ShinyWant – You Won’t Believe The Deals! AND Zero Waste

I love a good deal. If you found my blog or this post then you probably do too. I have my regular deal sites I visit when I’m in the market for something but I love to learn about new ones. I got an email one day from Shinywant.com.

This is a relatively small deal site, but the deals they offer are amazing, at times even giving stuff away. No joke. So while there’s not a lot of deals the deals they have are worth the site visit. They offer overstock items 75% off or sometimes free. They are an eco-conscious company that believe in zero waste.

They even have name brand items on occasion such as Crayola and Adidas. I was offered a code to order a 50 pack of Crayola colored pencils. You guys I’ve never bought a 50 pack of colored pencils before. I usually go the back-to-school deal route and stock up at back to school time on the 12 packs for $1.99 or whatever it is. But this site opened my eyes to a better deal. A 50 pack of Crayola colored pencils sells or $2.50 on their site (reg $10)! I received my pack and yes they are genuine, authentic Crayola colored pencils.

So what’s the catch? Well, as you might expect, their deals go fast. They only offer so many a day so you gotta grab it when you see it. Also it’s important to read the return policy .While they do take returns in some cases, because of the low cost or free pricing on the products and the fact that they offer FREE shipping, you may be required to return the product at your own cost. I just think it’s important to be aware of these things before making a purchase.

So why is Shinywant.com different from other deal sites? Besides the zero waste idea, and offering free shipping, they also give you the chance to get additional discounts by clicking the “get discount button” on listings.

When I placed my order for the colored pencils I received them in just over a week. When you consider the price, free shipping, and the fact that the pandemic has delayed shipping in general for all shipping companies, I think that’s pretty good.

I feel like we’re always needing colored pencils for something. The kids need them for graphing, for posters for school, coloring contests, etc. I personally prefer to use colored pencils when coloring in my adult coloring book or making something up for work. I just did a quick search to see what other sites were listing Crayola colored pencils 50 ct for. Guess what, the cheapest price I saw elsewhere was $6.25 with some big chain stores listing for $11.99. The Shinywant.com price blows all of those out of the water!

I’m also super excited to let you know I’ll be partnering with Shinywant.com to bring special deals to my readership! I’m so excited. This company really does a good job. I have an ordering coming from them for a burlap make-up case too so I’ll let you know about that item too.

Disclosure: I received a sample at no cost via special code to order from the site and try out the shipping. Any opinions expressed are my own.


FREE $15 To Spend At Michael’s After Cash Back

I could think of a lot of things I would want if I had a $15 gift card to Michaels. So this isn’t a gift card but if you spend $15 or more at Michaels you can get $15 cash back so, kinda. I could be a free candle, free craft supplies, material for your Cricut, Easter basket stuffers, whatever you’re into.

Step 1: 
OFFER LINK 

Using my link, signup for a FREE TopCashback account.This offer is for new TopCashback members only.

Step 2:
Follow the directions listed on the offer page to purchase.   You must spend at least $15.00 to receive $15.00 cash back.

Step 3:
Within 7 days of purchase, $15.00 will appear in your TopCashback account. You’ll be able to withdraw this within 14 days of purchase.  You can withdraw the money straight to your checking, PayPal, or claim as gift cards.

Tips:

  • Important: Check your email to confirm your email address. Click on the link in your email to authenticate your new account.
  • Want to purchase more than $15.00?  Make a second transaction instead of adding more to an existing cart to maximize additional cash back.

Terms & Conditions:Note: Transactions must contain at least $15.00 worth of purchases (before tax +shipping)  to ensure the $15.00 cash back is credited to TopCashback accounts. Transactions may initially track lower, but within the 14 days after purchase it will be uplifted and turn payable at the amount of $15.00. Transactions may take up to 7 days to appear in your TopCashback account. The deal is open until 11:59pm PST on 2/24/2021 or until supplies run out; whichever happens first; applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback. Only one TopCashback account is permitted per member.  Cannot be combined with other TopCashback freebie offers.  Do not close the window, o


I’m Trying The Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device

Let me first give a shout out to Tryazon and Silk’n for choosing me to try the Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device and allowing me to host a party. I’m so excited to get the device for free. I can’t wait to see my results.

So what made me apply to host a Silk’n Infinity party through Tryazon? Well, I’ve been thinking about doing laser hair removal for at least a year, maybe longer. I’m 41 years old. I’m just tired of shaving for temporary results, ending up with razor bumps and occasional nicks. Plus, the more I learned about it the more I realized that gray or light colored hair couldn’t be treated so I figured I was on a time table.

I actually took the step to email a local medical salon. I had multiple areas I wanted treated but I figured I’d start with a smaller area first and see how it goes. That was, until I heard the price and time requirements. $250 for the first session and consult. Then 4-6 more treatments after that with the possibility of more depending on how my body was responding. Initial consult session being about an hour to an hour and a half. With each session being an additional $200. In other words, I was easily looking at a minimum of $1000 just for one small area. Larger areas cost more. Well I just couldn’t afford that. I also didn’t want to have to worry about what to do with my youngest kids if they’d be virtual learning. So I temporarily gave up the idea.

Then I learned that there are at home pulsed light devices. There are many brands and types out there but the Silk’n Infinity hair removal device really stood out. The device cost less than just two treatment session at a professional salon but has enough pulses to remove hair everywhere I wanted to. It is one of the few devices that are FDA certified. It has a lot of safety features in place.

I did an unboxing video on facebook live if you’d like to check it out:

The Silk’n Infinity is approved for hair removal from the cheekbones down so you can remove hair from:

  • upper lip
  • jaw/face
  • underarms
  • chest
  • stomach
  • bikini line
  • arms
  • legs
  • feet
  • anywhere else you might want to remove hair below the cheekbones

On exception would be no Brazilian style hair removal. They do not recommend using it on sensitive areas like genitals and nipples.

There are a list of “do not use” reasons for the device and what types of hair it will work for. I strongly suggest you check out the website for who can use the device and safety precautions. Check out the Q&A and FAQs section to help answer your questions before buying.

I will also be hosting a zoom party in March around March 13. So if you’d like an invite to the zoom party to ask questions and learn about the device just leave a comment and let me know. OR direct message me on one of my social media channels if you want to be be more discreet about it.

I’ve already done two treatment sessions. It’s super easy to use, it does not hurt at all. The safety features in place really make it easy to ensure you’re doing things right. I plan on doing an update post around the time of my zoom party. I also want to do another post in about 12 weeks as that is the average range for noticable permanent hair removal when sticking with the regimen. My first session took a little longer than the 2nd as I was just learning the device. All in all it only took me about 40 minutes to do ALL the areas I wanted treated.

That being said, I’ll give even more info on my next update and at my zoom party. If you have any questions now, just leave them in the comments and I’ll answer the ones I can.


Lettuce Grow: When You Want a Garden But Don’t Have The Space

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It’s interesting to see the things that have become popular with the pandemic. Honestly, some of them were starting to get popular even before that pandemic. I think the pandemic just gave these things a boost.

One thing I read about was an increased number of people starting to raise chicken in their backyard. I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about it myself. My sister has chickens, one of my coworkers does, and a neighbor few of my neighbors have them.

Another thing that more people are getting interested in is home vegetable gardens. My husband and I have had a vegetable garden for the past 3 years. Its a ton of work to prepare the ground, weed, make animal deterrents, etc.

Some people would like to have a garden but just don’t have the space. That’s where solutions like Lettuce Grow come into place.

Lettuce Grow has The Farmstand that allows you to grow anywherere from 12 – 36 plants in a compact space. Plants can be grown outdoors or indoors by adding their “glow ring” for light. Looks great on a patio, in your kitchen, or on your porch.

The price is a bit of an investment up front but when you think about how much you spend on produce in a year, you could actually save money over time. Especially if you start plants from seeds!

Wanna check it out? Just click the Lettuce Grow banner below:

Do you have one? I’d love to know what you grow in yours!


2021 Will Be The Year I Say Yes For Myself

I’m a 40 something mom of 4. My kids are 18, 17, 11, and 7. There is, of course, a level of sadness that my kids are growing up. But it’s not all that bad. My oldest two are driving now and they have their own vehicles. There were times where I didn’t know how I was going to be 3 places at once because my 3 boys all had different practices in different places at different times.

My daughter has become a little more independent over the last year. She can get her own snacks and drinks. There’s no more bathroom assistance.

All this made me realize that I have a little more time on my hands than I used to. I realized there was a time when I’d get my nails done or my brows waxed or enjoy a trip out by myself. I realized I could do some of that stuff now. My husband and I can have date nights because my older boys are happy to babysit if they don’t have plans and we wave a $20 bill in front of them lol.

Pampering Myself

Of course, the pandemic limits some of this stuff. One thing I’ve thought about doing for me for a while is laser hair removal. In short, I’m just tired of shaving but it has to be done. I wouldn’t be able to stand it if I didn’t. I emailed a local place to see about it but the cost was more than I had hoped and the amount of appointments I would need…well..I wasn’t willing to give up that much free time.

I started researching those at-home laser hair removal devices. After reading, what seemed like, 100s of reviews on tens of products and watching youtube videos I finally settled on one. I ordered it and just got the shipping notification today. If you want me to do a review post and/or review video let me know. I’ll be doing a review and progress reports of the Silk’n eHPL home hair removal device. You can see my unboxing video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuvSavingMoney/videos/252512872928035

I’ve also wanted to get my nails done for a while. My MIL got me a certificate to get a manicure last Christmas. The hospital I work at doesn’t allow fake nail tips, press-ons, etc of any type of hygienic reasons so I just got a regular manicure but it didn’t last any longer than when I do it. I’ve tried the nail shields/wraps but I struggle with applying them. Then when I go through the hassle they’re usually off in a week or two anyway . Then I learned about the nail dip kits. These have been growing in popularity since nail salons are shut down periodically with the pandemic. So I just ordered one of those too. Oddly, I’m more nervous about attempting that than the laser hair removal device lol.

Fitness For My Physical And Mental Well Being

I also joined another Darihana Nova fitness challenge that starts January 4 and ends on Valentine’s day. You guys, I’ve done two of her challenges before and they are no joke. While I only lost about 5 lbs with each challenge before, I lost inches and 2 pants sizes in the process. That was more than any other fitness venture I had done for myself before.

Her challenges are super motivating. They each have their own facebook group with supportive people. It’s a 6 day a week program but you can do it whatever times works for you .I’m a night owl so I usually do mine in the evenings. It also doesn’t hurt that they have nice prizes for the top 5 that finish the challenge. (This is only for the live challenges not the ones that aren’t live) She also doesn’t go by strictly weight loss she makes the decision off of body composition and visual changes too.

The first challenge I did she had a video before the program started that explained how to calculate macros. It was the first time I actually understood macros and knew what I should eat. It wasn’t just someone handing you a menu or saying “here eat this”. It was so helpful.

Darihana Nova fitness also has some awesome cotton long bands and booty bands. I have a few of her bands and they are superior to other brands I own. Also if you use code: LuvSavingMoney you can save 10% off fitness accessories or programs. Including the Bodyodyody Challenge that I’m doing that goes live on Jan 4!

SAVE 10% OFF AT DARIHANA NOVA FITNESS WITH CODE: LuvSavingMoney

I usually post on my instagram page about once a week with my workouts. I’m considering doing a review of the Darihana Nova Bodyodyody Challenge and some progress posts too. Let me know if you want me to do that. I believe I still have a few pics up on my instagram from the Be Your Own Body Goals Challenge (BYOBG)

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