Aug 222016

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There is a new Target Cartwheel offer to save 30% Off Mamma Chia Squeezes, Granola, Bars. We have a printable coupon plus a sale thru 8/27 on the Squeezes to make for a nice deal…

Mamma Chia Squeezers 4 pk $3.99 (Sale thru 8/27)
-30% Off Mamma Chia Squeezes, Granola, Bars Target-Cartwheel x9/24
$1 OFF when you buy 2 Mamma Chia Squeeze
= $2.29 each after stack wyb 2,
regularly $4.99

Aug 212016

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If you haven’t printed it yet, that high-value coupon to save $1/1 The Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers Product is still available. There’s a new high-value 50% Off Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers Target Cartwheel offer to stack to make for some big savings….

The Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers $3.99 (Regular Price)
-50% Off The Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers Target-Cartwheel x8/27
$1.00 off any ONE (1) The Laughing Cow Cheese Dippers Product
= .99 after stack

Aug 182016
Aug 142016

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Check out Kohl’s and take advantage of savings up to 80% off on clothing, bath & bedding, swimwear, accessories & more, including clearance! Kohls also has a couple discount codes you can stack to save even more. Thru today only, 8/14, you can get an extra 15% off sitewide with code RECESS15. And, if you’re shopping for back to school stuff, you can stack that with Kohl’s $10 off on select juniors, young men’s, kid’s apparel, kid’s shoes and kid’s backpack purchase of $40 or more with code BTS10.

Even sweeter, you’ll get $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend thru today only, 8/14. All Kohl’s Cash earned is redeemable 8/15 thru 8/21. Standard shipping $8.95 for orders less than $75 but if your purchase is $75 or more, you can get FREE Shipping, with no minimum and no code required. Remember, these deals are for a limited time only and you can check them out HERE!

Aug 062016

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Check out Sally Beauty Supply for big savings during their Red Tag Clearance Sale! Now thru 8/7, you can save up to 75% off on a huge assortment of beauty supplies, including hair products, nail care, skin care, makeup and more. Just go HERE to take advantage of this clearance sale while supplies last. Shipping is always free on orders of $50+ and you can even get a FREE Tote Bag with your purchase of $49 or more, thru August.

Aug 032016

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I know many of you out there have been enjoying all the nail color on clearance these days at Target. There have been many discounts on select colors from several brands including Sinful Colors, Sally Hansen, Essie & more. I for one have a serious obsession with nail polish and rarely meet a color I don’t like. :)

One of the techniques I enjoy doing the most is a Gradient or Ombre effect where you blend 2 or more colors. This technique actually requires quite a bit of product – so I love finding clearance deals on polish. (Be sure and check out my post HERE for a great clearance deal to watch for on Sinful Colors).

So if you aren’t familiar with this technique and are looking to try something different – it’s quite simple to do and I’ve provided a tutorial below that I hope you will find easy to follow…

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO ACHIEVE THE LOOK

  1. Cosmetic wedges – I personally use Up & Up. A bag of 32 sells for around $1.74 at Target and there’s usually a cartwheel to save a bit more.
  2. White Nail Polish – This item is optional and used as a base to make the colors pop. You can skip this – but your gradient colors may not be as vibrant. I like Sinful Colors & Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Whites – but any kind is fine.
  3. A Good Base Coat & a Top Coat. For this particular effect I find myself always reaching for my Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D but any good top coat will do.
  4.  Scotch Tape. You can also use liquid latex but scotch tape works just fine.
  5. Two different shades of nail color. I find that shimmery polishes really enhance the gradient effect, but you can use any colors.

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To get started – first use the scotch tape to cover all the skin around your nails. This effect is messy to do and the tape makes clean up a lot easier. Next apply a base coat to your nails and then a coat of white. Your white coat does not need to be perfect, but just be careful to get all the edges.

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Now grab a cosmetic wedge and on the smallest rectangular side apply your 2 colors of polish. I tend to favor doing a diagonal pattern but you can get creative and do whatever you want. You can also use more than 2 colors. When you initially put your polish on the wedge it will soak up quite a bit of product, but this will slow down as you start working.

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Start applying color by dabbing the polish onto your nail in quick short motions. You don’t have to worry about being perfect since you want the colors to blend, but be sure to just dab, don’t try and wipe. You need to work quickly and you need to make sure you always have enough color on your wedge. If you don’t, you may accidentally start lifting the color off your nails. So when you feel the wedge start sticking to your nail too much, it’s time to stop and add color. I find that if I am generous enough with putting my color on the wedge I only need to reload the color when I start the next nail.

You will want to do a total of 2 coats and for the first coat, you can keep dabbing until you get a nice healthy dose of color on your nails like the 2nd picture. Don’t worry about perfection until the second coat. When you are done with your second coat your nails should look like the far right photo. If you have any white left to cover- try adding a little color onto the very corner of the sponge and then dab to cover any white still showing. Once your nails are completely dry- remove that messy tape and it’s time to add your top coat!

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Be generous with your top coat and the less brush strokes the better. This effect tends to leave a somewhat textured finish so a thick top coat will reduce that appearance. You can apply a second generous top coat if you want, just be sure to give your nails ample time to dry in between. And that’s it folks! I hope some of you get a chance to try this technique out and love this look as much as I do! :)

Jul 302016

apple pie cookies
Whether you are looking for a great cookie to pack in a lunchbox or an easy dessert idea, CenterCutCook has a super easy recipe up for Apple Pie Cookies. These tasty treats can be made in under 30 minutes too. Start off with pre-packaged pie crust and canned filling (or make your own if you prefer). A few steps later and 20 minutes of oven time and you have a warm and delicious cookie.

Top with whipped cream or dip in milk, or serve up with a steaming cup of hot coffee. You can check out the complete recipe along with instructions on the post HERE.

-Thanks CenterCutCook!

Jul 282016

cheerios

There’s a new high-value printable coupon available to save $1/1 General Mills Cheerios cereal. We have a Target Cartwheel offer for Strawberry Cheerios to stack, plus an ibotta offer to make for a nice deal…

Strawberry Cheerios $2.99 (Regular Price)
-20% Off General Mills Strawberry Cheerios 12 oz Target Cartwheel x7/30
$1/1 General Mills Cheerios cereal
Earn up to .75 wyb Cheerios 8.9oz+ with ibotta app
= as low as .64 after stack and ibotta

Jul 042016

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I  hope everyone has a wonderful & safe holiday and your day is full of fun with family & friends! And a special Happy Birthday shout out to my Mom – born on the 4th of July. Happy Birthday Mom!

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