Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Review #LetLifeIn

BzzAgent sent my Herbals Essences Shampoo & conditioner to try for free.

At first i was hesitant because sometimes with Herbal Essences for some reason my scalp gets oily quicker. I try not to wash my hair daily because my hair & scalp don’t look as healthy. I don’t use Herbal Essences because of that.

I’m always up to try new beauty products.

Herbals Essences has a line of hair products call Bio: Renew. Its a line that marries science with nature. It has 9 collections to choose from based on your hair needs/type.

  • has 0% parabens, gluten, and colorants
  • brings your hair back to life in just 21 days
  • Crafted with bio:renew, a signature blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp

Bio:Renew protects hair from the inside out by trapping, neutralizing and removing the build-up of free radicals that mess with your hair. This can be from everyday things like pollution, coloring, sun exposure, even things found in tap water ( like copper).

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I received coconut milk that has multi-layered scents of vibrant coconut, a bouquet of white florals, and vanilla. It smelled heavenly. This one is great to keep hair hydrated.

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At first my scalp did get a little oily but unlike before the more I used it my scalp started to balance out a little and didn’t get as oily. This shampoo & conditioner left my hair really soft & manageable. It had a nice lather and was easy to rinse out. My hair was easy to comb after getting out of the shower.  I also loved getting a whiff of my hair through the day. Is it my absolute favorite ? ….No but I did enjoy using it. I would be up to trying one of their other one in the line.

  • Coconut Milk (hydrate)
  • Argan Oil of Morocco (repair)
  • Cucumber & Green Tea (sheer moisture)
  • Golden Moringa Oil (smooth)
  • Vitamin E & Cocoa Butter (strength)
  • Passion Flower & Rice Milk (nourish)
  • Arabica Coffee Fruit (volume)
  • Rosemary & Herbs (naked moisture)
  • White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint (naked volume)

Herbal essences Bio:renew

I received these products for free from BzzAgent. All opinions are my own.

 

 

A year of couponing 

I’ve always been a saver. I couponed here and there but never really thought of it much . If I got a Sunday paper and the inserts had a coupon or two on products I used,  great. For about a year now I’ve really been learning and more aware of what you can save on.

Shampoo , Conditioner, toothpaste are always things you can get for free with the right sales & coupons.

My friend had some health issues and I needed to figure out a way to save on more groceries & personal care items for both of us.

The more I couponed and researched , the more I learned . I also started getting better deals. At first I just wanted to save on  food because we have to eat right ?

Then about a year ago, I saw a deal posted on Instagram and a super savings monster was born. Lol

It was a deal on 2 pack of garnier shampoo & conditioner. They were ringing up for $1 and I had a few $1 coupons making them FREE! I think I had 5 coupons so 5 Garnier Fructis shampoos and 5 conditioners for nothing.

What shampoo & conditioner free? I would look on Instagram for more deals and followed a few people that posted deals at stores I shop at.

Here are my favorites :

LivingRichWithCoupons

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Couponing With Toni

Check out the hashtag #CVSClearance on instagram to find deals on unmarked products that you might be able to find at your store . Or you can look at #CouponCommunity as well for all stores

 

I learned that if you put a little effort each week you can get things you need for free , make money, or at a very low price.

No need to be an extreme couponer to get a stock pile. I shop at a few store each week for the best deals and pick up what I need and the good/free deals. Shoprite, Stop & Shop, CVS are my main stores. Then Target & Walgreens . All my trips are small- medium size.

I’ve not only been able to have a supply of things for myself but to give to friends or donate.

I started off with what I could get then started thing hey I need razors let me look up and see how I can grow a stock pile on that. Then make up… I started seeing people post their hauls of great deals on make up…free / cheap/ ect. I want to get those deals. Eventually I learned and was able to start a stock pile with make up too. CVS is a great place because you can use personalized coupons from their red machine & manufacturer coupons plus earn extra care bucks & beauty bucks when you join the program (it’s free) ! Target is good too because you can use their store coupon, cartwheel app, and manufacturer coupons. There are also gift card deals.

Remember to email you favorite companies and ask if they have coupons. Sometimes they will send some to you , maybe even for a free product.

I recently moved and took pictures of my stock pile . All of this stuff I mostly got for free or made money (with overage or rebate apps)

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Ibotta

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MobiSave

Find out other ways to save here 

This doesn’t count all the stuff I have opened which is another story haha 🙂

Shampoo & conditioner 


Styling products , hair masks, & shampoo & cond. samples 

Toothpaste

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Mouthwash, deodorants, chapstick

couponing stock pile

Men’s deodorant seems so easy to get for free. I donated a bag women’s and men’s deodorant in Nov.  The pile here is for my friend .I had more chapstick but have been giving them away. Good thing it’s winter and people need them .

Personal hygiene razors, tampons,liners, shaving cream

Perfumes & Mists

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Lotions & soaps 


Cleansers 


Skincare 


Eyeshadows 


Mascara

Eyeliners


Lipsticks & lipgloss 

Samples of cleansers/ skincare

Blushes ( I made money on the Revlon blushes, I didn’t care if one was broken) 🙂

P.S mix rubbing alcohol when you have a broken shadow, blush, bronzer ect. Let it dry. Tada good as new 🙂

Bronzers & Face Powders

Primers, Face, Brow, ect


Eyelashes

 

Do you have tips on saving or building a stock pile? Where do you  look for deals? What about a favorite savings app?

Save money while shopping online

About a week ago I went to Marshall’s for a TJX rewards access event.  P.S if you shop at Home Goods, TJ Maxx , or Marshalls, sign up it’s free.  Every time you shop you will be entered into a sweepstakes, opportunities for giveaways, & special events.

At this event there was coffee, donuts, a chance to win a gift card ( I won $20!) , & free holiday wrapping paper.

I ended up buying this great black jumpsuit. I just tried it on for fun and was surprised it was the right length as well as fit in the right places. Being tall anything one piece is usually a miss.

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I also found this Tommy Hilfiger coat which I really liked. It was warm, sleeves were long, coat was a great length, & the hood looked good and fit right. I feel like its going to be a very cold winter so I needed something to keep me warm.

I wanted to wait because I was very close on one of my survey sites to cash out , and one of the option was a Marshalls gift card. Well it didn’t go as planned and I didn’t want to wait. I went back & my size was gone!! Oh no. I was pretty bummed because I haven’t been this happy to find a coat in awhile.

I did take a photo of the tag when I was at the store the first time . I googled it and guess what? It was at Macy’s for the same price! YAY

My deal ended up being WAY better too.

Coat $79.99 ( $85.07 with tax)

  • Used 3 Macys gift cards ( from survey sites) about $64
  • $5 in plenti points
  • $16.xx on a egift card from a survey site

I paid $0 out of pocket.

Here is where it gets good.

 

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You can find the Tommy Hilfiger coat here

Macy’s had a deal if you spent a certain amount you would get back $10 in Macy’s Money

I used Ebates & received $9.60 back

There was also a deal on plenti if you spent $50 you would get back $10 plenti points

I ended up getting $29.68 back with different sites!

Ebates is great and I highly recommend adding the Ebates cash back button to your browser. That way you are reminded to use it. I would always forget, ever since I added the button I never forget.

If you use my link >> EBATES you will get back $10 on a qualifying purchase of $25 or more. Which can easily be done with holiday shopping.

I also suggest signing up for honey . If you want to save a little more money and/or you’re tired of looking for promo & coupon codes this site does it all for you.

 

 

What sites do you use to save?

I made almost $10 at Walmart buying deodorant

I got home from a quick trip at Walmart which ended up being a GREAT trip!

I made $9.74 buying deodorant ( Degree, Dove, Axe)

If you aren’t signed up NOW is a perfect time to sign up for Ibotta . If you do this deal ( or any any deal) you will get $10 for submitting your first rebate within the first 2 weeks of signing up.

I was deciding if I should do this but I won a gift card so decided why not.

Also check the Axe in your clearance section 🙂

 

After you signed up , login into your Ibotta app.

Find Walmart under grocery. Then scroll to personal care and unlock the deodorant deals

  • Dove Men Care Dry Spray – $5.25 rebate
  • Dove Women’s Dry Spray – $5.25 rebate
  • Degree Women’s Dry Spray- $4.75 rebate
  • Degree Men’s Dry Spray – $4.75 rebate
  • Axe Dry Spray – $5.25 rebate
  • =  $25.25

If you have last weeks insert you can use the $2/1 Men’s Degree dry spray & $1.50 off Women’s degree dry spray

Rebates

  • You will get $25.25 back
  • Check your bonuses there is a pumpkin patch bonus when you buy a certain amount of items = $5
  • I also completed my team level bonus which is where the $.50 is from
  • Check for the Mid-level week bonus = $2
  • If you are new $10 bonus!

 

You can cash out for gift cards & pay at $20 on Ibotta. Don’t miss out

My referral code is : 7jkmq 

 

 

 

 

L’oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mud Mask review

Lately I’ve been becoming more aware of L’oreal skincare products.  One of their newest products is their Pure-Clay Masks. I love mud masks , it’s like a spa day at home. Transform you skin in 10 minutes.

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Each mask has 3 mineral clays and an enhanced- sourced ingredient tailored for ideal absorption time. They are sourced from Mountains in Morocco, the South of England, and the USA.

Mineral Clays: 

  • Kaolinite is a soft mineral which absorbs unwanted impurities to remove excess shine without stripping away natural oils
  • Montmorillonite comes from igneous rocks, is soft to the touch, swells when it comes into contact with water and is renowned for its purifying and rebalancing properties
  • Ghassoul is gathered from volcanic regions of Morroco where it’s been used by women in face masks and compresses for years

Added ingredient

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  • Eucalyptus known for possessing purifying and soothing actions beneficial for women with oily skin
  • Charcoal acts like a magnet on the skin to draw out impurities
  • Red Algae nutritious in sugars that help to strengthen the skin. Extraordinarily fine natural volcanic particles act as a naturally effective exfoliant to gently remove dead skin cells

 

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The texture of the clay is creamy and goes on smoothly. There is no overpowering scent & they dry pretty evenly. Some are more “perfumey” than others. These were also easy to take off with warm water.

These retail for about $9.99 each which is pretty good. I’ve even heard a few people saw these are as good as glam glow . I’ve only used samples of that brand so  I can’t really compare in my own experience. For best results use these 2-3 times a week.

P.S Don’t want to get your fingers all dirty witd the clay. You can do this with any mask. Get a fan art brush ( Walmart/Target/Craft store) and use it just for your masks. Make sure to clean them after each use.

Detox & Brighten

Skin concern: Dull & Tired skin

Charcoal

Went on smoothly and easy to apply over my face. This one was my favorite. As it dries you can see where you are oily . It is sucking all the impurities out of you skin.  I took warm water and took off the mud mask. My face looked clean , refreshed, & did look a little bright. This one is my favorite out of the 3 I tried.

 

Exfoliate & Refine

Skin concern: Rough & Clogged skin

This one is my next favorite. It looks like the  mud you see people applying to themselves when they go to one of those exotic locations. This clay does have small particles which help exfoliate. This one is sort of like a 2-in-1 mask. This one also doesn’t dry completely. I like rubbing it on in circular motion to exfoliate. I let it sit for about 10 minutes and wash it off.  I rub it off in circular motions are well to exfoliate. The particles in the clay weren’t harsh on the skin and very gentle. My skin felt great afterwards.

 

 

Mattify & Purify

Skin concern: Oily & Shiny skin

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This one for me is best when I multi-mask or area/spot treatment. This one dried really hard and made my skin feel tight while it was on.  It also stung a little bit when I first put it on for 10-20 seconds but not enough for me to wash it off.  When I took it off it did have a cooling sensation and my skin looked  & felt really clean. My skin did feel a little dry . I will use this for a spot treatment instead of my whole face ( t-zone, cheeks, chin, nose) This would probably be better for someone who has an oilier complexion and someone who doesn’t have sensitive skin.

 

Multi-masking :

 

Multimask Loreal

Do you or have you done a multi mask? It’s applying a few different products to your face to help your problem areas. Your skin might be oily in your T zone but have dry cheeks.

 

 

Loreal Multimask

I received these products complimentary from BzzAgent for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

May Freebies, Deals & Prizes

Last month was my birthday and that means birthday rewards & perks!BirthdayRewards

  • $10 reward from Victoria’s Secret
  • Marc Jacobs samples from Sephora . The lipstick is so pretty
  • Free drink from Starbucks
  • Free burger from Red Robin
  • SexyHair spray & play from Ulta
  • Water bottle from Sports Authority ( received $10) paid $2.xx
  • Charming Charlie $5 , The leaf necklace was $3.99 & the sun was $8

 

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  • Victoria’s Secret bra- I used my $10 Happy birthday reward, $10 gift card & a secret rewards card. I then paid $6.xx ( with money I earned from surveys)
  • Fekkai products. I LOVE their dry shampoo but the nozzle was not unclogging no matter what I tried. I emailed them and asked if there was a certain way to clean it. They sent a replacement + some extra!
  • Bath & Body Works Spray. I posted one in my deals post for the week but was able to get 2 more coupons from other people. I spend $1.80 for one with a hand sanitizer & then $1.06 for the other because I bought a santizer holder for your purse. The offer was from quikly, check them out because they have it for many brands.
  • Poshly sent me 2 Aveeno samples, I’ve been wanting to try the ageless one

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  • I won 25 coupons from Nestle company! Everyting from cookies to water . I picked up nestea and got my friend the coffeemate.
  • Chex mix + coupon & 3 Yoplait coupons from Pillsbury
  • Skittles free product coupon from twitter giveaway
  • Flipz coupons from emailing
  • L’oreal skincare samples
  • Family Dollar coupons , even a free dove deodorant.I sent them to my mom

 

PRIZES

Prize

  • Nugg Beauty UK Treat Box from instagram
  • Pure Silk Shaving Cream win from twitter
  • Remington Ready prize pack for being a semi-finalist in their #WhyKnot contest
  • Kind Breakfast cars + tshirt from twitter party
  • Won 100 When mask sheet masks
  • Aimee Kestenberg metallic camilla satchel from SheSpeaksUp contest

CVS Deal

CVS

Garnier Fructis  Spend $8 get $3 ECB

*Used: $3/2 MFC , $1 MFC, $2 CVS coupon =  $3

Physcian’s Formula $12.99 get back $8 ECB when you spend $12

( there is a $2 app coupon it didn’t come off but I emailed and they sent it to me)

Revlon b1g1 50% off  4 = $9.86 ( Used 4x $3 MFC) = $2.14 in overage

2 x $3/$15 cosmetics

20% off, $5 ECB, $2 ECB

I paid nothing & got back $11 ECB

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Chipotle – Used Bogo coupon – paid $8.xx

I mentioned before my iphone took a splash in the ocean. I bought one on Amazon 🙂

•Free crackers or cookies from Back to Nature/ Target

• Braggs Seasonings x 3 samples

• Free Organic Balance Milk coupon

•Urban Decay perversion sample

• 2x free m&ms coupon

•Pacific foods free product coupon

• Justin’s Free snack pack coupon

•Derma e $3 coupon & sun screen sample

• Dove men’s & axe sample + $2 coupon

• Apricot power chocolate brownie mix

• cute poise bag + samples

• Allegra sample from target +coupon

• lifetime move blanket from splashscore

• Buddha teas turmeric ginger tea

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Samplesoource box filled with goodies

Headphones  I was sent to review ( great sound quality) Get them on amazon

30 in 30 chocolate cake protein shakes I was sent to review ( wasn’t a fan)

 

 

Picked up more free gummies ( Stop & Shop/ Walgreens)

All the Revlon from the past 2 weeks. I made around $20 buying them!

 

What goodies have you been getting in the mail or deals you’ve done this week?

 

 

May 22 2015 Deals

Sears:

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

CVS

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

Chipotle

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.

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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

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Walgreens:

Paid $.69 – Received $10 in points

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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)

Petco

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

Starbucks

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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