Saturday, October 3, 2015

Julep Free Makeup and Nail Box Plus Giveaway

I am a huge fan of Julep subscription boxes. I love subscriptions and feel Julep has a great model for subscription boxes. What I like is the fact you can skip months and are not obligated every month to make a purchase. This really keeps me loyal to them. They offer great quality polish and fun makeup items as well. They are currently offering first month free to new subscribers and you just have to pay shipping. This is what my first free box looked like. I payed $3.99 shipping. If interested in signing up please use my link and sign up here.
I am doing a giveaway for a free julep nail polish to showcase what great quality they are. This is another way if showing thanks to my loyal readers and is not sponsored by julep. This is a giveaway from moms with extra cents. Enter Below to win this color nail polish from Julep.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Amazon Student Bonus Days Oct 7-9

Heads up to students who currently have an .edu email address. You are eligible for amazon student prime program. If your new to prime you can get a 6 month FREE trial and after that you get prime for half price which is a huge savings. They are having exclusive deals coming up October 7-9 so sign up now if your not a member to get in on the deals!
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At home Manicures with imPress

As a mom of five I don't have time to go out and get my nails done weekly. This was something I used to enjoy but it just doesn't fit into my schedule anymore. I usually paint my nails weekly but I always have chips within a couple days and it just never looks as good as a salon done manicure. imPress invited me to try out their press on manicure product and I was more than happy to try out something to make my at home manicures work better!
These are the two kits sent to me. Right away the matte looks amazing and this looked like a fun color to try out. I was nervous since in the past press on nails have always been a little tricky and never seemed to stick. Luckily the imPress nails are amazing and so easy to use. They come with full instructions as well as easy peel off backs. Also they are so sturdy. i was amazed at how well they hold onto my nails. I don't have to worry about losing a nail with imPress. They feature an UltraHold Technology that makes sure your nails stay on. They are also safe for your nails.

I love the matte look ever more than I expected once it was on my nails. Also the cute accents nails they include really complete the amazing look.You can find imPress at Walgreen for around $7.99. This is a great price and way cheaper than going to the salon and looks just as great so I am hooked! Learn more about imPress here:

This post was sponsored by imPress. I was provided with free samples in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Earn cash back for trying Subscription Boxes

If your like me than you may be a subscription box addict! I love getting fun surprises in the mail and trying out new items I would not know about. Many subscription boxes offer coupons or deals to try out a subscription box. A lot of times the deals are great such as half off or even more. One way I maximize my savings is by using two websites that pay you to try out subscription boxes. The two best sites are Swagbucks and Treasure Trooper. Both of the two websites often have subscription boxes offered. They will pay you to try out the box. Make sure you look for coupon codes to so you can maximize your savings.  I keep codes on the blog so make sure to check if one is available. Also remember that subscriptions renew so make sure you write down renewal dates, phone numbers and other information in case you decide to cancel.

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Scent Trunk Subscription Review

Scent Trunk sent me this complimentary box to review.
 I love subscription boxes as you all know. I subscribe to a few make up boxes. I love getting perfume in my subscriptions since it is an item I wear daily so it always gets used. I love trying out new scents as well. Perfume can be expensive so it is nice to sample a scent to decide if it is really you. Scent trunk sends three samples monthly and they tailor the scents just for you. When you sign up you will fill out a scent profile and they will use that info to create your box so it is just right for you.

 I received three scents and I would say they were a win and felt they matched my profile of what scents I would enjoy.One of my biggest turn offs of perfume samples is when they do not include a push spray. I was VERY HAPPY that all three sample had a push spray. I was able to use each one for a few days and see if any were ones I wanted to buy. You also review your scents you received to earn points and to keep your scent profile current. You can use the points to buy full bottles.Sign up below to try for yourself.
I received the box for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Simple Ways to Swap Dairy with Nondairy

I believe it is important to try to eat and be as healthy as possible. One concern in diet for me is dairy consumption. I have realized through doing juice fasts and reintroducing food into my diet that dairy is something I try to limit. I have noticed over consumption for me wrecks havoc on my stomach. I have since started switching out milk with other alternatives. My family has been doing the same as well. I really feel these changes have helped with my stomach issues and has helped me reach to a better place with my health. A great option for a milk alternative is Almond Milk.
Almond Milk is a rich nutty milk. It is really a great alternative. I suggest starting the switch small. Instead of milk or cream in your coffee try the almond milk. It is such a sweet treat.Switch the milk in your morning cereal to almond milk and taste the difference. Its worth the switch and I suggest trying it out for a week or two and see if you notice a difference. I still enjoy dairy but love complementing nondairy into my diet as well. What are your thoughts on dairy alternatives?

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk

Taco Tuesdays with Sriracha Blue Diamond Almonds

I have heard a lot about Sriracha sauce but have never actually tried it out myself. I was very interested when Blue Diamond sent me some Sriracha Almonds to try out. Being a newbie to Sriracha I was nervous and excited at the same time.  I wanted to incorporate the new Blue Diamond almonds into a recipe. I decided they would be a perfect addiction to our Taco Tuesday tradition. Taco Tuesday id fun since everyone gets to pick the toppings they want. It rally makes for a great family meal. I chopped the Sriracha almonds up to use as a new topping.
A fun take on Taco night is I use small tortillas and then I add beans(meat for some family members)olives,tomato/salsa,and cheese. I then throw them in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.Picture below before put in the oven.
After a quick 5 minute or so in the oven I take them out to add the lettuce,sour cream if wanted, and the Sriracha almonds.  Above shows the finished product. You can choose what toppings and mixings you use. It is such a great fun meal and everyone is happy since they customize it. I LOVED the added addiction of the Blue Diamond Sriracha almonds. It truly added a bold flavor that you can taste but is not overpowering. It is a definite keep for a topping addition to Taco Tuesday.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Almond Nut Thins & Celebrating Summer & 4th of July

Blue Diamond provided me with complementary boxes of the new Blue Diamond almond nut thins. With school closed for the summer it is so important to have fun summertime snacks and recipes. I try to make snacks healthy and tasty. With five kids at home it can be hard to get them all to eat the same snacks sometimes. The Blue Diamond almond nut thins have so many advantages. They are:
-made with real almonds
-wheat and gluten free
-low calorie
-good source of protein
-4 great favors:original,honey mustard, chia seeds,sea salt
They taste great plain or with a topping of your choice. I decided to have a little fun and make a cute patriotic themed recipe with them. I sliced strawberries and used them as the bottom layer.I then added a small amount of whipped cream. Then topped off with a blueberry. They look great for a fun festive 4th of July appetizer. The finished product!

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins
Top Photo credit:  Blue Diamonds

Monday, June 1, 2015

Summertime Sundaes with Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Blue Diamond Almonds

Blue Diamonds provided me with samples of their new flavored almonds: sea salt and dark chocolate.
The first idea that popped in my idea is ice cream with almonds, my favorite. With the summer coming this is a great time to come up with different ice cream recipes. I love vanilla ice cream topped with fresh chopped almonds. The dark chocolate and sea salt flavors combined is a perfect mixture.
 This adds such a healthy and tasty topping to the best summertime treat! Enjoy and follow Mom's with extra cent's Pintrest page for more great recipes.

 This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Renuzit Pearl Scents Review and Giveaway

Purex provided me with a sample of the Renuzit Pearl Scents air freshener to try out. I am also excited to try out new air fresheners. I have five children and two in diapers so air fresheners are a big item in my house. I feel like it never smells fresh enough! I like air fresheners that can blend as a decorating item. Nothing is worse then a freshener that screams hey look I am trying to hide odors! The Renzuit pearl scents are classy and have different scents and colors and blend into your decorating theme. They fit in anywhere.
The scent I tried out was sparkling rain. It was light and airy. It was not to overpowering like many air fresheners can be. If you are looking for a strong odor control this would not be a good choice. If you like a subtle scent in the room this would be perfect. I love the line of scents they offer. There is something for everyone.
The scents offered are:
-sparkling rain
-blue sky breeze
-fresh lavender and eucalyptus
-chamomile and jasmine

Enter Below to win a coupon for a free Renuzit Pearl scent to try out.

I received a free sample in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash and Baby Wash Review and Giveaway

Dial sent me two new great products to try out. A new Dial Baby wash and a new foaming hand wash. As a mother of five I was eager to try these products out. I am very selective with my baby and kid's products so I was happy to see that these products seemed to have good formulas.
The Dial Kid's foaming hand wash is great. This has a watermelon scent and my kids love it. They like the idea of having a soap just for them. I prefer foaming hand soap for my children too. Hand washing is very important so it's good to have kid's want to do it on their own.
I love the body and hair wash as well. It is gentle and can be used for the younger ones. It is tear free which is always a plus. I LOVE that it is paraben free since I try to avoid parabens especially for my children. They offer a fragrance free version (the one I sampled) as well as scented versions. I used it with my infant and had no issues with it at all. I was very pleased. Dial is available at all major grocery stores and super centers. I highly recommend and the price point for the Dial kid's and baby products are very affordable.
Enter Below to Win a coupon for your choice of either a free hand wash or body wash.
I was provided with a free sample in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original Smoothie

Almond Breeze sent me there new AlmondMilk CoconutMilk blend to try out. I was so excited to try this flavor out. I am a big alternative milk drinker so I drink a lot of almond milk, soy milk, and coconut milk. I prefer the taste and benfits to milk alternatives. I have tried both alomd milk and coconut milk speratly. Almond Breeze has decided to combine the two and make a blend. This is seriously the best idea ever for milk! I decided to try mine out first in a smoothie.

The smoothie was amazing with the new almondmilk and coconutmilk blend. It is such a great mix and the flavor is irresistible. I also tried it out on my cereal as well and it adds just the perfect amount of sweetness. It is also good as a nice pick me up drink in the afternoon. It taste great as is. Look for it at your local grocery store or super center. It is worth it to try it out.  It really is a great product and has so many great aspects. Check out below!
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I was provided a sample in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bulu Box Fitness and Weight Loss Subscription Box Review

Bulu Box kindly sent me a box to review. I am so excited about this subscription since I am on a weight loss journey.  Bulu Box sends a monthly box of healthy samples and supplements. You can choose from an original box or a weight loss themed box. The box is $10 a month. You also earn points for referring friends,completing your profile, and reviews which you can spend on full sized items. 
I loved my box right away when I opened it. I felt it was such a great box. It included so many useful items for me. It is a really affordable option to for a subscription box.
I am a big tea drinker so I was pleased to see a tea sample in the box. This tea is for re hydration which is good for living in the south.
I like getting my daily greens in so this is a great addition for smoothies.
These are Collagen vitamins. A nice sample but would probably need more to see results.
These are collagen soft chews. This is a great match to the vitamins and like they included two like items. They taste pretty good as well.

Included are energy bites. My husband tried one but said he did not get much energy from it.
A full sized box of natural honey lozenges. These will come in handy and I am very happy that it is full sized.
Overall this is a great box for the price and fun to receive monthly. I think my box was worth over $10 plus each item would be eligible for reward points to redeem on full sized items. Click below to try Bulu Box out!
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I received this box for review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received. Contains affiliate links.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap Review and Giveaway

So excited Dial is on a roll and coming out with so many amazing hand soaps. I have been having a blast trying out all the new great products they have been developing. The latest addition is the new Dial Miracle Oil hand soap that is infused with Marula Oil.
I already tried the Marula Oil body wash and loved it!This is such a great addition to the Miracle Oil line. The marula oil provides excellent hydration for your hands. I often get dry hands and this works wonders for dry hand. You notice a difference after one use! The hand soap has clean rinsing micro technology. Try it out for smooth hands. I am won over after my experience using it. The bottle also features a great design that fits right in on the counter as is!
-smooth silky hands
-infused with marula oil
-features micro oil technology 
-deep cleansing hand soap 
 One lucky reader can win a coupon to try out the new Dial Miracle Oil hand soap. Enter Below:
I received a free sample in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dial Boutique Hand Soap Review and Giveaway

I received free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

As a Purex Insider I was able to try out the new Dial Boutique line of hand soap.

I am in love with the new Dial Boutique hand soap collection. I love trying out new scented products so this was right up my alley. I tested the sugar cane husk scrub and the first thing I noticed was it smelled amazing. It has micro scrubbers so my hands felt so clean after using. They felt so soft after using as well. It's almost like a soap and moisturizer in one.  The bottle has a great design as well so it looks great displayed in the bathroom as is. Other scents available are: yellow raspberry & black sugar, water blossom, and coconut lime verbena.
- Four amazing scents to choose from
- Micro scrubbers to really clean
- Vibrant bottle design
- Moisturizing
I am hosting a giveaway to give one winner a coupon to redem for one free full sized bottle to try out for yourself.

photo credit purex insiders/dial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Review and Giveaway

I received a free bottle/coupons from purex to test out and provide an honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.
As a Purex Insider I was able to try out a great new product and share my opinion on it. I only use body wash and never use soap so this as a great product to test. One of my concerns is body wash that does not moisturize my skin enough. The Dial Miracle Oil did an amazing job with providing essential moisture. The Dial Miracle Oil is infused with Marula Oil. I can feel the difference in using this body wash. My skin is soft and smooth but not oily which is a great relief. This is even husband approved skin care! I also love that it is an affordable option for a restoring body wash that is a luxurious experience. You can find the new Dial Miracle Oil body wash at your local superstore,grocery store or pharmacy. 
I am running a giveaway for a reader to win a coupon for a free full sized bottle to try out.  Enter Below:

I received a free bottle/coupons from purex to test out and provide an honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Purex PowerShot Detergent Review and Giveaway

As a member of the Purex Insiders Purex has allowed me to test out and share with my readers the new detergent they have created! I love new stuff and this is such a neat concept for laundry detergent they have created.
The great thing about this new detergent is that it measures the load dose. You just open the cap and flip the bottle and your done. Flip.Dose.Done. It's so easy to use and you no longer have to guess how much detergent you need for your load. If you have a really dirty load just use two flips. Two scents are currently available Mountain Breeze and Purex natural elements linen and lilies. I really like the new Powershot from Purex. It works well and is very easy to use. I am always looking for shortcuts for laundry and this sure is a great one.
Enter below to win a coupon to try out a free bottle of the new Purex Detergent.

I received free product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and views are my own.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Game Changing Snacks with Blue Diamond Almonds

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds
Blue Diamond sent me two more of their amazing almonds to try out and share with my readers. I love the Blue Diamond brand and a huge fan of their ever expanding flavor selection. This month I was sent  Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds and Smokehouse Almonds. These are two bold flavors that are so unique. These are great flavors for Sunday's and watching the big games on TV.

My first recipe I tried out was asparagus and baked chicken with chopped smokehouse almonds. This is such an easy and healthy recipe. It is so flavorful. The almonds really add the perfect topping and touch of flavor. My husband added some bbq sauce to his and said it was outstanding. The next day my husband polished off the rest of the can of Blue Diamond smokehouse almonds by himself because he loved them so much!

I was the only one brave enough in my family to try the wasabi and soy sauce almonds. I pack a lunch for work so I figured it would be a perfect addition to my work lunch.

I was so happy I added the Blue Diamond wasabi and soy almonds to my snack. The flavor is really bold and it was a great pick me up afternoon snack when you start to lag at work. It gave me a great energy burst. These are a great appetizer for a party or get together as well. Definitely a game changing snack for sure.

I received these products in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.