Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saving Money For The Holidays With CampusBookRentals!

This time of year, saving money is always a very important topic on people's minds. Shopping for holiday gifts means trying to save money in other areas. Including, as it may be, in the area of college textbooks.

My youngest brother just started attending a local college this past semester. He's going in for criminal justice, and wants to get a career in law enforcement. One of the biggest shocks for him was the cost of his books. He was shocked that little-almost pamphlet style-books could be so expensive, not to mention the large textbooks!

That's when my chance came to "save the day", and tell him about! CampusBookRentals allows students to save money by renting the necessary textbooks, and save a whole lot of money in doing so. Average savings on renting vs. buying a book from a bookstore is 40-90%! Plus, you don't end up with a shelf full of textbooks that you have to try and find a new home for. Just a few pf the perks of renting from CampusBookRentals besides the big savings? You get free shipping both ways, you can highlight in the books, rental periods are flexible based on your needs, and with each book rented, a donation is made to Operation Smile. (For more information about Operation Smile, please visit their website.)

Now, CampusBookRentals has come up with yet another way for students to save on their costs. Actually, it's more like a way to make some extra money! Introducing RentBack, a site where you can rent out the textbooks you're finished with to other students! You don't have to pay shipping (RentBack covers the shipping costs) and they even take care of sending the books out. So it's no hassle for you, but you're making some extra money to use for other college needs, or maybe some holiday gifts!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Epi Slim Grooming Tool For The Holidays!!

I'm sure most women are familiar with-or have at least heard of-Emjoi, the creator of many great epilators as well as the Micro-Pedi. This holiday season they've released a handy new tool, the Epi Slim+ e18

I received an Epi Slim+ for review, and the first thing I noticed is the size. Very compact and lightweight, so you can slip it in your purse, keep one in the car, or  pack in your carry-on luggage. It's battery powered, so there's no need to find an outlet somewhere; you can pull out your Epi Slim any time, anywhere! I love that the Epi Slim+ removes hair as short as 0.3mm. You don't have to wait and let your unwanted hair grow to half an inch, like many epilators I've seen advertised; 0.3mm is super short! This gives you soft, smooth skin for up to 6 weeks, which I also really like. I hate that shaving your legs is a chore that needs done weekly to keep them smooth-with the Epi Slim, it lasts much longer!

With a retail price of only $34.95 this holiday season, the Epi Slim+ e18 is a great gift idea for any woman. In fact, in the midst of all your holiday shopping and preparation, why not just treat yourself?!

"The compact Epi Slim+ features 18 of the same patented 3-disc tweezers that have long made Emjoi products the go-to choice for removing unwanted hair (as short as 0.3mm) from the root from any part of the body (including the most sensitive areas—face, bikini line, underarms, etc.) quickly, with minimum discomfort and for up to six weeks at a time. With eRase glide technology, its disc opening at an optimal 14mm and operating at 540 strokes per second, these tweezers remove the majority of hair at the first pass to keep the possibility of skin irritation to an absolute minimum. Meanwhile skin glide technology lifts up and removes hair by gliding the tweezers over the skin with less irritation."

Check out the Epi Slim+ and all of Emjoi's other great grooming products online!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Great Gifts For Kids From Brilliant Sky Toys!! #Giveaway #Christmas

Hey, who's starting to stress out about holiday shopping already? Trying to find a gift that's unique yet fun can be difficult, no matter who you're shopping for. That's why I'm excited to share this great company with you all-Brilliant Sky Toys and Books! Brilliant Sky is a specialty toy store chain, with 17 locations across the US. For the past 5 years, Brilliant Sky has chosen 10 of their favorite toys, books and games that are top-sellers, and put together a list of these, dubbed the Brilliance Awards. I was able to check out a few of the items from the 2014 Brilliance Awards, and I can easily see why they're favorites!

I received the LoopDeLoom, Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls, and Doodle Quest for review. The LoopDeLoom was actually a gift for M on her birthday last week, and she is thrilled with it! Many of these crafting/knitting/crocheting type gifts get tossed to the side because they're too hard, or too intricate for the children to use. Not so the LoopDeLoom; M has been using it every day for the past few days, and has plans to make some holiday gifts for the family with it!

The Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls is a set that comes with 3 bowls, paint and paintbrush. One afternoon the girls and I cleared the table, covered it with newspaper, and had some fun painting. As you can see from the pictures below, I am the least artistic of the bunch! It was fun however, and after letting the bowls dry for 24 hours we baked them to "set" the paint. Very fun, and lets the girls be creative and get away from the technology for a bit.

My bowl-inside

My bowl-outside (TKD belt colors)

Youngest M's bowl

Older M's bowl
Doodle Quest is a unique game that actually helps with memory/focus! Study the picture that is laid out, then try and complete the quest on your own transparent sheet. It's a fun game that will get the children-and adults playing with them-hooked! Quests range from finding your way through a maze, to drawing circles to protect the scuba divers from sharks, to completing the other half of a seahorse. 

As you can see, Brilliant Sky has some real winners in their Brilliance Awards this year! This will make your holiday shopping fun and easy; simply check out the list of products, and pick from there!

One of our readers will receive their choice of 1 of the items in the Brilliance Awards press release!!