Save Big on NEXXUS at Walgreen’s starting 10/1!

 

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I can remember being in high school and getting ready for prom. I was a junior in Boston and my boyfriend was a senior in New York. It was all very exciting and exhilarating. I remember that I absolutely had to have my best friend, Jenn, with me to pick out my prom dress.

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We spent hours talking about hairstyles and trying on makeup! When she went to prom the next year, I helped her pick out a gorgeous pink dress and it was just as much fun as when I bought my own!

Since then, college, work and life has taken me away from Jenn, but, eventually we both ended up back in Boston. She is still someone I love to share beauty secrets and tips with. I think we laugh even more than we used to.  She calls me when she finds something new whether it’s a shampoo that I just have to try or a new flavor of gelato!

I text her when I am in a store and find a great sale like today!

Right now, starting today, October 1, Walgreens is having a fantastic NEXXUS Beauty Sale.

Since Walgreen’s is right down the street from me, I am always there it seems. Now is a great time to save big on NEXXUS hair products during their exclusive Beauty Sale. I’ve always loved NEXXUS products and consider them to be among the best out there and they are reasonably priced.

I used NEXXUS in high school and I use it today as well. I recently tried their Hydra-Light Shampoo and Conditioner because I wanted to add moisture to my dry hair without having it be weighed down. It has deep-sea minerals and coconut oil and smells lovely. I’m a fan!

You can save $4 on participating NEXXUS hair products at Walgreens stores when you refer this special offer to your friends, or you can keep this offer for yourself and still save $2.  This is an offer to buzz about!

 

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Global Influence and Walgreens, however, all opinions are expressly mine.

CampusBookRentals Saves You Money!



Every year around back-to-school time, I find myself recommending CampusBookRentals! With the cost of college these days, any way to save money is a welcome alternative!

 

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Textbooks are such a huge expense for students and parents and they often never get looked at after the semester is over. I wish CampusBookRentals were around when I was in college! I would have loved to use the extra funds for concerts, clothes, food and trips to visit family and friends.

 

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Are you or your kids in College this Fall? Here are some perks from CampusBookRentals:

You can save a whopping 40-90% off of bookstore prices.
You get free shipping both ways so it really couldn’t be easier or cheaper (You get a prepaid return envelope).
They have flexible renting periods and awesome customer service.
You can highlight in the textbooks! (Yes, you can underline, make notes, whatever you like!)

And, another great benefit is that with each textbook rented, the company makes a donation to Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise pay for it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is incredible.

 

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CampusBookRentals is one of the pioneers of the textbook rental movement which began in the summer of 2007, so they really do know their business.

Since then, they’ve rented over 1,000,000 textbooks at over 5500 campuses nationwide.

They’ve been mentioned in the New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek and have the largest selection in the nation.

In addition, CampusBookRentals now has a new program, RentBack.

RentBack is a new initiative that lets students rent the textbooks they own – to other students… which is pretty incredible because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they’d make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester)

You can check it out in this brief video!

 

Be inventive and do More with Your Dollars!

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for CampusBookRentals, however all opinions are completely mine.

Tea Collection #Giveaway – Your choice! Happy Harvest!


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Welcome to the Happy Harvest Giveaway Hop! Apple cider, pumpkin pie and Halloween! It’s Fall and we always love a reason to celebrate here. This event is hosted by MamaNYC and there are a lot of fun prizes to be won! Take your time and hop around as you will have until October 12! Enjoy and best of luck!

Here at Strange Daze Indeed, it’s time for some new Fall clothes for your favorite little one! We’re giving away anything worth $25 (approximately) at Tea Collection so the choice is yours – boys, girls, it’s all up to you!

 

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I adore buying gifts here as they have such cute outfits! Here are some ideas:

 

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There are lots more to choose from!

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Your item will be shipped directly from Tea Collection and I will, of course, cover shipping as well. If yours is a dollar or two over, don’t worry.

This giveaway ends October 12 at 11:59 pm and is open to US residents!

Have a wonderful fall my friends!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Strange Daze Indeed and not by Tea Collection. I just happen to love them!   

Nutrients for Healthy Hair – #Hairfinity

 

I consider my hair to be one of my favorite accessories. I can style it in a messy updo at home, have it flow in soft romantic waves on date night, or wear it straight and serious for job interviews. I love experimenting with French Braids, wispy ponytails and retro looks. It’s a great way to show off my mood or match my outfit.

Long, messy, and pulled back with a braid is one of my favorite hairstyles.

However, at the end of the summer, chlorine pools, swimming in the ocean and sun have all taken their toll. Between the frizzies, dryness and dullness, I’m in need of some major hair renovation!

We all know that you can take vitamins to supplement your daily meals and help with health and wellness, but, did you also know that there are vitamins that especially help your hair? I recently discovered Hairfinity Hair Vitamins. I really like that they are a natural vitamin complex that can help restore missing nutrients and encourage hair growth. By adding these ingredients, you can hep your hair grow thicker, longer and look shinier.

Some foods that also will help keep your hair healthy and your body in balance include: Lean red meat or poultry, soybeans or lentils, oranges, salmon, walnuts, Greek yogurt, and blueberries.

 

To me, it’s all about healthy body, healthy mind, healthy hair!

Hairfinity is a nutritional supplement formulated with essential nutrients for healthy hair. This hair specific formula contains Vitamins A, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more. Hairfinity is clinically proven to increase the hair growth rate by 155% while decreasing shedding. Two capsules are taken per day, and each bottle contains a one-month supply.

Here are some before and after pictures posted by Silvia Marie this August. This was after one bottle of Hairfinity which she said really helped jump start her hair growth.

Judging from the results, her hair looks long and healthy to me. Since I, myself, have long, and, at the moment, unruly somewhat damaged locks, this is something I’d like to check out.

Unlike most shampoos and hair products, Hairfinity works from the inside out and its Exclusive Capsilana ™ Complex is a unique blend of Hydrolyzed Collagen, MSM, and Silica providing 18 Amino Acids. These Amino Acids are the building blocks of the protein which gives hair its strength and resilience. The sulfur helps with healthy collagen and keratin which are essential to healthy hair growth.

Check out the natural ingredients:

Do you suffer from breakage or shedding? In a clinical trial, Hairfinity was proven to increase the hair growth rate and reduce the average numbers of hairs shed in a 30 day period.

Hairfinity is used by celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Taraji P Henson, and more.

Visit the Hairfinity web site for more information.

I don’t know about you, but, since this is my favorite time of year, I’m going to do a major overhaul on my home, my diet and my hair for the holidays!

What hair problems are you trying to find solutions for?

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Fun Find: Bloominous – DIY Flowers Made Easy

 

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The Bloominous story began in 2012 when one of the co-founders and his wife were planning their wedding.  With high hopes for a beautiful ceremony & reception, the couple found it difficult to stay within their budget without sacrificing on flowers and design.  They began looking for alternative options and found the growing trend of DIY weddings.  After spending hours researching different designs, blooms, and prices, they realized the hours it would take to learn to put together the arrangements and buy the flowers on their own made this infeasible.

Their options were limited. They could pay the premium to get professionally designed arrangements or take the risk of DIY with no assurance of pulling it off.

And, this was the start of a bloomingly beautiful idea!

Over the past year, they have been working side-by-side with people to truly understand their DIY needs and desires at a price they could afford. And, they have created Bloominous.com, the one-stop shop solution to any floral problem.

They will put together everything from florals to vases to instructions in order for you to be easily able to create your own bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres.

Personally, I am in madly in love with the Bohemian Desert Collection which fits my whimsical free-spirited nature.

They also have Party Pop, Vintage Cottage, Country Charm and Eco Chic Collections. So next time you are planning an event, why not check them out.  They will be adding new collections each month.

Get Udderly Smooth for Fall with a Prize Pack that will Moove You! – #Free4Fall Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the It’s a Free for Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

It’s Fall and there’s a new crispness in the air. From school to holidays, there’s lots to look forward to, so we’re celebrating  with a fun giveaway hop. Each blogger in the hop has a prize for you worth at least $25, so hop around to them all in the linky at the bottom of this post and enjoy!

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So you’re driving down the road and you see a field with a herd of cows. You stop the car, get out, gaze into their big soft eyes and wonder what they’re thinking.

Did you know that cows are naturally social animals and form large herds. They make friends and bond with some herd members and avoid others. I can relate.

The typical cow stands up and sits down about 14 times a day and has almost total 360-degree panoramic vision. Like most Moms with eyes in the back of their heads. Though most Moms get up and down a whole lot more.

Cows have a great sense of smell and can smell something up to 6 miles away. I suppose that can be good as well as bad.

A Holstein’s spots are like a fingerprint. No two cows have exactly the same pattern of black and white spots. They are all different! And what’s more….Cows have feelings too!

Cows love Udderly Smooth because, seriously, who wants rough hands grabbing you! I mean, come on, it’s bad enough with the wind and rain without someone mindlessly tugging on you.

 

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Udderly Smooth Udder Cream was originally invented in Ohio for use on dairy cows under harsh conditions.  Family owned and operated, Redex Industries, has manufactured Udderly Smooth products for over 30 years.

Manufactured in Salem, Ohio, under the direct guidance of Bill Kennedy, CEO and Registered Pharmacist, though originally invented for use on cows, these products are now widely used for dry and chapped skin.

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So mooving right along here, I want to tell you why I love Udderly Smooth and why I keep featuring them on my blog and partnering with them on giveaways so that more of you can try them or win some products.

Well, you know how there are complicated skin creams. They promise everything from anti-aging to weight loss. They often appear on huge billboards and cost a fortune. But, that doesn’t mean they are good. Not at all.

Give me a company that’s family owned and operated, that seriously cares about their customers and responds to each one. Give me a line of products that are uncomplicated, that work wonderfully and don’t cost a fortune. I love the smell. No harsh perfumes here, but, a lovely mild clean scent like clothes fresh from the dryer. Creams and lotions that absorb quickly but are not greasy.

Over the time that I have known them and worked with the folks at Udderly Smooth, they are not just a company to me, they are friends.

These are the products I go back to again and again. These are the products I recommend without any reservations.

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Udderly Smooth Products are good for many different uses.

Here are a few:

* Dry and chapped skin
* As a shaving lotion
* Diabetes skin care
* Hand and Foot Syndrome- a side effect of chemotherapy drugs
* Chamois cream for bicyclists
* Needlework and quilting

Check out the website for more information! They’re always coming up with something new.

I don’t know about you, but, after a summer of running a bit amuck, swimming in pools and the ocean and generally spending much more time outside, my skin is dry, beat up, and could use some love to get ready for the new season.

Our prize here, today, at Strange Daze Indeed, is a package filled with Udderly Smooth Goodies including Udderly Smooth Hand and Body Lotion, Udderly Smooth Body Cream, Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream, Udderly Smooth Hand Cream, Udderly Smooth Vitamin E Cream and more.

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  And…

   of course, they are  throwing in an udderly fabulous cow mug!

Yay!

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Free for Fall participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Give Forward and Help Erase Hate with Love


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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience. - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

 

I’m sure most of us have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket challenge or known people who have done this. This event helps bring awareness to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) as friends challenge one another and help raise funds to combat this devastating disease.

In Bay Village, Ohio, a group of high school students convinced their 14-year-old autistic classmate to do the challenge. However, instead of the bucket being filled with ice water, they filled it with urine, feces and spit. Then, they dumped the disgusting contents of the bucket on him as they recorded it and later posted it to Instagram.

Can you imagine this being done to any special needs children you may have or may know? Can you imagine this being done to anyone?

Bullying is an act of cowardice. Taking advantage of others is pure weakness.

But, we do not have to be bystanders. We don’t have to stand by and shake our heads. We can take action.

When GiveForward came across this story, they started a fundraiser for this boy to show him love, rather than hate, and to teach him that he is a hero for knowing that was wrong and being able to come out and talk about what happened.

GiveForward is the world’s #1 fundraising site for helping people in need. They help people come together and give support when they need it most. Since 2008, they have helped families raise over 120 million to help cover their expenses during hard times or honor the people that they care about.

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GiveForward knows that when people don’t stand around being bystanders, magic can happen. This was made clear when a bomb exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and this nation made a collective decision that we were going to do something about it.

One of the many fundraisers started at that time was for a newylwed couple, Pat and Jess, who lost their legs in the bombing. Friends, family, and so many that were outraged by what happened that day were able to raise almost $900K for them, making sure that they would never have to worry about any of their medical expenses as they deal with their new life with prosethetic legs.

When we see tragedy or injustice in the world, we don’t have to stand helplessly by, we have an outlet.

We can help

It’s incredibly brave that this boy in Bay Village, Ohio has shared his story.  Let’s rally together behind him to show that we are here for him and that we think he’s awesome.  The money we raise will go directly to his family, but far more important than any financial contribution, please leave words of support on his GiveForward page so that he knows that he’s not alone in this fight.

The goal is 1000 comments on this page.

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Lastly, love only triumphs if we all share it. So… If you believe that this young man is awesome and you want to let him know, please share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. If you’ve ever been bullied or know someone who has been bullied, please share this. If you believe that tolerance is something you want to stand for. If in your heart, you believe that LOVE is stronger than HATE, please share this.

When we see tragedy or injustice in the world, we don’t have to stand helplessly by.

Rather than being bystanders, let’s step up. Let’s make a difference. All of us working together can do great things. All of us working together can help make love the new reality.

 

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Give Forward to help raise awareness.

Autumn Smells Wonderful with the #FebrezeFall Home Harvest Collection – $15 Walmart GC Giveaway


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Fall is just around the corner and I can smell it in the air!  Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the crisp air, the way the landscape slowly paints itself in bright reds, oranges, and yellows.  I love taking a road trip in New England to see the changing foliage.  It’s time for jumping into piles of leaves, putting on sweatshirts and warm jackets and celebrating my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving!

As I sit here dreaming of pumpkin pie, turkey and stuffing, warm gingerbread lattes and apple pie with cinnamon, I realize that different aromas can add so much to our lives. As much as I love aromatherapy and lovely scents, I also love to eliminate unpleasant odors and freshen my home with a light, clean scent. Whether it’s pet or bathroom smells, smoke or last night’s fish dinner, I really appreciate that Febreze helps eliminate odors rather than just covering them up.

Febreze was kind enough to send this lovely barn-shaped “Scentspiration” box filled with  Fall activities, recipes, home décor ideas, and limited edition scents!

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The Febreze Fall Home Harvest Collection is specially designed for WalMart shoppers and is available now for a limited time, so make sure to check them out!

I received a Febreze NOTICEable Warmer along with Autumn Harvest Scented Oil. The Autumn Harvest has the soothing aroma of sandalwood, vanilla cream and lemon verbena. I love the woodsy notes with the sweet vanilla and touch of lemon. It’s very soothing. They also sent Vanilla Latte scented oil refills. This is perfect for the Vanilla purists and smells a bit like sugar cookies.

For my car, I received an easy to use vent clip in Toasted Almond. While driving it calls to mind buttery almond croissants and amaretto.

 

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This collection also includes sugared cranberry and spiced pear! Inventive and delightful.

Febreze also sent  decorating ideas I will be trying out for the holidays including making a leaf wreath and an acorn centerpiece along with some wonderful recipes I can’t wait to make including Sugared Cranberries and Roasted Pears!

The Febreze Fall Home Harvest Collection can really put you in the fall spirit!

What are your favorite fall scents? 

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In the spirit of fall, enter to win a $15 Walmart gift card to freshen up your home!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Febreze and SheSpeaks, however all opinions are strictly my own.

 

Win $75 Amazon or Paypal Cash in the Rewind to You Book Blast! – #Giveaway

 

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That one last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family had spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away.

But the past isn’t that easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs with the intense blue eyes, athlete’s body, and weakness for pralines who grabbed her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street.

When she’s with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now…

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

Laura Rewind to You AuthorAuthor Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids. REWIND TO YOU is her debut novel.

 

 

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$75 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 10/5/14

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