Shopping: Walmart begins charging slotting fees.


What does this mean for customers and brands?

Shopping talk, Walmart, Slotting fees

I ran across some articles in my newsfeed about Walmart beginning to charge slotting fees.  This is a drastic change to how Walmart has operated their business in the past.  The goal for the retail giant which operates over 11, 000 stores in 28 countries has always been to provide the lowest price on every product.

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Las Vegas – My first time at Caesar’s Palace!

Caesars Palace Entrance, Las Vegas

Tina checking in Caesar's Palace reception

Tina checking in Caesar’s Palace.

 I travel to Las Vegas quite often for work; they have a lot of tradeshows and conventions in that town. In all my visits, I have never had the opportunity to stay at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.  This trip, I happened to happened to find rates that fit into my work budget.  I booked a basic room but was surprised to find I had received an upgrade to a superior room with a strip view.

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Allure Beauty Subscription Box – October 2015

Allure, beauty box, beauty subscription, subscription box

I have really been enjoying my Allure Beauty Box (formerly Allure Sample Society) especially since Allure took over the service two months ago.  The last two boxes I have received 6 products rather than 5 as I had with Sample Society.  As always, it comes with the Allure mini magazine which gives detailed information about each product.  This is the most descriptive explanation of any subscription I receive.

October’s box came with a nice variety of products that included body care, skin care, hair care, and color cosmetics. I haven’t tried all the products yet but the one that I will share my thoughts.

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5 Money Saving Tips for Online Shopping!


I want to share my favorite five online shopping tips because I love to shop; yet, I don’t always find pleasure going into stores when I need (or want) something.  I have become an avid online shopper because of the convenience that it offers.  When I shop, I always try to look for a good bargain so I am going to share with you five ways to save and at time earning money.  These are my five online shopping tips below.

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IPSY Beauty Subscription “Prep School” August 2015

IPSY Subscription

Imagine my surprise when another IPSY bag showed up in my mailbox. Rewind to last month when I cancelled IPSY as soon as it arrived. I didn’t end up doing a review of July’s bag and although the products I received weren’t horrible, they were not ones that I would personally use. That has been the main issue with IPSY is that most months I do not receive products that I use. I have tried retaking the quiz numerous times and still it is the same.

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Subscription Box Review: Allure Beauty Box – July 2015

This is formally the Allure Sample Society box by Beauty Bar which is now being curated by Allure Editors.  The price of this subscription is $15 per month or you can purchase an annual subscription for $165 giving you one month free.  You will receive at least 5 deluxe size samples along with a mini magazine that include editor reviews.

Allure Beauty Box 2015

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Review: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

There has been so much hype around Micellar cleansing water products with most brands being hard to get in the States primarily found in France. The most popular being Bioderma ($13.95, 250ml) which gets rave reviews for removing even the most stubborn makeup including waterproof mascara. I have not tried Bioderma as it has only recently become available in the U.S. at, so I cannot speak for its claims. Continue reading →

My Intro Blog

Welcome to my blogging site which will include a large majority of beauty and skin care items with reviews among other topics currently in development. We will also include some style and fashion whether it will be clothing and/or accessories. I want this blog to include a variety of genres so you may see lifestyle and travel as well. Sit back and enjoy awhile. I can’t wait to get to know all you lovelies.