Fresh tasting water with PUR faucet mount

For the most part I only drink water. I drink from the tap because its cheaper than buying bottles & better for the environment. Sometimes tap water can have a weird taste. So when Influenster sent me a PUR faucet mount I was pretty excited to try it out.

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Depending on where you buy PUR water filter it ranged from $25-$39.99

Easy 1-click installation makes it easy to remove and replace
Built-in electronic filter life indicator
Horizontal space-saving design
Filters water over natural minerals for a crisp, refreshing taste
Provides up to 100 gal ( 1,600 8 oz glasses ) of clean water or up to about 3 months
Filter removes 99% of lead and trace levels of pharmaceuticals along with many other contaminants
Removes 96% of mercury
360-degree swivel allows it to fit well in most sinks
Reduces Chlorine
2 year warranty

PUR Max ion filter

Save $$
Replaces 3,000 plastic bottles a year
Saves up to $1,000 a year
1/10th the cost of bottled water

Use it for cooking, infant formula, coffee/juice/tea, ice cubes, pets, refillable water bottles.

Its easy to install. In the box you get the mount, a filter, & 4 adapters/washers so you can find one that fits your faucet. You twist the cap on the mount and insert the filter then twist the cap back on. Twist the adapter on your faucet and the just click the mount onto the faucet. So easy!
I’ve also hear if the adapters don’t work you can contact PUR & they might be able to send one that might work with your faucet.

PUR water mount

Unfortunately where I am currently staying the faucet it low which isn’t really convenient when the filter mount is on it and the adapter didn’t work with the faucet. When I move I am hoping to be able to use it because I carry water with me every where and always enjoy a nice fresh tasting glass of water when I am home.
It’s not a bad price considering it lasts for 3 months , up to 1,600 – 8oz glasses . If you bought water bottles every day you would save a lot with this filter.

Have you tried or heard about the PUR faucet mount? Do you use a pitcher or a filter for your faucet?

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Savings at Target

I found 2 hidden savings at Target

Who loves a Starbucks frappuccino ? I know I do 🙂
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Starbucks discount

If your Target has a Starbucks head to the cartwheel app & get a 15% off discount. It can be used up to 4 times. This coupon expires August 15th. It is a private offer and you have to login on your computer and add this deal & then you will be able to see it in the app.
Are you signed up for Starbucks rewards? Its free to join and you get a free drink when you sign up -> sign up here

Target dollar spot savings

Who loves the dollar spot/ One Spot at Target? Great seasonal items, crafting, toys, & so much more.

Grab this 30% off discount
Now $1 = $.70 , expires August 15th and can be used 4 times.

One of my favorite things I bought and use all the time is the accordion organizer that I found.target one spot organizer

Tips to save at Target

✱Use the cartwheel app to get discounts on everything from clothes, food, beauty, pets ect. Show the barcode on your smartphone or you can print the barcode.

✱Print coupons from their website

✱Check out their store brands like Up&Up , Market Pantry, & Archer Farms. They deliver the same quality at lower prices.

✱Get coupons sent to your phone by texting COUPONS to 827438 or download their app.

✱Did you know Target has discounts throughout the week? Here is the schedule:
Monday: Electronics, accessories, kids’ clothing, books, baby, and stationery
Tuesday: Domestics, women’s clothing, pets, and market (food items)
Wednesday: Men’s clothing, health and beauty, lawn and garden
Thursday: Housewares, lingerie, shoes, toys, sporting goods, decor, and luggage
Friday: Auto, cosmetics, hardware, and jewelry

✱I love going to target for seasonal items. They have fun bright items. The best times to find clearance deals are in January, July, and August.
So when the holidays/season is over remember this for big savings :
The day after the holiday: 50 percent off
Three days after: 75 percent off
A week after: 90 percent off

✱Stack up Target’s coupon, manufacturer coupons & even the cartwheel app for BIG savings.

✱Shop the ends caps & in some aisles in the middle they will have items on sale & clearance.

✱If prices end in a $.06 or $.08 , the item will be marked down again. Don’t wait too long though because someone else might snatch it up.

✱If it is marked $.04, it’s final clearance and won’t be marked down again.

✱ Did you know Target sometimes offers samples on their site? Its not set so check back often

Chipotle BOGO coupon + a chance to win Chipotle for a year

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Head to chipotlefriendorfaux.com and take their quiz you will get a BOGO coupon texted to you

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Buy one get one FREE Coupon and a Chance to Win Chipotle for 2 for a Year –
Ends August 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Limit of one (1) Entry may be submitted per Entrant regardless of method of entry and one additional Entry via either Twitter tweet or Facebook share throughout the Sweepstakes Period for a maximum of two (2) Entries per person. ELIGIBILITY: (48) contiguous United States (including the District of Columbia) excluding Alaska and Hawaii, who are at least (13) years old. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes and a Buy-One-Get-One (“BOGO”) coupon for a free Chipotle item value up to $10 (while supplies last). This offer will be delivered to the mobile number that you provided. (50) Grand Prizes: Chipotle Dinner for Two for winner and a friend awarded in the form of one set of fifty-two (52) Free Chipotle Dinner for Two Cards (value of up to $25 each card). Each card is good for two free entrees (burritos, bowls, orders of tacos or salads), one order of chips and guacamole and two fountain drinks. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize $1,300. One Hundred (100) First Prizes: A catered Chipotle party for twenty (20) “friends or faux” awarded in the form of a Chipotle Catering Card for twenty (20). New York City residents will receive a Burritos by the Box party for 20 instead of a catering card. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each First Prize $260.

Hold up, let me take a selfie

Over the past few months I’m sure you have seen or heard about the selfie stick.
You no longer need to leave out someone out and if you are alone you don’t have to worry about asking a stranger ( who might have bad photography skills) to take a photo of you. If you are hiking or have an amazing back drop you can now see that when using a selfie stick vs taking a regular selfie.

DealStock was kind enough to send me a selfie stick with built-in bluetooth in blue to try out & review.

Selfie Stick DealStock

As you can see its pretty simple to set up.
DealStock Selfie Stick Directions

-Compatible with iPhone 4/4S 5/5C/5S (only for iOS 4.0 or above) and most android cell phones such as Samsung galaxy S3/S4/S5,HTC ONE M7/M8,LG G2,Google Nexus 4 5 6,Sony Xperia Z1 Z2,etc(only for Android 3.0 or above).
-180-degree rotation, providing convenience and full control for the users while they are taking photos.
-The LED indicator is Red while charging, and it displays Blue when full charged. (on bottom of stick)
-Can be stretched (opened) to 42″
-Stand-by Time: more than 100 hours
-Charging Time: 1 hour

You can order one from their website DealStock.com or Amazon
Price: $9.99- 10.99

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The top ‘U’ part twists off and on so it is easy to carry and pack when you take it with you. The piece with the orange top adjusts so you it will fit your phones height when in the selfie stick. It is very secure too , not once did I feel like my phone would fall out. Another great thing about this selfie stick is it is very lightweight, no need to worry about it weighing down your bag. I do have a bigger purse but sure it would fit in a bag smaller as well.
You connect it via bluetooth and the button to take the photo is on the handle which is easy to press while holding the stick.

selfie stick in bag

Just a friendly reminder , please be aware of your surroundings & be considerate of others when using your selfie stick. I saw a lot of tourists when walking around NYC just whipping them around lol
Also don’t bring it on rides on amusement parks. I recently read an article about Disney and how they are banning them because of that.

Other than that have fun taking photos of a bunch of people or yourself.

Here are some photos I took with the selfie stick.

Brooklyn Bridge Selfie Stick

Brooklyn bridge park, if I took a normal selfie you wouldn’t see the whole bridge in the background. So its great to set a lot of the background when you are by yourself or want to control what you get in the photo.

On Brooklyn Bridge Selfie Stick

On the Brooklyn bridge

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Taking a walk by the water

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own

Score FREE prizes with Dial Rewards Program

Did you know that Dial has a rewards program? Members can participate in certain activities and earn points. The program is open to all residents of the U.S , 18 and older. What can you do with those points? You enter sweepstakes & enter in instant win games. No purchase required.

Sign up -> https://dialrewards.icgrouplp.com/

As a member of Purex Insiders, I was selected to spread the news about this new rewards program.
Sign up today and get 50 points but when you use my unique code HB0T4 you get another 500 points!
When you are on the site on the top left corner you will see ‘Code Entry’ ( see photo) Enter the code HB0T4 for your points.

Dial Rewards Code Entry

Here are some of the ways you can earn points:

Logging in (points may be earned daily)
Reading an article
Opening an email newsletter (points may be earned one (1) time per email)
Watch a short video
Taking a quick survey
Sharing with friends on social media or by email
Following the Sponsor on social media
Redeeming special Dial® Rewards coupons
Entering a promotional code distributed by Sponsor

When you go to “Earn Points” you will see all the options available. When you are done with one it will be marked as complete. Each month activities & points change.

Dial Rewards program earn points

What can you spend your points on :

As you can see below there are sweepstakes & instant win games. These will change monthly. You can enter 20 times daily for each game or sweepstakes.

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So get in now while there aren’t that many people signed up so you have a better shot at winning!
Good luck! If you get lucky , let me know what you win.

I won a $10 Panera gift card
Dial Rewards Win

*I am a member of Purex Insiders and will be credited when you use my unique code when signing up for Dials Reward Program to win a prize. All opinions are my own.

OZ Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant Review

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If you keep up with my blog ( or social media) you see I try a handful of beauty products. The dermafoliant from Oz Naturals might be one of my favorites & probably one of the best exfoliants I have used.

Why exfoliating should be a part of your skin routine.
As we age our skins turnover slows down, and dead cells will start to pile on the surface of our skin. Which makes our skin look dull, dry or rough. It also clogs our pores ( blackheads) & highlights fine lines. When we exfoliate, it helps remove the dead skin cells & uncover the new cells. It helps stimulate those cells , giving us a smoother, softer, and even complexion.

Helps increase blood flow, which helps give you a healthy glow
Helps your anti-aging products, moisturizers,serums, sunscreens & creams to penetrate better & deeper so you get the full benefits of them.
Make up will go on better.
Reduces pore size.
Improves skin texture.
Helps clear breakouts.

Ingredients
Bamboo:
a rich source of silica, which is an essential nutrient in keeping the skin and hair healthy. Bamboo extract also offers anti-irritant properties, soothing the skin when applied directly through topical skin care products. It also contains anti-oxidants, helping to minimize wrinkles and naturally boost youthful radiance.

Alpha Lipoic Acid:
a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has skin-rejuvenating benefits. Alpha lipoic acid can also help to prevent oxidative damage caused by the sun, and is well-absorbed and able to enter skin cells without breaking down.

Lactic Acid:
Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). AHAs are acids derived from foods, and work to improve skin’s texture through exfoliation. AHAs encourage the skin to slough off its old, dead skin cells revealing the glow of healthy skin cells hidden underneath. They may also help firm up sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen growth in the deeper layers of your skin.

Pro Vitamin B-5:
As a humectant, provitamin B-5 stabilizes the skin’s barrier function, reducing the amount of water lost through the skin. This vitamin not only increases skin’s hydration but it also helps to improve its softness and elasticity, making provitamin B5 ideal for the treatment of dry, scaly or rough skin.

Green Tea Extract:
is rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent collagen breakdown as well as tone and protect the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.

How to use Oz Naturals Dermafoilant

Use at least 2 times a week.

I don’t think I’ve used an exfoliant that comes in a powder form. It comes in a cute bottle and you twist the top of the cap to open/close. The consistency of the powder is like a very fine sand.

oz naturals dermafoilant

Pour/shake about a nickel size to start with in your hand or in a small bowl. I prefer to do this in my hand. Then you will drip a little water until it is a thin paste.

Oz Naturals paste

Put it on your face and rub gently in a circular motion going upwards for about 20 seconds.

When done rubbing, leave it on your face for 3-5 minutes.

Rinse with warm water.

As you rinse you will feel how soft, silky, and smooth your skin is.

Pat face dry and put on your moisturizer.

What I’ve noticed since using this
I would say I’ve used this 4-5 times already.
I have noticed my pores around my nose ( my problem area) are much smaller.
My face has a healthy glow & brighter
My skin is really soft & smooth

I think the small fine sand consistency & that this has the lactic acid might be the key to why I like it so much & have noticed good results. Lactic acid is good for brightening skin , hydrates, speeds up cell turnover ( which gives you a healthy complexion). I like that exfoliant is small because the bigger pieces in products I have used in the past , even if natural ( like nut shells, barks, ect) can scratch the skin.

I am very glad I found a great product and will keep using this in my nightly routine. If you have noticed your skin looking dull, or maybe have a problem with big pores , blackheads, or dry skin ; I highly recommend Oz Naturals Ancient Orient Rice Enzyme Dermafoliant

I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Freebies July part 1

If you noticed I started just posting my goodies for 2 weeks instead of weekly. This is what I’ve received the past 2 weeks.

FreebiesKotex

Kotex always has great samples – snag yours here + $1 coupon
Sargento Cheese Snack Cheese Cooler
Buttermilk Bath Salts

JohnFriedaSamples
Check out Target.com sometimes they have samples. I got this John Frieda Beyond smooth shampoo/conditioner & cream

PinchMeJuly
My friends PinchMe boxed that I took lol but he kept the lotion
Skinfix hand cream, Gold Bond lotion, Berocca vitamin mineral supplement , Mr Bubble 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner, body wash, Nutro Perfect Portions

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My Pinchme box Secreat clinical strength deodorant, nutro perfect portions cat food, skinfix hand cream, berocca vitamin mineral supplement

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Still redeeming those coupons Pom sent me from my win….so yummy

CouponsJuly
some coupons

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Emergen-C & Emergen-Zzzz samples + $1 coupon
Naturade VeganSmart nutritional shake = $10 coupon

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Vocal Point sent me a pack for my kitties. 2 cans of Sheba, Perfect portions pate, 5 great coupons, & a bowl.

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I love this flavor & Target had them on sale for $1.06! I bought 3 packs 🙂 ( one was free)

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Another goodie for my cats, cat treats! A new one for them Delightibles

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Last month I won this on twitter from CVS Beauty! 6 popa-razzi nail polish & a nail art set!

SamplesSephora

Are you a beauty insider at Sephora? They randomly send emails for free samples ( usually for Seaphora inside JC Penney) I scored Benefit They’re Real Remover & they substituted and gave me a Formula X nail polish since they didn’t have the cleanser sample. Haven’t tried either so can’t wait to see how they work

Erase imperfections with AmazingConcealer

I recently tried out Amazing Cosmetics AmazingConcealer.
It retails for $28 for a .2 fl oz.
It may seem a little pricey but you only need to use a little but of product to get results.

AmazingConcealer

A little about AmazingConcealer:
Water resistant
Long wearing
Full coverage
Goes on smoothly
Light weight
Highly pigmented, which is why you can use a little to get results ( less is more)
Blends in , leaving skin look natural & flawless
Doesn’t blend into pores or wrinkles
20 shades to choose from
Not tested on animals
Paraben free
Won Allure Magazine Editor’s Choice award

Helpful ingredients
Cucumber fruit extract : Helps with depuffing, softening, & soothing
Vitamin E : anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory

How to use – multipurpose

Helps erase: age spots, blotchiness, blemishes, redness, sun damage, broken capillaries , uneven skintone, dark circles , & more

Concealer :
erase dark circles, blemishes, & redness

Primer:
Use on eyelids to help eye shadow stay in place
Use a thin coat on lips to help lip stick stay on & stay true to the shade

Defines:
use a shade that matches your skintone and apply a thin line around the perimeter of your mouth & blend gently. This helps create a fuller look for your lips & helps prevent feathering of your lipstick.

Brows: Choose a shade 1-2 shades lighter than skine tone and apply underneath brow from the inner to outer corner and gently blend. It will help open the eyes & give you a “lift” of the brows.

Highlighting:
Eyes- 1-2 shades lighter, apply to inner corner of eyes to help brighten ..blend
Nose- 1-2 shades lighter, apply down the bridge of nose, gently blend and blur edges
Cheekbones- 1-2 shades lighter, apply above cheekbones & blend

Contours:
Cheekbones- Apply thin line of concealer, 2 shades darker than you skin tone in the hollows of cheeks ( make fish face if you aren’t sure, those are the hollows) gently blend & blur edges.

Nose: Apply a thin stripe on concealer 1-2 shades darker down each side of nose , gently blend & blur edges

Jawline: Apply thin line of concealer 2 shades darker along the jawline, gently blend & blur edges

Don’t you love when a pimple pops up? Sometimes it can just ruin your day. Its just there on your face like ” Hey, look at me!” Well this popped up a little after I got AmazingConcealer. It was perfect because I was able to see just how this would work.

AmazingConcealer Before & After

I had moisturizer on and then just put a small dot of concealer and blended it in. The redness was gone and my pimple was pretty much undetectable. I felt better when I looked in the mirror and confident to go on with the rest of the day without worrying about people looking at my new friend on my face.
As the day went on the concealer stayed on, no wearing off. I tried applying under my eye but the shade (Fair) was a little light for me , I think the golden fair a shade up might be better. It still did a great job at erasing my blemish/ redness. Since it is multi-purpose I will definitely be using this as a highlighter , primer, & to define lips & brows. As I mentioned above you only need a few dots depending how you use it. I like using a beauty sponge to blend it . A small tube will surely last you awhile. So if you’re in the market for a new concealer, there is a reason amazing is in the name.

Where can you buy it?
Amazing Cosmetics website, Sephora, Ulta

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Brighten your skin with Isa Professional 24K Gold Vitamin C Serum

Isa Professional sent me their Xanadu 24k Gold serum… yep it has real gold flakes! How fun, fancy, & beneficial.

24k serum

This serum will moisturize, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, even skin tone, repair sun damage, and give you a golden youthful glow.

Whats in it:
* 24K Gold.
* Vitamin C – pH balanced and highly absorbable . Brightens skin, combats wrinkles and dark spots.
* Vitamin E moisturizes and heals.
* Rose Extract soothes the skin and gives the Xanadu serum a delightful natural scent.
* P-anisic from the spice anise.

How it helps your skin
* Hyaluronic Acid captures and holds up to 1000 times its volume in moisture to your skin.
* Collagen to support your skin’s own collagen.
* Creatine supplies energy to your cells.
* Beta-Glucan boosts the immune system.

How to use:
Apply twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, on freshly cleansed skin. Avoid eyes and mouth. For speedy application, pump the bottle top twice into the palm of one hand, rub palms together, then apply to face. For luxurious application, place one pump on each cheek (where your dimples would be) and smooth onto face with your finger tips in a circular upward motion.

Isa Professional 24k serum
What I thought:
I’ve been using this in the mornings for the most part but have also used at night.
I often put some on my cheeks so gold flakes would sit on my skin and give me a nice golden glow. It looked nice when the light or sun hit my face. When you put the serum on you don’t have to worry about a lot of flakes on your skin or one area. It distributes pretty well.
They say gold awakens the inner beauty of the skin & nurtures it to produce the overall effect of glowing skin. It has been used from ancient times for herbal medicine as a symbol of eternity. It has been known to gold detoxifies, firms, revitalizes, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves the elasticity of the skin.

It kept my skin moisturized and felt good on. It didn’t leave my skin sticky instead soft & supple.
The bottle is easy to use , it has a pump dispenser.
I really liked having the bottle out , it was pretty to have displaying on my shelf.
Only con is I didn’t care for the smell from the rose extract.

I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Nutrition Now Gummy MultiVites Review #NutritionNow #FreeSample

I’m sort of bad at taking vitamins , I’m not going to lie. I know I should be taking them but when the pills are huge and/or taste gross I end up putting them off.

Smiley360 sent me berry Nutrition Now women’s gummy vitamins. I started taking the the next morning after receiving them. I love these. These taste great, easy to chew, & swallow. It makes taking vitamins enjoyable. The berry flavor is a great choice, I almost want to take more than 2 because they are that tasty. I haven’t missed a day, it’s the first thing I do now when I get up. Gummies I have taken in the past have had a gritty texture or chalky taste, these do not. I haven’t noticed a big change but do feel energized when I take them & feel good knowing I am getting essential nutrients.

NutritionNow

Supports Healthy Metabolism, Immune System and Bone Health.
100% Daily Value of 9 Essential Nutrients
Delicious
Take 2 daily
Natural berry flavor.
Gluten free
Improve your hair, skin and nails
Supports your energy

These retail for about $7-$8

Nutrition Now label

My one con is I wish it had zinc/iron since I seem to be low on those.

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Make your taste buds & body happy and try Nutrition Now gummy vitamins.

Do you hate taking vitamins? Do you prefer gummy vitamins?

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.