Friday, December 19, 2014

Paula Dorf: Passion Blush Review

Another review from thanks to Paula Dorf! I have the pleasure receiving another free sample from this beauty company to try out their blush in the color 'Passion'.

Passion is a dusty-rose shade (too dark for my ivory skin, sadly), but as expected the blush is a transparent formula and blends in beautifully in the skin. It's a soft, light and smooth finish from start to application. It's true to color just like they're brow powder - only needing one or two dusts of application on the cheeks. 'Passion' is a very natural tone and would definitely give the cheeks that warm natural glow.

I would recommend this check color or anyone of Paula's 9 fun and fresh blush tones. All shades have a very soft translucent natural glow and are matched with extraordinary staying power. Now for a limited time, you can get 20% off of any Cheek Color purchase. Just use code CHEEK during check out at

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Product Review: Paula Dorf 2+1 Brow

In case you haven't heard, eyebrows are the hottest new feature to focus on, and with good reason. Well-groomed eyebrows can make you look polished and bring focus to the eyes, while ungroomed brows can make your look messy or even incomplete. 
I am honored to have the opportunity to review a Paula Dorf's 2 + 1 For Brows and Paula Dorf's Perfect Brow Brush. I received my free samples a few days ago and have been testing out the product for several days now. 
This compact color duo arrived in brow, upon first application my brows where instantly filled and defined. I read other reviews that the brown was "too dark for brunettes" but as someone who has naturally dark brown this the colors matched perfectly. 
Cons: While the brush worked great for application, my only issue was the handle was a bit too thin and short. I like being able to grip my brushes (almost like a pencil), but found myself pinching the handle trying to hold it still – and I have small hands. The wax was hard to apply with the brush, so I used my index finger to apply. 
Pros: The powder is dark and true to the powder color right in the case. It only took one application and is very long lasting. I wore each application the entire day without having to make any touch-ups!

Overall, this will definitely be able be able to fix any brow issues you may have, whether you over plucked, have thin brows or simply want fuller, thicker, more defined brows. It's no wonder this product was named "Best of Beauty" for the October 2007 issue of Allure magazine. 
The 2+1 for Brows can be purchased at, and as a gift to call my readers you can use the code 'BROWBRUSH' for a free Brow Brush with any 2+1 for Brows purchase!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Make money grocery shopping: the 5 apps you must have.

After you’ve stacked your coupons, matched against the week’s sales, and why not make money grocery shopping afterwards? That’s the benefit that these cash back apps for groceries can offer you, if you know how to wisely match your grocery list against the offers in the app and then upload your receipt to it. The next thing you know, you’ll have some extra cash in your PayPal account, or a few gift cards if you prefer for future purchases or savings. In this today post, I will review the top five cash back apps for groceries!


Ibotta pays you real cash for buying your favorite products at over 40 stores like Target, Walmart, Kroger, CVS Pharmacy, Safeway and more. It's fun and easy! Ibotta offers cash for shopping at many popular stores. Once you’ve purchased the product you take a picture of the receipt to earn the reward. Ibotta allows you to earn up to $40 cash per shopping trip. Cash out terms: Options vary from PayPal and Venmo with a $5 minimum and $10 Starbucks, Regal or iTunes gift cards. You can get the app now available on iTunes and Google play: Ibotta.

Checkout 51: Checkout 51 is a new site that offers cash back when you purchase select grocery items. Users can browse through the current offers, which update every Thursday morning, and choose the ones they like. Once you purchase the item in the offer, simply upload your receipt and get cash back! Check51 is available for both Apple and Android devices. Cash out terms: You are able to request a check when your account balance reaches $20. You can get the app now available on iTunes and Google play: Checkout 51.

Receipt Hog:
Receipt Hog is a mobile app that rewards users for snapping pictures of their grocery receipts. For each receipt you upload a photo of, you’ll earn coins which can be redeemed for cash! If you’re wondering why in the world anyone would pay for your grocery store receipts, it’s actually pretty simple. Receipt Hog is a market research company that works with consumer goods brands. The data that they collect from the receipts (and any surveys they give you) is summarized in market research reports for the brands who purchase this information. 
Simply snap a photo of your qualifying grocery store receipt, and you’ll be rewarded coins. The app has different levels — the more receipts you upload, the higher the level you’ll achieve. You’ll start at the first level, Runt, which allows you to earn 10 coins per receipt. After you’ve uploaded your first 10 receipts, you’ll level up to Piglet, which rewards 15 coins per receipt. The levels go all the way up to, yep, you guessed it — Hog!
Once you get to Hog you’ll earn a whopping 25 coins per receipt! One of the perks of Receipt Hog is that it doesn’t matter what items you purchase, so there’s no scanning barcodes or making sure you buy a particular brand. Just snap your receipt, and you’re done! At select times, you may also be asked to complete a short survey, which will earn you additional coins. 
Cash out terms: 1000 coins for $5.00 (paid via Paypal), but if you decide to save your coins you’ll get an even better value. Currently, 1800 coins can be redeemed for $10.00, 3200 coins for $20.00 and 4500 coins is worth $30. You can get the app now available on iTunes and Google play: Receipt Hog.

Walmart Savings Catcher:
Walmart Savings Catcher itself, is incredibly easy to use. Just shop at Walmart and keep your receipt. Then, using Walmart’s smartphone app, you can either take a picture of the barcode or type in the receipt number. You can even use Walmart’s website if you don’t have a smartphone.

After you have scanned in the receipt, Walmart has a list of all the products you purchased, and it searches for those products at other area stores to see if any of them are cheaper somewhere else. This searches for 3 days, then if it finds any lower prices it tells you that you have a credit available.
Cash out terms: You can then cash your credit any for a Walmart eGift card which are delivered to your provided email. You can get the Walmart app now available on iTunes and Google play.
Snap by Groupon: Building off of the recent acquisition of a company called SnapSaves, Groupon has unveiled an app in the U.S. called Snap, that gives shoppers cash back when they purchase certain grocery products in stores. All you have to do is  take a photo of the receipt as proof of purchase of specific advertised goods, such as a specific brand of pasta or bread.
Cash out terms: You can request a check when you're confirmed balanced hits $20. You can get the app now available on iTunes and Google play:  Snap.
Don't leave money on the table and get cash for purchases you already made! Remember, you've earned It!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Dress Like Kanye West: Men's Fashion for Women.

After jumping online to browse H&M's site for what was seemingly the one hundredth time to check on the status of one sold out blazer, I experienced what I like to refer to as fashion déjà vuThe site had just listed a kimono jacket eerily similar to Kanye's Balmain from Paris Fashion Week. I thought, what if I recreated Kanye's look for women? 

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