TOP 10 BLACK FRIDAY SALES 2018 - UPDATED 11/23

Hey Chics!

You knew this list was coming, and now it’s FINALLY HERE!!!

Here’s the Rundown of my TOP 10 Black Friday Sales I’m keeping a close eye on:

NOTE: (I will update this post daily as new deals occur)!

  1. SEPHORA




4. FABFITFUN

Sign up using the code WINTERFUN  at FabFitFun to get $10 off your box! #fabfitfun #FabFitfunAffiliate







10. PETCO


HAPPY SHOPPING!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Top 5 After Christmas Sales You Must Hit Up!

Today marks the best time of the year to shop: 

The After Christmas Sale!

Here is a list of your favorite stores along with some of their discounts:

Charlotte Russe

$20 & Under Sale (In-Store & Online)

Macy's

FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more

50-75%OFF Boots for Her

30% + EXTRA 15% Blenders, Juicers, & Food Processors

JC Penny

20% OFF Online orders under $100, 25% OFF online orders over $100

50% OFF All Clearance Items 

CODE: 48DEALS

Bath & Body Works

$10 3-Wick Candles, $3 Hand Soaps, & Up to 75% OFF Body Care Products (In-Store & Online)

Target

ANNUAL STORAGE SALE!!!

($4, $5, $7 Storage containers)

BOGO 50% OFF All Bras, Bralettes, & Nursing Camis

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

#SUPERMOMVOXBOX for All

I would consider myself a pretty decent stay at home mother of 2. At 40, I don't have the adrenaline of my 20s, but I get the job done. Balancing all the needs of my family as a homemaker and my son's challenges takes mega focus and love, which I have in abundance.  How does a mom become a #SuperMomVoxBox type of mom? It wasn't exactly in the plans, but sometimes wonderful things happen by accident. Just like finding the Influenster community. 

Influenster is this fabulous company that sends out products for review to its "Influensters", those who are engaged in the amazing phenomenon of social media. Somehow they are linked up with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, FourSquare, and may even have a blog. Influenster calls their marketing campaigns VoxBoxes and these are super sweet to receive. For the simple things consumers normally do, like reviews and taking photos, you are rewarded immensely. 

I was not sure what to expect in my box, but knew it was all about the #supermomvoxbox. And what makes things so much easier in the life of someone who takes care of everyone else. My box was chock full of products from major brands that we all recognize at our local favorite grocer or big box stores.  

Palmolive Fusion Clean was the prettiest little lime green wonder. #PalmoliveFusion truly gets the grime out of the toughest stuck on messes. And the scent truly lifts with baking soda and lime. It seems quite natural to put these two together for a gentle on your hands, yet very effective stain release. I fortunately have a dishwasher, but those mac and cheesy pans sometimes need a soaking. 

Suave Purely Fun 2 in One Shampoo and Conditioner and detangler were my two full sized haircare samples. The fragrance is light and cheerful. The calendula extract adds the herbal natural element of the product. I tried it out on my son's coarse and curly mohawk. It was delightfully effective in cleansing and conditioning. His curls truly shined afterward. Also it was easy to run my fingers through. He didn't have the urge to pull the towel over his eyes, and with his special challenges, sometimes it is hard to know whether a simple daily ritual will go well or fail. This time, success! #SuaveBeliever

It isn't a secret that the brand Secret provides a true sense of freshness and protection against underarm situations. So trying out the new Outlast Extend was indeed my pleasure. I received a sample size which will travel with me everywhere. The fragrance Completely Clean has a light, refreshing scent. It doesn't fight your perfume or body lotion for attention at all. It is invisible and stays put the entire day. No fear of a hard workout or a work to dinner with hubby, because reapplication isn't required. Secret has always been my favorite deodorant and this brand continues to better their already tried and true quality. #NeverStops

When I need to jot down a note to myself, which is fairy often, the pen I use is almost as critical as the words. Pilot Pens makes the amazing Acroball line, which I sampled both in white and pink. The pink is get noticed ink, and the way it writes is super smooth, no pulling at the paper at all. Be certain that all the gorgeous calligraphy or precise lines for any project will not fade away anytime soon with the high quality ink. For me, I just need that pen that doesn't go bad in a few weeks flat. And Pilot makes pens for life experiences, ones that go the extra distance. Go ahead, write it down old school without any shame. I am proud to say I have notes everywhere. The white Acroball is also very ergonomic. I don't have any hand fatigue using these. Grocery lists will be prettier in pink with my new Pilot pen. #PowerToThePen

Daisy Sour Cream comes in a squeeze tube now. Yes, no scooping required. I redeemed my coupon for a free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream and let my imagination take over. Well, I don't have too much of an imagination honestly when it comes to using sour cream. Ideally, I think a nice sour cream pound cake was my first choice. But the task was to create a recipe from the Daisy Brand website. Those two guys in my life could see the Tex  Mex before their eyes, so I obliged with the Grilled Shrimp Taco recipe. A few tweaks included a touch of cilantro and garlic. Absolutely yum central! 

Plackers was not a company I knew before sampling the Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kid's Flossers. Now I won't forget how easy it made our flossing routine. My son has some issues with fine motor tasks, as kids with Autism sometimes do. The shape of this product helped him truly take control of the movements involved with tooth flossing. And the flavor also is a nice enticing way to aid children into the habit of daily personal care. If Plackers adds simplicity and streamlines my routine in any way, I am a happy customer. #LoveAtFirstFloss

I love my #SuperMomVoxBox. If you'd like to join this fabulous society of millions of consumers, click here

The Items Mentioned Above Were Samples send out for promotional sampling purposes. All of the opinions listed were mine and provided without payment. Thanks Influenster for the fabulous Super Mom Vox Box; I am truly grateful for the opportunity to review. 

Are You My FRENEMY? - The Tarte Experience

Let's talk Tarte:

There is nothing I love more than some good ole' lip paint, and Tarte did the most amazing thing ever: Created the Tarteist  Lip Paint/Lip Liner Palette... ♥

Now, working at Sephora has its perks: FIRST DIBS on EVERYTHING! We were running to the Tarte gondola to make testers while these babies were being set up, and it was crazy. I'm pretty sure every employee was rocking one of the colors along with their corresponding Tarteist Lip Liner that day.

I remember a funny moment with one of my co-workers:

She was listing all of the words we needed to get rid of in 2016, including BAE, YAAASS, and FLEEK. Tell me why those three words were some of the names of the lip paints!?!? It was the most hilarious experience in the store, yet! 

While we're on the subject of funny names, let's take a gander at the name combinations Tarte gave their Lip Paint & Lip Liners:

Namaste

Namaste

Boho

Boho

Bae

Bae

Thirsty

Thirsty

Frenemy

Frenemy

Squad

Squad

Lovespell

Lovespell

Magic Wand

Magic Wand

Twerk

Twerk

Turnt Up

Turnt Up

Yaassss

Yaassss

On Fleek

On Fleek

So Fetch

So Fetch

Amaze

Amaze

TBT

TBT

Latergram

Latergram

Hangry

Hangry

Mood Ring

Mood Ring

Adorbs

Adorbs

Totes

Totes

 

Betcha can't guess which one is my FAV.... ♥♥

FRENEMY!! (You probably could tell from the title lol).

This has to be the most beautiful burgundy color I have seen in a long time! I decided to do a Nude eye Bold lip combo.

Enjoying those names?? If so, make sure to show Sephora some love and check these products out!

Until Next Time...

XOXO-Tika

#peacelovechic