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Boss’s Day Gift Idea!

Stumped on what to get your boss for Boss’s Day?

National Boss’s Day is observed on October 16th,… or the nearest working day.

This gift idea costs about $20 (plus liquor, in this gift variation) and is sure to be an office hit! 

Disclaimer: this was not my original idea,… but rather a variation of an ingenious idea a fellow pinner on Pinterest had!

The thick 20″x30″ poster board was $5.99 from Party City, I purchased all of the candy from CVS and I used black Sharpie fine point markers I already had at home, for the lettering. I used the fine point Sharpie because I found it easier to draw the lettering in pencil, then write over the pencil with the Sharpie and then thicken up the letters afterwards. 

Hot gluing the candy onto the board only took about 5 minutes… the lettering took the majority of the time… consuming approximately 2 hours.

I left the space at the bottom of the board, for the rest of my team to sign, before we present the gift to our boss. My boss is very fond of Jack… Jack Daniels whiskey LOL… so I signed the name ‘JACK’ (who is not a member of our team), in hopes that he’ll fall victim to my plan of asking… “who’s Jack?”… so we can then present him with the whiskey bottle gift!

With the variety of candy in stores, this gift could be tailored to your boss in so many ways. The possibilities are endless!!

I give this gift idea 4 paws!

Olay Makeup Remover Towelettes Review

Infused with essence of honeysuckle & white tea, these Olay makeup remover wet cloths have a great fresh, and slightly fruity scent. They do work perfectly to remove my blackest black eye liner and mascara… and they do leave my skin feeling clean, with no greasy residue!

I purchased these towelettes at CVS to utilize a facial product promo. If purchased at full price, a 25 count pack is $6.49.

My only complaint about this product & the reason I won’t repurchase it… is because I prefer a quilted/ thicker cloth. After testing out so many facial towelettes, I appreciate when I’m also able to give my skin a quick exfoliation after removing my eye make-up.

I give this product 3 paws.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Duo, Water Gel & Eye Gel-Cream Review

Hydrated skin,… is happy skin!

I bought this duo at my favorite go-to place for beauty products… CVS! I will typically use CVS store promo coupons to get the best deal, but at full price, the 1.7 oz water gel is $19.99 and the 0.5 oz eye gel-cream is $19.99. 

I don’t like to go the cheap route when it comes to my face & eye creams… because taking care of your skin by staying moisturized and protecting it from the suns harmful rays are key to looking younger than you are!!  I’d say these are medium-low in price, because there are definitely some pricier options out there… especially if you are considering the high end beauty brands at department stores! 

“The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream.”

I would absolutely buy this Hydro Boost duo again!  It’s oil-free & lightweight… and quenches my thirsty skin, by locking in the hydration all day long.

I give this duo 4 paws!

Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes Review

I think they named these make-up removing wipes “positively radiant”… because that’s   how I feel after using them!

I use a facial wipe every day, to remove oil, dirt and eye make-up… and these work perfectly! They easily remove my blackest black mascara and eye liner and the moisture-rich soy extract leaves my skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. 

Visibly, my skin looks brighter…. and I can’t leave out the fact that these smell SO incredibly good! I’ve racked my brain over what the scent of these are… and the best I can come up with, is a fresh, natural, clean scent. It’s crazy that I can’t describe it better than that, but I can’t even find the scent info on Aveeno’s website! It must be top secret LOL. Just trust me… it’s the perfect scent for a facial wipe!

I bought these at CVS with a facial care promo coupon, so I’m not sure exactly how much I paid… but they are typically $5.49 per 25 count pack.

I would definitely buy these again!

I give this product 4 paws!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani Gold Cabaret Review

Gold glitter french tip nail polish strips?! …what?! …that’s what I thought to myself when I first saw these!

Now that I’ve tried them… I’m more like… ughhh.

The gold glitter tips peeled off both thumbs after only 48 hours… while doing a few dishes. I ended up peeling off all the strips the next day, which only took a few minutes. 

I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips for years… long before I started this blog… and I’ve never had a bad experience with them until now.

They were very easy to apply,… Gold glitter tips first, then the clear strips over the top of the whole nail… took less than 30 minutes total. I’m always on the go… so I love these strips because there is no dry time and there are so many patterns available! But… these did not last even close to the “up to 10 days” as listed on the box. I’m not sure if these didn’t have the same longevity as the full pattern strips because they are the French mani… but I would not purchase these again. 

I do have another French tip design I’ve already purchased… with pink polka dots on white tips… so I will try those and see if they too only last 48 hours and report back!

Depending on promotional sales, I purchase these at CVS or Target for anywhere between  $6 – $12. For more detail on these polish strips, read my other blog posts for Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips!

I love the design, but not the quality…

I give this product 1 paw.

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes Review

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I bought these 99.1% natural Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes for $6 from CVS.com.  After a 20% online purchase coupon, I paid only $4.79.

Although I don’t favor the cucumber sage scent… these wipes REALLY grew on me!!  Formulated for normal to dry skin,… these don’t make my skin feel dry AND they remove waterproof eye make-up incredibly easy!  If I don’t find a better scented product of the same standard,… I will likely add these to my daily regimen!  A quick swipe all over my face and I’m feeling totally refreshed…no need to rinse!!  I love that part!  I use one every day, so this 30-count pack lasts a month.

I give this product 4 paws!

Olay Fresh Outlast, Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash Review

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The delicious aroma of this body wash brings back all my childhood memories of strawberry picking with my family every Spring, …eating every other strawberry I picked, (not how it’s supposed to work LOL)!  Unleashing this cooling white strawberry & mint body wash in your shower, is as fragrant as sipping a yummy strawberry daiquiri …If only drinking in the shower was an acceptable, practical task!  Soooo, since it’s not LOL… this is the next best thing!  I picked this up at my local CVS for $7.29.

“Olay Fresh Outlast body wash is designed to work with your skin’s natural pH, so that with continued use, you get vibrant, fresh skin all day.”

After use, I am left with a refreshed feeling that outlasts my day.  At 700 ml/ 23.6 oz, …this bad boy will likely outlast 2015! LOL!!  I would definitely buy this product again… and if you’ve never been strawberry picking… you should absolutely rally up friends & family and make plans for next spring!

I give this product 4 paws!