Thanks-Giveaway!

So ready for the holidays! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Check out my giveaway from my Etsy shop, Rompadomp, for a chance to win some prizes that you can either keep for yourself or share with a loved one! Thanks-Giveaway

Click here to enter!

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Sunday Spins: Finding the Right Hoop + Giveaways

Welcome to Sunday Spins! A weekly post where I share the hoop love — hope you guys enjoy!

This week I wanted to share some slightly different content. I realized while looking back at my Sunday Spins that I never showed you to how to select a hoop that fits your needs! Maybe now that you’ve been introduced to all the benefits and observed others spreading the hoop love you’ll want to try it out for yourself! This week the amazing Deanna Love, creator of HoopLovers, made a very informative introduction to hoop sizes that you can view here:

Now that you know more about what hoop you should look into, here are some free giveaways that are currently open! Just click the pictures to transfer to the sites to enter!

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What do you think about the giveaways I found? Will you enter them? Does Deanna’s video inspire you to get your own hoop that suits your preferred style? ‘Til next week, hoopers! xo

Fourth of July Printables Roundup

I love summer holidays! After celebrating my birthday at the end of last month, I have been mentally preparing myself for the Fourth of July for the past week! The Fourth of July is such a fun holiday that brings everyone together to enjoy good summer food and entertainment. Spice up your celebration with some cute and festive printables that I’ve been checking out lately:

Fourth-of-July-Printables

Fig + Cotton | Delightfully Noted

Easy Paper Crafts | Nifty Thrifty Things

What is your favorite part about the Fourth of July?

January Ipsy Glam Bag

I know it’s almost the end of January, but I am just now finally getting around to writing about my January Ipsy Glam Bag! It really was wonderful, and I am a devoted fan all over again. If you love your Birchbox, I strongly encourage you to check out Ipsy – you might even switch over like I did!

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january ipsy glam bag by cutesychelsea featuring makeup brushes

1- Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray (travel size, $6) / 2- Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil (To Go, $14) / 3- Nailtini Straight Up Color Nail Lacquer in Bloody Mary ($13) / 4- Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Mini Body Butter (2.5 oz., $7) / 5- SOHO “Get a Grip” Crease Brush ($9)

I was a little disappointed with the Nailtini polish… very runny. As an Essie fanatic, I’m used to nail polish that delivers rich color without having to apply coat after coat, so I’m not sure I would buy another polish from Nailtini. However, the color is gorgeous!
The crease brush is a little floppy for my taste, although the handle has indentions that make it much easier to hold, so I did like that part.
My favorites are the body butter, volumizing hairspray, and argan oil – they have all held up really well over the course of long work days, and they all smell really nice! The argan oil is top notch, making my hair feel shiny and healthy for longer. I used the hairspray collaboratively with a lot of root teasing to achieve awesome volume for my otherwise super flat hair, and the body butter goes on so smooth and easy. Love all three of these products, and I would definitely look into either repeat buying or possibly finding slightly cheaper alternatives by the same companies!
And now for the codes – again, sorry they are so late, but most of them are good through February!

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Promo Codes

  • ‘tini beauty lounge– 30% off any purchase (through 2/28/13)- code: ipsystar
  • Josie Maran– 15% off any purchase of $45 or more (through 1/31/13)- code: IPSY15
  • Pacifica– 20% off any purchase (through 2/15/12)- code: beauty 20
  • Sexy Hair– $5 off any purchase of $25 or more of Sexy Hair products (through 2/5/13)- code: 70950
  • SOHO– $3 off any SOHO Makeup Brushes (through 2/7/13)

Printable Valentines Coming Soon!

Get ready for a cute set of animal-themed Valentines coming out later this week! I hope you love whoo I picked as much as I do! haha

Hopefully I will also be finalizing my January Ipsy glam bag post as well, so look for that to come out as well!

December Ipsy Glam Bag: Switching from Birchbox

I never got around to writing a blog post about my November Birchbox… I was just really disappointed with the products I was getting. I didn’t feel as though the samples were matching up well with the types of products I was hoping to try. After a little bit of research, I found the Ipsy Glam Bag service, which is very similar to Birchbox. Both only cost $10 a month, but the products are completely different. For one, every Glam Bag comes in an actual travel bag that you can use to store beauty products on the go. Another great aspect of the Glam Bag service is that you take a quiz to help them customize your samples to better suit your interests. This was the major appeal for me — I just got my Ipsy Glam Bag today, and I am already super excited about continuing my subscription with them!december ipsy glam bag
Maybe you know a lot about makeup, but maybe you don’t. Overall, I’m a lot more impressed with the quality of these products as well as the brands sampled. In addition to all of these great items, they also included a $20 promo code to be used at Just Fab and deals for each sampled company’s store (below). Although I haven’t had the chance to use all of the products yet, I have a feeling I’m going to love all of them!

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Promo Codes

  • Be a Bombshell Cosmetics– 30% off any purchase (through 12/31/12)- code: IPSY30
  • Just Fab– $20 off any purchase by new members (through 1/31/13)- code: IPSYFAB
  • Mai Couture– 20% off any purchase (through 1/15/13)- code: IPSY1212
  • Mirabella Beauty– 30% off any purchase (through 1/31/13)- code: ipsy
  • NYX Cosmetics-30% any Loose Pearl Shadow (through 2/1/13)- code: IPSYDUST
  • Urban Decay– receive a deluxe travel bag filled with luxury samples with a $25 purchase (through 12/31/12)- code: ipsy

Free Printable Bible Verse Advent Calendar

Bible Verse Advent Calendar

click on the image to view & download the pdf

Contains:

  • (2) 8.5 x 11″ pdfs

Preparation:

In order to “reveal” the Bible verses each day, you will have to cut around 3 sides of each numbered square so that they can be folded over like a tab. (I recommend leaving the top side of the squares uncut, but you can do it however you like.) Next, attach the two pieces of paper together (the tree image on top of the Bible verses) by using a little glue in each of the corners, making sure not to glue the tabs. Now place it on any wall where you want to countdown to Christmas — great for kids & adults alike! Drop me a comment if you use my advent calendar, I’d love to know what you think!