03.09.16

Venus vs. Intuition? The Women’s Razor Standoff

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I started shaving my legs when I was 13. My older sister Ally, took me to the store and bought me a fancy new Venus razor and some shaving cream. I was SO excited! This point in a girls life is the start of becoming a woman. I felt the transition and being able to shave my legs made it feel more official. I was so excited!

I was loyal to Venus because that’s what I started using during this exciting time in my life. It was also the newest razor on the market for women. Later the Intuition came out. They marketed themselves as a razor with a solid moisturizing bar to get a close shave without the razor burn. My younger sister got an Intuition and when I tried it I did not like it at all. The first design was not good. The moisturizing bar got in the way of the razor so you’d miss a lot during your shave. I was really disappointed and I never used one again.

Fast forward 12 or so years to now. When I go to the gym I like to shower and shave. My Venus razor doesn’t work well without shaving cream. I wanted to avoid adding yet another thing to my gym bag so I started brainstorming. I decided to give the intuition another try because all I needed was water to use it. I really loved the concept but I wasn’t sure if they had updated the design. I used it at the gym that afternoon and I was blown away. They fixed all the issues I had with the original Intuition. In the old one the razor was stuck in place, but with the new design the razor tilts and goes up and down. It was working so well I had to stop shaving to see if it was actually doing anything. It felt like I was just rubbing a bar of soap on my legs. I didn’t feel like I was shaving at all!

Pros:

Cheaper than most Venus razors at $9.97
Close Shave
Razor moves to accommodate a close shave
Less bulky that original
Comes with lid
The only thing you need to shave
Comes with an extra shaving head
Comes with a holder for your shower

Cons:

Bulky
Feels a bit cheap

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My favorite Venus razor is the Venus Snap. It is small and easy to hold. I can shave my legs faster with this little guy than any other razor. It does prevent razor burn with the moisturizing bars, but you still need to use some type of shaving medium. I love the case it’s cute and easy to place the razor in. It’s a lot more compact that the Intuition, but I’d still have to carry some type of shaving cream. I bought this razor on sale at Target and I have not seen it anywhere else. My Walmart used to sell it but not anymore. It’s annoying that I can’t find it in stores around me.

Pros:

Small
Easy to hold so I can shave quicker
Case

Cons:

Still need a shaving medium
Hard to find in stores
Moisturizing bars dry out and curl quickly

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These are my two favorite razors but if I had to choose it would be the Intuition. They had a bad start and unfortunately for them it was bad enough to lose me as a customer for 12 years. But with their new design I think they hit the nail on the head for me. I love that it’s the only thing I need to get a good shave. I don’t have to worry about turning the shower off so my shaving cream doesn’t rinse away – heck I don’t even have to worry about shaving cream at all. I don’t have to pack as many items with me when I travel, and let’s face it girls that’s priceless.

 

01.25.16

Sam’s Club Family Meal

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FamilyPizzaCombo #CollectiveBias

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Getting ready for a big game? We love game day! It gives us a chance to sit around and nibble on yummy food. I want to share some game day goodies that we discovered recently. Every time we go to Sam’s Club, we end the shopping trip by eating at the café. It’s amazing how far a dollar will go there. I love that I don’t have to choose between breaking the bank and a good meal. I can feed my whole family for $13.98 with the Sam’s Club Cafe Pizza and Coca-Cola Bundle.

The $13.98 combo includes:

  • 16 Inch Pizza
  • Cheesy Breadsticks
  • Cookies
  • (1) 2 L of Coca-Cola
We look forward to game day and I look forward to a low maintenance meal. Any time we eat somewhere other than the dining table I get anxiety about the potential mess. Pizza is already considered a finger food, unless you have little toddler fingers. For our game day spread we cut everything small and plate them with dips. It’s a super easy idea and it decreases the potential for dropped food. I just take my pizza cutter and cut slices into bite size pieces. Now this is true finger food!
Get creative with your dips. I recommend trying BBQ sauce, ranch, blue cheese, and marinara. Try everything to find what you like. Everyone will love having the freedom to experiment and you’ll love how easy it was to set up.
The next thing I do to make game days run smoothly is avoid spills. Use press’n seal plastic wrap to cover everyone’s beverages. Then stick a straw through the top and you’re off! This will save your carpet and rugs from the inevitable beverage spill. The Sam’s Club Bundle comes with a Coca-Cola product of your choice so you’ll have everything you need to enjoy the game.
Deals like this help me maintain my ‘on the go mom’ sanity! I can get my groceries and dinner in one stop and that is so helpful. Did I mention it comes with dessert? You get 6 large chocolate chip cookies in this meal deal as the cherry on top. How can you beat a 3 course meal for $13.98? All I have to say is thank you Sam’s Club for making my game day tasty. Click here for more information and head to Sam’s Club today!
Thanks for stopping by!
12.08.15

The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

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Are you looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas? What if you could give the gift of permanent hair removal?

5 years ago I went to my first laser hair removal appointment. I started with my under arms which was unexpectedly painful. Since then I’ve had 2 more areas treated. The cheapest way I found to get treated was through purchasing a membership. Each area was $25-$50 a month for 12 months. I had 3 areas treated and it took time and money. It was such a pain having to schedule a babysitter for these regular appointments. You can’t bring kids into the room with you because of the laser.

I can’t believe how far this technology has come. Now you can do it at home with the Flash&Go. Learn more about the Flash&Go here. This invention has put an end to my expensive and time consuming appointments. I can use the Flash&Go for permanent hair removal so no more waxing, shaving, or plucking. I found the Flash&Go easy to use, effective, and safe even on the most sensitive skin. My cousin and I have been using it at home and loving the results. This is such a unique gift for everyone!

The Silk’n Flash&Go can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond or Kohl’s in store or online. Want to save money? Well there is an amazing promotional offer you can take part in. Click RIGHT HERE & upload a copy of your receipt. You’ll receive a $25 gift card to the retailer of your choice and be entered to win a trip for 2 to Aruba. You can redeem this gift card up to 3 times for a total of $75.

The Flash&Go works for people with lighter skin tones and dark hair. My cousin and I have tan skin and it works for us since our hair is dark. In the beginning you treat the areas every 2 weeks on the lowest setting before moving up. This ensures that you wont experience any adverse reactions to the light technology. The Flash&Go is also not painful, UNLIKE professional laser hair removal. Some treatments I went to in the office were so painful they had to give me ice packs! I’ve been treating my upper lip with my Flash&Go. The laser hair place wanted to charge $15/month ($180 total) just for the upper lip! My aesthetician also informed me that I may have to purchase a “maintenance” package to maintain my in-office results. Obviously the Flash&Go is the smart choice financially. With the Flash&Go I can maintain all I need at home, easy peasy.

Excited yet? Well get to Bed Bath & Beyond or Kohl’s and pick up one today! Don’t forget to take advantage of the promotion I mentioned about above. Take it from someone who’s been ‘hair free’ in some places for a few years, it’s worth it.


10.27.15

#1 Tool For Cleaning Hard Floors

Cleaning when you have the proper tools isn’t that bad. Actually it’s quite enjoyable. I’ve discovered that it’s a great way to wind down from something. I have a long list of cleaning tools that I adore but today I’m introducing you to this one.

The Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop

Just like the other Swiffer products this requires pre moistened pads. I actually use the generic Wal-Mart brand because they work just as well for a lot less money.

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Fill your steam mop with water and plug it in. My steam mop heats up and produces steam in less than 2 minutes! The steam will help remove those tough dried spots on your hard surfaces. It’s really amazing because it takes away all the scrubbing I would have had to do. There is a trigger on the handle that releases the steam when you pull it so you don’t have to use steam all the time. It’s safe on hard wood and works great on tile. The trick on hard wood is to keep it moving. If you leave it in one spot too long you could damage the finish. The pre-moistened pads work amazing and they leave a streak free shine. I tried to make some of my own, but no matter what I tried it always left a film on my hard floors. So I shell out the money to buy the pads and it’s worth it.

Tips!

  • Use the pre moistened pads from Wal-Mart
  • Spray hard stuck on spots with a gentle all purpose cleaner before mopping
  • Mop in the direction of your floors
  • Keep the mop moving when cleaning hard wood to avoid damage
  • Change the pad when it gets dirty
  • Don’t leave the mop sitting on hard wood to heat up. Keep it on tile or tilt the mop so the steam holes aren’t sitting on the ground.

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