Outstanding Results Under Two Bucka-Roos?
Thanks to Influenster.com, and the coveted 2015 Jingle VoxBox, I recently discovered and insanely cheap, and insanely AWESOME nail polish! I was even lucky enough to get a color that is to my liking, and quite wearable. I was impressed with the intense pigmentation, and the fact that I only need two coats! In the photo I used a base and top coat of Formula 2 that the Brand Nailtiques had sent me last year (this stuff is also AMAZING FYI!) I did try this product alone the day that I received the box, and it did very well on it's own! With the base/top coat, however, it has held up for over a solid week now! Pure Ice is available at your local Walmart or Walmart.com! I checked out the shade selection available online, and I am definitely going to be exploring more shades as soon as possible! You really cannot beat the price tag, coming in at $1.97! I have paid 3x the price for nail polishes I wish I would have never purchased, so if you find yourself stuck in the nail polish isle at Walmart, Pure Ice is the way to go! I would rather have three awesome shades with a great formula, than one name brand polish, that can be best described as a goopey mess! This polish is just "too cool!" And that joke was too lame! :See y'all next time! <3
Use your influence to receive free products!
I have been using Influenster since 2014, and I ADORE this website! I signed up hoping to try new products, but honestly not having a lot of hope that it would work out the way they said it would. As usual, I was so wrong! I write reviews for products I already use, and it was only about a month after signing up that I received my first e-mail from them asking to take a qualifying survey. I answered a few questions related to the products that they were going to be featuring, and I qualified! I got an email a couple of days later saying that I would be receiving the next VoxBox! Vox Boxes typically include 1-2 product selections from a Brand or a full line of products sometimes! This Christmas I received a special Vox Box called the Jingle Box, it had all kinds of different products in it! I have added a video of my Un-boxing so you can see what was inside! Influenster is also a great way to begin branching out on social media sites, because they give you products to share with your followers (Blog/video subject matter!) I highly recommend Influenster to anyone who has free time to spend online, a following on any social media, freebie addicts, or anyone looking to enter the world of blogging!
You can sign up to become an Influenster with this link!
I wanted to get right to posting an article about my latest section of my blog, Coffee Cash! This segment is dedicated to sharing with everyone how I earn my extra spending money for things like cosmetics, fancy coffee, gifts for everyone, and any other "frivolous" purchases! I do not earn a lot of money at my job, so every bit of funding helps! For my first edition of Coffee Cash I wanted to share the website that saved my butt at Christmas time. I had just started a new job around Halloween, and really had not caught up on bills enough to think about spending money on gifts. I had been using SwagBucks to earn giftcards when I could remember to log on. I started using it more and more, after my first cashout I was hooked! I have been using fairly casually since late August, and I have already cashed out over $100 in gift cards that I used on Amazon Prime! I am a member of an amazing group on Facebook called Swag Bucks Swaggernauts that help each other out by posting promo codes, and other information as they find it! The image below shows a shot of my ledger that I took the other day. 100 points is equal to $1.00 for most gift card denominations (there are specials sometimes!) You earn Swag Bucks by taking legit surveys, trying new products and services, referrals,playing games, watching short videos, and other ways of interacting with brands and advertisers. I have had really good luck, and a really good time using this site, and I HIGHLY recommend it anyone who is already spending time doing the types of things that I mentioned. I will leave my referral link below, and also a link to the group on Facebook! I hope this helps someone! Thanks for being with me! If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this article, E-mail me, or connect with me on social media!
My personal referral link: www.swagbucks.com/refer/AmbeeNicole8843
Facebook Group Swagbucks Swaggernauts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Swaggernauts/
missed writing to you all so much during 2015. Sadly, just as I was getting the ball rolling with my reviews, and fan base, the only working computer I had just completely crapped out on me, and I have not been able to comfortably write long posts, so I kind of gave up on my dream! However, the world has a way of working itself out, and I have a working laptop again! Yay!! I have many events, changes, updates, and so much more to tell you guys about! I hope you gals can bare with me over the next couple of weeks, while I get back into the swing of things and get you all caught up on the happenings! I did want to share with you that I have recently created a You Tube Channel! I made a video for a site called Influenster.com. I did an un-boxing for them on my new laptop, thinking that I was not able to record audio and visuals at the same time, luckily, I was wrong, and I am preparing to do some more videos in better quality. I am doing this YouTube channel to break out of my shell, and get rid of some of the anxiety I have about being myself on camera. I am saving up for an I-Phone, so that I will have better video quality as well! I would love it if you guys could check out my channel, and subscribe to me as well! I will be back in the next day or two, with my first new article! Thanks for sticking with me, lovelies!
Today I will share with you another naturally healthy wonder oil! 100% Pure Austrailian Tea Tree Oil by Apothecary Extracts. I received this 4oz. bottle free of charge from the company, and it is really impressive stuff, something I think every gal should have stocked in the medicine cabient, or with the rest of your beauty products. Inhaled, the oil can have many respitory beneftis.This oil is a many splendored product and is known as a natural antibacterial agent, and an effective general antiseptic, kiling the three types of infectious organisms: fungus, virus and bacteria. It can also destroy some infections that are resistant to certain antibiotics. Tea Tree oil is also an effective natural remedy for skin conditions such as dandruff, sunburns,bug bites, oily skin, althelete's foot, and many more. This product is not just limited to health benefits either. You can use Tea Tree Oil to control acne, and oily skin! I have had great success this week with this product! I live in central Florida where skin irritations are by no meansin short supply. I am a bartender who works outside all day long. I get plenty of sunshine and an unreal amount of mosquito bites! I have been using the oil from head to toe, pretty much. The smell is lovely. It smells fresh, and minty. The texture is silky, and my skin feels smooth and fully hydrated, without being greasy. I have also used on my face for the last few days, once in the morning, and once before bed, and I have to say I have noticed my blemishes clearing up, sometimes over night. There has been absolutely zero redness or irritations to report, so this is another reason to give Tea Tree oil a try! Tonight I am going to try to use this is another remedy I read about upon receiving this produt for review; mouthwash! You just dilute with water, and rinse. It is said to have healing properties, and a few drops can also be added to your toothpaste for serious breath freshening! In conclusion, I feel that we have in general, forgotten the power of mother nature, and the uses of plants, before modern medicine. In such uncertain times, it is very wise to be farmiiar with natural oils as an alternative to modern medicines, such knowledge could save your life in a broad number of real life situations. As "they" always say, "Knowing is half the battle!" You need to add Pure teatree oil to your health and beauty routine as soon as possible! As always thank you for reading and I hope you come back! :)
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A natural oil your skin will adore!
Uni 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil
This wonderful oil is effective in the smoothing and moisturizing of the hair, face and body! This stuff is full of Pure Argan, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin E. My mind is instantly at ease when I read that this product is USDA Certified Organic, and has no preservatives, or additives! I was sent a complimentary 2 Oz glass bottle, with a dropper. The first thing I noticed was the scent. It was not at all over powering, but the only thing I can think of that the scent reminds me of is fig, perhaps. Not the best scent in the whole wide world, but the smell does not last long. The same cannot be said for the moisture factor! I applied a few drops to my hands, rubbed them together (You would love the warming effect!) and massaged onto my feet, ankles, legs, arms, you name it! I really loved the texture, it went on smooth, spread with ease, and was not by any means sticky! I would suggest using it fresh out of the shower, so that your skin gets the best chance to absorb the oil. At this time, you can also apply to your hair while it is still damp! When I used it in my hair I instantly felt smooth results and a fairly dramatic reduction in split ends . I really enjoy using this Argan Oil for it's many beneficial uses in my beauty routine. I actually own many product that contain/advertises it's use of Argan oil, and many of these were very pricey... Why not save money on buying the use of that ingredient and add the real thing?! I know that will be my next test! Any time I can find a natural alternative in beauty products, that actually shows the befits, I am in! In conclusion, this product is a great find, and a healthful alternative you your chemical ridden body lotions, hair serums, and facial potions with one powerful oil. Give it a try! Until next time, Lovelies!
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As you know I have been on a sampling spree lately in search of the very best beauty products out there, that I can also consider cost effective!
I have had a week that I consider to be even more wonderful than the average! I landed a dream job right here in Astor, Florida! I have also tried a few extra products this week, even a few I had been saving for a special occasion such as this one! There is one in particular that I have not had a chance to snap a photo due t training this week. I will do my best to paint a picture with my words, so do not fret, lovelies!
A truly honorable mention goes foremost to Nailtiques, whose quality has shocked the hell out of me!
This wonderful professional nail care company that responded so generously to my e-ail requesting a sample. I was sent complimentary full sized products including a 1/2 oz. Protein formula 2, a 10 ml. color lacquer with protein, and 4 oz. hand conditioner. The Protein formula 2 is the first step I took , after filing and shaping of course! This formula is clear, and dries with an amazing quickness. I follow using the color lacquer, and this stuff is the star of the show, it is a little bit thicker than polish I am used to, but it is not by any means a bad thing in this case. The polish goes on smooth and mistakes are simple to smooth over without using any additional product. They sent me a full sized in the Rio shade! It is a pretty and bright pink! The color is rich and the built in top-coat is more than enough to finish with a gorgeous sheen The finished results are comparable to the the look I achieved with The Red Carpet manicure system I have used in the past, but in a tiny fraction of the cost and time investment. I highly recommend that you give Nailtiques a try before you consider re-buying any of your current nail care products!
Derm Organics is another brilliant company I discovered this month on my sampling spree, whom really sold me on the the quality of their products! They sent me two boxes of Deluxe sized samples (six of them, total.) My favorites in the collection are as listed, below!
#1!!! Their sulfate free Conditioning Shampoo! This stuff is AMAZING. It has got to be the best shampoo I have ever used! It smells wonderful, it detangles, conditions fiercely, and best of all it leaves hair feeling soft, silky and there is absolutely no weighing down of my hair. It feels like hair, for lack of a better expression. This is probably the only shampoo that has yet to leaving me wanting to use a conditioner, it's just not needed. This shampoo is also the only one I know of it's kind boasting a shampoo that is made of facial cleansers, and making other sulfate free shampoos jealous of it's rich lather. The full sized product is a little pricey, but I would possibly save money without purchasing a conditioner or a treatment.
#2: The Hand and body lotion! Talk about the perfect body moisturizer! This formula is light, non-greasy, and left me silky from the neck down. This lotion also leaves a gorgeous sheen on the skin. it smells lightly fruity and delicious, but not at all over whelming.
#3: The Argan oil leave in treatment! This serum is light, and smells indescribably delicious! It absorbs into your hair, and it does not leave your hair feeling greasy, or weighed down! I like to use this when my hair is damp, before air drying, in place of using a conditioner.
I highly recommend the entire Derm Organics line to the beauty addicts in search of a natural line that is amongst many other benefits is sulfate and paraben free.
Well my lovelies, That is all for tonight! Stay tuned for many more reviews in the works!
have a beautiful evening!
Hello again, Lovelies!
I do apologize for my absence, I had to do some serious work on myself, my relationship, and homelife. Another words I had to re-learn the whole concept of trust and loving myself. I am so ready to have some fun, and talk about beauty and coffee! I will start by sharing my eventful week in mail! I received a package from Nailtiques that was worth over $40.00, for FREE! They sent me a protein Nail laquer, a nail treatment a huge bottle of hand conditioner, which I will be reviewing this week after trying them out for the new job I start this Friday! I got a BREATH TAKING package from Marula, that included at $78 Marula oil, a Marula oil roller pen, 4 vials of Mural facial oil, and 4 packets of cleansing lotion! I cannot wait to try these, and post an in-depth review of these as well! Bzz Agent sent me a really nice pink and purple shaker bottle, I will use tomorrow to make a delicious iced coffee! I now have a bottle of Moscato, a bon-fire and my wonderful boyfriend waiting for me, but I will be back in the morning to give a few short reviews on some wonderful products I have tried in the last week or two! I will be talking about Derm organics (MY NEW OBSESSION,) Lancer method skincare, and Marley Coffee k-cups, to name a few! have a wonderful
Today when I woke up, I was very humbled to see a few things going on with this blog! I had reached 170+ followers, I checked the mail (It was Christmas in July, a special thanks to Le Buerre Shop for the products to review!!) Last but not least, I received a comment on my post, Sampling my way to new favorites from Simply Sara (http://www.simplysara.co.uk/) had nominated me for the Liebster award! (EDIT: I have now been nominated twice, and I will post the second nomination this evening!) I am so humbled because I have not had this blog long, and still tend to question my newbie skills! Haha. At any rate, Thank you SO much for noticing me, it feels great to know that I have been able to write something worth reading, let alone recognition for such!
Thanks again Sara, you and your articles seriously ROCK!
I follow her on Blog Lovin', and the rest of you should absolutely do the same!
Anyway... Onto the fun part! :)
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Answer the questions they sent you
3. Nominate 11 bloggers to answer your set of questions (they have to have under 200 followers)
4. Contact them and explain the instructions
Favorite childhood Tv program?
I would have to say that my number one favorite show as a child was The Adventures of Pete and Pete! This show was hilarious, and truly still is! I can honestly say that I would not be the same person I am today if not for this show. Pete and Pete's episodes focused on the everyday situations kids face, while helping them to see things in a another light, to find fun and adventure in everything you do, while even learning some valuable lessons from time to time! This show is GOLD!
Do you prefer Cats or Dogs?
Animals are a serious passion of mine, so this question is a little bit more on the difficult side! Honestly I love both Cats and Dogs, but Dogs are my true love! I have two dogs, Bear and Jack. They are my world. Dogs have a deep connection with their owners, they can tell when we are happy, sick, or even upset, and they are always available for true comfort. I love the kitties, don't get me wrong. I just find a much deeper bond with my dogs than I ever felt with my cats. Having dogs in my life also benefits my own health and well being, by keeping me physically active!
What's your all time favorite Makeup brand?
I think my all time favorite would have to be a toss between Benefit and Too Faced! I chose these as my staple brands because they both cover most of my cosmetic needs! Benefit has the most amazing concealers, highlighters, blushes, and mascaras, but Too Faced makes some of my favorite eye shadows, eye liners, and bronzers. I never found a mineral powder by either brand, however, so I have to include Glo Minerals for the amazing pressed mineral foundations they have!
Favorite Holiday destination?
Mountain Home, Arkansas!! I was born and raised in Ohio, near Cincinnati, as was the rest of my family. My Pap-paw had developed M.S, and decided to move to the gorgeous Ozark Mountains, about five years ago to escape the dull scenery, unreasonably cold temperatures, and less than friendly locals of New Miami, Ohio. I have gone to visit him there twice, and I would go a hundred more. It is BEAUTIFUL and nearly untouched by humans! The Ozark's are a must see, if you have not. Besides, this is the only region that the red fern grows!! :)
As far as an Ohio stay-cation, I always went up to Put-In-Bay/Port Clinton/Kelly's Island/Sandusky for some fun and beautiful scenery.
I go for the food, boating, fishing, biking, and hiking! It is a cost effective way to vacation somewhere not so far away!
The very best feeling is knowing that you have an AMAZING vacation spot just 30 minutes from home! I have recently moved to Astor, Florida.
I am less than an hour from both Ocala and Daytona Beach! Home, sweet home!!!
If you had to live on one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
Potatoes. Can you think of a more yummy, versatile food?
Limey-Greens, bright pinks!
Do you like Themeparks? If so which one is your fave?
No, I LOVE THEM! Being raised ear Cincinnati, Ohio, I was always within a short driving distance to King's Is;land in Mason, Ohio. It is a really nice, and large theme park, that has been there, long before I was born! Also, just a couple of hours north, you have the infamous Cedar Park, boasting some of the most high, and fast coasters in the country!
Do you have any pets?
I have two male dogs! Jack is a 5 year old white Husky/Shiba Inu mix, he is gorgeous. He is slightly timid, but the most loving dog imaginable. Jack is my boyfriend's dog really, but I think Jack decided otherwise. He even now joins my Schipperke- Chihuahua mix, Bear, in following me EVERYWHERE, including the restroom!
Favorite clothing store?
Free People, without a doubt.
One thing you can't live without?
A great cup of Italian Roast coffee, with a small amount of sugar and half+half!! :)
I found Mickayla on a forum I follow on Makeup Talk.Her blogging skills are off the charts, and she is very thorough with her reviews and photos! She is very inspiring!
Thanks for reading, Ladies! I will have my 11 nominations up by the end of the night!!! :)
Hello again lovelies!
First of all wanted to send some love and a serious thank you to the (as of now,) 86 followers I have gained in a little over a week! I am still very new to this, and it's good to know that even a newbie can gain such support! You guys are amazing! Anyhow! There is one tip I wanted to share with you today. Some do not even know that this is possible, but you really can get free Beauty samples without doing surveys or paying for shipping and handling costs. There are a few rules I follow when using this method, however. The reason I want to share this with you, is because of all the amazing products I have discovered through this method, that I would have NEVER discovered otherwise! If you have a leginimate interest in trying a product, but you are not sure if you want to commit to another product without the buyer's remorse, you can simply contact them to let this know this! These companies can tell when someone is genuinely interested, and can typically sniff out a "sample-whore." Make sure you do some research, and it does not hurt to ask about specific products. There is an online community of beauty buffs, that has helped me to determine which companies are more prone to send these samples upon request, specifically a forum entitled "What companies have you gotten samples from?" which can be found at http://www.makeuptalk.com/f/topic/117311-what-companies-have-you-gotten-samples-from/page-1. Some of the companies I have had luck with lately are:
Shamanuti Skincare- Sent two large samples of Charcoal Cleanser, and Seaweed Toner, in pretty glass bottles!
Hempz- Lots of foils that include body lotions and shower gel.
Lalique Fragrances- 5 nice sized spray vials of the most popular scents.
jane Iredale- Two mineral foundations, a lovely mascara, and a tinted moisturizer.
I will be reviewing each of these products over time, and I will update the list of companies that have said yes to me, or have already sent things, as soon as I get a photo of my sample collection! Thanks again for reading!
I do apologise for the blur, but you should get the idea! :)
*Body washes/ Hemp soaps
*Deluxe sized skincare products, and foils
*Mineral foundations, BB Creams, and Liquid foundations.
*Shampoo and Conditioner
*Hair care and sprays