As mentioned in the "Author" section, I'll be sharing frugal tips from the internet (and my own experiences). I'll mention when something I've tried works or doesn't. I'll also include cheap recipes that I stumble across (though as I'm a Vegetarian, chances are most/all of my recipes will be meatless).
I get free samples often, and belong to a couple of feedback sites. Whenever I try new products, I'll happily give an HONEST review (so, if any of you companies out there want a review, contact me and send a product for me to try).
I'll also mention some of the "work at home" pages that I've tried, and whether or not I've gotten paid yet.
I want to start with two reviews. Firstly, Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters. I got a small bag of these (Berry Medley Flavors) from Crowdtap. After reading the ingredient list, I have to say I was a bit hesitant. They sounded like they wouldn't taste very good. I was wrong! These things are delicious. Sweet, but not too sweet. Crunchy. Chocolatey. I'm not going to lie, I ate half the bag before I could stop myself. I fully plan to search these out.
Okay, the other thing I wanted to review....I hosted a Facebook Jamberry party. I got a free "Accent Sheet", , which I assume means you're supposed to put them over your own polish (or maybe I just have wider fingernails. I DO always have a hard time with press-ons...lol.). Because I needed to try them out and report back to the "party", I just put them on without any colour underneath. It really was easy. I cleaned my nails with rubbing alcohol (I was later told to use 91% instead of the lower percentage I'd used), heated each Jam with my blow dryer, applied it to the nail and pressed it on, trimmed it, reheated and pressed again, filed downward, and I had a set of nail art! Now, you might ask how they've held up. Well, after about 24 hours, there was a bit of wear around the edges of some of the nails. I'm VERY hard on my nails, especially during winter months when I'm constantly baking something (and thus washing my hands and/or dishes). With polish, by 24 hours in, I would've been repairing chips. So slight edge wear was perfectly acceptable. And I've been told that "edge wear is a result of over-filing"...which could very well be. Five days after applying, I just did the ONE thing that's guaranteed to destroy my nails: took down the decorations. Between the fake tree branches and the duct tape I have to use to hold up lights (regular tape just won't stick for some reason), any polish I have on is usually beyond repair. Except one for nick from an ornament hanger, the Jams looked the same after all that as they did before I started. It's now been a week, and I still have the Jams on. There's a little bit more edge wear (and obviously the nick is still there), but unless you're REALLY looking, they still look perfect. If you're interested:
1. Go to http://stacisjams.jamberrynails.net
2. Click shop
3. Fill your cart
4. Check Connie's party at checkout (as long as it's up....)