Back to School Sales + Deals Roundup

Today I have a roundup of some great back-to-school sales that are going on now! Stock up on supplies, clothing, accessories, and more! Check out all the deals as well as my savings tips below!



Receive a $5 gift card when you spend $30 on school supplies!  *tip: don’t forget to use the Target Cartwheel app in store for even more savings!



Bath & Body:

5 for $6 PocketBacs (I love stocking up on these!)  *tip: always check on the RetailMeNot app for more coupons!




ALL curling wands only $29 (retail value of up to $149) Use code ANYWANDS29 – deal ends at midnight on Sunday, 8/21.  *tip: always use google to search for promo codes before making a purchase online. 


Pura Vida Bracelets:

20% off bracelets and accessories – use code JESSICAMCALEXANDER20  *bonus: every bracelet purchased helps provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica!
Shop Pura Vida Online

Old Navy:

30% off your online order – no code needed, and get free shipping when you buy a pair of jeans (all jeans are on sale) – code FREESHIP – both end 8/20  *tip: Make sure to use Ebates to receive cash back on your purchases!





— Also, DON’T FORGET – TODAY is the last day for my back-to-school giveaway!! One person will win a $50 gift card to Target, $50 gift card to Starbucks, an e.l.f. cosmetics makeup bundle, and an artwork piece from Blue Page Collective. GO HERE to enter to win!!giveaway



Any good sales you’ve come across lately? Let me know! Thanks for stopping by today! xo.



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This week I’ve linked up with Erika and Karli.

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It’s Giveaway Time!

Hey guys! Today I am collaborating with some seriously amazing bloggers and #girlbosses to bring you a GIVEAWAY! This fun giveaway is just in time for back-to-school. Whether you’re heading back to school or not, theses gifts can help you get stocked up on school or office supplies, cute clothes, beauty products, and of course, a whole lot of coffee! Below are all the details!




One winner will receive the following:

– $50 Gift Card to Target
– $50 Gift Card to Starbucks
– e.l.f. Makeup Bundle – (valued at over $40)
– Artwork from Blue Page Collective – (Soul Shine piece)


(pssst. Here’s what’s included in the e.l.f. bundle – Prism Eyeshadow Palette in Sunset, Clay Necessary Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, Blush Palette in Light, Contour Palette, Bronzer Palette in Deep, Matte Lip Color in Tea Rose, Kabuki Face Brush, and Makeup Mist & Set.)



This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! The winner will be announced on August 22nd. Have a great weekend and make sure to get all those entries in! xo.

*** Congrats to Angel H. for winning the giveaway!


Current Beauty Favorites + Recommendations

I never used to try anything new in the beauty department, because if I’m honest, I didn’t even know where to begin. But once I learned more about different products and became a little more adventurous, I found some great new items that I use on a daily basis!

I’ve tried a lot of new products, especially within the last few months, because – #1 – Being subscribed to the beauty subscription service, Ipsy (which I highly recommend!), I receive a bag of makeup products every month… #2 – e.l.f. cosmetics has been so generous and they’ve sent a lot of the products my way… and #3 I’ve recently become a member of Influenster and have had the chance to receive and review products for free (check it out – it’s open to everyone!) So today I want to share some of my favorite beauty and makeup items that I’ve been loving over the last few months!


beauty products


1. Doucce Boombastic Lash Volumizer Mascara – I received a big sample size of this mascara in one of my Ipsy bags. I had never heard of the brand before, but wow, this is one of the best mascaras I’ve ever tried! It provides so much volume and length to your lashes! It’s sooo good!

2. The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Beam Team Hydrate + Glow – This product was sent to me from Influenster to try out. They sent several products from the new Estée Edit line by Estée Lauder. From that box, the Beam Team has been my favorite product so far. I use it under my foundation and it provides such a pretty glow to your skin!

3. e.l.f. Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette – If you’re looking for a good, neutral eyeshadow palette at a great price, look no further! I can get a full eye look from this one palette which has all matte shadows! The shades are nice and pigmented and blend so well!

4. e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer – Have you tried any of e.l.f.’s skincare products? I had never tried them before but am loving them so far! I’m especially loving the Daily Hydration Moisturizer. Recently I’ve been using this not only as my morning moisturizer, but it also works great as a primer under foundation as well. The formula is super smooth!

5. Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics Illuminating Baked Highlighter in Bellisima – Another gem of a product that I got in an Ipsy bag. It has such a pretty sheen to it! I use a big brush to apply this overtop my blush! Yay for glowy skin!

6. e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Satin Lipstick – I have three different colors in this satin lipstick and they are all so pretty! They glide on so smooth and the colors are gorgeous! The color, Touch of Pink, is the perfect everyday color, and the color, Touch of Nude, has quickly become one of my new favorite lipsticks!

7. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Alyssa – I had been dying to try some lip products from ColourPop since I’ve heard so much about them! I purchased several different colors in different finishes. I bought this Ultra Satin lip color in Alyssa – a color created by YouTuber, Kathleen Lights. Not only is the color really pretty, I was blown away by the staying power – it stays on my lips all day!

8. Benefit Cosmetics Ka-BROW! in Deep – A sample size of this product was sent in last month’s Ipsy bag. I’ve heard so much about Benefit’s brow products and was excited to finally try one! I am definitely a fan of this! It’s simple to use and the formula is great!

9. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes – I’ve tried several different brands of makeup removing wipes and so far these are my favorite! Some brands of wipes irritated my skin or kind of stung my under eye area. These Simple wipes are so soft and gentle on your skin!


Those are a few of my current favorites – what have you been loving lately? I love hearing new suggestions! Oh and here’s a little heads up – make sure to come back next Friday for a surprise (umm, hello giveaway!). You won’t want to miss it! You can subscribe to my blog over on my side bar or down below – you will only receive emails notifying you when new posts go live so you won’t miss a thing! And as always, if you guys ever have any suggestions for posts you would like to see on my blog, definitely let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas! xo.





    This week I’ve linked up with Erika and Karli.

    summer linkups