How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes With Shampoo

I wear makeup daily and have quite a collection of makeup brushes. Unfortunately I have not been keeping up with the cleaning of those brushes.  I usually just switch back and forth between a few different ones when it comes to applying my makeup. I researched different makeup brush cleaners you can buy but I was more interested in a cheaper method. I have read a few articles that mention using olive oil, shampoo, vinegar or dishwashing liquid. I decided to go with shampoo. In this month’s Target Beauty Box I received a bottle of Peppermint Tea Tree shampoo. It is a natural clarifying shampoo. I saw this as a perfect opportunity at trying my hand at cleaning my makeup brushes because there was a lot of build up on them. Continue Reading »

TROLLS and Sun-Maid Team Up, Prize Pack Giveaway

Next month on November 4th, a new animation movie is coming to theaters. Trolls! My daughter and I have seen the preview during one of our movie days and it is going to be a cute and fun movie. From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the Continue Reading »

October Glossy Box Review

I signed up for Glossy Box back in August when they had a promotion for buy 1 get 2 free. That sounded like a pretty good deal! So make sure you sign up for their emails.  I got 4 boxes in September and 1 this month. That was a little odd to me. I guess I got the August and September boxes in the same month. One thing I do like about the Glossybox is they include products that I would not necessarily come across during my regular shopping for beauty products. With so many subscription boxes available, sometimes you get a lot of repeat products. OGX Beauty $8: This spray encourages a healthy scalp and prevents fallout caused by breakage. It has a minty fragrance. DECLÉOR $22: 100% natural Continue Reading »

Grab A Sam’s Club Membership For Only $25

While going through my email earlier today, I came across a Sam’s Club membership for $25 through Groupon. That is a great deal! A month or so ago I was able to get a membership for only $22 because they had a promotion going on. A new one opened in Milwaukee and I knew I wanted a membership so I just waited until the right deal came alone. If you are patient there is no reason to pay full price for a membership. There always seems to be some type of sale going on, just decide which one is right for you.  Groupon has a sale for the Savings Membership for $25 with a few freebies, it includes: A one year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value) Complimentary membership card Continue Reading »

Easy Spooktacular Spirits To Make For Halloween

With Halloween c-r-eeeeping up, it’s time to start thinking of spooky drink recipes that will have family and friends screaming in delight. Filling up on candy and sweets this fright-tastic holiday makes it hard to feel guilt-free, but have no fear! I have some delicious and low-calorie drink recipes  to share with you for your upcoming parties and get- togethers thanks to Cascade Ice. Blood Punch Using a large punch bowl, mix 3 parts of Cascade Ice in Black Raspberry with 1.5 parts of Cascade Ice Cranberry Pomegranate. Then stir in 1.5 parts cups of grape juice and 2 parts of club soda. Add in 2 cups of frozen strawberries to complement the flavors and serve. For added drama, add some dry ice to the table. Boo-Berry Slush Pour 5 Continue Reading »

Be Prepared During Open Enrollment And Enter To Win An Amazon Gift Card!

It is that time of year again. Nope I am not talking about the holidays, but Open Enrollment. Deciding how you want your health insurance set up for the upcoming year can be overwhelming. I am charge of making those decisions for my family and I take it very seriously. I close my door so I can work on the open enrollment paperwork with no interruptions. I want to be sure I read everything carefully before I make any choices. I go over everything twice just to make sure! UnitedHealthCare are has created an activity to test your health plan knowledge so you can see if you are a Health Plan Pro. I have been doing the whole Open Enrollment process for over 20 years so I consider myself a pro. I did Continue Reading »

Top 5 Reasons to Rent Instead of Own

It seems many families were raised to have the mission bestowed within them to purchase a home. You grow up, get an education, get married, have some kids and purchase a home. My husband and I have owned our own homes since 1996. It was the best choice for us.  As time continues on and the housing market continues to be more of a market for buyers, there is still this little issue with poor credit scores. The market is now working in the buyers’ favor but you must have a pretty decent credit score to start the path towards buying a home. These days buying a home isn’t within every family’s reach, so what is it about renting that makes it so much more appealing than owning a home? Continue Reading »