Saturday, April 18, 2009

An Exciting Shopping Trip!

Ok so since I have decided to update my blog more often, I am doing a review on a hair "detailer" that I picked up yesterday at TJ MAXX.

My husband, daughter and I went out on a little shopping trip yesterday before I had to go to work, and as I was browsing the shelves in the beauty department of TJ MAXX (you can find some totally awesome deals! I picked up a giant bottle of bigsexyhair spray for only 6.99!!! *regular price at target 17.99*), I came across this tiny hair straightener. It came in light pink, fuschia, and hot pink and zebra striped. I was totally intrigued by this thing. It is like 1/2" and is as long as..idk..a pen maybe? it was so small & pretty (and cheap at only 19.99!) I couldn't help but by it in fuschia.

So I get into the car with my husband (his name is michael for future reference), and my daughter (Giovanna), and I immediately tore the package open. (This is not my picture, I found it on ebay) This thing, is so awesome, I told michael I was blogging as soon as I got home. (that didn't happen, buttt, forgive me I shopped longer than expected and then had work!) Michael has a converter in his car, that plugs into the outlets, and conveniently had it with us..don't ask why because I don't know! lol, so I plugged it in, it was at full heat in 45 SECONDS! so I started trying out the different styles the package said it could do. I got perfect flips, little baby curls, perfectly straight sections, and it was REALLY great for all my little baby hairs that have decided to grow out recently.

I am definitely going back to buy more of them to give to my friends! Sooo, if you have a TJ MAXX near you, definitely stop in and grab one!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Product Review

So this is a product review, however it is not a regular product review. This review is on an electronic money counting jug! I am pretty OCD about where things go, and making sure things are in their place, so when my husband comes home from work and tosses his spare change wherever he pleases, it really rubs me the wrong way. I am also really big on saving up spare change, an old friend of mine used to literally throw spare change away. It blew my mind! Money is money no matter what form it is!

Well, about two weeks ago, I was visiting my parents, and saw that my dad had a coin counting jug. I had thought about getting one in the past but never wanted to spend the $16+ on one that I didn't love. So I started browsing google images for pink coin counting jugs. I had seen one on before, so I was really searching for something similar..well, I came across this hot pink electronic coin counting jug on another bloggers page, and I was instantly in love with it. She had found it on and also target has it as well. Seeing as it was a few dollars cheaper, and being a huge bargain hunter, I went for the QVC one. When all was said and done, the total came out to $25.01 with shipping and tax. A lot pricier than I had expected, but I loved it and really couldn't stop thinking about it.

The shipping said that it would be delivered tomorrow (friday), so imagine my surprise when I came home last night to see a box from QVC on my front porch! It was my money jug!

I was so excited that while my husband unpacked our sleeping daughter from the car, I ran inside with my purse to go open it and start putting the coins in. I was expecting (after reading the reviews) that the coins wouldn't be recognized as the right amount, and since my dads also read the coins wrong, I was slightly worried. Well, this thing read EVERY coin EXACTLY as it should.

Long story short, I sat there putting each and every coin I could find into this jug and ended up with over $100!! Thats a small trip to the salon! or a new pair of shoes! or a third of my car payment!

Although it cost a little more than I would have liked, I think all in all it's worth every penny and I plan to buy more of them as gifts!