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RuckPack Energy Shots

I am so happy to be bringing you a post about an All American Made In America By America company. Today, I will be talking about the healthier alternative to energy shots that supports our troops. Yes, I am talking about RuckPack Energy Shots. 5% of the proceeds goes towards The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation. It is also founded by Marine Special Operations Forces and owned and operated by military service-members. It’s a great company/cause to spend your money on.

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I hear so many things about the dangers of drinking energy drinks and how their ingredients aren’t regulated by the FDA. RuckPack offers a healthier alternative that has tons of caffeine (if you want it, they also have non-caffeinated version which is my fav.). In fact, it offers the highest dose of caffeine in an energy drink currently in the market. The Energizer Nootropic Shots have all natural sweeteners, colors, and flavors. There is nothing artificial about them, which I love that about them. Also, the caffeine is from green tea, so that is also very natural and green tea has brain boosting antioxidants. These drinks even contain C0Q10, which is another powerful antioxidant that’s important in restoring caffeine during extraction.

 

So, don’t just get high on caffeine.

Give yourself a brain boost as well with RuckPack Energy Shots and Drinks.

I have a coupon code for a 20% off discount! Use code BB052 at checkout. Right now, it’s $34.99 for a pack of 15 energy shots. Giving you a total of $38.79 with shipping.

With Love,

Selena

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Makeup Inventory: Face Base

I have a lot of face bases, because a primer seems to come in every Sephora box. lol. I don’t think that this category is very overwhelming. I think I have a very manageable amount. I need to buy a foundation, but I just haven’t done it yet. I am thinking an elf foundation or wet n wild. I’m making a more conscious effort on going cruelty free. Everything that I buy from now on will be cruelty free. I still repurchased the Garnier, but I will retry the Simple water again. I really do want to be cruelty free but the Garnier is so good. They also have great coupons, too.

Primers: 7

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I only purchased the Cover FX primers. Everything else came in subscription boxes or was sent to me for reviewing purposes. The PTR primer is almost gone and I know the other minis won’t take me that long to use up as well. I want to have just the full size by January. I want to buy the Smashbox Primer Water for my primer and Benefit’s Porefessional for my pore filling primer. I don’t need any other primer. I only want those two in the future. I don’t wear foundation or bb cream every day so primer lasts me longer than the average person. Sometimes, I just wear a pore filling primer to make my skin look nice.

Foundations: 7

Okay, so I cheated in this category. I use the Sally Hansen on my legs, but I consider that leg makeup so I included it here. I want to use that up and get it out by January. It doesn’t work well and doesn’t look believable on my skin. I also am using two other bbs on my legs, because they are too dark for my face. I have a bronzer to try for when I use those up. The cushion bb is too dark for my face as well but I use that as contour. I have a bb cream that is perfect for my skin color and a gradual face tanner. I want to buy a foundation to use on my face on a regular basis. Hopefully, I’ll find something soon worth the splurge.

Powders: 2

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I am happy with this count. There is nothing I want/need to get rid of. I am happy as long as I keep it to just a couple of powders. I only buy one when I need one. I’m not very picky with powders, so I’ll probably pick up one from ELF next. I really want try the color corrector powder in cool.

Setting Sprays: 2

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I’m also happy with this amount of setting spray. I don’t feel the need to buy a lot of back stock of it. I don’t even know if it even works. I like to have one as a back up, so as soon as I finish one I will buy another. I don’t know what I’ll buy next. Maybe something from the drug store. I like ones that are a bit moisturizing, but I think I might buy another ELF setting spray or a NYX one. I hear a lot about those two setting sprays.

I have a total count of 18 face products, which I think that I can get this down to 8 easy. I have ten products that I need to use up by January. I’ve really been going through products lately, so I really feel like I can do this. I feel like I have four project pans going on now, but I love using stuff up and the high that comes with it. There is nothing better for a collector junky.

With Love ❤

Selena

Freebie, Pets, Reviews, Sponsered

Zesty Paw’s Premium Supplements

My dogs are the love of my life. Ever since my cat Shadow passed away, I have been giving more thought into the age and comfort of my two dogs: Serena and Eva.

Enter Montague:

Serena is a ten year old Chihuahua and Eva is a nine year old Italian Greyhound. They are really getting up there in dog years and I noticed that Serena was having a hard time moving around lately. Due to their age, I figured that Serena in particular was suffering from arthritis and her coat had gotten a little rougher. She also has a benign fatty tumor besides really bad teeth (the ones that haven’t fallen out) that are being worked on next year for better quality of life. She also has a heart murmur. Serena just has a lot of elderly problems, but I want her last years to be good. Eva still acts like a puppy and is very picky about not eating pills or supplement chews.

Enter Zesty Paw’s Premium Supplements:

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I am excited to bring to you premium canine supplements that actually work, are affordable, all natural, and even the pickiest dog will love to take these (or not know that they are!). Serena has been trying out the two different chews everyday for the past month and Eva has been given the liquid supplement in her wet food every night. Here is the breakdown of my thoughts on each item.

Zesty Paw’s Omega Bites

Serena has been eating these every night and she really looks forward to eating these. They are rather big soft chews that are chicken flavored. This is Serena’s favorite chew out of the two. She always eats this one first. These chews are for healthy skin and coat. The wire-like hair on her back has started to soften and her fur is shedding less since starting on these. I have a 90 day supply, which retails for $25. So, it is like paying $8 to $9 a month for a coat supplement. This brand is made in the USA and doesn’t contain common dog allergens, which is true of the whole brand. Not sure I want to spend $100 a month for a coat supplement that doesn’t really do a whole lot, but if you are tired of a lot of dog shedding, this is the product for you. She doesn’t shed nearly as much as she used to. She probably sheds a quarter of what she used to. I have a toddler, so I vacuum daily already. Her hair doesn’t bother us.

Zesty Paw’s Mobility Bites

The Mobility Bites are duck flavored and not Serena’s favorite. It has improved her mobility a ton though! I am so impressed with this product and look at how cute it is cut into tiny little hearts. I will be paying $100 a year for this product. It is that good. Serena used to be lazy and not want to get up. I contributed that to her laziness, but the first night that I gave this to her, she jumped up onto my bed. Now, my bed is high and she hasn’t been able to do it before. Now, she jumps up on my bed to cuddle with easy. It is worth the money to see my 10 year old dog run like a maniac in the backyard like she is a puppy again. If you have an older dog, this is a must buy product. She doesn’t seem to be in as much pain moving around. She still sleeps like a lazy bum, but she can move around and get to where she wants to now.

Zesty Paw’s Salmon Oil

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My picky dog Eva doesn’t detect this at all in her wet food. Eva is a very picky eater and any meds that she needs to take, I have to basically shove down her throat. This product makes it nice to just give her a supplement that has everything: healthy heart, joint and immune system, skin and coat, and anit-inflammatory. I love that it has everything and I am planning on purchasing this product myself for both dogs. I just realized just how much good stuff is in one bottle. This is like those two other jars in one plus extras. I really love that Eva doesn’t know that she’s having something really good for her.

After sampling these three products, I’m ready to buy some. A browse through their website shows a lot of unique wholesome products. If you want to take care of your furry family members, I highly recommend this website. They even have stuff for cats!

With Love,

Selena

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Tophatter Auction Site Review*

Hello Beauties!

I have teamed up with the auction site Tophatter to bring you this post. Now, you are probably wondering what Tophatter is. Tophattter is an auction site that is SO much better than Ebay. Tophatter’s site is fast, fun, and reliable. The pace of the auctions are really quick. If you don’t bid in 90 seconds, than the auction is over and you win. There is an amazing high feeling when you win something that you really wanted for less than half of what you would have paid for it at Sephora. Tophatter has a lot of jewlry and tech auctions, but if you wait patiently, you can find great items like Coach purses, popular makeup brands, and the latest fashions. After using this site twice, I will definitely be coming back to this site. I want to buy some kitchen cutlery and a slogan shirt.

Tophatter is so much better than Ebay, because you are guaranteed your satisfaction. The seller cannot send you cheap, fake stuff, if they were showing a brand new Coach purse and labeled it as such. Sellers who lie, quickly are kicked off of the site and you are guaranteed your money back. You really have nothing to lose for trying this site out.

I received two $10 credits towards two different purchases of $11 or more. The first thing that caught my eye was a Tarte pallet auction. It was a really fun bid starting at $3 and I had fun going back and forth with this one girl. She finally gave up and I snagged this pallet for $15 dollars including shipping, due to the credit, I only paid $5. A great deal for a really expensive pallet! I didn’t swatch anything, because I’m going to be giving this pallet to D next time I see her. I already have my Smashbox and I’m going to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach one. This one won’t get any love. It’s a nice basic pallet and I’m sure D will love it. I love you D and I appreciate everything you do for me and Dean. This is yours when I see you next!
My other purchase was for the Lior Gold Caviar Anti-aging Expert, Age Response Wrinkle Remover, which is just a really fancy serum. This retails for $625 and I bought it for $11 including shipping. I was the only one who bid on it, so I won it and only spent $1 out of pocket due to the $10 credit. Not a bad haul for $6 dollars.
I have my own unique code to share with you guys, if you want to try the site out. Since wordpress doesn’t like referral links, I will share my unique code instead. When you sign up, just add my code in the field: a6967c. You can always email me for my referral link if you would prefer to use that instead. Also, for using my link, you will receive a $10 buyer credit to apply to your first purchase of $11 or more and when you make your first $11 or more purchase, I’ll receive a $10 credit as well. We all win with this deal. So, why not try it out? You have nothing to lose and you’ll get a $10 credit if you use my code!
With Love,
Selena
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February Empties

Another month gone by and another basket full of empties! I have a couple of empties for March waiting to go in here, so I thought that the sooner I write this post, the better. I’ll be saving some of these items for reviews to do in a separate bag, but some of these are repurchases and I won’t be reviewing those unless my opinion changes on them. I think I might have more than last month, but we’ll see soon. 🙂 I’m so happy to be using this stuff up instead of having it sit around. I want to buy new stuff, but not for the sake of just having stuff. I don’t have the storage space for that!

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  1. Organics Happy Baby Teethers in Sweet Potato & Banana

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  2. Gerber Graduates lil’ Crunchies in Mild Cheddar

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  3. Gerber Graduates lil’ Beanies in White Cheddar & Broccoli

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  4. Gerber lil’ Meals in Spaghetti Rings

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  5. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Biscuits in Vanilla Wheat

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  6. Swiss Miss Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

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  7. International Delight in Caramel Macchiato

    Candle

  8. Rite Aid Cinnamon & Clove 18 oz Candle

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  9. Nicki Minaj Pink Cupcake 6.2 oz Candle

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  10. Infants’ Tylenol in Grape

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  11. Paper Mate Ink Joy Blue Pen

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  12. Hair Tie

    cotton pads

  13. Swisspers 100 ct Cotton Rounds

    shampoo

  14. Strawberry-Banana Scented 3- In – 1

    Body Lotion

  15. Tree Hut Shea Extra-Rich Moisturizing Lotion in Coconut Lime

  16. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Coconut Lime

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  17. Pantene Expert Pro-V Intense Colorcare Shampoo

    Scrub

  18. Earth Enrichments Lavender of the Valley Sugar Scrub

    lotion

  19. Ren Flash Hydro-Boost

  20. Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

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  21. L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother

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  22. Calvin Klein Euphoria Perfume

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  23. Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Perfume

24 empties sounds like a good month to me. I have a bag full of empties now to review for you. So, expect a lot of reviews in the weeks to come. I know I’ll have one upload on Friday, but we’ll see how many reviews I’ll have time to write. I’m currently studying for my test, so that is my focus right now. See you next month for my March empties!

With Love ❤

Selena Hannah

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January Empties 2017

Well, here we are in the middle of February and I have my January Empties for all of you to enjoy.I will be doing my usual list and if you want to hear my thoughts on the product,  I have a three part empties video, because my SD card is so small.I’m going to invest in a bigger SD card just for videos. Anyways,the videos will be at the bottom of the post. I like doing the video(s), because I can share my thoughts on the products that I normally would not review on my blog due to the samples being smaller than 0.5 ounces and stuff like that. I’m hoping for two makeup empties in Feb. I want to move 1 makeup product out of my collection every month, even if it’s just a sample.

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  1. International Delight Coffee Creamer in Caramel Macchiato

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  2. Gerber Graduates Arrowroot Cookies

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  3. Great Value Fruit & Grain Bars in Apple Cinnamon

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  4. Nestle Mini Marshmallows Hot Chocolate

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  5. Gerber lil’ meals in Mac & Cheese with Chicken & Vegetables

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  6. Gerber Fruit Pick-Ups in Diced Apples

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  7. Royal Delights Mocha Instant Pudding

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  8. Gerber Graduates lil’ sticks Meat Sticks in Turkey

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  9. Nuby Teething Keys

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  10. Purina Beggin’ Strips in Bacon Flavor

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  11. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

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  12. The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack

  13. Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

    So White Shower Gel

  14. Lush So White Shower Gel

    Secret Body Spray

  15. Secret Body Spray in Rainforest Mist Brazil

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  16. Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer

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  17. Formula 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Mud Mask

  18. Evian Facial Spray

    Cleansing Gel

  19. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

    sunscreen

  20. NIA 24 SPF 30 Lotion

    toothpaste

  21. Colgate Cavity Protection

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  22. Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator

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  23. Sephora Instant Moisture+ Cream

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  24. Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel

I managed to use up 25 products in January, which I feel is a good number and yes, I know some of them are Dean/Dog empties.I’m counting them towards my stuff as well, since I buy these items. I have started to recycle my empties that are recyclable as well, since I now have a recycling bin at the new place.

I hope you all enjoy and have a great Saturday!

 

With Love ❤

Selena

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Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer

Hello everyone! I am back again with another sponsored post. I teamed up with Studio Gear Cosmetics and tried out their Prime Objective Perfecting Face Primer. I have a few pros and cons to share with you, but first, a little about the company and the product.

Studio Gear Cosmetics is all about great quality makeup and tools at an affordable price for the modern everyday woman. The primer is priced at $30 USD for 1 oz of primer, which is around the same price as some high end brands like Tarte. It has a cute motto about a painter priming a canvas which is the same as you primer your face for makeup. It’s really a cute concept. This primer is a silicone based primer that glides onto the skin blurring imperfections and adding a shimmery radiance.

I really like the silky texture and finish to the skin. Anything I put on top of this primer glides on. It also takes out the shine of my sunscreen. I put my moisturizer/sunscreen on top of my primer and my skin  has a natural finish instead of a shiny/oily looking one. I really like that it keeps the skin as matte as possible. If I can skip powder, I’m happy with one less step. On natural days, I’ll just use my primer and some highlighter and eye makeup. On yucky skin days, I’ll use the primer, foundation, concealer, and use powder on top. Makeup really does last longer with this powder.

I would repurchase this and you can purchase this now for 10% off, just use the code BB at checkout. This code is not an affiliate code and I get nothing if you use it. I just thought that I would share the savings.

The only con about the primer is that it tends to ball up on itself or balls up product underneath it. What I do is I pump out a pump on my fingers and dot the product on my t-zone first, then my cheeks. I smooth it over my forehead, down the nose, across each side of the nose going across my cheeks where I tend to get clogged pores, my cheeks, and then my chin. Don’t rub the product all over and don’t use a lot of pressure. It has a learning curve with how to best apply. So, light pressure and just smooth it across the skin. I’ve found that that is the best way.

This primer blurs my clogged pores and makes them disappear. Honestly, I’m always having a good skin day when I wear it, unless I have an obvious pimple. It just makes my whole face look so clear and smooth. I will have to repurchase when I run out, when I can splurge on it. It will last me awhile though. I’ve been using it for a month and it’s almost a fifth gone. I would guess that this will last me five to six months, but I don’t use it everyday. Mostly just four to five days a week.

With Love ❤

Selena

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