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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).


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Product Haul: Gillette + FREE Movie Tickets

Now here's a fun deal!!!

I just had to do a Gillette product haul after I saw a movie ticket promotion on Proctor & Gamble's e-store! Right now you can get two FREE movie tickets if your purchase $49 worth of products from Gillette, Braun, Oral-B, or Old Spice. Since my husband and I want to see Man of Steel, but don't particularly like to pay expensive movie ticket prices, I thought it was the right time to stock up on some of our current favorite Gillette products. As I said in a previous post, I'm use a Schick Hydro Silk Razor, so the Venus Razor and cartridges are for the toiletry basket we keep in our guest bedroom for when my sister visits.

If you're savvy enough with the online coupons P&G provides on their website, you too can get some of the same great deals I found! For instance, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor was only $1.00 when I applied THIS coupon after adding a pack of razor cartridges to my shopping cart.

When your products arrive from P&G, you will find a voucher with two codes to redeem your tickets through Fandango.

Keep in mind that new customers get 15% off their first purchase! Also, shipping is free on all orders $25.00 or more.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Julep Maven: June 2013 "Sail Into Summer"

I skipped a month or so of Julep to cut back on the amount of subscriptions I currently have - but this past month I forgot to skip and I'm glad I did.

The box theme of the month is "Sail Into Summer". With the nautical theme circulating most of my subscriptions, I've been one happy woman! As I've stated in previous posts I love, love, love anything nautical especially when I can incorporate it into my everyday look somehow.

I'm still a little bummed that Julep retired my original style profile, American Beauty. I've since been defaulted to Boho Glam. Eh, whatever. *fake sob*

As usual, I'm impressed by Juelp's box presentation. My polish is always neatly packaged and I can count on getting a fun extra! This month I got three pieces of salt water taffy by Dolle's. I couldn't help myself - I gobbed one down before I had a chance to snap a photo. :-P
Ha. My lazy attempt at swatching the DD Crème...

The Boho Glam polish selections of this month are Lexie (dandelion yellow crème) and Dianne (mint green crème). Both shades are such happy colors! The beauty product selection is Julep's own DD Crème. Are we really already up to DD now?! I received the shade Light, but after further swatching it looks like it's a bit dark against my very fair skin tone (eh, the sun doesn't like me...even in the summer!). I'm trying not to make any judgements about it until I've had a chance to apply it to my face with my Beautyblender. I'll be posting soon about my comparison of BB, CC, and DD creams/crèmes so you'll see if it worked out for me after all.

Julep Maven is a monthly subscription service. Each box is $19.99 per month, but you can skip any month should you opt to do so if you don't like any of the available selections. You'll accumulate JULES with every box purchase and friend referral, and also gain access to the Secret Store! Be sure to use the code JULEPVIP at checkout to get your first box for only 99 cents!!! Click HERE to subscribe.*

*Referral link included.

Monday, June 10, 2013

FREE Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Right now if you use your cell phone to text the word SCHICK to 24444 you can request a FREE Schick Hydro Silk Razor!!! 

Simply click the link provided via text and follow the on-screen instructions. Expect to see your razor within 6-8 weeks (though it might come sooner).

I received this razor from BzzAgent several weeks ago and I love it! It's definitely the closest shave you'll get from a razor made for women when compared to similar products on the market. I'm glad I'll now have a spare to keep in my bathroom. Don't miss this freebie Ladies!!!

Friday, June 07, 2013

FREE Always & Tampax Radiant Sampler Kit

For a limited time only, you can request a FREE Always & Tampax Radiant Sampler Kit from Proctor & Gamble. P&G always has the best samples - but they run out of supplies FAST.

Your kit will include a scented pad, 3 unscented liners, and 3 unscented tampons. As an added bonus, the samples arrive stashed in a cute little wristlet! Perfect for storing the new "goodies" in your purse.

Click HERE to request your own sampler kit while supplies last!!!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) - May 2013 "Spring Fling"

For the first time since Ipsy launched in December 2011, subscribers were sent multiple alternate combinations of products based on a new tool called IpsyMatch. Your results are based on your personal profile, your Beauty Quiz, and your participation on ipsy.com. That's pretty cool - but I hope it's legit. This new feature added an element of excitement while I awaited my bag as I was anxious to see if what I got was relevant to my quiz results! I mean, we all know those subscription service "personalized" quizzes are like total B.S. most of the time, right? Thanks to a few internet popup ads, the cute orange and blue chevron bag was revealed days before a spoiler was posted to Ipsy's Facebook page.

Sorry about the low quality photo - I had to take this one on my iPhone! Clockwise from Left: Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter, Zoya Nail Polish in Julie, Yaby Concealer Refill in Buff, Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss in Pink, and Mirabella Perfecting Powder

This month's Glam Bag is a bright white, orange, and blue chevron bag. Again, surprisingly sturdy! The bag is made out of a lightly padded nylon material. The Ipsy logo is on a little orange tag affixed to the side of the bag. It's a fun print - but more summer than spring.

I have to say, I think Ipsy nailed it this month. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck. Maybe my Beauty Quiz results are relevant after all? The product I'm most anxious to try is the Pacifica Bronzing Body Butter. Tanning just isn't my thing, but my naturally ghost-like complexion isn't either. Don't get me wrong, pale is actually quite nice sometimes - almost angelic looking. But sometimes a woman just needs to glow! I took a whiff of the Bronzing Body Butter and it smells like VACATION! Okay. Sold. The Zoya nail polish is a nice shimmery lilac that will look nice on my nails against my skin tone. The hue is totally spring and I love it. I've been waiting for a concealer product that I could use with the concealer brush I received in January's Glam Bag and finally got one with the Yaby Concealer Refill. It looks close enough to my skin tone, but I'll see how it works out when I give it a go. I don't get too many zits that I need concealer for. I recently ditched my foundation and replaced it with BB cream, so concealer is necessary for the bad days which are luckily few and far between. The Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss is something I won't use often because I prefer a matte look on my lips. The product appears to be a much darker shade from the outside of the packaging, but when applied it's a sheer fig color that also smells like the fruit. It's a very pretty! And lastly, the Mirabella Finishing Powder is kind of new to me. I've never had to use finishing powder. Every few months or so when I'm in a wedding party or attending a formal event of some kind, I need my makeup to last for hours - especially when I'm wearing more than usual. I'll experiment with it first...

Ipsy (formerly MyGlam) is a monthly subscription service that sends a different Glam Bag each month filled with 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full-sized beauty products. The cost is $10.00 a month. Click HERE* to sign up today!

*Referral link included.