Sunday, January 12, 2014

Insert Cheesy Pick-up Line Here

So, how's the weather? I know, lame. Seriously though, we had what I'd consider a monsoon here in NY yesterday, and now it's insanely windy. At least there's some sun and it's not subzero right now. The weather is just so strange lately.

Anyway, I plan to spend my day off being lazy, and staying indoors. Needless to say, today will be spent in PJ's, drinking tea, and earning some money online. I'm sure I'll be listening to music and being used as a pillow by my dogs too...gotta love puppy love. 




Lately I've been on a earn as much money as possible kick. My bank account is quite sad right now, and I'm trying to fix that. So I've been spending a lot of time on my "regular" sites, and also started revisiting some that I'd sort of forgotten about.  (Some of the links to the sites are going to be my referral links, just so you know.)

My favorites are currently Swagbucks and InstaGC. I pretty much just do the "click the link" offers and watch the videos. I have about $30 in amazon gift cards saved up, and I really want to reach $35 by the end of the day. I have a long wish list on amazon and really want to place an order soon! (Speaking of, what the heck is the deal with them raising the free shipping amount to $35? I feel like $25 was so much easier to reach.) Either way, I'm almost at that goal. 

And although I do have a serious love for amazon, I could really use some actual cash in my account. That's why I decided to revisit WordLinx, Squidoo and Jingit. 

When I signed into WordLinx I was pretty happy to see that I had almost $5 in my account, and only need to earn $5 more to cash out via PayPal. It's a basic paid to click site, very simple. 

Squidoo is one of those sites that I still earn from regularly, just not much. They pay on a 3 month delay, so when I get paid tomorrow, it will be for whatever I earned in October. I really like this method because it makes me focus on the long term and keep at it.

Finally, Jingit is fantastic. The only reason I stopped earning was because I misplaced my Jingit card (they send you a debit card that all of your earnings are added to) and had no way to use what I made. Well I found the card and started watching videos to earn some money again. I actually just used the card to buy some stuff at the hardware store. Yay for no cash outta my pocket! 

I almost forgot about MyPoints. I finally started reading the emails again and am racking up points at a pretty decent pace again. I feel a gift card in my near future.  :)

So, those are my main focuses right now. I'm gonna go attempt to finish my tea before it's ice cold. Stay warm everyone! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Influenster Violet VoxBox Review

I am super excited to share my latest Influenster VoxBox experienced with everyone! 


The latest box I was lucky enough to try out was the Violet VoxBox. As usual, everyone's boxes contained a couple of the items, and then the rest were sent to the Influensters that they were the best fit for. 



My Violet VoxBox contained:
  • Goody QuickStyle Brush
  • Goody Athletique Hairband
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine Nail Polish
  • Soyjoy Snack Bar

I especially loved the Goody products! 


Goody is a brand I have always loved, and these new products just re-affirmed my long-time love. The hairband is fantastic. I got it in grey, and I love that color. It's also really cute, which is pretty hard to find when it comes to athletic hairbands.  The velcro is also a big plus in my book; being able to adjust the size is awesome.

The QuickStyle brush is so neat! I love how it has the ability to help dry my hair faster. This is a HUGE plus for me! I have very long hair, and there is a lot of it. Anything that helps me dry it faster is fantastic in my book.

Remember my first VoxBox? I was able to try the Goody SpinPins back then, and I loved them too! Yay Goody! 

Triple Shine Gets My Approval


I wrote another post specifically reviewing the Sally Hansen Triple Shine nail polish. Overall, I like the polish. I would choose a different color, and think it will look better over another base color. I love the brush design, it really helps you get a more even application.



 

SOYJOY, I'm not so Joyful


I can't lie, I didn't enjoy the SOYJOY snack bar. Part of it was the flavor, I am just not a fan of cranberry. But I alsy didn't like the texture of the bar. I tried! I just didn't like it.


My Previous Influenster Experiences


I have been able to try out two other VoxBoxes in the past, the MaryKay VoxBox and the Beauty VoxBox, as well as a special Palmolive Fresh Infusions box. 

Final Thoughts


I am a huge Influenster fan. They never go wrong with the boxes they choose to send me, or their specific contents! I'm  excited to keep using the Goody products, and can't wait to see the next VoxBox I get to try. Stay tuned! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pure Silk Beach Bag of Warmer Days Goodies Giveaway



Pure Silk is having an awesome giveaway, and the prize is a tote bag filled with goodies for the summer, exciting!! 

Enter for a chance to win a Pure Silk Beach Bag of Warmer Days Goodies Giveaway! 
USA only and ends 1/21/14

http://bit.ly/1aJTyjF


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sally Hansen Triple Shine Review

Today I tried out a new nail polish called Triple Shine by Sally Hansen, thanks to Influenster who sent it to me in the Violet VoxBox to review.
Here are 2 photos of the polish I received to try out. The photo on the left is the bottle right out of the box. The one on the right is showing you how the polish looks without the cap that is on over the brush handle. I took the cap off while using the polish because it was  more comfortable to use that way.

The color I received to try was #390, a glitter filled blue shade called Sparks Fly. 


One of the first things I noticed about this nail polish was the brush design. I like how it is a more flat brush, which provides better coverage in less applications. 


Below are 3 photos side by side showing how my nails looked after one, two and three coats of polish.

I think the polish is pretty transparent, and in the future I would probably use it over another polish to get a more opaque look.
 Thank You Influenster for letting me try another awesome product! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Holidays!


Hey everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday! 

I'm still getting back into the swing of things after all of the excitement, but I'll be back soon with some more mail, freebies, etc. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mail Call 12/14

While I don't think I'll be getting any mail with all of this snow today, I do want to share what I got this past week with you all! 




 I got a DVD and three...towels? They are prizes I ordered from SheKnows. (I plan to sew the "towels" in to pillow cases.) They are switching to a new rewards program and any points you have now will be gone once the switch is made.








I received my first PinchMe box! SUPER excited about it. I actually wrote a whole post about joining this new site.

I'm super excited to get my second PinchMe box, it should be here any day! If you haven't joined this new free sample site yet, you have got to check it out! Leave a comment below and let me know how you'd like to be invited (Facebook, Twitter or email) and I'll be sure to send an invite ASAP! 




My Influenster Violet VoxBox arrived, and I could not be happier with it! I got an awesome Goody hairbrush and headband, as well as a Sally Hansen Nail Polish and a SoyJoy bar to try out. My reviews of these items are coming soon, so stay tuned!






MyPoints sent me the Panera Gift Card I had ordered with my points, I can't wait to go have some Broccoli & Cheddar soup!  









Now these items all came last week, but I was really sick with a nasty virus and stuck in bed. 



First up is a great package from the Carmex Blog Squad containing their new, fun moisturizing lip sticks. 

Then I got an issue of Cosmo magazine, from a free subscription that I ordered with points from a reward program. Sadly, I wasn't even able to read this while trapped in bed, my head hurt too much to focus. 


Finally, the best and worst mail at the same time. It's awesome because I love Nutella and this is basically Jif's version...Amazing! But, I wasn't able to eat it! It was a week filled with saltines and ice chips. Ugh.











Make sure you check out my latest post with lots of great things to know for earning online this week! 

Semi-Productive Snow Day

I'm going to start off with some "things to know."

  • The InstaGC global bonus is up to 4%, and my personal goal bonus is 1%, so I've got a total of a 5% discount on gift cards today. Make sure you take advantage of the awesome discount! 
  • Disney Movie Rewards is offering a 5 point bonus code every day until Christmas. Check out their Pinterest page daily to get the code. 
  • Make sure to spin the MyPoints Spin to Win wheel daily for a chance to win points or bonus offers.



Okay, now that I've gone over the important stuff, here's some more that I want to share with you all! 

I just ordered 2 insulated tote bags from StartSampling.com with my reward points. I'm super excited because I've been saving my points forever! And, I was just thinking that I really needed more grocery bags, but didn't want to pay for them. 



Here's something super exciting...I finally found my Jingit card! It had been missing for months, but I finally found it in another purse. So since I have my card again, I'm back to using the app and earning every day. I love being able to use the card to get myself a little something every once in a while, and not having to spend any of my cash. 



In other news, it's been snowing since the wee hours of the morning here in NY. Later on tonight it's supposed to pick up the pace to a nice 1 - 3 inches per hour. This was a perfect day to get some things done around the house. Like the holiday baking I've been putting off, or the cleaning...or catching up on NCIS. Turns out there was a marathon today, so that took priority of course! Plus I got to spend some quality time with my dogs.  :)

Who needs socks?  :)