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Give Your loved Ones Healthy Essentials this Holiday

While you’re shopping for the latest tech, fashion, and jewelry gifts to give your loved ones this holiday, don’t forget about the essentials, the health and wellness products that will keep them happy and healthy as we enter flu season, and the weather gets colder. Having healthy essentials is  absolutely necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. These are the personal care products that keep us going, from some of our favorite brands. Thanks to the wonderful team at Caravan Stylist Studio, we were introduced to Johnson & Johnson’s newly created HealthyEssentials.com website which provides tips and tricks on how to care for our loved ones, must-have Johnson & Johnson products all in one place, and monthly savings on those products, thanks to the available printable coupons.

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Whether you’re looking for holiday gift sets or stocking stuffers, know that these very useful, healthy essentials make excellent gifts. Who doesn’t need products such as Aveeno Skin relief Hand Cream, Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Listerine Pocketpaks Oral Care Strips, Band-Aid Brand Star Wars Band-Aids, Johnson’s Baby Products, and ROC Daily Resurfacing Disks, to name a few.

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As we stated, the website also provides everyday tips you can add to your daily routine to start your journey on a healthy lifestyle. The tips are segmented to help you get through your day. Some of these tips include how to enjoy a sneeze free holiday season, tips for fighting puffiness, proper wound care, foods to feed your heart, ways your diet can affect your sleep, and much more. So whether you’re looking for flawless holiday makeup, allergy help, great deals on everyday, healthy essentials, or ways to stay healthy throughout the season, visit the HealthyEssentials.com website for everything you will need this season and beyond.

We’re all set to be as healthy as we can this season. How are you keeping yourself healthy this season?

Save Big on Great Deals & Steals with Groupon Coupons

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

As someone who follows a somewhat stringent budget, we are always on the lookout for great deals. Our desire to shop is always much larger than what’s in our allowed spending budget, so snagging deals is an absolute must. Luckily when it comes to get savings at some of our favorite stores, we don’t have to go crazy searching for deals. Thanks to Groupon, the deals literally are one click away.

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Groupon recently partnered with 8,500 national retailers to launch Groupon Coupons, which allows you to enjoy all of their amazing deals, without having to register or purchase anything up front. Through this wonderful new service, Groupon has collected and curated over 55,000 coupons and promo codes from some of our (and your) favorite fashion and beauty stores like JCPenney, Express, Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Kohl’s. need more than just fashion and beauty? Groupon has great deals from Expedia, Nike, and VistaPrint, and many others as well. In the mood for a sweet snack? Snag the coupon for the M &M website. Need to get away this weekend, check out the deals from CheapOair, Hertz, and Hotels.com. With over 76,000 free coupons from 9,040 stores, the savings possibilities are endless.

Groupon makes it incredibly easy to find the deals you’re looking for, you can either check out their “Today’s Top Coupons and Offers”, or search for your favorite retailers to see what they’re offering. Current deals that have us excited so far (there are so much more savings to see and take advantage of) are the extra 20% off Macy’s Annual clearance, the 20% off Coupon at JCPenney, and the Free beauty product offerings from Sephora. All this was available to us without having to do anything but log on to www.groupon.com/coupons.

If your budget is anything like mine, or you just love a great deal, bookmark Groupon Coupons and get your savings on. Your budget will thank you. Now excuse us while we continue browsing, there are a few items at Sephora calling our name.

Try These #CarefreeChallenge Tips to Keep Your Beauty Routine Fresh & Win

This post is sponsored by Carefree® #CarefreeChallenge, however all opinions are all my own.

Sometimes a humid summer day or a dry, stuffy office can completely ruin your makeup, so it’s important to take preventative steps keep your beauty looking, and remaining fresh. Just as Carefree® Acti-Fresh Liners keeps you fresh and confident every day with their comfortable absorbency and discreet 8-hour protection, we’re sharing tips for you to try for 30 days on how you can keep your makeup fresh and flawless.

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Are you ready for the Carefree Challenge? Are you ready to try their beauty, style, lifestyle, and idea tips for 30 days of freshness? If you answered yes, then we challenge you to try the following beauty tips that has served us well in keeping our beauty routine fresh.

  • Exfoliate Your Skin – simply washing your face doesn’t get rid of all the buildup that gets trapped in your pores. A gentle exfoliant will ensure your face is a clean canvas. Don’t forget to moisturize.
  • Prime Your Makeup – whether in lotion or spray form (we prefer a primer spray because its super light, won’t clog your pores, and applies in seconds), a makeup primer is a great base to smooth makeup application that lasts longer without caking….that includes lips and eyes
  • Set Your Makeup – just as important as using a primer, topping off your stunning face canvas with a makeup finishing spray is a must to prevent makeup fading and meltdown….yes again, even on lipstick. The result is a fresher look for longer.
  • Chill Out – sometimes your stuffy office or overly humid weather can dry out your skin and make you look tired, keep a hydrating facial mist in your refrigerator (yes at work too) and mist whenever your skin needs refreshing or you need a pick me up (its great for those boring meetings).
  • Beat the 3PM Slump – an alternative if your skin feels really dried out or tired and a cool mist just won’t do, take a few minutes to wash your face; let your skin breathe and reapply your makeup (you will find yourself using less makeup) for a midday pick-me-up
  • Gloss It Up – believe it or not, lip gloss can go beyond the lips. A quick swipe on the eyelids and cheeks give you a fresh dewy look. Everyone will think you just came from the spa. A creme blush works just as well.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate – water is essential for flushing out the impurities that can pollute the skin. try mixing it up by adding slices of fresh fruit to your water (go beyond cucumber and try ginger, oranges and/or strawberries). Another alternative is drinking tea such as Burdock root, Sassafras, and Red Clover, they’re all great skin clearing teas.
  • Blot it Out – blotting sheets are a staple in my beauty bag. Sometimes you can’t escape the shine of your t-zone. A few pats and the extra shine is gone. The key is to look dewy, not shiny.
  • Full Steam Ahead – a little steam goes a long way to opening up your pores for products to be more effective, especially after a long day outside surrounded with dust, dirt and grime. after you wash your face, turn your facet to hot and massage (quick taps with your fingers) your face.
  • Sanitize Your Brushes – one of the most important rules in makeup is having a clean brush. Why wouldn’t you want a clean face free from unwanted bacteria? You can use your facial cleanser or a brush cleaner, as long as the result is a clean brush.
  • Have a Carefree Day – Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners boasts an 8-hour odor control system that keeps you fresh and confident. Challenge yourself to wear one every day for all-day protection.  It’s so thin, you won’t even notice you’re wearing it. Save $1.50 towards your next Carefree® product with this Carefree Coupon.

Implementing a few or all of these tips into your daily routine and committing to it for 30 days as part of Carefree’s 30-Day Freshness Challenge gives you the chance to win prizes daily, and of course get some great tips.

Join Carefree® between Aug.12th, 2014 – Sept. 10th, 2014 at #CarefreeChallenge for tips and ideas on how to stay fresh longer. To join, click on the above link and enter to win a grand prize of $5,000 to renew and refresh your wardrobe. You can also enter to win a $100 gift card for a makeover at a top beauty retailer. Good luck and feel free to share your own beauty tips with us.

Tropicana® Trop50® Innovative Juices – Get Your Coupon

You’ve seen those hilarious commercials with the very funny Jane Krakowski and I know you’re quite familiar with Tropicana and their great tasting juices. Tropicana® Trop50® is an innovative line of juice beverages that got its name the marriage of Tropicana and “50 percent” less sugar and calories, delivering the goodness of fruit juice with no artificial sweeteners.

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It is a perfect way to get into a healthier juice drinking lifestyle. I am actually trying to reduce my sugar intake – my main goal is to drink more water and less soda and other sugar heavy juices but going from high fructose drinks to water is a bit drastic plus I still need my daily dose of vitamins. Each 8-ounce glass of Trop50 squeezes in a full day’s supply of vitamin C and is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin E. I personally am a huge fan of the Trop50® Apple Juice, it’s also available in Orange (No Pulp, Some Pulp and Calcium + Vitamin D), Farmstand Apple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pineapple Mango, Lemonade and Raspberry Lemonade.

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Do you have a resolution you’d like to share, well Trop50® is rewarding you for that. Trop50 True Resolutions celebrates the real reasons behind New Year’s resolutions. Share your secret motivation and you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends. You can even submit incognito with a fierce disguise. Bonus: Whether you submit a resolution or not, you can also enter a sweepstakes to win a $1000 gift card. To enter, click – http://facebook.com/trop50.