Monthly Archives: August 2015

imPRESS Manicure Sample!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

I saw this awesome product on the Today show a few days ago and was super excited about it – not only do you get to try these out, but you get to try them out FOR FREE!

imPRESS Nails allow you to change your style easily and promises a no-hassle experience. Although this round is on the house, imPRESS nails press-on manicures generally cost around $6 – cheaper than a real manicure.

Each imPRESS bottle comes with 24 nails in 12 sizes, 2 nails per size – these differing widths allow most nail sizes to fit – resulting in a flawless fitting manicure that looks just like your own nails (but better!). They stick on with a similar adhesive to nail glue and generally hold for a week (for me, this is longer than a manicure generally holds for).

I’ve tried so many of these fake nail things to avoid costly manicures – and honestly, still willing to try more! Manicures are expensive, and I have the tendency to mess them up the second I leave the salon.

Click here to get a FREE imPRESS manicure sample. All you have to do is enter a mailing address, complete 5 survey questions, and share this awesome campaign with 5 of your girlfriends.

FREE Arm & Hammer™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste Sample

With a crisp, mint flavor, Arm & Hammer™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste does more than just whiten teeth. This revolutionary toothpaste goes beyond the surface to strengthen, clean, and repair tooth enamel.

It is clinically proven to whiten in just 5 days to beautify your teeth and smile. I’m always interested in how products differ from what I’m currently using – they just all sound the same and the details blur together. I’ve included their FAQ here so that you can learn some more!

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste contain peroxide?

No, ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste does not contain peroxide.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste restore enamel luster?

Sodium fluoride helps strengthen enamel.

Is it safe to use ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste on bridges, braces, dentures and dental work?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste will not damage bridges, braces, dentures or other dental work.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste safe to use more than once a day?

Brushing teeth thoroughly is recommended after meals, or at least twice a day, or as directed by a dentist or physician.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste fight cavities?

ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste contains 0.243 WT. % sodium fluoride (1100 ppm fluoride ion). This level and source of fluoride is recognized as being efficacious in protecting against cavities.

How does using ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste clean your teeth?

ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste contains a unique combination of baking soda and active cleansing agents that effectively and gently clean away plaque on the surface of teeth and in the hard-to-reach places.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste whiten my teeth?

ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste utilizes a special combination of baking soda and silica to lift and remove surface stains for whiter and brighter teeth.

How long will a tube of ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™Rejuvenating Toothpaste last?

If used as recommend (2 times per day), ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™Rejuvenating Toothpaste should last about 6-8 weeks (30 – 40 days).

You can see for yourself by requesting a FREE sample here – all you need to do is fill out a quick form and answer some questions – no strings attached.

FREE Sample of Garnier® Fructis Full & Plush Haircare

Hey everyone! Solid brand name sample coming up for you.

Garnier® Fructis Full & Plush is a new haircare line that promises fuller, thicker hair that you can see, feel, and show-off. Fructis Full & Plush is their first haircare range with fibra-cylane™, pomegranate, and active fruits concentrate that penetrates and plumps hair for a full, voluptuous look. The result of using these products? 38% more hair mass, visible fullness, and luxurious thickness.

Anyways, get your free sample to check it out here and fill out a quick informational form.

Free Lunch Kit with Backpack Purchase!

Speaking of back to school supplies — found this awesome deal seconds after posting my feature back to school blog that I simply MUST share with you guys 🙂

Toys R’ Us has an awesome promotion where if you buy a backpack $12.99 or more expensive, you can choose a $9.99 value Lunch Kit for free!

Check out their backpack selection here. Some really cute trendy backpacks here! From Frozen to Minions to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there is going to be something to please just about any kid’s liking here.

Huge lunchbox selection for $9.99 or less as well — chances are that you can get a matching one! Nice!

Definitely check this out while this deals live.

Back To School!

‘Tis the season. If you aren’t experiencing this as we speak this Monday, you are sure to soon. Gone are the days of camping and vacations and entertaining your kids all day long, but only to be replaced by lunch packing, school supplies, and carpools. There’s been TONS of deals and cute ideas all over the internet for back to school, and I wanted to share some of my favorite ones!

Deals

Ah, Staples, a staple in back to school shopping. Check out their site for all their sales from $7 for 4 dozen #2 Pencils, to $3 for a 24 pack of Crayola colored pencils to $3 for a 10 pack of Crayola markers. Essential items, discounted.

Walmart is also an incredible discount resource that makes life easier by allowing free in-store pickup and even free shipping in some cases. Save yourself some time and check out some of their deals. From $7 4-pack composition books and $7 4-packs of spiral notebooks to $5 for 2 dozen ball point pens they’ve definitely got you covered. Also interesting are their bundles! Prices range for their K-2nd Grade bundles but these allow you to get all the essentials in the styles you’re looking for. Makes it much easier not to overbuy or forget necessary items. Love it!

Back to School purchases aren’t limited to supplies – your growing kids need some new clothes for the new year as well. I always hate splurging on clothes that hardly fit them after a mere year, so I stand by Old Navy as my go-to! They’re stylish and trendy and definitely do not break the bank. They run tons of promotions and discounts and you know you are NEVER paying full price – the best feeling! Old Navy has everything from $20 for a 4-pack of uniform collared shirts to $8 denim – insane!

Back to School Fun

Back to School is also an opportunity to be, well, adorable. I still have pictures from my first day from Kindergarten to my Senior Year of High School. I was annoyed while they were happening, but I truly treasure them now.

I absolutely adore these FREE chalkboard printables – print them, frame them, and voila – adorable.

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First Day of School [http://www.yellowblissroad.com/first-day-of-school-chalkboard/]

Thanks, YellowBlissRoad!

Also totally adore MeAndMyInsanity’s idea of simply using a spiral notebook. It’s to theme, it’s cheap, and so, so easy.

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Back to School [http://meandmyinsanity.com/2013/08/an-apple-soda-for-the-teacher-back-to-school-gift.html#comment-15656]

The options are endless, and you’ll really love having these keepsakes. Hope this was helpful, and don’t forget to also check out Free Printable Lunch Notes to make sure your kids know you are thinking about them all day long and to have a wonderful day!

FREE Photo Prints from Walgreens!

As summer dwindles down, I can only imagine the amount of snapshots you’ve taken on your phone of picnics, camp, lake and pool time, vacations. Does anyone ever print pictures anymore, or do you just tell yourself that you’ll print them out one day and make an album or frame them? Unfortunately, I fit into that category, and I so wish that I was more proactive about getting these pictures off of my phone and into a more tangible place in my home.

This should help the cause! Walgreens is offering 10 free 4×6 photo prints!

Here’s what you need to do to make it happen:

  1. Log in or create a new account
  2. Upload photos, and select the 10 photos you want printed (for free!)
  3. Select ‘Express Order Selected Photos’
  4. Checkout and enter one of the following promotional codes: TEN4X6FREE or FREEPRNTS
  5. Select ‘In-Store Pickup’ – you can even do same day, could this be easier?
  6. Protip: If you make two accounts, you can use each promotional code once, totaling to 20 free prints. If you want to put the effort in – do it!

Pretty awesome deal, tough to pass up. Enjoy, everyone!

#NationalWaffleDay

As the great Leslie Knope said, “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.”

I thought I’d take a fun spin on #nationalwaffleday by pulling some of my favorite recipes that you can make IN a waffle iron, that aren’t waffles. Yeah, you heard me.

Being a bit more of a ‘savory’ breakfast person myself, these are tried, true, and delicious.

Without further ado…

Waffle Hash Browns

OneIngredientChef has an absolutely fabulous recipe for this ‘waffle’ and they sold me on it so well: “I love making homemade hash browns, but even in a non-stick pan, they always stick. Often, I would end up with more hash browns permanently affixed to the bottom of my pan than on my plate. Then the other day, I saw a picture online that showed how to make hash browns in a waffle iron and I immediately ran into my kitchen to try it. And… it worked! Not only did it work, but the hash browns were more perfectly cooked than in any other method I’ve tried, with virtually no oil, in 5 minutes, and nearly instant cleanup.” – umm, sounds to me like you simply can’t lose with this!

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Hash Brown Waffle [http://www.oneingredientchef.com/waffle-hashbrowns/]

Stupid easy: grated potatoes (you can use frozen!), a can of black beans, a bell pepper, white onion, nutritional yeast, and salt and pepper. What’s pretty wild is that you don’t even have to cook the pepper and onion before tossing this all together and adding it to the hot iron. Close the lid, cook for 5 minutes, and once you look brown and crisped, you are DONE. They did disclose that you can’t get it out in the beautiful waffle shape, but you can get it all out cleanly. I promise, you won’t care what this looks like. I love topping with a fried egg and some hot sauce. Easy, simple, delicious, complete meal!

Stuffing Waffles

Holy. Moly. There is nothing in the world that looks better to me than this as a huuuuge stuffing/Thanksgiving food fiend. Here’s what’s up – get junky, use the stuffing from the box. Simply place the wet stuffing mixture into a waffle press and let it cook for a few cycles – they definitely need more time than your average waffle. You’ll know when they’re done, they’ll be golden and crispy!

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Stuffing Waffles [http://grilledcheesesocial.com/2013/11/27/the-modern-mayflower-muenster-mashed-potatoes-and-cranberry-stuffing-grilled-cheese/]

The recipe that I got this from, GrilledCheeseSocial.com, uses this in an outrageously drool-worthy Thanksgiving grilled cheese, with mashed potatoes, Muenster cheese, and cranberry sauce. Wow. Personally, I would LOVE to try that, but I think that this opens the doors for so much delicious potential. Keep it in the breakfast genre and top with an egg and some hot sauce (can you tell how much I love the incredible, edible egg?), top with fried or baked chicken for a savory meal – whatever you want! All I know is that this is a must-do in the waffle iron.

Waffle Iron Quesadillas

Doesn’t get ANY easier than this recipe for waffle iron quesadillas and plenty of ingredient wiggle room. At this point in your life, you know what you like in quesadillas, and you know what your family members like. You make individual quesadillas, so it’s super simple to appease anyone’s needs.

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Waffle Quesadillas [http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/waffle-iron-quesadillas/2aaffaf5-4973-438f-b031-72e3a355d969?src=SH]

Prepare your quesadilla fillings (saute your veggies, fry up your chicken or choice of protein, and, most importantly, get your cheese ready. Heat up your waffle iron, and, if necessary, cut tortillas to fit in the waffle iron – for this, I recommend the small “taco” tortillas and using two for the top and bottom – makes this stress/work free! White, corn, wheat, makes no difference – totally go with your preference. add in your ingredients once you have the bottom tortilla down. You’ll know this is done when you’re golden brown and bubbly. Top with guac, sour cream, salsa – whatever! Delicious, easy, simply. Enjoy! Huge thank you to Tablespoon.com for this awesome idea.

So there you have it – top non-waffle recipes on #nationalwaffleday. Blasphemy? I think not.