Waxelene Review

This week I had the opportunity to test a new type of product for you guys.  Waxelene is is the petroleum jelly alternative that has no petroleum products, and only natural and organic ingredients.  It’s supposed to work just like Vaseline but with better products for your skin!

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  I tested this product after I took a few showers this week and always applied it to the driest areas of my body (feet and hands).  At first I noticed there wasn’t a strong scent to the product which is always great but it did leave me feeling greasy.  I’m not sure if the greasy feeling is supposed to happen but I didn’t really care to much for that.  Other than that the product really did change the appearance and the texture of my hands and feet.  There much smoother and very well moisturized now!  If you don’t mind the greasy feeling for a little while this product really works great!  I love that it’s all natural and organic because in today’s world everything has some nasty chemicals in it so it’s great to stay organic.

The prices for the products are:  2oz $6.99 and a 9oz for $15.99.

Check them out here:
https://waxelene.com/

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Coupon Stackage!

So I’ve found myself guilty….. guilty of not blogging about anything coupon related in a while.  I know, I’m sorry.  It’s why a lot of you read my blog in the first place!  I’ve been really overwhelmed with school and getting product reviews in line, and basically just trying to find the best possible way to make my blog efficient, and ORGANIZED.  But rest assured, I’ve come to my senses and I’m back to writing about couponing, you’re welcome 😀

Today’s lesson about the coupon world, is coupon stacking, or “stackage” as I’m calling it here.  Stacking coupons is seriously a very important concept to understand if you’re committing to the crazy, insane world of using coupons.  (Yes, I admit I’m crazy, crazy for my coupons!)

So what’s stacking even mean?  Stacking means using a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon.  Pretty simple concept, but I understand how it can be extremely confusing!

Where do you find “store” coupons?  Well stores like CVS, Target, and other various stores (I only use the two) put out TONS of store coupons.  You know the price scanner machine at CVS?  Yeah, that prints STORE coupons that you can stack with manufacturer coupons.

Here’s an example:
You scan your CVS card at the price scanner machine (big red machine usually found at the front of the store, it’s seriously really hard to miss) and it prints out a $2 off any toothpaste purchase.  Okay, so you know Colgate is on sale for $3 and you also know that you have that $1 off manufacturer coupon in your trusty binder.  Take that toothpaste to the cashier (follow size exclusions and what not too), scan your CVS card, scan the toothpaste (total is now $3), give her the CVS coupon FIRST, then give her your manufacturer coupon.  Oh my goodness did you just score free toothpaste?  Yes, you did (well you have to pay tax, sorry, blame the government).

The Target coupons work the same way, except there’s no magical machine that prints them.  You can get them here (http://coupons.target.com/) or occasionally there in the Sunday paper.  These coupons aren’t hard to spot, because they literally have the word Target all over them.

Once again, if you have any questions regarding this concept please let me know.  Send me an e-mail, comment below, write me on Facebook, anything.  (I prefer email, it’s more organized for me, but whatever works!)

HAPPY COUPONING 😀

Bzzagent Campaign: Green Giant Veggie Snack Chips

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So if you personally know me, you know I’m extremely picky.  Like so picky as in I don’t use any type of condiment of any sort (that includes ketchup).  So when I got the invite to this campaign I wasn’t super excited.

Well, I’m in college so I’m usually hungry with no food to eat, so I gave these chips a chance.  Oh my goodness, I am so glad I did.  These chips are incredible.  They taste just like Sun Chips but sooo much better, and there also super healthy for you!

I’m so glad I got sent a ton of these things so I can eat them all the time and not feel too bad about it!!

Disclaimer:  I did receive this product free thanks to Bzzagent and Green Giant!

Ann’s Herbals

So I had the great opportunity to work with Ann’s Herbals lately and I’m glad I did.  She runs a store through etsy (the most addicting site in the universe) and makes all of her products herself.  I love helping small businesses and love good for you products.  The customer service was great (another reason to buy from small businesses) and I received my products very quickly!

Here’s what I got:

All – Natural Whipped Orange Medley Body Butter with Organic Shea Butter Organic Coconut Oil and Vitamin E

I absolutely love body butters because  a little really does go a long way.  When I first held the container I thought she had just sent me an empty container because it was so light!  I opened it and was greeted with a TON of product and this really amazing orange scent.  The scent was very light but strong at the same time.  It was rather perfect!  I always use body butters after showers so later that night I got to use it.  The product is really light and goes on really well the only thing I didn’t like about it was that my skin was extremely oily after I used it, and I normally don’t see that with body butters (I might be crazy though).  Other than that I really enjoy this product because it smells so great!

Mocha Latte All Natural Homemade Lip Balm with Organic Cocoa Butter, Coffee Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil Vitamin E Synthetic Free

So anyone that personally knows me knows that I am ADDICTED to lip balms, seriously if I don’t have one I start to freak out and I apply them at least 5 times in an hour (probably more).  I have hundreds of lip balms in my stock pile so I was soooo excited that she sent one!!  The Mocha Latte is now officially my favorite lip balm I own, I’m going to be upset when I use it all.  It goes on so smooth and tastes so great.  If you don’t like this product you are seriously crazy and don’t appreciate a great lip balm!


Handmade Vegan Soap

I don’t remember the scent I received but it was amazing.  It made the entire box smell like heaven and scents up my entire bathroom.  I used this product while taking a bath and absolutely fell in love.  I normally hate bar soap but this one was different.  It did not get slippery to where you couldn’t hold it and the smell just speaks for itself!

Overall, I love these products and super highly recommend shopping at this great small business.  You get the greatest customer service and really great products!!

Check them out here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/annsherbals

Disclaimer:  I did receive these products free to try thanks to Ann’s Herbals!!!

Barts Cookies

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So I recently had the opportunity to review a different type of product, COOKIES!  I’m a sucker for sweets so getting the opportunity to review cookies was a pretty exciting thing.  I reviewed Barts “World Famous” chocolate chip cookies and I also got to review the chocolate chip peanut butter cookies.  Putting the words “Worlds Best” in front of any product puts you up for really strict reviews, but these cookies are pretty delicious.

They arrived in my mailbox this afternoon and I was expecting them to not be very fresh, but they were.  I felt as if I had just eaten a cookie right out of the oven they were that fresh.  These cookies aren’t your typical cookie shape, their little (maybe an inch and a half) round cookie rounds, and these little things pack a bunch of flavor.

These cookies are absolutely delicious and I wish I had more of them!!

Check them out here:
http://bartscookies.com/

Disclaimer:  I did receive these cookies free to review thanks to Bart’s Cookies!

Bee Alive Skincare

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I wrote an email to this company two weeks ago asking if I could receive a few samples and review their products for you guys, and I am so glad I did.

First off, Bee Alive is a company that has been around since 1984, and is helping bring people that best skincare NATURALLY.  They use Royal Jelly in every product and promise that the Royal Jelly is never freeze dried and always as close to nature as you can get.  The products are a little on the pricey side, but extremely worth it.  You’re actually paying for good things to put on your skin and not the nasty chemicals in the other stuff.

Here’s what they sent me:
NOT SAMPLES, FULL SIZE.  They are too generous and amazing.

Honey Cleanser 6oz $26.95

This cleanser is a foaming one and is extremely light feeling.  I normally don’t like foaming cleansers but this one was different, because it worked.  I tested it in how well it takes off makeup, and after washing it my makeup was completely gone and my face felt extremely refreshed.  This product does have a scent of honey and it’s a little strong, but it’s not too strong that it’s bad and it honestly doesn’t smell awful!  I really love this cleanser and after about 4 times of using it I’ve seen a pretty good results in my T zone area.  Another great thing about it is that it’s recommend for all skin types.  I have horribly sensitive skin so I’m afraid to put anything on my skin, but this didn’t dry me out or irritate my skin at all.

Rehydrating Facial Tonic | Refreshing Facial Mist  3.25oz $24.05

This facial mist is AWESOME.  I’m addicted to toners because I just love how refreshing they feel, and this one is fabulous.  It sprays out and is really cooling on the face, I enjoyed the feeling so much I sat around and sprayed myself for a few minutes.  It once again has the same scent as the cleanser, but it does smell rather nice after awhile, you kind of have to get used to it.  If you’re not familiar with toners they are used to put back the good things your cleansers took out, and their a very vital part of a skin regime that mostly get overlooked!  This toner might be my new favorite because I know that it’s not anything I don’t want on my face.  You can just smell and feel how natural it is.  It also has witch hazel in it to cover up redness, and it really does.

Honey Masque 2oz $42.50

This is the most expensive item I received, and I’m so happy I got it.  As the name says it’s a honey masque and just a warning it’s extremely sticky at first.  I would not get this product on your hair because it would be a nightmare to get it out.  After the product is on the face for a few minutes it starts to dry and is no longer sticky.  It also comes off shockingly easy (because all face masques are nightmares coming off) and didn’t leave a mess in my sink at all.  This product claims to brighten the skin instantly, AND IT DOES.  My skin looked FLAWLESS.  I’m truly addicted to this face masque!

Delicate Royal Jelly Créme  .8oz $37.50

So with extremely dry skin I put moisturizers through a pretty hard test, and making my skin soft is no easy task.  This product comes out of the pump rather thick and creamy, it’s somewhat in the middle.  It again has the same scent but by this step you’ve become used to it.  It instantly makes the skin feel soft to the touch and very silky.  After a few days my skin was remarkably 100x softer.  This product passes the sensitive/dry skin test!  (Not many things do).

All in all, I’m in love.  I did a lot of researching to find this company and I’m so glad I did.  The customer service is awesome and super friendly, they really do want to make sure you’re taken care of.  I was e-mail almost instantly and every time I email them they seem so happy.  They even replied to my Facebook wall post!  This company really believes in their products and it shows!  They have so many other types of products on the site, and I can only imagine that they work as great as these ones!

Check out their website here:
http://www.beealive.com/

“Like” their Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/BeeAliveInc?fref=ts

I LOVE THESE PRODUCTS SO MUCH THAT I TOTALLY WOULD BE OKAY WITH THEM SENDING ME STUFF FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!

I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR PRODUCTS!!!

DISCLAIMER:  
Bee Alive sent me these products completely free to try and review on the blog.