Jul 24, 2014

H & M $4.95 Haul

I love shopping at H & M for Sammy, it's really one of my favorite places to get her clothes because of how cute everything is and then how affordable as well. Yesterday I had no plans of buying her anything but when we walked in and saw they had just restocked the front area with a ton of $4.95 merchandise, I had to grab her a few things. This is all for her to play in since she goes to a uniform only school, I wish she went to a regular school because then I would go all out and buy her everything. But I was so happy to have found all these super cute items, and for $4.95!!!!

We thought it would be fun to do a try on haul and even though Sammy was running around all sweaty, she agreed to try each item on. This way you get a better idea of how each item looks. My favorite is the butterfly dress!

They told us all this stock had just come in. At this price, the clothes are going to fly out of the store so if you are by a mall make a stop at H & M and check out the kids section. 
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Jul 23, 2014

RSVP For The #HungerHeroes Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party that will give you more info on how to become a Hunger Hero by simply purchasing a product your family already loves. On August 7th at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways you can help feed hungry kids, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Summer is a wonderful time for our children, with full days of play and plenty of yummy meals and snacks. But what about children who come from very low income families? Summer for them, means no school breakfast or lunch and many of them go without eating. Tyson Chicken Nuggets is making it easy for us to help fight hunger. Tyson will donate a meal each time a Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag are purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August. What an easy way for all of us to give back! There is no need to spend more money than you normally would, or even make extra trips anywhere. Just pick up a few bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets and spread the word, the more people who purchase these bags, the more little mouths we can feed!

Please join me and RSVP for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, August 7
TIME:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
PRIZES: 5 - $100 Sam's Club Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - $50 Sam's Club Gift Card

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!  

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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Jul 17, 2014

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDASANI

This post is sponsored by Dasani, all opinions are my own.

What makes you sparkle?

For me the number one thing that always makes me sparkle is my grand children and Sammy. Sammy is only seven so she is one of the kids, while her sisters are the people that drive me insane. But the kids, I love those children more than anything, and there is nothing that they can do to make me mad (at least not for long). The little people in my life are what make me sparkle.

Dasani also wants to know what makes you sparkle. 

With the release of their new Dasani Sparkling Naturally Flavored Sparkling Beverages, they are having a #SparkleWithDASANI Twitter and Instagram contest where one winner will win a Sparkling Getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, and includes airfare, hotel and spa treatments for 4. Winner will be selected in early August.

Entry into the contest is super easy, simply take a photo of whatever makes you sparkle, share it on Instagram or Twitter and tag it with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI. You want to follow @Dasani on Twitter and @Dasani on Instagram so they can contact you if you win.

Life is pretty great and there are so many things that make life sparkle. Is it your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your kids, your sisters, your pals, or maybe your summer mani? Show them all of  and let the world know what makes you sparkle! This is the picture that I am sharing as my entry.

Don't forget to use the tag #SparkleWithDASANI. Good luck!!

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Costco Members Get a Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Sample

This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers. All opinions are my own. 

Last year we made a big change, this 5 time mom and a bunch of times grandmother, finally made the switch to Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers. I was that mom that always stuck to a cheaper brand, that was more than decent, and it felt like it was giving me real value. It wasn't until we started purchasing Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers for Anthony that I realized I was not getting the best value at all. Value isn't just about price, it's also about comfort and overall protection too. When we saw how much more comfortable Anthony was in his Huggies, how they managed to keep up with his energy, and how leaks became a thing of the past, we converted. Now it's all that we use for him, especially now that he is getting older and his diaper has to work harder. 

Recently we got to try Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers, and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes in a special Costco sampling.   Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers come with the trusted Leak Lock® system
and SnugFit* waistband with unique Grip Tabs for a secure fit. They work great and kept Anthony dry, and comfortable all day and night. With this sample you will also receive an 8 piece Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes sample. These wipes are thicker and durable so they can tackle any mess.   Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes come in an new pack with 2 kinds of refillable dispensers, plus 1160 refill wipes to keep you stocked at home or on the go. Both  Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes are only available at Costco. You can’t get them anywhere else! Would you like to try them out??

If you are a Costco member, this is your chance to receive a very generous sample just like I did. 

Costco Members - Click HERE to register for a FREE sample of the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Hurry and register now, there will be a limited number of samples each day starting today July 17th through July 26, 2014 so try back tomorrow if you aren't able get a sample today! You must be a Costco member to get a sample and limit 1 sample per household. 

Jul 16, 2014

July Ipsy Bag

I received my bag yesterday after expecting it since Friday or Saturday. I usually get it the day tracking codes go out, but this time my bag was stuck in Compton for a few days. Well now that it has arrived, I am very happy with it. Check out what I got in my July Ipsy bag!

First thing of course is the bag! July's bag is a super cute, neon pink bag with scalloped edges. I am in love with this bag, it's bright color is not going to get lost in my purse no matter how packed it may be, and just looking at thus bright color makes me happy. 

I've given a few of my Ipsy bags to the girls, this one is MINE.

First product is a very generous 1.7 oz bottle of Sexy Hair
Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray! This is a fantastic size, definitely a travel size and not a sample size. Munkey loves beach sprays so she was very happy to get this adorable bottle from me. I am currently using another more affordable brand and so far haven't "loved" the finish which is crunchy and dry, so I wouldn't try this myself. Cici on the other hand, will get a lot of use from this. 

Now this is something I am totally digging! The Pixi Beauty
Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm in Unique Pink. Okay so the other day I spent over 30 minutes of my life going round and round Target looking for Pixi products. I have been dying to try some of their tinted balms. But nope, nowhere to be found in my local Target. That is what I was super excited to get this product. Every other time Ipsy has had a cool lip product that I want to try out, I never get it (Revlon Balms), so this time I didn't even try to hope and I was thrilled when I opened my bag and saw this little guy peeking out. The color is a very pretty shade and it smells minty. I also liked how glossy the swatch I did came out, so I think this will be very much like my favorite Jordana chubby sticks. I will swatch this in the coming days on Instagram, but already I know that I am a fan.

I was also very pleased to get this full size POP Beauty
Sunkissed Bronzer in Sun Kissed. This is my first dark brown bronzer and it swatches very smooth and has plenty of color and just enough shimmer. I love bronzer so I can not wait to give it a go! I did try going to the Pop Beauty website to see the retail value of this product, and it's not in stock and shows no price. :( On a side note: their website needs serious help.

The next item is the very strange bareMinerals
5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I am not an eye shadow expert but I found this to be very strange. The color is very deep and it goes on very thick and very dark. It does dry matte almost immediately  and seems to stay put, according to my arm swatch which I can still see a day later. I will try this, it might be incredible, but until I do test it I just don't know. 

The last item in my July Ipsy bag is the Hang Ten
Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08. Once again, another very generous travel size. I know Hang Ten is a good brand that has been around forever. I have never tanned because I am brown enough, but I can appreciate the large size and brand. I gave this to Munkey so she can apply it to her legs which most definitely need color. 

Here are the three products during my initial swatch. I totally love the Pixi Balm and the Pop Beauty Bronzer. 

My July Ipsy bag was pretty awesome if I say so myself. If I could change anything, I would have preferred the Bare Mineral shadows in the little compact. Those just seem more normal and I have never tried a bare Minerals shadow, but maybe next time. Overall I am very happy with my bag and I can't wait to try this stuff out on my face! Did the Ipsy Bag fairy visit you yet? If so, what did you get?

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