Wednesday, June 4, 2014

   I could not be any more in love with this website. Lately, I've been really into trying to get freebies online. Let me tell you, this is the best possible freebie you could get.
   Liketwice is basically an online consignment store that sells name brand clothing. If you've ever been to Plato's Closet, it's a lot like that except you don't have to leave your house. Selling your clothing through this site is really simple, and cost absolutely nothing. You can print off a free shipping label, or have a free bag sent to you to ship the clothes in. After they receive them, they'll make you an offer. The offer can either be accepted in the form of a check or as store credit. If you feel like they aren't offering you enough money, you can always have them ship your clothes back. There is a $5.00 fee to have your clothes returned to you.
   The first time you sign up, you are automatically gifted $10.00 in FREE credits, no strings attached. After you sell clothes, you will also receive another free $10.00 the first time, although you are not obligated to sell to be a member of this site. Also, if that wasn't good enough, if you download their app you will get another free $10.00 credit. How crazy wonderful is that? Even better, your shipping is covered by your credits. A lot of the clothing items are pretty cheap, since they are gently used even though they have some major brand names in stock. When I first signed up I got an Urban Outfitters shirt completely free.. I'm serious.
   Just when you thought this site couldn't get any better, I'm about to prove you wrong. When you sign up you are given a unique URL to use to invite your friends. For every person that signs up under you, you are compensated. There is a slight catch though. When your friends sign up, they have to make a purchase or sell some of their items for you to receive your compensation. What is this compensation you might ask? Another $10.00 credit!! If your mind is blown, I'm right there with you.
   Getting your friends to sign up for this site is remarkably easy. Basically all you have to do is tell them they can get a free name brand piece of clothing, and they're in. It really is that simple. If you haven't checked out Liketwice already, please do. You can even sign up under me, if you're feeling nice! I mean after all, I did just help you get $20.00 in credits.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Kiss Everlasting French Manicure

 You get what you pay for with these nails, which isn't really a bad thing. The kit costs $5.99 at my local Target, compared to $40.00 for an acrylic manicure at the salon.
  I was a little hesitant to try this product at first, because I've never gone the cheap route before. I've been getting my nails done at the salon since I was 13, so it has been a little over 6 years. For me, part of the fun of getting your nails done is being in the salon, listening to the Asian ladies (who are probably talking mad shit about you) talk in another language, smelling the strong intoxicating aroma, and practically bouncing with anticipation as you slowly watch your new nails coming together. Doing it myself at home pretty much took away that magic for me.
  The kit comes with several sizes of nails, a wooden pointy stick that i stayed away from, pink gel glue, and a mini nail file. It took me about 10 minutes total to pick out which nails I wanted to use and to carefully glue them on. Only 1 minute per nail, not too bad! There was no drying time; I immediately had a fresh and hassle free manicure. They were obviously not salon quality, but that was to be expected. I was not embarrassed to wear them, because the nails actually didn't look half bad.
  Overall, I would probably purchase these again if I needed a quick and cheap manicure. It was definitely a lot easier than painting my nails, which I'm horrible at. If you look at the nails up close, they're really not that great, and you can tell I did it myself. However, they do look pretty hot from far away, and definitely in pictures. If I ever have an event where I need some fake nails for a couple of hours and I can only afford to spend six dollars, I'll most likely pick some of these up.
  The only downfall of this product is how long it lasts. After only two days, my nails were popping off right and left. I was disappointed but not surprised. On the bright side, they didn't hurt when they come off, unlike real acrylics. I didn't even have to refile the tops of my nails to smooth them, I was able to just go straight to polish.
  I guess you can say I'm a fan of the Kiss Everlasting French Manicure, because I have a lot more pros than cons. It was really fun to get to try these out, and I look forward to hopefully trying more Kiss items in the future. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.