Wednesday, March 23, 2011

L'oreal Paris Review

The New One Sweep Eye Shadow and Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara from L'Oreal Paris are awesome! 

The eye shadow has colors for all the eye colors, to make your specific color look great! It has a one of a kind applicator that you just sweep up or down on the eye color and than sweep once on your eyes. It takes a matter of seconds and you have all your highlighting, definition, etc. complete. You don't need to try and figure out what colors go good together, which color works for your eye color, where the colors should go on your eyes. Just sweep and its all done for you!!

The mascara is just as easy. There are also different colors for different eye colors. It is clump free, and wont smudge. (I wore it in the sleet the other day and had NO smearing or running) It is allergy tested and is even ok for sensitive eyes or contact wearers. You apply the base coat first and than you apply the top coat. Either just on the tips for everyday or you can go bold and apply the top coat to your entire lashes. I did not notice the top coat at first but when I was in different lighting I noticed the shimmer and really enjoyed the look. 

I would recommend these products. I liked them and they made my green eyes very noticeable. I am excited for my Birthday dinner on Friday to show off my sexy eyes!!

I received the new L'oreal One Sweep Eye Shadow and Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara for being a Bzz Agent. I got to try out the products for free in exchange for my review.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Purex Complete with Zout

Right before I left on vacation I got a free bottle of Purex Complete with Zout in exchange for my review. I was very excited to try it when we got home, since my husband was going to be hunting on our trip and he always gets stains! I was right and I was anxious to try this product!

Sorry for any queasy stomachs but my husband had, mud and blood on his pants from the hunting trip. I poured the detergent right on the pants and let them sit of a few minutes and threw them in the wash. My daughter also was spoiled with junk food this past week and had a chocolate pudding stain on her pink sweat shirt. I pre-treated that as well. I almost fell over when the clothes came out looking new! I am not kidding NO STAINS! They had been dirty for multiple days so I thought for sure that by the time we got home and I washed them the stains would be well past set in. Nope they are clean again for them to dirty again!!

The detergent comes in Fresh Morning Burst which is what I tested, I loved the scent! It also is available in Free and Clear. You can pre treat like I did by pouring some detergent on the stain and letting set 5 minutes or you can just use in your regular wash to keep clothes bright and smelling great!

The price is great as well, $3.99 - $7.99 depending on size and retailer. The only place I have found it is Family Dollar but it will be available nation wide in a few weeks! You can also get a FREE sample and try it out! 

I loved it and think that it worked better than the Shout I have tried in the past! I will be having a giveaway soon for 2 FREE bottles so please stay tuned for that!!

Happy Savings!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mine is the Night Review

The novel Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs is set in 1746 in Scotland. It is about a widowed woman and her mother-in-law that have lost everything. They have come to Selkirk in order to try and find a new life. This is the last novel in a 2 part series. The first is Here Burns my Candle.

With out reading the first book I was not lost at all.This was its own book with its own story to tell. I read a few pages and got busy with other things. When I had the time to pick up the book again I could not put it down. I love historical set stories and this one was great!

I felt like I could see the characters and I could feel their pain and their joy.I also liked the accents the characters had, after a few chapters I caught on was reading as though I lived in Scotland.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review. I loved this book and can not wait to read more from this author.

If you love a historical setting, romance, fighting for something better, you will love this book!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Reviews to come!

Here are some of the reviews I will be doing in the next couple of weeks! I am very excited!

Purex with Zout Laundry Detergent

A CSN Online Store product- I got a children's rug that has a town and streets, so it is kind of my kids review:)

 L’OrĂ©al Paris® The One Sweep™ Eye Shadow and Double Extend® Eye Illuminator Mascara...This I am SUPER excited to try out! 3 color eye shadow with just one sweep!

Look for the reviews and some giveaways too!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Coupon Policies

It is always good to know a stores specific coupon policy. That way if you run into any issues you will know if you are incorrect or not.If you know that you are correct KINDLY ask for the manager. I think it is best to carry each stores coupon policy with you, so that you are just as informed about the policies as the Manager. If the manager is not allowing a coupon even though the policy CLEARLY states that it is accepted, have the corporates number. Just remember to be kind, other wise you are going to be the rude coupon person they notice the second you walk in the door. If they still are not accepting it, and it is not something you need right this minute, kindly ask them to take the product off your purchases and get your coupons back.Here are coupon policies:

There are new changes, WalMart now allows coupons to be over the actual product price. They will either apply the overage to your total or give you change. I ran into a problem with this and the employees and even supervisor were not aware of the change. That is why it is good to bring this with you!

I was asked before on Facebook about after Holiday sales here is some info that I have found for Target:
Post Holiday sales:
  • Day 1-3 50%
  • Day 4-6 75%
  • Day 7-8 90%
  • Note: Sales may vary by store and depending on Holiday
This is the Target Mark Down Schedule:
  • Monday: Electronics, Kids clothing, Stationary
  • Tuesday: Domestics, Women's Clothing, Pets, Grocery
  • Wednesday: Men's Clothing, Toys, Health & Beauty, Law & Garden
  • Thursday: Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Sporting Goods, Movies, Music, Books, Decor, Luggage
  • Friday: Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, Jewelery

 This is what I got back from County Market:
  1. All manufacturer coupons are taken at face value, not doubled.
  2. Most Legitimate Internet manufacturer coupons are accepted.
  3. All of our Hudson County Market “store” coupons are accepted.
  4. Store Coupons from other County Markets are not accepted.
  5. Store Coupons from other non-County Markets are not accepted. 
  6. On occasion throughout the year we will match competitors offers when outlined specifically in our ad or on our website.  
 This is the letter I got from CVS about their coupon policies:
  1. CVS has a loyalty program where you can earn ExtraBucks coupons and receive additional savings offers for specific products.
  2. CVS does NOT  match competitor's coupons
  3. CVS does NOT double or triple coupons
  4. You may use and ExtraBucks coupon and a manufacturer's coupon together
  5. CVS does accept valid printable coupons as long as they have a barcode on them (the coupon must match the product)
  6. You may use a manufacturer's coupon with a BOGO free offer, but it may only be applied to the actual item that you are paying for not the free item. (So if they are having a BOGO sale and you have a $2/1 coupon you can use that.You may end up getting both for free but you can not count any coupons towards the sales free item)
  7. Store Management has the authority to place restrictions on the use of coupons at their discretion and the policies are subject to change.
  8. CVS will NOT accept coupon barcode images displayed on a smartphone

I am still waiting to hear from Family Fresh, when I talked with the customer service desk worker she did tell me they do not have a written policy but that they for sure will not allow coupons that are over the items price. I will post their policy when I get it!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

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I received the book A Conversation with God for Women, by Marcia Ford for Free in exchange for my review on my blog and for a review on a commercial site. There is another review on Amazon if you care to read that review along with others. Although I did receive this book for free, all of my opinions are mine and only mine. 

The book is about women asking God and Jesus 55 questions. They are questions like " God, why don't you just reveal yourself"? "Why did you come to earth anyway"? "Is there a purpose in life"? There is a wide variety of questions and all are answered from God, Jesus and others that lived in that time on earth. 

I have mixed emotions about this book.It was nice to have questions answered and it was nice to feel like I was having a conversation with a friend in the present time. 

What I did not like was that the author wrote the book for God and Jesus and the others in the book. She did not live during that time, so how does she personally know these answers while the rest of us are in the dark? I also do not like that God and Jesus answer some of the questions as though they are the only good in the world. My own personal beliefs are that if they were still on earth today, they would not talk down to us like some of the answers in the book do. 

It is hard to decide whether or not to recommend this book. Is is nice to know more, but do I REALLY know more? The Author does not really know the answers so how can she tell me what God and Jesus are saying?