Get a free KISS manicure at Walmart stores this weekend

KISS, the creator of the press-on manicure is inviting you to Walmart for a free application Saturday, May 21, 2016 in select stores. Forget the old do-it-yourself acrylic nails, KISS has revolutionized glue-on and press-on nails to feature all the latest colors and trends in the nail world that can applied in minutes.


Come out this weekend and check out the new summer styles and colors of the  Nail-spirations Collection of imPRESS Manicure and The Collection Nails by KISS. The new collection includes tropical flowers, playful colors, geometric designs and patriotic red, white, and blue – perfect for Independence Day.

To get your free manicure, just head to your local Walmart store on Saturday, May 21st from noon to 4 p.m. local time. Go to to find the participating store near you.

After you pick up some new manicures, share them for a chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week. To enter the  KISS Nail-spiration Contest, just post a image of your KISS or imPRESS Manicure with a favorite fashion look and the tag #MyNailspiration. Contest runs from  May 16 – Aug. 27, 2016.  For more information, visit

Da da da dun dun.. its the Super Mom VoxBox!

I belong to this super site called Influenster that allows its members to share and review products and try out new things via the vox box program. I just a got a new box full of household and beauty products called the “Super Mom Vox Box” and here it is!


Inside I found a sample size bottle  of Palmolive Fusion Clean With Baking Soda and Lime dishwashing soap, Suave Kids Purely Fun 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, Suave Kids Purely Fun Detangler, Plackers Fruit Smoothie Swirl flossers, Pilot Acroball Pens in pink and white, a sample of Secret Outlast Xtend Invisible Solid, a coupon for a free squeezable Daisy Sour Cream and this really cute card for mothers by Pilot.

The Palmolive (what I use) smells great, almost like a margarita. I’ll have to wait to see how it performs. I am super excited about the Suave Purely Fun. I found a coupon and was actually going to buy it. I already use the Suave Kids products and have trouble finding hair care for my sensitive kids. Suave Purely Fun is hypoallergenic, tear free, made without dyes and parabens and is made with soothing calendula.

You don’t have to be a professional writer or marketer to participate. Get in on all the fun at Influenster by heading over to the site and signing up!


L’Oréal Paris Root Cover Up – a review

DSCN4635There is nothing worse than realizing your hair needs a touch-up right before a (insert big event here). L’Oréal Paris has just come out with a new spray-on treatment that will hide those roots until you can get to your hairdresser.  L’Oréal Paris Root Cover Up comes in six shades and is formulated to conceal grays and roots in between shampoos.  I just did my haircolor so I experimented with it on one of my dark blonde hair extensions.

L'Oréal Paris Root Touch Up

If you look towards the middle of the very top of the seam, you can see where I applied the root touch up. It creates a subtle effect (instead of looking like you sprayed yellow paint on your hair) that would be more pronounced on light gray or white hair. The product consistency is very similar to dry shampoo and the color stays adhered to the hair. However, just like dry shampoo, is can get a little stiff – which also makes it a good root lifter.  Overall, it is great option for concealing roots and is a lot cheaper than many of the products you’d find at the makeup counter superstores.

L’Oréal Paris Root Cover is priced around $10.99 and is available online and at drug and grocery stores. You can get a $1 off coupon right now if you head over Get an even better deal when you you pair the manufacturers coupon with the store coupon at ULTA – $10.99 – $1 =$9.99 – $3.50= $6.49!


Lip Smacker giving away freebies to members of the ‘Smoochie Club’

Waay back in 1973, Lip Smacker debuted its first flavored lip balm to excited girls everywhere. The brand started out with three flavors and has grown to 400 and counting, including partnerships with Disney, Coca-Cola, Skittles and Starbursts.

The company wants you to reignite your friendship with the happy lip balm brand and share it with the next generation. Now through Apr. 30, 2016, sign up to be a member of the Smoochie Club and you’ll get three free lip balms plus news and sales alerts about  Lip Smacker balms.

You must be 13 years of age to sign up (a parent can sign up for a child) and only one set of lip balms per household is allowed. Be sure to visit for more information and follow them on Facebook to see the evolution of new flavors!

Sephora’s sample box open to new subscribers

IMG_1709Sephora entered the beauty sample box arena last year and started out slow. The “Players” had to sign up and wait for an email that invited them to the program. Sephora now seems to have distribution and shipping established and as of today, you can simply visit the website and subscribe.  The “Play” by Sephora sample box is $10 per month (plus tax, including shipping) and you can cancel anytime. You must be a Beauty Insider member to subscribe.

IMG_1710The April Play box included a Sephora gel blush, A sample of MILK Sunshine Oil, a CLINIQUE Pep Start Eye Cream sample, A Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2 A.M. eau de parfum spray, a Sunday Riley GOOD GENES sample and a NARS Satin Lip Pencil – it’s actually the same one we got last year for the birthday gift. It ships on the 20th of each month and comes to your mailbox. I like the fact that the products are all new or at least relevant. You end up getting products that aren’t lame like you tend to get in some of the other sample boxes.  My favorites from this one are the gel blush and the Sunday Riley GOOD GENES. I actually saw a difference in my skin shortly after I applied it! It is made with lactic acid that helps remove dead skin much more gently than glycolic acid. If you want to the Sephora box, I would sign up ASAP because you never know when they will close it.