Saturday, January 31, 2015

25% Off Your FEBRUARY Safari Science Discovery Box!

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Take your kids on a wild and adventurous African Safari with this jam-packed Discovery Box, which includes tons of different Creativity and STEM Science Kits, all designed by experts to build confidence, flex creativity, and make kids smarter. Through scratch art boards and safari stencils, kids will learn about the different types of safari habitats along with some ways animals camouflage themselves. They will also create their own set of safari animal tracking ID cards, explore animal migration with an animal tracking kit, and discover the dangers of quicksand by mixing up a real quicksand pit and "rescuing" African animals from it! 

Get 25% off on February Safari Science Discovery Box with code SAFARI. The order cut-off date to receive this box is February 16 or until supplies last.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fall in Love with ModCloth's Sweetheart Shop

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Want to express your love for standout style this Valentine's Day? ModCloth's Sweetheart Shop is your perfect match! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and garb you'll adore. Don't let these hard-to-find pieces be the ones that got away! 

Shop Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale - Up to 65% Off!

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Need a new project to keep you busy during these winter months? Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale happening right now and you can get up to 65% off all yarn, fabric and kits. You'll find everything you need to start your new designs today! Hurry, offer expires Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 PM MT. Shop Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale now to save! 

Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale – Fabric up to 65% off
Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale – Yarn up to 65% off
Craftsy's Winter Wonders Sale – Kits up to 60% off

Five Ways to Get Better Hair Color

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Coloring your hair is a great way to refresh your look. The more you understand it, the more control you’ll have over the results. Our friends at Madison Reed have five easy tips to get and keep better hair color.

Better Color

1. Just the Roots
Permanent hair color works by opening your hair cuticle, lifting out the current color, and depositing a new one. If you repeat this process over and over on the same hair, it will begin to lose protein and become more porous. This affects how your hair color applications turn out: porous hair will take on a lot of color easily, but not hold on to it well. If your hair gets really dark when you first color and then fades very quickly, you have porous hair.

The best way to prevent this is by only coloring your roots, the new hair growth, after your initial application of a new color or shade. That way, you will avoid reprocessing hair that has already been colored. Wait until you can see a clear band of outgrowth for a more accurate application, about every 3-4 weeks. Overlapping when touching up can cause variations in color. If you’re worried about your roots showing between applications, use Root Touch Up to get great color coverage that lasts from shampoo to shampoo.

To refresh color on your lengths and ends, pull permanent color through your hair every fourth or fifth coloring session. Or you can refresh with semi-permanent color, which corrects tone and acts as a long-lasting stain on hair that has already been opened.

2. Gloss it Up
Semi-permanent color, also known as hair gloss, is a beautiful hair multi-tasker! You can also use clear gloss to deep condition and add light-reflecting shine, or tinted shades to brighten faded color and add shine, tone and dimension. Check out all the new Color Reviving Gloss from Madison Reed - available in 8 great shades.

3. Use it or Lose It
I know what you’re thinking: will I have to throw away all that extra hair color if I only color my roots? This is very important: only mix the developer and color that you are using immediately. Do not keep any color that has been mixed with developer.
When they are mixed together, it sets off a chemical reaction. Mixed color will not be effective, and it can also be dangerous to store.

Now for the good news. Unmixed, both developer and color have a longer shelf life: 3 years unopened and 6 months after package has been opened. Just be sure to keep them separate until you’re ready to use them!

4. Cut the Harsh Chemicals
A healthier formula makes all the difference when frequently coloring your hair. Harsh chemicals damage hair, making it stripped, dry, brittle, and dull. Color that is free of ammonia, resorcinol, and PPD is much easier on the scalp and hair shaft. That’s why the Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit is free of those harmful ingredients and packed with nourishing elements that repair and strengthen hair, leaving it soft, shiny, and bouncy.

5. Protect Your Color
Picture your hair color as physical pigments that need help to stay in your hair. Madison Reed's nourishing color enhancing Shampoo and Conditioner Set is designed to extend the life of hair color by being more gentle and healthier for your hair. This enables the color pigments to stay longer because they’re not being stripped out of your hair. Over time, using haircare that repairs and protects your hair also helps it become less porous (remember my explanation at the top?). All of these things work together to help your hair look and feel better the more you use healthier products!


Super Bowl of Chili

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Nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen during the Big Game. Make the following recipes ahead and keep them warm until kickoff. The use of an all-natural slow cooker sauce made entirely of vegetables and seasonings speeds up prep time considerably. Using lean ground beef, turkey or all vegetables ensures a low-fat delicious meal! Take an extra 25% off Jesben Slow Cooker Sauces with code SNOWDAY until 2/1! 

Super Bowl of Chili - Three Ways! Beef, Turkey and Veggie




1. SLOW COOKER SUPER BOWL OF BEEF CHILI

Ingredients:
1-2 lbs lean (90%) ground beef
1 can (approx. 15 oz) red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) pinto beans (rinsed and drained)

Instructions:
- Place meat in slow cooker.
- Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over beef and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of meat, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.
With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground beef into chunks and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon. 
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
- Makes 8-10 servings


2. SLOW COOKER TURKEY CHILI

Ingredients:
1-2 lbs ground turkey
1 can (approx. 15 oz) black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) yellow corn kernels (rinsed and drained)

Instructions:
Place turkey in slow cooker.
Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over turkey and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of turkey, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-5 hours or until meat is fully cooked.
With large spoon thoroughly stir cooked chili, breaking up ground turkey into chunks, and then into smaller pieces with back of spoon. 
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings


3. SLOW COOKER VEGETARIAN CHILI

Ingredients:
1 lb chopped portobello mushrooms
1 lb diced extra firm tofu
1 can (approx. 15 oz) cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can (approx. 15 oz) dark red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)

Instructions:
Place mushrooms and tofu in slow cooker.
Add beans.
Sprinkle spices over veggies and beans.
Pour entire jar of Jesben® Italian Tomato, Peppers & Herbs Slow Cooker Sauce on top of vegetables, beans and spices. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
Stir thoroughly and keep warm in slow cooker until ready to eat.
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings



Note: If you prefer less heat, chili powder can be reduced in any of these recipes by 1 tablespoon. On the other hand, if you like your chili hot, add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper to taste. Also, feel free to get creative with your ingredients!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pump up your LBD look at Rent the Runway

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Out with the old and in with the new! It's time to punch up your wardrobe with a new spin on a little black dress from Rent the Runway. Peek-a-boo panels, lace inserts and even a spot of color add a new flair to these "LBD's". With an even wider range of sizes, Rent the Runway truly has something for everyone. Some of my favorite little black dresses from Rent the Runway are below. 



Cut It Out Dress



Shake It Like Lace Sheath



Quinn Glitter Dress

See What's on Sale at Cricut

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It’s time to start those crafting projects. You can add snazzy design to your creations and save big because the Cricut 1/3 off sale is going on now! Digital cartridges, single images and all materials are 33% off. Plus, the Cricut Explore is back in stock and starting at $229.99! 

Finally, don't forget about Free shipping on all orders over $35 with code FEBSHIP

50% OFF and FREE Shipping on the Lipstick Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers

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Lipstick Welcome Box

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