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My name is Christen, I'm 30 years old and a stay-at-home mom to my three beautiful girls, Lauren, Hailey, and Farrah. My husband David and I live on scenic Long Island and we love it. Our party of 5 keeps pretty busy, but I try to set aside as much time as I can to blog (which isn't as often as I'd like these days).

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Favorite Product of the Month: Color Club Nail Polish in Mamba

My newfound favorite product from February is a Color Club Nail Polish in Mamba. The shade Mamba is part of the Fiesta Collection that I sampled through Birchbox. Initially, I had no interest at all in sampling a shade of red. Red nail polish just isn't "my thing". But I decided to test the color out on my thumbnail anyway. I was impressed by the end result so much that I stopped whatever important task I was doing at the time to paint the rest of my nails. I've been consistently using it since.

Preach it, Sweet Brown.



What I love about this nail polish is the ease of application and speed in which it dries. In caring for my infant daughter, I don't have much time to set aside for painting my nails!







The texture of this polish is thicker and more smooth than most, and when dried, looks like I had my nails professionally painted at a salon. One coat of this is all you need, with a clear top coat to complete the look and prevent bothersome chipping.

Mamba is the perfect shade of red for nails.







If you're interested in purchasing this product, click HERE to buy it through Birchbox. You can browse through Color Club's other collections if you're ready for spring shades. But for me, it's still too cold to use pastels. Although I'll have to get my hands on a bottle of Lavendarling!!!

POPSUGAR Must Have: Summer Fun Special Edition

Just as POPSUGAR promised, another Special Edition Must Have box is available for purchase! This time it's the Summer Fun Edition. Who doesn't love Summer?

I know there are many that aren't so eager to purchase any additional Special Editions due to the immense disappointment of the Luxury Edition. Personally, I think the Luxury Edition was great - it just wasn't what everyone was expecting.

Nobody needs a little summer fun more than me right now!


Click HERE to get the Summer Fun Special Edition before it's gone!!! 



Will you be purchasing this Special Edition?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Free Samples: Proctor & Gamble

Hey Ladies!

I've been wanting to post about some of the cool freebies I come across and my recent Proctor & Gamble haul gave me the opportunity to share.

Yesterday I received my first box of samples and a coupon booklet from Proctor & Gamble. My box included samples from Tide, Downy, Pantene, and Crest. The booklet contained over 15 coupons for Swiffer, Duracell, Covergirl, and other well known products.

If you want to receive your own box, simply register your e-mail and household information on www.pgtryit.com and select as many coupons and samples as you'd like. Your selections should arrive between 6-8 weeks.

You can submit one order request per household. Proctor & Gamble samples and coupons are available quarterly, and the selection varies based on product availability. The sooner in the quarter you submit a request, the better, as samples go fast! Ordering periods are from January 1st - March 31st, April 1st - June 30th, July 1st - September 30th, and October 1st - December 31st.

 I'm anxious to try Crest 3D White Vivid Toothpaste (thanks Keurig coffee).





Check out www.pgtryit.com to select and receive your own samples and coupons from Proctor & Gamble!

Will you be placing an order today?

Diamond Candles Giveaway Winners

My first giveaway for Diamond Candles has officially ended.

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Giveaway Winners
Anne T.
Melanie H.
Shannon S.

All winners have been notified via e-mail, so if your name is listed above and you haven't done so already, check your inbox!

Congratulations Ladies!!!

Check back often for some exciting giveaways that I'll be posting about in the upcoming months.


Friday, March 08, 2013

New Subscription: FabFitFun VIP

All of my fellow POPSUGAR subscribers are going to love this - there's a new seasonal subscription service curated by Giuliana Rancic called FabFitFun VIP and oddly, it's very similar to the Must Have box we've come to love (and sometimes hate). But unlike POPSUGAR Must Have, after you sign up for a membership you need to complete a quiz with questions regarding your sizing, workout habits, and makeup routine. You'll also need to specify your skin and hair type as well as their color.

With all of your details, how can FabFitFun get it wrong? 

There's only one way to find out... ;-)




Click HERE to sign up for FabFitFun VIP today! Use code FAB48 to receive $10.00 off your first box. But hurry, as quantities are limited for this new subscription service.

A full-size Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment is guaranteed to be in the first box!

What do you think of FabFitFun VIP launching just after the sizing controversy started by February's POPSUGAR Must Have box?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Discontinued Product: DHC Imperial Green Tea Shower Gel

Last month when I introduced one of my favorite products, DHC's Deep Cleansing Oil, I also recommended their Imperial Green Tea Shower Gel which I was able to sample through a previous purchase on their website. I bought a full-size bottle of it and I've been using it every day since. Unfortunately, I received an e-mail only a few days after I wrote that blog post that the Imperial Green Tea Shower Gel was just discontinued. I tried to buy a few more bottles at a discounted rate, but the product is no longer available for purchase. Bummer. I'm pretty disappointed that one of my newfound favorites is already gone. :-(


My last bottle. I guess I better make it last!