Thursday, June 30, 2011

June Favorites ^_^

Neutrogena Foaming Makeup Remover
Hello Kitty Makeup Bag <3
China Glaze Pink Voltage [neon]
Maybelline One by One Volume Express Mascara
Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box
Victoria's Secret Love Spell Body Spray
Aussie Hair Spray
Aussie Volume Shampoo
Nivea Orange Blossom Lotion
Nivea Orange Blossom Body Wash
Heart Bracelet

I loved using all of these products this month. I have to say my all time favorite out of all of these products would have to be the Nivea Orange Blossom body wash. It smells amazing and leaves my skin smooth!


Haul: Free Samples + Free Products

I bet you all are getting tired of my "coupon" related posts huh? I promise I'll do a post about makeup soon! I do want to share with you all my addiction to free stuff and samples. I love getting stuff in the mail [who doesn't?]... every day is like Christmas! [well, almost every day]. Really though, who doesn't love to open their mailbox and find a free goody waiting for them??

Over the past few months I've been filling out almost every good sample and free item form I can find. I know it's weird but I like getting free products. Just the other day on facebook Aussie was giving away a full sized bottle of product! Hello! FULL SIZE! Not one of those little 0.5ml type bottles, a FULL BOTTLE. Well, really they are sending a coupon for a free bottle [I don't blame them, shipping would be crazy expensive if it was a full bottle they were sending out].

Are you all ready? I'd like to show you guys my [stash] of free stuff. Below I'll put a list of what each individual item is. Ready...




Well, here it is! My huge pile of Freebies!! Here are some close up shots of everything so you can see closely what everything is.


5 - Bags of Lay's Potato Chips: 2 Sour Cream, 2 Original, 1 BBQ
2 - Containers of Cottonelle Moist Flushable Wipes
2 - Sample packs of Nescafe Taster's Choice Coffee
2 - Packages of Shick Hydro 5 Razors
2 - Cans of Whiskas Cat Food
4 - Cans of Friskies Cat Food
1 - Package of Wilkinson Disposable Razors
1 - 10 Count Package of Pull-Ups Wipes [Giving to my Bestie]
1 - Roll of Fiber Choice Chewable Tablets
1 - Package of Fiber Choice Weight Management Chewable Tablets
1 - Package of Fish Oil Pills
1 - Sample Package of Folgers Coffee
2 - Packages of Swiffer's 360 Dusters
1 - Sample Package of Carefree Panty Liners
1 - Package of Carefree Panty Liners
1 - Sample of Zebra Print Duct Tape Sheets
1 - Sample of Purex Laundry Detergent with Zout
1 - Package of Raisels Fruit Flavored Raisins
1 - Sample Package of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
1 - Sample Package of John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo and Conditioner
2 - Sample Packages of Miracle Whip Mayonaise
1 - Bag of Tidy Cats Kitty Litter
1 - Sample of BareMinerals Powder Foundation with Brush

Breathe! It's over! Haha. That was a huge list! So, who's going to jump on the bandwagon with me and get some free products coming their way?? Shockingly enough, a LOT of big companies are giving away free products.

Here's a quick list of what samples I've filled out and are waiting for as we speak:

Full size bottle of Aussie
Full size bottle of Herbal Essence
Bottle of Pantene Pro-V
Ocean Spray sparkling cranberry juice
Free Can of Dog Food
Aveeno Hair Care Product
Downy Unstopables Laundry Booster
Emergen-C Packet
Shout Wipe & Go Wipes
Playtex Sport Tampons
Honey Nut Cheerios
Quest Bar
SoyJoy Bar
John Freida Frizz Ease Shampoo and Conditioner
Bottle of Kaboom
Dove Hair Care
Suave Hair Products
Eucerin Lotion
SteviaCane Sugar
$5 Off Bounty Coupon
Fanah Face Wash
Shield Immunity Defense Booster [drink]

Will you start getting samples? I want to hear what you think about "samples" and "freebies". Have you received some in the past? What was it?


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Organization: My Creative Touch

Do you ever have a random moment where creativity sparks and you have to stop what you're doing right then? That was me yesterday. I had a bunch of buttons and ribbon sitting on my dining room table that I wasn't quite sure where to store. The ribbons were all over the table and the buttons were in two different ziploc bags. I knew I wanted to put them in a container or something.

I remembered I had got these little thank you jars from my boyfriend's mom. She got them from a wedding because they had too many left over. Well I realized I had 6 of these. I emptied them out and decided to put different colored buttons inside each one. 

For the ribbon, I had a small sugar jar [that's what I use to use for sugar] and I cleaned it up and put a cute little felt flower on top with some hot glue, just to spruce it up a bit. I was able to put all of my loose ribbon and spools of ribbon inside. I don't have a lot of ribbon, so the little jar works just fine.

What do you guys think? I thought it was super cute. Now I won't be losing buttons or ribbon!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Is there a such thing as Free??

I know what you're probably thinking. Is she really going to turn this blog into couponing? No, no I'm not. This blog will always be about makeup and about every day life. I might need to change the title eventually because I pretty much talk about anything and everything!

Anyway, this morning I headed over to Petco and picked up a couple of items. I had a coupon for 2 free cans of Fancy Feast Cat Food. I also had a coupon for 1 free 3.5oz bag of dog treats. I ended up giving that coupon to a friend in my complex and ended up taking it back so I could see if I could find it at Petco, since Walmart didn't have them.
Luckily Petco had the Pro Plan Roasted Slices dog treats in stock. I was kind of hesitant to grab them because the coupon said Free up to $3.99 value. Petco had them priced at $5.99. Well after talking to the cashier, I ran back and grabbed them.

After ringing up my coupons. . . What would have been $7.17, I walked out of the store with FREE products. =]

If you're ever looking for great deals on anything, I suggest you check out The Coupon Posse's Blog. They (cause I'm sure it's more than one lady) find great deals at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target and pretty much every where in between. So feel free to follow her blog and start saving on some great deals!

I love spending $0.35

 There is no way that I could ever call myself an "Extreme Couponer" mainly because I'm not one. Never will I be one. Lol. But I do love a good bargain!

I went to Walmart the other night because I had a couple of coupons that were expiring soon. One was for $2.00 off any size Tidy Cats kitty litter. The second one was for BOGO Whiska's Entrees. 

Here's the prices:
Tidy Cats Litter: Sm Bag: $1.77 (free with $0.23 over)
Whiska's Entrees: $0.55 each.

I used both coupons and my final price for all 3 was $0.35 =]

I love getting good deals like this because after awhile Cat food and Cat litter get pricey. I know that with these coupons it's easier for me to get her essentials and be able to spend a little more on use getting groceries and stuff like that. =]

Do any of you use coupons on a regular basis?

Giveaway Announcement: Josie's Nails

What a lovely Saturday this has been. I'd like to tell you all about a giveaway going on right now for some really cute nail polishes.

 Josie's Nails is doing a giveaway for these lovely nail polishes by China Glaze! For more info click here (and to enter).

Giveaway is going on from now till July 30th and is open internationally!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aussie Mega Hold Hairspray. Oh How I Love Thee

This is going to be a super quick review because I'm sure 99.9% of all women know what hairspray this is.

Aussie Mega Hair Spray!

This happens to be the best hair spray ever created! At least in my opinion! Unlike other hair sprays, Aussie doesn't leave your hair feeling crunchy and unmanageable. Plus the smell is to die for! 

Not only do I use Aussie hair spray on my hair [duh] but I also use it on my hair bows to keep them smelling good and from fraying. I know Anna over at  Embellishments Beauty was wondering what smell was on her bows that she one in my giveaway. I told her that I used Aussie hair spray on them. I haven't met a single person that does not like the smell of Aussie products.

Who else loves Aussie hair products? I swear by this, it's amazing! This is the only hair spray that will ever touch my hair [even though I'm not a huge hair spray fan].

Friday, June 17, 2011

June Lust List: I Want!

Hello Kitty Necklace that bumblebeeetuna made! $25 CAD

I really want to try her perfume. Plus it's a cute little bottle! $65 at Nordstrom

Hello kitty vans $50 @ Van's Stores

My friend actually bought the first pair shown the other day. I think if I get a pair I'm either going with the black and red w/red laces or the pink w/pink laces.

My friend Jana has been using this and loves it. It makes her skin look like she's not wearing anything. I might just have to give this a try. $8-10

Sleek iDivine Acid Palette I think these are 4.99 Euros.

I've really been wanting to try this palette out because the colors are super bright, pigmented and beautiful. I just don't think I can get one since they are made in the UK. Hmmm.

That's pretty much it for my June Lust List. Not a whole lot but it's what I've been wanting to get =]

Giveaway Announcement: Beauty Shades

Good morning ladies!!! =] It's bright and early here in Texas and I just wanted to share a giveaway with you all on this fine day.

Beauty Shades is having her first giveaway and is giving away the following items:

To Enter: Simply click her name above (the link will take you to her giveaway). Giveaway ends August 3, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FREE Sample: Bare Escentuals Bareminerals Foundation

 So I just wanted to share a sample I found online yesterday for a free thing of Bare Escentuals Bareminerals Foundation. Information is below:

Get a FREE 10-day supply of Bare Escentuals Bareminerals Foundation with the choice of original or matte.  This offer is valid only at Sephora inside JCPenney stores and is a limit of one sample per person. Available in 6 shades and includes a baby buffing brush. 

Since my Jcpenney doesn't have a sephora inside, I went over to my sephora store (in the mall) and checked to see if I could use the coupon there. They accepted it only because they had done the offer a week or so ago and they had some left. So, if your Jcpenney doesn't have a sephora inside, just try your regular sephora. Luckily, my friend and I didn't have to drive around to a Jcpenney that had one. Whew! lol. Hope you guys enjoy this freebie!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh Hello Kittah!

I wanted to share with everyone what I got in the mail today!
Is everyone ready?? Ok, so my mom had told me that she bought my sandals for me. I ended up getting that package today. I was super lucky because I happened to get home right when the UPS guy was at my door. I yelled out of my car window "It's FOR ME!!!" and then he brought the pen pad over to me to sign for my package (Told you mom). 
Anyway, of course I brought it inside and Sissy had to give it the sniff test.

It passed! =]


When I opened the package I noticed something sitting on top. My mom had told me that she threw a little something extra in. hehehe. 


Super cute little makeup bag, which is actually the perfect size to hold what little makeup I own and what looks to be a little coin bag or something. I'll probably use it for coins or coupons. Something like that. It's so cute though! I absolutely love hello kitty.

This little bag is so cute! I'm a big dork when it comes to Hello kitty. Then again one of my friends has the hello kitty toaster and wants the hello kitty waffle iron. (Yes that's right, I'm talking about you Jana) hehe. We are both Hello Kitty freaks.

Moving on.... I already told you guys that I was getting these sandals and I am totally in love! I just think I need to get some cute skirt to wear with them or something. (I don't wear shorts).

These I got in the color Pewter. I love them!! I definitely need to go get a pedi before I wear these cause right now my toes could use some help.

Thanks Mom!! I absolutely love all the new things I got. I can't wait to wear my sandals.. (actually I wore them out last night for a little bit).


Monday, June 13, 2011

Blogger Adventure: Dallas

Dallas, TX -- My Honey and I went on a mini road trip to Dallas, TX. We left Saturday evening and got up to Dallas around 11:30pm. It's about a 4.5 hour drive for us.

The whole reason for going was so I could get a new door and hood for my car. I'll post pictures of what happened at the bottom of the blog post.

<-- Check out this awesome Statue of Sam Houston. We spotted this on the way to Dallas. I had just enough light left to snap a quick picture as we drove by. I had to be fast though because I had my telephoto lens on and well, the statue was pretty close. I ended up changing to the 18-55mm lens and snapped a shot. I was actually able to get 3 pictures of the statue but this one was the best.

More pictures below!!!!!

I tried to catch a quick shot of the beautiful sunset but as you can tell, I didn't get a great shot. LoL. 

Here's view of our lovely little hotel room in Dallas. It was so awesome because we were on the top floor so we had the vaulted ceilings and it was very roomy.

The only thing I didn't really care for was the mustard yellow bedding. Ick! Mustard yellow?! They should have went with a nice gray or black print.

How cute is this?! This was positioned above our toilet in the restroom. The boyfriend wanted to take it home just like that. I talked him out of it because I figured they would probably charge us if we took it. Plus it's just a crappy towel anyway. Now, if it was a super soft towel, then yes. 

I couldn't resist snapping a picture of my honey all curled up in bed Sunday morning. He was so cute.

 While he was sleeping, I decided to do my hair and makeup. I used my cute little Urban Decay palette that I got from Lisa over at Makeup by Lisa. I love the palette and used the brownish/gold colors.

Then, since I had pink on, I finished the look off with my NYX narcissus lipstick.

I didn't bring an under color lipstick with me so the NYX one didn't stay on all that long.

I decided not to wear foundation that day because I knew it was going to be in the 100s. Plus, by looking at the picture above, you can tell just how sleepy I was.

 Fountains and pretty purple flowers in front of the Dallas Galeria.

 Part of the Galeria.

The Dallas Cowboys Official Pro-Shop. I <3'd it even though they weren't open when we were walking around. Not like the boyfriend would let me go in there since he's a dedicated Texans fan. =]

The Dallas Galeria is a lot nicer/newer than our Houston one, but it's a lot smaller than ours and was missing Zumiez and The Van's store. Along with some other stores.

The ice rink isn't as big as ours either. But overall, I loved the Dallas Galeria!

Top level, walking around checking out the stores. We got to the Galeria about an hour before they opened. Of course, when we were leaving.... all of the store opened lol.

 The Love looking at a map of the galeria seeing what stores they do and do not have. He's so cute! <3

Downtown pretty. It's definitely not Houston and I actually think Houston has some nicer looking buildings but Dallas isn't too bad.

And finally...Pictures of what happened to my car and what made us drive up to Dallas in the first place.

Someone thought they'd be nice and run into my car while it was parked at my complex!

Obviously some people don't know how to drive, nor have the common courtesy of leaving a note with insurance information.

Grrrr!!! People these days.

Oh well. We got a new door and all I have to do is order my fenders and I'll get her painted =]

She'll be as good as new when I'm done with her.