High Five for Friday

It’s another week, another Friday (yay!).  Let’s review:

1.  Target is having an amazing Black Friday in July sale right now.  I got to shop it online yesterday since I’m a REDcard holder.  They have BOGO 50% on tons of women’s, men’s, and children/baby clothes, shoes, and accessories!  This deal even works with sale items! Here’s a few items I got (and a couple I’m checking for in my size at my local Target):

Merona Popover Favorite Shirt (in Whales Print or Navy Check)
2.  We scored some awesome dine-out/carryout deals this week.  We went to Old Chicago on Tuesday night, since it was $1.99 kids meal night.  That, combined with a $5 off $25 coupon I had made for a cheap family date night.  Oh, and I just so happened to get one of those survey offers I was talking about here!  Then Wednesday, we used a discount card purchased from a fundraiser to get 2 combo meals from Raising Cane’s for less than $9!  Kane shared my meal, so it was a great deal!  In case you missed it, check out my post from earlier this week about dining out on a budget!

Kane would like everything on the menu, please.

3. New Birchbox!  This month’s box was a collaboration with Women’s Health magazine.  I just got it in the mail yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to try everything yet.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the body lotion’s smell, and the body wash was just okay.  I did, however, like the Cynthia Rowley Beauty Creamy Lipstain (in Valentine).  Oh, and I was pumped to get a FREE one-year subscription to Women’s Health as part of the box!

If you want to subscribe to Birchbox, click here.  For my readers who have already subscribed, what do you think about Birchbox?

4. I have been wanting to try out Sephora’s eye shadow for a while, but it is $15 a pop, so I had held off.  Earlier this week, though, I noticed some colors on sale for $5  I picked up 3 of those, which means I got the awesome interchangeable palette for free ($12 value)!  Heads up–there will probably be a review, and maybe even a tutorial about the eyeshadow!  I also grabbed a mini Deborah Lippman Gel Lab set, as I’ve been wanting to review it for the blog, and some Jack Black beard lube for Chauncey.

Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave
Sephora eyeshadow: Clockwise from top leftWalking in the Sand, My Boyfriend’s JeansAnimal Instinct; palette
Deborah Lippman Gel Lab Mini Set

One of the best things about ordering from Sephora is all the samples you get!  I’m really excited to try out the new Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner.  I would never shell out that much money for it, but it’ll be fun to play around with since I got the free sample.

If you do shop, don’t forget to use Ebates–I got $5.52 back on this order!  You can read an explanation here of what Ebates is and how to join.

5. Summer reading!  I read all year long, but there’s just something special about a good book in the summer time!  Here’s a few recent reads that I highly recommend:

For All Time by Jude Deveraux
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller
Stormy Persuasion by Johanna Lindsey
Hold on Tight by Abbi Glines (on sale for $1.99)
Sharing You by Molly McAdams (only $1.99)
How’s your week been?  
As always, I’m linking up with Lauren from the Lauren Elizabeth.

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