Beauty That Fits My Budget

 

As a teenager, my mom would give my sister and I a couple of bucks so we could go shopping and get us something we wanted. It’s funny how different we were and still are from each other. My sister would go to certain stores that she liked and that were really expensive. She would walk out of the store with that one single item that costed her all her money.

I, on the other hand, would go treasure hunting in a bunch of different stores or a store I knew that had the kind of stuff I liked and I would walk out with bags and bags full of good items that fit the same budget she had. We had so much fun and laughed together at how different our shopping experiences were, yet we both enjoyed it.

‘Till this day, we’re still the same way…

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About a year and a half ago, when I was living in Concord, California, a friend of mine introduced me to The Grocery Outlet as an awesome store to find discount groceries. I loved it and started buying most of our groceries there. By going there weekly, I started browsing around their aisles and ended up discovering they not only are an incredible grocery bargain store, but to go treasure hunting for health and beauty care products as well.

They have amazing deals on brand-name beauty products as well as some new finds!!! From daily moisturizers to makeup items.

In my treasure hunt, as I used to do with my sister, I was able to walk out of the Grocery Outlet with a huge bag full of Health and Beauty Care products, without going a dime over my $30 budget.

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Xtra Care – Advanced Lubricating Moisturizing Lotion – $0.99

Can you believe that? Ha

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Olay – Powered Contour Cleansing System/ Shine Minimizing Cleanser – A complete cleansing system for only $7.99

It works perfectly for a thorough cleansing of the face, removing all impurities around the T-zone, hair line and nose. I was amazed by how the little brush is able to reach the hardest tiny spots.

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Neutrogena – Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer/SPF 30 – $7.99

It acts like a foundation. It’s not a clear or white moisturizer, but it’s like a BB cream, designed to match your skin tone.

Dead Sea Origins – Hydrating Night Cream – $3.99

Revlon – Liquid Eyeliner $3.99

It looks like a marker, making the application super easy and mess-free.

Rimmel London – Eyeshadow Palette – $2.49

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La Fresh – Waterproof Makeup Remover Wipes – $3.99 

It contains 100 cloths. I’ve never seen any other brand that has such a huge packaging. This was such a positive quality, since I use this ALL THE TIME! Who doesn’t? I wear makeup almost every single day. Also, I love how they’re gentle to my face.

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Method – Foaming Hand Wash – $2.49

I could NOT do an entire shopping trip without getting something for the boys. I could NOT! Haha. Sam is IN LOVE with Mickey Mouse and The Club House. As soon as I saw this, I showed it to him and he was so happy to see it.

When we got home, I said: “Sam, did you like your Mickey Mouse soap?”

He said: “Yes, mommy, but it’s not Mickey Mouse, it’s Minnie Mouse”!… And I thought he would never notice!

Silly me. He outsmarts me every single day.

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Satin Care – Shaving Gel – $0.99

I was able to find some really interesting products, right? Most of them are for my everyday use and some of them I was able to add to my night skincare routine. I tried some of them out for the first time in the video, but I have been using them for a couple of days now and they are Ah-MA-ZING!

The Dead Sea Hydrating Nigh Cream is thick and consistent and you can feel how moisturizing it is to the face.

If you’ve never looked at the Grocery Outlet as a place to go shopping for your Health and Beauty products, maybe it’s time to give it a change and discover how cost effective and fun it can be.

Check out your local Grocery Outlet weekly Circular so you can find out what’s in store and download a A 20% DISCOUNT in their Health and Beauty Care products.

It will only be available until June 20th, so don’t miss out.

Now… How do you like to shop? Are you more like my sister, who goes that one place or are you like me, who enjoy to go treasure hunting and come back home feeling accomplished with a huge bag of products and savings? I’d love to hear that in the comments.

Love,

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How To Be A Guilt-free Mom During Mealtime

I was never the healthiest person on Earth, but I’m also not the kind of person who will eat fried food and burgers everyday.

I love eating and I don’t like to restrict myself from certain types of food. I think if we find a balance, we can be healthy without totally banishing some much desired foods from our lives.

Also, I believe nowadays food/beverage brands are becoming more and more aware of the need we have for healthier foods and drinks.

For example, Sam is IN LO-VE with juices, but they are so high in sugar and don’t provide as much nutrients as fruits. That’s why I only started giving them to him once in a while, when he turned 1 year old. Even now that he’s almost 3 years old, I wouldn’t let him have juice every time he asked.

Recently, though I found out about SaladPower, a juice that is low in sugar, full of vitamins and easy to bring on-the-go. I was soooooo excited to see that there is the possibility of making my son happy without compromising on health. Not only that, but I too can have a much wanted drink without feeling guilty about it.

We went for a picnic at the park and I brought the juice along with instead of a water bottle or a juice that was high on sugar. We could enjoy it and have fun all while being guit-free!

I also love to drink it at lunch time. I’m one of those people who have to have a drink with their meal and SaladPower is perfect for that.

 

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I loved SaladPower so much that I asked them to provide us with a discount code and they not only did that, but they shared a 50% OFF discount code: “ISABEL“. It’s only good for the first 10 people who use it, so c’mon over to SaladPower to get this amazing offer on their 12 or 4 packs.

This post is sponsored by Salad Power, but all opinions shared here are 100% my own.

I’d love to hear what you do to be guit-free during meal time!

 

Love,

 

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Baby Mealtime Made Easier

Daniel is turning 9 months old today and I couldn’t be happier with his development and all the milestones this little guy has been achieving. He’s been loving to stand up since he was 7 months old (at first, held by us and now all by himself). It’s so amazing to watch those little humans grow up and learn all sorts of new things.

I remember when I started feeding him solids… He made the weirdest face and would NOT open his mouth anymore at all. I would think: “How on earth am I going to feed this baby solids if he doesn’t cooperate with me and at least open his mouth?”.

I knew from experience feeding him solids would take time, but didn’t think it would take SO long. It was not until we came back from our 25 day vacation to Brazil, that he started eating more and more kinds of veggies each day (with no need to add bananas, something I had been doing in order for him to at least have a few spoons of his veggies).

Now, 3 months later from his very first spoon, he absolutely loves food even more so than he loves his bottle! Can you believe that? He eats all kinds of veggies, fruits and meats and he already got started feeding himself. The downside of self-feeding though, we all know, is the huge mess left on the table, floor and their clothes for us to clean up.

I’m so glad I got to try out the new and improved Gerber® pouches, the Gerber® Smart Flow™. They have a molded spout with customizable flow control like no other, that helps get more food in baby’s tummy than everywhere to be cleaned up later! Whoop whoop!



I was so excited to hear about this and even more to try it out and see how little of a mess was left behind after mealtime. We chose the Apple, Mango & Strawberry flavor and it was a total success!

Look how Gerber® has managed to turn a mealtime #PouchFail into a #PouchWin:






 

Grab yourself a COUPON so you too can start having a stress free and mess free mealtime with baby/toddler. The Gerber® Smart Flow™ can be purchased at your local Krogers or Ahold. I hope you love discovering this as much as we did!

 

Love,

 

Isabel