Thursday, August 28, 2014

How To Get #CashBack, Promo Codes, and Coupons using Ebates for your #OnlineShopping (Video)



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose would like to introduce you to a great site for getting cash back, promo codes, and coupons, to save money on your online shopping. I just found out about Ebates and they even sent me a little extra gift for using them to save money on my recent online shopping purchase. 


Ebates Coupons and Cash BackThe holidays, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, will be here before we know it. Make sure that you are getting all of the cash back opportunities that you can this year. Why give all of your money away when there is an opportunity with Ebates to keep some of it in your pocket. Give them a try and see what you think! 

My Ebates Product Review (Video)
To use them, it's absolutely free and they actually pay you each month...see my product review, in this video below.


Get Started with Ebates Here!

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not contacted by Ebates to do this product review. These are 100% my own opinion after using them for my personal online shopping needs. This post uses the tell-a-friend link to share the online cash back site for Ebates. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#WinnerAnnounced! First Things First Moonpie Prize Pack #Giveaway! Open to US. Ends: August 20, 2014, 1200AM/EST



Congratulations to our 
First Things First Moonpie Prize Pack Winner 
Paula M. 

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to invite you to enter this First Things First Moonpie Giveaway, spotlighting the importance of strengthening the family and spending more time with them. The summer is coming to a close, but even as we soon approach the holiday rush, we will celebrate even more good times with the ones we love. This also allows time for husbands and wives to connect even more with each other, away from the daily work and children responsibilities.

About First Things First

  • First Things First (FTF) is an award winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • FTF is a resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups and individuals.
  • FTF accomplishes it mission through meaningful media messaging and skill building classes.

In this short clip below, First Things First - Date Your Spouse, it shares how dating after marriage, connecting, and the simple touch with your spouse, creates a newness in you both. This also expands into other parts of your life throughout the year. The summer may be coming to a close real soon, but how about surprising your wife or husband with a last minute get-away, a picnic, a walk in the park with flowers, or a hike and candlelit dinner? 

You have lots of great ideas floating around in that head of yours, so let's see what you've got.





Here are more First Things First Videos to Watch!

Save Your Marriage - http://firstthings.org/fm/learn/courses/course/fight-for-your-marriage/page/intro
Lost in Translation - http://firstthings.org/fm/learn/courses/course/lost-in-translation/page/intro
Daddy/Daughter Relationships -http://firstthings.org/fm/learn/courses/course/daddy-daughter/page/relationships
Dad's Way- http://firstthings.org/fm/learn/courses/course/dads-way/page/intro
Date Your Spouse**- http://firstthings.org/fm/learn/courses/course/dating-your-spouse/page/intro
Now...

First Things First 
Moonpie Prize Pack Giveaway

All Entrants Please Note: Each household is only eligible to win One (1) First Things First Moon Pie Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one (1) entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

One (1) Winner will receive a PRIZE PACK of:
  • His and Hers MoonPie T-shirts (2 Large T-shirts) 
  • 2 Boxes of MoonPies

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BzzAgent Unboxing and #ProductReview for #Luvsome Indoor Formula Cat Food (VLog Inside)






Luvsome Indoor Formula Cat Food Review

I have 2 cat-roomies, living with me. My 4 year old cat, Sonia and my 14 year old, Theodore (Theo for short). I have to watch Theo's diet because he can gain weight fast, which causes him to breathe heavily. So, when trying Luvsome, I looked for their Indoor Formula cat food. My cats are both indoor cats and it's important to me that they get a well-balanced diet. 

It was recommended to mix some current food with the new brand of food, but I just happened to run out of their current food when the Luvsome coupons arrived in my BzzAgent kit. So, I gave both cats the Luvsome Indoor Formula cat food one morning on its own. Before I knew it, Theo was digging in and I mean eating like a mad-man. He definitely put into action the saying, "Now You See It, Now You Don't". He is definitely a fan! 

On the other hand, my 4 year old cat took a little longer, in the day, to try the new food. She did eventually come around and now eats it throughout her day. She's a slow-eater anyway though. 


Want A Coupon?
I will mail you one of each (while supplies last) of the coupons I have below for free. I have cats so that's why I only have these. Send me a request on my Contact Me form HERE or above. 

I have (3) coupons for: 

  • Save $1.00 on the purchase of ONE (1) Luvsome Dry Cat Food, 3.5lb bag, any variety (Expires: September 01, 2014)
  • Save $1.00 on the purchase of SEVEN (7) cans Luvsome Wet Cat Food, any variety. (Expires: September 01, 2014) -- Note: I am still trying to find this product in my Ralphs in Los Angeles, but it may be at the Kroger in your area.




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Let me know how your cat or dog enjoys Luvsome wet and dry foods in a comment below!



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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on #Manicure Video Review



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose received a 'Thank you' pair of Broadway Nails called imPRESS Press-on manicure nails. I decided to wear them to see how they would check out. They last for 1 week, so give them a try if you're into these types of nails.

Below is my YouTube video review for these particular nails. These nails can be found in your local drugstore, online, or in Walmart or Target. 




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Monday, June 30, 2014

California Naturel Skin Care Products #Review



Disclaimer: The skin care products mentioned in this review were provided by California Naturel for testing purposes. The opinions of each product are 100% my own. Your results and/or experiences may vary.



Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to personally experience the premium natural skin care products of California Naturel, a local company based in Sausalito, California. They pride themselves on using some of the purest, luxurious, and active ingredients found in nature. 

As you know, I have a pretty simple morning and night routine, so after reviewing their website and the ingredients in their skin care products, I thought that I would see if I could add anything else to my current line up of products.


The Skin Care Product Review

The overall package arrived in good shape. The items were nestled in the box very well with a shredded, green, heavy card stock. I really liked the personalized, handwritten card, sharing their enthusiasm for me reviewing their products. I found that personal touch to be very special. 






After taking an overall look at the products, in their own packaging and reading the ingredients, I decided to use the Gentle Cleansing Gel first.


The Gentle Cleansing Gel removes makeup and impurities from the face without drying the skin. 

Natural Ingredients Include: Organic Aloe Vera and Organic Soapberry

"I first noticed the smell, which was a little citrus and airy in a way, but pleasant. It was a thin-textured gel to the touch. The directions instructed me to wet my face, first, then lather my skin with the Gentle Cleansing Gel. It lathered quickly and easily on my skin. It left no soapy residue and washed away quickly as well. I left it on my face for a half of a minute, just to let it work a little more into my face. The lather began to dissolve so I decided to rinse the product off at that point. I used this product for 5 days straight to get a real sense of the product and was very pleased with it. I am actually still using it twice a day as instructed. It did not irritate my skin or dry it out so I would recommend this product for you to try as well."


The next product I used after cleaning my face, morning and night, was the Balancing Complex.


The Balancing Complex is an all natural moisturizer for combination to oily and sensitive skin types.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Argan, Borage, Olive and Jojoba oils

"On first contact with this particular moisturizer, I did notice that it was lighter to the touch. Although the ingredients share that it was made of oils, I didn't feel oily on my face after using it. It appeared to absorb evenly into my skin. I used it for 2 out of my 5 days of testing. I tend to have dry to normal skin so this was okay for me. For long-term use though, I would have to go with the other cream-based moisturizer, which seemed to satisfy my skin type better, throughout the day."


Speaking of California Naturel's cream-based moisturizer, I used it for three days of the 5 day testing after cleaning my face each time with the Gentle Cleansing Gel. It's called their Nourishing Cream.


The Nourishing Cream offers hydration, antioxidants and cell renewal, for dry to normal, and most sensitive skin types. 

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Alfalfa Extract and Olive Leaf Extract

"The cream was richer and white in color. It spread on evenly throughout the areas of my face. I could immediately see the glow and the radiance of my skin increasing even more throughout my day. I didn't wear foundation everyday, so this product was the only thing I wore to moisturize and protect my skin. I was very pleased with its performance on my skin. I would recommend this to any who has dry to normal skin because it doesn't leave you feeling greasy, but well moisturized for a full day."


The final two products I received was a lip balm SPF 8 and sunscreen SPF 30.



The Lip Balm SPF 8 protects from environmental damage, moisturizes, and provides antioxidants and SPF sunscreen protection.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Glacial Oceanic Minerals, Shea Butter, and Pomegranate Extract

"I was initially surprised by its thickness and how white it was when I rolled it onto my lips. I took my finger and continued to rub the product into my lips to blend it in. It had a light, fruity, taste, which was nice. Overall, it took some getting used to. Every time I used it during the 5 days of testing, I seemed to dab it on, then rub it in between my lips. It did create a moisturizing barrier, but it was a bit too heavy in consistency for me to use for the long-term."



The Sunscreen SPF 30 provides a non-oily, all natural experience. It protects from UVA and UVB rays and increases skin-hydration.

Some of the Natural Ingredients Include: Shea Butter, Pomegranate Extract, and Marigold Flower Extract

"This sunscreen was pretty thick to the touch and rubbed on white. I really had to rub it in to get it blended into my skin. However, once it was well-blended, it created a nice moisturizing look. On contact with the sun, while out and about, I notice that my skin was glowing and well-hydrated. This sunscreen has a similar thickness, white color, and consistency of some of its competitors. Since I have tried another brand of sunscreen recently, it was difficult for me to go back to a thicker brand of sunscreen. I appreciated the SPF 30 protection that it provided and how it protects from UVA and UVB rays, but its consistency was too thick for my liking."


Overall, my experience with California Naturel products were positive. I would definitely recommend that you try some of their products for yourself. You never know which product will be your new favorite, hot, item. All natural products are better for our skin and can only become apart of a bigger audience if we continue to use and share them with others. 

So, I invite you to learn more about California Naturel, try their products, and share your testimonials with them, on social media, at the links provided below.








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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ #Review



Disclaimer: This is a product review 100% of my own personal experience. Your results with this product may vary. 


Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose knows how that 'time of the month' for some ladies can be a nuisance, especially if you're an active mom or businesswoman. So when you have your next episode or time of the month, I suggest giving Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™ with Odor Shied technology a try.




I was provided a complimentary box to test out from Influenster, just in time for my episode. How convenient! Here's my personal review of the product below:

"Now, I know that we all have different flow strengths when it comes to our monthly cycles. I, on the other hand seem to stay pretty average or Normal, so the Regular Absorbency worked for me throughout my cycle. I was already familiar with Playtex Sport Regular Light Absorbency tampons, which were also great at protecting me. So, I was okay with trying these, HOWEVER, I was a little leery of the 'light scent' on a tampon. In the end, it didn't bother me, I didn't notice the scent, and it didn't take away from the purpose of the tampon.
I do keep a busy schedule on a weekly basis, so when it is my time of the month, I depend on leakage protection and comfort in my tampon. I have to be active and alert when working with senior citizens, so the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons worked well with my busy job. I tend to do a lot of moving around and having to lift and turn as well. I also like to take yoga/tai chi classes during the week, so protection is HUGE, when using a tampon. 
I would use them again and recommend them to my friends. Grade A, for comfort and protection."

You can find Playtex® Sport® Fresh Balance™, in your local drugstores, supermarkets and deparment stores (Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc.) -- approximate price $3.99 - $4.99



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