May 22 2015 Deals


Have you signed up for ShopYourWay? I never really shopped at Sears ( available for Kmart too) but when I learned I could get points for purchases by playing some instant win games I started going there.

This glass & gold accent bowl was $4.95 on clearance. I used my points and paid nothing.

Sears Shop Your Way Bowl


Its such a pain when stores & employees vary with coupons. I wanted to use a bunch of revlon coupons but was limited to 4. boo!

Trip 1: Total $.96 Received $1 ECB for Garnier & $1 SavingStar

  • Cat Chow $4.99 , used $1 MFC = $3.99
  • Garnier $2.99  $2CVS Coupon/ $1 MFC = FREE
  • Arizona Tea 2/$1
  • Revlon Shadow B1G1 50% off   $3.29/ $1.64 Used 2x $3 MFC = $1.07 overage
  •  $3 ECB

Trip 2:  $.89  received $5 ECB

  • 2 Reese’s Snack Mix 2/$3 Used 2x$1 MFC = $1
  • Revlon = 9.86 used 4x$3 MFC =  $2.14 overage
  • Colgate $3.49 each  $2/2 CVS  $1/2 MFC ( received $2.50ECB for each)
  • 2 ECB

Stop & Shop

This worked out better than expected  I paid $.68 & getting back $1.80 from savingstar

Stop & Shop

  • Butter $2.99 each ( $.50 savingstar)
  • Suave Body wash 2/$3 , Used 2x$.50MFC that dbled = $1 ( $.25 savingstar)
  • Suave deodorant 2/$3, used 2x $.50  that dbled = $1 ( $.50 savingstar)
  • Lipton Mix $1 each , Used 2x$.60 that dbled & I believe 3 x $.60 ecoupons came off ( $.60 savingstar)
  • This deal was spend $15 , get $5 instant savings


FREE. Sign up for their texts! I received a BOGO coupon & also used a $10 gift card that I redeemed on one the survey sites I use.



Bath & Body Works

Sign up on quikly. They always have fun promotions. I scored a free body mist with a purchase. I like the hand sanitizer for my purse. I paid $1.80

Bath & body


Paid $.69 – Received $10 in points


Revlon shadows were BOG1 50% off + points on 2. They were on clearance $1.69 . I used 4x 3 MFC & a walgreens coupon for points if you spend $10 or more . ($9.xx money maker)


Sign up for Petco Pals & add your pets birthday & they will get a surprise. Gizmo just turned 14 & loves these treats.



If you head to Target , grab a frappuccino  . Add 25% off on the cartwheel app. Also used a giftcard. Perfect treat for me and my bestie




Pamper your skin with Aveeno #AveenoAdvocate

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra- Calming makeup removing wipes


Retail around $5.99

Gently soothes & cleanses, removing makeup & dirt. It contains the ingredients feverfew, which is related to Chamomile. Great for sensitive skin & helps rebalance your skin.

*Feverfew extract has anti-irritant benefits and has been shown in preclinical testing to effectively deliver a broad range of antioxidant and calming benefits compared to over 2,000 other natural ingredients.


I have used these in the past but not in a while. I forgot how soft and smooth they leave you skin. My skin felt moisturized and not dry like some makeup wipes. They are gentle and are great at cleaning your face & taking off your makeup. They have a  nice thickness to them & the scent is pleasant.


Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra-calming nourishing night cream


Retail around $14.99

I was excited to try this night cream since I’m a fan of their daily moisturizer. The nourishing cream is fragrance free which is something I look for , especially in products I use before going to bed. It helps replenish the skin’s protective barrier overnight. It has oat flour & feverfew extract to help reduce irritation. It has a nice consistency, absorbs nicely, leaving skin smooth & soft. I woke up in the morning and my face was supple, looked healthy & radiant. I really enjoyed using this , though I am not a fan of the jar packaging.


Both products are oil-free, noncomedogenic, dermatologist tested

Good for daily use

Good for people with sensitive skin


I received this product complimentary from Aveeno & Crowdtap for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

West Village Food Tour

Back in December I won $50  from Nestea to Cloud9 Living which is a site you can choose different experiences. Anything from driving a race car, flying a plane, boat rides, food tours, & so much more.

I decided to wait until Spring to book my trip so the weather would be nice walking around. The northeast has been all over the place and it had been cold. The whole week it was raining and I was worried it would rain that day . It was a little gloomy but no rain. YAY!

The actual tour was done by Sidewalks of NY.

I met up with the other people and met our tour guide Ian. He handed us a small water for our walk and we were on our way.

He was very knowledgeable & friendly. It was nice to learn about the neighborhood on our way to the different restaurants. I enjoy the West Village but am always on my way somewhere so I can’t wander. I also wouldn’t know the history behind the neighborhood or buildings.


The first spot we went to was Sweet Revenge where to had a bite of chocolate cake and a caramel sauce ( which was so good) & a yellow cake or cupcake with strawberry jam.


We had a slice of Faicco’s house made sopressata salami we was sweet & spicy & Arancini ( Rice balls) . The rice balls were had a nice crust with a creamy warm inside. I can get addicted to these!  Faicco’s has been around since the 1900’s


Hudson Bagel was the next stop. We got an everything bagel with cream cheese which at first I was like yuck because I don’t even remember the last time I had cream cheese. I thought I could just wipe it off if needed. I tried it first and it was delicious.  Crunchy outside and warm soft inside.


Artichoke Pizza…you guessed it I had artichoke pizza.

Oh my god! This pizza is what my tastebuds needed and actually was the deciding factor in what tour I was going to take. It was everything I wanted. The bottom crunchy , it was rich in flavor, cheesy, warm, & creamy.  I will be going back for a full slice

I didn’t take a photo of Mamoun’s Falafel but we had falafel balls which were really flavorful. There was a tahini sauce that I drizzled on top which  enhanced the flavor.


The last stop was Molly’s cupcake where we built our cupcake. I chose banana cupcake,chocolate frosting, & chocolate chips. The cupcake was moist  & frosting creamy & rich in flavor.


We even got to see where Monica from Friends ‘lived’



Where one of the final scenes from Sex & the City was filmed. You know where she was supposed to meet the girls in ‘Paris’ because they loved her book. Well it was in NYC!

I loved going down the alley ways and learning & seeing the older buildings.

It was a good experience. It was about 3 hours , not too quick and didn’t drag either. I wish I took more photos but I was using a phone I wasn’t used to ( I was still waiting for my phone to arrive)




Empties 9- Mini Reviews

Its been going a little slow since my last empties post. There will be a lot of lotion in my upcoming empties post because I’m trying to use up my samples. Especially since 1 sampe I will use in 1 day.


137- Wet n Wild top coat- Love that these are $.99 , works just like it should

138- Vaseline intensive care healing serum – moisturizing, absorbs quickly. I’m a fan of Vaseline.

139-141 Gold Bond Healing & Strength & Resilience – Leaves skin so soft and moisturized.

142- Beauty Garden by Sothys flower water- refreshing, pleasant scent  , gentle on skin. I don’t think I would get it again because it wasn’t anything special or do anything other product can do.

143- Nordic Naturals Omega-3 these were easy to take and no weird taste

144- Vaseline advanced repair- keeps skin soft all day

145- When masks – LOVE these. Make skin look so healthy You can find them at Ulta & Sephora as well as other places. I did a review on these recently.

146- Bullet pocket acne aid- oh no a pimple is coming or is on your face! Grab some of this it makes it go away quicker.

147- bareMinerals Bareskin perfecting veil- gives your skin a nice finish and evens skintone. Light on skin, doesn’t look bad, blends well. I will be buying this again.


What products have you finished lately ?


Valentia’s Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review

I was so happy I was sent another product from Valentia’s skincare line. This time I tried their detoxifying clay mask. It is alcohol & paraben free. Made in the USA. 98% natural ingredients. Cruelty free.


Buy it on Amazon

Find them on Instagram ( you can see me on there )

Find them on Facebook

Here are the key ingredients in this mask & what they do:

Kaolin Clay : The foundation of this mask is Kaolin Clay, a gentle but powerful clay widely known for its detoxifying powers. Kaolin clay minerals draw out skin impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

Plants Stem Cells, 3% : This French developed constituent naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins. This helps to soothe the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.

Wakame Bioferment, 2% : One of the only known substances known to tackle aging at the source. Derived from seaweed, a natural youthening ingredient, it delivers potent anti-aging effects, boosting cell efficiency to minimize damage at the cellular level where aging begins.

Vitamin C, 5% : Latest research shows Vitamin C plays a key role in combating exposure to everyday environmental elements like sunlight and air pollution. Vitamin C protects skin for harmful UV rays and neutralizes free radicals to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture.

Matrixyl, 3% : A unique peptide that specifically work by stimulating collaged synthesis and skin repair. This means the protein collagen of skin is increased, giving skin its elasticity.

CoQ10, 1% : Occurring naturally in the human body and responsible for cell production, CoQ10 lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating healthy collagen production.

What it does:

  • Draw out skin impurites
  • Improve skin tone
  • Reduce pore size
  • Firm & strengthen the skin
  • Leaves skin feeling smoother

How to use it:

1-2 times per week depending on your skin type. Dry skin types use once per week, and oily or acne prone skin types twice per week. Apply a generous amount, about a quarter size amount or enough to cover face completely, making sure to avoid your eye area. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes or until mask dries. Use a damp cloth and warm water to remove the mask.  Use circular motions to remove the mask.

What I thought:


My new favorite mask. I loved the smell of it , smelled natural & pleasant. I was expecting it to be thicker but it was on the thinner side. I was also expecting it to be a darker color. Not too thin or watery where its dripping off your face though. I applied it over my face and felt a slight burning sensation but only for a few seconds and it went away. It started to dry but no too tight where it was uncomfortable. I left it on for about 15 minutes. When its dry you can see all the oil from your pores.Yuck!

up close and personal………


Then I took a warm damp cloth and rubbed in circular motions . This right here is why I love this mask,  its like a 2 for 1. The natural fibers  from the hibiscus & cranberry help exfoliate your skin to slough off dead skin leaving it soft & smooth. When the clay was off my face wasn’t red like with other masks, even with the exfoliating. My skin did look brighter & healthier after using it. I will be adding this to my beauty must haves list. Great way to pamper your skin and yourself.

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April Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Another great month checking my mail.

Freeform Braclet

3D Bracelet when ABC was turning over to Freeform.  This one is by artist Madeline Gannon

Nectar Glasses

Free pair of Nectar sunglasses $30

April Freebies

  • Badia pepper
  • Dove bodywash + $3 coupon from RiteAid
  • Laneige sample – found in Allue Magazine
  • Free Biscoff cookie coupon
  • $5 Bob Evans coupon from taking survey
  • Diet coke tshirt from contest they had
  • Another pair of Nectar Glasses ( didnt look good on friend)


  • Traded some coupons for the free Chipotle coupon
  • Procera extreme focus + $5 coupon
  • Cal-ez calcium
  • Fancy Feast Medleys can
  • Green Mountain Coffee kcups
  • Magnet Fillipo Berio  butter vs olive oil measurement table
  • Ramen sticker
  • Free 8×10 print from Walgreens
  • Lancome beauty sleep perfector sample
  • tshirt from
  • Baby box from Amazon for free . ( Bottle , diaper , pads , pacifier , kind bar, baby wipes, baby shampoo, bubble bath , ect) that I am donating


  • Redeemed my Chipotle coupon YUM
  • I won $5 & $10 gift cards to Dominos – 2 , 2 topping pizzas & 20oz sprite for $.65


Received these brushes to review. I love the case and the big variety of brushes but they do have a paint/ chemical scent to them. It is going away though as time passes though. They are $16.99 on Amazon 


I won a contest on Instagram and won these onyx and gold earrings from Ettika


What goodies have you received in the mail lately?



WHEN …your skin needs a little something extra

Do you love sheet masks? I do. They are another great way to get your skin looking great. Plus its fun to look a little silly and/or creepy while it is on your face.

I recently learned about a company, When. I also tried out 2 of their 5 sheet masks.

A little info on When

Launched in Korea, When aims at using advanced bio-cellulose technology to create innovative face masks with superior adhesion and hydrating effect. The all-natural bio-cellulose sheet that When uses is made from coconuts, which is gentle enough to treat burn patients. Despite its light weight, the bio-cellulose sheet can hold essence 100 times its weight, that is 10 times more than fabric or paper mask sheets. As much essence as it holds, the bio-cellulose sheet delivers essence to skin with minimum wastage by maintaining exceptional dermal contact.


There are 5 masks to choose from:

• Travelmate- Refreshes
• 10PM- Replenishes
• Snow Magic- Brightens
• Glamour Base- Prepares
• The Last Choice- Hydrates

I picked out Snow Magic & Glamour Base to try.

Night 1- Snow Magic

I like using masks at night because I feel like the essence left on your skin sits longer , without any make up which helps penetrate for better results.

This mask is made of a jelly like sheet made from coconut juice &  is infused with light serum. This mask also contains niacinamide and aloe vera leaf extract for brighter, glowing skin. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.


When you take if out of the  package and it is wedged between a plastic and paper mask. This also made it easy to unfold without worrying about ripping it. I peeled them off and put the jelly mask on my face. I really like the jelly mask because it was easy to contour and adjust to your face a lot better than the paper ones. It stayed on place, it was refreshing, & also had a natural light scent to it.


I waited 30 minutes as directed. I took it off and my skin didn’t feel sticky but I felt a little like something was on my face ( the left over essence). I massaged my skin a little in circular motions and went to bed.

When I woke up my skin looked healthy & did look a little brighter. I was very pleased with Snow Magic.

There was also left over essence in the bag that I also put on my chest. I also used a the little left over for the next night.


Glamour Base

Make up looks great when you skin is hydrated. This mask will help you skin be smooth & supple for long lasting better looking make up for any day or a big event.

Just like the Snow Magic mask, it is a jelly mask made with coconut juice & serum. It contains adenosine, collagen and peptides to help improve skin elasticity. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.


I put this on after I got out of the shower. I waited 30 minutes and peeled it off. WOW! My skin was so smooth , soft, & looked great. These are officially my new favorite masks. They are so hydrating & make my skin look & feel great. After each mask my skin looked so healthy. Definitely try these!!

Where to buy When masks:

They retail for $7 for 1 mask

• Sephora
• Ulta Beauty
• Anthropologie (online only)
• Bartell Drugs
• (online only)
• Birchbox (online only)
• Rickys NYC
• Starboard Cruise Services


I’m officially a fan and love that I can pick them up at Sephora or Ulta!

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New Bling

I was lucky to recently receive some jewelry to review.


The first items I absolutely LOVE. I received 2 rings from ORROUS & CO Legacy Collection.


Find them on Amazon. They are $19.99. What a steal

18k White Gold Plated Cushion Halo Cubic Zirconia Engagement Ring (1.90 carats)

18k White Gold Plated Princess Crown Tiara Cubic Zirconia Enhancer Guard Double Ring

They are true to size and fit well. Both rings sparkle & twinkle when the light hits them, they are gorgeous. I received a handful of compliments while wearing them together or individually.  When I told them someone they were fake, she was like wow they fooled me.

The halo ring is gorgeous with stones down the sides, when I would go about my day I did realize if my fingers were pressed together they did scratch a little but it didn’t happen much. I even like the detail under the setting.

The crown tiara enhancer ring is great to wear alone, stacking, or putting a ring inside it. It just adds a little something.


18k rose gold plated Seahorse Necklace from Box Me Not Jewelry

How cute is this heart seahorse necklace?  The seahorse charm & chain sparkle when the light hits it. It hits at a good place while wearing it, it’s 18 inches. I liked the unique pink clam shell box it came in. Perfect for a gift for yourself or someone. This also comes with a post card to tell you the symbolism of the seahorse. It’s only $9.99 !

Weekend Deals: Clothes, Beauty, Shoes

Victoria’s Secret


Mists & Lotions are 2/$10 so check your store. ( usually $18 each)

I had a Happy Birthday coupon that they mailed me ( sign up for their catalog!)

I also received a $10 Secret Rewards card a friend send me. I paid $.64 for a set

I also received one in the mail that I sent for, it came really late but they let me use it.

The coconut sky reminds me of the beach!

JC Penney


If you were the first 100 people in line you got a rewards card. I dragged my friend Shawn with my and ended up with 4 of them( $10 off $10) …no big win  . My friend didn’t find anything but I had no trouble finding some deals.

I also redeemed a $10 gift card from one of my survey sites to use for today.

Necklace: $ was $24 on sale for $12 ( $12.13 with tax) Used my reward card = $2.13

” Live for the moments” Trinket Bowl with key chain- $28 – on sale for $14 ( $14.25 with tax) = $4.25

Bracelet= $20 on sale for $10 = FREE

Dress: $52 on sale for 50% off


Sign up for a ShopYourWay account , it’s free. They have a sweepstakes/instant  win game syou can enter daily & win points. Points= $$  They also have an app Spin it to Win it I believe is the name.  I had about $24 in points and wanted to see if they had anything so I had a bigger amount before they started to expire.


I ended up finding these Bongo brown tie up sandals for $19.99 = FREE with points


I got this a week ago but wanted to add it here. I received an email from Fabletics, I created an account awhile back so browse. They sent me an email with $30 credit.  I ended up get a 3 pack of socks & this very comfortable top for $1.90 !!



This should be on the other deal post I have previous to this one but I put together all my Wet N Wild haul from CVS. They had a sale buy 1 get 1 free. I had $.50 coupons off one. You can use the coupon on the ‘free’ item. These were all $.99 so these were all free. Excited to try the lipstick colors & nail polish. I already put on ‘Blazed” I love it .