crgccreations Flower Clips Review, Discount & Giveaway! – CLOSED

Yellow Flower Clip

Today I bring you a review of a few products from what I think is a great Etsy shop named crgccreations.  I came upon crgcreations on Etsy while just “window” shopping for some oh-so necessary flower clips (yeah, right, who am I kidding.  My friends and family have tons of flower clips and I have more flowers that go in my hair than I have in my front yard =D).  But, hey, I love them.  So that’s that.  So anyway, I purchased a variety of flower clips and headbands, and was very impressed with their quality. After a little back-and-forth email with the shop owner, Carla, I was given the OK to do this Review and Giveaway.  She’s even throwing in a discount to my readers BOTH (oh yes, she has TWO shops on Etsy…you’ll have to read on) of her shops. And of course there’s the giveaway, too.  That comes from me!

Carla is offering 10% off to my readers to BOTH of her Etsy shops, the codes are below:

First a little background on Carla, the shop owner of crgccreations.  Carla is a stay at home mommy, who enjoys creating accessories in her “spare” time.  After spending TOO much money on hair accessories for daughter, she decided to begin making her own!  Her creativity has grown from hair accessories into no-slip accessories, crochet hats, wristlets (cuffs), not to mention wallets, camera cases, and the occasional custom gift basket of any theme!  She also has an Etsy shop called rcocosmetics, where Carla sells her handmade, paraben-free, sensitive-skin friendly cosmetics (none of the ingredients are tested on animals).

Here are a few photos of me with the gorgeous flowers in my hair:

Dusty Blue Flower Clip

Purple Flower Clip

After I made my order on Etsy at crgccreations, I literally received a package in the mail with all my goodies in three days!  I have never ordered anything from Etsy (or similar sites) that have come so fast in the mail.  Not to mention I had a good amount email exchange with Carla, and she is very personable and willing to help out with anything you need/request.  When I opened the package, I honestly have to say, these are the most beautiful hair flower clips zipper flower clips (see below for a close-up picture, these are unique, one of a kind handcrafted beauties) I have ever seen.  I think I have fallen in love, again, with my hair accessories.

I wore one in my hair to work today for a fun, flirty summery look.  I thought it was rockin’ (but I guess that could be a biased opinion, being I am talking about me and all =D).

And for the GIVEAWAY!

One very lucky reader will win this fun pack of hair accessories:

  • Maroon Flower with Matching Headband
  • Pink Flower Brooch with Matching Headband (can be pinned into Headband)
  • Blue Ostrich Feather Clip

Pink Zipper Brooch

How do you enter to win?  EASY!  Just leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite item is from either the Etsy crgccreations shop or rcocosmetics shop.  This giveaway will close July 10th ad 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be notified via email and will be announced here on my blog.  Good Luck!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated to provide this review.  All opinions in this post are my own, and the giveaway items are provided my me!

Covergirl & Olay $10 Rebate

Here’s a fabulous Rebate! Get $10 Back when you purchase $20 worth of Covergirl & Olay Cosmetics between May 25, 2012 and July 7, 2012.  Your rebate will come in the form of a pre-paid card.

Eligible products include:  Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation, Covergirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation, Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, Covergirl& Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer, Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer and Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector.

Your rebate request must be postmarked by August 7, 2012.  Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery of your rebate.

By the way, I will be posting more rebates (yay!) and a “Rebates 101″ post so we can all save more money by using rebates.

Neutrogena Cosmetics Review

Yesterday I brought you my review of Garnier Fructis’ Triple Protection Shampoo and Conditioner.  Today I bring a review of one my favorite things on earth – makeup!  More specifically Neutrogena Cosmetics – Revitalizing Lip Balm, Nourishing Eyeliner and Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector (all shown below).

As a part of BzzAgent, I was accepted into the Neutrogena Campaign, and waited for the for my free products to arrive in the mail so I could review them.  I have to admit, I was really excited about this campaign.  I’m a “girly -girl,” so a cosmetics review is right up my alley.

My knowledge of Neutrogena as a brand before the campaign – really good skin care.  I knew they carried cosmetics, but I had never tried them. I guess now was the time!

And then the package came in the mail!  Oh la la!  I just couldn’t wait for morning to come to try the makeup out, so I had to try all the components out that very evening!

First, the Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Eye Perfector (better known as under-eye concealer).  This stuff does exactly what it says its going to do… brighten and conceal, without being cakey like many other concealers.  I like the dispenser too, all you do is twist a couple clicks, and a little come out onto the flow-through brush (enough for both eyes!).  And, it is formulated with UVA/UVB SPF 25, to protect that sensitive skin around the eyes from the harsh sun.  This retails for $11.99 at any local drugstore or big box store, and I think it’s well worth it.

Next up, the Neutrogena’s Nourishing Eye Liner.

I received the black to review, which is good, because that’s what I wear.  I like it, the liner goes on smooth and dark (although I personally like a bit of thinner line when applying for precise application, but this one is OK), and has good smudge-ability.  It’s infused with olive oil and rain-forest shea butter to condition the delicate skin around the lashes. This Eye Liner will run you about $7.49 at your local drugstore, big box store.This Eye Liner is available is black, pewter, chocolate, and twilight blue.  I

And finally, last but not least, Neutrogena’s Revitalizing Lip Balm.  I really like the texture of these lips balms.  They are very smooth, and go on in a perfectly-thin layer (not thick, messy, and in globs like some waxy-ish lip balms I have tried in the past).  I also love the tint of color – just enough to give some life to the lips, but not so much the color looks fake.  This will run you about $8.49 retail.  And because it has a touch of color and SPF 20 in it, this great lip balm could replace more than one product in your arsenal (gotta love that!).

I really, really, enjoyed reviewing these Neutrogena Cosmetics, and have to say, the Healthy Skin Eye Perfector and Lip Balm are here to stay in my makeup bag.  Well, at least the concealer will be at home for the morning routine, and the lip in my purse so I have it with me at all times!  Thanks BzzAgent for a great campaign!

Victoria Secrets Deals, ending tonight!

Get 4% cash back at and you can get two (2) FREE $10 (or more!) Victoria Secret Reward Cards when you spend $10 or more online, ENDING TONIGHT!!!

The Secret Cards are exactly like gift cards, except you can only use them on one purchase  between April 1 and April 30th (in-store and online).  You will need to pay shipping on your purchase, unless you were lucky enough to find a coupon code for FREE SHIPPING.

Here’s how to score the best deal:

1. Log into ebates so you can get your 4% cash back on your entire purchase.  When you open a new ebates account, you will receive a FREE $20 gift card with your first ebates “check.”  I will be posting soon about all the great reasons you should ebates!!!

2. Shop, Shop, Shop.  I always hit the “Sales and Specials” section first, for the best deals, of course.

3. Sign in and Check out (remember to check the box that says “Offer Code” so you can enter coupon codes after log in.

4. Enter your Coupon Codes (you can enter up to three!)

SECRET12 (two FREE $10+ Secret Reward Cards with any  $10 purchase will be included, but htis offer

 expires TONIGHT!)

Free Shipping with Clothing Purchase (look in your emails with the subject line “Spring’s Hottest Dresses…” for a unique coupon code and pin)

20STYLE (20% off select clothing)

 SEVEN (Seven cotton panties for only $26!)

Happy Shopping!!!

FREE Shipping Weekend at Stila Cosmetics!

Today and tomorrow, Stila Cosmetics is offering FREE Shipping on purchased placed on their website!

I checked it out…they have some pretty good “last chance” (clearance) products available too, at very nice prices!

So here’s how to make the most out of this purchase…

1. First of course shop through ebates whenever possible!  (Sign-up HERE)  For stila cosmetics, you will receive a 2.5% rebate on your entire purchase.  Fabulous, huh?

2. ebates will direct you over to the stila cosmetics webpage.

3. shop, shop, shop.

4. during checkout, use CODE: INTHELIGHT to get your free shipping!

This is perfect for me!  I love me some beauty and makeup products, and orderling them online saves me time, gas, gives me a better, AND going through ebates gives you that a rebate, just for shopping thru them!

Bath and Body Works: Fresh Picked Party!

It’s a beautiful day out today, so why don’t you go out to your local Bath and Body Works for…

their Fresh Picked Party!  Today from 10am until 4pm, when you visit a Bath and Body Works you will receive a FREE GIFT with the Purchase of a Home Fragrance!

The FREE GIFT includes a tote and your choice of Peach or Raspberry Foaming Hand Soap (NICE!).

NOTE:  Call ahead to your local store to ensure they are participating in this promotion!

FREE Sample of Olay 2-in-1 Facial Cloths

If you are like me, I trying r-e-a-l-l-y hard to keep up with my beauty routine, but it’s hard to do everything, everyday.

So, I have found facial cloths to be a blessing.  If you have never tried them, here’s your chance!  Head on over to HEREfor your free sample.  One you try them, I think you’ll agree, keep a pack of the facial wipes, and your nighttime moisture on your nightstand, and those will be steps out of your beauty routine that’ll won’t be missed again!