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Friday, September 30, 2016

Saving Money By Online Shopping

Shopping from home can be heavenly on wet winter days. You can browse the world wide web from your sofa and find the perfect outfit, phone, mattress, kitchen sink you get my drift. Shopping online is convenient and fun and when done right it can save you heaps of money. With Winter and Christmas just around the corner here are a few simple tips to help you save some money while online shopping.

Online Coupons  

Wherever possible use these. Before going onto retail websites search for websites like for relevant discount codes and coupons. You may or may not find one but it is worth looking. Subscribe yourself to these websites so you receive coupons regularly. You can create a separate folder in your inbox or alternatively create a separate email address, especially for these coupons. Some websites might even allow you to use multiple discounts and if they do make sure you follow the rules carefully. Also, you can search Google for coupon codes by typing in the websites name plus "coupon code". Again you may or may not find one but it is worth trying.

Read Reviews 

If you are purchasing from website’s like eBay or Amazon always read the reviews for the product or seller before you purchase anything. On eBay for example, you can read the feedback left for the seller to determine what kind of person they are and you can see if previous customers had any problems with the item you are buying. This is worth reading carefully before deciding whether or not to buy. If previous customers have had problems, it may not be worth buying.

Leave Products In Your Basket

First of all, this is a great way to save yourself from an impulse buy you cannot afford.  If you see that absolute stunning dress you must have, instead of buying it now put it in your cart and log out. If in a couple of days, it is still on your mind then go for it!

Sometimes when you leave an item in your basket for a couple of days’ retailers will start to panic. They now know you’re interested and will want to nudge you to checkout. So you never know your luck, they might just offer you a discount to get you there.

Free Shipping 

Look for websites that offer you free shipping or have discounted shipping. If the website doesn’t offer free shipping, then remember to include the price of shipping an item in your budget.

If you are buying heavy furniture or other bulky items, then you can use delivery comparison websites like Shiply to get free quotes. It is important to consider the cost of shipping before you buy an item. If it is more expensive to get it home, then it is to actually buy it then it is not worth buying.

Grocery Shopping

Have you heard of websites like BeFrugal. If you shop online, you should make use of this free website and others like it. Basically, you get cash back for online purchases. Browse categories, click on the coupons you want and then you shop as normal. When you go to checkout cash back is added to your account.

Take your time and have fun online shopping just don’t get too carried away with needless purchase. Try to remember these tips when you are browsing online and you just may save yourself some money.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Giveaway

Sponsored: Hey everybody! Aveeno sent me a lovely box over the weekend, filled with their Aveeno Eczema Therapy products & some beautiful baby gifts! Thank You Aveeno! I'm only keeping one item (that which has my name on it lol), and a lucky reader of A Very Sweet Blog will win everything else (both the products & gifts shown below). This giveaway is open worldwide! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. Good Luck! Comments have been disabled for this post! Now, let me walk you through each item...

NEW! Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Nightime Balm - $17.99

This is the first and only nighttime balm specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat, which soothes dry, itchy baby skin without leaving a greasy feeling behind. It helps strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps prevent recurrence of dry, itchy skin from eczema. And it’s paraben-free, steroid-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. Pediatrician Recommended Brand. An eczema treatment gentle enough for everyday use on babies’ sensitive skin.

NEW! Aveeno Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm - $16.99

This is the first and only eczema therapy itch relief balm specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat. In just one use, AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm provides immediate improvement of itch with long-lasting relief to leave skin feeling more moisturized. The unique formula helps strengthen the skin's natural barrier to improve moisturization and soothe skin. It leaves skin feeling comfortable and moisturized all day long, so you can look and feel your best. And this eczema therapy moisturizer is paraben-free, steroid -free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic. Dermatologist Recommended Brand and Awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Approval. AVEENO® Eczema Therapy Itch Relief Balm provides immediate and long-lasting itch relief due to eczema for up to 6 hours.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Petite Nursery Star Stroller Blanket $39

Bamboo fibers are woven with 20% cotton to create one of the softest stroller blankets imaginable, with a hand feel like no other. An ideal travel companion, it keeps young adventurers cozy while en route to destinations down the block or further afield.

Indica Design Gemma Dream Catcher $40

Weaved center with Ivory suede string, white Goose feathers and gold beads.

Book: The Dry-Ventures of Ellie & Eddie Bye By Dry Skin | Penelope Harper for Aveeno

Restoration Hardware Luxe Bamboo Bed Throw - $99 - Not Included In The Giveaway

An everyday luxury. Woven from a silky bamboo-cotton blend and trimmed with classic fringe, our throw offers year-round comfort and enduring style. I love my blanket! It's SO SOFT and such a beautiful color! Thank you Aveeno!

This giveaway is valued over $100 :) 
Open Worldwide (anywhere USPS can ship)! Good Luck! Use the Rafflecopter widget below:


Monday, September 26, 2016

Ittse Ready Set Glamour Squad Quad Review & Swatches

I LOVE big name beauty brands, but lately smaller indie beauty brands have been making my heart flutter. Have you guys heard of the makeup brand Ittse? I just learned about them this year, through YouTuber Michelle of Ready Set Glamour. She swatched some eye shadows on her channel and I couldn't get over how pretty & pigmented they were. Plus, the packaging was so precious. Well Michelle just recently collaborated with Ittse on a Ready Set Glamour Squad Quad (4 eye shadows). I thought this would be a great way to try Ittse eye shadows, so I purchased it. Below are my thoughts...

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 
  Ittse x Ready Set Glamour Squad Quad is Supersweet


Michelle of Ready Set Glamour

I love Michelle's You Tube Channel (ReadySetGlamour) & Snapchat (ReadySetSquad). She's friendly, personable and you can easily relate to her. She reviews and swatches all types of beauty, skincare and makeup brands. She's invited to the hottest brand events. She goes to the events and snapchat's THE PRODUCTS. Some YouTuber's go and hardly cover the products. Well that's what many of us beauty enthusiast want to see! So I appreciate that about her. She included a beautiful message to her fans and even a #squadquad tattoo :)

Ittse's Packaging

Ittse's packaging is to die for! They leave no detail un-turned! The box itself was wrapped in the prettiest orange-colored tissue paper. It's secured by a sticker (the brand's name). Their inserts have the loveliest illustrations! Think chic & modern paper dolls! These illustrations were on the packing slip, discount card and they even included a sticker. I loved it! The box containing the eye shadows (fits in the palm of your hands) is just as CHARMING! It's composed of intricately designed town homes (condos) or brownstones. Inside the windows you get a peek of baby grand pianos, people at a formal party,  someone's personal library, a cat on a perch and a woman in front of her vanity. It reminds me of those fancy expensive collector doll houses. Then there's a box that slides out from that box! Within it, are the eye shadows! LOL They're wrapped in brown tissue paper and secured with a sticker (ittse logo). On the outer cover of that box are teapots, hot air balloons, squirrels and all kinds of fun things.

The Ready Set Glamour Squad Quad

Ittse's eye shadows are individually wrapped (as shown below)! So they will need to go into something. They're magnetized on the back. Ittse has cases, but I already had a small Betty Boop Z Palette, so I put mine in that. Four eye shadows (quad) came with this set! Hashbrown, Chill Zone, Fifteen and Squad. I'm including Michelle's video below that explains the names she gave her eye shadows. It's really cute. These colors are PERFECT for FALL/AUTUMN! I can't wait to wear them. The quality of the eye shadows are over the top superb! Some of the major brands, don't have this type of quality! It's sad to say! ONE SWIPE you guys! ONE SWIPE on my hands below! I am beyond impressed!  I will be ordering more. Ittse has an assortment of different colors you can choose from. These eye shadows are still available on their website. Here's a discount code she included on her video: "USE CODE 'RSGLAMOUR20' at checkout to get 20% off + FREE shipping on your ENTIRE order! The quad ends up being $24 if you use the code at checkout; the bundle containing the quad + a magnetic palette in a color of your choice will be $36 if you use the code at checkout. 20% off coupon code will be available now through September 30, 2016".

Note: I just want to say, this is not sponsored. I don't know Michelle personally. I just watch her channel & snapchats; and follow her on Twitter. She's just one of those YouTubers that REALLY works hard. So I wanted to support her first collaboration. I have no affiliation with Ittse. This is my first time trying their products. I purchased this with my own money. You guys know I love trying different makeup products and telling you guys my honest thoughts on them. Ittse is a treasure and my new beauty love.

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