 

It’s a gel that you apply on your face at night and it makes the skin moist while sleeping. What really made me want to buy this was the main ingredient: Hyaluronic Acid!

sleeping pack

Rose Contact Lens Case

I always need an extra case for my contacts because for some reason, I always lose them! When I saw this, I had to buy it. First of all, it’s pink and its roses. I don’t know if I already mentioned this but I am in love with all floral things especially roses.

contact case

Lastly they had a promotion the 1st day that was where if you were one of the 200 people with a receipt, you would get a goodie bag. This included two types of snacks: Shrimp Chips and Wheat Noodle Crackers, A Tea’s Tea black tea latte, Vitamin C tablets, Orange Gummies, 2 types of cookies and a yogurt drink.

goodie bag

Hope you guys and gals enjoyed this haul!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Extravagenza + Tudor City Teal

Hey loves!

I figured I would do another weekend haul since its always fun to show what I bought. 🙂

This week isn’t as big as the last one but its still a little something.

week haul-001

1. Intimate Secrets: Enchanted Kiss  (a knock off of Victoria Secrets Love Spell)

2. NYC Long Wearing Enamel in 140 Empire State Building

3.  NYC Long Wearing Enamel in 152 Tudor City Teal

4. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded

5. Quasar Clear Rayz *sent to me to test out and blog-coming soon!*

tudor city teal 1

A close up of NYC Tudor City Teal. I really do like their nail enamel line!

Revlon Blue Slate

I was out at CVS Drugstore to kill a little bit of time before an appointment I had. So I took a looong stroll in the beauty section while I saw a few clearance stickers. There were a lot of Revlon nail polishes on clearance up to 75%! Apparently they were limited edition. I ended up choosing a color named Blue Slate. I love it! The original price was about $6 but I only paid $1.99 which is pretty good! I plan to go and hunt for some more colors and makeup products 😀

slate blue

Amazon Shopping Frenzy

So I had gotten a $50 gift card for Amazon and it been so long since I ordered from there. My, let me tell you I went on a shopping frenzy! This is what I ended up ordering 😀

1 set of Beauty Blenders (4 different colors and 2 different styles)
beauty blender

 

 

A blush palette that has 10 colors

blush palette

 

 

3 essential oils: Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Spearmint Oil

essential oils

 

Can’t wait to try them and give you my review! 🙂