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Spend $10 at Julep and Get #Free Jelly Polish

Date Mon, July 27 2015

If you’re planning on buying anything from the Julep store in the next day, use code Jellyswag to get a free jelly polish when you spend $10 or more. This is a great chance to try a new formula, which the company describes as follows:

Jelly gets its name because it dries translucent and jelly-like (unlike other finishes you may be familiar with like creme, matte or glitter). One coat of Jelly polish is usually pretty sheer, so you can build and build until you get the candy-like mani you’re craving

Jelly polish is obviously great for layering, adding tips, using over nail art, trying ombre, adding texture and more! Right now, you can choose from any of the three free jelly shades available, all of which can be seen in the banner below.

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Plan Your Next Birthday Party with a Kit [DIY]

Date Fri, July 24 2015

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Want to add some personalized fun to your kiddo’s next party? Then check out DIY Party Kits from Birthday Express! Each D.I.Y. kit comes with everything needed to create a fun backdrop or decoration that the kiddos will love… plus they make great photo opps!

  1. D.I.Y. Barnyard Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – YeeHaw! Spend a day down on the farm for your son or daughter’s next birthday! Make the celebration one-of-a-kind with this exclusive DIY party kit! The project kit includes barn/hay backdrops, 3 straw hats, 2 bandanas, 1 set decals, and 1 roll of twine. The only things you’ll need to round up are clothes pins, tape, and scissors.

  2. D.I.Y. Superhero Comics Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – Create a BAM, POW, BANG, BOOM party room for your little superhero! This D.I.Y. party kit includes 2 yellow lanterns, 1 blue lantern, 2 red fluffy decorations, 1 blue fluffy decoration, 2 placemats, 2 masks, and 3 rolls of crepe (1 each of red, blue, and yellow). All you’ll need to bring it together are scissors and tape!

  3. D.I.Y. Little Spa Party Room Decor – D.I.Y. Kit Materials – 1 Guests – Transform your home into a relaxing oasis with this delightful D.I.Y. Little Spa Party project. Materials included are: a bathtub standup, 1 roll of pink tulle, 2 packs of blue fluffy decorations, and 4 packs of white balloons. Just have some tape and scissors on hand and you’ll be able to create a special retreat for your little one.


Each kit is super easy to set-up, so let your imagination run wild and create an awesome custom party room to remember! Shop now!

BBQ Season with CustomInk

Date Thu, July 23 2015

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>From a casual backyard gathering with family and friends, to a neighborhood-wide get-together, barbecues are a staple to summer fun. With CustomInk, the leading online provider of custom apparel and accessories for groups and occasions, you can make those summer afternoons and evenings even more memorable for everyone.

Have fun and get creative with popular apparel brands, fabrics, and even design templates in CustomInk’s Design Lab. Plus, there are styles and sizes for the whole family.

Ink of the Week:

Each week, CustomInk rewards customers whose photo shows the most group spirit through a photo contest. This week there were two winners!

“The Grenada Mission Circle of Caring” and “Viola Section of Artosphere” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest! To read more about the Ink of the Week winner visit: http://www.customink.com/blog.

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Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel + Get Your Free Sample

Date Tue, July 21 2015

I typically use a gel deodorant. In fact, I’ve recently tried the Active Fresh scent of Secret’s Outlast gel deodorant and reviewed it on Amazon.  So I had a pretty good idea of what to expect.

There’s a different, however. I received a sample size of the Completely Clean scent, which is small enough to carry in your purse or perfect to keep at the gym. The dispenser is a bit different — the sample size has smaller holes. I actually think this is a good thing because so much product seems to come out of the full size, and it makes it a bit messy.

Secondly, the Completely Clean scent is much less fragrant. Many people thought that the Active Fresh was too strong. I didn’t mind it, but it did take some time to get used to. There’s also an unscented version if you prefer that.

However, some things are the same between these two products. As a gel, it can go on feeling kind of “wet.” I typically use gel, so this isn’t an issue. It dries clean and doesn’t leave marks on your clothing, which is definitely a must! Plus, it dries fairly quickly. If you like solids because they help with chafing, this might not be the product for you.

All the products in the Outlast line promise 48 hours of protection against odor and sweating —  enough for you to enjoy any “adventure” — but that’s a stretch. I’ll feel comfortable with a swipe and a day spent sweating in 85-degree heat, but I’ll need to shower and reapply after that day. I don’t see how you’re going to get 48 hours out of this!

With that said, I still like the product. It smells good and certainly leaves me feeling fresh for longer than some subpar deodorant.

I also find the price to be affordable, and it’s easy to find Outlast gel from pretty much any store. If you’re not sure whether you’ll like a scent or the gel, you can check out the travel section of your favorite retailer to see if they’ve got the sample. Or you can head over to the Secret site and request a sample of either the Clear Gel or Invisible Solid. You can also pay the shipping fee to get a trial size of the new Destinations collection, which has scents inspired by international spots.

Get your free sample here!

Mine came with a sample tube of Olay facial cleanser, which I’ve already tried and loved.

Thanks to BzzAgent for giving me the chance to try out another scent of Secret Outlast Clear Gel.

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Dial Rewards

Date Mon, July 20 2015

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know that I recently joined Dial Rewards. This is a specific rewards program from Dial, where you can complete activities for points that you can then use to enter sweepstakes and contests. If it sounds a lot like, say, Swagbucks, that’s because it is.

Registration is super easy with your email. It takes a matter of seconds, and you’ll have to check your inbox for a message with a verification link. It was less than two minutes and I was browsing Dial Rewards all signed in.

Register with Dial Rewards

Register with Dial Rewards

The UI is incredibly easy to use because it’s so straight-forward. Dial provided me with a code to earn 500 points, and there’s an entry form for codes on the top of every page. You can get points, too, with the following code: 0T2ZM.

Dial Rewards enter code

Dial Rewards enter code

According to the site, Dial will be releasing codes via their social media pages and newsletter. You might want to follow them on Facebook and Twitter if you’re interested in the rewards program.

Earning Points with Dial Rewards

With my daily sign-in and the code, I already had over 500 points. Next, it was time to see what type of activities I could participate in. I hopped over to the “Earn Points” page and watched 3 or so short videos and participated in five “surveys.” I am always hesitant because surveys are my least favorite of all those ways to earn points, but there were all a single question long. I’m not sure if there might be longer surveys in the future, but I definitely didn’t mind. Currently, all the surveys ask about Dial products and the rewards program.

Earn points with Dial Rewards

Earn points with Dial Rewards

Another way you can earn points is by sharing your personalized link to the people you know. You can earn 2,000 points for every person you invite who successfully registers, but there’s a cap at 6,000 points. Obviously, inviting three people isn’t a very difficult goal, so I wonder if this might be a daily limit?

I can also see that I’ll be able to earn rewards in the future by using coupons, but that’s not an option currently available. It would also make sense that purchasing Dial products would earn us rewards, and that’s definitely something I would recommend. Some sort of fun game might also work well.

I’ve currently participated in every activity available in the Dial Rewards program, which netted me over 7,000 points total. It was pretty effortless. With that said, I hope more activities become available soon; otherwise, I will spend all my earnings and have no reason to sign in again! When compared to other reward sites, Dial Rewards seems pretty slim. I hope it’s just because it’s so new.

Spending Your Dial Rewards Points

Spending points is just as easy as earning them within the system. Head to the “Spend Points” tab and you’ll see different ways to spend them. Right now, I have eight options split into “Instant Win” or “Sweepstakes.” I immediately tried my hand at winning Amazon gift cards instantly. You’ll select the instant win, agree to the terms, and hit “Play Now.” If you win, I assume you’ll see it. I haven’t yet.

You can only try each instant win a specific number each day before you have to stop.  In just two days, I’ve entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card (win $50 here!) 20 times and a $10 Panera gift code 15 times, respectively. This means I’ve have to click 40 times just for the Amazon card alone. I think there is some way this could be a little more fun as we’re waiting for the page to reload.

Sweepstakes end on a specified date, so you can really rack up the entries. For example, you can enter to win $1,000 in cash for 100 points per entry, and you can type in the number of entries in the form. This makes it less time consuming than the instant win prizes.

Sweepstakes on Dial Rewards

Sweepstakes on Dial Rewards

I do like that both options have a button for you to edit your contact information to ensure you’ll be notified correctly if you win. I hope that we will eventually be able to spend our points on more guaranteed wins — perhaps a coupon, gift card special gift or even Dial products. Otherwise, we’re going to be wasting time and energy with little chances of reward.  It doesn’t need to be something big, but being able to trade in points for gift cards like you can with MyPoints or Swagbucks would be great!

So far, the site works well, but I am excited to see it grow. Sign up for Dial Rewards here and use code 0T2ZM to get your first 500 points free!

Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Date Thu, July 16 2015

Amazon Back To School

Sponsor: Your Life After 25

Host: Canada US Win and Save

Although it feels like Summer just started it’s almost time to get back to school. Its sad to start thinking about it but summer really is half over! Before you know it you need to get all the school clothes, supplies and don’t forget all the extra’s that they “think” they need!

I’m definitely one of the people who can’t believe that the shelves in stores are filling up with notebooks, pencils and other back-to-school goodies, but the time you have left to buy will disappear before you know it!

Even if you don’t have kids, back to school time is a great time to score deals on brightly-colored housewares and space-saving items targeted toward students living in college dorms.

And you don’t have to limit your search to local stores because Amazon has plenty of options, too. Starting with Prime Day, where Prime members can save 10% on most items and get secret lightning deals, the savings will roll in.

Your Life After 25 is offering fans a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift card to get started on that Back To School shopping!

Share A Fun Memory About This Summer Or A Reason You Can’t Wait For The Kids To Go Back To School…I can’t wait to hear them!

Giveaway Rules:

  • USA AND Canada 18+
  • ends August 15, 2015
  • one person per household
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  • winner has 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Your Life After 25 Back To School Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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#MinionsCelebrate Giveaway – Win $500 from Birthday Express!

Date Thu, July 16 2015

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Minions fans, have we got a giveaway for you! Birthday Express is hosting a #MinionsCelebrate Giveaway where you have the chance to win up to $500 in party product! All you need to do is post a photo of your family celebrating Minion-style to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram with the hashtag #MinionsCelebrate and you’ll be entered!

Get your entry in now because this giveaway closes on 7/31/15. Each week through the end of the giveaway, a winner will be selected.