HOME DECOR | Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets

Saturday, March 26, 2016

I've always been really partial to an all white kitchen, but lately I've been really drawn to the two toned kitchens, in which the bottom cabinets are painted a different color that the top cabinets. I've had my eye on a butcher block countertop, but now I'm thinking about how lovely it would look with the two different tones!

What do you think of this new trend? Love it or skip it?

HOME DECOR | Gorgeous Beaded Chandeliers

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As I look though pictures online, I got stopped by some of the most gorgeous chandeliers I have seen. These beaded pictures are beyond beautiful and since they can be found in a variety of colors, you can find one to suit your mood. They are both elegant, and bohemian, and glamorous, yet earthy. Just perfect!

I even spotted a few DIY beaded chandeliers too! I'll have to check them out and see if I can create my own beautiful beaded chandelier!

BEAUTY AND STYLE | OZ Naturals' Super Youth Eye Gel Review

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This past week, I had chance to review the OZ Naturals' Super Youth Eye Gel. I am working on swapping out my current products for those are more natural. So when I was given the opportunity to try out this eye cream, I jumped on board!

All active ingredients in this product are 100% natural and 75% organic. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

It comes in a pump and the gel goes on very smoothly. The smell is pleasant and a little goes a long way. The formula is created to not only minimize dark circles, which I definitely have, but also to decrease puffiness and minimize fine lines. I have only been using this for a week, but so far, I have noticed that the puffiness goes away almost instantly. I haven't yet seen a lightening of the my dark circles, which is my main concern, but I also know that products usually need a little more time before I will be able to see the results. 

Even though this is an eye gel, you can also use it all over your face. One full pump is all you need to glide it across your skin. It feels nice and isn't sticky. The bottle also says that you can use it under your make up, which is where I encountered the only problem I had with this product. If you put it on as a primer and then put your make up on, some of it seems to rub off, leaving a noticeable residue on your face. So while, the bottle says you can, I wouldn't recommend doing so.

I still have to wait a little longer to see if it minimizes my dark circles, but so far, I have not noticed anything that would keep me from using this product. The product sells for $17.49 on Amazon, so it would be a great product to continue to purchase even when on a budget!

If anyone has any other recommendations for natural products, I would love to hear about them!

This post is sponsored by OZ Naturals. While, I did receive this product for free in exchange for a review, all opinions are my own.

LIFE | How to Never Pay Full Price at Target

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hey friends! Today I figured I would share some info with you so that you can always get the best deals when shopping at the money-sucking, beauty black hole that is Target.

We all know how it goes: You go in to buy toilet paper and you come out with all new bathroom decor and bedroom decor (because it needs to match the bathroom) and maybe like a shirt or 4. And don't forget the puppies, they need new toys and treats. (oh and the cat! Don't forget something for him. He will be jealous). $100+ later and you have successfully wiped the shelves clean of everything in the store.

Okay, so lets be real, there is a good chance when you go to Target, you are still going to spend like $100+, but we can definitely make that money stretch out even further.

There are a few Tips and Tricks that I can share with you, so that you can always gets the best deals when shopping at Target and save some money in the process.

First, get out your phone and download these two apps: Cartwheel and the Target App.

  • Cartwheel is an app created by Target that gives you a TON of additional discounts on products in the store. Occasionally, they will release Cartwheel only coupons for up to 50% off on DVDs, Toys, Clothing and more. This app also gives you discounts on your groceries! About 10-20% off of the items on the app is the normal discount. It is easy to browse through; you just add your deals and it generates a single barcode that is scanned at checkout. You can even use the scan feature to instantly see if there is a Cartwheel coupon that can be used on that specific item in your cart.
  • The Target App also gives you additional coupons that can be used in store. You can checkout the weekly ad and even browse and purchase products though the app. The coupons on there generate a separate code that can be used at checkout, as well. The discounts tend to be similar to $5 off of $50 Household products or $5 off of $25 Healthcare Products, things of that nature.
  • If you are online at home, you can also check out Target Coupons online. These coupons are also different from the others in the apps! These have to be printed, but trust me, it's worth the extra 10 minutes to browse through the online deals. This, however, needs to be done in advance before heading to the store. The Target App and Cartwheel can be used in store.
  • Target will also let you use Manufactured Coupons in addition to Target coupons, so you can even double up that way. Nice, amiright?
  • Target also price matches many products as well, so even if you see it on sale at Walmart or Amazon for a better price, you can get that price in store at Target!
  • Another way is also to take advantage of the discounts and sales available online only. Target offers shoppers a way to purchase online and pick up in store at the service desk. So if you see an online discount for $40 off of furniture and it is sold in store, you can purchase online, get that price and pick it up in store. 
  • And of course, you can always use your Redcard to get 5% off your purchase. The best to get is the debit card because there are no fees, you get the 5% off and it comes right out of your bank account just as if you were using your normal bank card. The credit card will give you the same discount, but we all know how dangerous credit cards can be, especially at a cash sucking place like Target!

Most of these discounts can be used TOGETHER. So you can use a Target Coupon, a Cartwheel coupon even on on sale products, sometimes even on clearance products too!

I joined Cartwheel in 2013, and since using the app, I have saved $444.04 to date. I can't see a yearly breakdown, but even so, thats just what I've saved on the Cartwheel app. That doesn't include the Target app, Target Coupons OR my Redcard savings!

This post is totally not sponsored in any way. I just wanted to share with you all the best way to big savings at this store! Of course, you won't always strike the great coupons every time you shop at Target since they are always changing out, but all of those savings will add up. Who knows, maybe you can put all those savings away for a vacation?

ART | Art Giveaway Winner!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Here it is, the moment you all have been waiting for!

The winner of the Art Giveaway is ......

....Drum Roll Please.....

 Lindsay Doernte!

Thank you so much to everyone that entered the giveaway. There were about 130 entries total in the contest! If you didn't win, you won't go away completely empty handed though. Everyone who entered can receive a coupon code for 20% Off, which will be able to be used on original art AND commissioned art at www.SusieBennettStudio.com. To get your coupon code, message me and say "Give me my coupon code, yo". Just kidding, but seriously, message me on Facebook for your 20%OFF coupon code!

As for you, Lindsay, be sure to message me your address so I can send out YOUR painting! :)

Thanks again everybody! :)

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