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Hey Frugalista’s!

I have been M.I.A. for a while, I got caught up with my YouTube channel and life. I am glad to be back! I was sent the Sally Hansen Complete Manicure box from Influenster. Sally Hansen Complete Manicure offers 7 benefits in one bottle. This new line has base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, color, top coat, chip resistant and a gel shine finish in every bottle.

Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Swatches

I love this line, the polish dries faster than the typical nail polish. It dries with a glossy shine and is long lasting. I currently, have on the “pat on the black” and i’m on my 7th day and it’s just starting to chip. I would definitely recommend this line to anyone, the price is average I bought a pink shade months ago for $6.99. I must add the brush provides a smooth and even application. My favorite shade is jaded which is the mint green on the right : )

Shades from left to right:
Red my lips 470, Pat on the black 510, Jaded 540


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Great Deal : Wet N Wild Redmond Red Nail Polish


Hey frugalista’s!

I bought the Wet N Wild Redmond Fast Dry nail polish at Walgreens for only $1.49. Plus I had a $1 off coupon from the Sunday newspaper a few weeks back. Therefore I paid $0.49 plus tax.:) This nail polish does dry pretty fast which I love. Also the red is so vibrant, it’s a nice bright red which I love. Red is a sexy color and it stands out. This nail polish lasted a long time without going chipped and had a nice gloss to it. I would highly recommend it, and there is a wide selection of colors. I must say Wet N Wild has stepped up their nail polish game up. This fast dry line is a must try and the price is so right lol.



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For those interested of joining Glossybox I have a 10% off code for your first box it’s GLOSSY41.

Items in September glossybox:

1. Wella Professionals Polish Shine Serum-FULL SIZE: $16.99 FOR 40g

2. B.Kamins Lip Balm SPF 20 -SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED 4ml The full size is $21 FOR 15 G

3. B.Kamins Maple Body Lotion- SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED 12ml The full size is $41 for 180ml

4. NYX Cosmetics – The Crimson Amulet Collection LIMITED EDITION FULL SIZE $25

5. Dove Cleartone Deodorant-SAMPLE SIZE RECEIVED,The full size is $4.99 FOR 45g

6.GLOSSYBOX Supports: Art of Fashion- Free Admission to a night of fashion including fashion show of upcoming Canadian designers. $5.99

This Month’s box was FANTASTIC! I loved everything about it! The NYX palette is my absolute favorite of all. I also love the Wella Shine Serum. The value of the box is $73.97 that is amazing. All this for $15 a month! If your interested in Glossybox use code GLOSSY41 to save 10% off your first box.


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Hey Frugalista’s

Quick discount I found online, ULTA special discount code for $5 off a purchase of $10 or more. This is only valid for online purchases. ULTA has free shipping if you spend $50 online. The discount code is 81249. This is a great discount perfect time to stock up on hair products and your favorite beauty products. The code expires October 7th 2012. Happy shopping fruggies and your welcome 🙂



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Posted by on October 3, 2012 in Uncategorized


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ImageHey Frugalista’s

I received my June 2012 Glossy box a few weeks ago. This month Glossy Box was another winner! There were plenty full size products which is what I always love. The theme of the June box was summer! It had summer essentials in this months box. They gave us a razor to have smooth sexy legs for the summer, Wella Ocean spritz hair spray for sexy beach curls. Also, sunscreen to protect our skin from those harmful rays, face cleanser to freshen up, dual lipstick to have many sexy lip color combinations for the summer.



The first Item is the Gillette Venus Embrace Razor value of $13.43. I LOVE this razor I have been using it prior to receiving it in the Glossy Box. This razor is a bit pricey but its worth the money. It has 5 blades and around the razor its cushioned with a gel foam. Also, there is a moisture strip above the blades which is great. One of the best things about this razor is you can buy the replacement heads at a drugstore or walmart. You get a really nice close and smooth shave. This razor alone almost pays for the box it self.


The second item is the Biore 4 in 1 Revitalizing Cleanser, its value is $9.99 and its 200ml. This is another full size product, Biore has a good line of facial products. I have used some in the past and loved them. However, I had never tried this cleanser until I got my Glossy Box. This cleanser is a 4 in 1 it purifies, cleanses, tones and refreshes your skin. I can tell you it is definitely refreshing it leaves a nice clean minty fresh feeling. After you wash your face it feels like all the impurities and make up is lifted and my face felt lighter. This cleanser is a pump bottle and it foams up with water. I would recommend  this product!


The third product is the Cover Girl Blast Flipstick-Blendable lip duo. This product is also full size and the value is $12.50 it is 3.8gr in size. This is the product I was most excited about in my box. This Cover Girl Flipstick is new and when I received it, it was not even available in Canada at the time. It was super exciting being the first to try an item before it was available to others. Glossy Box gave me the perfect shade I got the 800 Whisper murmure color. At one end its a baby pink/mauve color the other end is a luminous pink with a little gold shimmer in it. The lipstick is very smooth and moisturizing. The great feature of this product is you have 3 lip colors in one lipstick. You can wear each shade alone or you can use both and blend a new color. Cover Girl made a great product and I love it! It’s a double ended lipstick with endless possibilities! This product almost covers the price of the box alone.



I have been wearing this lipstick every day since I got it 😀


My fourth item is the Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz its a 150mL bottle which is full size! The value is $16.99 this product alone pays for the box. I love high end hair products however, I do not use spritz and hairsprays in my hair 😦 Moreover, we all know Wella is a great salon brand with great products. I cannot give my personal opinion because I have not tried the product. The information booklet says that it gives chunky texture for that carefree beachy hair look. An information booklet came with it telling you have to achieve the beach curls. Wella is exclusively available at salons.


This picture shows this month there was 4 full sized products which is an excellent value each of these items either pay for the box it self or close to.


The June Glossy Box had 3 actual sample size samples this month. The above picture shows the 3 sample products. First sample is the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strip most of us are familiar with this product it has been out for years. You apply it to your nose and it removes blackheads and whiteheads. Its a good product, there was 1 strip in this months box. If your interested in purchashing these strips it is $9.99 for 8strips in a package.That makes the one strip in the box worth $1.25.

The second sample is Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex 7ml. This product I was not excited about I am too young for wrinkle cream I feel it was not suited for me. Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex is an anti-aging formula. It has advanced micro-fillers to smooth fine lines. It contains BioPeptide and B3 complex it hydrates and improves the appearance of deep lines in 14 days.The sample can be used maybe 3-4 times the cost for a 50mL bottle would cost $30.99. The value of this sample would be approximately $4. I tried it and It has no scent and honestly it did not feel amazing on my skin nor was it creamy.

The third and last sample was Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF55. This sample size was pretty good 14 ml,it is travel size perfect for a vacation. This sunscreen is voted #1 for best feeling sunscreen by Canadian Dermatologists. I actually had a skin damage test done years ago and the Dermatologist recommended this sunscreen so I totally believe that claim. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry- Touch sunscreen is very light and it asborbes fast. It does not feel heavy and greasy like many other suncreens. It contains Helioplex which provides photostable protection from UVA/UBV rays. The cost for this product is $15.99 for an 88ml bottle. Therefore, the value of the sample is $2.66, I would recommend this product for sure.

The June 2012 Glossy Box was another excellent deal for the monthly price of $15. This months total value of all the products is $60.82! That’s a steal! 🙂 I would definetly recommend Glossy box to anyone. The products are great and you get 4-5 full size products as you can see from my previous reviews. Well Frugalista’s If your interested I have a link for you below just copy and paste.

Don’t forget to like and subscribe to my blog! Also if you have any deals and steals please comment and share 😀


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Hey Frugalista’s!

I have a great find that I love! So I have been experimenting trying to find new make up brushes. I came across this brand called Ecotools. They are a earth friendly company, they use natural materials and are 100% cruelty free. I bought the 5 piece Bamboo Brush set, it came with 1 Mineral powder brush, 1 concealer brush, 1 eye shading brush, 1 baby kabuki and comes in a cosmetic bag made out of hemp and cotton. This set is like a travel set but also great for everyday usage. I love how smooth the brushes are they are very plush! The handles of the brushes are made out of bamboo. I use the baby Kabuki to put my blush on and its perfect. I cannot stand rough make up brushes and these are really soft and non irritating. I saw this set in Walmart for $16.98, However, being the frugal diva I am I got mine for $5.61 on Ebay. That’s right! $5.61 lol I made out great! I checked the packaging and everything it is not a knock off. I recommend you try this especially if you want to carry brushes on a trip or in your purse for mid day touch ups. Check out Ebay and get yourself a great deal. Ecotools also has a website I will post below if you want to research it! Enjoy your day Divas! Don’t forget if you have any great finds or freebies please share in the comments 😀


This is the Ecotools 5pc brush set at Walmart! $16.97


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Simple Eye Make-up Remover Review



Hey Frugalista’s!

I got a special review request from one of my favorite bloggers The Dolly Blogger to review Simple Eye Make-up Remover. I was originally introduced to Simple products from my Glossy Box beauty subscription. Simple are sensitive skin products, all the products are hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic. Meaning they do not cause skin irritation and are recommended by Dermatologist. My favorite thing about the Simple Eye Make-up Remover is that it is non greasy. It has no scent and leaves no oily residue it is like water. It takes off all of my eye make up without irritation. I have tried other eye make-up removers in the past and they made my eye lids look greasy. This formula is great for any skin, I highly recommend trying it! It is $9.99 for 125 ml bottle

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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Uncategorized


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My Glossy Box beauty subscription for MAY 2012


Hey Frugalista’s

I know I been slacking once again :(. I mentioned in a previously blog about beauty subscriptions and how addictive they are. Well after weeks of research and watching beauty box reviews I decided to go with Glossy Box!

Glossy Box  seems to give actual full size high end product and they have great variety. So I received my first box almost two weeks ago and it was so exciting. The box gets delivered to your front door and the monthly fee is $15. I will post a discount link where you can get your first box for $13.50 as I did.


So when I opened the cute black and pink box I was pleasantly surprised. The packaging was very nice and  you can keep the box and use it to store things. In my first box I had received a full sized Iman red lipstick value of $16.00. That item alone paid for the whole box! I was so happy when I seen the lipstick because I was looking for the right red lipstick since reds are hot right now. I will definetly take a picture in the lipstick and post it and not to mention the Iman lipstick stayed on for hours and it was moisturizing.


My second item was a full size Sebastian Professional Volupt Shampoo value $15.78 the bottle size was 250ml. I heard great things about this brand and it is quite expensive for shampoo I look forward to trying it. This item alone was well worth the price of the box. The third item was a Curel Foot Cream value of $3.99 the size was also full size 100ml. I have been using this foot cream and its amazing and very creamy and moisturizing. The fourth item was Simple Eye Makeup Remover this was a deluxe sample size the value was $9.99 and the size was 56ml. It was very close to a full size eye remover bottle, I tried this item and loved it! It is non irritating and very gentle. The Simple line is Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic its perfect for people with sensitive and problem skin.My fifth and last item was also from Simple, it was the Simple Facial Wask Gel value of $9.99. The size was a deluxe sample size of 50ml it is a great travel size. This is also recommended by dermatologist because it is no irritating and very gentle. I give this face cleanser 9/10 it was very refreshing, light, clean and had no scent. I almost forgot one last item, in my envelope where they list the items and value there was a card for a free Iman sample of liquid foundation. Just yesterday I went to the department store counter and received my sample. The sample was very small however, a little foundation goes a long way. I tried it today and fell in love I got Earth 1 Iman liquid foundation. It was light my face did not feel heavy or creamy and I did not have that made up greasy look. I will definetly purchase this when my sample is finished.


My first impression of Glossy Box is I think its spectular and a great deal! I could not believe the sizes of the items and the brands I got. Iman cosmetics are great and getting them in the box was a treat I was so excited and grateful. I definetly recommend Glossy Box to my frugalista’s its money well spent and you get to try new products. There is no commitment you can cancel at anytime. I say try it! 😀


pardon the picture quality I had bad lighting 😛

Share your thoughts on any beauty box subscriptions or tell me what you got this month 😀


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Frugalista’s I’m super excited!! I been researching and finding a lot of beauty subscriptions and I jumped on the beauty subscription train. Beauty subscriptions are monthly beauty boxes that get mailed to your home for a monthly fee ranging from $10- $19.99. My recent subscriptions is a company called JULEP MAVEN! They send a monthly box of nail polishes, nail care products including mani and pedi products. They also include a surprise product every month a little something extra. I am excited because I love nail polish and change my colors like 2 times a week. Julep Maven has a style quiz and they tailor to your results. Which is good and bad,if you don’t like your results you can choose the category  you like. That is what I did, they put me as “Classic with a Twist” but I changed it to “IT GIRL”. The “It Girl” comes with 3 polishes and the other categories comes with 2 polishes and a nail care product like pedicure cream. The polishes come in a cute fancy bottle with cute names, I will post pics when my box comes. I also have a special promo code and you can get your 1st box for a penny!!! Look for the link below 😀 enjoy Divas!




You can cancel at any time or skip a month. This subscription can’t get any better try it out you have nothing to lose but a penny.

I say go ahead and spoil yourself get ready for summer with hot polish colors divas!



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So its my BIRTHDAY this Thursday (April 19th)!!! YEAH! Shout out to the Aries 🙂 My birthday is what inspired me to write this blog on all the freebies you can get for your birthday. There are many retailers and restaurants that have special gifts, discounts and freebies just waiting for you. The key to these deals are joining the email V.I.P clubs. The retailers will directly email you the coupons or vouchers for your gift on your birthday. Most of the coupons are good for 2 weeks prior and after your birthday( your whole birthday month). Very few are ONLY redeemable on your actual birthday those are usually the restaurants. There are plenty of free food vouchers you can literally get breakfast and dinner free. You can make your birthday month a month dedicated to free meals bon appetite 🙂

These are the retailers I have signed up with and  some of the things I have received free for my birthday:



sign up for the free V.I.P. membership and every birthday you recieve a free beauty gift (no purchase necessary). This year (2012) I got a sugar kiss mini duo lip treatment spf 15. One is tainted red and the other is clear.

The previous year they gave a birthday cake shower gel that was a good size.



Sign up for there email club and they email you a voucher for a free gourmet pasta dish or dessert. There is no purchase necessary just go and eat your free meal or dessert. The voucher is good for the entire month of your birthday.



Purchase a Starbuck gift card you can purchase one for as low as $5 and register the card on their website. Registering the card to the starbuck rewards will entitle you to a free beverage of your choice every year on your birthday. The voucher will be mailed to you directly via snail mail. That voucher is good for the entire month of your birthday. I love this birthday voucher because you can get any size and any drink!!! GO WILD GET THAT GRANDE CARAMEL FRAPPUCINO LOL!! If your a Starbuck lover this is great!

3.) TIMOTHY’S  COFFEE (canadian company)

Sign up for Timothy’s email club and around your birthday you will get an email with a coupon. The coupon entitles you to a free baked good ($4.99 value) BUT you have to purchase a medium brewed coffee which is $2.21.

4.) TUCKER’S MARKET PLACE (Canadian deal)

Tuckers Market Place is restaurant that provides a buffet of a large variety of food. All you need to do is go on your actual birthday and show I.D. and you get your meal for FREE!!!

5.) FIRST WATCH (breakfast and brunch resturant)

Sign up for the First Watch Sun e club and you receive a voucher in your email for a free entree. I love this place they have the best breakfast 😀


I signed up for the email club and all they sent was $5 off two entrees. Nothing to really get excited about but it’s better than nothing.

7.) IHOP

Sign up for IHOP’s PANCAKE REVOLUTION and you will recieve a coupon via email for a free entree.



Denny’s Restaurant will give your a FREE Grand Slam on your birthday! Valid ID must be presented. Taxes and gratuity extra.Not sure if you have to join the Denny’s Rewards email club


Sign up for the email club and they send you a buy 1 get 1 free blizzard. However, they send that coupon out like 4 times a year. Not much to be excited about 😦


Sign up for Club 31 which is their email club and receive a birthday coupon for Buy 1 get 1 free ice cream scoop or cone and $3 off a cake! 

They cut back last year they gave a free cone 😦


If you sign up for the email club they send you a birthday email with a special code. The  birthday gift is 10 FREE PRODUCTS!!! It’s great but you can’t just get away with the 10 items free. You have to purchase $20 worth of products and pay shipping which the lowest possible amount is $26.95 ($20 of products you choose additional to the 10 free + $6.95 shipping fee). Elf has good low priced make up items ranging from $1-30 if you wanted a bunch of cosmetic items this is a great deal!

12.)CVS (drug store)

If you join CVS beauty club they will email you a $3 coupon which you can use towards anything!!! It’s great treat yourself to a nail polish, eye shadow, candy what ever you like its a little treat. I plan on buying a beauty item with mine that’s $3 so I get it FREE!!


If you sign up for the email club you receive a 10% off and free shipping code prior to your birthday! Its great because Charolette Russe already has great prices and you can use it on sale items online. I got some bra and panty sets they were on sale bras were buy 1 get one 50% and panties were 5/$12. My total bill was under $30.


If you have made an online purchase with Macy’s in the past they will email you a free shipping code on your birthday for online purchases.

15.)Piercing Pagonda (Jewelry retailer)

If you have made a purchase with them you will receive a email with a 10% off code on your birthday.

16.) PEOPLES (Canadian jewelry store)

If you have signed up for peoples emails you will recieve a coupon for $50 off any purchase over $300. This is great if your treating yourself to something sparkly lol!

17.) Wicker Emporium (Canadian home decor store)

If you sign up for the email club you will receive a coupon valid for one week for 25% off any regular priced item.


Sign up for the email club and recieve a free dessert with a entree purchase. This place has the best wings in Florida!

19.)GIANT TIGER (Canadian discount retailer)

If you sign up for their email club you will receive a coupon to print out. It entitles you to a free item, you have the choice between a can of coffee, chocolate covered almonds or a apple pie. The coupon expires a week after your birthday.


I signed up for Booster Juice email club and they sent me a coupon for a FREE REGULAR SIZE SMOOTHIE!! I love this one they have great smoothies and you can get any kind. The smoothies are pretty big and this is about a $7 value 🙂 The coupon is good for 7 days.

 I will add more as I receive more emails, Also I will be adding pictures of the freebies and vouchers as posts. ENJOY!



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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Uncategorized


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