Thrifty and Frugal Living

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paparazzi Jewelry from Jill


Have you heard of Paparazzi Accessories? I have seen some advertisements for this company on Facebook, but I never looked into it. I of course said yes when Jill Valero contacted me and asked me if I would like to try it out for free. I did not know that I would be starting a new obsession. The best thing about Paparazzi is that everything is $5! Paparazzi has necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and hair accessories. They even have some children and Men accessories! 
 
A little about Jill and her business: 

I'm a stay at home mom of 4 kids (ages 12, 7,5, and 2). We homeschool our kiddos and I run an awesome jewelry business from home. I sell Paparazzi Accessories. Everything is 100% lead and nickel free which was a BIG deal for me, because I have super sensitive skin. This is the only line of fashion accessories I've ever been able to wear without a reaction.New items are released on my website www.jewelryfromJill.com every single weekday (Mon-Fri) so the selection is constantly changing to keep up with the current fashion trends. There aren't any catalogs or any crazy sales pitches, just great jewelry at great prices for every budget.

You can also shop and join shopping parties on Jill's Facebook page. Another cool thing about this jewelry is that the same piece may be available in multiple colors. Here is what Jill sent me to try out.


I didn't think I would like this bracelet when I first received it. It looked odd in the bag. However, after I tried it on I fell in love with it. You can wear it a few different ways and you may even be able to fit it on your ankle. I am excited to wear this out for a night of dancing or to concerts.

 This butterfly ring reminds me of my Mom who passed away a few months ago. She loved butterflies. She would have loved this ring. All the rings have a stretchy band that allow them to fit multiple sizes. They are recommended for sizes 6-9, but that is flexible.


This pair of earrings did not photograph well. They have really pretty little green gems sporadically in the pattern. They are a little larger than I typically wear, but they are pretty. I am expanding my style with these which is fun.

This bracelet is SO ME. It has little round green gems (again, they didn't photograph as well as I would have liked). This bracelet is very pretty and would make a great gift.



They also have Men's jewelry and Children's jewelry. Jill send me the Men's choker pictured on the left side and the flower bracelet and earrings for little girls. The children pieces are only $1! The picture on the right just shows several of the jewelry pieces together.


This is a REALLY long, stylish purple necklace. Guess what? Necklaces come with free earrings too. Yes, only $5 for this set. AMAZING. I forgot to take a picture when I wore this the other day, but it is so long that I couldn't fit it all in the picture.


Sparkly headbands? Yes, Paparazzi has those too. Jill sent me this one. Headbands aren't really my thing, but this is really pretty. My friend is going to love it when I gift it to her.

For me the ultimate compliment that a review can give is when they make a purchase from the company that they are reviewing. I have done this not once, but twice since I received the initial package a little over a week ago. This was my first small purchase.


 I LOVE all three items so much. The black bracelet is coming with me to the Rise Against concert tomorrow. I have worn both earrings already too. My second order was just shipped. Shipping is only $3.50 (although she has some free shipping specials sometimes too) and it is super fast 3 day shipping. You will not have to wait long for your jewelry. 

Inventory is always changing, so make sure you check out what she has available each time. Don't hesitate or it will sell out quick. She always lists how many of each piece is available.

Make sure that you follow Jill on Facebook and look out for the next party! I will see you there.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June #Ipsy Bag


 Ipsy
*$10 a month with free shipping
*Co-founded in 2011 by YouTube trailblazer Michelle Phan
*Every month you receive a make-up bag with 5 deluxe
samples to full sized products.
*Contents vary per person based on the preference survey you take when you sign up. 
My June Bag:


*Make Up Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Black

*Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Atlantis at Last (cobalt blue) - FULL SIZE

*PEEK Beauty Multiuse Black Primer

*PUR Mini Full Charged Magnetic Mascara

*Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash


As usual, Ipsy is more than worth the $10 price tag! You would spend the ten dollars just on the Make Up Forever travel eye pencil at the store. I love that the samples are so large. These are all items that I am excited to try. I have already used the eyeliner and the face wash. I love them both. The PEEK black primer is odd. I am excited to try it on my eyes, but I have never heard of black primer before. Has anyone used it? We will see how it goes. The nail polish is BRIGHT. I figured it will be a fun color for summer. 

Did you receive an Ipsy bag this month? What did you have in your bag? The cool thing about Ipsy is that they are customized and people receive different products. I would love to see or hear about your score.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Swagbucks Offer: $25 through Gamefly




If the dad in your life is a gamer, Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Gamefly where you get 2500 SB (which is the equivalent of $25 in gift cards) for signing up.          

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2500 SB by using this link!         

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of July.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

MAX 2: White House Hero Blu-ray Combo Pack! Plus Exclusive Run Game!



**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**
MAX 2: White House Hero is out on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD Now!
More about Max 2: White House Hero:
Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in "Max 2: White House Hero." His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president's Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.
Visit the Max 2: White House Hero Website:
http://max-themovie.com/
Follow Max on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MaxMovie
This is definitely a movie that the whole family can enjoy!
I have my own Max at home too. While he hasn't saved the White House, he helped to save my Husband and Myself. We rescued him after we lost our previous dog to heart disease. We were broken and he helped to bring joy back to our lives. Here is my Max:

To celebrate the release of Max 2: White House Hero, we’ve created an amazing game where you can help Max save TJ and Alex! Click on the game screen via the app to jump over obstacles and make your best time.
*****GIVEAWAY- Ended*****

Click below to play the game (note: if the game is not loading for you,  click here to play the Max 2 game). Share your run time in the comments along with your email to be entered to win a Max 2: White House Hero Blu-Ray Combo Pack!

For extra entries: share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag me (Thrifty and Frugal Living on Facebook or @Latsyrc728 on Twitter or Instagram). Leave an extra comment with which platform you shared on for an extra entry. One share per day per social media platform.

Giveaway ended June 5th at midnight.  

Congrats to Kathy P. for winning the giveaway!

Good Luck! 

Memorial Day Sale





Most Memorial Day sales are about saving you money. With Swagbucks, you'll earn money too! They're offering increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at several of your favorite merchants.         

 If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started.

Plus, if you've signed up through my links at some point this month (or do it now), you'll get a $2 (200 SB) bonus added to your account when you spend $25 or more through Swagbucks Shop before the first of June!           

You can earn SB in all sorts of ways, including discovering deals and trying new products/services, watching videos, taking surveys, or just searching the web!             

Get your shopping done early AND get points for it! Offers last through Monday, May 29th, 2017.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

March Play! by Sephora #SephoraPlay


-Five deluxe samples in a drawstring bag every month for $10. 

My March bag: 

The White drawstring bag says "Glow Your Own Way". I am not a huge fan of these bags. I haven't found any great uses for them so far and I much prefer the Ipsy bags. However, the contents are completely worth it. 

Living Proof full dry volume blast (95ml) 





benefit Watt's Up! (0.08oz)




Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer (0.24oz)



Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink





Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm  (0.1oz)


Chloe Eau De Parfum (1.2ml) 



This bag was well worth my $10! I know that several of these are travel sized and would cost that by themselves. The Watt's Up! is my absolute favorite highlighter. Chloe smells amazing. I am a fan of perfume in my sample boxes even though others are not. I like to toss them into my purse and refresh my scent half way through my day. I also like trying new and different perfumes. The only disappointment was the Josie Maran sample. It is almost empty and looks dried out. The Bobbi Brown eyeshadow stick is awesome! It is a gorgeous gold color. Living Proof is also a really amazing brand and I am excited to try a (new to me) product of theirs.

If I were to compare my two subscription boxes this month, I would definitely give the win to Play! by Sephora over Ipsy. It is typically the better of the two boxes. You should know that there is typically a wait list to get the Sephora box. You have to click on the email within 24 hours of it arriving to get in. So, sign up now and jump on the chance if you are invited.