Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I just wanted to pop in and give a quick update. Our latest giveaway with Clairvoyant Beauty has ended, as of last night at 8pm EST.
I'll be picking a winner soon, but Blogger seems to have decided our comments don't need to be numbered anymore. I'm playing around with the coding to try to get it back so I can use Random.org and pick winners our usual way, but so far, no luck. Any ideas?
If I can't get it working, I will just print the comments, and do things the old fashioned way, cut them out, put them in a bowl, mix 'em up, and pull three winners that way. If that's the case, I think I will switch to using Rafflecopter for future giveaways. How do you all feel about Rafflecopter?
Sooooo, yeah, just wanted to give you all an update and let you know I'm working on this and will have winners picked as soon as possible!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Right before the holidays this year, I was introduced to a company by the name of Clairvoyant Beauty. I've always loved trying new beauty products, and I've been especially interested in new fragrances lately, so I was more than happy, and even a bit excited to be able to work on a review for their products. With the stress of the holidays showing in my skin, the opportunity could not have come at a better time.
Clairvoyant Beauty believes that every woman has a natural, inborn glamour that shines from self-confidence. They believe that glamour arises from kindness, and the self-acceptance that puts others at ease. What a great philosophy, and so true! Self confidence does so much for the way the world sees a person.
Inspired by creator, Lexie Masterson's grandmother who encouraged and helped her granddaughter to create natural, soothing skin care products out of herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, Clairvoyant Beauty wants to celebrate natural beauty. Because of that, they have put priority in finding natural and organic ingredients from the purest and most powerful plants to enhance your natural beauty. Calming Lavender, skin-softening Rose, astringent Hibiscus Flower, healing Cucumber and Aloe Vera...why shouldn't we harvest the power or nature in our beauty care routines? Not only does it work to keep our skin balanced and in harmony, but it's a joy to the senses to use these natural botanical in our skin care. Clairvoyant Beauty prides itself in creating products that are 100% natural, organic, paraben-free, and that contain no chemical preservatives and no synthetic fragrances. How refreshing!
Clairvoyant Beauty has made it their mission to be able to provide for all of your skin care and fragrance needs. They have created cleansers, facial scrubs, toners, serums, moisturizers, eye creams, delightful fragrances... and to know that they are natural products, is such a comfort! I've been browsing through their collection, and I must say, my skin is going through a rough patch recently. With the general holiday busy-ness finally behind me, I'm still dealing with dry skin from the winter weather, and some hormonal breakouts. While I received a lovely selection of products for review (which I'll tell you all about in just a bit), I'd love to try out the Exfoliating AHA Scrub, the Lavender and Sea Minerals Toner and the Skin Rejuvenating AHA Cream. They just sound so nourishing and refreshing! I love that on their website, you can click on common skin issues and find just the right products for you all together in one section. You won't be left out, they cater to all skin types. I like that several products do double duty as well, great for skin issues like mine which tend to be dryness and enlarged pores/blackheads, and resulting redness from all of these issues.
Seasons change and so does our skin's need for nourishment. This is Lexie's personal winter solution for beautiful skin. She scoured the globe to find the purest and most effective natural and organic ingredients and used them generously in all the Clairvoyant Beauty formulas to create the most naturally beautiful skin possible for every woman.
- Detoxifying Clay Cleanser with DMAE
- Simply Rosewater Toner
- Exfoliating AHA Scrub Skin Rejuvenating
- AHA Cream Nourishing
- Meadowfoam Serum
- Gentle & Healing Rosewater Eye Cream
US and Canada only!
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Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
After quite a long break from using coupons the way I used to, I have finally started to get back in the game, so to speak. I spent a good part of my day yesterday out and about, getting some really great deals. Of course, you know I had to shop at Walgreens! There are some great deals to be had there this week, and while I spent a little more than I planned due to some impulse purchases, I still have $7 in Register Rewards to use next week! Woohoo!
As I was leaving the store on my "coupon high" I glanced back and saw a sign in the window with information about Walgreens and Express Script. I was curious, but didn't have time to go back in and find out. So, today I was reading up on things and what happened was, that Walgreens has been trying to come up with a solution to keep the Express Script program at their pharmacies, but things just did not 'work out and they are no longer an Express Scripts pharmacy provider.
I t seems that Walgreens did everything they could to work to keep the contract and keep their customers happy. Despite things not working out as they would have liked, Walgreens wants to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible for customers who prefer to stay with Walgreens. They understand that customers have long standing relationships with their pharmacists, and that is important to them. Fortunately, only certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts have been effected. Be sure to check with your local Walgreens to find out where you stand. You can also quickly check your insurance card, and know that if it does not say Express Script, you're not effected.
If this new change does effect you, Walgreens wants to help. They are offering a special discount on the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. For just $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in your family. This includes your spouse, dependents 22 years of age and under, and even pets! Individuals also have the option of joining for just $5. When you join, you receive discount prices on prescriptions, as well as savings on over 8,000 brand name and generic medications, discounts on flu shots, nebulizers, diabetic supplies, and even pet prescriptions. Plus you may receive bonuses for purchasing Walgreen's brand products and photo finishing services.
1. The last thing I ate was a peanut butter granola bar. Quick breakfast while getting my little girl ready for school.
2. The last song I listened to was Taylor Swift - Enchanted (my girls LOVE her).
3. Using the letters in my name I can spell (Danielle) in, dill, ladle, need, and, dial, alien, dell, all, laid, deal, aid, aide, allied, lad, ale, an, end, denial, die, dine, eel, lane, nail, idea, ideal, idle, lid, lean...
4. If I had to dress in one color for the rest of my life I would pick black.
5. If you were to look in my bag right now you'd find lip gloss, wallet, reciept, gum, coupons, gloves.
6. When I finish filling in the blanks I'm going to try to resist the urge to go lay in bed under the covers. It's COLD today.
7. My all time favorite song to dance to is Dance Magic Dance! :P
I Confess...that I was REALLY tempted to hit that snooze button a second time this morning and maybe not even get up at all. :X
that I stole a sweater from my husband's closet this morning. Big and COMFY!
that I should probably be cleaning and organizing (and unpacking :X) rather than playing around on here.
that we ate cereal for dinner last night because I was out shopping and playing The Coupon Wars until almost 7 last night.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
My son, Bobby, has wanted nothing more than a TV for his room ever since he could start talking. My husband and I don’t think it’s a good idea for kids to have TV’s in their rooms because then we can’t monitor what they are watching. We also don’t allow him to have a computer in his room for the same reason. This has made us the “uncool” parents for many years, but we have stuck firm with our decision. We have been so pleased with our son. He is now on the varsity football and basketball teams, and he makes straight A’s, so we decided to go ahead and let him get a TV for his room. Not only that, but we got it for him for Christmas, complete with a satellite subscription fromDirect TV Mobile. He’s so excited, and it was fun to watch his face when he got this gift he has literally wanted forever! Whoever said it was more joyous to give than to receive must have had a child with the look on their face that my son said when he opened that box!
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