Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sephora Play - July 2018 Box #SephoraPlay

-Five deluxe samples in a drawstring bag every month for $10 (plus tax in some areas, mine is $10.70 here in Florida).
Here is my July box: 

 Tarte Clay All Day Amazonian Clay in Paaarty (1.5gm, APV* $7.77)

Fresh Sugar Adavanced Therapy Lip Treatment in Dream (2.2gm, APV $13.30)

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel (7.5ml, APV $1.25)

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter (5ml, APV $4)

Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil (5ml, APV $11.33)

BONUS: Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (12ml packet, APV $3.46).
Total box value (not including drawstring bag): $41.11

I am extremely happy with this box. It has a lot of brands that I really love (Fresh, Tarte, Christophe Robin). I love the variety and the style of products too. I typically am not a huge fan of blush, but Tarte Amazonian clay is supposed to be one of the better blushes out there. I haven't decided if I will sell or keep mine yet. I don't typically wear blush as my cheeks are naturally rosy and normally show through my foundation/ BB cream. The Fresh sugar lip treatment is one of my favorite indulgences. I haven't had one in a long time. It is definitely a must try. 

Do you subscribe to Play? What did you receive? Feel free to leave your link in the comments. 
*Approximate value determined based on current price on Sephora website. All values rounded to nearest dollar.  This post is not sponsored in any way, I just love sharing my boxes. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ipsy bag - July 2018 #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 July Bag:

+First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Facial Cleanser (1oz APV** $5)
+Ahava Facial Mud Exfoliator (15ml APV $4.95)
+Smashbox Studio Skin Concealer (2.7ml Full Size APV $25)
+Give Them Lala Beauty Lip Gloss in the Affair (3.2g Full Size APV $16)
+City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eyeshadow in Skinny Latte (APV $3.99) 
Total Approximate Value: $54.94 (not including bag itself)
**All approximate values calculated based on price of full sized items on ipsy page when available, or Sephora / brand page when not for sale on ipsy.

While I don't love the eyeshadow, it is a great bag overall. It is definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. I am really excited to try the Ahava exfoliater and the Smashbox concealer. I have already tried the lip gloss and it is the perfect shade for me. I love it. 

Do you have ipsy? What did you receive? I also received my Boxycharm today which I will share in another post.

Target: 15% off Select School Supplies for Teachers July 15th-21st

Photo by Stan M.

Teachers! Starting tomorrow, you can save an extra 15% off at Target on select school supplies including pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and organization and tissues, hand sanitizer and more. 

In order to get this discount, you will have to go to (Note: will be live tomorrow 7/15) to prove that you are a teacher and grab a coupon code (homeschool teachers are invited as well according to Target).

You can see more details from the original Target post. Make sure you sign up for a Target card in order to save an extra 5% to make your total savings 20% off! If you do not have a Target card, it only takes a few minutes to sign up for. It is NOT a credit card. It just links your existing bank account to a separate Target card and saves you money. The 5% really adds up over time (and with big purchases. It saves you $25 on a $500 TV!) You can also scan the items in your cart with the Cartwheel app to see if there are additional coupons/ savings.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Reading with the Rays - Kids Can Earn Free Tickets and More!

Suncoast Credit Union and The Tampa Bay Rays have teamed up to encourage children to read this summer. Students will need to pick up a card at a local library and have parents / guardians to initial the hours that they have read. Turn the card back into the library for your prizes. 

-Read 3 hours: Rays Arm Sleeve
-Read 8 hours: Rays Sunglasses 
-Read 15 hours: Rays Drawstring bag 
-Read 24 hours: Voucher for 2 Rays Tickets

Visit the Rays website for more information and a list of participating libraries.

Play by Sephora - June Box

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

Here is my June box:

-Alterna Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist (1.4oz = ARV* $8.75)
-Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips (1oz = ARV $4.52)
-Belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb (10ml = ARV $7.60)
-Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Queen B (3ml = ARV $5.34)
-Milk Makeup Kush Mascara in Boom Black (3ml = ARV $7.20)
-Bonus: Prada Candy Sugar Pop (1.5ml = ARV $2.29)

Total ARV: $35.70
*Note: value approximated using Sephora price of full size items when travel-size is not available for sale at Sephora.  

This was one of the best boxes that Sephora has sent me in awhile. I still currently subscribe to Ipsy and Boxycharm in addition to Play. I have debated cancelling one of the subscriptions, but I can't decide which. This month guarantees that Sephora will stick around longer.

I adore Alterna hair products and Too Faced lip products, so this box really excited me. I have received the belief before in the past from one of my boxes, but I used it and liked it. The makeup remover..meh. I can use cheap makeup remover that works just fine. I would love some other Clinique products though. I will probably get rid of the mascara just because I have so many in reserve already.

Overall, it was a great box for my $10 (which includes shipping too). Would you like to see my Ipsy and Boxycharm boxes also? Let me know!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Win $10,000 on Monday playing Swag IQ! (US & Canada Only)

On Monday, February 26th, Swagbucks is putting up over $10,000 that you can win playing fun trivia games! SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!

Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app!

In celebration of Swagbucks's 10th Birthday, they're going to broadcast 4 shows throughout the day and give away at least $10,000! It will likely be more since the more people who sign-up via SwagIQ prior to each game, the bigger the grand prize! 

1st Game Show: 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $1500. 
2nd Game Show: 4:00 PM Eastern Time/1:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2000. 
3rd Game Show: 7:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2500 
4th Game Show: 10:00 PM Eastern Time/7:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $4000 

To play SwagIQ, download the app to your iPhone and Android today.

It's really easy to play, too:
The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.  

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have a bonus SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.  When you get to the end of the game, you can claim all of the SB that you've earned.

You can use all the SB points you earn playing SwagIQ to get PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and more!