Spring Giveaway with Meijer Beauty

Disclosure: I received sample products and a gift card from Meijer in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Brace yourself ladies! Meijer Beauty Perks are coming! Get ready to stock up your cupboards with the latest and greatest beauty tools and products for Spring and Summer. Meijer Beauty Perks runs through May 7, 2016 and can help you save up to $100 on your favorite beauty products. As if that wasn’t enough, Meijer has also given me a $25 gift card to give away to one lucky reader, so make sure to enter below!

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If you don’t know what Meijer Beauty Perks are, read my previous post all about mPerks and how to sign up. There are some great deals here. The key is not to wait until you are at the store, but to do your homework in advance. Here are some of the great deals Meijer has going on as well as a highlight of a few of the new fun products they sent me.

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First up we have the Amope Pedi Perfect. I’m pretty sure I audibly squealed out loud when I opened up the box to find this. I have seen the commercial dozens of times and did not expect to see this. I immediately opened this up and charged it for a second (you are supposed to charge it for 3 hours normally) so I could see how it works. Well let me tell you – make sure to introduce your dog to the Amope first because Sport definitely did not like it. He was barking up a storm until I stopped and let him sniff it for a while. As you can see, they are now friends, haha!

Sport Amope

I LOVED the Amope! This little tool does the trick on sloughing off the dead skin on your heels. I usually get regular pedicures, but am very ticklish, so the more I can do myself at home the better. mPerks is currently offering 15% off of Amope refills.

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As I am writing this post, I literally can’t move because I recently did the P90X abs video and EVERYTHING hurts! Thank goodness Meijer sent me Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salts to help soothe my sore muscles. I had no idea of all the benefits that Epsom Salts had for your body, but this video pretty much sums it up. They also sent me the Lavender version which is a great relaxer before bed. I haven’t taken a bath yet in the new house, but this with a glass of wine could definitely convince me! mPerks is now offering $1 off 2 of Dr. Teals products which is nice because you need to use two cups of salts for your bath so you will probably go through each bag pretty quickly.

Dr Teals

I also got to try Loreal’s new EverPure Cleansing Balm which is a 6-in-1 hair treatment. It’s all natural which means it contains no sulfates, parabens or silicones. This is pretty simple to use, just apply 6-8 pumps to your hair, I like to do it at the beginning of my shower and then leave it there until the end, and then rinse out. Simple and easy. The one thing I hate the most about shampoo and conditioner is that you always use more conditioner than shampoo so you end up having to buy an extra conditioner bottle. This way you just have have one bottle.

Loreal Everpure Cleansing Conditioner

I’m usually not surprised by new beauty products, but when I got this Dial Miracle Oil Restoring Body Wash with Marula Oil I had to take a pause. What the heck is Marula Oil? I had never heard of it before. Well you can read this article from Cosmopolitan for more details, but Marula Oil trumps Argan Oil by having 60% more antioxidants. It’s harvested in South Africa from the nut inside the marula fruit. It protects against free radicals and hydrates instead of just sitting on top of your skin.

Dial Marula Oil

Have you tried any of these fun new products? If not, enter my giveaway for a $25 Meijer gift card and pick these up for yourself.


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Spring Beauty Reviews

Disclosure: I received sample products and a gift card from Meijer in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Spring is coming, which is always a great time to refresh your beauty routine. Meijer sent me a few new products to try to break out of my beauty rut. The first was TRESemmé’s Beauty-Full Volume Reverse Wash System. If you haven’t heard of this, you condition your hair first, then you wash it. Crazy, I know!


This takes a little getting used to. The first time I did it, I really had to think about it. We are so used to washing first then conditioning and you don’t realize how often you just autopilot that task. I almost forgot to wash on my first try. This set also came with the Maximizer, Mousse and Hairspray for an extra volume boost. My hair is BABY Fine so I am always in desperate need of volume. For reference, this is my hair in a ponytail…I have to wrap a tiny hair tie around at least five times:


I was skeptical of this at first, because I thought my hair would be extra tangly without using conditioner at the end of my shower. I usually blow dry my hair upside down and when I flipped it back I actually said “WOAH” out loud. I couldn’t believe how volumized my hair was. It was also so soft and I didn’t have as many flyaways as I normally do. I am totally sold on TRESemmé’s reverse system. This is what my hair looked like after I flipped it back over. Total volume:


Next up is Garnier’s Micellar Water. You may have missed my previous post about Micellar water and how awesome it is. This is a quick and easy way to cleanse your face at night and has been around for years. I had yet to try Garnier’s version and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the size of the bottle because it lasted a while. I am a HUGE fan of removing your makeup before bed – you can ask any of my girlfriends, I am always the one on trips making sure everyone has taken their makeup off. Someone once told me that sleeping one night with your makeup on ages your skin by SEVEN years! I don’t know if that is true or a myth, but I don’t take any chances. Micellar water is a quick and easy solution to the too-tired to take off your makeup problem.


You may have noticed how white my legs were in my last Meijer post. I am in desperate need of some sun, but without the nasty UV side effects. Enter Jergens and the Natural Glow line. I like this line, because you can apply it gradually without streaks. It’s basically foolproof. Now Jergens has stepped it up by making this moisturizer reduce the appearance of cellulite. Tan and smooth!


What new products are loving at the moment?

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Fall Beauty Finds at Meijer

Disclosure: I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote the Meijer Beauty Department. All opinions expressed are my own.

I was thrilled to receive a treasure trove of fall beauty items from Meijer for this post. Even as an adult, fall means a new year and new beauty products. Meijer is a great place to shop to refresh your collection as they have everything from styling products to beauty products all in the Meijer beauty aisle. There were a few things in particular that stood out to me (and I couldn’t believe you could get them at Meijer, how convenient!) and I even tried a new look to share with you.

The first item that caught my interest was the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water. I was thrilled to receive this since I had just discovered Miceller Water (you can read about it in my previous post here).

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The next items I was stoked to receive were the Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Shampoo & Conditioner. I have baby fine and super thin hair so this was right up my alley.

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I have been living on fragrance samples for a while so this full size Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette was perfect. I love that Candice Swanepoel is the face of this scent in their new ad:

Versace describes it as “an enthralling and voluptuous fragrance, for the Versace woman who is strong and confident yet feminine, sensual, who loves to be enveloped in a fragrance that tastes of juicy pomegranate grains, iced freshness and shining yuzu.” Let’s just say that this is perfect for me!

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I also got some fun cosmetics including some amazing new palettes!

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I used the Revlon Colorstay palette in 528 Passionate to create this look below.

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Revlon guarantees that this eyeshadow won’t crease, fade or smudge for 16 hours. I wore this look at work and it stayed all day. I watered down my eyeliner brush and used the dark color for eyeliner to really make my eyes pop.

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I also used the Loreal Lumi highlighter in Ice on the high points of my face. If you’ve never used highlighter before, they have a handy diagram on the back of the bottle to help you.

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What are your favorite fall beauty finds?

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Get the Holiday Look with #MeijerBeauty

I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote the Meijer Beauty Department. All opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays are filled with parties and reunions with family and friends. This usually includes lots and lots of pictures and you’ll want to look your best. Meijer asked me to create a holiday look with some of my favorite beauty picks. Many times during the season, I am running from work out to an event and I need to make a quick touchup or glamour up my look.

So let’s get started, this was me after a long day at work. I had just run to Meijer to pick up a few items and definitely could use a touchup (also, it’s really hard to take a selfie and not look like a weirdo):

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Here are the items I needed to touch up my look:

Meijer supplies

They included Ponds Cleansing Towlettes, Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad in Natural Smokes, Maybelline The Falsies, CoverGirl Outlast Lipcolor in Radiant Red, Maybelline Master Hi-Lighting Blush in Light Bronze and Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner in Onyx Rush.


Take a Pond’s Towlette and wipe off your eye makeup. You can also touch up your foundation if you need to. This is me with just foundation (EEK!).

Meijer, no makeup


Take your eyeshadow palatte (which is conveniently labeled) and apply the “Base” color on the entire eye area from lash to brow.

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Next, you want to take the color that says “Crease” and apply it to the crease of your eye using a windshield wiper motion. I tried to count how many times I went back and forth – probably 75-100 motions before it blended the way I wanted it to.

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Then take the color that says “Lid” and apply it just to your lid. Now don’t worry here if you are making a mess and the color is all over you eye – we will clean this up at the end.

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For the next step, I used one of the little applicators that came with the palette to apply the “Eyeliner” color to my lashline both above and below.

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Next up, you apply the black eyeliner to your lashline AND your waterline. This might look sort of gross but I always apply eyeliner to my waterline. It really makes your eyes pop.

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Apply your mascara and make sure to cover all of your lashes on the top and bottom. This brush is curved so it helps in that department.

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Take a Q-Tip and clean up under your eyes. I also like to add my concealer after this step so I have a nice clean undereye.

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Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks. I LOVED this blush – it has a shimmer to it and blends wonderfully!

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I was so excited to see this lipcolor at the store. I used to wear CoverGirl Outlast all the time at college parties. It stays on all day and all night! You apply the lipcolor and wait about a minute for it to dry and then you apply the clear color on top of it for shine and to moisturize your lips. It will not move – you can eat, drink, kiss – whatever and when you wake up the next morning it will still be on your lips. You can reapply the clear color as much as you want throughout the night.

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Apply powder if you want and you are ready to go! While I was doing this tutorial I also curled my hair so I was ready to hit the party. I was much happier with the after pictures, as you can see:

Meijer After

So there you have it – this is pretty much my go-to holiday look right now. Simple yet effective. I would love to know how you glam up your everyday look for the holidays.

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Holiday Gift Giving with #MeijerBeauty

I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote the Meijer Beauty Department. All opinions expressed are my own.


For those of you Game of Thrones fans, I thought I would interject a little holiday humor. I love the holiday and I dread the holidays at the same time. I love the season and everything it stands for, but sometimes I get overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done over the next few weeks. That’s where Meijer comes in.


Meijer has sent me their Bath Collection gift sets to help prepare for my upcoming holiday celebrations. These bath sets are perfect to:

  • Have on hand for last minute presents
  • Prepare for holiday house guests
  • Give for Secret Santa or gift exchanges
  • Bring for a holiday party hostess gift
  • Tuck in as a stocking stuffer
  • Pamper yourself when things start to get crazy

Meijer has sent me two of these awesome gift sets, one to keep and one to give away. I thought about who I would want to give my second set away to and I decided to give it away to one lucky reader to use for one of the reasons above. You will receive body wash, body lotion, body scrub and a bath puff all in the heavenly Winter White Vanilla scent.

I would love to hear what you plan to do with the gift set should you win!

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Back to School Giveaway with #MeijerBeauty

Remember when I wrote this post talking about Back to School Beauty with Meijer? Well, Meijer reached out to me for a fun giveaway and I figured that all of my readers should benefit. Following my back to school beauty post, I did end up organizing my makeup and realized that I have way too many eyeshadows. lipsticks and lipglosses. I need more skin care products.

If you are anything like me, you will love this giveaway from Meijer to start fresh with brand new beauty products to keep your skin looking fresh.

Meijer is offering a gift basket full of fantastic products including:

  • Dove/Degree Deodorant
  • Venus Disposable Razors
  • Simple Face Wipes
  • AXE deodorant/body spray
  • Fructis Hair styling products
  • Eos Shave Gel
  • St. Ives Body Wash
  • Dial Body Wash
  • Maybelline Nail polish
  • Foundation/Eye Shadow
  • BIC Razors
  • Neutrogena Face Wash

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If you would like to start fresh with Meijer, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. One winner will be selected on October 8th.

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How do you start fresh with your beauty routine?

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Back-to-School with #MeijerBeauty

I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote Meijer Beauty Perks. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I was younger, I used to love going back to school. It was a time to get organized, buy colorful binders and folders and a new outfit and get back into a routine. Now, I am no longer going back to school, but fall is always a great time to get back into a new routine. I feel like summer is all about breaking the rules and having fun – many of you might forget to remove your makeup every night or throw out expired products, fall is the time to get back to business.

Let’s start with skincare. You should be washing, exfoliating and moisturizing your face every day. I had heard great things about the CeraVe line at Meijer and decided to check it out. I originally saw this article talking about how Emily Maynard used it as part of her skincare routine.

I purchased the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion.


I also like to give myself a weekly facial, where I do my at home microdermabrasion (more to come on that later) followed by a face mask. I was thrilled when I was at Meijer to see the Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips again. I couldn’t find them for a long time and I like to use them before I do the face mask.


While I was shopping I came across this handy little blackhead/whitehead remover. I haven’t had one of these in years, but picked it up. This is a great tool to use following my weekly facial.


Next up is refreshing my makeup. Did you know that most makeup products have an expiration date? While the products might still look okay, they may not work as well or could cause break outs or irritation. Here are some guidelines:


Mascara has a shelf life of three months. If it starts getting clumpy or flaky once you’ve applied it, then you should toss it. I NEVER share mascara, it is a good way to spread germs. If someone wants to borrow my mascara I just let them keep it or toss it and then replace it with a new one. One of my favorite brands is Maybelline The Falsies.

the falsies


I like using gel eyeliners, which come in a pot. It’s important to screw the caps on tight to keep them from drying out. Eyeliners will last for about 4-6 months.

Foundation & Concealer

Foundation and concealer have a shelf life of 6-12 months. If it starts separating, you want to toss it. Most of the time you’ll use it up before you get to that point.

Lipstick, Lip Gloss & Lipliner

Lipstick, lip gloss and lipliner has a shelf life of 1-2 years I probably need to throw away all of my old glosses and lipsticks.

Nail Polish

The shelf life of nail polish is about 1-2 years. You can tell it’s time to replace it when it starts getting goopy.

Eye Shadow, Blush & Powders

Any type of powder will only be good for about two years. By keeping your brushes clean and sanitized, it will help keep your makeup cleaner.

While I was shopping, I got this new palate from Cover Girl for some fall looks.

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Any fragrance will last for 8-10 years, so feel free to invest in a lot of different perfumes because they can stay around for a long time.

So there you have it…let’s get back into our beauty routines and clean out our makeup drawers.

What are your best back-to-school beauty tips?

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Save Your Skin with Meijer Beauty

I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote Meijer Beauty Perks. All opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday was the first day of summer and while I was up in Traverse City celebrating my fourth wedding, some of you were out enjoying the sun. Maybe some of you are even recovering from sunburns this week. As a fair skinned person, I have to be extremely careful in the sun. I burn easily and find myself using SPF 100 frequently.

The sun has two different types of rays, UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause aging and UVB rays cause burns. The SPF rating on your sunscreen bottle tells you how long you can stay in the sun before you get burned by the sun’s UVB rays.

Even if you aren’t fair skinned like me, you want to make sure to protect your skin from the sun. Sun damage causes wrinkles, brown spots, aging and skin cancer which we don’t want.

This week (June 22-28) Meijer is offering customers “Buy One, Get One 50% Off” on sun care products from Coppertone, Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic to protect your skin from the sun. Now is the perfect time to stock up on your sunscreen for the summer!

Meijer was kind enough to send me some sun care goodies to help kick off the summer and I want to share them with you! I am running a Summer Sun Giveaway through June 30th so you can get supplied for the summer. One lucky winner will get a fabulous gold beach bag, Goody hair ties, Veet Hair Remover, Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration, L’Oreal Quick Dry Finish Spray, NO-AD Sunscreen Lotion, Banana Boat Aloe After Sun Lotion, Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil.


Make sure to enter the giveaway below by June 30th:

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If you aren’t familiar with Meijer’s new mPerks program, make sure to read my previous blog post here about how you can save on beauty products.

Beauty Perks with Meijer

I received beauty products from Meijer to help promote Meijer Beauty Perks. All opinions expressed are my own.

If you’ve followed this blog you know how much I love my beauty products. So I was thrilled when Meijer sent me boxes full of great products to try. I am not a coupon person, so I was interested to learn more about Meijer’s mPerks program and how it could work for me.


mPerks has taken the coupon game and made it digital. All you have to do is download the Meijer mobile app on your smartphone or sign up at mPerks.com to locate the deals that you need. Once you’ve signed up you can start “clipping” your virtual coupons right in your app. At checkout, you enter your mPerks number and PIN at checkout to save instantly on your purchase.


To help kick this new program off, Meijer is offering more than $100 of savings on your favorite beauty products through May 17th. As I will be stocking up on beauty products this weekend, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Meijer beauty products:

One of my favorite products is Biotin (check out my Biotin post here) and you can get Nature’s Bounty at Meijer:


I also love Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara:


Ever since I was little, I have used Dove soap for my sensitive skin. I still use Dove’s Body Wash which has a ton of great scents. With mPerks you save $0.75 on any Dove Body Wash. I just bought the Almond Cream with Hibiscus scent:


Neosporin’s Lip Health was one of my Winter Favorites:


When I’m not using Wen, or when I need a clarifying day, I love Suave Moroccon Infusion Shine Shampoo and Conditioner:


I love Ponds Cleansing Towlettes – I use them every night to take off my makeup. They are quick and easy and it ensures that I at least do that every night when I am tired. My favorite is the Lavender Evening Soothe scent:


I love Gillette Satin Care Shaving Cream with a Touch of Olay. This stuff is SO hard to find – but they always have it at Meijer so I don’t have to buy an off brand:


Lubriderm Lotion is another one of my staples. With my sensitive skin I can’t use a lot of scented lotions. I prefer the Advanced Therapy version and use it every day:


I will be shopping this weekend at Meijer and would love your tips on what beauty products I should stock up on during my trip. I have also heard a lot of great things about NYK beauty products, so I might take this opportunity to stock up on some of those items on my list. What are your must have Meijer products? What things should I try out?

Stay tuned for a follow up with my #MeijerBeauty haul!

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