4 Must Have Products You Need

2021 seems to be flying by! Before you know it the holidays will be here and the shopping frenzy will begin. New products have been making their debut just in time to get us thinking. We lined up 4 awesome companies that not only offer ‘must haves’ products, but can make great gifts this up-coming holiday season.

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Cute Summer Essentials

Summer is in full swing! We’ve been enjoying the last few weeks since summer school ended. I took a week off just to enjoy and not worry about anything. After that one week, I realized I needed to get back into cleaning and organizing everything. Since last year changed everything, I’ve been using this time to get caught up on doctor and dentist appointments. Now, it’s time to explore cute summer essentials! 

Cute Summer Essentials
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New makeup tools

I love wearing makeup. I try to renew my makeup and tools regularly! I was sent beautiful makeup brushes from Varenti Beauty! I was sent the Fluffy Eye Blending Brush, Crease Blending Eye Shadow Brush, Pro Face Brush, and Pro Powder Face Brush.

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Perk Up And Glow

I remember when my skin naturally glowed. They say you glow when you’re pregnant! However, what if you could replicate that feeling of feeling beautiful and just naturally glowing?! 

Perk Up And Glow
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I love coffee! I still remember our first Keurig we ever received. Before that, I would only drink iced coffees or frappes from a well known fast food place. When we were introduced to the Keurig, I discovered that I liked hot coffee too! 

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Perfect Stocking Stuffers for 2020

Perfect Stocking Stuffers
Perfect Stocking Stuffers
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Tis the season of giving and one area that has always stumped me is stocking stuffers. Never knowing the right amount to spend or what items are best. This year however I found some perfect stocking stuffers for the 2020 holiday season.

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Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child’s School

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child's School -- Coca Cola Give Program #beautybrite
Disclaimer: I am sharing my personal experience with the Coca Cola Give program. The Coca Cola Company is in no way endorsing, contributing to, or compensating Beauty Brite Blog for this content.

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child’s School

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If you’ve read some of my previous posts on Beauty Brite you might have heard me mention my affection for Diet Coke. It’s one of my favorite drinks. I often have an icy cold glass of it next to me while writing, playing around on the internet, cleaning, reading or crafting.

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They used to have a rewards program that I participated in. I entered codes from their products and traded those points for cool stuff. I think the coolest thing I received through that program was a silver tumbler with a lid and plastic straw. If I had enough points and there wasn’t anything else I was really interested in, I would trade points for a coupon for a free 12-pack of Coca Cola.

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Each code you entered earned a specific number of points. The only thing I didn’t like about that program was that you there was a limit on how many codes you could enter to earn points each week.

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First of all, several family members knew I was using that rewards program and would save all of their codes for me. In addition to the codes I had from purchased products, I often had some I couldn’t use until later.

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Also, I was pretty sporadic about remembering to enter codes. This resulted in the accumulation of zip loc bags full of caps as well as codes torn from 12-packs of Coke building up in my mudroom.

Then, the company announced their intention to discontinue that rewards program, which bummed me out a bit. I was very happy to hear that they intended to launch a different rewards program. So, I held onto the cap codes until I could find out if they would be able to be used with the new rewards program.

This summer has been a bit hard so far with all the unrest in the country and the coronavirus stuff going on. So, I decided it was a good time to check out the new rewards program and do something fun to get my mind off of everything going on in the world for a short time.

I like their Coca Cola Give program because there isn’t a limit on how many codes I can enter (at least that I’ve found, so far).

You probably think I’m joking about having a bunch of codes built up. I assure you, I’m not. Check it out, here are all the codes I had sitting in bags in my mudroom to use when they launched this new program.

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Yeah. Not joking! I had been collecting caps in quart-size zip loc bags, using gallon size bags only when I was out of the smaller size and even brown paper lunch sacks when I had no zip loc bags in the house at all. In the end, before taking this picture, I had nearly 30 various bags of caps. It was nuts! It took me about a week of working every evening for a couple of hours to get all of these codes entered into the website.

In looking at their new rewards program, I decided I was interested in using my codes to make monetary donations. To try it out, I chose the American Red Cross and entered a few codes. It is so easy and quick to do!

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Then I realized that you can make donations to schools! So, I have subsequently been entering codes with my daughter’s school designated to receive the donations.

If there isn’t a school you’re interested in donating to, here are the other organizations you can choose:

National Park Foundation

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

American Red Cross

Special Olympics

USO

And for all of you out there about to say I need to find a healthier snack — here ya go!

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child's School -- Coca Cola Give Program #beautybrite

I thought an apple was a fitting snack while entering codes to benefit my daughter’s school, cuz teachers … apples … pretty neat little connection there. LOL

After entering all the codes you can see in the pictures above, here’s where my total donation history stood.

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Yes, that’s nearly $65 donated to my daughter’s school. But, some time has passed since this I took these pics. I have gathered more codes to enter.

Easy (And Free) Way To Support Your Child's School -- Coca Cola Give Program #beautybrite

As it stands right now, I have donated a total of:

$71.60!!!

It feels good to do a nice thing for my community. Our children’s schools have always been appreciative of the different ways that parents have supported their efforts to provide kids with fun activities and additional educational opportunities that would otherwise be beyond their budgets to provide.

I think this is definitely a much more fun and consistent activity to support our local educational institutions than constant fundraisers. Our local Kroger also has a program that shoppers can sign up for to support schools, so I do that, also. I like these two programs because it’s easier for parents to do things like this. Also, if there were more programs like this, it would mean less time for school personnel researching fundraising efforts and more time doing what they love most — helping our kids to grow into successful, well-rounded adults.

What is your favorite way to support your schools? Alternatively, which of the organizations listed above would you donate to through Coca Cola Give?

Fabulous Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

When it comes to gift giving, food is a great way to go! Everyone loves to eat! We share a variety of fabulous gift ideas for the foodies in your life!

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Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

I’m a huge food and beverage lover. I love to cook and make new drinks. Something about being in the kitchen is comforting. With the holiday season coming it is time to start thinking about gifts. Below is my list of fabulous gifts for the foodie in your life.

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3 Simple And Thoughtful Gifts For Just About Anyone

Sometimes the simplest gifts are the most thoughtful. Instead of breaking the bank on a fancy present, look for gifts that provide comfort and can even quiet the mind.

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The Gift of Books

Books make a wonderful gift; especially for someone who loves to read. ‘The Mind Remedy‘ by Ruth Williams is a compilation of 20 beautiful and simple projects. Many of these crafts are very familiar to my own childhood; from the ‘trouble dolls‘, ‘God’s eye‘ and the ‘dream catcher

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Up Your Gift Game With These 5 Amazing Holiday Presents

What a difficult year it has been!!! To help ease some stress this upcoming holiday season, we rounded up 5 amazing holiday presents to up your gift game.

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The Traveler

I have a nephew who loves to travel. When I saw this beautiful duffle bag, I thought it would be a perfect gift for him to take on his adventures. The Muscle Duffle from Groovy Guy Gifts is STUNNING! It is made of heavy canvas, leather accents and has beautiful brass hardware. The quality makes it worth every penny, and can handle just about anything you can throw at it!

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Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try

Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
Three CBD Products Everyone Should Try
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CBD is a fairly new ingredient being added to all sorts of products. I had the chance to review three CBD products that everyone should try at least once.

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Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee

Whipped coffee.

 Dalgona Coffee.

Whatever you call it, it’s the latest craze!

Looking to create your own whipped coffee?! We share our favorite and easy to make Cookies n’ Cream Dalgona Coffee recipe!

Cookies n' Cream Dalgona Coffee

I love my morning coffee. I remember when we first got a Keurig. I didn’t drink hot coffee at the time. I only liked ice coffees and frappes! However, after trying sample sizes of hot coffee at a grocery store, I realized hot coffee could be delicious with the right creamer and sweetener! 

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