Thursday, February 28, 2013
Okay, a couple weeks ago, I went into all my grievences with programs like Inbox Dollars and Panda Research. Now I want to tell you about the sites that are a little similar to those, but ones I actually like.
The first one is Swagbucks. If you've been online any amount of time, you've probably heard of Swagbucks before. If you haven't signed up for it and would like to, you can do so here.
Swagbucks is a little like Inbox Dollars and the others in that it does offer points for shopping and signing up for stuff and it does offer surveys (which usually don't offer enough for me to bother with), but it also offers you points (or Swagbucks) for things that the others don't.
Swagbucks started out as a search engine. And they will randomly give you "swagbucks" for doing web searches on their search engine. Web searching is something we probably all do anyway. So why not get rewarded for it?
There are also daily things you can do, like the NOSO (no obligation special offers) and take the daily poll. If you have the toolbar installed, you automatically get a swagbuck for logging in. You'll get 4 points for those 3 things. No it's not much (it takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon card) but it adds up over time.
MyPoints--This is another shop-to-earn site where you get points for shopping through them and will occassionally get points for other things. I believe they occassionally offer surveys, but I don't think they pay much.
The main reason I actually signed up with MyPoints was because of their affiliation with BzzAgent. I'll talk about BzzAgent in another post. Just like swagbucks you can usually get points by shopping. My favorite thing to get is Magazines (via myPoints' partnership with Magazines.com). I get points by linking to magazines.com through MyPoints.
So check them out, have a little fun. ;-)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday, where you can link up any tutorial, whether it's a recipe, DIY project, or any other post where you provide instructions to do something. Come on, I know you've got something to link up!
Monday, February 25, 2013
Last week I introduced you to Little Cosmetics play make-up. I also noted a giveaway would be coming soon. Well, here it is! To be brief, Little Cosmetics is pretend makeup, targeted to little girls ages 3-6. For the full review, please go here!
The winner will receive the Essential Set, which includes:
*One Pressed Powder Compact
*One Lip Gloss
*One Pink Blush Compact
*One Glitter Shadow Pot
*One Eye Shadow Palette
*Makeup Brush Set
Interested? Of course you are. Why else would you look at a post with the term "play makeup" in it? :-P So, you know what to do. Just keep scrolling down and follow instructions. US only. Giveaway ends 3/9.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Have you heard about Tea Collection's latest sale? Starting today and going through Wednesday, February 27th, Tea Collection is offering you the chance to buy 3 separates and get the 4th free on select styles with promo code 4FUN. Just look for the 3+1 icon for participating styles.
Stock up on comfortable and durable pants for boys. Mix and match adorable girls' tops and bottoms for endless outfit combinations. But this sale only lasts 4 days, so don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping!
*This post contains affiliate links.*
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This month I (or I should say my daughter) got to try out a set of Little Cosmetics play make-up. Little Cosmetics is especially for little girls ages 3-6 who want to put on make-up just like mommy! I got the items pictured above.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here is a really good recipe for squash casserole. I've been making this for a while, and I don't actually use a recipe. I just kinda make it. But last time I made it I tried to figure out the ingredients.Please wait while this post redirects to its new home!
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
I recently got to try out a really cool product called Magic Whiteboard. What's "magic" about it? well, it is basically a sheet of material (not sure whether to call it paper, plastic, or what), but you can stick it to any flat surface and it will stay put.
It becomes a dry-erase board, anytime, anywhere. It comes with a dry-erase marker, too! You can roll it or fold it up and take it anywhere. It's great for keeping kids busy on the go (as long as you can trust them not to use the marker on something else!).
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Okay, here is part three of my short series of online surveys. Today I'm going to be talking about the sites that I recommend you stay away from! These are not strictly survey sites (though they do have surveys on them).
Back when I first started signing up for "survey sites," drawn in by the potential of earning money for my opinions and and "free" offers (plus the $5 sign up incentive), I signed up with a site called InboxDollars. This site gives you so many cents or dollars for various offers, including daily surveys (which I think were 50 cents apiece). However, you could only take one survey a day and often I was screened out of them. So I got frustrated pretty quick. You can also sign up for "paid emails" which gives you like 2 cents for each email you open and they are usually ads.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
One of the items I got in my Holiday voxbox from Influenster is EBoost energy drink mix. The EBoost claim is to be a natural energy booster with green tea, vitamins and super nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D and B-12.
I received a packet of the pink lemonade flavor, but there are also orange, Super Berry and acai pomegranate flavors. If I'd been asked ahead of time what flavor i'd choose, I probably still would have picked the pink lemonade.
So, I emptied the packet into a glass of waters, as the directions said, and watched it fizz up.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Okay, today I'm continuing my post on online survey sites, or market research companies. Last week I told you about which ones I plan to stick with for now. Today I'm going to tell you which ones (in my opinion) you shouldn't waste your time on.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Well, I'm still trying out (and sharing about) all the great products in my holiday voxbox from Influenster and today I thought I'd tell you about one of my favorites--the NYC Liquid Lipshine lip gloss.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
One of the great things about being an Influenster is getting to try out a bunch of awesome stuff and then share it with my readers! As I've mentioned previously, I got to receive the Holiday Vox Box and probably my favorite item in the box was the Goody Quikstyle hairbrush.
What is the Quikstyle brush? Well, it is a special brush that has small pieces of microfiber (which is super-absorbent) in between the brustles. See the pic above? All that blue stuff is microfiber. The claim about this brush is that it speeds your drying time by removing 30% of the water from your wet hair.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Kiss Nail Dress is a sort of nail polish that you stick on. No applicator glue, no nail polish, no nail polish remover when you're done. It goes on like a sticker, but once it is on, it really does feel like nail polish. And there are no plain designs. There are 21 different designs, all loud and flashy in their own way.
The design I got to try out (and I know different Voxbox recipients got different designs) was a kind of leopard print. Not really my style, but I still got to try it out and see how it feels and all that. I wish they made some solid colors for plain Janes like me, but I think the point is to make it look like you've had some of that fancy nail art done. Here's a pic of mine.
Fun, but not something I'd wear out. I rarely paint my nails anyway, and when I do, it's usually a bland color, like nude, or pink. Something that won't stand out like those. ^ ^
You can put them on whole (they have different sizes for different fingers and toes) or you can cut them up into different designs and put over your regular manicures. The possibilities are endless.
Kiss Dress Nails are available at most drug stores chains and mass retailers at about $7 a pack. They are pretty easy to apply--you just have to trim the excess carefully. If you're a habitual nail-biter, I don't recommend these! But if you want to have that fancy "nail art" look, then these are worth looking into. For more info, check out their website.*I received these products for free from influenster, as part of their Voxbox program, to try and review, and all opinions are my own.*
In Celebration of Tabitha's 6th Birthday I am thrilled to bring you the Cupcake Craze Giveaway!
Do you love cupcakes? I know I do! And if you have a little girl, I'll bet she loves cupcake-themed stuff like mine does! So, if that's the case, I've got a great giveaway for you enter, where the prize is this set of cupcake themed items! Keep reading for more info on what you could win!